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« on: March 04, 2010, 03:31:23 PM »

All we've got on this one is a brief press release. It's going to be a "digitally distributed" game and will be out in 2010.

They've dropped "Tomb Raider" from the name. Wonder what it's going to be like.

They should just give the license over to Naughty Dog. Uncharted/Tomb Raider crossover, anyone? biggrin

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 03:55:40 PM »

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They should just give the license over to Naughty Dog. Uncharted/Tomb Raider crossover, anyone? biggrin



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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 04:42:10 PM »

Lara Croft + "digitally distributed game" + "completely new and very different to what people might be expecting" = Metroidvania-style side-scroller a la Shadow Complex.

That's my prediction, anyhow.  Crystal Dynamics has revived that franchise in a way I never would have thought possible, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with it next! icon_cool

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 04:44:23 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 04, 2010, 04:42:10 PM

Lara Croft + "digitally distributed game" + "completely new and very different to what people might be expecting" = Metroidvania-style side-scroller a la Shadow Complex.

That's my prediction, anyhow.  Crystal Dynamics has revived that franchise in a way I never would have thought possible, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with it next! icon_cool

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maybe they'll go FPS like Mirror's Edge and make it episodic....
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 06:21:56 PM »

Ugh.  I've finished something like nine-tenths of the story in Mirror's Edge and I just can't screw up enough interest to slog through the final bit.  I know some people really enjoyed the challenge of battling the needlessly complex controls, violently disorienting viewpoint, and obtuse level design, but I prefer games that are less overt about wanting to punish the player.  I can't tell you how many times I'd have to repeat a particular sequence over and over again, finally pass it, and have absolutely no idea what I'd done differently to succeed.

The Tomb Raider license has more potential as a tactical JRPG than as a clone of Mirror's Edge.

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THUG uses TERRIBLE AIM: 3 DAM.

LARA uses BACKFLIP SHOT: 8 DAM.

THUG: BARF!

THUG has been KOed!

THUG: I'll never...tell you...where the SPEAR OF LONGINUS is....

LARA: ...

WINSTON: Good work defeating those thugs, LARA....

WINSTON: ...but it looks like the SPEAR is somewhere else.

WINSTON: Finish defiling the rest of those graves and we'll

WINSTON: meet back at base camp.

LARA: ...

(Lara smashes several artifacts and exits.)

SHADOWY FIGURE: Heh heh heh.  Poor little LARA.  Like a mouse in a maze.  She'll never find the SPEAR in

SHADOWY FIGURE: time.

SHADOWY FIGURE: Heh heh heh....


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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 06:52:59 PM »

a shadow complex/metroidvania would totally work, especially as they could draw on prince of persia to do the puzzle elements.  i'd love to see it happen, but i doubt this is what the are working on.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 07:28:21 PM »

AA, you crack me up.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 12:19:45 PM »

Gamespot UK has a preview discussing the gameplay and Worthplaying has some nice-looking screenshots.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 02:17:16 PM »

Big Tomb Raider fan... not sure about a casual 3-D sidescroller, which is what it looks like, but I'll try to reserve judgment until it's closer. I'd rather have a cheaper full game like Anniversary was.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 06:15:54 PM »

Looks like it has some kind of co-op? That big guy is in a lot of the screens next to Lara.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2010, 08:24:54 PM »

I can't say I love the camera angle in those screenshots, but if it has offline co-op I'll be IN day 1. slywink thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 11:43:12 PM »

word has it this is due on XBLA 8-18.
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 03:56:06 PM »

it's going to be a XBLA exclusive for 4 weeks.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 04:39:32 PM »

EDIT: I am an idiot and totally forgot that the online co-op patch is still a month away.
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 04:58:06 PM »

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EDIT: I am an idiot and totally forgot that the online co-op patch is still a month away.

Is it offline co-op Day 1?
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2010, 05:19:24 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on August 18, 2010, 04:58:06 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 18, 2010, 04:39:32 PM

EDIT: I am an idiot and totally forgot that the online co-op patch is still a month away.

Is it offline co-op Day 1?

Yes, you can play co-op on the same machine.
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2010, 05:44:27 PM »

Played the first level SP and had a lot of fun today.
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 05:54:27 PM »

Wow, this game is really pulling in positive reviews - averaging about 88% on gamerankings now after roughly 20 reviews. Heck, even grumpy Eurogamer gave it a 9.  From the IGN review, the games sounds like it panned out to be what it was hyped to be - buying and downloading it tonight. slywink thumbsup
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010, 06:45:09 PM »

According to Worthplaying -
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The launch of Guardian of Light is just the beginning, we have a lot of additional content planned and we will be offering the first DLC pack for free for the first 30 days, exclusively on the Xbox 360, so that gamers can get a taste of some of the exciting extras we have in store.

I enjoyed what little I played of the demo last night.  I'll be playing through it again today and most likely purchasing it.
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010, 02:49:06 AM »

I tried to download the game tonight and kept getting error messages. Maybe this means sales are going well.
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2010, 03:29:35 AM »

Game is a lot of fun. Also has some replay value in single player because you can't hit all the challenges in one go (since there's usually at least one speed run-type challenge).  You can also go back and play the earlier levels with the new weapons you've unlocked. I'm definitely going to go back and replay a bunch of levels, but some challenges look like they are going to be a pain, though, so I doubt I will go for 100%.
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2010, 12:34:45 PM »

It sounds like a really great local coop game, looking forward to playing through it with a friend.
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 09:07:36 PM »

I'm really loving this game so far.  I love the style of play and the perspective.  Are there any other 360 games that are similar?
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2010, 11:52:56 PM »

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I'm really loving this game so far.  I love the style of play and the perspective.  Are there any other 360 games that are similar?

