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Old 17-10-19, 10:27   #201
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There’s going to be a film adaptation of it soon.

They don’t bother adapting things that aren’t successful. The game was definitely impressive in its sales.
Aren’t they adapting Rise?

Or do you mean they’ll put elements of Shadow like TR2018 did with Rise (leather jacket, Ana, Trinity)?
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Old 17-10-19, 10:35   #202
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Aren’t they adapting Rise?

Or do you mean they’ll put elements of Shadow like TR2018 did with Rise (leather jacket, Ana, Trinity)?
We think the director meant Rise. People are assuming there will be elements of Shadow too.
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Old 17-10-19, 10:39   #203
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Why do people like to pretend that the game is a flop? It wasn't critically panned or negatively recieved to the point where the ENTIRE TRILOGY is now deemed a failure. Lukewarm doesn't equal negative.
Because some people like to pretend they hate something so much that they can't stop taking about it and throw tantrums whenever the devs don't give them more of the thing they pretend to hate.

It was reviewed fairly well:

- AngryCentaurGaming - Buy
- Polygon - Recommended
- Saving Content - 100 (5 / 5)
- Impulsegamer - 100 (5 / 5)
- GameSpew - 100 (10 / 10)
- Gamerheadquarters - 100 (10 / 10)
- Level Down Games - 95 (9.5 / 10)
- GameSpace - 95 (9.5 / 10)
- Video Chums - 92 (9.2 / 10)
- Spaziogames - 90 (9 / 10)
- Hobby Consolas - 90 (90 / 100)
- We Got This Covered - 90 (4.5 / 5)
- GamingBolt - 90 (9 / 10)
- GearNuke - 90 (9 / 10)
- Attack of the Fanboy - 90 (4.5 / 5)
- The Outerhaven Productions - 90 (4.5 / 5)
- Just Push Start - 90 (4.5 / 5)
- Hardcore Gamer - 90 (4.5 / 5)
- Worth Playing - 90 (9 / 10)
- PlayStation LifeStyle - 90 (9 / 10)
- Stevivor - 90 (9 / 10)
- GamingTrend - 90 (90 / 100)
- PSX Brasil - 90 (90 / 100)
- PC Invasion - 90 (9 / 10)
- IGN - 90 (9 / 10)
- AusGamers - 89 (8.9 / 10)
- GamesBeat - 87 (87 / 100)
- Wccftech - 86 (8.6 / 10)
- IGN Italy - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- GameZone - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- Rectify Gaming - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- Easy Allies - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- PlayStation Universe - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- GaminGuardian - 85 (8.5 / 10)
- PC Gamer - 84 (84 / 100)
- New Game Network - 80 (80 / 100)
- Press Start - 80 (8 / 10)
- Xbox Achievements - 80 (80 / 100)
- Gameblog - 80 (8 / 10)
- GameSkinny - 80 (8 / 10)
- Daily Dot - 80 (4 / 5)
- GamesRadar+ - 80 (4 / 5)
- TechRaptor - 80 (8 / 10)
- Metro GameCentral - 80 (8 / 10)
- TrueAchievements - 80 (4 / 5)
- Game Revolution - 80 (4 / 5)
- COGconnected - 78 (78 / 100)
- DualShockers - 75 (7.5 / 10)
- Destructoid - 75 (7.5 / 10)
- Game Informer - 75 (7.5 / 10)
- USgamer - 70 (3.5 / 5)
- TechnoBuffalo - 70 (3.5 / 5)
- Shacknews - 70 (7 / 10)
- Viewport - 70 (7 / 10)
- VideoGamer - 70 (7 / 10)
- GameSpot - 60 (6 / 10)
- Guardian - 60 (3 / 5)
- Digital Spy - 60 (3 / 5)
- Telegraph - 40 (2 / 5)
- Eurogamer - Not Recommended

OTHER:

- VG247 - Unscored
- Kotaku - Unscored
- Ars Technica - Unscored

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comme...review_thread/
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Old 17-10-19, 10:54   #204
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It hurts me to say this but I agree with the negative reviews the most. The game just didn't live up to anything. It didn't live up to be a proper sequel, it was worse in most departments compared to the previous two games (Shadow is just nowhere near as polished as 2013 and Rise), and it certainly wasn't the ending to the trilogy most people hoped for. On top of that, the game is full of holes itself, not regarding the overall reboot sotryline, but even it's own. It just felt like everything was a step down from the last two games.

