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Linoshi Croft 14-02-13 12:38

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 6649884)
That defeats the point of reviews then. Shouldn't it normally be out before game releases? LCGoL had it before release as I remember it got good/even perfect scores. Pretty sure other games are like that too.

I think some companies hold reviews until a little after release date like RE6, which is a shady practice to get more sales.

Reviews tend to come out a week prior or a couple of days before. In most cases I found they come out the day before release. We are something like 3 weeks prior release? So, it's silly to expect one so early. :p

TippingWater 14-02-13 12:42

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Originally Posted by Lee1711 (Post 6649941)
everyone just needs a big :hug:

:hug: back!

Shark_Blade 14-02-13 12:50

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Originally Posted by Linoshi Croft (Post 6649946)
Reviews tend to come out a week prior or a couple of days before. In most cases I found they come out the day before release. We are something like 3 weeks prior release? So, it's silly to expect one so early. :p

Game magazines usually have reviews a month before the actual game release, right?

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Originally Posted by Lee1711 (Post 6649941)
everyone just needs a big :hug:

Oh. :hug: Do we need a room?

Mr GaGa 14-02-13 13:10

Why does the new tomb raider look so damn awesome. I mean good lord crystal dynamics totally delivered this time!

BeauGarcon 14-02-13 13:12

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 6649967)
Game magazines usually have reviews a month before the actual game release, right?

They do have it earlier than rest because they must test it but remember there's review embargo forbidding press to publish reviews :)

GUMI 14-02-13 13:28

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Originally Posted by Lee1711 (Post 6649941)
everyone just needs a big :hug:

No, everybody needs a big :gki:

CBS_TombRaider 14-02-13 14:17

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 6649884)
That defeats the point of reviews then. Shouldn't it normally be out before game releases? LCGoL had it before release as I remember it got good/even perfect scores. Pretty sure other games are like that too.

I think some companies hold reviews until a little after release date like RE6, which is a shady practice to get more sales.

Oooh. That is sketchy :pi: Well, I don't think we'll be getting reviews just yet. But if you still haven't managed to find any by, let's say, the end of February, then feel free to expose Crystal for the frauds they supposedly are :p

I expect there'll be threads popping up once the reviews come out though :)

Also, hugs for everyone? :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Isaac 14-02-13 14:28

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 6649856)
Cant deal with the truth? Then you're the one who should leave. ;)

There is no truth, just opinions. I think we get it, you don't like the game. No need to force this perspective into other's throats. Nobody will force you to play the game, so move on or be constructive?...

Even reviews tend to be biased or subjective anyway. They seem to follow a trend most of the time. I remember by the time AoD was released, every reviews got into the "WHO BASH THE MOST THIS GAME" thing and a big majority of reviews were nitpicking every elements from the game, overlooking its good side. I've yet to read a good neutral unbiased review.

Weemanply109 14-02-13 14:28

Ironic, he talks about accepting differing opinions, but he calls his "truth" as if it has more merit than ours. :vlol: Everyone's right, he's like a broken record, we're all entitled to our opinions, but repeating them constantly to up your post count is a big YAWN to the rest of us, we no longer care at this point, sadly. You can keep posting it if you like, we can't change that and I'm not going to tell you to not to, but just know that people are allowed to have an opinion of your opinion too, and we think it's tiring. This applies to all the haters that are still sticking around here (especially that idiot who posts one word per line/sentence and used to post spoilers in thread titles :rolleyes:)

(Btw, I mean no disrespect to Shark_Blade, just sharing my thoughts)

Reviews usually arrive in the final week before the games release. It's ALWAYS been that way. Maybe magazines get theirs in earlier because they release theirs in monthly increments and don't have the ability to post it last minute before the game's release like a gaming blog site and such does.

renspyro 14-02-13 14:51

Another interview to Nora Tschirner, sorry guys no subs :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS1ppDB-q8c

Linoshi Croft 14-02-13 14:55

They are really really bigging her up, I've literally seen a million videos about her and none of the other voice actors. (Par the main obviously)

renspyro 14-02-13 14:57

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Originally Posted by Linoshi Croft (Post 6650089)
They are really really bigging her up, I've literally seen a million videos about her and none of the other voice actors. (Par the main obviously)

Absolutley, and for the Spanish dub we have nothing yet! no trailer, no interview... WTH!? :pi:

GUMI 14-02-13 15:00

She's just cool :pi:
Deal with it :pi:
Not really, i think its just while she's voiceacting Lara she moves so weird that it looks like hip-hop :p

CBS_TombRaider 14-02-13 15:04

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Originally Posted by Linoshi Croft (Post 6650089)
They are really really bigging her up, I've literally seen a million videos about her and none of the other voice actors. (Par the main obviously)

