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My issues with this reboot is is that drag it on and on. First game was her origin story and how she becomes the Lara we know. Then it gets a sequel and were like cool! we get to see the Lara we've always known now, nope, shes still becoming that woman, just wait. Ok, third game, nope still hasnt became that Lara yet, maybe next time.

It's become redundant at this point. I'm over this origin and ''becoming the raider'' story, its become obnoxious. Of course, my rant aside, I still want to play it as I own every TR game,but ill wait for a black friday sale in Nov.



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will check out once on sale. but I pretty much liked the previous 2 games and I Like tomb raider in general So i am sure I will enjoy this also



Chazore said:
The previous two were decent and so far this one hasn't really put me off from buying it (apart from the stupid tacked on RTX focus). I'll probably pick it up later on this year after Just Cause 4.

That said, it is interesting to see how timed exclusivity of one game can create a long term grudge against the people behind/publishing the game, as well as going by one consoles score as if everyone thinks the same of the game on all platforms (it really doesn't).

I think you forgot to quote me. 

 

I lost interest in the series because in the time it was delayed too many other good games came out. Maybe if rise of the tomb raider goes on ps plus I'll play it the same way I played the 2013 reboot. 



Thats quite difrence in score between Xbox and PS4 versions of game, any specific reason?



shikamaru317 said:

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the main reason the PS4 version meta'd 6 points lower than XB1 with the same number of reviews is because the PS4 exclusive publications are still salty about Rise being timed. If you disregard those salty PS4 exclusive reviews, the average across all platforms is a point or two above 80, which really isn't bad at all. 

I honestly think the game in general is average across the board, but people who think one console's reviews make the game overall "crappy" is pulling a bit of a stretch. That'd be like me saying a PC game was reviewed poorly, then gets ported to consoles and gets positive reviews, but then I usdee PC reviews to call it an "objectively crappy game". 

flashfire926 said:

It's good that I'm not the only one who came to that conclusion.

People were generally high on the reboot, and then for some reason hated rise, even though they were so similar, and the gameplay in rise was objectively an improvement.

Then people turned on the reboot too, and acted as if they hated it from the start. The 6-point difference between PS4/XB1 isnt a coincidence

Yeah, Rise added on to what the 2013 reboot created and it seems like Shadow is adding further on from Rise. This title isn't even exclusive or timed though, so the ill felt from the sequel 3 years ago shouldn't really be held in contempt towards the new game (that they have even yet to play). 

Kerotan said:

I think you forgot to quote me. 

 

I lost interest in the series because in the time it was delayed too many other good games came out. Maybe if rise of the tomb raider goes on ps plus I'll play it the same way I played the 2013 reboot. 

Nah, this covers multiple fronts. Those who aren't interested in the game will see it as ssame old/mediocre and those interested in it already have set their own expectations for it. Thosethat have played and reviewed it think it's decent and not bad already.

Timed exclusivity shouldn't really play into any part of the game itself and it's quality, because then we'd have to apply that to every other system and those timed deals made as well (which we know will either be excused or denied).

It came out for two platforms, both of which were out there and able to be purchased from. THe only delay for the game was it's PS4 release, but we've also seen this delay happen with Crash Trilogy for example, and that game still got good reviews and enough people who waited to purchase or double dipped with it.

I'm not desperate to buy it as I've still got the previous title to play myself, but I'm more interested in JC4, so that lands at the top of my priority play list. 



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Might get it on BF when it is discounted.



Miyamotoo said:
Thats quite difrence in score between Xbox and PS4 versions of game, any specific reason?

Yes. Difference in publications added. For instance, the 4/10 from Telegraph was added to the PS4 version but is absent from the XB1 version (and you can't blame this one on "disgruntled PS4 reviewers salty about the previous game"). Plus, there's a 100 score for the XB1 version that is also absent from the PS4 scores. Taking those two things into consideration alone and the picture becomes clearer. 



                                                                                                                                                           

For me Tomb Raider is dead cause of the last one with this timed exclusive... no need to support this game. I have enough other options.



John2290 said:
Chazore said:

I honestly think the game in general is average across the board, but people who think one console's reviews make the game overall "crappy" is pulling a bit of a stretch. That'd be like me saying a PC game was reviewed poorly, then gets ported to consoles and gets positive reviews, but then I usdee PC reviews to call it an "objectively crappy game". 

