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Cristina
15-07-09, 11:05
THE TITLE SAIS IT ALL;)

I have purshased the TR legend for xbox 360 and wen i started to play i noticed the very prety grafics this version has,the whater effects in ghana are better than TRU whater in Mediterran,the light is gorgeous and it has amazing details in the scenary and her hair is more realistic!:D and omg just love ghana whit this grafics!:eek:Tomb Raider Underworld insīt so prety like TR Legend;)

anyone else agreed whit me?:)

michaeldt
15-07-09, 11:09
I think they are around the same :)

Phlip
15-07-09, 11:43
Legend definitely has better graphics. And the water effects are much more realistic.

Shark_Blade
15-07-09, 12:14
It's arguable but I'd say Legend has so much more color than TRU. You have cool icy blue of Nepal, dusty hue during flashback, fresh and green Ghana, and dark luscious modern Japan.

TRU especially near the end is border line abysmal due to the blue theme; blue goo, blue glowing graffiti I'm so effing tired of seeing that color. But I love Thailand especially the water effect and green forest.

Pabz1989
15-07-09, 12:24
I think Legend has alot more variety and colour, but Underworld looks slightly more realistic (only slightly).

Cristina
15-07-09, 12:59
It's arguable but I'd say Legend has so much more color than TRU. You have cool icy blue of Nepal, dusty hue during flashback, fresh and green Ghana, and dark luscious modern Japan.

TRU especially near the end is border line abysmal due to the blue theme; blue goo, blue glowing graffiti I'm so effing tired of seeing that color. But I love Thailand especially the water effect and green forest.

Same here!:)

i prefer the whater in legend but the whater in TRU thailand its not bad:)

stereopathic
15-07-09, 13:22
i know next to nothing about the technical aspects of video game graphics (lighting, shading, bump mapping and whatnot) but i still have to agree. legend was a much prettier game.

well, i thought the water effects were more realistic in TRU (think about the swelling tide), but other than that...

LightningRider
15-07-09, 13:54
Definitely much more beautiful... ;)

Billy959
15-07-09, 14:04
IMO both are awesome:jmp:

Vince C.
15-07-09, 14:52
THE TITLE SAIS IT ALL;)

I have purshased the TR legend for xbox 360 and wen i started to play i noticed the very prety grafics this version has,the whater effects are better than TRU whater in Mediterran,the light is gorgeous and it has amazing details in the scenary and her hair is more realistic!:D and omg just love ghana whit this grafics!:eek:Tomb Raider Underworld insīt so prety like TR Legend;)

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/plyrandr/screen4.jpg

anyone else agreed whit me?:)
OMG! I wish I had that quality on my computer!

Personally I found Legend graphics by far good and satisfying enough, no need for more enhancements otherwise it'd have been a race for eye candy rather than enhancing the gameplay. Legend, especially the graphics were so stunning I almost fell off my chair compared against AoD -- which was graphically very good, IMHO.


Legend definitely has better graphics. And the water effects are much more realistic.

Well, let's say... you need a more powerful video card to achieve the same graphics quality in TRU...

alisteravenger
15-07-09, 15:05
TRU was realistic, but TRL sure was beutiful :D

Autolycus
15-07-09, 15:52
I think they are around the same :)

I'd probably agree to be honest.

LaraRules81
15-07-09, 15:55
I've played it up to Kazakhstan. I started playing in in Bolivia and it was just so beautiful! I was amazed how wonderful it looked compared to the PS2 version!

TRU is realistic, but TRL was astounding! :cln:

Phlip
15-07-09, 15:55
Well, let's say... you need a more powerful video card to achieve the same graphics quality in TRU...

Nope, I played TRU on PS3. I don't have it for PC. But judging by those Legend screenshots I can tell that the Legend graphics are far better.

LaraRules81
15-07-09, 15:56
Nope, I played TRU on PS3. I don't have it for PC. But judging by those Legend screenshots I can tell that the Legend graphics are far better.

But they could've been Photoshopped. You can't really say a game is good looking if you haven't seen it for yourself :)

JayB18
15-07-09, 16:23
The Xbox 360 version doesn't look as good as those screenshots would make you think. Neither does the next gen PC version. Those were earlier shots of how it looked but the graphics were downgraded a little bit. It stll looks great though but TRU is definitely the technically better game when it comes to graphics. TRL is more colorful and interesting to look at though.