Possibly, she's quite popular in Germany? She seems like a sweet and down-to-earth girl imo. I hope I'll be able to play the game in German (though obviously after I've completed it in English), so I can hear her voice. I still prefer Camilla's to her voice, but it's pretty nice :)

EDIT: Hah, they're poking fun at Camilla's many moans and screams :pi::p

EDIT2: Apparently Nora can't handle the style of the camera, you know, the shaky camera. It makes her feel ill, so I guess she won't be playing as herself :p

Shark_Blade 14-02-13 15:14

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Originally Posted by Isaac (Post 6650053)
There is no truth, just opinions. I think we get it, you don't like the game. No need to force this perspective into other's throats. Nobody will force you to play the game, so move on or be constructive?...

Even reviews tend to be biased or subjective anyway. They seem to follow a trend most of the time. I remember by the time AoD was released, every reviews got into the "WHO BASH THE MOST THIS GAME" thing and a big majority of reviews were nitpicking every elements from the game, overlooking its good side. I've yet to read a good neutral unbiased review.

I believe you were being misled. The only truth I'm implying is that there are differing opinions. Never did I claim I am the infinite truest of the truth.

And since when did I not like the game? Shame on you. :ohn:

Yes reviews sometimes do follow trend. But what I always do is read both sides - from professional reviewers point of view and normal gamers. Metacritic is a best example for this.

It would be nice get any sort of review right now to get a picture how the game is coming along, since launch date is indeed very near.



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Originally Posted by Weemanply109 (Post 6650054)
Ironic, he talks about accepting differing opinions, but he calls his "truth" as if it has more merit than ours. :vlol: Everyone's right, he's like a broken record, we're all entitled to our opinions, but repeating them constantly to up your post count is a big YAWN to the rest of us, we no longer care at this point, sadly. You can keep posting it if you like, we can't change that and I'm not going to tell you to not to, but just know that people are allowed to have an opinion of your opinion too, and we think it's tiring. This applies to all the haters that are still sticking around here (especially that idiot who posts one word per line/sentence and used to post spoilers in thread titles :rolleyes:)

(Btw, I mean no disrespect to Shark_Blade, just sharing my thoughts)

Reviews usually arrive in the final week before the games release. It's ALWAYS been that way. Maybe magazines get theirs in earlier because they release theirs in monthly increments and don't have the ability to post it last minute before the game's release like a gaming blog site and such does.

See response above.

Now enough about me, talk about the game.
Since game mags got early digs like a month early, hence it applies to websites too. It would be impossible to schedule each reviews for hundreds and thousands of games just before their actual release dates. It would be ready at the point of writing asap to chase publishment/production. The only thing holding them up now is an embargo, like I stated my suspicion.

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 15:22

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Originally Posted by Linoshi Croft (Post 6650089)
They are really really bigging her up, I've literally seen a million videos about her and none of the other voice actors. (Par the main obviously)

I know, and she's one of the most boring and irrelevant ones >_____< !!!

I want Yuko, not some basic European whore :smk: !

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Originally Posted by CBS_TombRaider (Post 6650105)
EDIT: Hah, they're poking fun at Camilla's many moans and screams :pi::p

EDIT2: Apparently Nora can't handle the style of the camera, you know, the shaky camera. It makes her feel ill, so I guess she won't be playing as herself :p

Godmilla >>>>>>>>>> Nora's moans tbh :ohn:

I doubt she even knew what she was asked to work for when they said Tomb Raider :vlol: , I mean she'll propably say or have already said "Oh yeah, I play Tomb Raider..." like a previous model said while the only TRUE TR fan and player which has been ascociated with TR so far was Karima :ohn: , not to mention that she was the only non-fake one along with Angie, Keeley and Cami, all the other models and voice actors (lving non-English ones aside) looked too fake (voice actors, with the exception of Jonell, maybe, and Alison) or too much... how to put it lightly... oh... right, SLUTS (the rest of the models) .

Valentino 14-02-13 15:31

Lol i'm alway seeing people talk like Lara on here.

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 15:32

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Originally Posted by Valentino (Post 6650151)
Lol i'm alway seeing people talk like Lara on here.

That's a good and creepy thing at the same time :jmp: !

GUMI 14-02-13 15:35

So.
Is it just me or is Lara's jump unatural?
I swear to god that jump is from outer space.

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 15:37

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Originally Posted by GUMI (Post 6650157)
So.
Is it just me or is Lara's jump unatural?
I swear to god that jump is from outer space.

I used to have that feeling too, with most of her moves but I just got used to them I gues...?

CBS_TombRaider 14-02-13 15:58

How to tell a game's gonna be bad.

I know I'll mostly be feeding the nay-sayers of the reboot with this link, but errr... Why do some of these things mentioned sound so familiar?

