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scott_chegg 8th March 2013, 09:33 Quote
Where is the score?
Meanmotion 8th March 2013, 09:41 Quote
Dunno what you mean.
MjFrosty 8th March 2013, 09:42 Quote
Thanks for reviewing this, will read during lunch! TR is one of those franchises that I've always played, even if through rose tinted glasses with some of them. Just because it brings back fond memories of the original on my P75 Packard Bell.

I started this one last night and went in completely neutral. 45 minutes later and I'm really impressed! Glad I'm not the only one judging by the score.
towelie 8th March 2013, 09:52 Quote
Really good game half way through and loving it, only have two things bad to say about it.
1, To much button mashing Push E E E F
2, Not enough puzzles as the old one's had to solve.

People having issue on Nvdia 600 series boards turn off Tesslation and Exclusive Full screen mine has not crashed since i turn them off waiting for Nvdia to release new drivers.
Jaybles 8th March 2013, 10:08 Quote
I have been loving this game. There are quite a few QTEs but that doesnt bother me at all.
I haven't been able to come up with any faults with the game.
The PC port is fantastic. - The graphics are great and there are no bugs that I've found so far. (Nearly completed it.)
The story is reasonably engaging and is enjoyable.

Honestly wasn't expecting much and am happily surprised.
Parge 8th March 2013, 10:30 Quote
Haven't played it yet, but the gameplay vids look great!

Good work on the review

(btw, expanded images don't work!)
biojellywobbles 8th March 2013, 10:30 Quote
I completed it 2 days after it came out, I rushed through it a bit which I regret as there was a lot more to explore and appreciate that I didn't get to. I found it to be a great game and I'm very glad I took the pre-order gamble on it (did it mostly for the great deal on greenman which allowed me to get this, Bioshock infinite, Mafia 2 and Bioshock 1 for £40)
greigaitken 8th March 2013, 10:33 Quote
so batmans cape > laras hair
Hustler 8th March 2013, 10:51 Quote
Great game, but too much crying,grunting and moaning, honestly when she's in full flow, sometimes it sounds like porn movie.

Calm down dear, calm down.

Other than that, fully enjoying it, and it's the first time my 360 joypad has felt completely natural in a game.
Spreadie 8th March 2013, 11:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
Great game, but too much crying,grunting and moaning, honestly when she's in full flow, sometimes it sounds like porn movie.
This coming from a someone with Hustler as their username!? :) :p

Back on topic...
Can anyone comment on the rumoured optimisation issues, and overall length of the SP campaign?
Deders 8th March 2013, 11:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by greigaitken
so batmans cape > laras hair

Batman's Cape could be rendered via CPU so it was the same on all platforms, TressFX uses double precision shaders. Strangely enough I can get the hair working fine for a while, and then all of a sudden it decides to lock to 1fps. I'm awaiting drivers from /Nividia to resolve this as they were only given 2-10 days before the release date to see the code.
Griffter 8th March 2013, 11:52 Quote
will be playing this wknd. i still want the old school more alone in a tomb than action game but we'll see...
Krikkit 8th March 2013, 11:55 Quote
I was ready to hit buy for this, but then talk of QTE's spoilt it... How often are they?

Probably shouldn't be looking at any games as I've got another Square Enix masterpiece half-completed atm. FF7 is a real time sucker!
blacko 8th March 2013, 12:00 Quote
still waiting for the first comment on how to get her naked...
Corky42 8th March 2013, 12:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Deders
Batman's Cape could be rendered via CPU so it was the same on all platforms, TressFX uses double precision shaders. Strangely enough I can get the hair working fine for a while, and then all of a sudden it decides to lock to 1fps. I'm awaiting drivers from /Nividia to resolve this as they were only given 2-10 days before the release date to see the code.

Not only a driver update is needed, NVidia have stated that CD will need to change some of the code as well.

