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valefor_sdad Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:24pm
A question prior to purchase
approximately, how many quick time events are there?

I hated the ones in Witcher.

I know QTE's level the playing field for weak/substandard rigs but Still.

I am kinda hoping for a non-linear open work, like Skyrim but with nice t_ts.

I waited for max payne 3 to hit 15 dollars and i STILL felt jipped.

I have several of the other TR's, but this one seems like it might be good.

I just didn't buy two 690's to play uncharted..

Any help would be welcome.

thanks
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Caramoon Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
Well ive completed the whole game and the QTE didnt bother me at all, theyre normaly incorporated into part of the story, it seems to be a problem with people playing on mouse and keyboard but the people on pads seem fine.
dr.teeth Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
Think of it more like Resident Evil 4 than Skyrim. Not an open world, but still really, really awesome.
Synavix Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
QTEs are pretty essential to the storyline part of the game (and can feel a bit repetive if you power through it), but you don't see a lot of them while simply exploring, so it depends on your playstyle.

If you're looking for something open world though, this probably isn't going to be your best choice. It's pretty linear except for the fact that each outdoor zone is "open" (but each is fairly small).
bubbacho Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
It's a fun game without being too different from the other titles. It's deffinately not an open world game and yes, there are plenty of QTE's but it's pretty easy to get through. Graphics are pretty good but not Crysis 2/3 good. It's Tomb Raider and that pretty much says everything.
Dunjeon Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
The QTEs fit the game perfectly... Its a great adventure game. I like it so much on the PC that I am buying a copy for the xbox for my wife.
FrontlinerDelta Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
There's a lot in the first hour or two which actually was a cool choice. Basically, because Lara is an archaeologist, not a badass tomb raider yet, you have fight with very little thought behind it, just instince. QTEs actually fit that well, just mashing desperately trying to free/fight/scramble out of a bad situation.

As the game progresses, there is far far less of it as you are allowed more and more freedom to kill as you choose (or progress or whatever). I honestly think it's supposed to be another reinforcement of the idea that you're becoming a badass, the Lara Croft from all the other games where she's tough as opposed to the start of this game where she's inexperienced.

Also, no there is nothing open world about this game at all. It is hyper-linear. Having said that, it is the best linear game I've played in a long time. It is constantly exciting and has amazing detail. It is well paced, I can't remember any point of the game I didn't like or think "Man, this part is boring".

Honestly if you dont' want Uncharted and even Witcher put you off, I'd avoid this game. It is very comparable to Uncharted series (although imo it's far better as well).
Dreakon Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
Originally posted by valefor_sdad:
approximately, how many quick time events are there?

I hated the ones in Witcher.

I know QTE's level the playing field for weak/substandard rigs but Still.

I am kinda hoping for a non-linear open work, like Skyrim but with nice t_ts.

I waited for max payne 3 to hit 15 dollars and i STILL felt jipped.

I have several of the other TR's, but this one seems like it might be good.

I just didn't buy two 690's to play uncharted..

Any help would be welcome.

thanks
First, too many for you. PLEASE don't buy this game. We don't need another 10 page essay with someone complaining about nothing.

Second, I don't think QTE's were "invented" to level the playing field. You aren't better than anyone else for disliking them, and you come across as kind of an arrogant ♥♥♥♥♥. No offense...

Third, this is nothing like Skyrim. Watching a single video of the game would've clarified that.

Fourth, Uncharted is awesome. You would be so lucky to have access to it on the PC.
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StupidBunnySuit Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:22pm 
You felt ripped off after buying Max Payne 3 for $15 but bought two $1000 690s?
Imo Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
Well, when using a decent piece of hardware Tomb Raider looks beautiful. Also Lara and her animations are quite perfect. So many details on Lara and the places she visits. It is a dream. On the other hand, Lara has to fight against a lot of enemies. Sometimes you wonder about if this is more an FPS game than an adventure game. And the QTE realy suck. But Tomb Raider looks and feels so nice, I am going on playing it now... :-)
HoneyBunchsOfNopes Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
Originally posted by Dreakon:
Originally posted by valefor_sdad:
approximately, how many quick time events are there?

I hated the ones in Witcher.

I know QTE's level the playing field for weak/substandard rigs but Still.

