Negative Gamer writes: "Over the past few days there have been numerous articles on various sites about Eidos' apparent underhanded tactics regarding Tomb Raider reviews."
Isn't this quite common in the gaming industry though? As I am sure a few companies have done this in the past, planning to do it nor or perhaps in the future? I suppose one thing people should complain about more (if your a wii owner) is the fact that you can't officially beat the game as another story stated, otherwise I personally wouldn't worry to much. Reviews aren't essentially just another person's opinion of a game, take it for what you will it may or may not have any affect on you unless you know the reviewer personally and are on good grounds with them. If not then one might as well just test the demo (if their is one) for the game and judge for themselves, me personally I'll just buy the game it see first hand.
"Reviews aren't essentially..." That "aren't" should be "are" my bad. "me personally I'll just buy the game it see first hand." That "it" should be "and" Man I'm doing horrible while trying to post and write a paper...
You can always edit your post :). Good point though.
it's time to lay this franchise to rest.. can't wait for uncharted..
I don't get it.
couldn't agree more....even though I did play the 1oth anniverssary edition on PS2..wasn't that bad actually
looks like they @ it again....to think they haven't learn any lesson after kane an lynch good job eidos
Yeah Lara go Lara.. chear me up babe!!
IF you have so little confidence in your product, then MAYBE it isn't ready for release yet!
They should start something new instead of dragging it. Kane & Lynch got some pretty bad reviews but I'm sure this game won't sell as well.
Am I the only person that wants to play this game? I had fun with all the other ones, damn the Anniversary took me around 33hrs to finish!
You are not the only one. I think certain people are being haters because they feel another new ip exclusive to a particular system is threatened since in many parts of Underworld it looks much better than said exclusive. Also, the gameplay has many things that the other lacked and much better puzzles.
that new ip exclusive to a particular system isnt threatend by tomb raider. its like saying gears of war is threatened by haze :)
You know what, Eidos pulls this s*it because they know what will happen if another site like gamespot gives their game a bad review. Kane & Lynch, anyone? Buncha corrupt, spineless loser a-holes, if you ask me. I don't care if they hear me say it to their faces. If they do things such as this, then screw 'em. I will never buy an Eidos game again for the rest of my life.
Uncharted has vastly surpassed Tomb Raider in both technological aspects, graphics, and overall production value to me. Eidos shouldn't have even bothered with releasing this latest Tomb Raider game unless it was up to par with Uncharted because once the bar is set, anything less just isn't acceptable.
Sorry. Maybe the PC version looks better than Uncharted, but even then the difference doesn't sell the now cookie-cutter gameplay that is Tomb Raider. -No, and I mean NO major differences between the last ones and this one in terms of character moves. Flips are cute and all, but c'mon... gimmie something other than running around with two guns. Hey, I just realized; she may have been the first character to dual-wield. Kudos! -The same friggin' jungle animals like the last one has. FYI Edios: Tigers don't hunt in packs, so if there's three tigers ANYWHERE jumping around you're looking at a mother tiger, a zoo, or a circus. -Gameplay is a little fustrating at some points, like that jump after the first rock you climb. you have to be just right to jump to the other pillar, or you do it again. And again. There's fustrating things like that scattered throughout the game. How about instead of climbing one pillar to jump to another, I can just climb the pillar with your grapple? Dang lady, You've only been in a GILLION games where you had to climb stuff! Batman even has his grapple, and he keeps it in a tiny played-out belt! What's in that backpack anyways, fluffernutters? -They made the boobs smaller. I'm not complaining because I liked vector boobs, but she was a role model for large-breasted girls. Seriously. How many girls in games, stories, cartoons, ect have large breasts and are smart, articulate, AND competent? Now it's back to the "busty girls are brainless sexpots you have to rescue, itty-bitties have all the brains" type of characters.
that was a pretty good read! funny too! I'll give you a bubble just for that! reminds me of Zero Punctuation!
