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RogerRoger

Looked around and saw we didn't have a dedicated topic for Lara's latest, which launches later this week on Friday 14 September (or Wednesday 12 for Croft Edition pre-orders).

As a brief primer, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the concluding part of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy showing Lara Croft's origins and transformation from adventure-fuelled teenager to full-fledged archaeological action expert. The previous two games have been well-received, but are much darker and more violent than other entries in the franchise's 22-year history, and were developed by Crystal Dynamics with several other studios in support; this third and final game is being developed by Eidos Montreal (one of the previous support studios) in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics.

Chat here about anticipations and then subsequently thoughts, feelings and emotions as you play.

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KALofKRYPTON

Will the lightbar still do fire stuff?

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FullbringIchigo

well i'm getting it for sure, i loved the last 2 although i'm not sure if i can get it day one because i'm a bit short on my gaming funds this month (this is the money i put away to buy games)

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beemo

I've been excited for this for a long time. Before it was even announced, actually.

One thing I wish would stop is the comparison with Spiderman simply because they release a week apart, they're not similar games.

Mixed reviews so far but that's really not relevant to me. Just excited to get back into Laras world. I'll probably rent initially with a view to purchase a complete edition down the line.

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Hapuc

Man this game after the last two ones looks pure garbage imo.

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Tasuki

Don't know if I will play this one. I never played Rise due to their exclusive BS so not sure if this game will require me playing that one.

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beemo

@Tasuki The first one is better than RotTR anyway, in my opinion. Nevertheless, there isn't any major link between the first two so I'm doubtful part 3 will be tied too tight. It's more an exercise in character growth rather than continuing story.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON The lightbar did fire stuff before...?!

@Tasuki I'd guess that the connections to Rise, in particular, will be stronger this time around, since it ended on something of a cliffhanger and contained some pretty serious revelations about the Croft family. Helpfully, the marketing folks over at Square Enix have you covered.

WARNING: Heavy Spoilers for Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider!

Skip five-and-a-half minutes in for the Rise recap, if you played the first one before.

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Gremio108

I won't be getting it just yet, but having never played the others I'm hoping to pick them up at some point next year and blast through all three, so I'll be keeping an eye on everyone's thoughts!

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger Thanks for posting that summary video. I had forgotten some of the plot and that helped to refresh my mind. So excited now!
I’ve just got to figure out the order I’m going to play these new releases now! Kinda considering putting Spider-Man off for a bit. I ran into delays getting started on it and I’ve read some of the gamer reactions being more lukewarm than I expected. It’s possible that I’ll prioritize SotTR first, it’s only 3 d away.

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NecuVise

I've pre-ordered it, but I'm not sure when it's going to be shipped. Anyway, by the time it comes I should get that platinum in Spider-Man so I'll be all over it. I'm a big fan of the previous two games and this one sounds like a perfectly good sequel. Nothing revolutionary, but a good nice sequel for the fans. I haven't watched many videos of it so I should have some surprises

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Yeah, I thought it was a pretty neat touch.

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JohnnyShoulder

@beemo That is a bit stupid comparing the two games. I've not seen anything myself, where exactly have you seen this?

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RogerRoger

@Th3solution Happy to help!

The recap video does miss off the mid-credits scene from Rise, in which just before she can tell Lara some big secret about her father, Ana is shot by a sniper, who then zeroes in on Lara and says something like "not yet" in a British accent.

My best friend and I are convinced that it's the same accent as Lara's uncle, who is heard via narration in the Blood Ties DLC which came included in the PS4 release of Rise. He's the one who tries, unsuccessfully, to force Lara to sell Croft Manor. Our theory is that Lara's uncle (therefore her father's brother, the secret Ana was about to impart before her death) is the head of Trinity, and that he'll be the eventual big villain in Shadow.

It's just a theory, but it's one we'd love to be true!

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Wow, I had no idea!

My lightbar is covered with a custom blackout sticker (the only "gaming mod" I've ever done; I didn't like seeing its reflection in the television, especially since I play a lot of games which always seem to take place at night) so I'd completely missed that.

Thanks!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger

I bought some stickers too, but found that once they'd updated with the dimming function that my TV screen is matte enough for the reflection to not really be too distracting.

The TR lightbar thing was a nice touch I thought. Especially as I was playing in low light most of the time.

EDIT: Ha, most of these I knew - never did get around to Alien:Isolation though...
https://www.engadget.com/2014/11/27/all-of-the-lights-many-cu...

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON As much as I'd never play a GTA game, I do love the idea of the controller suddenly breaking out the blues-and-twos whenever you're chased by the fuzz.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Yeah, it's not a series I've stuck with. Vice City was the last one I played through, and that was more for the setting and the tunes than the game really.

All of the recent PS1 talk does make me want to grab a copy of GTA London though. I suspect nostalgia has a good kicking on standby for me if I do though

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Th3solution

@KALofKRYPTON @RogerRoger I was playing a game recently where the DS4 light bar kept changing color and reacting to on screen action. I think maybe it was Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. I think it also pulses or changes color in Yakuza 0 when you are about to get into a street brawl. Actually, I think there are several games that the light changes color or something, but the flickering torch in TR is one of the coolest.

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beemo

@JohnnyShoulder I suppose nothing direct, it just seems to always come up because they were being released so close to each other. To be fair, I haven't seen it much here on PS.

beemo

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