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[TechSpot] Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Steam sale results in review bombing

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider has only been out for just over five weeks, yet Steam has already put the game on sale. Those who previously paid full price are understandably annoyed about a discount being applied so soon, and that anger has led to SotTR being review bombed on Valve’s platform.

When it launched on September 13, the latest Tomb Raider cost $59.99 on Steam—a standard price for most big releases. Reviews have been mostly positive, and many people bought, or pre-ordered, Eidos Montreal’s title.

But those who paid full price for the game got an unpleasant surprise last week when Shadow of the Tomb Raider was temporarily discounted by 34 percent, knocking its price down to $39.59. The special Croft edition was reduced even more: down 47 percent from $109.96 to $58.78.
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The game may be good according to some, but others don't quite agree that the story is that good. Now, why are the sales weak to warrant two large discounts after just over a month? In addition to the reason above, it could be that people are holding off because they want to see what RTX brings to the table and play the game with it from start to finish. After all, this is the first thing that you see when you open the game's page on Steam:


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There's the RTX logo right on the first auto-playing video. Where is RTX or any deadlines to bring it to the game? Not a word.


And then there is this that might help explain the even bigger 47% discount on the Croft Edition (the only edition that includes the Season Pass): the first DLC is late, it was supposed to have been released in October, but they announced on the 5th of October that it will only be released on the 13th of November, thus why buy the Season Pass until you can actually start to enjoy it?

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I liked the game but not as much as the other two. The problem I found that this felt more like a DLC story and not something that continues from where RoTR left off. Also, the entire game was based in 1 type of area which was SA jungles. The other tomb raiders felt a bit better in that regard.

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I loved the first game but haven't touched the 2nd one ever since I saw they redesigned Laura Croft's face to fit the MoCap actress better...

Haven't touched the third game because I never got around to the second.

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I loved the first game but haven't touched the 2nd one ever since I saw they redesigned Laura Croft's face to fit the MoCap actress better...

Haven't touched the third game because I never got around to the second.
I like the face in the 2nd game better. Also in the 3rd game you can use the 1st game model.

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Ray tracing was the only reason for me to play SOTTR. From all accounts, the gameplay is exactly the same as its predecessor. No need to play it in its current state.

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game looks pretty generic story wise, seems most of the focus was gimmicks and throwbacks to the old series. nothing original. i didnt care for the second one either but i loved the first one. ill probably grab it in a few years when its 5 bucks

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Quote: Originally Posted by PwrSuprUsr View Post
I loved the first game but haven't touched the 2nd one ever since I saw they redesigned Laura Croft's face to fit the MoCap actress better...

Haven't touched the third game because I never got around to the second.
The face was better in the first reboot, the definitive edition. That looked like a true younger Lara. The second game, they did it because they wanted to make her look more "real", whatever the heck that means. I didn't like it at all, leave her as the fantasy bad arse girl that we all know her for, who is also hot, with big tits. Then the third game, another change. it's as if she went under the knife every time lol.

That's one thing that ruined this reboot trilogy for me. They kept trying to change her to please the critics. First reboot game Lara was best Lara for this trilogy. Time to go back and play the older games from 2008-ish. That was best overall.

Now one thing, the second game and the first game had that annoyed me were the undead warriors. First it was the samurai, and then the spartans. Literally one the same, just different armor. Total copy and paste there.

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I like the Tomb Raider games but they were never amazing. Good but not great, and the newest one is so similar looking to the last one that I just don't see any reason to play it.

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I should finish the 2013 TR game. Made it about 2/3 a few years ago. But now I'm on an older GPU, so I have to turn down a few settings.

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I like the Tomb Raider games but they were never amazing. Good but not great, and the newest one is so similar looking to the last one that I just don't see any reason to play it.
Very beautiful graphically. Not too long not too short. It's like playing an interactive movie.

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