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#31 lunamonkey

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 20:36

I am waiting on my copy to arrive, but 2 reviews I read said the platforming does indeed take a back seat, and it is actually in optional Tomb sections.


A back seat to what? Third person fighting?

Are there still any puzzles like the old PS1 versions? I haven't played TR for ten years, but would like a slower paced game in my old age :p


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 20:39

A back seat to what? Third person fighting?

Are there still any puzzles like the old PS1 versions? I haven't played TR for ten years, but would like a slower paced game in my old age :p

Yep, to the "action" gameplay, so yeah, fighting and shooting **** basically. And yep, still puzzles as well they said, same sections I mentioned in my quote. The tombs.
it is still supposed to be a very good game, just more action oriented then the original games is all.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 20:44

Like the game so far, reminds me of a darker Uncharted. Camilla plays a good Lara.

Story is kinda meh... I really thought the intro would be a playable level not just a CG movie sequence and was disappointed when it was just that.

#34 lunamonkey

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 21:51

Yep, to the "action" gameplay, so yeah, fighting and shooting **** basically. And yep, still puzzles as well they said, same sections I mentioned in my quote. The tombs.
it is still supposed to be a very good game, just more action oriented then the original games is all.


I get ya. That's quite a trend these days. Even games like Far Cry 3, where you can do the "boring" quests or ignore them... but I prefer those parts to the shooting :)

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 21:53

playing it for a small bit (on PC), i'm not hating it :)

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:15

I like it but it's apparently crashy (and not just on nvidia cards)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05

Uh oh. Some more QTEs.

If I wanted to mash colored buttons I'd play Guitar Hero. It really breaks immersion from the cutscene because you get focused on the X or Y button and not the storytelling.

I'm still loving the game despite the QTE flaw. Hopfully it will last me until Bioshock Infinite comes out.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:00

Anyone know the best place to get ammo? Do you just have to find/loot it? Maybe I am missing something here.....

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:23

Anyone know the best place to get ammo? Do you just have to find/loot it? Maybe I am missing something here.....


Yeah, there also a skill, that can get you ammo when "looting" bodies.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:31

Anyone know the best place to get ammo? Do you just have to find/loot it? Maybe I am missing something here.....


How do you run out of ammo, it's everywhere. You can try going to previous areas, I think some ammo respawns. I'm playing on hard and the game is fairly easy. Half my deaths are for death scenes, the others are from assault rifle enemies or melee with ranged support because I always go mano-a-mano since stuns and executions are awesome.

Biggest disappointment so far is the fact that (minor spoiler)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:32

I'm quite surprised by how good it is. I went in with an open mind considering all the controversy surrounding the game and so far I have really enjoyed playing it. I've just reached Roth in one of the Temple Gardens and so far the platforming and puzzle solving is still there, though not as easily seen as always. Gotten quite a few skills already so my bow is already upgraded to a certain point.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:42

How do you run out of ammo, it's everywhere. You can try going to previous areas,


Hey, I am not the best shot after a few...haha. Thanks

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:45

game looks very interesting and gorgeous, but what's with all the blood? The Tomb Raider i grew up was more PG oriented.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:30

game looks very interesting and gorgeous, but what's with all the blood? The Tomb Raider i grew up was more PG oriented.

...clearly you haven't played one in a while. Although the original was marked T for animated blood and violence.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:41

The island feels like it is from the tv show Lost, complete with "The Others"