Showing posts with label Eidos Interactive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eidos Interactive. Show all posts

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

Shadow of The Tomb Raider gets massive load of negative reviews on Steam because of a recent sale.

With the recent release of action-adventure game Shadow of The Tomb Raider, developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix has brought back series protagonist Lara Croft once again and successfully concluded the reboot origin trilogy.

Initially, the game is launched on 14 September for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a worldwide positive reception. However, things started going south lately when Square Enix decided to offer a sale for the game on Steam, which made many players who pre-ordered the game angry.

shadow of tomb raider negative review steam
Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

The retail price for the standard edition of the game received a 34% off on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam, shortly after a month of its release in a week-long sale and another 47% discount on the Croft Steelbook Edition.

Within days after the sale started, the game has its reputation moved from "Mostly Positive" to "Mixed" because of a surge of negative reviews. Most of them are complaining about being ripped off by pre-ordering as it came to sale too soon anyway.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

If you go through the recent reviews on the Steam page for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, all you will see is people being pissed off at Square Enix for this marketing tactics and 66% of the consumers left a negative remark for their dick move.

The only good side of this sale is that if anyone still hasn't picked up the game, now is the time. Since the Croft Steelbook Edition is also going on for a 47% price off, this is a killer deal right now to grab the base game and all the upcoming DLC when they arrive.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider First Artwork Revealed

What this Steam sale backlash leaving behind is a knock-on effect for future when players will reconsider the point of pre-ordering games if they are going on sale so early and if people will ever trust the company with any of their upcoming titles.

However, among the mass pile of review bombing over sale, there were some mentions of issues regarding audio and several glitches. Some of them also complained about the story arc being short and even the ones recommended it has the same grumble.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

Fans were very excited for Shadow of the Tomb Raider from the moment it was revealed and many even expected the game to be one of the biggest titles of 2018 because of an impressive narrative build and incredibly detailed graphics but sadly, that's not the case anymore.

Though it picked up things pretty well with favorable response but didn't turn out as expected in the end. Although, the series is currently on rest as the Survivor timeline has come to an end, only time will tell how much bigger price the company will have to pay for this betray of trust.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

October 2018 brings free games like Hitman: Blood Money and Stuntman: Ignition to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We have come to a finish line with September and all pumped up for a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers on the month of October. All of these new titles from the list are up for Gold members to enjoy for a limited time.

For Xbox One, two games are listed while the other two supports Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. If you still have some time left before September ends, you can access the free Games With Gold.

xbox live gold free games october 2018
Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on October 2018 for Xbox One.




RELATED: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

Overcooked!
The very first pick for the month is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game Overcooked which puts you into the role of a chef and be in charge of a rushed kitchen. Players are required to gather ingredients to cook dishes and serve customers as they wait in line.

Work alone or team up to a maximum crew of four to meet roll the dishes before the awaiting consumer storms out. This award-winning title full of crazy kitchen mayhem will be open for business on Xbox One from October 1 to 31.

overcooked xbox live gold free game
Overcooked! on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Victor Vran
Next up on the list of Games With Gold is an action role-playing title Victor Vran from developer Haemimont Games, which is built on a Gothic-fantasy theme. Titular character Victor is a seasoned demon slayer looking for liberating the cursed city of Zagoravia.

Although there is no specific character class to build, you can still make changes and customize your loadout in preparation for a swarm during combat. The fight against evil will start on Xbox One from October 16 and continue its run till November 15.

victor vran xbox live gold free game
Victor Vran on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

RELATED: Sea of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle Announced

Stuntman: Ignition
The third game for Gold members pits them in role of a Hollywood stunt driver who performs the adrenaline-fueled and death defying stunts for films. You job requires you to master your craft and pull off those amazing feats to get into Hollywood blockbusters.

Creating a reputation will earn you big-budget films and major commercial deals you have been eyeing for some time. The breathtaking adventures of this rookie stuntman will begin on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from October 1 to run till 15.

stuntman ignition xbox live gold free game
Stuntman: Ignition on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

Hitman: Blood Money
Finally, time to get back to the deadly world of a contract killer Agent 47, who takes up jobs form anonymous clients to fulfill them with excellent precession. Put on his iconic suit and get going with perfect execution plans to keep up your reputation on the market.

With upcoming Hitman 2 awaiting release on November 2018, this is the perfect moment to prep yourself up with inventive ideas to get the job done. You have from October 16 to the end of the month to take up deals on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

hitman blood money xbox live gold free game
Hitman: Blood Money on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

Except for Hitman: Blood Money, the other three titles offer multiplayer, which you can enjoy a better and advanced experience with if you happen to have Xbox Live Gold membership. Plus, you are getting around $71.96 worth of free games for this month alone.

Also, Xbox Game Pass offers some exciting games as well like Forza Horizon 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are still not sure what to do then just try out the 14 days trail membership and then decide for yourself.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

Newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off every type of enemies that Lara Croft will come across.

