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Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GSY

Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GSY

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be out at the end of the way, but how about a treat? We were sent a review copy of the game on both Xbox One and PC and we have prepared a bunch of explanation videos in which we focus each time on something different. As it took us quite a lot of time to record them in 2 languages, we hope you'll enjoy watching them all.
Note: We haven't had time to complete the game yet due to all the coverage we had to get ready in time, so nothing we say about the game is completely final.


The visuals and environments (FR)
The visuals and environments (EN)
Gameplay mechanics (FR)
Gameplay mechanics (EN)
Crypts and tombs (FR)
Crypts and tombs (EN)
The Xbox One X version (FR)
The Xbox One X version (EN)
Performance mode - XB1X (FR)
Performance mode - XB1X (EN)
Road to Paititi in 4K (FR)
Road to Paititi in 4K (EN)

All comments

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Commented on 2018-09-10 15:15:31
Jesus, this (visuals and enviroments trailer on PC) looks FANTASTIC!!! A new graphic reference is born :-O
Commented on 2018-09-10 15:29:42
The requested URL /SofTR_PC_1440p_Crypts_and_Tombs_EN.mp4.torrent was not found on this server

The other .torrent files don't have that error, I only checked the english ones though.
Commented on 2018-09-10 15:33:43 In reply to der_ton
Should be working now. My mistake, too many videos to process, was bound to screw up. :)
Commented on 2018-09-10 15:38:32
Nice, working now. Gonna seed some of them. Thanks ;)
Commented on 2018-09-10 18:22:50 In reply to HippiesTriumph
That good? I will not be watching any more footage, I want to keep that for when I play it myself. It will be on Xbox One X. So obviously not as good as PC. Should still be great.
Commented on 2018-09-10 20:11:18
Thanks a lot for the coverage and the great videos!!!

I'm with Moonwalker on this one, going in almost completely blind. Haven't watched any of the other trailers, with the exception of the E3 ones. But just the trailers, haven't watched gameplay videos or anything.

Gonna save the Torrent files to download and watch the videos after I've finished the game.

This year has been really amazing for games. After Dragon Quest 11 and Spider-Man, and now Shadow of the Tomb Raider, September is being really fantastic!
Commented on 2018-09-10 20:50:51 In reply to HippiesTriumph
Posted by HippiesTriumph
Jesus, this (visuals and enviroments trailer on PC) looks FANTASTIC!!! A new graphic reference is born :-O
LMAO, not even close by a COUNTRY MILE!
Commented on 2018-09-10 21:19:54 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
LMAO, not even close by a COUNTRY MILE!
As far as environmental detail goes, he's not far off. The jungle and ruins looks really nice, and the atmospheric effects, especially the misty, greenish hue light scene look top notch.
Commented on 2018-09-10 21:57:18
Poor Lara, it got eclipsed by Spider-man this month.
Commented on 2018-09-10 22:17:51
It's not reviewing particularly amazing.

Which probably means its good.
Commented on 2018-09-10 23:27:37 In reply to nostradamus
There is NO game out there, that looks half as good as SotTR ... the LoD, assets, textures, ao etc. look gorgeous... especially on PC.
Commented on 2018-09-10 23:52:35
http://gamersyde.com/hqstream_shadow_of_the_tomb_r...

@ 4:50 that's what i'm talking about. sustains very solid gameplay visuals. can't wait to play this. in the meantime i'll finish my recent play-through of RoTR. to get into the mood for the third game.
Commented on 2018-09-11 00:14:35
Holy Hell the graphics in that visuals and environment video!!!!
Commented on 2018-09-11 00:24:44
SotTR on PC Looks amazing... on consoles this gen there is nothing Even coming close and won't be Till the end of the gen, especially in attention to Detail it destroys any console exclusive
Commented on 2018-09-11 00:43:55 In reply to HippiesTriumph
Posted by HippiesTriumph
There is NO game out there, that looks half as good as SotTR ... the LoD, assets, textures, ao etc. look gorgeous... especially on PC.
oh hell lol, Lost Legacy, Boom!

