Check out the lengthy impressions of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Every detail included in this recap of a behind closed doors session at Microsoft, and the lengthiest preview we've seen of the game yet! Eggplante calls it the best game of E3!
and there they lose all credability imo because it wasnt. there was numerous titles that looked alot better and if they behind closed doors bit was so good maybe they should of shown it at the conference.
That is your opinion and this is theirs and its clearly stated in the article. Smh. Also CD isn't the only dev showing demos behind closed doors at E3. Every top publisher at the show had closed door sessions for journalists.
Yeah but if you compare what was actually shown of ROTTR, and what was actually shown of other games like Uncharted 4, ROTTR just looked extremely scripted. The gameplay reveal was EXTREMELY underwhelming IMO. Why didn't they show a more open section of the game?
Tomb Raider looks great, and it actually had me a little worried about Uncharted 4, because it looked THAT good. The graphics were impressive, the scripted sequences intense, and the production values top notch. Of course, imo, Naughty Dog came out delivering all of those things and then some incredible icing, proving to me that they're still the top Dogs. Overall, however, I was much more impressed with Horizon than Tomb Raider, because it's not more of the same. That's why Horizon got my game of show. It's something new, fresh, and unique and totally worth getting excited about.
How dare you say that the website eggplante.com lost credibility?
my point was the bit they showed at the conference was terrible. at curent time tomb raider isnt coming to ps4 that we know of so i would really want to pull the ps4 gamers in and blow them away and it didnt,infact it was far from a great show of the game imo.
Definitely agree Horizon was the best shown. And I'm an uncharted fan have beaten all 4 of the games and think it looks fantastic as usual but horizon got it. I was actually excited watching that trailer. I saw concept art on here like last e3 or some months back idk but I wasnt expecting to see a trailer let alone gameplay and awesome gameplay at that. Horizon hands down. Btw beat and own the first tomb raider and can't wait till ps4 receives the 2nd. Which I hope if not I may have to buy an Xbox which I would like anyway but don't have the means. All 3 games i mentioned look great:)
So a cross gen Tomb Raider game is better than Uncharted 4? Lmao idk what these guys are smoking but I want some
The gameplay in TR was underwhelming. They were using same scripted events as a COD4 and Uncharted 2.
I just watched all E3 Uncharted 4(Incredible gameplay full of destructions and a lot of new elements to gameplay and by far the best graphics/animation i have seen on consoles ..no games match it) Horizon: zero dawn(Incredible open world game full of details and amazing gameplay with incredible graphics ) Fallout 4 (the gameplay looked really awesome and i'm sucker for Fallout games) MGSV (Freaking incredible...nuff said) were the highlight of E3 for me Tomb Raider trailer and the other gameplay video looked very underwhelming...won't even get it when it come on Pc.
why is everyone commenting on the demo they showed us? this article is about the closed door demo they got to play privately.
Oh quit being a fanboy and acting like your opinion is a fact. I really liked what I saw of Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's easily one of my most anticipated games. I would have preferred the demo include a mixture of combat, exploration, tombs and setpieces, but that would have made for a long demo. I'm sure they just want to save some aspects of the game for future reveals. All the previews I've read so far have been very positive.
I agree I really liked the look of this game and going to look at picking the 1st up now too. I am not getting this game on day one but I will be picking it up at some point looks a good game.
If it actually felt more like Tomb Raider then I would actually agree with the article But it seems like it's just continuing on from what the first game gave us. Seriously I feel like I'm looking at a different franchise at times. Hopefully in the far future when they reboot it again I hope they go back to the original Lara Croft and start with her origin story in the Himalayas
^This. I agree it shouldn't bear the name Tomb Raider.
