How did Crystal Dynamics reinvent Tomb Raider? The Final Hours of Tomb Raider is a digital book that takes you inside the studio during the four year development of this franchise reboot. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the team’s journey, illustrating this 11,000 word story with never-before-seen art and videos from parts of the...
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Data wydania: 7 Mar, 2013
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How did Crystal Dynamics reinvent Tomb Raider? The Final Hours of Tomb Raider is a digital book that takes you inside the studio during the four year development of this franchise reboot. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the team’s journey, illustrating this 11,000 word story with never-before-seen art and videos from parts of the game left on the cutting room floor.

Key Features

In the Final Hours of Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics reveals:

  • Behind the scenes look at the making of the new “Tomb Raider.”
  • Exclusive concept art and video of game elements left on the cutting room floor, including rejected game design ideas.
  • Interactive features including 360 degree panoramas of the Crystal Dynamics office, an interactive music mixer, and more.

Wymagania systemowe

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003 or 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2; or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.33GHz Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon® 64 2800+, or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM

    Minimum:

    • OS:Mac OS X v10.4.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Additional:Adobe Air Needs To Be Installed
Pomocne recenzje klientów
12 z 18 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
0.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 26 stycznia
Well, some people might say that this would be a waste of Money.
I strongly disagree.

Sure this could have been free Bonus content, but im still happy about this purchase.

First of all, this is not a Game, obviously.
I would call it an interactive Guide about the 2013 release of Tomb Raider.

It features some interesting background Stories about Tomb Raider itself and its developement, about the Developers, the Music and Soundeffects of the Game and also shows deleted Scenes.
It contains Videos as well as reading Passages, interactive Tours through Parts the Game, some insights of the Crystal Dynamic Studios, Polls and a lot of amazing Artwork.

Only negative aspect is the Price, you can argue that it might be a little too high for about 1 Hour of content.

Anyway, i would suggest buying this for everyone who loved playing Tomb Raider, or for People that are unsure about purchasing it.
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2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 lutego
Everything you need to know about the development of Tomb Raider (2013) is right here. I actually learned a little history on how Lara Croft (the Tomb Raider character) evolved through the years. The character models and in-game environment of the 2013 game are right here. It's like an interactive magazine! LOL. I would love to see more of things like this on other games. So if you have a little extra money, buy this!
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32 z 35 osób (91%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
7.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 lutego, 2014
This was a great read. The book contains extra info on how the game was built up, how the developers started with many ideas, a horroristic game with monsters, and how they ended up with a survival story. It was a long road and you can find many interesting concept arts about this in the book. If you're really into the game, you'll surely enjoy seeing all the awesome behind the scenes stuff.
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28 z 32 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 listopada, 2013
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider offers lots of cool, in-depth content complete with plenty of interactivity. Nicely done.
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17 z 22 osób (77%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 grudnia, 2013
Highly recommended. Inside sneak peek on the development of this highly regarded survival game.
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15 z 19 osób (79%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 lutego, 2014
Fans and gamers were spoilt with Tomb Raider - the rebooted origin tale of the titular Lara Croft - and this wonderful behind-the-scenes digital book companion will offer great insight into how it all happened. Veteran journalist Geoff Keighley provides a relatively comprehensive look at the design process, showcasing many concepts that never made it to the finished game, as well as artwork, sketches, interviews and reports on how Crystal Dynamics recreated the video game icon.

This well designed application is best used on a tablet computer, but can be enjoyed just as easily on a desktop. Additionally, there are interactive elements, such as panoramas of the developer's studio and a music mixer. Much of the video content is actually streamed rather than downloaded with the application, but I found the content both new and good quality.

While everything is well designed and easy to navigate, I found the content lacking. The whole book can be read in just over an hour, and there is little beyond the abandoned concepts that proves truly captivating. For those who have followed previews, the content could be considered lightweight. And for those who haven't, there isn't a great deal on offer to make this a must-buy.

For Lara Croft fans, this is a fine addition to a wonderful game, and for those interested in the development process, Tomb Raider - The Final Hours offers a glimpse behind the curtain into the industry and the pressure to reboot gaming royalty. Overall, however, this is just an optional add on that offers little value for money and should only be purchased as part of a collector's edition. There just isn't enough content to justify its asking price.

