See the first four screenshots scanned from the newest Tomb Raider pc/next-gen title as revealed by the PLAY magazine.
Sorry, these aren't actual (low-res) scans but thumbnails directly from the PLAY magazine :)
is there any way we can translate?
Looks like the lighting is still pretty subpar along with the texturing. Hopefully they can soup up the graphics a bit.
lara's dead .. it's time for drake.
tr sucks ... uc ftw.
as long as UC is a one trick pony it's not going to replace Tomb Raider. As a matter of fact, judging from the reviews I've seen so far, UC is a bit schizophrenic as far as trying to be all genres at once.
wrong. What reviews have you been reading. its been getting 9s after 9s. X-play said it was better than any tomb radier ever made. Anyone who has played it will tell you, shoot even xbots like firstknight can admit its actually a good game. Which means its dang good. I will be the first to tell you I wish it had more puzzles and jumping, but the shooting in it is far superior than most games out today, prob right behind gears of war and resident evil 4. howerver its not a one trick pony. I have TR legend and uncharted, and Legend was step in the right directions, but uncharted is the future and a much better game.
If might be so bold as to ask you what might that one trick be?
I like UC, I really do (and its my favorite game so gar), but Tombraider has better puzzles and better (but more complex, sometimes confusing) platforming.
But, I agree, the next Tombraider will be meassured at UC, not the other way round. I really want to see the same visuals in that game as in Drake's. Everything else would be a disappointment.
UC > TR
Go back to your basement, Rubber Johnny!
If you played it you would understand. Some within the Sony development community are pissing their pants over this game. UC was a monumental achievement, it's just a shame that people are too propagandized to even open their eyes. This game is just a hint of the future to come. Lighting and res like this will be fully realized.
this engine needs some serious work low poly no HDR no parallax mapping a very old engine needs a lot of work
Well, Uncharted has truly raised the bar in terms of graphical detail in the "tomb raiding" catagory but I don't see anything bad with those screens.
If anything they are way too small to really nitpick about things like polycount and HDR. Not to mention these are the first promotional screens released for the new TR game so I'm going to go ahead and assume that the build we are looking at is an indevelopment shot and not the finished polished version (duuuur)
bigger tits for the b!tch each time...
Those screens looks terrible! The lighting sucks and where are all the effects? It looks like they're using a slightly tweaked engine from their last game so by the time this game is released it'll already be outdated by Uncharted. Whats the damn point?
lol I know bubble for you. One of those buildings look like they took it straight from uncharted. Its going to be hard to be impressed with this game now that uncharted raised the bar so high.
Looks like a low res Uncharted (ooooh the tables have turned).
to Uncharted. sorry but this game will fail just like all the previous Tomb Raider games. the graphics are disappointing too.
I was hopin that Eidos would really step it up. They just keep taggin on the Tomb Raider name to repetitive games and farther drive the francise into the ground. They need to take a year or half off and develope or licence a good engine and build the Tomb Raider that we all want to play.
Oops. Wrong post.
You people do realize that Tomb Raider has been around long before the rip-off Uncharted came out. Hate to burst your bubble but Uncharted was just as repetitive as Tomb Raider. At least TR was original when it came out in the 90's. Uncharted don't have anything original about it. It ripped off TR and Gears. (Waits for all the Sony drones to click disagree)
Got one right there. So ? What is Halo3, UT3, Madden ? UC is the best of all those you compare it with.
You need to proof read when you post that way you'll lessen the chance of stating utter crap. There are so many things wrong with your post i just don't see the point in correcting them. Just do it over or better yet buy a PS3 and Uncharted and i will assure you that you too will see the stupidity in your post.
I"m not going to click on disargree because I know thats what gets you up every morning. Trying to piss off sony fans as much as possible. lol.
What the hell was halo 3? a copy of how many other sci-fi shooters? Gears of war copied of killswitch. They just improved on it. Thats what uncharted did. They took the adventure feel of movies, jumping like TR and shoot in gears, and made a great game. Lost odyssey is a final fantasy rip off then. TR jumping was horrible. She moved like a tank too. Legend made it better, but uncharted took everything to the next level. I think this will game will do very bad especially on the ps3, because now ps3 owners are spoiled by uncharted, unless they step it up, they can't do what they did before and make the same damn game over and over again.
Typical Sony fanboy answers. I own a PS3 and played Uncharted. I was so bored with the game that I returned it back to the rental store. I'd take TR over that piece of crap game any day of the week. Besides, you Sony drones were the morons comparing Uncharted to Tomb Raider. I just gave you my perspective as a Tomb Raider fan.
Don't believe I have PS3? Go ahead and send me a message.
I"m not calling you a liar or anything, but I think its hilarous how xbots always say that. They alwasy say yeah I got ps3 worst 600 bucks I ever spent. Or yeah I played that, game sucked. If sony fanboys have a ps3, then the xbots have ps3 then why is the ps3 still getting out sold by the 360. Some of you are lying.
Sony faboys lie to, I'm sure some are telling the truth, but they always say like, yeah I played the demo at gamestop( like you can tell exactly how awesome a game is from just a demo) or my brother's friend girlfriend has it and i played and it sucked hard. haha.
Played TR1 - 3, TR:Legend, and Uncharted.
Uncharted was better than Legend.
This new TR looks behind the times.
Looking forward to the next Uncharted episode!
cant wait. i love lara. tomb raider is amazing. not all but anniversary brought my belivings in the franchise back.
please dont compare uncharted to TR, two totally different games. both good, no need to say that one is worse than the other. =D
Why are you posting on here? You're not a cynical 12 year old.
Naughty Dog pretty much ruined Lara Croft's future by raising the bar so high.