Phlip
15-07-09, 16:26
^Why was it downgraded? D:

Cristina
15-07-09, 16:37
But they could've been Photoshopped. You can't really say a game is good looking if you haven't seen it for yourself :)

Donīt worry i have playied and i think they look the same:)

The screenshots was taked from TR chronicles

The Xbox 360 version doesn't look as good as those screenshots would make you think. Neither does the next gen PC version. Those were earlier shots of how it looked but the graphics were downgraded a little bit. It stll looks great though but TRU is definitely the technically better game when it comes to graphics. TRL is more colorful and interesting to look at though.

Does you played TR legend in a xbox 360? for me they look identical;)

JayB18
15-07-09, 16:45
Donīt worry i have playied and i think they look the same:)

The screenshots was taked from TR chronicles



Does you played TR legend in a xbox 360? for me they look identical;)

Yes, I have the 360 version and im playing on a HDTV in 720p. Her hair is a different color and the textures on the walls in the background are definitely not as detailed. The water looks a bit different as well. Ill boot up my copy now to make sure but I definitely don't remember it looking this good.

January_Snow*
15-07-09, 17:05
O_O what are these pictures?
I play Legend in Next Gen on my PC, and it doesnt look near as good as that???

JayB18
15-07-09, 17:12
O_O what are these pictures?
I play Legend in Next Gen on my PC, and it doesnt look near as good as that???

They are pictures from before the game was released. The final product unfortunately doesn't look as good.

I just comfirmed the 360 version doesn't look like this either. Here is a video (look around 5:45)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT2_PWhTZ6Q

scremanie
15-07-09, 17:12
O_O what are these pictures?
I play Legend in Next Gen on my PC, and it doesnt look near as good as that???

ITS ALL LIES!! :p

tranniversary119
15-07-09, 17:34
They are pictures from before the game was released. The final product unfortunately doesn't look as good.

I just comfirmed the 360 version doesn't look like this either. Here is a video (look around 5:45)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT2_PWhTZ6Q

My Xbox 360 version look's exactly the same as the screenshots posted in this thread... And that video is low quality.Legend is far more colorful then Underworld and the lighting is a lot better which is why it look's like Legend's graphics are better.

Heartache
15-07-09, 17:41
look just at the hair its so reddish on the sreenshots but in the game its darkbrown

JayB18
15-07-09, 17:43
My Xbox 360 version look's exactly the same as the screenshots posted in this thread... And that video is low quality.Legend is far more colorful then Underworld and the lighting is a lot better which is why it look's like Legend's graphics are better.

Regardless of the video quality you can easily see the colors, lighting, and water are not nearly as good as the screenshots. Textures looks flatter as well on my HDTV. Since you have the 360 version play Bolivia to this point and see what I mean. It still looks great though not as good as the screens.

scremanie
15-07-09, 18:02
its all a conspiracy theory :pi:

Lara Fan 4Life
15-07-09, 18:31
Legend on 360 in HD looks amazing and beats other games that came out lately, and the game came out in 2006.

Cristina
15-07-09, 18:41
I screens was taked from TR chronicles because i donīt have a camera:)
in my tv is small but some parts of the screenshots they are the same but to bad i think in the first pic the whater effetc arenīt the same in the final version...:(

Drone
15-07-09, 19:20
agreed with op. trl's graphics are much better. the only thing which was better in tru is water flowing off from the walls

Hawke1000
15-07-09, 19:27
No, TRL graphics are NOT better than TRU's...jeez...I've compared them both at max settings, TRL's lara seems as if she bathed in a pond of oil, TRU has much better texture detail in any way...

Phlip
15-07-09, 19:29
Aside from the strange ugly next gen Legend Lara model, the graphics ae indeed better.

Hawke1000
15-07-09, 19:29
My Xbox 360 version look's exactly the same as the screenshots posted in this thread... And that video is low quality.Legend is far more colorful then Underworld and the lighting is a lot better which is why it look's like Legend's graphics are better.

Alot better? dude TRL was one of the most porrly coded games at that time and had severe "Lighting Issues", I can't remember the link but I read a whole article on it.

