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IGN - How Much Prettier is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition?

IGN - We got a hands-on look at the next-gen version of Tomb Raider, and it looks at least a *hair* better (get it?!). (PS4, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Xbox One)

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-Mezzo-  +   641d ago
Missed it on PS3, will get it on PS4, but that $60 price tag is a tough pill to swallow.

I would have get it used for the PS3, but sadly I decided to give it away to my nephew after getting a PS4.
Godmars290  +   641d ago
Well, since getting it for the PS3 wasn't a priority, why not wait for it to come down in price or a sale?
-Mezzo-  +   641d ago
We'll I've finished:

AC: Black Flag
Killzone: + over 70+HRS of MP
Battlefield 4: + over 70+HRS of MP

Now I'm bored, so getting this will keep me busy until, infamous & Watch Dogs.
Yi-Long  +   641d ago
Again, just let your wallet do the talking.

If you think this HD-upgrade of a year old game isn't worth 60 bucks, then just wait for it to hit the bargain bin.

I know I will.
Nicxel  +   641d ago
Mezzo....you have too much time on your hands haha
DevilishSix  +   641d ago
Yeah I don't agree with the port comments, if anything its a PC port that has been reworked and upgraded, it's not an upgraded 360 or PS3 version. Selling it at $60 on a new platform is their call and they have every right to do that. Would it sell a ton more at $40, yes I believe it would. I picked up a new copy for the 360 at $20 a few months back and haven't opened it. Now I would rather play this newer version so I either need to sell the unopened copy for $20 or wait for this version to drop to $30 or 40 to justify the purchase. I have to figure out what I'm going to do.
Reverent  +   641d ago
This game really isn't worth $60. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game and everything but it's pretty average.

I got it for free with the purchase of my Graphics Card, and while I like the game, I couldn't imagine spending that much money on it.
Ju  +   641d ago
This game is totally worth the $60. Of course it is. It is one if not the best Tomb Raider and one of the best games of last year.


Not as a remake! This is ridiculous. I already have the PS3 version. Give me an upgrade price. I'd pay more than $10 - which I payed for BF4 - but not $60.
hankmoody  +   641d ago
It's a spiffed up rehash. Send a message by not buying it and waiting for it to come down in price. At $60, they're trying to gouge us all in the hopes of making up some of the cash that they thought they were gonna get from the initial release last gen. If that original release is any indication, the price is gonna plummet within a month or two.
PockyKing  +   641d ago
Why's it such a BIG deal that they're re-releasing this? If you already bought it don't buy it again, simple as that. There's no reason to act like their a greedy company over this.

There's people that didn't buy it on PS3 and Xbox 360 and those people may or may not be interested in getting it on the next-gen consoles.

Nobody's forcing you to buy the game so stop with the, "they're trying to gouge us all in the hopes of making up some of the cash that they thought they were gonna get from the initial release last gen."
hankmoody  +   641d ago
@pockyking I'm not saying I'm being forced to buy it but c'mon now... streeting this title at a full $60 is nonsense. If they had put this out at a $40 price point, the game would literally fly off of the shelves. I'll be getting it when it drops in price and not a moment sooner. And also, if you don't believe that they're trying to recoup their losses by selling the game at a premium price, then I probably won't be able to convince you of the fact.
modesign  +   641d ago
pocky, the difference is tomb raider next is just tomb raider with a couple more effects, and they want to milk $60 for something thats a port, its not even a remake, its just porting it to ps4 with couple more effects.

all other multiplats that go from last gent to now give you a option to only pay $10 to upgrade to the current gen version.

so if you played tomb raider for ps3, you now have to spend $60 to play the same ps3 game for ps4.
HiddenMission  +   641d ago
It's a year of development time not a spiffed up rehash do your research.

The tressfx was completely rewritten for use on Lara for the PS4 and XBOXONE.

Dynamic weather system.

Remodeled face for Lara.

Subsurface texture adding more realistic skin to Lara.

Equipment no has physics.

1080p and 30fps and above.

Improved stability for MP.

All DLC included.

Gamers need to stop acting like everything should be cheap as shit.

Remember we were all cool with buying God of War 2 for the PS3 for $30 and all that was done was 1080p, 60fps and trophies.

So yeah $60 for a game that has been brought into next gen with more than minor graphics improvements...plus not all of us picked it up for last gen so someone like myself who missed it last gen will get a vastly superior experience.

disagreeing means that you pretty much are cheap and should stick to the bargain bin purchases. If can't see the value from the improvements that I listed above then you should reconsider if you're actually a gamer or not.

