The Last of Us Review - A New Apocalypse

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The Last of Us Review - A New Apocalypse

Making the age old apocalypse story seem fresh.

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Zhukov

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Wait... this is out already? Damn, that one snuck up on me.

Ah well, sounds good. Purchasing ASAP.
 

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Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
 

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Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
 

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I thought there was still a month or two before this came out. Sheesh...where does the time go?

I may have to wait to get this. I just finished up The Walking Dead adventure game and my emotions need some time to recover.
 

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Can't wait for the next gen to arrive so I can spend most of it playing all the current-gen exclusives I've missed out on with a heavily discounted PS3.

The Last of Us has held my attention for a whole year and I don't even have the means to play it. I've missed Naughty Dog... Jak 3 was so long ago.
 

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Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.
Sony owns Naughty Dog. This game not being on other platforms has nothing to do with any sort of exclusivity agreements or publishing a third party title. They literally own this game and the company that made it.

Quantupus said:
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
How is it weird to release a high profile console exclusive for a console with, what is it now, 60 million units out there? Especially when they're able to build on the knowledge they've developed over three previous games. I'm also not sure I see how there's no point in buying a PS3 now. It's cheaper than ever and has almost seven years worth of exclusives to catch up on for those who don't have one. If anything, there's never a better time to buy one.
 

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Zhukov said:
Wait... this is out already? Damn, that one snuck up on me.

Ah well, sounds good. Purchasing ASAP.
According to metacritic it doesn't release for another 8.5 days.

Sony just doesn't have a review embargo over this game as they know it will get overwhelming positive reviews, and they dont have to trick people into buying it like some games do (Cough Colonial Marines)

OT: Its a shame Sony decided to make this an exclusive on a console that will be dead in a few months.
 

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Very balanced review.
I hope I'll be able to finish it, but I'm just so very tired of post-apoc zombie games/movies/stories and bland action-adventure-shooters.

I'm really wondering how a game that combines the single most tired genre of gameplay with the single most tired genre of story is able to get such positive hype. Not trying to trollbait, really.
Just really... curious.
 

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Stop! Stop with the reviews and praise god damn it! I won't be able to buy PS3 until the next week, ok?!
 

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IllumInaTIma said:
Stop! Stop with the reviews and praise god damn it! I won't be able to buy PS3 until the next week, ok?!
At least you know you'll be getting one! >]=(
 

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This review felt very bland to me. I mean, is was fair I suppose, but bland. I guess its better than over hyping it like a lot of review sites do, but considering the admittedly over-enjoyment I had with the Demo, I guess not everyone can share my excitement for this game. The review didn't ruin my enthusiasm though :p Like I said, it seemed fair enough
 

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Funny, I was just listening to a podcast from Friday about the leaked review of this game calling it the best game of this generation.

I went up to metacritic and The Last of Us is absolutely killing it on the critic reviews. It'll be interesting to see how user reviews pan out. I was curious how The Last of Us had 42 critic reviews before even being released, yet Tomb Raider Bioshock Infinite have 27 reviews and MLB 13 has 36. Then I looked at Ni No Kuni with its 89 critic reviews. Is this disparity in number of critic reviews normal?
 

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Desert Punk said:
According to metacritic it doesn't release for another 8.5 days.

Sony just doesn't have a review embargo over this game as they know it will get overwhelming positive reviews, and they dont have to trick people into buying it like some games do (Cough Colonial Marines)

OT: Its a shame Sony decided to make this an exclusive on a console that will be dead in a few months.
There's also some little event going on next week that would drown out even the best game releases, so it behooves them to not coincide review embargoes and get lost in the noise.
 

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So basically, they took the Walking Dead and added actual gameplay

I dunno, zombie games have been done to absolute death. I can't muster up any motivation to go and buy a PS3 just for yet another fucking zombie game. Just... Ugh. Remember when zombies were cool and fresh?

Yay well written characters. Oh and children. Because you can't have an emotional story in a zombie game without having to sacrifice yourself/other people for a little girl 50 times in a row.

Sorry, I just HATE child characters. HATE. I hate children in real life too, the whiny brats but in a story it's like "yo dawg, I heard you have inbuilt ma/paternal instincts for protecting the offspring of your species. Let me just abuse the shit out of an impulse you just cannot control for an "emotionally moving" story."

Yeah i can use quotes within quotes. Come at me Grammar Bros!