AmericanAssassin
15-07-09, 19:38
The textures seem to be the same quality-wise from what I've played. The lighting is way better in Legend, though. ;)

Cristina
15-07-09, 20:28
Alot better? dude TRL was one of the most porrly coded games at that time and had severe "Lighting Issues", I can't remember the link but I read a whole article on it.

Donīt beleave anyting you read,in xbox 360 it seems fine to me:)

Lara Fan 4Life
15-07-09, 20:50
Alot better? dude TRL was one of the most porrly coded games at that time and had severe "Lighting Issues", I can't remember the link but I read a whole article on it.
Haha, a lot of the reviews of the X-box 360 version of Legend were praised for the stunning graphics and lighting effects. One magazine saying that they loved kicking around the lights in Ghana as the effects were great. :D

Hawke1000
15-07-09, 21:05
Donīt beleave anyting you read,in xbox 360 it seems fine to me:)

Haha, a lot of the reviews of the X-box 360 version of Legend were praised for the stunning graphics and lighting effects. One magazine saying that they loved kicking around the lights in Ghana as the effects were great. :D

AH I see! Well they certainly are stunning, but, what the heck, TRU/TRL both have awesome graphics and I love them both! :hug:

toxicraider
15-07-09, 21:16
The lighting looks better, but the models are the same as the PS2 version, so they're not very detailed, there are lots more plants etc. in TRU.

TRL is much prettier, and I love the water effects though :cln:

The 360 frame-rate for TRL and TRA (especially) must be very steady.

MMAN
15-07-09, 21:42
I think Legend has slightly better overall lighting quality (in implementation, not technically), but that's about it.

Also, those OP shots are some sort of bullshots, the fourth one in particular; there's no way the lighting in that area looks anywhere near that good however high you pump the settings.

tranniversary119
15-07-09, 21:43
Haha, a lot of the reviews of the X-box 360 version of Legend were praised for the stunning graphics and lighting effects. One magazine saying that they loved kicking around the lights in Ghana as the effects were great. :D
That's what I thought. Because I don't recall Legend having crappy Lighting effects and graphics.

Vince C.
15-07-09, 22:43
Well, let's say... you need a more powerful video card to achieve the same graphics quality in TRU...

Nope, I played TRU on PS3. I don't have it for PC. But judging by those Legend screenshots I can tell that the Legend graphics are far better.

In fact I was sarcastic as for how much TRU graphics IMHO fell into the Ŧflashyŧ fashion and is a resource hog for just showing amazing graphics scenes. :D (Story I've been telling for long on this forum, I recon.)

OTOH, I think you can achieve the same quality on PC as Cristina's first picture by turning on what Crystal called Next Generation engine. And NG *was* also a resource hog and made my computer crawl...

KIKO
15-07-09, 23:02
The only thing better about TRL's graphics is the water textures, but underwater not. Neither the environments, they look made of plasticine and Lara's has too much makeup :tea:

gtkilla
15-07-09, 23:29
o_0.....Are you guys insane??? TR:U blows Legend out of the water graphically! :eek:

dcw123
15-07-09, 23:50
Those shots are from a later BETA version of Legend.
The water isn't like that in the final version, its running and foamy:p
Lara's hair isnt THAT shiny either and the lighting isn't as bright either.

I can take shots to prove it...?

Shark_Blade
16-07-09, 01:36
Sure you can dcw. :)

I do remember that the river in Bolia looks like liquid mercury, I posted a mini review thread before. Here it is. (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=138131)

Hawke1000
16-07-09, 06:45
The only thing better about TRL's graphics is the water textures, but underwater not. Neither the environments, they look made of plasticine and Lara's has too much makeup :tea:

That, is right, agreed!

scremanie
16-07-09, 07:12
Underworld looks better to me.. it used the textures more appropriately.

and the final Legend looks nothing like those screens, and whoever says hat theirs does is a BS artist. I have my settings on max on my PC and they look NOTHING like that.
and neither does the 360 version. Those screens are from earlier versions of Legend.

http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0006/screen3.jpg
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0004/screen3.jpg
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0004/screen1.jpg
They're clearly BETA's of some sort.. and since when does she have frags in Bolivia?? she gets them in Peru.

TA-frikken-DA
http://i30.************/ncj9y.jpg
that my friends is the true image.

and how that is better than
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/890/890248/tomb-raider-underworld-20080715064115684_640w.jpg
that is beyond me...


I heard something about a patch for the PC version though, it suppose to change your graphics or something?? is this true?