Before developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos with publisher Square Enix releases upcoming action-adventure title Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 14 September, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to complete the rebooted origin trilogy, players are given new details like gameplay trailers and other clips to give the idea of what Lara Croft is going to face. A brand-new trailer released recently to give a glance of all the enemies she is going up against in her latest adventure.

shadow of the tomb raider enemies
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

Titled "Know Your Enemy", the video briefly goes through every peril that is thrown at the female protagonist of the game.




RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider First Artwork Revealed

The trailer showcases a variety of enemies from the regular Trinity soldiers on her tail from the beginning and every other party who thinks she is not welcomed in their territory. Speaking of which, we see a group of tribal Mayan warriors looking for her. While going through underwater passages, Lara is strangled by a giant Eel and then shown getting attacked by a swarm of Piranhas. Lastly, she is confronted by a terror from the wildlife of South America, a ferocious Jaguar.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

Although a 40 seconds-long trailer is not enough to showcase what Lara Croft has to survive to fulfill her quest but the close-ups gives us an idea of how much she has to endure. Of course, she will have her surrounding environment and different weapons to use at her advantage to deal with any enemies that come after her and she became quite a seasoned survivor to overcome them. Whether or not that is true, we will find out when Shadow of the Tomb Raider is launched next month.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Canceled

Only a week ago, we've learned that 90's legendary action-adventure game series Tomb Raider has been developed into re-mastered edition by Realtech VR. The first three release of the franchise were chosen to be re-mastered but now that dream can probably never come true as the project has been canceled. Though, no details of what went on behind the scene are still a mystery but it appears that the idea of the developers clashed at some levels with the publisher of the game.

tomb raider remastered cancelled
Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Cancelled

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

It was through an official Tweet that Realtech VR revealed that the project is canceled now but then it was deleted. After a while there was another Tweet, which says they will not continue working on any third-party licenses anymore.



RELATED: Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

Now, it is obviously clear that Realtech VR surely have faced some problem with publisher Square Enix, which have led them to reach such conclusion and because, they are not allowed to publicly discuss the nature of the dispute with anyone, they are keeping a mild tone at it. We are pretty sure that fans that were having high expectations for the first three games of Tomb Raider series are quite hurt in this short-lived hope of theirs. We can easily relate to that.

lara croft tomb raider square enix
Tomb Raider DOS version

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

Although, Realtech VR have been working on those titles for some time and their re-mastered version of Tomb Raider 1 and 2 is probably available on mobile devices. You can still get the original Tomb Raider Trilogy on Steam but those are the DOS version and not going to give you the experience of the re-mastered ones for sure. Actor Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starrer live-action Tomb Raider film is already out and that can help you blow off some steam now.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

Recently, Square Enix has revealed the next installment of the Tomb Raider series titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider and there is a release date for September 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Skeptical fans are speculating that perhaps the copyright owners are doing this because of the belief that they may not get enough hype for their newest Tomb Raider title if re-mastered version of the original trilogy of Tomb Raider is on the way. We think of it as just a possibility but even a very far-fetched one at that.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

90's action-adventure gaming age would have been entirely different if not for Eidos Interactive to come up with the legendary Tomb Raider series. The popularity of the franchise spawned two live-action movies starring Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie in the lead role and a reboot movie by actor Alicia Vikander reprises the character of Lara Croft, scheduled to release on March 16, 2018. All we need is some re-mastered edition of the old Tomb Raider games.

tomb raider remastered steam
Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

RELATED: Amnesia Collection Free on Steam

Well, guess what? That is exactly what is going to happen now. Developer Realtech VR takes the responsibility of re-invigorating these games as re-mastered edition. They have already ported Tomb Raider 1 and 2 for mobile devices successfully and now they are headed for PC with these games. Aside from graphical enhancement, the Tomb Raider trilogy will run on a brand-new 3D engine and will feature support for OpenVR.

RELATED: Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

In a recent conversation on Twitter, Realtech VR let it slip that they are up to re-mastering the Tomb Raider games for Steam, which you can see below.



Below is an example of how it is going to turn out as the re-mastered version of Tomb Raider for PC once they are done. It will run on a full HD 1080p display and at 60fps.




The best part of this news is that, if you already happen to have Tomb Raider 1, 2 or 3 on Steam, you will get the re-mastered editions free and no re-purchasing is required at all. The developers have same plans for GOG but whether or not that is possible is still a question. At this point in time of many kick-ass games out there, a lot of people didn't even realize that the first games of Tomb Raider series are actually available on Steam.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Is Slammed On Steam

While the modern day reboot installments of the Tomb Raider series are behind the inspiration for the movie adaption, players deserve the chance to go back to the roots of this game to find out first hand, what made it one of the greatest. The polygonal shape of Lara Croft's design however stays almost all the same but in overall, the sneak preview looks very promising. If not anything, this attempt to re-master will at least bring these good old games back to PC for a new generation of gamers.