One child character in the history of gaming I have actually liked. No, not Clementine, although she was tolerable.
 

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Jim Sterling gave it a 10 out of 10 and he hates everything. IGN also gave it a 10, but they're super horny for Naughty Dog, so that doesn't mean as much.

Anyways, I think I'm going to buy it instead of Bioshock Infinite. That's if I have enough time to play it what with work being 14 hours daily, everyday for the past month. I might get to play videogames around September at this rate. But that's when Battlefield 4's Beta comes out and Battlefield takes precedence over everything else. But then I'm also on academic probation when I go back to University so I definitely have to study more. So, I don't think I'm playing this or Bioshock till Christmas break. But that's when the next-gen consoles come out, and that might peak my interest, too. But I also might work Christmas break. I think I'm just gonna give up videogames for a while.
 

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The Wykydtron said:
Yay well written characters. Oh and children. Because you can't have an emotional story in a zombie game without having to sacrifice yourself/other people for a little girl 50 times in a row.
For what it's worth, the reviews seem to be indicating that Ellie is an asset much more often than she is a liability. In Jim Sterling's review, he noted how it was actually a little immersion breaking to see the enemies completely ignoring her in favor of concentrating on him even though she's right in front of them.

I find it interesting that this game is basically one big escort quest, though. XD
 

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"It's about what happens when you put a reluctant hero in a dire situation, surrounded by enemies, with only a memory to keep him fighting."

So EVERY WESTERN MALE PROTAGONIST EVER.

Got it.
 

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last of us is....PEOPLE!

finally the developers get what all those sucessful zombie films were about.
people interacting with people during a hypothetical life threatening scenario.

i only wish i could get this game for pc.
 

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Well since I own a PS3 and am not burned out on zombie games like everyone else(haven't bought one since... I don't know. Resident Evil 2?), I think I'll go pick this up.
 

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Oh I can't wait for it to be released, the environments look like they'll be so much fun to explore.
I'm just hoping they don't turn out to be just large hallways.
 

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*Sigh*

"Generic gameplay, cliche plot, lackluster busywork to drag out sections of the game" Am I the only person who heard these parts of the review? This is Uncharted all over again... and I hated Uncharted. Even the bit where Josh tries to make the repetition of enemies sound better is dually giving me flashbacks to Uncharted and to a lesser extent FUSE.

The only thing to make me not even consider this at a below $30 dollar price range at this point is the fact no one said it's platforming or setpieces mattered. Progress?

*grabs http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQjhwbwaSWzEIyIT8q9Vo8l9NZXlPA5Th6YHrx7c7Vu-sxZYu4R *

I'm not trying to cause some sort of debate or flame war it's just... gah, Naughty Dog! I was trying to keep high hopes for this game! Why do you have to continually be the Nickleback of gaming in my eye? You made Jak & Daxter! Crash Bandicoot!
 

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I'll write it down in my time-travelling box to-be-opened in 2020 for when a functional PS3 Emulator has made it to the market.

Not getting a PS3 now, still wondering what made people think a PS3 exclusive at this point was a lucrative idea for either studio or publisher.
 

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Gutted this is a PS3 exclusive! I know the thing to do is to buy a console from the previous generation on the cheap and work through the classics, but I've got enough on the PC to keep me going for years (plus, I prefer it as a platform) and I don't know of enough on PS3 to make me pick one up.

 

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Sounds like a decent game then, with all the other reviews coming in. Here's hoping it gets ported to PC so I can actually play it at some point. :-/
 

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To be honest I just can't get myself hyped for this game. I've already played a game where you escort a child through a zombie-infested world with the focus on characters and humans instead of the zombies, and it was called Bikini Zombie Slayers. I'm just going to go through this game thinking "How long until Joel dies?" because there is no other way this game could end for me (I have no idea about the ending, so this wasn't spoilers).

I'm also not that enthused about the gameplay. I'm tired of stealth gameplay of "Walk behind man... strangle him". If a game is going to do stealth they have to make it the focus and add a TON of different gadgets and cool ways to make the stealth better (see early MGS, Hitman and Splinter Cell). The gunplay doesn't excite me, since from what I've seen (and played of the demo) it's pretty much just Uncharted's gunplay, which I've never liked.
 

