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Currently putting together a reworked rig and have not had a chance to play this (even though I pre-ordered). Graphics aside, is the game any good?

this game is getting great reviews from everywhere including metacritic,kotaku,guardian,etc etc.....from ratings perspective it's scaling down any top games whether it's fc3,bf3 or crysis franchise,etc etc

9.1 from ign and 8.5 from metacritic uptil second round,kotaku gave clean yes signal ,5/5 from guardian,etc etc

it's better from any run of mill shooter turbo enemy games out there.....and in my personal note better than skyrim....
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Yeah I can understand how well they had been developing the beauty of environment resulting only GRRAAFFIXX, Have they forgotten what a Tomb Raider game used to be like ?
Now even they fix that FPS issue its not a Tomb Raider game for me,
Have you really played Tomb Raider I/II/III Adventure of Lara Croft, IV The Last Revelation, Angel of Darkness ?
They have gotten overwhelmed in creating GRRRRAFIXX only and I believe this is irreversible for them to go back to that gaming days. mad.gif
At least I can freely believe I am never gonna get a gameplay like old TR mad.gif

Oh no from that perspective I totally agree, it feels very awkward to play this game and say it is tomb raider. There is WAAAAAY to much of a focus on killing and to be quite honest I swear to god this could be assassin's creed re-skinned (and that is a very bad thing). Is it a horrible game for this, though? Not in my opinion, I really enjoy it, but to call it a tomb raider game.... is well kind of insulting. I just hopes this does turn into another cookie cutter yearly release and Crystal Enix takes their time with the next one to try and bring back the tomb raiding, puzzle solving elements that are missing in this game, after all that is what the game is supposed to be about rolleyes.gif

Perhaps they are trying to build another story, though, I mean in TRU they did bring some kind of resolution to that plot line (sort of kinda maybe?). Perhaps they're trying to start a new one so they can include more of the past elements. Or maybe they aren't, but I'd like to at least give them the benefit of the doubt until the next game (if there will be one)
    
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Lara is like Batman, kills hordes of enemies with ease biggrin.gif

Game is ok, decent. Nearing the end, getting a bit bored, but overall not a bad game. Not brilliant for sure like some ppl said.

7/10
post #104 of 363
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Currently putting together a reworked rig and have not had a chance to play this (even though I pre-ordered). Graphics aside, is the game any good?

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Well its not the "old" tomb raider. As in its not just jumps and solving puzzles and shooting stuff.
Its a lot more cinematic, more focus on the story and less on the game play. So it depends on what you like.

THIS. 100% agreed from what I've seen so far, which is about 3 hours worth of play time possibly more. It's nothing like TRU, so don't expect that, but there are puzzles and jumping and things - just on a dumbed down level. The game is more so about delivery a compelling story at a snappy pace and literally keeping you on edge. The killing is unique and risky enough between shootouts that the game doesn't get cookie-cutter and the weapon choices are limited but upgrades are bountiful. I personally love it, because it is the first game I've played in a while that takes the story with a religious attitude and works very hard to ensure that story stays interesting, that said, the game play feels a bit more linear than the past games (but not a horrific linear like Red Faction Armageddon, that was a crash and burn). Even with that down side, I would still whole heartily recommend it, as it still is a great game.
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I so far enjoy the story, but the game play so far feels a bit short and interrupted by constant cinematic parts

I think there are parts they really overdid the cutscenes and I would have prefer the player under go those specific parts, but I also feel the healthy amount of cutscenes make the story so compelling. There are many cutscenes that could have been eliminated which would have been nice, but scince many are so brief, I feel it adds to the story and let's the player know more about the character than otherwise possible.
    
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Good job, AMD! An "AMD Gaming Evolved" title performs well on your hardware! rolleyes.gif
Weeeelll, if it didn't that probably wouldn't be too much of a surprise either. tongue.gif

Anywhom, the scores seem nice but using my 6950 doesn't look like it'll get my anywhere. And I don't think my 4890 Trifire will have the right crossfire profile to run it either. tongue.gif
 
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Anywhom, the scores seem nice but using my 6950 doesn't look like it'll get my anywhere. 

 

I can run the game on max settings bar TressFX with a HD6870. I run it on full Ultimate settings with a R7950. Your HD6950 will run it fine, it will probably run full Ultimate.

 

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I can run the game on max settings bar TressFX with a HD6870. I run it on full Ultimate settings with a R7950. Your HD6950 will run it fine, it will probably run full Ultimate.


 


I run it at max on a 6870 with a 955 be @ 3/4 ghz and it runs nicely to me ... and I'm loving the game
    
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Cutscenes make games imo. With right sound effects it brings games alive.

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I think there are parts they really overdid the cutscenes and I would have prefer the player under go those specific parts, but I also feel the healthy amount of cutscenes make the story so compelling. There are many cutscenes that could have been eliminated which would have been nice, but scince many are so brief, I feel it adds to the story and let's the player know more about the character than otherwise possible.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the cutscenes. Its just that the time between, actually controlling lara, is sometimes too short. Other times its fine.
Maybe later in the game its more stable. The first hours does feel like you play a movie, not a game.
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