You played Shadow Complex, right?
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 05:11:42 PM »

Finished up my first run-through this morning. Final boss battle is frantic, but doable thanks to plentiful checkpoints. Took me about 8.5 hours - a great deal at $15 especially since I have rewards to go back and get and I haven't even touched co-op.
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 06:05:04 PM »

Seems like a great game, but I'm gonna get the PC version for better graphics.  Can't wait though.
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 06:07:00 PM »

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Seems like a great game, but I'm gonna get the PC version for better graphics.  Can't wait though.

Not to mention online coop.
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 08:11:54 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 19, 2010, 11:52:56 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on August 19, 2010, 09:07:36 PM

I'm really loving this game so far.  I love the style of play and the perspective.  Are there any other 360 games that are similar?

You played Shadow Complex, right?

Nope, I'll take a look though. Thanks!
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 08:55:34 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on August 20, 2010, 06:07:00 PM

Quote from: KePoW on August 20, 2010, 06:05:04 PM

Seems like a great game, but I'm gonna get the PC version for better graphics.  Can't wait though.

Not to mention online coop.

When it comes out for PC, the 360 version will be patched for online co-op as well.
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2010, 09:33:33 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on August 20, 2010, 08:55:34 PM

Quote from: Ridah on August 20, 2010, 06:07:00 PM

Quote from: KePoW on August 20, 2010, 06:05:04 PM

Seems like a great game, but I'm gonna get the PC version for better graphics.  Can't wait though.

Not to mention online coop.

When it comes out for PC, the 360 version will be patched for online co-op as well.

I'm surprised at the length you mentioned. You say it took over 8 hours to complete it? I wonder if that is cut short some when played cooperatively. Either way, it does seem like a wonderful value for $15.
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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2010, 10:22:28 PM »

Quote from: Mithridates on August 20, 2010, 08:11:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 19, 2010, 11:52:56 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on August 19, 2010, 09:07:36 PM

I'm really loving this game so far.  I love the style of play and the perspective.  Are there any other 360 games that are similar?

You played Shadow Complex, right?

Nope, I'll take a look though. Thanks!

You won't be disappointed.  One of the best XBLA releases last year (maybe the best).  It has a similar perspective to this LC game and similar gunplay/platforming, but it is more in the Metroidvania genre than Lara Croft.
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2010, 10:27:00 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on August 20, 2010, 09:33:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 20, 2010, 08:55:34 PM

Quote from: Ridah on August 20, 2010, 06:07:00 PM

Quote from: KePoW on August 20, 2010, 06:05:04 PM

Seems like a great game, but I'm gonna get the PC version for better graphics.  Can't wait though.

Not to mention online coop.

When it comes out for PC, the 360 version will be patched for online co-op as well.

I'm surprised at the length you mentioned. You say it took over 8 hours to complete it? I wonder if that is cut short some when played cooperatively. Either way, it does seem like a wonderful value for $15.

Well, I am a crappy gamer so maybe it will be shorter for others smile  I also took some time collecting and trying to max my score to get new weapons, so first playthrough time might vary depending on the person. But if you have any intention of doing some of the challenges and trying out different weapons, there's plenty of bang for the buck.
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2010, 10:31:12 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 20, 2010, 10:22:28 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on August 20, 2010, 08:11:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 19, 2010, 11:52:56 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on August 19, 2010, 09:07:36 PM

I'm really loving this game so far.  I love the style of play and the perspective.  Are there any other 360 games that are similar?

You played Shadow Complex, right?

Nope, I'll take a look though. Thanks!

You won't be disappointed.  One of the best XBLA releases last year (maybe the best).  It has a similar perspective to this LC game and similar gunplay/platforming, but it is more in the Metroidvania genre than Lara Croft.

Shadow Complex is a side-scroller. But it does have lots of cool weapons and some good puzzles. Definitely a great game, and  you can always try the demo.

Both games have paper-thin stories and pretty crappy voice acting outside the main character. smile
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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2010, 03:34:31 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on August 20, 2010, 10:27:00 PM

Well, I am a crappy gamer so maybe it will be shorter for others smile  I also took some time collecting and trying to max my score to get new weapons, so first playthrough time might vary depending on the person. But if you have any intention of doing some of the challenges and trying out different weapons, there's plenty of bang for the buck.

I've already spent over five hours and I'm on the level past the toxic swamps.  Definitely a lot of bang for the buck. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2010, 03:30:17 PM »

I picked this up based on the praise in here and it's been enjoyable.  I love these high quality, cheaper, download titles!
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2010, 03:58:33 PM »

I love love love how when you replay a level, you don't have to find items again that you already got, so you can just focus on the stuff that you missed.
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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2010, 05:33:07 PM »

Played the demo. Really liked it. I can see where it would be a lot more fun though co-op.
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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2010, 05:47:51 PM »

Got it. Beat it. Liked it. A neat little dungeon crawling shooter.
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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2010, 05:49:35 PM »

Time to give the demo a spin.
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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2010, 06:18:32 AM »

Do you play the exact same levels in co-op as in solo mode? I'm wondering if I should play the game on my own or save it until I have someone to play with?
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