I am kinda hoping for a non-linear open work, like Skyrim but with nice t_ts.

I waited for max payne 3 to hit 15 dollars and i STILL felt jipped.

I have several of the other TR's, but this one seems like it might be good.

I just didn't buy two 690's to play uncharted..

Any help would be welcome.

thanks
First, too many for you. PLEASE don't buy this game. We don't need another 10 page essay with someone complaining about nothing.

Second, I don't think QTE's were "invented" to level the playing field. You aren't better than anyone else for disliking them, and you come across as kind of an arrogant ♥♥♥♥♥. No offense...

Third, this is nothing like Skyrim. Watching a single video of the game would've clarified that.

Fourth, Uncharted is awesome. You would be so lucky to have access to it on the PC.


Seconded. It's a really great game for what it is but if this style of game isn't for you then don't get it.

And seriously, what's up with everyone ♥♥♥♥ing comparing this game to skyrim? That's like comparing call of duty to the sims. I've been seeing too many threads like this. Someone also mentioned that the game needed an auto-run key. I lol'd.
Dreakon Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
Originally posted by StupidBunnySuit:
You felt ripped off after buying Max Payne 3 for $15 but bought two $1000 690s?
There are just so many uses for them, like his 64gb of RAM and 50tb hard drive.
valefor_sdad Mar 9, 2013 @ 11:59pm 
What I have taken away from all of this is console users LOVE the game but PC users find it more of a Uncharted/Max Payne 3, which also was a GREAT movie I got for 15$.

The ONLY reason for QTE's is to get around a weak machine, it LEVELS the hardware Playing field.

Which is cool, as long as I am not tricked into another max payne 3 movie.

PS Skyrim and Dragons Age Origins both did fine without qte's......
TysTheGuy Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:09am 
Originally posted by valefor_sdad:
What I have taken away from all of this is console users LOVE the game but PC users find it more of a Uncharted/Max Payne 3, which also was a GREAT movie I got for 15$.

The ONLY reason for QTE's is to get around a weak machine, it LEVELS the hardware Playing field.

Which is cool, as long as I am not tricked into another max payne 3 movie.

PS Skyrim and Dragons Age Origins both did fine without qte's......

Well I haven't played uncharted. But I really like this game. If you liked Arkham Asylum you might like this for the stealth element. (Even though the stealh kills in this are absolutely awful.)
Another thing I liked is that the game seems seemless. Like you don't see many loading screens and you don't even realize when it quivksaves. I can't ever tell when a good place to stop playing is. lol. To summarize, good 3rd person shooter combat, interesting and fun stealth element, a couple of puzzles, and some exploration if you wanan 100%. Don't go expecting some hard platformer though, the platforming is actually really easy, but I like that. The platforming is just filler really. It helps move along the story, so you can get to the more challenging parts. It also provides some nice cooldown time.
Dreakon Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:09am 
Originally posted by valefor_sdad:
The ONLY reason for QTE's is to get around a weak machine, it LEVELS the hardware Playing field.
Aren't QTE's actually rather difficult on lower-spec hardware? It's harder to match the timing when the game runs at low/unstable framerates.
Tuskan GA Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:28am 
Originally posted by valefor_sdad:
What I have taken away from all of this is console users LOVE the game but PC users find it more of a Uncharted/Max Payne 3, which also was a GREAT movie I got for 15$.

The ONLY reason for QTE's is to get around a weak machine, it LEVELS the hardware Playing field.

Which is cool, as long as I am not tricked into another max payne 3 movie.

PS Skyrim and Dragons Age Origins both did fine without qte's......

No, the only reason for QTE's is to circumvent a control limitation. Basically, consoles have roughly 16 buttons and keyboards have roughly 50. Neither of these platforms can accomodate for some of the things game developers attempt to implement for dramatic purposes.

Initially QTE's were developed to allow developers to put interesting sequences into their games that don't fit within their carefully crafted control system. They've since been abused to cheat through things we could have done with their regular control system but would have been slightly difficult to implement.

At no point were QTE's ever designed to accomodate for weak hardware. There's simply no part of a QTE that accomplishes this. Like, at all. They typically make use of close up shots of the player, which means using the cinematic part of the engine, which means requiring more power to generate than usual.

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