The Last of Us Part II (Part Deux?) reveal trailer

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Naughty Dog did amazing things last generation, but I have to echo people who are worried they will ruin it. The last one ended so well. But, for now they still have my goodwill, so call me excited.

Also a return for the multiplayer. While completely unnecessary the multiplayer was the only time I ever got so invested in one. And no game since has captured that magic.
 

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Man, did you hear those people scream at those reveals?

While I don't think we needed a sequel to TLoU, I'm not upset. It's not like Naughty Dog made the original end on a cliffhanger just so they could make a new game, like Ubisoft does. It's actually the fact that TLoU was a self contained story that I am fine with a sequel. That may seem counter-intuitive, but whatever.

As for Joel and Ellie being in the game, I'm also fine with this. While other characters could have their own roles in the story, and likely will, I'd at least want them to make an appearance for obvious reasons. But the main reason TLoU was so good and memorable was Joel and Ellie, so it makes sense to have them in it. Joel and Ellie are TLoU. Making a sequel without them would be like making Justice League without Batman or Superman.

At the end of the day, this is Naughty Dog. They probably have the best record of any developer out there. They're like Rare back when Rare was good. So that's a good pedigree even without the previous game's reputation. I may be odd, but I'm confident the game will at least be good. The question is, will it be great? Will it be able to live up to it's predecessor's legacy? That's almost why I'm worried for it. TLoU2 could be the best game of the year and still be seen as a failure if it doesn't deliver what TLoU did.

Anyway, I think I can sum it up with a picture.

 

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Never played the first one, but I am game for this one. I might even snag the TLoU remaster eventually.
 

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Maybe I'll like this one. I'll certainly give it a chance. I didn't completely hate TLoU, just the insane amount of hype I was subjected to once the game was launched. If Joel really IS dead, it might be interesting to see where they take it. I really wanted to like the last one, but I just didn't care for Joel or Ellie or any of the characters that we were introduced to.
 

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Couldn't care less about this interactive movie. they should have called it "Some More of Us"



THIS is what i'm hyped for. this will probably be the game that convince's me to finally get a PS4

 

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I'd much rather they went with different characters. I loved The Last of Us but I don't want a sequel ruining such a neatly concocted story.
 

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As some others already said, The Last of Us ended perfectly and would've been fine as a stand-alone game, but that was one good trailer though. It'll be interesting seeing what they're doing with this one.

Also, holy shit Nioh looks amazing. :I
 

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Ezekiel said:
Is this the only big piece of entertainment to call itself "Part II" other than The Godfather sequel?
Deathly Hallows part 2, Mockingjay part 2, etc.
 

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I presume this will be of interest to some folks here:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-03-ellie-is-the-lead-character-in-the-last-of-us-part-2

Confirmed that Ellie is the main playable character.

"In the first game, the theme was the love between these two characters... This story's the counter of that. It's about hate."

Sheesh. Ellie's gonna be a right fucking mess by the end.

Some predictions for the hell of it:

- The Fireflies come for Ellie. Tommy's village gets utterly screwed up beyond recovery. Tommy and Maria die.

- In the process of seeking revenge Ellie learns what Joel did at the end of the first game.

- Joel and Ellie become enemies. Or rather, Ellie comes to regard Joel as an enemy and Joel has no way to bridge the gap.

- Joel dies. Probably not a hero's death either. (Hope not anyway. Dramatic last stands are cool and all, but also decidedly wanky and I don't feel it would suit the character.) Likely at Ellie's hands. Either directly or indirectly but deliberately.

- We'll be playing as Joel when he dies.
 

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Zhukov said:
Some predictions for the hell of it:

- The Fireflies come for Ellie. Tommy's village gets utterly screwed up beyond recovery. Tommy and Maria die.

- In the process of seeking revenge Ellie learns what Joel did at the end of the first game.

- Joel and Ellie become enemies. Or rather, Ellie comes to regard Joel as an enemy and Joel has no way to bridge the gap.

