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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Metacritic 77

https://www.metacritic.com/game/playsta ... omb-raider

I think I'll leave this one

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by Photek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:07 pm

Polygon Recommended

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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:07 pm

Review scores are all over the place, Metacritic 82 indicates it's the weakest of the trilogy

4/10

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/revi ... startling/


6/10

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/ ... lara-croft


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by Photek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:09 pm

That's €40 saved, as I said I'll get it when its on Gamepass, next up Forza Horizon 4, I think that'll do ok in reviews.

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by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:12 pm

Photek wrote:That's €40 saved, as I said I'll get it when its on Gamepass, next up Forza Horizon 4, I think that'll do ok in reviews.


Such a shame, I've watched loads of videos and it looked so much better than the previous two, seems like the issues are again with this new annoying Lara character and the latter stages.

Think Spiderman and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be enough to see me through the winter.

Edit: strawberry float this looks bad

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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by Mafro » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:13 pm

You two :wub:

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by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm

Is this one gonna have the 1080p 60fps option as Rise did on the PS4 Pro?

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by Monkey Man » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm


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by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:24 pm

Kirk McKeand over at VG247 made me laugh out loud with his (mostly negative) review:

...there’s so much here that pulls you out [of the game].I have a hard hat buried in my bag of artefacts, and I bought an automatic shotgun from a Christian missionary. The uzi in my holster was purchased from an indigenous Peruvian tribeswoman who has never had contact with the outside world.


https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/10/shadow ... er-review/

Also, insta-fail underwater stealth sections?

strawberry float off.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:48 pm

I dont know how CD seem to keep getting this wrong. It should be a slam dunk - take an attractive female lead, make a grand adventure trotting the globe solving puzzles, raiding tombs, and exploring. Instead they just keep trying to make every iteration grittier and grittier and more Uncharted than Uncharted, and focus all on the action and shooting and less on the adventuring. Like honestly at this point i think the series needs another reboot to get rid of the strawberry floating gritty reboot Lara. Ill pick this up when it hits about 12 quid on CDkeys in about a month.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 pm

Brerlappin wrote:I dont know how CD seem to keep getting this wrong.


(This isn't CD, it's Eidos Montreal)

But I agree. It seems this time they wanted to say something about the white saviour complex, and the consequences of simply pilfering cultural heirlooms...but ending up making a game about a posh girl with a white saviour complex pilfering cultural heirlooms. Oh, and they threw in a load of cultural appropriation too.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by Photek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Having read several reviews the general consensus is, if you liked 1 & 2 you'll love this. It has less shooting than Rise which is a good thing. Still not getting it though.

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by Photek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:But I agree. It seems this time they wanted to say something about the white saviour complex, and the consequences of simply pilfering cultural heirlooms...but ending up making a game about a posh girl with a white saviour complex pilfering cultural heirlooms. Oh, and they threw in a load of cultural appropriation too.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by Mafro » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I dont know how CD seem to keep getting this wrong.


(This isn't CD, it's Eidos Montreal)

But I agree. It seems this time they wanted to say something about the white saviour complex, and the consequences of simply pilfering cultural heirlooms...but ending up making a game about a posh girl with a white saviour complex pilfering cultural heirlooms. Oh, and they threw in a load of cultural appropriation too.

Waypoint's review is a good read https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article ... olonialism

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Tafdolphin wrote:But I agree. It seems this time they wanted to say something about the white saviour complex, and the consequences of simply pilfering cultural heirlooms...but ending up making a game about a posh girl with a white saviour complex pilfering cultural heirlooms. Oh, and they threw in a load of cultural appropriation too.

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It's a perfectly valid complaint but I'm not surprised it's gone over your head.

Apparently this wasn't made by the same team that did the first game. Rumours that they moved on to the Avengers game that we've still seen nothing of.

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by Hexx » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Kirk McKeand over at VG247 made me laugh out loud with his (mostly negative) review:

...there’s so much here that pulls you out [of the game].I have a hard hat buried in my bag of artefacts, and I bought an automatic shotgun from a Christian missionary. The uzi in my holster was purchased from an indigenous Peruvian tribeswoman who has never had contact with the outside world.


https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/10/shadow ... er-review/

Also, insta-fail underwater stealth sections?

strawberry float off.


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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:48 pm

Photek wrote:Having read several reviews the general consensus is, if you liked 1 & 2 you'll love this


Read more reviews.

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by Mafro » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:54 pm

Nick constantly editing his post to update the metacritic score :lol:

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PostRe: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - PC, PS4, XB - Games has gone gold - New 4K gameplay on p5
by Finish.Last » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:56 pm

Some disappointing reviews alright. I'll be buying the game anyway as I have thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of games and I'm sure they'll be plenty to enjoy in this too.

It's a shame that it doesn't seem at this stage to have 'knocked it out of the park', though; I was hoping for a bit of a classic to be honest.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Mafro wrote:Nick constantly editing his post to update the metacritic score :lol:


Nick is like the anti-Jawa, in that he seems to thrive on negativity and probably gets some kind of shuddering orgasm any time a big non-sony exclusive title gets less than 80 metacritic

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by jawafour » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:18 pm

I've only skipped through a few reviews and it seems that the storyline is a bit lacklustre... but I favour the apparent increase in explorative gameplay over fighting sequences. This isn't a game that I'd pay launch prices for, but I would look out for it in a sale.


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