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Tomb Raider: Underworld

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johnnyboy700 28th November 2008, 09:37 Quote
Someday I'll give one of these games a try.

Should I find it weird that I've been into gaming since the days of the Speccy (arghh, 1982!!) and I've never played a Tomb Raider game?
[USRF]Obiwan 28th November 2008, 10:29 Quote
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What we really need to do is get her to turn around on the spot three times, drop a flare and leap forwards to see if we can cheat our way straight onto the next game and see if that’s any more polished.

Is this a real hint or just made up?
Gunsmith 28th November 2008, 10:43 Quote
i havent played a tomb raider since the original, i was enjoying anniversary until i bumped into the **** "now mash random combo to avoid being eaten" crap, i might pick this up, it certainly looks rather polished.
Paradigm Shifter 28th November 2008, 10:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
Is this a real hint or just made up?

IIRC, that is a cheat from the original Tomb Raider.
CardJoe 28th November 2008, 10:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
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Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
Is this a real hint or just made up?

IIRC, that is a cheat from the original Tomb Raider.

Cookie for you!
Slepnyrl 28th November 2008, 11:16 Quote
Jump forward, not backwards otherwise...BOOM! (priceless wtf moment ^^)

Anyways, good review of the game.
I played the demo and must say I was rather impressed in some areas while others not so much. Do note I have a gamepad for my PC which changes the controls to the way it was designed to be played
-Animation: a lot better, we can see the mo-cap but she moves way to fast when rock climbing on walls. Assassin's creed got the right speed for this, TR is too quick and jerky and looks really weird. And where the hell is the famous ledge climb hand stand!? She also pulls out her guns way to quickly too...
-Graphics: pretty good, had the recommended setup so all maxed out
-Camera: some issues, but I noticed that if you didn't twiddle with the camera in the problematic areas, it would set up correctly in 'special angles'. Just avoid changing the camera view so you don't override this...unless you like 'porno vision' ^^

I'll probably rent or buy this when it's cheaper though
Blademrk 28th November 2008, 11:22 Quote
I enjoyed Legend and I'm tempted to get Anniversery, I'm intrigued by Underworld continuing the story on from Legend, but I found the XBL demo to be a bit annoying in places - i may get it after a price drop but then again....
Bauul 28th November 2008, 11:31 Quote
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but it can also give off a sonar pulse that generates a 3D map so that Lara can analyse her immediate environment.

She must buy her gear from Wayne Enterprises.
D3s3rt_F0x 28th November 2008, 11:35 Quote
Tomb raiders alright and I might have a dabble but Crystal Dynamics really need to go back the Legacy of Kain series it was just sooooo good.
CardJoe 28th November 2008, 11:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by D3s3rt_F0x
Tomb raiders alright and I might have a dabble but Crystal Dynamics really need to go back the Legacy of Kain series it was just sooooo good.

Sod that - we need a new Pandemonium!
sandys 28th November 2008, 12:40 Quote
I'm enjoying the game, I'm having no problems with the controls using a 360 pad on the PC, some of the animation steps and clipping issues I've noticed in this game are laugable, there was one point where you have to jump from a ledge to a pole (well there are a few ) I moved the camera at the same time as thejump and Lara landed and was just standing there in mid air as if she landed on the pole but infact she was in between pole and ledge

I guess QA was not high up on the list of things to do on this game still its enjoyable, I've not found the puzzles that difficult but I'm only half way through, though i have to admit when I dropped the left hand on Shiva I expected to have to go on a mad quest to climb up the other side too rather than just walk across and use me grapple that took me ages before I realized there was no other route, plenty of leaps to me death then, perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention when I pulled the bar down.
CardJoe 28th November 2008, 13:29 Quote
Kúsař 28th November 2008, 13:34 Quote
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"Natla, the fallen Atlantean god who Lara had dealt with in Anniversary has returned with an agenda all of her own."

If memory serves me, Natla appeared in first Tomb Raider. I thought she was destroyed for good:?. Seems like TR devs likes to resurrect dead characters...they should be more careful about it or they may turn TR into some sick soup opera. I wonder when will they reveal Amanda as Lara's evil twin just to keep story exciting.
Blademrk 28th November 2008, 14:09 Quote
^^ Anniversery was the re-make of the first game.
Kúsař 28th November 2008, 14:41 Quote
But still they are resurrecting dead character(if not entire episode:D).
naokaji 28th November 2008, 16:50 Quote
I risked it and got Underworld and I have to say while the game is not perfect, it's a nice change gameplay wise to the usual Shooters, Rpg's etc.
Oh and good job on the review.
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