Holy inhuman strength batman!

#1 Posted by Hunkulese (2702 posts) -

For all the complaining about how the game didn't hold on to their desire to create a realistic experience I'm surprised this never came up. She has the strength of the Hulk. I can suspend my disbelief for the climbing and jumping stuff but as soon as you get the rope arrow you can pull down balconies and rip doors right off the frame?

#2 Edited by LiquidPrince (15918 posts) -

Can't you only pull doors off their frames once you get that secondary item?

#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Can't you only pull doors of their frames once you get that secondary item?

Correct.

For all the complaining about how the game didn't hold on to their desire to create a realistic experience I'm surprised this never came up. She has the strength of the Hulk. I can suspend my disbelief for the climbing and jumping stuff but as soon as you get the rope arrow you can pull down balconies and rip doors right off the frame?

You can only do hat once you get the required item.

#4 Posted by Hunkulese (2702 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: Yes but the required item is an arrow with a rope on it. I'm not a physicist but I'm pretty sure that's not going to give you the leverage to rip down balconies or destroy doors.

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: Yes but the required item is an arrow with a rope on it. I'm not a physicist but I'm pretty sure that's not going to give you the leverage to rip down balconies or destroy doors.

She is able to tug down wooden stuff. Mostly decayed wooden items.

#6 Edited by LiquidPrince (15918 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: Yes but the required item is an arrow with a rope on it. I'm not a physicist but I'm pretty sure that's not going to give you the leverage to rip down balconies or destroy doors.

Uh... no. You can only pull off very specific things with the rope arrow. Heavier stuff requires a secondary item on top of the rope arrow which you get like three quarters of the way into the story.

#7 Edited by Poppduder (460 posts) -

I find it harder to believe that the arrow stays stuck in the rope/door long enough for it to support human body weight.

#8 Posted by Hunkulese (2702 posts) -

@liquidprince: 5 minutes after I got the rope arrow I was able to pull down a balcony full of dudes and then shot an arrow into a door and pulled it off the frame.

#9 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

Decaying wood isn't as sturdy as you think. It would be especially easy to rip apart for someone who can rock climb with only a pickaxe.

#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@liquidprince: 5 minutes after I got the rope arrow I was able to pull down a balcony full of dudes and then shot an arrow into a door and pulled it off the frame.

Decaying beams and a old door.

#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (15918 posts) -

@hunkulese: You'll eventually get to things that are NOT decayed and require a secondary item to pull down.

#12 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Well it's like 500 year old wood.

#13 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1959 posts) -

How about walking around and taking out hordes of baddies while sporting a bullet wound? I think focusing down on one thing is ridiculous since everything about Lara is superhuman.

#14 Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

It's a videogame. If it was truly realistic you would die after a single bullet. Not really fun, or?

#15 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

@nictel said:

It's a videogame. If it was truly realistic you would die after a single bullet. Not really fun, or?

Not entirely true. The human body can endure far more than a single bullet if it isn't to the brain area.

#16 Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

@nictel said:

It's a videogame. If it was truly realistic you would die after a single bullet. Not really fun, or?

Not entirely true. The human body can endure far more than a single bullet if it isn't to the brain area.

Well fine, if she gets hit in the shoulder and it isn't through-and-through she has to remove the bullet in a QTE otherwise she only needs to bandage in a QTE. If she doesn't find anti-biotics in time she dies of infection.

#17 Posted by Humanity (9063 posts) -

Well if we go by that line of reasoning then I don't think a shotgun would work in exactly the way they use it for clearing out obstacles either. I also don't think just jamming an arrow in a wooden post would be enough to hold her weight, just like falling hundreds of feet only to jam your ice pick into a wall at the last moment would probably dislocate her shoulder every time, just like etc etc video games.

#18 Edited by thetenthdoctor (291 posts) -

SPOILERY POST (can't use spoiler tag on mobile)

The antagonists are ancient samurai warriors following a dead queen transferring her soul to living vessels- and you're bothered by the lack of realism in the rope arrows?

Why does the rope climbing work and bullets not kill her? Because video games, dude.

#19 Edited by psylah (2170 posts) -

Yeah, the wood barely stands up to strong winds, so Lara having a good tug on some soft wood will give the desired results.

#20 Posted by Teclo (139 posts) -

@psylah said:

Lara having a good tug on some soft wood will give the desired results.

#21 Edited by Sinusoidal (1428 posts) -

How much wood could a Lara chuck if a Lara could chuck wood?

I find it hard to believe she manages to get an arrow stuck in wood so badly decayed she can easily pull it apart. In that state, the arrow would either just pass right through the wood like it wasn't there, or even if it initially stuck, when she pulled on it, the arrow would plain pop out long before the wood collapsed.

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