Was going to take advantage of the Steam weekend deal but the camera put me off.
Having just played the demo of the game, I can unfortunately say I will not be buying it, even at the low price of £4.99.
The camera is awful. I feel kind of sick after playing for just half an hour, which is ridiculous. I was playing Prototype on PC yesterday for much longer and didn't feel any such problems.
The main problem with the camera is how it is always trying to move itself automatically when you don't want it to and refuses to EVER give you the correct angle for making any kind of jump. It will just not show Lara from the front when she is hanging on a ledge, even when there is nothing physically blocking it. The very least a game can provide is a camera that goes where you want it to and just bloody well stays there. This thing, even if you do move it will slide back to a different angle. WHY?!
A real shame, everything else seems right about the game, but I can't be bothered putting up with that kind of crap. It is incredible how these companies can make such massive mistakes, repeatedly. By all account the 2 previous games had far less problems with the camera, so what were they thinking?
I wouldn't have believed the camera alone could ruin a game, but I have been shown otherwise.
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I did have problems with the camera, but I was able to get used to it and it stopped being a major problem. I was able to adjust the camera at least long enough to jump with an angle i'm comfortable with.
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"Tomb Raider: Underworld Controls & Gameplay Notes"
"If you're playing the Windows PC DVD version, it's a good idea to download and install the Underworld PC patch, which enables remapping the mouse buttons, restores the 'Center Camera' control and also fixes several bugs. PC players should also note that some versions of the printed manual list several incorrect controls. Refer to my Underworld Controls page or the in-game menu for an accurate list."
Stellalune also has some specific notes about the camera and movement controls
I believe lowering the mouse sensitivity has been recommended, along with using a game controller instead of keyboard + mouse.
When the camera is really bothering me in a game, it's usually helpful to slow down my gameplay, and take little mini-breaks.
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