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Aww I so want this game. If anyone has wanted to buy a PS3 for a complete stranger, well now is your chance! Send Able Seacat a PS3 and get a guaranteed nothing in return! But quick this is a limited time offer so send your PS3s now!!
 

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LetalisK said:
The Wykydtron said:
Yay well written characters. Oh and children. Because you can't have an emotional story in a zombie game without having to sacrifice yourself/other people for a little girl 50 times in a row.
For what it's worth, the reviews seem to be indicating that Ellie is an asset much more often than she is a liability. In Jim Sterling's review, he noted how it was actually a little immersion breaking to see the enemies completely ignoring her in favor of concentrating on him even though she's right in front of them.

I find it interesting that this game is basically one big escort quest, though. XD
Pffff, the REAL Escort Quest: The Game would be ICO on the PS2. I never got that far into it because it's too hard (shut up it is) but it was really good. You basically lead a mute girl around by the hand the whole game and I swear he's trying to dislocate her shoulder by how hard he pulls on her sometimes.

The best is when I randomly die because I left her alone for a minute to go exploring and she gets kidnapped by demons before I can climb back down and save her.

Women!
 

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The Wykydtron said:
One child character in the history of gaming I have actually liked. No, not Clementine, although she was tolerable.
I'm going to guess... Nanako?

OT: Game seems interesting but the things that @Parakeettheprawn pointed out, stand out to me, too. I also share his dislike of Uncharted. I was watching a video of the demo and the first two monster encounters were a QTE and a cutscene respectively. It completely murdered the tension.

Still, it looks enjoyable and "cinematic" pretensions aside it seems like my kinda thing.
 

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Anyone else finding it odd how many people are hoping that a game that's made by Naught Dog, a company exclusive to Sony, gets ported to other systems? I thought this would be common knowledge by now. Don't hear about people going "I hope Mario Galaxy gets ported to ____."

Anyway seems to be getting good reviews, but I like seeing the less than perfect scores for an anticipated title just to reign in my expectations.
 

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Arslan Aladeen said:
Anyone else finding it odd how many people are hoping that a game that's made by Naught Dog, a company exclusive to Sony, gets ported to other systems? I thought this would be common knowledge by now. Don't hear about people going "I hope Mario Galaxy gets ported to ____."
Not only do I find it odd, I find it even stranger that people keep saying those things right after I posted about the fact that Sony owns Naughty Dog to correct one of the earlier comments. I guess it just goes to show that most people don't actually read any of the posts in the thread they comment in.
 

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Vivi22 said:
Arslan Aladeen said:
Anyone else finding it odd how many people are hoping that a game that's made by Naught Dog, a company exclusive to Sony, gets ported to other systems? I thought this would be common knowledge by now. Don't hear about people going "I hope Mario Galaxy gets ported to ____."
Not only do I find it odd, I find it even stranger that people keep saying those things right after I posted about the fact that Sony owns Naughty Dog to correct one of the earlier comments. I guess it just goes to show that most people don't actually read any of the posts in the thread they comment in.
I might skip some posts if it's multiple pages long. To be fair though, some of those peoples may have been writing up their comments before you posted and just didn't see yours.
 

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Vivi22 said:
Quantupus said:
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
How is it weird to release a high profile console exclusive for a console with, what is it now, 60 million units out there? Especially when they're able to build on the knowledge they've developed over three previous games. I'm also not sure I see how there's no point in buying a PS3 now. It's cheaper than ever and has almost seven years worth of exclusives to catch up on for those who don't have one. If anything, there's never a better time to buy one.
I personally don't want to buy a $300 console that might not get any new games developed for it once the PS4 comes out, just for the sake of playing a few older exclusives. Though, I might have adopted the PS4 as my new gaming console if this was one of the first games to come out for it.
 

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LetalisK said:
I was curious how The Last of Us had 42 critic reviews before even being released, yet Tomb Raider Bioshock Infinite have 27 reviews and MLB 13 has 36. Then I looked at Ni No Kuni with its 89 critic reviews. Is this disparity in number of critic reviews normal?
Metacritic breaks out games by individual consoles. So it makes sense that games with exclusivity to one console would have more reviews by comparison. Every review is in one bucket as opposed to some split between platforms. Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and such were multiplatform, while The Last of Us and Ni No Kuni are PS3 exclusives.
 

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Looks like a nice actiony version of The Walking Dead, this just adds up to the list of the (many) games I need to get once I get a PS3.
 

