Ryse, Tomb Raider and the Hypocrisy of Critics

#1billsfanno1Posted 1/24/2014 11:02:13 AM
Ryse: 1 QTE event that you must be successful at to complete the game
Tomb Raider: dozens of QTE events that you must be successful at to complete the game
Critics/Fanboys: Ryse is a QTE-fest, Tomb Raider is a series reboot with much advanced gameplay mechanics compared with previous installments

Ryse: at 900p/30fps on X1 has the best graphics of any console game to date
Tomb Raider: at 1080p/60fps on PS4 is an incremental improvement over PS3/X360 and is in no way a next gen experience
Critics/Fanboys: Tomb Raider proves that PS4 is more powerful than X1

Ryse: variety of worlds with stunning environmental graphics, a noticeable lack of variety in enemies
Tomb Raider: one world with monotonous environmental graphics, a noticeable lack of variety in enemies
Critics/Fanboys: Ryse is all the same stuff over and over, Tomb Raider's setting adds to the compelling grit of the new Lara and more adult-oriented story

Ryse: multiplayer is a simple but addictive mode
Tomb Raider: multiplayer is simple and a snoozefest
Critics/Fanboys: Ryse's multiplayer feels like a poorly conceived last minute addition, Tomb Raider's multiplayer is a move in the right direction and doesn't hold back the single player experience


I've played through both games. Tomb Raider was traded in fairly quickly while I could still get good value for it. Ryse has earned a permanent spot in my collection. The hypocrisy of how people flaunt Tomb Raider while bashing Ryse is pathetic and serves to me as Exhibit A for why gaming critics and fanboys have become the bane of this industry.
#2Killah PriestPosted 1/24/2014 11:04:13 AM
Too bad Pettine is the browns coach now.
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#3DoukouPosted 1/24/2014 11:08:22 AM
I liked both a lot

Ryse is called a QTE feat do to its awful E3 presentation.

Tomb Raider's SP is much longer, more variety(different weapons) and has a better story which are valid reasons that people may like it more than Ryse
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#42ndAtomiskPosted 1/24/2014 11:14:57 AM
Doukou posted...
I liked both a lot

Ryse is called a QTE feat do to its awful E3 presentation.

Tomb Raider's SP is much longer, more variety(different weapons) and has a better story which are valid reasons that people may like it more than Ryse


Just how short is Ryse? Because Tomb Raider's campaign took me about 6 hours to finish. Getting the collectibles added an additional hour or two post game.
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#5VRViperIIPosted 1/24/2014 11:15:57 AM
Ryse got really good by the end but could have used another 6 months. Tomb raider was superb. Ryse did get unfairly panned I feel, but tombraider's praise is definitely deserved.

PS4 has proven it's amazing ability to run last gen games better lol. We'll need something more than a quick cash in port to make us jealous.

If halo 5 is better on ps4 then I'll pick one up ;-)
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#6BeefEasterPosted 1/24/2014 11:18:34 AM
2ndAtomisk posted...
Doukou posted...
I liked both a lot

Ryse is called a QTE feat do to its awful E3 presentation.

Tomb Raider's SP is much longer, more variety(different weapons) and has a better story which are valid reasons that people may like it more than Ryse


Just how short is Ryse? Because Tomb Raider's campaign took me about 6 hours to finish. Getting the collectibles added an additional hour or two post game.


why would you do a speed run with a guide on your very first play through?

that's the only way you could beat it that fast
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#7Evel138Posted 1/24/2014 11:26:03 AM
Killah Priest posted...
Too bad Pettine is the browns coach now.


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#8SolisPosted 1/24/2014 11:39:48 AM
The topic creator's post seems rife with hypocrisy. Or maybe just poor reasoning.
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#9WaywardBiscuitPosted 1/24/2014 11:47:09 AM
Solis posted...
The topic creator's post seems rife with hypocrisy. Or maybe just poor reasoning.

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#10Ironman06Posted 1/24/2014 12:01:49 PM
If Ryse was a Sony exclusive, all we'd be hearing about is what a great game it is regardless of the game's specs.