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Eidos and Microsoft released the playable demo of Tomb Raider: Underworld this morning on the 360 Marktetplace, and I recorded this two part video showing a bit of it.
Update: Second part is up.

mehdino1
mehdino1
Commented on 2008-10-28 15:05:45
nice motion blur!!!
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PlayLife
PlayLife
Commented on 2008-10-28 15:35:59
Looks really nice but the action sequences are a bit boring.
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md99
md99
Commented on 2008-10-28 15:37:58
Incredible graphics! A real step up for the TR franchise. If it looks that good on a humble 360 I can't wait to let my quad core and 4870 loose on it :)

The combat looked a bit messy though. Hopefully that was simply down to the little time the gamesplayer had with the demo.
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HYBRIDTH30RY
HYBRIDTH30RY
Commented on 2008-10-28 15:54:15
rad graphics...but gameplay wise it looks like a stale version of Uncharted lmao
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WinterSnowblind
WinterSnowblind
Commented on 2008-10-28 16:20:54 In reply to HYBRIDTH30RY
Posted by HYBRIDTH30RY
rad graphics...but gameplay wise it looks like a stale version of Uncharted lmao
TR is far more focused on exploration/platforming and puzzle solving rather than the combat and action. If that's not for you, then fine, but that comment seemed a little uncalled for. I'd personally take this over Uncharted any day, especially after actually playing the demo.

But I don't see that as a reason to attack Uncharted. Comparing it to Prince of Persia would be a better idea but even then..
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TheDj
TheDj
Commented on 2008-10-28 16:23:19
Tomb Raider came first, Hybrid.
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Sly_Marbo135
Sly_Marbo135
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:04:35
It's a great demo.
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uzivatel
uzivatel
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:29:07
Every time I play it, I find something new ... great demo.
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Sto
Sto
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:39:02
Anyone else having problems streaming the first part? second parts fine
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NiteX
NiteX
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:45:16
I found the demo rather boring. It feels like the same game since PS1 days. They really should just kill the series off.
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daikide
daikide
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:51:51
Hmm, I have to DL it. I mean Deus Ex 3 is based on THIS engine!
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-10-28 17:54:48
not to start anything, but seriously, this game doesnt look anywhere near as good as uncharted. it looks nice, dont get me wrong, but people where saying it was the better game visually. which going by the texture res it clearly isnt.

plays well tho, so i'll be giving it a rental. camera can be a right bitch tho, sometimes you just cant see where your suposed to jump.
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YingYangDragon
YingYangDragon
Commented on 2008-10-28 19:04:17
I think it look better then uncharted and plays better. Also it doesn't have screen tearing & texture pop-in like ... oh well nvm everone got different taste in what they like.
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IIGrayFoxII
IIGrayFoxII
Commented on 2008-10-28 20:23:09 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
not to start anything, but seriously, this game doesnt look anywhere near as good as uncharted. it looks nice, dont get me wrong, but people where saying it was the better game visually. which going by the texture res it clearly isnt.

plays well tho, so i'll be giving it a rental. camera can be a right bitch tho, sometimes you just cant see where your suposed to jump.
^^Yeah well color me surprised.

Ontopic: Just finished the demo and this game looks and plays -WAY- better than Uncharted.

Actually there so much about this game that I find better than Uncharted I won't even bother explaining.

1st day purchase.
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WinterSnowblind
WinterSnowblind
Commented on 2008-10-28 20:43:27 In reply to NiteX
Posted by NiteX
I found the demo rather boring. It feels like the same game since PS1 days. They really should just kill the series off.
What? Again, this isn't by the same developers and doesn't play even remotely like the old games.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Commented on 2008-10-28 21:23:45
Uncharted is Gears with tiny bits of platforming and... I won't bother mentioning the "puzzles".

Tomb Raider is a platforming focused puzzle game with tiny bits of shooting.

Tech wise Uncharted has an obvious edge in graphics, but you could easily argue that Tomb Raider is much more successful in creating grand views and intriguing locales.

When you step back and look at these games objectively, its really quite clear that beyond their exotic adventure exterior they're about as similar as Prince of Persia and Gears of War.
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donkeyman
donkeyman
Commented on 2008-10-28 21:38:03
Uncharted is better than Tomb raider who is better than Dude Raider, who all are in a way, lousy Tomb Raider Clones.

I would Know, I'm an expert!
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broman
broman
Commented on 2008-10-28 22:28:11
I hate this XBL Gold only crap. Not about to pay $5 for a demo. (I play all online games on PS3.)
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bleachedsmiles
bleachedsmiles
Commented on 2008-10-28 22:30:46
played the demo earlier. Pretty game. I do think it carrys some of the past issues with it still.. the main thing being a camera that needs some more work, as it can obscure views..never a good thing during platform sections.
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donkeyman
donkeyman
Commented on 2008-10-28 23:19:27 In reply to broman
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Posted by broman
I hate this XBL Gold only crap.
That's fine, I wouldn't want no Silver douche making my download stream slower, when I DO pay for that privilege.

Go download the Free Day One PS3 Demo, then. (If you can... lol)
cavaliere
cavaliere
Commented on 2008-10-28 23:43:33
bad, bad, bad camera!!!! old generation!
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md99
md99
Commented on 2008-10-28 23:51:21 In reply to donkeyman
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Posted by donkeyman
That's fine, I wouldn't want no Silver douche making my download stream slower, when I DO pay for that privilege.

Go download the Free Day One PS3 Demo, then. (If you can... lol)
Idiot. Whilst you are splashing out your welfare cheque on the 360 version I'll be downloading the vastly superior PC version.
Cheboury
Cheboury
Commented on 2008-10-29 07:26:26 In reply to IIGrayFoxII
Posted by IIGrayFoxII
^^Yeah well color me surprised.

Ontopic: Just finished the demo and this game looks and plays -WAY- better than Uncharted.

Actually there so much about this game that I find better than Uncharted I won't even bother explaining.

1st day purchase.
ABSOLUTELY!!! DON'T BOTHER TO EXPLAIN WHY! CAUSE UNCHARTED WAS SIMPLY BORING!

I am so looking forward to this!

...
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Doctor_Hades
Doctor_Hades
Commented on 2008-10-29 09:01:05
I was quite impressed with this although not initially I have to say. The game still has that same sub-720p look of the previous two 360 games but the framerate has been improved substantially with no more stodginess and only the odd framerate drop. The camera is a bit hit and miss though, quite often I found it got in the way and made it hard to see where I was supposed to be going. Also the analogue controls are a bit too precise, loads of times when I wanted to jump forward, I ended up jumping to an angle and missing the ledge thus plummeting poor Lara to her death (again). The level design is good though and the graphics are lovely, reminescent but not quite as good as Uncharted but there's absolutely no screen tearing here so that's a decent compromise I feel. I love the new moves Lara has too as she leaps up between columns. A good game then but one which doesn't seem to deviate too much from the previous games. I'd love to pick this up on the 21st but there's just too many other games I want plus I need time to play the ones I have. I think I'll end up buying this after Christmas during the traditional post-Festive games drought.
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Veit
Veit
Commented on 2008-10-29 09:43:21
This will be my personal Game of the Year. In my opinion it's just awesome!
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