Am I a fool to get really exited about the new Tomb Raider?

#1 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

So this came about skimming a PC Gamer article, and the post is partly about the game, but partly about hype in general. 
 
I've been a fan of Tomb Raider since forever and played almost all of em with varied levels of enjoyment. And seeing all this coverage is getting me super exited about all the propositions and promises of a stinking fresh hot reboot. This is what I feel in my heart, and it's still my overall opinion but my brain keeps telling me that once I sit down and play it, I am once again going to eventually realize "Oh wait, this is still just another videogame".
  
I've always been a starry-eyed kind of guy but I'm starting to get jaded, which doesn't sound like an ideal thing to be but getting your dreams stomped out isn't really peachy either... So where do you guys lie? Do you hope for the best? Assume the worst? Are marketers selling what they believe in, or just feeding you lies?

#2 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

I don't think you're a fool. From what I've read, there are some very interesting changes from the previous games. I have never been a fan of the franchise but I am excited based on the Game Informer article alone. I don't pre-order games without seeing uncut gameplay though.

#3 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -
@Rockanomics: Not at all at first I didn't care for this game but after some research and info I am hooked the changes seem to be for the best.
#4 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

The last few TR games have been pretty good..  But rushed to release.


With this one, they seem to be taken things very seriously and seem to have been given the time and budget to make a really great game for a change.. And just look what happened with Mortal Kombat, the developers there were stuck pushing out mediocre games but when really given the opportunity, have made one of the best fighting games ever.  We haven't really seen enough of the new Tomb Raider to be really excited yet but it's looking good.
#5 Posted by IBurningStar (2145 posts) -

My current stance on this game is that of cautious optimism. I think it has a chance of being better than some of the later entries in the series, but I'm not quite convinced it will do for this series what the new Mortal Kombat did for that one.

#6 Posted by Chop (1964 posts) -

Not at all. 


Crystal Dynamics are very capable developers. It's just that with the TR franchise they've been stuck with the same formula. Now that they're actually changing shit and giving the title the proper care it needs, they may just have a winner on their hands. 
#7 Posted by rmanthorp (3696 posts) -

We can all hold out hope. I for one am very interested...

Moderator
#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3518 posts) -

I'm very interested in the new Tomb Raider. From the previews it sounds great.

#9 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

Nope.


I've never played anything from Tomb Raider, but I can see the potential in this new game. It'll definitely be at least as good as the recent titles. It's good to be optimistic.

Now, as for Max Payne 3...
#10 Posted by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

I'm looking forward to the new TR game too.

#11 Posted by FlamingHobo (4475 posts) -

This definitely looks like an interesting take on the franchise and should give the franchise the proper reboot it needs at this point.

#12 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -
@Rockanomics: If there has been a Tomb Raider game to have faith in, this new reboot of Lara Craft is definitely the one. I've got a pretty good feeling this game will be great.
#13 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Not at all. It looks like they're going down a fairly interesting route with this one, and Crystal Dynamics seems to be a capable studio.

#14 Posted by zungerman090 (311 posts) -

From what have been told, this seems to be more of a survival game rather than platformer. If they do it well, it can be great. Something unique and innovative. 

#15 Posted by GI_Josh87 (11 posts) -

You're not a fool quite yet, Ms. Croft could possibly still deliver....however, if this topic had been called "Am I a fool to get really excited about the new Sonic game" then yes, the answer would be you most certainly are a fool.

#16 Posted by Lelcar (591 posts) -

I've never been a fan of the Tomb Raider series. It just didn't interest me back in the 90s. But I really hope this new one turns out well. I like the promotional artwork for it. I'm definitely going to give the new Tomb Raider a shot when it comes out.

#17 Posted by Keeng (998 posts) -

Naa, dude. It very much seems like a game worth being excited over. The last four games in the franchise have ranged from really good to great and this seems better than all of them.

#18 Posted by JasonR86 (9379 posts) -
@Rockanomics
 
You can get excited about whatever you want and anyone who tells you otherwise are just grumps who want to bring everyone else down.
#19 Posted by onarum (1946 posts) -

Nah, I'm into it as well, I'm interested in seeing what sort of  "open ended gameplay" they have put in there.

#20 Posted by Beaudacious (916 posts) -

Game looks amazing, so no issues.

#21 Posted by niamahai (1402 posts) -

i always go 'wtf' when people said "eww Tomb Raider haven't been good since '97" or "ewww small bewbs I no play"

I thought the 3 Crystal.D games were received quite well, aside from Underworld (the ONLY ONE rushed for release)

#22 Posted by Strife777 (1432 posts) -

I think you're right to be excited. I've been looking to play a Tomb Raider again for a long time, but they always end up being the same old thing. This one seems like the first real change in both feel and look (except for Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light obviously). I am genuinely excited for this game as well.

#23 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3642 posts) -

The demo looked great and some of their ideas sound interesting, but it was really straightforward and full of QTE's. I'm withholding judgement until they show something more substantial, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

#24 Posted by niamahai (1402 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

The demo looked great and some of their ideas sound interesting, but it was really straightforward and full of QTE's. I'm withholding judgement until they show something more substantial, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

The last full fledge TR game (Underworld) wasn't straightforward and had no QTE, people gave it a lot of shit because of it.

<--- unashamed lover of all things Lara Croft

#25 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

Not a fool :)
#26 Posted by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

You're not; I am also hyped.

#27 Posted by maddesthatter985 (18 posts) -

It looks very good, Tomb Raider needed some freshening up and some depth

#28 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

I think it look cool.

Online
#29 Edited by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

After E3, I'm interested in this game.  Looks like Uncharted, and since I don't own a PS3, it'll satisfy my itch. 

#30 Posted by SuperCycle (330 posts) -

I try not to get excited about a game until it's about a month or two away. If I was to allow myself to get excited about Tomb Raider now it couldn't possibly live up to the expectations that I would have put onto it, and then I would be inevitably disappointed with the final game.

#31 Posted by yinstarrunner (1171 posts) -

It looks alright for what it is, I'm just scared that the focus might be shifting away from some of the things I like about tomb raider and that the open world might get tedious.

#32 Posted by Hailinel (22714 posts) -

Nope. I'm pretty interested in it, too, which really says a lot because I've never actually bought a Tomb Raider game before.

Online
#33 Posted by UnbreakableVow (45 posts) -

I'm madly excited about it
 
But then again I love every single Tomb Raider game except for Underworld 
 
Yes, even that one (that one in this case may be Chronicles or Angel of Darkness)

#34 Posted by Ksaw (341 posts) -

Nah, it looks promising. With game coverage being co comprehensive these days you should have a decent idea of how the game is going to turn out. If you're on the fence by the time it comes out, read a review from a publication/person you trust or tend to agree with and you should be fine...but then again, you probably already know how to buy games.

#35 Posted by 24f234f232323 (16 posts) -

TR always seems to be behind the trend on new types of best sellers IMO, hopefully they've hit the mark in keeping up with the times unlike Duke Nukem-- I'm hopeful but now banking on it. They're new to the genre with each new release... which is always unnerving.

#36 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -

Nope, it looks rad so far.

#37 Posted by DrSbaitso (45 posts) -

It looks like an Uncharted clone, right down to the way Lara thinks out loud to herself (Nathan Drake anyone?)

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.