For the fans.

6.5/10.
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10 z 12 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 stycznia, 2014
Great insight into game development and really interesting behind the game and studio revival. Lots of interesting stuff, interactive bits and all around great value for less than 3€, and with last day sale I even managed to grab it for 0,60€ so almost a steal! I very much enjoyed the main game and this doc made me even more appreciative of what Crystal put into delivering such a great reincarnation of one of my childhood heroes.
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13 z 18 osób (72%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 października, 2014
Makes me want to play the game again after reading this. Very informative and also interactive.
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8 z 9 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 czerwca, 2014
Awesome reading experience.

This is a digital book taking you to behind the scenes of the game development and take you inside the studio during development of game. It tells you about concepts that were never made to final game also it show panoramic views of the inside of island.There are many videos and the nice interactive music mixer and instrument playing and nice collection of artworks.

Would recommend this nice content........
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11 z 15 osób (73%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 lipca, 2013
Very difficult to navigate the pages. Very ugly interface. Overall, however, the information, media, and interactive elements make this an interesting read. I'm not certain I would consider it a game, though. Maybe Steam should have an e-books section?
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 6 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 października, 2014
Lot's of great information but the application isn't optimized to be viewed on PC.
It's not using the whole display size and it's missing full-screen functionality.
Also as other stated - lot's of the videos are online and not installed on disk with the application.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
4 z 5 osób (80%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 marca, 2013
One of the best gaming E-book !!


Pros :

Cool design , In-depth story , tons of exclusive pictures , extra things that you will never know before about TR 201.

Cons :

There is any ?

Verdict :

No score but it a must have for any true fans.

PS. It's a not a walkthrough.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
6 z 9 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 8 marca, 2013
A good, digital, interactive book that describes the process of creating the new Tomb Raider reboot while also providing a bit of information about the franchise in general. Don't expect a gigantic e-book or anything, just a good read. It should last you 1 or 2 hours.

[Rating: 77/100]
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2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 lipca, 2014
RECOMMENDED BUY, ...BUT it comes with quite some issues:

- videos get streamed from youtube! Which obviously means you can't watch them without internet connection.
- the interface is really annoying. No scaling options for the text, the "book" always goes fullscreen, but only takes a quarter of the screen, the "ingame" videos don't have basic options like a pause button.
- the readability of some text is plain awful.

If you like the game, and you're interested in some more content about it, i'd say it's worth the 0.49 on sale (or 1.99 regular). The delivered content is very good, the price is absolutely okay, but sadly the streamed videos, and especially the interface, is annoying and unnecessary.

Therefore i kinda recommend it, but it leaves a bit taste of an unecessary unfinished product.
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2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 czerwca, 2014
Really informative Digital Book, especially on how the creative team nearly hit the failure wall... then how the idea appeared and transformed into one of the very best games of the last decade. With videos presented by Chuck, and pieces Lara IRL (or the actress who gave her her shapes and voice).
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2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 czerwca, 2014
10/10 would read again
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3 z 5 osób (60%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 13 lipca, 2013
A very interesting insight into the hardwork that goes into videogame creation. I was pleased and enjoyed the experience very much. I hope more "The Final Hours Of" come out. This one, and the portal 2 one are very interesting reads with good interactive content. This definately feels like it was designed with a tablet in mind, but I was still able to navigate through with no problem. ~PR0XIDIAN
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3 z 5 osób (60%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 lipca, 2014
This is an excellent insight into game design and anyone in the creative arts should take a look at such material as it is helpful no matter the field
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5 z 9 osób (56%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 13 stycznia, 2014
Great content.
Recommended to all Tomb Raider franchise fans.
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2 z 4 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 stycznia, 2014
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider turned out to be extremely educational and really illuminated the process that goes into making a quality video game such as the reinvention of our beloved Tomb Raider. I really enjoyed the implementation of the videos and the behind the scenes look at thier studios. I really believe they are taking the franchise in the right direction. There are many reasons why Tomb Raider has become my single favorite video game and in part because of the wonderful community that surrounds it. Overall, making this documentary wasn't needed but it was an excellent piece to an already near perfect release. Oh, and the new face of Tomb Raider is absolutely gorgeous as the tradition of the character.
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