Like, we got gameplay footage, yes? Multiple livestreams and all that, which mostly went without a hitch (only notable exceptions include Lara getting stuck in the default game model position and the game once crashing during a live gameplay session with Brian Horton and Noah Hughes). We've also seen a lot of cutscene footage though.

Lara hasn't been seen being overpowered imo. Although latest footage from the Monastery Escape did have Lara blasting her way through enemies with the shotgun rather easily.

We have definitely had a lot interviews with voice actors, composers and creative director... Have we had interviews with the game designers or developers, you know, people who do coding? I can't really remember :confused:

The game did get a mature rating, but aside from the rape attempt by our Russian guy, there seems to be very little else that screams "we're so mature, buy us!". Although there is quite a bit of swearing, though mostly in appropriate situations.

So discuss. Should we brace ourselves for a bad TR game? :( (and by "bad TR" game, I do not mean to provide you with an opportunity to say what you think a TR game should be like :p)
I'm mostly hoping there will be stuff (which I'm forgetting about)that divert some of these warning signs tbh

GUMI 14-02-13 16:00

Hello :wve:
This is how i want Lara to look like in TR2 :jmp:
Yes, the Photo Manip is made by me :hug:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDFFwWOCQAAOyOT.jpg

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 16:02

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Originally Posted by GUMI (Post 6650218)
Hello :wve:
This is how i want Lara to look like in TR2 :jmp:
Yes, the Photo Manip is made by me :hug:
[IG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDFFwWOCQAAOyOT.jpg[/IMG]

I like her "bite lip" expression :tmb: !

GUMI 14-02-13 16:03

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6650225)
I like her "bite lip" expression :tmb: !

Hmmm... that was a mistake i did :vlol:
Anyway, Thanks! :hug:

croft-girl-fan 14-02-13 16:04

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Originally Posted by CBS_TombRaider (Post 6650214)
How to tell a game's gonna be bad.

I know I'll mostly be feeding the nay-sayers of the reboot with this link, but errr... Why do some of these things mentioned sound so familiar?

Like, we got gameplay footage, yes? Multiple livestreams and all that, which mostly went without a hitch (only notable exceptions include Lara getting stuck in the default game model position and the game once crashing during a live gameplay session with Brian Horton and Noah Hughes). We've also seen a lot of cutscene footage though.

Lara hasn't been seen being overpowered imo. Although latest footage from the Monastery Escape did have Lara blasting her way through enemies with the shotgun rather easily.

We have definitely had a lot interviews with voice actors, composers and creative director... Have we had interviews with the game designers or developers, you know, people who do coding? I can't really remember :confused:

The game did get a mature rating, but aside from the rape attempt by our Russian guy, there seems to be very little else that screams "we're so mature, buy us!". Although there is quite a bit of swearing, though mostly in appropriate situations.

So discuss. Should we brace ourselves for a bad TR game? :(
I'm mostly hoping there will be stuff (which I'm forgetting about)that divert some of these warning signs tbh

I doubt it. We've seen tons of in-game footage and while there is no public demo release, a large number of fans got to play portions of the game at events and I can't remember reading a single negative impression from any of them.

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 16:09

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Originally Posted by GUMI (Post 6650226)
Hmmm... that was a mistake i did :vlol:
Anyway, Thanks! :hug:

:vlol: It still lokks good xD !

GUMI 14-02-13 16:23

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6650239)
:vlol: It still lokks good xD !

Making a more barbie/emo version of her right now.
And please check you profile, ive left some goodies there :vlol:

Weemanply109 14-02-13 16:30

INB4 the dirty fan edits of Lara and Roth, tbh.

GUMI 14-02-13 16:42

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Originally Posted by Weemanply109 (Post 6650298)
INB4 the dirty fan edits of Lara and Roth, tbh.

"Ah, youre doing it right emo Lara" *Licks around mouth*
"Im always at your service Redbeard!"
*Le Kisses*
*4EVER ALONE*
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDFPWhBCIAM5oa0.jpg

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 16:43

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Originally Posted by GUMI (Post 6650329)
"Ah, youre doing it right emo Lara" *Licks around mouth*
"Im always at your service Redbeard!"
*Le Kisses*
*4EVER ALONE*
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDFPWhBCIAM5oa0.jpg[/IG]

:vlol:

Stop that :vlol: !

shockwave_pulsar00 14-02-13 16:45

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Originally Posted by CBS_TombRaider (Post 6650214)
How to tell a game's gonna be bad.

I know I'll mostly be feeding the nay-sayers of the reboot with this link, but errr... Why do some of these things mentioned sound so familiar?