I only watched the CGI trailer and the E3 trailer and then went radio silent for the rest of all press release. The only thing I knew was that the game would revolve around an apocalypse, that Camilla still couldn't get over how dark the ending was and that the game would be more stealth focused. The CGI trailer got me hyped AF but the E3 trailer disappointed me.

So when I finally started the game in september, I was amazed by how good everything looked. I loved the opening. I loved the rooftop scene with Jonah (one of the few good acted parts of this game). Up until Kuwak Yaku everything was amazing and I felt so overwhelmed. I didn't expect it to be that good. When Croft Manor happened I was on the verge of tears. And then... yeah it went downhill pretty fast. Paititi ruined the game for me. Everything in it was bad. I had voice immersion on and I couldn't believe Lara was talking English back to them. The voice acting and lip syncing was horrendous. Paititi felt empty AF. The charachters were horribly one dimensional. Dominguez was the leader of some random tribe, which had nothing to do with previous games, while also being the leader of trinity, are you kidding me?

San Juan felt like a breath of fresh air but it was over as soon as it started. Then the point of no return popped up. I lost pretty much all enthousiasm for the game by then. The ending was weak. The boss fight was weak. The final scene with Lara and Jonah in Paititi was weak. It left me with such a sour taste in my mouth, I was so disappointed.

The DLCs were great but they were all during the campaign so it felt like they never reached their full potential. Not to mention they were hidden behind incredibly long loading screens - one thing I loved about the two previous games how seamless everything blended together. This, again, just felt weak.

So yeah I wasn't planning on writing a whole review for this game, but there you have it Shadow was just such a disappointing mess, to me, at least, and that's coming from a huge classics and reboot fan.
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Old 17-10-19, 11:41   #205
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the game shipped a little over 4 million copies in 2018. those arent sales
okay the game sold 4 copies. they just kept making DLCs so the employees at eidos montreal don't get bored.
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Old 21-10-19, 19:01   #206
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As far as I understand it shipped equals sold to retailer because they believe they will sell that amount.

https://www.dualshockers.com/the-dif...han-you-think/
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Old 21-10-19, 19:22   #207
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As far as I understand it shipped equals sold to retailer because they believe they will sell that amount.

https://www.dualshockers.com/the-dif...han-you-think/
Thank you for the article ! Very useful.

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This is, of course, nothing in comparison to what fanboys do on forums, as we all know that fanboys love to play marketing instead of playing games
This is literally TRF in a nutshell !

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Old 21-10-19, 21:30   #208
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As far as I understand it shipped equals sold to retailer because they believe they will sell that amount.

https://www.dualshockers.com/the-dif...han-you-think/
I agree with Chamayoo, it's very interesting.

I honestly thought that any unsold copies of the game were returned to the Publisher
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Old 22-10-19, 03:38   #209
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If the outfit restriction get's unlifted, even for just NG plus save files I will be happy and consider it the best reboot game in the trilogy. That outfit restriction really dragged the game down on top of the annoying hub. But if we are able to choose our own outfits I can at the very least forgive a bit of it's faults.
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Old 22-10-19, 05:10   #210
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okay the game sold 4 copies. they just kept making DLCs so the employees at eidos montreal don't get bored.
i wasnt the one spreading false information. no need to be a bitch about it. next time dont say something that is false and no one needs to correct you. have a nice day


edit: at the article posted: of course they ship those numbers because they are quite sure that they will all sell. but that usually never happens instantly or at full price. just look how quick the games price was dropped and SE themselves stated that it had a slow start. i was hoping for shadows success because even though it has a lot of new flaws for me its the best by far out of the trilogy and they should keep on going into that direction.
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