Just my opinion but I'm sure I'll get a bunch of phantom disagrees and no one actually countering my points with logic.
Destrania  +   641d ago
They should have used their time and resources working on a new game instead of a 1080p re-release of this imo.
AndrewLB  +   641d ago
HiddenMission- BS. The TressFX hair feature was ported straight over from the PC version which had this almost a year ago, as were most other improvements.

And all this talk about it being better than PC is nonsense. The only way it would be better is if you're comparing it to PC on medium settings, with Ambient occulsion set to high performance, and no anisotropic filtering.

here.... read.

"Tomb Raider for Xbox One and PS4 looks to be a more technically accomplished version of the original that brings it closer to the superior PC version. So in that respect, it might well be the 'definitive version' on consoles, but it won't offer those that already played it anything new. However, the game itself has already garnered much critical acclaim, so for those that didn't experience the original, this is the one to get if you have a new console."

_FantasmA_  +   641d ago
Pockyking. I think the complaints are justified. Its not $60 worth of game if the PS3 an PC versions were being sold for $20 or less many times.

Is there really $45 worth of DLC in the package? Maybe the new Lara model is worth $45? Its a port an it should be about $40. It was an excellent game, probably the best game of 2012 for me in the previous gen, and I'd like to buy it, but at $60 the older version is still a better value.

They are competing against themselves. Tell me when someone goes to the store and sees the PS3 version for $20 and the PS4 version for $60, which copy gets to go home to someone's mom's basement?
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MidnytRain  +   641d ago
Vanilla Tomb Raider gets steep discounts (like 80%) during sales. Just wait for one of those and it'll be a ton a cheaper.
dericb11  +   641d ago
I know alot of people don't like the $60 price tag, but they are least improving stuff and not just the run of the mill 60 FPS/1080P like most.
Sano64  +   641d ago
but it's not 60 fps, it's only 30..
Tapewurm  +   641d ago
I grabbed the Collector's Edition of this for PS3 and the game was fantastic, but I do have to agree that it should be discounted a bit, just for the simple fact that a lot of folks have already played through the game....if they added another few hours of additional story I could see dropping the cash for the full price, but not for the same story..... looking forward to seeing it though on the PS4... eventually
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JoGam  +   641d ago
Just don't swallow the pill.
ABizzel1  +   641d ago

Take it back, and tell him he can have the PS3 next year for Christmas XD
ziggurcat  +   641d ago
tomb raider single player is surprisingly good. i loved every minute of it.

multiplayer on it is mediocre, though.
robtion  +   641d ago
Article is a joke. If it looks so good then why no video or screenshots?
kevnb  +   641d ago
its a pr article $
metus  +   641d ago
I did the same thing
Valenka  +   641d ago
I keep hearing complaints about the $60 price tag, but what people don't seem to grasp is that even though its a re-release, it comes packed with all of the downloadable content on top of better graphics, physics and gameplay. It's well worth the $60 with just the DLC combined alone, nevermind with the improvements to the base game.
Tru_Blu  +   640d ago
Same here, Killzone is getting old. Ready for something new and didn't play it on PS3 either.
Bobby Kotex  +   640d ago
I think you're the only category of buyer that makes sense. They must be crazy if they want us to buy this a 2nd time at full price.
Becuzisaid  +   641d ago
The best TR since the original. I beat it on PS3. Luckily I had "borrowed" it from my brother's PSN account, so I didn't have to pay for it, but $60 is still a lot for a game that I've already beaten. I might wait to see how long it takes to go on sale for $30-40. There's too many games that I want over this one.
_QQ_  +   641d ago
pirate /s
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MestreRothN4G  +   641d ago
Ain't it the compensation for digital pieces having the same price tag as resellable/lendable physical copies?
fossilfern  +   641d ago
Really? I think the new TR isnt all that great its just another average 3rd Person shooter.
Becuzisaid  +   641d ago
It's more about exploration and traversal than being a 3rd person shooter, which the original TR was. Also, TR became more of a 3rd person shooter as more sequels came out - have you ever played the Venice level from TR2 (the second level)? It was fully of running around shooting Italian gangsters!
MilkMan  +   641d ago
This should be $30, BUT S-E wants that cheese and they want it anyway they can. Remember what a let down it was when they only sold 3 mil? I guess they figure they system has zero games right now and gamers have a thirst they must quench and they will fork over $65 to get their fill.

I think they better think again.
caseh  +   641d ago
If you ask me the release is S-E wanting a bit of the PS4 market while choices are thin on the ground as far as games go.