Like, we got gameplay footage, yes? Multiple livestreams and all that, which mostly went without a hitch (only notable exceptions include Lara getting stuck in the default game model position and the game once crashing during a live gameplay session with Brian Horton and Noah Hughes). We've also seen a lot of cutscene footage though.

Lara hasn't been seen being overpowered imo. Although latest footage from the Monastery Escape did have Lara blasting her way through enemies with the shotgun rather easily.

We have definitely had a lot interviews with voice actors, composers and creative director... Have we had interviews with the game designers or developers, you know, people who do coding? I can't really remember :confused:

The game did get a mature rating, but aside from the rape attempt by our Russian guy, there seems to be very little else that screams "we're so mature, buy us!". Although there is quite a bit of swearing, though mostly in appropriate situations.

So discuss. Should we brace ourselves for a bad TR game? :( (and by "bad TR" game, I do not mean to provide you with an opportunity to say what you think a TR game should be like :p)
I'm mostly hoping there will be stuff (which I'm forgetting about)that divert some of these warning signs tbh


I think you are reading way into that. TR doesn't really fit any of those categories. At all IMO.

1. We've seen plenty of gameplay footage. From the studio, press, as well as some fans. Most people have pretty much said it played extremely well.

2. We've heard from a few different CD staff members for interviews from both the media and things like the Crystal Podcast. Also, just because they haven't interviewed a coder doesn't mean the game will suck. I can't think of many great games where that specific of a team member for game design was interviewed.

3. As for kill everything in one hit, Lara has a bow and a lot of the kills we have seen her do were head shots. Most of the time it took 2-4 shots depending on the weapon and where they were hit. Debra the deer took quite a few though....in some playthroughs anyway.

They could have also tweaked enemy health for demos so they don't die trying to show off features, like they almost did in that hour long IGN footage.

4. Tomb Raider falls into the other spectrum they were talking about. Lara isn't chewing bubble gum and taking names, while spewing expletive one liners, in booty shorts and a crop top, as enemies explode into bloody chunks that rain down on her, causing her to remove her shirt and rub her body in it.

Seriously though, they are saying if they don't really show gameplay but try to show off sex, gore, and adult language as a feature, it more than likely will suck.

5. Pushed back date? It had one. From November 2012 to March 2013. Not several like the games they are talking about. Look at The Last of Us, that just recently got pushed back a month. Pretty sure Bioshock did too.

Tomb Raider will more than likely at least be a solid game that scores in from 7-9.5's (preferably 9 and above) out of 10.

GUMI 14-02-13 16:45

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6650332)
:vlol:

Stop that :vlol: !

I just noticed the title is wrong :/
Its "Slutty Emo Raider" :vlol:

Valentino 14-02-13 17:12

See how most the games lately have been following in TR steps by being delayed. The last of us, GTAV, Bioshock.

LNSNHGTDS 14-02-13 17:13

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Originally Posted by Valentino (Post 6650375)
See how most the games lately have been following in TR steps by being delayed. The last of us, GTAV, Bioshock.

Whatever our bitch does is automatically in fashion :ohn: !

HAHA LOOOL XD 14-02-13 18:06

TR is now in the 13th place instead of 17th yay :D
http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/

Phlip 14-02-13 18:19

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Originally Posted by CBS_TombRaider (Post 6650105)
Possibly, she's quite popular in Germany? She seems like a sweet and down-to-earth girl imo. I hope I'll be able to play the game in German (though obviously after I've completed it in English), so I can hear her voice. I still prefer Camilla's to her voice, but it's pretty nice :)

EDIT: Hah, they're poking fun at Camilla's many moans and screams :pi::p

EDIT2: Apparently Nora can't handle the style of the camera, you know, the shaky camera. It makes her feel ill, so I guess she won't be playing as herself :p

I love Nora for this. :tmb:

Spong 14-02-13 18:20

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Originally Posted by HAHA LOOOL XD (Post 6650436)
TR is now in the 13th place instead of 17th yay :D
http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/

That's just the 360 version, the PS3 version is still in 17th. But at least they've both gone up now, they were in something like 23rd place before.

LOL @ Aliens: Colonial Marines being in 7th & 14th. Just goes to show that pre-order numbers speak nothing of a game's actual quality, it's just a measure of how effective the hype is/was.

Gamd1011 14-02-13 18:24

Corny Tomb Raider Valentines:

http://laracroftreborn.tumblr.com/po...r-valentines-3

GUMI 14-02-13 18:28

I want this to be my mail on 5th march:
Mod edit: Oversized .GIF removed

CBS_TombRaider 14-02-13 18:39

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Originally Posted by Phlip (Post 6650454)
I love Nora for this. :tmb:

Aren't you supposed to love a voice actress for her, you know, voice acting? :p
I can sense that jab at Camilla coming from a mile off.


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