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Tomb Raider Definitive Edition – How Definitive?

Well, we’ve finally got a taste of what the next generation Tomb Raider remake will look like. Yes, the overall graphics are improved and the game looks better, and here is a video comparing the current and next gen Tomb Raider games.

In the PS4 version being shown off, very minute things have been upgraded. Mainly things like poly count, textures, hair physics and more have been toyed with. And overall this makes for a better experience, but at the same time, while the graphics are being altered, the game remains the same.

It also has not been specified what frame rate the next gen version will be running at. It has been mentioned here, that the game runs at a “buttery framerate” but since it still hasn’t been specified, I think it’s safe to assume that we’re going to be getting 30 fps with potentially no drop in framerate. This does make sense though, considering the games textured have been upscaled greatly to 4k, and the game is running at 1080p.

Lara's new "Next Gen" face

Lara’s new “Next Gen” face

Lots of new environment changes have been added as well. Fog distances have been shortened, fire and lighting does look a ton better, but here comes the obvious question. Is it worth buying if I already own previous generation Tomb Raider? And for $60 and no upgrade free from the previous generation, it’s really hard to justify that price. But if you don’t own or haven’t played the current generation edition, it’s still hard to justify the $60, because it sells for $15 time-to-time on the Xbox 360 and Ps3.

Is the difference between the Ps3 and Ps4 version worth the upgrade? It’s up to you to figure that one out.