@SmokingMonkey It's basically a new IP they came up and thought "Hey lets slap Tomb Raider on this to boost it's sales" Seriously Lack of Tombs Swamped with uninteresting characters Uncharted styled gameplay Full on shooter Regen Health (For an apparent survival game...no med kits) QTE Near death experiences constantly If you had an origin story about the original Lara Croft it could have still been a survival game and it would have been a very isolated area. All they would need to add is a massive underground ancient tomb underneath the Himalayas that Lara accidentally finds
??? Lack of Tombs - What exactly should tombs be? You realize that there are different types of tombs around the world. She was in a cave exploring, could she maybe be searching for a tomb? Swamped with uninteresting characters - What characters would that be? Since you played the game already. Uncharted styled gameplay - So Uncharted started the whole third person action genre eh? I did not know that....even though TR came out way before Uncharted...hmmmm/ Full on shooter - Maybe we saw a different trailer but I saw hardly any shooting sequences. I guess the original TR of Laura being double fisted with two Ninas was a dream. Regen Health - C'mon...this is a complaint? I guess. QTE - Lol, yea...90% of all games are using this, why is it a problem now. As long as it's not overdone like other games. Near death experiences constantly - Are you serious? Near death experiences in an action survival setting with danger lurking at every corner in a VIDEO GAME!?! You must have hated the original Super Mario Bros where everything was trying to kill you. Your complaints make absolutely no sense especially when you have generally described almost every video game created.
Wait for the PC version and you can probably get a mod to triangle-off Lara. That should make it feel more like the Saturn original.
Never even heard of this site before.
You have your opinion and they have theirs as stated in the article... RTFA... IMO Halo 5 will be much better, ROTTR will still be awesome, and I can't wait to play both on my XB1 among others...
Im rly excited about next TR, Im actually replaying TR 2013 right now, but its FAAAR from best game E3, there were so many new and exciting IPs, for example Horizon and For Honor.
Did you attend the show Militia? Did you play all the games? Im not being a jerk. Im just assuming based off of your response that you did. If so, thanks for your valuable opinion.
Fallout 4 and XCOM 2 were among the best in E3. Just proves that graphics aren't the most important aspect of good games.
i disagree my friend, this uncharted and sea of thieves were my 3 picks from e3. horizon looks interesting and the new mode in halo 5 (warzone looks amazing)and battlefront. ok so yes there were loads of great games lol
I don't know about credibility but imo Tomb Raider wasn't even in the top 3.
Mark my words, Rottr will destroy most games this fall
Graphics and gameplay wise you might be on to something, but with Halo 5(huge franchise) Forza 6, BLOPS 3(COD always huge) AC, MGS V, Fallout 4, Hitman, and Just Cause 3 all coming in the fall it surely will not be the top seller, may not even be in the top 5.
I dont care sales I am not publisher, quality wise 1) MGSV 2) Fallout 3) ROTTR
Wow how dare they have a different opinion. This is n4g u are only allowed to prefer sony exclusives otherwise you loose credibility and bubbles. Lol
Yea whatever this site is....is kidding themselves, They have their opinion, but in this case their opinion IS wrong. * If my opinion is that 2+2 = 17......I'm Wrong. No if, ands or buts about it....I would be wrong. * I can believe 2+2 = 17....doesn't mean it does. * I can FEEL that 2+2 = 17.....doesn't mean it does. You get / comprehend / understand that ? There were easily 4-5 games that stood out a lot more than Tomb Raider. I don't hate Tomb Raider, but lets stop calling the 10th man on the bench of the pistons the best player in the league. He's not. Back to reality please.
Hardly a fair comparison with that math bit. I'm not saying it will be the best game that was shown(Horizon has me the most pumped out of everything shown), but the idea that it was someone's favorite out of the bunch is not just inconceivable. I think it's going to be absolutely amazing, as will be the case with many of the others we saw. Your opinion along with mine is that it wasn't the best game shown, but don't just write it off, as I truly believe that in the end it will be excellent and worthy of the universal praise that it's received thus far from all who've demoed and got an in depth look at it.
The 3 disagrees are from nerds you totally lost, when you started the sports reference. = P
So sayeth the cries of the Sony fanboy. But but UC4, shut up dude. Its opinions. We all have one. Move on.
LOL...who rated Tomb Raider best of E3? Square Enix? LOL...no...just..no.
that's a weird way to spell 'horizon: zero dawn' ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Hah, I'll admit it took me a while to get that joke, but it was quite funny :)
Yeah that's my top E3 game too
Their is a serious hype-train behind this game; proud of GG for expanding on their talents. KZ2&KZ3 where beyond great imo but I know not everyone liked them so I'm happy to see them do something a little different.