Also a bit of time killing while they finalise the FFIV release.
WiIIiam  +   641d ago
I bought the PS3 version for $15 right before Christmas, but enjoyed it so much that I'd consider buying this at a $40 price point if the game's performance was improved as much as its graphics were. Considering the article doesn't mention its frame rate at all, I'm guessing it hasn't been upgraded to 60fps.
MestreRothN4G  +   641d ago
30 fps confirmed, even being a last gen game.
Faztkiller  +   641d ago
Well with all those upgrades I'd say it's 30fps still. From the sound of this article this may be the best looking next gen game so far. Idk though Killzone looks amazing. But for those upgrades I'm gladly gonna pay $60 again.
Corpser  +   641d ago
Ps4 is not running any demanding games in 1080p 60 FPS, so by now we can assume 30 FPS

Infamous ss, the division, ff14,watch dogs,bf4,ac4,kzsf sp, need for speed rivals
starchild  +   641d ago
You shouldn't expect 60fps on PS4 or Xbox One. Most games are and will continue to be 30fps.
Wizard_King  +   641d ago
At best the "next gen" consoles will achieve 60fps at 1080 when you are standing still with nothing going on, like looking up at the sky. As soon as you would look down at the game they the fps would vary between 30-50.
ninjagoat  +   641d ago
End off the day are you gonna be dumb enough to pay $60 for a game you have already played and a Hair do? :D.
BattleTorn  +   641d ago
I haven't played it, and the (dumb) feeling is still there
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kevnb  +   641d ago
if you are coming from a last gen console, its a huge upgrade.
Wizard_King  +   641d ago
nicer hear and slightly sexier tits is a huge upgrade?
kevnb  +   641d ago
its pretty blurry and messy looking on last gen consoles, I wouldn't play it again if you already played it... but its obvious its a lot better on next gen.
mhunterjr  +   641d ago
I haven't played this yet, but I'm truly torn between buying it used for 360 or getting this version when it comes down a bit in price...
ziggurcat  +   641d ago
i would honestly wait for the xbone/PS4 version.
Edvin1984  +   641d ago
I will get this, as I've beaten but never gotten all the secrets out of it. So I will re-buy just not sure when and on which system. I will buy which ever version is superior.
Soldierone  +   641d ago
I was waiting out to finish it on PS4, then they announced the price. Yeah think I'll just finish it on PS3. 60 dollars for a game that was basically just re-rendered in a better engine? No thanks.....
BattleTorn  +   641d ago
I feel like $49.99 is the least they could do, considering
Soldierone  +   641d ago
Was going to gobble it up for 40 bucks, no problem. 50, okay fine maybe it took a bit extra effort. 60? really?

No surprise though, they did the same thing with the Tomb Raider collection. I only wanted it to get the DLC they screwed PS3 out of for Underworld, waited for it to drop to 30 dollars instead of 50.....

I'm a big fan of Tomb Raider, until they try to rip me off with prices.
KonsoruMasuta  +   641d ago
"When she gets wet, so does her skin and her clothing."

Sold! Picking up my copy on release date.
MadMax  +   641d ago
It's because of gamers like you that the rest of us have to suffer. Why not just make the continuing story to Tomb Raider on next gen? Instead, we are going to continue seeing remakes we just played, with updated graphics! This is just a lazy way to make some quick money. They know theres people out there like you that will buy into it. thats too bad. They've had enough time to already be working on Tomb Raider 2, release it for last gen and next gen consoles! Instead, we get a rehash on our new consoles! This is weak and upsetting. Hell, we already are somewhat limited on games right now too.
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Wizard_King  +   641d ago
just go visit redtube you perv it will be way cheaper on your wallet and with that money you could actually buy a good game.
JasonRoseEh  +   641d ago
Horrible decision on the price tag and that's what will stop me from double dipping. Might have considered it at $30, but lol at $60 again for a game that isn't even a year old.
assdan  +   641d ago
I'm guessing it's gonna be PC equivalent of ultra.
just-joe  +   640d ago
Except it will still run at 30fps.
assdan  +   640d ago
Yeah I know. I find it funny that this got 4 disagrees...
Dirtnapstor  +   641d ago
It was a fabulous SP game on the PS3! And if I had $$$ to burn, I'd get the PS4 version. It'll be a worth while investment if you've never played it. Looks incredible. SE has tapped into the power of next-gen...others should pay attention (hint, hint AC4).
hotbeef  +   641d ago
Gamefly. It was a fun game, I'll rent it again and play thru to see how the upgrades look
cyclindk  +   641d ago
Aliasing on that hair though... make it pretty difficult to take, from a visual standpoint, smooth that out and you're in business.
gk07  +   641d ago
good game butt 60 bones not happenin
IIC0mPLeXII  +   641d ago
For it to be the definitive version they should have dropped multiplayer and added more story content. Waste of resources in last gens release.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   641d ago
Hey people!
Halo 4, The Last Of Us and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are getting an HD upgrade on the XB1, PS4 and WiiU!
They will each cost 60 dollars!
Pay or Nay?
BitbyDeath  +   641d ago
Nay, if you had mentioned GTAV though... that I would likely cough up the dough for.
blakstarz  +   641d ago
Well I never played it on the PS3, so this will be a treat on the PS4 for me.
robtion  +   641d ago
It will be a treat, it's a great game. Still not worth 60 dollars for a year old game though.
blakstarz  +   641d ago
For those of you who have played it, would you say its on par with the Uncharted games?
robtion  +   641d ago
Yes it definitely is. Not in terms of storytelling though. CD needs to get some better writers. And the NPCs are pretty lame. Otherwise, amazing game.
harrisk954  +   641d ago
"When she gets wet, so does her skin and her clothing."