They did. But Eidos screwed it up themselves. They could have worked on a new title back when Anniversary came out. Heck, they could even have used Anniversary to experiment with a next gen engine. But even the 360 version just looks like the old one with just pumped up res. That is not enough, these days, IMO. I would still buy an Anniversary, if they'd release a PS3 version which could compete with UC visually. But this time, they really need to step it up. I really hope they will.
Well DJ while i do agree that Naughty Dog has raised the bar to an almost unrealistic level for most developers. This however is great for us this means that others will HAVE TO step it up in order to compete and that means better games for us. There is room in the genre for them both but Eidos needs to step it way up or else they will just fall victim to Naughty Dog's master piece.
Both Anniversary and Legend were never ment to be next-gen games, they were old tech, built for old hardware, and were just upped with res and textures to make it to the 360 for a bit of extra cash. This game will be built on a new engine, built from the ground up for 360, PS3 and PC
NOw this is what I'm talking about... Encharted who? the clone is never as good as the cloned... I'm sure this game will sell a lot more copies than encharted. I hope this game goes back to it's orginal roots... The orginal TR changed the way games we played games and helped Playstation 1 get to where it got.
"Naughty Dog pretty much ruined Lara Croft's future by raising the bar so high." lol... where there is a bar there is a target... Remove from encharted all the stuff taken from others games... what they took from Gears, other shooters and even Tomb Raider.. and what do you have?
Never understimate the originator... I asure you that Encharter will not be the best in the genre for ever... just as Tomb Raider once was...
Funny how Sony fanboys think that no one can better a PS3 game... yet they are proven wron all the time.
You could say "take out what X game ripped from Y game" for any game.
Lets pick Gears.
Remove the Killswitch/Rainbow 6 elements and what do you have? No cover system and no weapon select.
Remove the goldeneye\timesplitters element. Now what do you have?
Games always use great features from other games. Developers aren't all caught up in fanboy wars. If a game has a good feature, someone else is going to borrow and improve on it. Much like Gears did with Killswitch, and much like Uncharted did with Gears. Outside of dolts like you, its pretty much a normal thing in the game world.
Uncharted has raised the bar for not only future adventure games, but Games in general:
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Currently it is second none cross-console.
I don't see why you are trying to be so loyal to a multi-plat anyway? Tombraider is an amazing game. Lets see how it turns out for the PC/360.
To ignore what every single reviewer has been saying about Uncharted is completely unacceptable. You hold all reviewers up in such high regard, but when all of them say great things about Uncharted, now its time to close your eyes? That just shows why you only have 3 bubbles. You are a 360 zealot who is just on a mission to boost your ego. I guess you couldn't afford both systems, and thats why you feel like you have to solidify your purchase everyday.
Gamers enjoy all games, on all platforms. So where does that leave you?
I think Uncharted is overrated. The only reason it gets all this attention is because there's not a lot to play on PS3. Never in my life have I accused a game of ripping off another game, because like you said, they "borrow" ideas and try to improve them. Uncharted rips off Gears of War gunplay exactly. They lifted every single mechanic they have from Gears. There was no inspiration whatsoever. Also, I think Tomb Raider has better puzzles and platforming. Just because I own a PS3, doesn't mean that I should flip out every time it gets a "good" game.
Completely agree with you Mwaan. The game has pretty graphics but has no soul.
Sorry Razer Ramon. It did have soul. It had a soul of adventure movies like indiana jones and lawrence of arabia. You missed the point of the whole game.
I disagree Mwaan. If thats true then you could say blue dragon and LO are extermely overrated and only hyped because 360 doesn't have any good rpgs. Read what I said before that was there inspiration, and I can clearly see it being a fan of that genre. Besides its really fun to play right? Thats what games are suppose to really be about anyway. Sony fans are in love with this game, because like it or not its best looking game right now, and its hell of fun. If you love rpgs and hate action then yeah I can see why you might not like it. lol I'm sorry but i can't give you it took something arguement. There are tons of games that are praised that did the same thing. Look at halo or any FPS shooter for that matter. How many games took the over the shoulder from RE4. RE4 took button presses during cut scenes from God of war.Gears stole exactly from killswitch the cover system so what?
However I will agree the puzzles are better in TR, however I like jumping in uncharted better he makes mistakes and looks like he is going to barely make every jump. TR can be really unforgiving for jumps.
I see what you are saying. Games borrow aspects from other games. Uncharted borrowed alot from gears. I have seen RE4 over the shoulder alot in games also but the button pressing during cut scenes did not originate from God of War, it was Shenmue.
By "borrowing" all these aspects so heavily it has not given it any originality. Then again how much originality is left in the world of video games? However yes it does make it a fun game if only I could get use to the PS3 controller (it's just not set-up for shooters imo).
Sorry, those look like complete ASS! So do the other ones... The game has never ben good. The games have never been fun. They suck. the stories are boring as hell and it is centered, largly, around trial and error gameplay. Uncharted smokes this games ass and rotates it twice in the graphics and lighting department also.
Anyone who's seen the drowned city knows what I'm talking about.
i really hope they can make it look like uncharted but i will still buy it....hell, i grew up with tomb raider! Anyway, before criticizing this game let's wait for some HD footage
Fanboys make me laugh so much... so many posts about how Eidos has f***ed up Tomb Raider.
For a start, Eidos has never made a single Tomb Raider game, so your all wrong on that front. The published them, yes, but they haven't made a single one.
Core Design Made them up until Angel of Darkness, when Crystal Dynamics took over, and they saved it from Core, not f***ed it up.
the screen shots you are all so harshly judging are ridiculosly small bad quality images and show nothing of the actual game, which has only just entered production.
If any of you read the article which the screen accompanied, you would see how impressed the play testers were with what they saw, and how amazing the graphics looked.
Mayby you might think about eductating yourselves a little more before posting next time?
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