Zelda master
16-07-09, 08:44
anyone else agreed whit me?:)
Uhmmm... No...

Comparising time:D
Images taken from both Your post and scremanie's post...
Legend All maxed out, higher then this is impossible... with exception of the resolution (original 1920*1200:D)


http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/plyrandr/screen4.jpg
http://i29.************/2qs2hhu.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/plyrandr/screen3.jpg
http://i30.************/2q9wc2v.jpg

http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0006/screen3.jpg
http://i27.************/mjn5lj.jpg

TRJTA
16-07-09, 09:49
Your comparison is not fair, for example the first pic is from a much better looking bčta, it looks much more crappier in the final release.

Zelda master
16-07-09, 10:02
I just took a picture from the OP and the one above my last one... What aint fair about it, i havn't even looked myself for another image...
And isn't it the meaning to show the final game looks like crap compaired to the Beta shots...

Cristina
16-07-09, 10:16
Uhmmm... No...

Comparising time:D
Images taken from both Your post and scremanie's post...
Legend All maxed out, higher then this is impossible... with exception of the resolution (original 1920*1200:D)


http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/plyrandr/screen4.jpg
http://i29.************/2qs2hhu.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/plyrandr/screen3.jpg
http://i30.************/2q9wc2v.jpg

http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0006/screen3.jpg
http://i27.************/mjn5lj.jpg

Sorry i dindīt realize this was betta.
Some parts of the game you will see stunnig whater like in the betta screens expecialy ghana;)

dcw123
16-07-09, 10:22
See... Thanks for posting screens so I didn't have too...

Hawke1000
16-07-09, 10:23
Underworld looks better to me.. it used the textures more appropriately.

and the final Legend looks nothing like those screens, and whoever says hat theirs does is a BS artist. I have my settings on max on my PC and they look NOTHING like that.
and neither does the 360 version. Those screens are from earlier versions of Legend.

http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0006/screen3.jpg
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0004/screen3.jpg
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0004/screen1.jpg
They're clearly BETA's of some sort.. and since when does she have frags in Bolivia?? she gets them in Peru.

TA-frikken-DA
http://i30.************/ncj9y.jpg
that my friends is the true image.

and how that is better than
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/890/890248/tomb-raider-underworld-20080715064115684_640w.jpg
that is beyond me...


I heard something about a patch for the PC version though, it suppose to change your graphics or something?? is this true?

Ah! atleast someones with me! :jmp:

scremanie
16-07-09, 10:39
Ah! atleast someones with me! :jmp:

:hug: all the way :D

Zelda master
16-07-09, 12:08
Some parts of the game you will see stunnig whater like in the betta screens;)

I have to disagree with you... I really think the final version compaired to those screens is ugly. Hell even Ghana was ugly compaired to those screens...

MMAN
16-07-09, 12:19
What's with the earlier Legend shots having such better lighting than the actual game anyway?

scremanie
16-07-09, 13:02
We all got ****ed over my CD!!!11one!

:(

Dingaling
16-07-09, 14:49
What's with the earlier Legend shots having such better lighting than the actual game anyway?

Screenshots from games are touched up before release. Before anyone starts this isn't exclusive to Eidos and Crystal Dynamics.

As for graphics, Underworld is far superior.

MMAN
16-07-09, 15:21
Screenshots from games are touched up before release. Before anyone starts this isn't exclusive to Eidos and Crystal Dynamics.

As for graphics, Underworld is far superior.

Bullshots with AA, AF and general settings pumped up to ridiculous settings is one thing (which those shots also are), but the lighting is entirely different in those pictures.

Vince C.
16-07-09, 22:42
Screenshots from games are touched up before release. Before anyone starts this isn't exclusive to Eidos and Crystal Dynamics.

As for graphics, Underworld is far superior.

Depends on what you consider Ŧsuperiorŧ. In quality/definition/resolution, maybe. In usefulness, definitely not: it's only a marketing/eye-candy trap. [This is where I found Legend graphics superior: usefully better than before while not power sucking.]

Ward Dragon
16-07-09, 22:45
I just got a new 24 inch 1080p monitor and I hooked it up to my 360 with HDMI. That's pretty much the max of what a 360 can handle. Underworld looks better than Legend, but they are both crap compared to what this screen is capable of :p

Bullshots with AA, AF and general settings pumped up to ridiculous settings is one thing (which those shots also are), but the lighting is entirely different in those pictures.