It kinda seems to me AMD wanted to shut out NVidia to some extent, but this "agreement" has come round to bite CD in the back side.
Spreadie 8th March 2013, 12:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
It kinda seems to me AMD wanted to shut out NVidia to some extent, but this "agreement" has come round to bite CD in the back side.
Nah, anti-competition malarkey is a dangerous game to get into. I doubt they would try something so blatant.
Kyocera 8th March 2013, 13:00 Quote
I have few issues with the game.
"L.A.R.A." :
-her skin is more resistant to abrasion than truck tires
-she can take more damage than the famous nanosuit in Crysis
-she heals miraculously even without magical potions
-the jumps she makes should tear the arms out of the sockets; the guy in the Deus-Ex Human Revolution had all his limbs cut off and replaced and is still 95% behind this creature
-while all other protagonist take normal paths, she must rival Spiderman to arrive where others simply walk in
-imagine how much money would she make by playing lotto; everything crumbles, however the one piece she grabs resists
-she is made of asbestos; climbs on a burning building so that she can show the "jump" in the chopper; the chicken does not roast and has even a build in smoke filter and O2 regeneration machine (the gang just walks to her, when the chopper falls down)

The game is also extremely psychically stressful for the player because of the unpleasant setting, madness and all "near" outcomes.
Baz 8th March 2013, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Deders
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Originally Posted by greigaitken
so batmans cape > laras hair

Batman's Cape could be rendered via CPU so it was the same on all platforms, TressFX uses double precision shaders. Strangely enough I can get the hair working fine for a while, and then all of a sudden it decides to lock to 1fps. I'm awaiting drivers from /Nividia to resolve this as they were only given 2-10 days before the release date to see the code.

Interesting. So it'll work on 580, 570, GTX titan (as they have DP units) but not anything else? Research required!
true_gamer 8th March 2013, 14:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
Not only a driver update is needed, NVidia have stated that CD will need to change some of the code as well.

It kinda seems to me AMD wanted to shut out NVidia to some extent, but this "agreement" has come round to bite CD in the back side.

Yep, see my thread here: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=257370

Maybe the game and future released games should be reviewed, and also scored on how well it plays from both GPU teams, as this sucks for NVidia owners! I would give this game 1 for the simple fact I can't play it!:(
XXAOSICXX 8th March 2013, 15:36 Quote
An over abundance of QTEs....no thanks :/
sandys 8th March 2013, 16:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
I was ready to hit buy for this, but then talk of QTE's spoilt it... How often are they?

Probably shouldn't be looking at any games as I've got another Square Enix masterpiece half-completed atm. FF7 is a real time sucker!

I played through about an hour last night, QTEs are in there but I didn't find them too offensive, I actually felt they had done some stuff better than other games I've played with QTEs and kept the tension up nicely on the intro, I doubt there is a better way you could do things to tell a story and keep player entertained.

Without these you would just be watching a bit of CGI.
tad2008 8th March 2013, 17:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kyocera
I have few issues with the game.
"L.A.R.A." :
-her skin is more resistant to abrasion than truck tires
-she can take more damage than the famous nanosuit in Crysis
-she heals miraculously even without magical potions
-the jumps she makes should tear the arms out of the sockets; the guy in the Deus-Ex Human Revolution had all his limbs cut off and replaced and is still 95% behind this creature
-while all other protagonist take normal paths, she must rival Spiderman to arrive where others simply walk in
-imagine how much money would she make by playing lotto; everything crumbles, however the one piece she grabs resists
-she is made of asbestos; climbs on a burning building so that she can show the "jump" in the chopper; the chicken does not roast and has even a build in smoke filter and O2 regeneration machine (the gang just walks to her, when the chopper falls down)

The game is also extremely psychically stressful for the player because of the unpleasant setting, madness and all "near" outcomes.

She wouldn't be Lara Croft if she couldn't do all that :D
.//TuNdRa 8th March 2013, 20:02 Quote
The biggest issue with this game sits in how the QTE's are handled, this isn't the nice Dead Space 2 design that'll go "Press this button!" - It's just an exclamation mark. What are you meant to push there? I died a hell of a lot on the first QTE because I didn't notice the tiny text at the bottom of the screen saying "Mash F!"

on a side note; All the advisory tips on controls are like that, "Mash F" "Mash Face into Keyboard!" "Buy new keyboard and mash some more!" - I'm pretty certain I've worn out the G13 key on my G13 from using it as my F key so much.

Barring that, and a rather disappointing lack of AI assistance at points, even when it feels like you should have it; it's a very solid game. Runs okay on my hardware, sans TressFX and Tesselation, since I don't have the GPU grunt to manage those anyway, and it definitely proved more entertaining than my slog through BlopsII campaign recently.
sandys 8th March 2013, 20:04 Quote
Using a 360 pad the QTEs make perfect sense, shows you exactly what you need.
Spreadie 8th March 2013, 20:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Using a 360 pad ...
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=1472&pictureid=28187


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