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The really good reason to get a PS3 is because a PS4 won't play PS3 games. Do people just forget the prior generations and turn them all into strictly memories? Not to mention the fact that you're going to be seeing PS3 games for a while after the PS4 comes out, namely Dark Souls 2 off the top of my head.

On topic: Would get this game, spent way too much money on other shit, already played Uncharted 3 times and I just got the Walking Dead. So I'm covered on the action platforming/moving story involving child combo. Maybe when it's cheap or Sony's crazy enough to put it on Plus.
 

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Quantupus said:
Vivi22 said:
Quantupus said:
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
How is it weird to release a high profile console exclusive for a console with, what is it now, 60 million units out there? Especially when they're able to build on the knowledge they've developed over three previous games. I'm also not sure I see how there's no point in buying a PS3 now. It's cheaper than ever and has almost seven years worth of exclusives to catch up on for those who don't have one. If anything, there's never a better time to buy one.
I personally don't want to buy a $300 console that might not get any new games developed for it once the PS4 comes out, just for the sake of playing a few older exclusives. Though, I might have adopted the PS4 as my new gaming console if this was one of the first games to come out for it.
Sorry, but I don't understand this attitude. Even ignoring the fact that previous Playstation consoles were still supported for years after the release of the next gen system, you're basically saying that you'd rather buy an expensive new console for one title, with no guarantee anything else will come out that you'll really be interested in for, potentially, years, instead of buying a cheaper console which you can actually look at the library for it and quantify how many games you missed that you're interested in. And you wouldn't even have to get it now since the price will inevitably drop over the next year or two.

Now I'm not trying to say that you have to get a PS3, but it seems a bit strange to be willing to pay for an unproven new console for one title, rather than paying less for an older console with the same exact title and a proven back catalogue of good games that are cheap as hell now.
 

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OKAY! THAT'S IT! I'M GETTING A PS3! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW SONY?!

Of course, I'll be waiting until the sweet-spot during the post-Christmas sales that are already after the PS4 release. The fact that I'll have an income by then also helps. Hey, I never said I'd be getting a PS3 now...

But yeah, good to see that this came out well, good to see a strong game with a strong female character, and I love the sound of combat that's balanced between stealth and aggression...
 

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Quantupus said:
Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
I feel exactly the same. I really hope they port it over to other platforms at some stage. Mind you I would assume they have a version for the ps4 waiting in the wings. More than likely I'll be getting one of them....
 

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Arslan Aladeen said:
Anyone else finding it odd how many people are hoping that a game that's made by Naught Dog, a company exclusive to Sony, gets ported to other systems? I thought this would be common knowledge by now. Don't hear about people going "I hope Mario Galaxy gets ported to ____."
Vivi22 said:
Arslan Aladeen said:
Anyone else finding it odd how many people are hoping that a game that's made by Naught Dog, a company exclusive to Sony, gets ported to other systems? I thought this would be common knowledge by now. Don't hear about people going "I hope Mario Galaxy gets ported to ____."
Not only do I find it odd, I find it even stranger that people keep saying those things right after I posted about the fact that Sony owns Naughty Dog to correct one of the earlier comments. I guess it just goes to show that most people don't actually read any of the posts in the thread they comment in.
You know what I've noticed? This behaviour only happens with Sony's games.
It doesn't matter what Sony does, the public still hates them.
If Sony cured cancer with a drug that can be administered with a simple injection like any other vaccine, I bet the internet would be full of people complaining that they don't like needles.
 

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grey_space said:
Quantupus said:
Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
I feel exactly the same. I really hope they port it over to other platforms at some stage. Mind you I would assume they have a version for the ps4 waiting in the wings. More than likely I'll be getting one of them....
Why would Sony port one of their biggest games to their competitor's platforms? Hell, why would anyone ever port any games to their competitors?
 

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GenGenners said:
grey_space said:
Quantupus said:
Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
I feel exactly the same. I really hope they port it over to other platforms at some stage. Mind you I would assume they have a version for the ps4 waiting in the wings. More than likely I'll be getting one of them....
Why would Sony port one of their biggest games to their competitor's platforms? Hell, why would anyone ever port any games to their competitors?
At the end of this generation, why not? a man can dream can't he?


Wait...can't he?
 