Maybe for the final version of the game they had to take out the lighting effects due to frame rate issues?

Super Badnik
16-07-09, 22:55
No way... Sorry, but it's just that i've actually been playing both of these today on 360 and Underworld is just so more detailed and photo real than Legend.

Rai
17-07-09, 00:00
I thought the in-game graphics looked darn good for the time. Not better than TRU, but the colours were vibrant and certainly more varied, imo. But those beta shots look friggin' beautiful!. How can beta look better than the final product! :yik: Unless of course it was for the reason Ward gave.

silver_wolf
17-07-09, 01:55
TRL isn't better looking, it's just shiny. It has that plastic "next-gen" look to it that all early next-gen games had. TRU looks both next gen and realistic.

MMAN
17-07-09, 09:05
Maybe for the final version of the game they had to take out the lighting effects due to frame rate issues?

The only reason I can think of is more complex shadows slowing things down; the colour shouldn't change the frame rate at all unless the engine CD works with is very strange, unless they used lots of dynamic lighting.

suli
17-07-09, 12:21
legend has better graphics than Underworld?

yeah sure keep telling yourself that :)

people it's only that legend is more colorful and thats it.

na_th_an
17-07-09, 12:27
How can beta look better than the final product! :yik: Unless of course it was for the reason Ward gave.

They can be mockups rendered outside the engine. Or maybe such images rendered at 2 fps or something like that. Never trust a promotional screenshot of an unfinished product!

joarvallen
17-07-09, 14:59
I think Tomb Raider Legend looks better in all ways sorry :ton:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/underworldcompare.jpg
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/legendcompare.jpg

tranniversary119
17-07-09, 15:05
Underworld Lara was more realistic by the comparison you posted.

joarvallen
17-07-09, 15:09
Underworld Lara was more realistic by the comparison you posted.

legend lara has way more face detail :P you can like se her skin bumps, u cant do that in underworld and much more:P

spikesavenger
17-07-09, 15:18
legend lara has way more face detail :P you can like se her skin bumps, u cant do that in underworld and much more:P

Legend Lara is really a hot mess compared to Underworld Lara. lol

scremanie
17-07-09, 15:39
Underworld is FAR better looking. Much more realistic. Legend just uses the colors more correctly in places, but Underworlds colors and textures are used more appropriately and placed better within the environment. And Lara looks much better in Underworld, less cartoonish and stumpy.

Cristina
17-07-09, 15:47
I think Tomb Raider Legend looks better in all ways sorry :ton:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/underworldcompare.jpg
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/legendcompare.jpg

Thats right the TRU hair is more realistic but still prefer legend lara because she has more detail.

joarvallen
17-07-09, 15:51
Thats right the TRU hair is more realistic but still prefer legend lara because she has more detail.

good that someone sees the way i see :)

Cristina
17-07-09, 15:57
good that someone sees the way i see :)

Thats the reason i opened this treat to show how legend is more colorfull and pretty:p

joarvallen
17-07-09, 16:03
Thats the reason i opened this treat to show how legend is more colorfull and prety:p

and you are so right :)

Super Badnik
17-07-09, 16:50
I think Tomb Raider Legend looks better in all ways sorry :ton:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/underworldcompare.jpg
[IMG]http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/joarvallen/legendcompare.jpgWhat versions are they? Underworld looks bland and dumbed down.

joarvallen
17-07-09, 17:07
What versions are they? Underworld looks bland and dumbed down.

Tomb Raider: Underworld Patch 1.1

Tomb Raider Legend patch 1.2


all at max settings

Ward Dragon
17-07-09, 17:10
I think Tomb Raider Legend looks better in all ways sorry :ton:


I'm definitely going with Underworld in that comparison. The environment is so much more detailed :D

stereopathic
17-07-09, 17:59
legend lara looks greasy in that comparison. i think that's pretty hot.

badboy70
17-07-09, 18:05
I think Underworld is more colourful, and the lights and shadows are better, like the patches of light on Lara on that picture.

LightningRider
17-07-09, 18:18
I think it's not really the graphics, but rather the color. I mean, Legend was definitely much more colorful (Japan most of all.)

