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Anyone else picking this up? Don't think I've looked forward to something involving Lara Croft so much since before I went and saw the first movie. Hoping I don't get the same sense of disappointment >_>

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Yeah I likely will.  I think it looks pretty in depth for character development, and that has my attention.

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I've never even played a Tomb Raider, but I want to give this a go. It's cheap enough on release but I'll likely wait a while - I've got other games to finish first.

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Oh this is one of my four games this year that I MUST buy, so I will be getting it. I remember going to buy Tomb Raider 2 from Woolworths during lunch time at school on release day so we've got some history together (despite not getting any Tomb Raider game between 3 on PS1 and Underworld on PS3).

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I really wasn't massively interested, but we put the game on our store TV, and the rolling demo is excellent, despite the gratuitous camera shot down her top that was totally needless. One of our staff thought it odd that this is the origin story and takes place before the other games, but she's got some sort of mp3 player and Beats headphones. I figured it was a reboot rather than a prequel though, correct?

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I've got the Collector's Edition pre-ordered from Amazon, but since I also pre-ordered the Collector's Edition for the new God of War (I'm a sucker for statuettes >_>) I asked for the items to be delivered in as few deliveries possible, so I won't get it until the end of the month, probably (considering Amazon usually takes about a week to deliver here). I'm a Tomb Raider fan, and I liked the last trilogy (Legend, Anniversary, Underworld), though I never managed to end the very first game, the 1996 one, and I never actually played the sequels except for Angel of Darkness, which I hated (I bought the original and sequels some time ago from the Playstation store and have been meaning to get to them, but stuff always comes up), but I intend to eventually finish them.

 

Still, yeah, hyped for this.

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It's great, feels like it holds your hand a bit too much but it really is good.

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Ughhh, I want it because of the glowing reviews its been getting.  Even though it's essentially just an Uncharted/Far Cry 3 hybrid, it looks like it's fantastic.  Tomb Raider was the first game I ever got when I got a PSOne for Christmas, but I never really got into the series past the first two games.  Still though, it's awesome to see the series get revived in such a good way. 

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Ughhh, I want it because of the glowing reviews its been getting.  Even though it's essentially just an Uncharted/Far Cry 3 hybrid, it looks like it's fantastic.  Tomb Raider was the first game I ever got when I got a PSOne for Christmas, but I never really got into the series past the first two games.  Still though, it's awesome to see the series get revived in such a good way. 

Well to be fair, Uncharted is pretty much a Tomb Raider rip off. :P

 

I'm getting it, really looking forward to it and Square Enix didn't really let me down once last year when it comes to publishing games. Not to mention for some reason their games are usually a fair bit cheaper than the rest! I'm just hoping it's not as god awfully boring as Uncharted 3 was. I always preferred the exploration in these kind of games, rather than combat, so I'd like to see a lot more of that than running around, gunning down every one.

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If there's no in-joke about the old "special cheat" in the game somewhere, I'm going to be disappointed.

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Actually heard two guys moaning whilst they were watching the demo over the weekend because they made Lara look too much like a boy and got rid of her tits.

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If there's no in-joke about the old "special cheat" in the game somewhere, I'm going to be disappointed.


That's part of the skin pack DLC.

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It looks good.  I'm not much of a gamer outside of sports games, and the occasional Call of Duty online/GTA, but the new Tomb Raider looks kick ass, I'm considering getting it.

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From the trailers I've seen, she has the best Lara voice ever.

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Lara is lovely in this one. She uses the phrase "northern bastard" which tickled me.

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Just got it, but can't play it until after work :(

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Baddarina has picked this up for me from work this evening, so I might give it a crack before the weekend.

Decided on getting it purely because it was under 30 quid with her discount and I'll be finished with Sleeping Dogs shortly.

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Gamefly is sending me this, likely tomorrow. Really excited for it.
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Gamefly is sending me this, likely tomorrow. Really excited for it.

 

How did you manage to luck into this? I tried Gamefly and could barely get games 4 years old let alone anything new. Maybe I was just way unlucky like all the time, Oh well at least someone can get good use out of those horrible people

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You just have to keep your list small, plus I happened to get really lucky because I just sent back the last game I had on Monday, right when Tomb Raider was coming out, and the local gamefly warehouse or whatever is really close.

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First impressions from my three hour stint last night - it borrows heavily from Uncharted in terms of pace, which is only fair since Uncharted borrow heavily from Tomb Raider for almost everything else. It plays very smoothly, it's got some interesting mechanics, and it looks pretty. Hoping there's going to be more levels where it's not dark because of night or rain, because the initial outside level where I had to get my first animal kill was good looking. The bow mechanic is great, I'm preferring to use that and go stealth unless I accidentally trigger a guard reaction, which is where the gun comes out and does its job, so the weapon system is well balanced.

 

Generally, I'd say so far that I'm confident it's good. How long it'll be might be it's downfall, as I had about 25% complete after just 3 hours last night, but I'm not sure if that includes collectibles or is just the story.

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Tried the multiplayer yet?

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Not yet, I tend to leave multi until I've finished single player unless someone chases me to play it. Probably get round to it at the weekend.

 

For a bit of comparison, dem polygons...

 

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Are you on PS3?

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