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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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.

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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
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0 z 1 osób (0%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 listopada
Greatest E-book EVER!!!

11/10
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1.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 26 listopada
Tells alot of back-story about the Tomb Raider game, as well as many videos and interactive things, looking into a concept tomb raider and cool 360-degree photos. If you PLAYED it, i recommend it! Really insightful and cool!
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7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 czerwca
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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6 z 7 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.5 godz. łącznie
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Makes me want to play the game again after reading this. Very informative and also interactive.
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.1 godz. łącznie
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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.
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.3 godz. łącznie
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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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3 z 4 osób (75%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.5 godz. łącznie
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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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1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 lipca
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
4.2 godz. łącznie
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10/10 would read again
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2 z 4 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 5 lipca
well its good to learn about more of your FAV game u know
as for me i love TR series especially this one since it is made bt SQUARE ENIX
so it will be much more JAPANESE like ^^d
great to know about LARA CROFT SE Ver.
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1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.3 godz. łącznie
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very cool
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1.1 godz. łącznie
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they talk about game concept, character and everything in this book!
if you love Tomb Raider, you must read this one!
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0.2 godz. łącznie
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Great E-Book of Great Franchise~~!!!!

Please buy it,,,,
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2 z 7 osób (29%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 października
툼레이더(2013)와 관련한 디지털 북이라길래 그냥 DLC 개념으로 툼레이더 폴더에 PDF 파일 하나 추가되는가 싶었는데, 아예 라이브러리에 별도의 프로그램이 등록됩니다. 거기다 단순 PDF 파일이 아니고, 어도비 에어와 플래시를 이용한 하나의 프로그램으로서 실행해보면 각 페이지 안에 동영상이나 이미지들이 적절하게 표현되어 있습니다. 디지털 북은 이래야한다는 걸 아주 잘 보여주고 있습니다.

영어의 압박으로 자세한 내용을 보지 못했지만, 제작 과정, 삭제된 장면, 삭제된 컨셉, 삭제된 무기 등을 볼 수 있었는데 만드는데 분명 많은 수고가 들어간 부분들을 과감하게 삭제했고 결과적으로 명작이 되었다는데 놀랐습니다.

툼레이더에 관심이 있으시다면 스팀 할인 때 구매할 가치는 충분히 있습니다.
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31 z 33 osób (94%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
7.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 lutego
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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27 z 30 osób (90%) 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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15 z 17 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 lutego
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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17 z 21 osób (81%) 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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10 z 11 osób (91%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 stycznia
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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10 z 13 osób (77%) 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?
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