Rise of the Tomb Raider is the Most Metal Gear We've Seen Lara Croft

GameSpot writes: "This is the most Metal Gear we've ever seen Lara Croft.

Our heroine wades through a stream in the middle of the jungle, quickly ducking beneath the surface as enemy voices drift between the jungle trees. She swims to the edge of the water, coming up to tread just along the edge of a wooden dock. An enemy soldier, rifle in hand, stands with his back to the stream--a dangerous mistake"

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littlezizu3046d ago

More like Last of Us than metal gear.

Insomnia_843045d ago

That's the first thing that came to my mind after a couple of minutes into the video.

littlezizu3045d ago

Even E3 trailer had similar vibe as it reminded me of Ellie in the winter section last of us. Now it's clear why CD partnered(money in bank) with MS for holiday exclusivity, they knew PS fans will have deja vu.

miyamoto3043d ago

Tomb Raider reboot was delayed because of The Last of Us which started production in 2010.

Uncharted 4 development started around 2012.

Its very obvious Naughty Dog had something to do with how TR went throughany revisions.

christocolus3046d ago

Looks really good.I think CD have done an amazing job.

Thatguy-3103046d ago

The IP seems like it's having an identity crisis. Needs to go back to its roots and work around that.

christocolus3046d ago

Lol. I don't now about that, I enjoyed the reboot and i think i like what I've seen so far.

Bzone243046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

The reboot was awesome. Having played the reboot recently is what made me want to buy Rise of the TR. Seeing more of it today convinced me even more to buy it day one.

Rookie_Monster3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Looks great to me. Don't know what you are talking about. It is like complaining about Assassin's Creed trying to reinvent itself and try something new rather than the same old gameplay formula it has been using since game one 10 years ago. That is an example of how you shouldn't stick with something that is past due as that series is becoming stale.

Fresh idea and rebooting the franchise to different itself from its past is what made the last Tomb Raider so good and beloved and this is just an expansion of it.

iliimaster3046d ago

have u played the previous installments? from that comment you haven't.

bananaboats3046d ago

It knows exactly what it is. There's plenty of tomb raiding to be had, the gameplay just showed a different perspective on game style. CD is doing an amazing job with this series.

badz1493046d ago

Maybe I'm in the minority here but I love TR of old and prefer it over the reboot. Anniversary, Legend and Underworld was awesome to me but ultimately they didn't sell well and I think the reason was franchise fatique.

I played the reboot I got from PS+ and didn't like it. This looks like the series is losing its identity more and more. Looks good but this is no longer TR. I thunk Lara killed more people in one game more than the whole franchise altogether before the reboot. She's no longer an archelogist or anything, just a commando!

ABizzel13045d ago

As much as I liked Tomb Raider, I have to agree this is Crystal trying it's best to pull a Naughty Dog, which IMO isn't a bad thing at all considering Uncharted and TLoU were the 2 most critically awarded games of last gen.

That being said, it should have been a New IP, because this isn't Tomb Raider at all. It's TLoU with mercs / pirates, with some Tombs to Explore.

Should be a great game and I'll pick it up on XBO, but this is not the Lara I remember from the previous what 7 / 8 games.

LCEvans3045d ago

Personally I think the game looked amazing and its day 1 for me, everyone has an opinion and that is mine.

freshslicepizza3045d ago

people tend to forget that lara always had guns. what they don't show much in this new entry is the actual tombs and puzzles but they are indeed in there.

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StrayaKNT3046d ago

ROTR looks amazing day one buy for me :)

Bolts3046d ago

Not going to lie. This game looks amazing. Sucks that I'll have to wait for the PC version...but then at least it'll be the best version.

Ozmoses3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Somebody should bring back Dino Crisis since Tomb Raider has made its splash in the gaming community again..

I think a bunch of those game reimagined on the newer tech would be an 80's-90's kids dream.

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It’ll Be Fine, Right? Five Games With Unfortunate Release Strategies

Mark from WellPlayed writes about five game launches that were impacted by unfortunate scheduling.

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jznrpg214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

Zero Dawn sold really well so I’m not sure this belongs. The second game released next to a big game again and it hurt it some I forget what it was though, oh yeah Elden Ring .
But a good game is a good game to me I don’t care when they release personally but they do have to think about it when you want to get more people to buy it.


The Tomb Raider Survivor Trilogy's Take on Lara Croft Deserved More Recognition

The Survivor Trilogy was a drastic reimagining of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, and it provokes changes for the character that are truly fantastic.

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isarai327d ago (Edited 327d ago )

Deserves less IMO, i think the 1st in the new trilogy was a perfect 1st step for the new direction. The next 2 games were half steps at best. Not only that, every character in the series including Lara is just annoying and doesn't make sense in terms of motive, like yes they have a motive, but none of it seems proportional to the lengths they are willing to go through for it. The most annoying thing is every one of the games say "become the Tomb Raider" yet 3 games later and we're still not there? No thanks. Then there's the mess of the 3rd game, massive skill tree that serves almost no purpose as there's literally only like 3-4 short encounters in the whole game, and they took till the 3rd game to finally manage some decent puzzles even remotely close to previous games in the series. Nah, the trilogy infuriated me to no end as a long time fan of the series, i hope we get better going forward cause that crap sucked.

Army_of_Darkness325d ago

The first in the trilogy was my favorite. I thought they were going into the right direction with that one until the second one came out and seemed like a graphical downgrade but the gameplay was okay. As for the Third, Graphics were really nice but it was kinda boring me to death with its non-stop platforming and exploring with not enough action! Well, for me anyway...

DeathTouch325d ago

Graphics on the 3rd one were abysmal. It’s more colorful and has more variety, but everything else was a noticeable downgrade.

The more open world with NPC quests was also handled very poorly, to the point I missed Angel of Darkness.

thesoftware730325d ago

I know it is your opinion, but she did progress as a character in each game, she even got more muscular and seasoned.

That is the thing, people first complained that there was not enough platforming and actual tomb raiding in the first and second games. Shadow remedied that and kept the combat elements.

3-4 encounters? huh? did we play the same game? there was plenty of combat and, the skill tree did matter, like being able to hang enemies from trees, set explosives traps on bodies, being able to counter, and that are just a few of the combat skills. The skill tree also had things like being able to hold your breath underwater longer, crafting upgrades, zipline upgrade, and climbing upgrades that all changed how you can approach situations.

Not knocking your opinion, but we definitely had different experiences. I had 98% completion on the shadow.