- Joel dies. Probably not a hero's death either. (Hope not anyway. Dramatic last stands are cool and all, but also decidedly wanky and I don't feel it would suit the character.) Likely at Ellie's hands. Either directly or indirectly but deliberately.

- We'll be playing as Joel when he dies.
This seems like a good prediction, and one that has room to explore the characters further. The Fireflies appearing to Ellie as the bad guys for wanting vengeance against Joel, going out to get her own vengeance on them, but finding out Joel screwed up their plan for a cure as well as executing Marlene... That's bound to fuck her up really bad, as well as adding to that survivor's guilt.

I'd actually be somewhat excited to watch their relationship get slowly torn to shreds. Having Joel die or Ellie kill him would be a bit too obvious though, I think. The first game showed us that having the characters survive and having to deal with the murky fallout is way more interesting than killing them off. It's the one thing I never quite liked about the way the Henry and Sam chapter ended.
 

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Hawki said:
Ezekiel said:
Is this the only big piece of entertainment to call itself "Part II" other than The Godfather sequel?
Deathly Hallows part 2, Mockingjay part 2, etc.
Friday the 13th is another big one. What's more is, next year's release will mark the 13th one. Here's hoping they do something more interesting with it than merely following the increasingly stale formula.
 

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See, for me, as good as the story was in TLOU, I thought the game itself was mediocre as fuck. Granted escort quest-type games are annoying when the escortee consistently gets in trouble (Ashely, RE4 anyone?) but it was also terribly immersion breaking for Ellie to be all but ignored by the fungus-zombies.
The gameplay was basically Uncharted minus the climbing set-pieces, and personally I think the shooting mechanics in Uncharted are meh. Not terrible, not terribly good either. So the unpopular opinion I have of TLOU is that its at best a 7/10. Playable, worth the story but not something I replayed at all.
So a sequel is something I'm not exactly excited about, I don't hate the idea either but its not something I'm immediately jumping with joy over.
Of 2013, I'd place quite a few games over TLOU in terms of GOTY...

GTAV
AssCreed IV (I've replayed the fuck out of it)
Wolf Among Us
FarCry 3 Blood Dragon
Tomb Raider
To name a few...

Again I know its unpopular, but subjectivity yo.
 

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I don't know why anyone'd be surprised they're using the same characters (or at least one). That was literally the heart, soul, glue, and bones of the game.

The setting and mechanics were all just generic copy-paste filler.

Except the giraffe thing (it was giraffes right?). Which made no sense with their cordyceps zombie (OUR ZOMBIES ARE DIFFERENT) lore, since it would go for animals too.
 

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Seth Carter said:
Except the giraffe thing (it was giraffes right?). Which made no sense with their cordyceps zombie (OUR ZOMBIES ARE DIFFERENT) lore, since it would go for animals too.
How exactly? There was never any indication in the game that the virus affected animals and you never encounter animal enemies, or even animal carcasses affected with the virus in the game. The real life equivalent cordyceps only affects ants, and only specific species of ants at that. Why wouldn't the virus only affect humans?
 

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bartholen said:
The real life equivalent cordyceps only affects ants, and only specific species of ants at that. Why wouldn't the virus only affect humans?
It doesn't only effect ants, but there is apparently a different species of cordyceps for each species of insect. So only one species of the virus infects only one species of animal.
 

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I hope its moreso player vs zombies than the first game, which was way too much generic shooter vs other gunmen, but i'm not holding out hope.
 

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Raddra said:
I hope its moreso player vs zombies than the first game, which was way too much generic shooter vs other gunmen, but i'm not holding out hope.
Oh hell no.

Zombies are a boring enemy. There's no plot to a zombie fight. They want to bite you so kill them. The end. They're just there to add some danger and combat whenever things get a bit too quiet.

When The Last of Us becomes about "player vs zombies" is when it loses basically everything that made it notable. There are already a thousand games about players killing zombies. Literally a thousand such games. Go play one of them. Hell, I wish TLoU had used some other disaster to set the scene, but oh well.

Besides, I enjoyed the combat gameplay against humans more anyway.