Yeah, Rise added on to what the 2013 reboot created and it seems like Shadow is adding further on from Rise. This title isn't even exclusive or timed though, so the ill felt from the sequel 3 years ago shouldn't really be held in contempt towards the new game (that they have even yet to play). 

Nah, this covers multiple fronts. Those who aren't interested in the game will see it as ssame old/mediocre and those interested in it already have set their own expectations for it. Thosethat have played and reviewed it think it's decent and not bad already.

Timed exclusivity shouldn't really play into any part of the game itself and it's quality, because then we'd have to apply that to every other system and those timed deals made as well (which we know will either be excused or denied).

It came out for two platforms, both of which were out there and able to be purchased from. THe only delay for the game was it's PS4 release, but we've also seen this delay happen with Crash Trilogy for example, and that game still got good reviews and enough people who waited to purchase or double dipped with it.

I'm not desperate to buy it as I've still got the previous title to play myself, but I'm more interested in JC4, so that lands at the top of my priority play list. 

Check Divinity os2's ps4 and xbox review scores, difference. There are many other games like this with discrepancy of scores, being higher on x1. Whatever the case for it may be, it's not your conspiracy theory, that's for sure. 

Divinity os 2 has a very small number of reviews, so there is more possibility of a bigger gap in scores. However, Tomb raider has 40 reviews each now and it still hasn't evened out....its not a coincidence. 

Keep in mind in that in addition to timed exclusivity, the sottr also called the tlou graphics fake, all the more reason for PS4 reviewers to have a grudge on him.

Despite PS exclusives, Xbox and PS4 share 95% of their libraries. The "PS has move quality exclusives" is true, but if that affected the reviews most games would have a bigger difference in there metas, not just one game. Stop with the tin foil hat speculation, please.



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Chazore said:
shikamaru317 said:

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the main reason the PS4 version meta'd 6 points lower than XB1 with the same number of reviews is because the PS4 exclusive publications are still salty about Rise being timed. If you disregard those salty PS4 exclusive reviews, the average across all platforms is a point or two above 80, which really isn't bad at all. 

I honestly think the game in general is average across the board, but people who think one console's reviews make the game overall "crappy" is pulling a bit of a stretch. That'd be like me saying a PC game was reviewed poorly, then gets ported to consoles and gets positive reviews, but then I usdee PC reviews to call it an "objectively crappy game". 

flashfire926 said:

It's good that I'm not the only one who came to that conclusion.

People were generally high on the reboot, and then for some reason hated rise, even though they were so similar, and the gameplay in rise was objectively an improvement.

Then people turned on the reboot too, and acted as if they hated it from the start. The 6-point difference between PS4/XB1 isnt a coincidence

Yeah, Rise added on to what the 2013 reboot created and it seems like Shadow is adding further on from Rise. This title isn't even exclusive or timed though, so the ill felt from the sequel 3 years ago shouldn't really be held in contempt towards the new game (that they have even yet to play). 

Kerotan said:

I think you forgot to quote me. 

 

I lost interest in the series because in the time it was delayed too many other good games came out. Maybe if rise of the tomb raider goes on ps plus I'll play it the same way I played the 2013 reboot. 

Nah, this covers multiple fronts. Those who aren't interested in the game will see it as ssame old/mediocre and those interested in it already have set their own expectations for it. Thosethat have played and reviewed it think it's decent and not bad already.

Timed exclusivity shouldn't really play into any part of the game itself and it's quality, because then we'd have to apply that to every other system and those timed deals made as well (which we know will either be excused or denied).

It came out for two platforms, both of which were out there and able to be purchased from. THe only delay for the game was it's PS4 release, but we've also seen this delay happen with Crash Trilogy for example, and that game still got good reviews and enough people who waited to purchase or double dipped with it.

I'm not desperate to buy it as I've still got the previous title to play myself, but I'm more interested in JC4, so that lands at the top of my priority play list. 

I'm the same as you. Not desperate to play and I've a ton of other top quality ps4 games to play both exclusives and multiplat.

 

I'm not avoiding their games because of a protest. I'm avoiding because i lost interest while they were not on my platform. They missed their chance. Same with pubg. 

 

Tomb raider still sold very well on ps4 despite the delay. Better then xbox version even. But they surely lost a ton of sales being late. I speak for myself when I say I've lost interest in the series not everybody on ps4.