Tomb Raider was a great game, but it had very little in common with the massively open-world RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It's not a problem most of us picked up on, but apparently it's something the developers hope to rectify for Tomb Raider 2.
A sequel with likely a 1-2 year dev cycle that has to expand on the first game as well as create a much bigger content-filled world THAT RIVALS SKYRIM in quality? Sorry, but good luck with that SE.
Yeah, it's not going to happen. TESV took, what, 6 years to develop? And Crystal Dynamics thinks they can do it in 1/3 the time? Yeah, no.
Agreed. And i dont like Open World Games. If it ll be open world, i ll pass it. like i ll pas MGS5.
It would be nice to have some exploration and open-ness like the first Tomb Raider.
Make it a really next gen world but focus on tombs , make it the reason for being open world. Bring some of the old tomb raider elements and mix it with that gameplay . Talking about Definitive makes me unexcited because the game is last gen so i hope they evolve in graphics too , or at least make texture better , that art work is for last gen so remake it. Definitive is not a good step for these new consoles. I'm only buying it because there is nothing else to play this month , Thief will release in the end of Feb. That's what will make this game awesome. Bring tigers too XP . Man , i mis the old days when developers make games beyond our expectations. Now they can't achieve what we want , they even make us more angry lol. So i'm making my expectations low as hell. So i'm expecting another story with the same graphics of Definitive. >.<
"Talking about Definitive makes me unexcited because the game is last gen..." Just an example. If Titan Fall on Xbox 360 isn't last gen, then Titan Fall on Xbox One isn't last gen too. However, if Titan Fall is last gen on Xbox 360, then Titan Fall on Xbox One should be too. What do you think? Personally, I believe regardless of when a game released, in this case its 10-11 months ago(March 5, 2013), its designed to play to its best features on a platform, in my opinion. Only the platforms these video games play on, are a generation apart. What do you think?
I for one consider titan fall as a last gen game with little improvement , same with Black flag, GHOST and Rivals. They are made for last gen and ported to this gen. That's why we don't see a big leap. But if you look at Quantum break and Second son you will see the potential of these consoles. Let's just hope developers make games for this gen then port it to last gen like Battlefield 4 but even then they have many problems with the games because too many platforms instead of focusing on making the best game they can. :)
this is great news
wow guess tomb raider that i remember really is dead.. guess i'll go back and play the old games you know when it was tomb raider..
cool news. I like open-world action games B-)
Well honestly, Skyrim had more tombs to raid and it was better at it than a game that should be focused on that entirely. Tomb Raider reboot wasn't about Tomb Raiding. It should have been called, Lone Survivor or something along those lines.
Agreed, but I cannot complain about this direction the TR reboot took for the moment... Now that they've mastered the world/combat/etc gameplay, SE needs to focus on the tomb raiding elements for a supreme TR experience!
This is why I am having a hard time understanding all the disagrees. Though I think it has a lot to do with not reading the article. A large open world with tombs and puzzles, not sure how that is bad. Actual exploration seems like a good fit for TR.
It's not bad, it's just that it remains to be seen. Crystal Dynamics can have all the good intentions for TR2 in the world, but the amount of time they have to work on this with the scope that they want is just not feasible. Plus, SE are backing them so... yeah.
Wasn't that the documentary about mark wahlberg stranded outside DFS getting attacked by migrant workers, with him ending up as the only soldier standing in DFS, thus helping him give up his music career and appreciate his life to the fullest?
i like how skyrim became a benchmark
Don't ruin Tomb Raider... The HELL CD!?
I thought this was TOMB RAIDER, Not an RPG...
They're not saying they want to make it an RPG. They simply used Skyrim as a comparison for their ambition to make the world larger with the ability to explore further. It's more of a visual comparison of anything.
@GentlemenRUs Are you serious? This article was like 4 paragraphs long and said nothing about making TR an RPG.
Ah. So more shouting and dragons then.
Skyrim is a verb? Learn something new everyday.
It's been a verb to me for a while, it's the name of my favourite sex position AKA flying bum scrounge.
So instead of copying uncharted, they'll copy skyrim next time
Please no. Skyrim sucks. I don't want a Tomb Raider RPG.
Can we please have a puzzle element back? That's one of the things I enjoyed most from earlier Tomb Raiders.
Dude don't bother TR is dead it will never go back to what made it great. I wouldn't be shocked if they announced Tomb Raider Karting next
Massive open world to explore + Tomb Raider. Hardly call that a bad idea.
I don't like this idea... I don't want this series being diluted by open world mechanics. I didn't like the last game because it didn't give me a challenge with puzzles and often when I think of the game can only remember the gun fights (which is not something I want with a tomb raider game). I loved the original games because it was always had great puzzles to figure out. Not to say I didn't enjoy the last game, it had a great story to it and beautiful environments but its just not what I want out of a tomb raider game. Now I'm not trying to sound like I'm on this nastolgia trip cause I'm not, I like a game that makes you slow down and think of how to approach it (dark souls, metal gear solid series), not just packed with fast action gunfights and stuff. But if I try to think of this in a positive way, if they use some open world mechanics to give the game more stealth and path choices and finding hidden secrets. Then they will have my support.
I hope you atleast explore Tombs in this one and make it less like uncharted.
I agree. Less combat, more exploration please.
How about they look at Anniversary and build on that. New Raider 2013 was a load of rubbish.
Lots of fair comments above. For my part, I'm happy for SE to try something new and see where it goes.
I really liked the hub-based design of the areas in Tomb Raider. It was one of the distinguishing aspects of the game. I hope they keep pushing that forward.
Speed travel is still travel boring dead gaming time for me means I will wait until its on steam sale.
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