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Should Tomb Raider IX play and look anything like this Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage? May 9, 2009

Posted by tombraiderfanboy in Future Games.
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A new footage of Ubisoft title Beyond Good & Evil 2 has surfaced online, and it’s no short of amazing. It’s amazing because, first, while it’s obviously pre-rendered, it gives you a taste of what the gameplay will be like for the title, and second, it reminds us of Tomb Raider, if only because of the Lara-esque maneuvers Jade is pulling of.

While comparable to Lara’s acrobatic abilities (just check out the ledge-to-ledge jumping and those leaps of faith), Jade’s movements in the trailer look far more fluid. Of course it can be attributed to the video’s pre-rendered nature, but we would expect it at least to be an indicator of the final gameplay.

What is most striking about Jade’s string of maneuvers is that it has a look of vulnerability to it. She gets tired and she stumbles, and the transitions from one movement to another are seamless, with the pacing neither too slow nor too fast.

It can’t be helped. There’s bound to be some comparison to ‘Raider. As Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia have been compared to other games of their genre. This Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage, while pre-rendered, gives us an idea of what the Ubisoft game will be like — so should Tomb Raider IX look and play anything like it?

We’re definitely counting on Jade to make an appearance this coming E3. We’ll see then if the real thing lives up to the trailer.

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