Cristina
17-07-09, 18:20
I think it's not really the graphics, but rather the color. I mean, Legend was definitely much more colorful (Japan most of all.)

You may be right Japan to be very colorfull but i still prefer Ghana :D

Mytly
17-07-09, 19:03
The quality of graphics was definitely better in TRU - the level of detail in Thailand, for example, was simply amazing. Also, it looked more realistic (on PC at least) than TRL's next gen graphics. But TRL as a whole, IMO, is a better looking game. It's levels are more varied, colourful, and all of them are almost equally visually interesting. In TRU, only Thailand and Mexico - and maybe some bits of Med Sea - are worth looking at. The rest of it is all a grey-blue blur. :rolleyes:

Hawke1000
18-07-09, 17:27
Underworld is FAR better looking. Much more realistic. Legend just uses the colors more correctly in places, but Underworlds colors and textures are used more appropriately and placed better within the environment. And Lara looks much better in Underworld, less cartoonish and stumpy.

Agreed, from the front to the back :hug: :D

Tommy123
19-07-09, 17:15
The quality of graphics was definitely better in TRU - the level of detail in Thailand, for example, was simply amazing. Also, it looked more realistic (on PC at least) than TRL's next gen graphics. But TRL as a whole, IMO, is a better looking game. It's levels are more varied, colourful, and all of them are almost equally visually interesting. In TRU, only Thailand and Mexico - and maybe some bits of Med Sea - are worth looking at. The rest of it is all a grey-blue blur. :rolleyes:

agree:tmb:

Flyin11
22-07-09, 17:55
I can't really say anything about the graphics because 360 owners got the deal on Legend. They don't have Legend for the PS3 so there is no way for me to make a comparison being as the only one I have is for the PS2 :rolleyes:

Phlip
24-07-09, 21:17
http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/images/tombraiderlegend_pc_screenshots_0004/screen2.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/Phlip_03/legendnextgen.jpg

Vermillion
24-07-09, 21:20
I can't really say anything about the graphics because 360 owners got the deal on Legend. They don't have Legend for the PS3 so there is no way for me to make a comparison being as the only one I have is for the PS2 :rolleyes:


I've got Legend on 360 and Underworld for PS3, and Legend definitely looks better. Especially the final levels of Underworld (Jan Mayen -Island, Helheim and **** like that) looks more like a ps2-game :hea:.

Also, like I've said in another thread, I hated the eitr and thralls :mad: it looked really stupid. The enemies in Legend where a lot better and realistic. And I loved the sea serpent fight :) this is exactly what you should expect from an Arthurian Legend. I wish there were more enemies like that. The rest were mostly Amanda's mercenaries and some animals.

Tomb Raider Jay
26-07-09, 15:23
Legend had loads of colour, great lighting and a breathtaking Lara model with amazing detail - I'd say in some moments it looked truly impressive for a first time next-gen effort :D

Underwolrd has more foliage, better textures in some areas and plasticy models that look cheap and nasty... plus the colour grey is there in almost every level :(

The reviewer on Gametrailers.com said "Legend looks phenomenal!"

And about Underworld he said "Lara's just another pretty face"

I think both games look good but Legend has my vote, I love the shiny ruins, the water and fire effects - plus her mansion is there and it looks like an exact replica of the TR movie house, impressive! ;)

_Raychel
28-07-09, 17:37
Well, I have them both for PS2, and since the main purpose of Underworld for PS2 seems to be to get you to buy a PS3, I'd say Legend has much better graphics. Although I've seen videos of the PC version of Underworld, and it looks gorgeous :(

Paddy
29-07-09, 00:04
I actually found Underworlds graphics significantly better, especially the water anyway.

Megalith
29-07-09, 13:26
For me Legend had better color management than Underworld.
Especially Paraiso.The colors in this level were phenomenally beautiful even with PS2's low specs.
That's why i always say that art direction is really important.You can have a beautiful game even on an Amiga 500 if the art director knows what he's doing.

Manuel C. Campos
31-07-09, 01:24
i think underworld has better graphics and looks better in general. what really makes me sad is the fact that they didn't make underworld in a way that it would have the same game structure and gameplay as legend. i think the lara model and the levels are perfect, but i wish they'd kept legend's reward, level select and menu systems - it'd been a much more intuitive and simple game to play, instead of a complicated bug box

Alex Shepherd
01-08-09, 23:31
What makes you think that Legend has better graphics than the inderworld is because Legend is so lighted than the underworld, but underworld is so dark game so it lows the graphics a little, but Underworld has more better graphics than the Legend.