The hardcore gamers help hype a product and promote it. This spreads out to casual gamers that want to jump aboard the next hot thing. The hardcore gamers are the ones that read the reviews and stay connected through sites like this. As we play games and report back on them, word gets out to the more casual gamers, possibly through a friend, co-worker, class mate, etc. The problem we have today is there are many gamers who have decided they are also journalists since they have a PC and an internet connection. They have taken it upon themselves to bypass the professional reviewers and undercut whatever marketing efforts are in place. I'm not saying all fanbased reviews are the problem, but when we see people blasting a game on their website that they have not played, that is a problem. The system is being abused by out of control fans that are not objective, unbiased or professional in any way. Instead of users promoting products, each game has to overcome a tremendous wave of negative publicity before it has even released. The only thing these fans are going to accomplish is to put many devs out of business. We will have less games to choose from and developers will not take any risks with new and exciting games. If we cut off their income, we kill any chance of them making a profit or recouping their investments. The system is broken and we are to blame. -Death
I disagree. The problem is with the professional review structure more so than private and "unprofessional" blogs.
<<<<<<< PS3 owner here and a huge Lara Croft fan. My copy should arrive by post today :) And as much of a PS3 fan i am i prefer Tomb Raider over Uncharted. I played Uncharted and once i had 100% trophys i sold it wheres Tomb Raider Underworld will stay in my games collection. So Johnny Rotten there is others like ureself who will play this game. And please GiantEnemyCrab go crawl back under ure XFLOP you sad little gimpy troll.
Uncharted is just Gears Of War: Tropical Retreat It's a good game but the platforming and exploration are practically non existent
No, Uncharted actually had that little something called a story, and character personality instead of "Locust bad, kill all Locust!"
I was commenting more on the gameplay It's very Gears of War in that department. Run a few feet, take cover, fight off another horde of pirates, move on to next wave. I like the game very much, but people need to stop acting like it's a godsend, which neither it nor Gears Of War are
I think Underworld and Anniversary are great. I know this whole review embargo sounds corrupt, but I blame the critics more than anything. It's a rarity to hear one critic or gamer actually talk positive about Tomb Raider. All I ever hear is womb raider because of the sub-par films or about Lara's big t!ts or that the game is just sh!t compared to Uncharted (two very [email protected] different games). This and the last Tomb Raider have been great. Yes, there are still camera problems when it comes to precision platforming, but the artistic design and ambience are fantastic compared to every other game that came out this year (Mirror's Edge and Little Big Planet are fantastic too). Oh, and it actually has more than 3 colors unlike the majority of these "[email protected] yeah!" blow-up sh!t games
I won't let these brand new gamers talk crap about my beloved franchises. Tomb raider is what it is. Love it or leave it, tomb raider is never going to be for noobs. Jeez, its all about advertising with sites man its dirty! The most honest reviews are user reviews. Even some user reviews are tainted By thier most biased influences. Its not fair to automatically compare Tomb Raider to uncharted. Uncharted is pure entertainment & the most dangerous aspect of tombraider is the enviorment. 2 very different feelings are projected when playing. You could be perched for hours hanging off a cliff wondering WTF ? Where do I go goddamit! & the answer is almost always in front of your face. If you play tombraider turn the contrast & brightness down on your tv & play by yourself. I doubt you'll even beat the game this year.
Yeah, I loved the demo. The ocean water around the boat and as you swim to the rocks looked better than almost any other water I have seen. Yes, even better than Uncharted's water. Uncharted looks better in other ways. Anyway, Uncharted is one of my favorite games and I really enjoyed the Tomb Raider demo and want to get the game when I get the chance.
and they can change the controls,give her new moves,try to write a decent script,pump billions of polygons into her character.but. .for some reason,I still feel this franchise shouldve died on the last gen platforms.We have all moved on.
wow i hated it for what ever reason 4/10 this game would have to get serious word of mouth greatness for me to even consider renting ...not some hyped up reviews from a few people lol .... this is just so movie industry as well. . lol
I like the new Tomb Raider. Its the best of the series for sure. Too bad it wont sell millions of copies. I still like the game.
I played the demo on 360 and my 1st impressions were bad, then the following day I went back to it and got on great with it, good looking game, when you get to the top of the cliff and look out towards the sea, very impressive.
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