Done.
Commented on 2018-09-11 04:10:37
Its insane how Uncharted 4 still manages to look superior to games coming 2 years later
Commented on 2018-09-11 07:12:56 In reply to warmech25
Posted by warmech25
Its insane how Uncharted 4 still manages to look superior to games coming 2 years later
Only in your dreams;-)...
Commented on 2018-09-11 07:38:30
Poor Naughty Dog, poor SCE Santa Monica... Impressive how a multiplatform Game Looks far more detailed and impressive than God of War and Last of US Part 2, nice Job Miss Croft
Commented on 2018-09-11 08:19:18
It looks good but the immature fanboy tone is not really justified. It's in the same league as the handful of other AAA titles being tossed around in here.
Commented on 2018-09-11 08:25:57 In reply to der_ton
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2018-09-11 10:06:00 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
So now I'm an immature fanboy? Luckily I'll be turning 42 in 2 weeks maybe I'll get to be as mature as you are with all your knowledge and sensibility. Did I hurt your feelings in some way to deserve such a lame comment after the time I've spent playing the game and preparing the content you seem to take for granted? If you had the maturity you claim I lack, you'd get to know me before speaking, I'm probably the one person in the team to have criticized the previous 2 games, both in terms of visuals and gameplay.

Shadow of the TR is quite spectacular at times, especially on PC, mind you, and all I said was that they've improved the graphics and art a lot since Rise, not that they bested everyone else in the industry. I get that it is now forbidden to be enthusiastic, but I thought it was only a French thing. I said that because I've been playing the game for a while now, but well, you apparently know better than me. :)
Err. I think he was responding to people like galanose *shrugs*
Commented on 2018-09-11 10:11:16 In reply to KORNdog
Oh, it wasn't clear he didn't use the reply button so I figured he was reacting to the article itself. :x

My bad, really thought he was not happy with the praises I threw. Thanks for clarifying that.

der_ton, hopefully you'll forgive my mistake. In my defence I haven't been able to sleep much in the past few days because of the time I've spent preparing the videos. I feel all the more embarrassed than he actually has a point, no need to start a war with such comments.
Commented on 2018-09-11 10:30:11
Man I'm getting tired of seeing a new face every single game. Can't they just decide on one? I see she still has that pigeon toe'd walk animation. I'm still not impressed by the animation in this game but it looks good overall. There is still something lacking with the visuals. It's almost as if they rely on technical things to bring out the visuals rather than artistic. I don't think the artists are as good as ND but they are pretty capable of using technical aspects of the engine and the hardware to bring it up close to UC. If they could get the animations right and better interactions with the terrain it would be right up there with the best.
Commented on 2018-09-11 10:30:58 In reply to Driftwood
i mean i could be wrong, in which case your post is still valid. i just got the assumption he was talking about the likes of galanose and hippiestriumph.
Commented on 2018-09-11 10:50:21
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Man I'm getting tired of seeing a new face every single game. Can't they just decide on one? I see she still has that pigeon toe'd walk animation. I'm still not impressed by the animation in this game but it looks good overall. There is still something lacking with the visuals. It's almost as if they rely on technical things to bring out the visuals rather than artistic. I don't think the artists are as good as ND but they are pretty capable of using technical aspects of the engine and the hardware to bring it up close to UC. If they could get the animations right and better interactions with the terrain it would be right up there with the best.
always been my complaint. the team is clearly capable, but instead of throwing money at the same people (apparently this cost 100 million, over double that of U4) they need to go looking for better talent. namely writers and animators. they've been severely lacking in the last 3 games and if they ever want to swing Lara back towards being likable (because lets face it, she isn't in this reboot trilogy) they need someone who can pen a likable character arch. hell, hire Amy Hennig, wasn't she recently spat out of the EA machine recently?

i think a fundamental issue with this series though is that Lara's origin story never really deserved 3 entire games. there should have been the reboot game, and then some sort of 10 year time jump where we see a Lara that actually enjoys what she does rather than being forced into situations she doesn't want to be in. maybe then we could enjoy being in her presence and enjoy following her on her adventures. i'm so glad this trilogy is finally over though. i'm hoping we get a soft reboot next gen that's a lot better thought out.
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