Job Listing Suggests Multiplayer Coming To Tomb Raider

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#51 Posted by XynnDragon (1 posts) -

Urgh, to say I'm worried about this would be an understatement.  I've been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series since the first game, and I've played every single one of them.  I've noticed people call the recent ones weak, which I think is completely unfair.  Chronicles wasn't fantastic, and the weakest of the PS1 series. Angel of Darkness was awful. But after that the series has gotten increasingly better again. Maybe not to the quality of the first few, but still very enjoyable nonetheless.  Anyway, the thing that's always been great about the tomb raider series is the distinct yet very separate level design.  Take for example, Tomb Raider 1.  Every level is completely unique and completely memorable.  You could mention absolutely any level from the original game and I'd immediately be able to remember so much from the name alone.  It's the same with most of the sequels too.  Open world enironments can't do this. You can't have sudden changes.in level design that make the whole thing memorable.  It tends to become more about the size of your world then. And the larger the world the more spread out the interesting things become.  Anyway, in terms of Multiplayer? I really hope not.  I've never thought for even a split second in the 14 or so  years I've played the series, "Hey wait.  This needs Multiplayer!"  But then maybe I stand alone, in that I enjoy a good solid single player experience, far more than a Multiplayer one.
 
Multiplayer or not, however. I'm still extremely worried for the series given the turn of events.

#52 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

There comes a point where possible multiplayer in an upcoming game ceases to be exciting.

#53 Posted by cgoodno (166 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
"  I'd bet this turns out to be true. Multiplayer is practically required these days.     "
Which is a sad statement in of itself, IMHO.
#54 Edited by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Heh. Why are people complaining? Anything new and possibly interesting introduced into something old and dated like the Tomb Raider franchise can only be a good thing.
 
And why do people still insist that muliplayer is still a bad thing that negatively affects the quality of the game? Have people not learned from games such as BioShock 2 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Call of Duty, that the muliplayer experiences can be just as engaging as the single player?
 
But hey, complaining is just as much fun! Yay complaining!

#55 Posted by Morka (161 posts) -

Multiplayer would be really cool :)

#56 Posted by RVonE (4621 posts) -

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#57 Posted by ned_perfel (22 posts) -
@cgoodno said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
"  I'd bet this turns out to be true. Multiplayer is practically required these days.     "
Which is a sad statement in of itself, IMHO. "
Very true.  At least we have Bioware showing that games can be great, mega sellers and single player only.
#58 Posted by ned_perfel (22 posts) -
@sofacitysweetheart said:
" Heh. Why are people complaining? Anything new and possibly interesting introduced into something old and dated like the Tomb Raider franchise can only be a good thing.  And why do people still insist that muliplayer is still a bad thing that negatively affects the quality of the game? Have people not learned from games such as BioShock 2 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Call of Duty, that the muliplayer experiences can be just as engaging as the single player?  But hey, complaining is just as much fun! Yay complaining! "
Limited amount of resources in game development means multiplayer incursion negatively impacts the single player game typically.  But hey I'm just complaining.
#59 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -
@ned_perfel said:
" @sofacitysweetheart said:
" Heh. Why are people complaining? Anything new and possibly interesting introduced into something old and dated like the Tomb Raider franchise can only be a good thing.  And why do people still insist that muliplayer is still a bad thing that negatively affects the quality of the game? Have people not learned from games such as BioShock 2 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Call of Duty, that the muliplayer experiences can be just as engaging as the single player?  But hey, complaining is just as much fun! Yay complaining! "
Limited amount of resources in game development means multiplayer incursion negatively impacts the single player game typically.  But hey I'm just complaining. "
Yes, yes you are. It's standard practice at this point for a developer to create or find a "sister" studio with a whole separate team from their own to focus on the mp.
#60 Posted by ned_perfel (22 posts) -
@sofacitysweetheart said:
" @ned_perfel said:
" @sofacitysweetheart said:
" Heh. Why are people complaining? Anything new and possibly interesting introduced into something old and dated like the Tomb Raider franchise can only be a good thing.  And why do people still insist that muliplayer is still a bad thing that negatively affects the quality of the game? Have people not learned from games such as BioShock 2 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Call of Duty, that the muliplayer experiences can be just as engaging as the single player?  But hey, complaining is just as much fun! Yay complaining! "
Limited amount of resources in game development means multiplayer incursion negatively impacts the single player game typically.  But hey I'm just complaining. "
Yes, yes you are. It's standard practice at this point for a developer to create or find a "sister" studio with a whole separate team from their own to focus on the mp. "
Awesome, I didn't know separate studios worked for free.  Are you kidding.
#61 Posted by Zlatko (67 posts) -

This could work really well if it's similar to Uncharted multiplayer if u ask me. 
 
Really though Tomb Raider is on a last breath if you ask me. If this reboot can't nail it, Lara will become the new Sonic.

#62 Edited by Raven_Sword (3442 posts) -

I would find it funny if they totaly just ditched the accent. im very intrigued by this game. In the day of Uncharted I really think Tombraider needs to redo itself. either make it like uncharted or do something else.
#63 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -
@ned_perfel: Was that a question? You're pretending that these things aren't accounted for, and that there isn't a producer to supervise them every step of the way.
#64 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -
@ned_perfel: uh..  They only just announced that Mass Effect 3 will have a multiplayer mode.
#65 Posted by KingVincent (13 posts) -

yep

#66 Posted by RustyBingstock (3 posts) -

There's only one lara... i'm so confused... :( haha

#67 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @ned_perfel: uh..  They only just announced that Mass Effect 3 will have a multiplayer mode. "
They never announced that. It is a rumor that a Mass Effect game will feature multiplayer, whether its 3 or a seperate game is unknown for its still a rumor

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