Between about the screenshots, I don't think I have this same graphics, this one looks better than mine, is it photoshoped, I just got shocked when I saw this :eek:

S.Black
02-08-09, 00:06
Legend:

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3222/dsba.jpg
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2875/fkxy.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/3094/jtrs.jpg

Underworld:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5184/bdf.jpg
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3992/94408382.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7580/jrea.jpg
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3224/sryui.jpg

Obviously Underworld wins
and speaking about water here's something I made a while ago
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/861/tombraider.gif

tranniversary119
02-08-09, 00:22
I just replayed Legend on the 360, well Bolivia. The game is VERY good looking, but it isn't better than Underworld. I noticed the lighting in both games seem very dull, and should be worked on.

ThatNorskChick
09-08-09, 00:27
I finally played this in next gen and I have to say, I was really impressed with the colors and lighting. It really added a lot to the mood, I think I actually went "woah" a couple of times. Legend beats TRU on that level, but I wouldn't say graphic-wise. Comparing the two side by side made me realize just how monotonous the colors in TRU were.

On a side note, can I just say how frickin' creepy Lara's face is in next gen Legend? It's creepy. There's something really wrong about it. :(

]{eith
09-08-09, 00:52
On a side note, can I just say how frickin' creepy Lara's face is in next gen Legend? It's creepy. There's something really wrong about it. :(

I haven't played the whole game in Next gen but I downloaded the 360 Bolivia Demo and you're right - there's something really wrong with Lara's face. It's creepy - it's like one of those plastic dolls from those horror films - with the eyes that follow you as you walk across the room. :eek:

SweetMaleficia
09-08-09, 01:16
It depends. I think Underworld's Thailand level is the most beautiful thing to ever grace my TV screen, but the rest of the game is quite dull. I guess the graphics are better but I think Legend has a better colour scheme, if that makes sense. I still think Anniversary overall is the prettiest.

ThatNorskChick
09-08-09, 01:25
{eith;3906992']I haven't played the whole game in Next gen but I downloaded the 360 Bolivia Demo and you're right - there's something really wrong with Lara's face. It's creepy - it's like one of those plastic dolls from those horror films - with the eyes that follow you as you walk across the room. :eek:

Chyah! Seriously. :eek:

http://i27.************/292nozk.jpg

Nerd For Life
09-08-09, 01:26
LMAO omg her eyes *hides*

Peanut
09-08-09, 02:54
It looks like a 100 Times better! :D

LightningRider
09-08-09, 12:29
It looks like a 100 Times better! :D

Her eyes? Hell No!

:p

]{eith
09-08-09, 20:44
She looked a little stoned sometimes.

http://i25.************/345c0gn.jpg

Nerd For Life
09-08-09, 20:51
You creeped me out for the rest of the night. I hate you. :mad:

]{eith
09-08-09, 20:52
You creeped me out for the rest of the night. I hate you. :mad:

Well you shouldn't have looked directly at it!! :eek:

TRfan9294
09-08-09, 20:58
Kinda hard to decide which is better, they are pretty much the same for me.:)

Nerd For Life
09-08-09, 20:58
{eith;3909017']Well you shouldn't have looked directly at it!! :eek:

Now I have to look again...

:(

young Lara Croft
10-08-09, 18:21
I couldn't agree more with this thread!!!! TRL's graphics were way better! :tmb:

Cristina
10-08-09, 18:25
{eith;3908985']She looked a little stoned sometimes.

http://i25.************/345c0gn.jpg

What they done to poor lara!:vlol::vlol::vlol:

tombofwinston
10-08-09, 19:25
{eith;3908985']She looked a little stoned sometimes.

http://i25.************/345c0gn.jpg



:vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol:


Takamoto's own blend.

Morsusmihi
10-08-09, 19:25
TRU's graphics actually look quite realistic. Minus Lara's hair.

TRGamer8
13-08-09, 10:59
I think they are almost the same, just when Legnd is on Next-gen graphics :)

Phlip
14-11-09, 13:39
I just watched a gameplay video of Legend with Next Gen graphics. The water has an actual proper rippling effect (like Uncharted), but how come Underworld doesn't? :confused: Underworld just has a texture that reflects, but the water itself doesn't change shape - they put in splashes to hide that.

