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  1. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Do you play survival games? Because it sounds like you really just want to be playing survival games.
  2. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    It's a Metroidvania. When did you last play a Metroidvania where the designers didn't intend you to use your abilities to access 'secret' areas? In fact, from memory they drop you into the first 'optional' tomb directly. I mean, the progression through the game isn't even linear. It's a sandbox where multiple times you're funnelled back into old areas to use new abilities to unlock the next 'level' (they really aren't levels @Smitty , unless you'd call different planets on Metroid 'levels'). I'm bringing it up because they fixed so many of the gripes you had with the game in the sequel and moved away from the Uncharted model in so many areas, and yet you're arguing against something they have already fixed.
  3. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Firstly, it's a bit weird calling them levels (Rise is structured like a metroidvania with lots of backtracking), secondly, they're hardly optional if they're the only way you get abilities. Yes, you could skip them all if you hated fun, but that's hardly the point when a huge part of the enjoyment of the game is similar to any metroidvania game, where you get a new ability and then backtrack to get all the upgrades you now have access to. I feel like you'd know this if you'd played it, mind.
  4. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Like the fact that it's packed full of content that feels and plays like the old games?
  5. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Bit unfair singling out "mandatory puzzle solving" @Smitty and completely ignoring the 'optional' side tombs. Considering every single one of those tombs has zero human-based combat, is entirely puzzle based, and that they are how you gain new abilities, they're hardly optional, and mean that there is a shit load of content with no shooting humans at all. I'd say there was zero combat in all those side tombs but thats not true, there is the occasional wolf or tiger, but that's entirely within the spirit of the old games.
  6. Isaac

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/gq9kz3/how-the-opening-hour-of-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-expertly-hooks-its-player-111 The newer one, but well worth a read. Have you played Rise @Smitty ? I think it's an improvement in pretty much every way over the first reboot. Brilliant DLC too.
  7. Isaac

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Excuse me for being cynical when "genuine" emotion drives clicks, and by extension, revenue.
  8. Isaac

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    I mean, if you want to watch a grown man that cries about Shenmue 3 then that's your prerogative, but I'd rather stick with someone who is passionate but realistic. YouTuber American over-sentimentality is hugely irritating.
  9. Isaac

    PlayStation 5

    Native 4k isn't really happening on consoles at the moment, so we're ready, given the proliferation of 4k TVs in the past year or two. Yes, there's scaling, but it's not the same.
  10. Isaac

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    How did I miss the Nerd Crew. It's brilliant! It's such great satire. I mean, the state of this shit:
  11. Isaac

    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    It's been a day. You think a multi-national like Sony are going to be that quick to pivot?
  12. I am excited for Smash and Mario Party, because let's be honest here, Nintendo are the only company (besides Indies) still providing lots of great local multiplayer content. As I'm getting older, and my friends have different schedules, it's actually local multiplayer that's becoming more important again, as we make time to hang out. Sony and Microsoft have completely given up on split screen content, so I'm glad Nintendo still supports the best type of gaming - having your mates over and having a few beers playing a game together.
  13. Isaac

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Giant Bomb at Nite is definitely the best content to come out of E3 each year.
  14. Isaac

    Nintendo Switch

  15. Isaac

    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    Really?! The moment this gets picked up by mainstream American news (children locked out of $xxxx worth of purchases thanks to Sony) there will be an instant policy change.
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