ND has been doing this since the first Uncharted!
heisenberguk  +   641d ago
1st it was the next gen fish AI, now it's next gen hair overkill!!
henrythomas284  +   641d ago
the new version does look pretty sweet, but for 60 dollars!!! Come on
KillrateOmega  +   641d ago
The changes they made to her face for the next-gen version are still bugging me. SHE WAS PERFECT THE FIRST TIME!
Cable2kx  +   641d ago
Just not worth $60 to me.. maybe if they changed /added more on to the ending or told more of the story.. It might be worth it.
fluxmulder  +   641d ago
Completely unnecessary changes to her face. The original looked very distinctive, now she looks generic as hell.
Maxor  +   641d ago
Lara face isn't detailed enough. Said by no one. The problem is the level of detail represented in this change is readily available in any one of Skyrim free mods.

PC Tomb Raider with all DLCs= $15 on Steam

PS4 Tomb Raider "definitive edition"= $60

If this isn't rediculous price gouging then I don't know what is. The fact they didn't even bother to add a single ounce of actual new content is a slap in the face.
hankmoody  +   641d ago
I'm willing to bet that they're pricing this at $60 just to take advantage of the fact that as of right now, both next gen systems are running dry on new titles. If I were desperate, I'd pay the $60 but being that I've gotten familiar with how the prices on these titles tend to drop quickly, I can stand to wait a few months.
combatcash  +   641d ago
I have it for pc, I doubt it will an improvement over the pc version and I got it for $15 through amazon so I already have the (next gen version) for a nice discount. :)

Great game but I would wait for it to drop in price.
Gore-Content  +   641d ago
I think they failed to make her more human. She still has massive tits, just like the old sexualized Lara.
GamerPS360  +   641d ago
Don't buy this game at $60.00

Game is good and about 8hrs long but absolutely no replay value.
robtion  +   641d ago
More like 15 hrs long if you play it as intended but yes still little replay value.
combatcash  +   641d ago
I completed it in 12 hours not bad but then again I only paid 15 for it
robtion  +   641d ago
I 100%'d it and it took about 15hrs for me.
BABY-JEDI  +   641d ago
Aaah, £40 to watch Lara's hair blow in the wind. Just thinking about this puts a big cheesy smile on my face.
; )
The £40 part makes me sad as I've played the PS3 version
Great game that's worth playing on your next gen console.
Aaah, back to Lara's hair blowing in the wind
heisenberguk  +   641d ago
More like £60 (which is around $98!!)
BABY-JEDI  +   640d ago
Guess I will have to wait a while before I can watch Lara's hair sway in the breeze
: (
Sevir  +   641d ago
I didnt get this on PS3 due to how packed releases the moth of January through June was with games. DMC, MGR:R, Ni No Kuni, Tales of Xillia, BioShock:Imfinite, Dead Space 3, Remember Me, The Last of Us. The Last of Us, The Last of Us, The Last of Us, The Last of Us, Beyond:2S, The Last of Us... PS4, Resogun, KZ:SF, BF4, Injustice, Knack.

Considering that the PC version doesn't have some of the new things this version is having bar the TressFX this seems well worth it for me who has been on the fence about this. Given that the next big PS4 release could be between now and March with Infamous and Driveclub. This will do. Its essentially a game of the year version with some pretty big upgrades. Its even better executed than Injustice:GAU for PS4 which is really just a resolution boost with touchpad features
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