Aranara
14-11-09, 14:46
Legend was much easier for me to beat than Underworld (I can't friggin' beat the whole game), but I need to say that the only thing that annoyed me in Underworld was the lack of light in the Arctic Sea level and the Mediterranean Sea level.
And Lara's hair in Underworld looks like it is glued to her head. Really.

ZapTheLadyBird
14-11-09, 15:09
I agree...
I'm not here to play the games for the graphics though.
They tried too hard with the graphics in Underworld... It's easier to play with the graphics in Legend...
I suppose I don't want something too much like real like in a game... I dunno why. Good graphics in both though...
I think for the next game they should work on the game and keep the graphics like Legend and Anniversary.

Paddy
15-11-09, 02:57
Those pics on previous page show it that Underworlds graphics are way better.

michaeldt
15-11-09, 04:31
I reckon that TRl 360 has some slightly better water effects lighting, but TRU beats TRL in the Character and model shape, from what I've hear, TRL Lara had around 7500 polygons while TRU Lara had around 28,000 polygons, I also think that TRU has slightly sharper textures.

toughraid3r37
15-11-09, 07:07
When i saw this thread I seriously had this face: :yik:
I mean, NO WAY, Underworld has way way way way better graphics :D.

Oh and by the way, its probably cuz you played underworld on PC :p.

RAID
15-11-09, 11:39
Seriously, 360 Legend looks way better than TRU in general, especially the water.

Lara looks bad in both games though :whi:

michaeldt
15-11-09, 11:45
TRL had a WAY Better dirt effect than TRU :D in TRL, Lara actually looked dirty after rolling in the dirt, TRU lara looks like she has a series of melinoma's and bruises IMO.

xXhayleyroxXx
15-11-09, 11:49
they certaintly arent for me 'cause im on ps3 and legend was ps2

also - underworld did actually have rippling effects and the water changed shape - somebody said it didnt before

i think they're the same

Phlip
15-11-09, 13:22
they certaintly arent for me 'cause im on ps3 and legend was ps2

also - underworld did actually have rippling effects and the water changed shape - somebody said it didnt before

i think they're the same

No it definitely just stayed the same shape. There where splashes instead of rippling water which changed shape.

xXhayleyroxXx
15-11-09, 13:31
No it definitely just stayed the same shape. There where splashes instead of rippling water which changed shape.

really ? im sure it changed! maybe im going mental
the sea's were good though - they moved

Phlip
15-11-09, 13:43
Yeah they moved but on their own just like TR3 onwards. Lara gave no reaction. In next gen Legend and xbox 360 Anniversary the water reacts the same way as Uncharted's. :)

xXhayleyroxXx
15-11-09, 14:08
Yeah they moved but on their own just like TR3 onwards. Lara gave no reaction. In next gen Legend and xbox 360 Anniversary the water reacts the same way as Uncharted's. :)

iv only ever played the uncharted demo - what does it do?

Phlip
15-11-09, 14:19
Acts like realistic water by reacting to what Nate does.

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You can see the water reacting to him. :)

Carbonek_0051
15-11-09, 15:16
I've played Legend on 360, and it doesn't look better than Underworld. But it's still a really pretty game, but at times Lara looks a bit shiny. :p

Underworld looks gorgeous on 360 however, loads better than Legend.:D

Underhoe
15-11-09, 16:46
I've only played the demo of Legend on my Xbox360, and It doesn't looked better for me. :p Only the water effects - they were so realistic in Legend! The water effects are totally stunning in Xbox360 Anniversary, and Next gen Legend. :eek: I missed those lovely effects from TRU.:(

Paddy
16-11-09, 05:54
TRL had a WAY Better dirt effect than TRU :D in TRL, Lara actually looked dirty after rolling in the dirt, TRU lara looks like she has a series of melinoma's and bruises IMO.

IMO she looks like she rolled through dirt more on Underworld.

Aranara
16-11-09, 06:01
Lara looks bad in both games though :whi:
I don't really know. Legend Lara's boobs are way to big and one is going to the left, and the other one to the right (WTF?) and Underworld Lara (in my opinion) is kinda fat! The perfect Lara for me is the Anniversary one:)
But I can't say she looks THAT BAD.;)