Funny when I was watching SE conference no one cheered and one person scorned while every other game there were cheers so that pretty much proves how bad it was, coupled with that embarrassing demo filled with QTEs.
It's hard to pick "Best" game of E3, but this game is def not getting the credit it deserves. It looks and sounds AWESOME. This game, Halo 5, Gears 4 Sea of Thieves, Fallout 4, MGSV, Horizon, Wildlands, Division...and probably a dozen others deserve a serious "look" for "Best" of E3. It seems to me its getting downplayed due to nothing more than fanboyisim...it's a shame. Fanboys are on the road to kill what they claim to love. Edit: I also can't help but notice how many people are trying to downplay it as a QTE fest, despite barely any QTes..then immediately turn around and praise Uncharted 4 and Shenmue 3 as game-changers. I'm excited about those too, but this clearly shows fanboy hypocriscy and nothing more.
Lol Gears looked really bad along with this one for one of the biggest games to be released
I will be playing it, it's more of the same and that's a good thing, but it's absolutely not the best of E3. A certain lovely lady fighting dinobots with a friggin bow can't be ignored.
Im kinda surprised why wouldnt MS show this demo off in their conference?
"lengthiest preview we've seen of the game yet" Well are you one of those guys who like trailers where it feels like you've seen the entire movie by the end? Can't see how they can show anymore without spoiling the appeal of the game.
There was very little actual story discussed in the session. Lots of gameplay mechanics, but if anything, I'm more intrigued by the story now because the small sections we did see were all over the place in the game and nothing story was revealed outside of the organization Trinity and that Lara is on a hunt for the key to immortality, which is pretty obvious given her past, hah!
If anything spoiled the appeal of the game for me, it was how little they showed.
They had quite a bit of the demo at their conference, but the behind closed doors demo was about a half hour long, so not possible to squeeze into an hour and a half conference.
I would say Horizon
For me personally 1.Horizon Zero Dawn 2.Fallout 4 3.Uncharted 4 4.Sea of Thieves 5.Gears of War 4
I never liked the Tomb Raider Reboot, especially being a prequel to a game about survival - Hint - she lives. I liked Giants better than TR on MS side. Horizon ZD TLG Dreams U4 No Man's Sky Fallout 4 All Greater than Tomb Raider IMO.
This and Forza are the only games I'll be getting on day 1 for the rest of this year... as great as Fallout and Battlefront look, I know they'll be riddled with launch bugs, so I'm gonna wait 'till their good and patched. Same goes for Assassin's Creed. Meanwhile, Batman's absurd dlc has me waiting for the inevitable GotY edition... I'm not sure I'll have the patience to wait that long, but I'm gonna try! But yeah, Tomb Raider is probably my most anticipated game, now that the Witcher's out.
Not surprised given how solid 2013's Tomb Raider was. Should be great this holiday.
Nice cant wait to play this on my pc and xbox one.
I'm not sure if I would call it the best game of E3, but it certainly does look awesome!
Best game of E3? No, just no. Fallout 4 and horizon stole E3 hands down.
Day one purchase for me, game looked very very good. If all you own is a playstation like most of people commenting here then yeah it's not going to be your game of e3, to everyone else it definetly is a contender for that spot and that's just from what we saw away from closed doors. Last one was great regardless of what the sony fans now think of it post xbox deal, this one looks way better. Cannot wait for this game.
The trailer was script and full of QTE. I hope the game is different.
I enjoyed the whole cinematic tension the game is going for. Too bad I have to wait for the PS4 release. All the while as I was watching, I thought it looked good, hopefully they do a definitive edition and make it look better on the ps4.
The actual gameplay demo was pretty boring imho. But I love how the game looks in sunlight.
Uncharted 4 demo made this look like a complete joke.
Cant u guys let others enjoy their games? Both games will be sick.
I would like to say that ROTTR is one of the best games at this year's E3. There are other best games at the show, actually.
Awesome write up, thanks. Hype level is overheating!
And i'm like why does she have a bow again. It was cool in the first one being able to be katness. but I expected her to actually know better and be prepared. all in all its the same game. Thats not Tomb raider.
Glade I own a Xbox One!
This Order1886 like Bullshit Gameplay is "best game at E3" oO - Horizon - Fallout 4 - Uncharted 4 Are the best Games of E3.