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DrunkOnEstus said:
The really good reason to get a PS3 is because a PS4 won't play PS3 games. Do people just forget the prior generations and turn them all into strictly memories? Not to mention the fact that you're going to be seeing PS3 games for a while after the PS4 comes out, namely Dark Souls 2 off the top of my head.
Heck, I still play Super Metroid at least once a year along with a bunch of other games in that era. Plan on giving a lot of games I missed last generation a try like God Hand. Kinda makes me sad to think of newer generations closing themselves off on great games just because they aren't pushing as many polygons or whatever.
 

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Vivi22 said:
Quantupus said:
Vivi22 said:
Quantupus said:
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
How is it weird to release a high profile console exclusive for a console with, what is it now, 60 million units out there? Especially when they're able to build on the knowledge they've developed over three previous games. I'm also not sure I see how there's no point in buying a PS3 now. It's cheaper than ever and has almost seven years worth of exclusives to catch up on for those who don't have one. If anything, there's never a better time to buy one.
I personally don't want to buy a $300 console that might not get any new games developed for it once the PS4 comes out, just for the sake of playing a few older exclusives. Though, I might have adopted the PS4 as my new gaming console if this was one of the first games to come out for it.
Sorry, but I don't understand this attitude. Even ignoring the fact that previous Playstation consoles were still supported for years after the release of the next gen system, you're basically saying that you'd rather buy an expensive new console for one title, with no guarantee anything else will come out that you'll really be interested in for, potentially, years, instead of buying a cheaper console which you can actually look at the library for it and quantify how many games you missed that you're interested in. And you wouldn't even have to get it now since the price will inevitably drop over the next year or two.

Now I'm not trying to say that you have to get a PS3, but it seems a bit strange to be willing to pay for an unproven new console for one title, rather than paying less for an older console with the same exact title and a proven back catalogue of good games that are cheap as hell now.
I already have a 360, so I have been able to play most console games. The only things I would need a PS3 for are the exclusives, and I have lost interest in plying most of them by this point. Eventually I will forget about The Last of Us and lose interest in it too, and Sony will have lost a sale. Though the PS4 in unproven, if I want to play console games in the future I will eventually need to pick one or the other. The 360 and PS3 will not be supported forever. It just seems to my The Last of Us could have been a good system seller.
 

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Woohooo,glad I preordered Ellie Edition before they were all sold out.I'm glad Naughty Gods still got it.
Also its fun to see some people are freakin out over that 7.5 Polygon review which may very well have been made for the clicks but that's beside the point,the game still sits on top of 95 metacritic score which is quite an amazing feat.(/hype hype hype)

Can't wait to see their stuff on PS4.
 

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Just want to remind people that there are rumors Sony will be using the streaming service Gaikai for PS3 on PS4 emulation.
So if people really believe this could be a system mover, there is your possible solution to playing it on their next system. By that time it will probably cost less as well.

I just do not get all the questions of why would they release this so close to a consoles life cycle? Are people really that jaded and filled with distrust to think a company like Sony would not release a game like this simply as as a way of thanking those who have purchased PS3's? I mean not for nothing, out of the Big 2, they have always come off to me as the company that does care more about making things better/easier for their customers. From the decision to allow any HDD installed on the PS3, to free PSN for multiplayer (yeah yeah it got hacked, move on), they have always done the better job IMHO of "taking care of their customers."

As for the review. I have had this game pre-ordered basically since it was announced. Stopped playing the demo about 15 minutes in as I decided it was best to experience the entire story the way it was meant to be, not in one little snippet. Definitely looking forward to it.
 

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I own one but refuse to purchase exclusive titles as they are obviously carriers for rectal-cranial disorder. Actually the only thing I do with it is play the occasional BluRay movie, since PC freedom (modding the crap out of crappy games) and better graphics always makes PISS^3 versions look slightly less bland than the X-Brick $3.60.

Besides, I want plant infested zombies in my post-apocalyptic paradise. Guys with dockers and lead pipes really does not scream end of the world to me.
 

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I had a horrible dream about this game where I was watching the ending and it turned out Ellie had to go back in time to retcon everything and Joel was getting eaten in the background. It was pretty fucked up. Hopefully this one's ending isn't half as bad.
 

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I was more interested in this game before I played The Walking Dead. Now that I've played the character-driven-raise-a-child-in-the-zombie-apocalypse story once, I'm kind of meh on this game now. I'll still buy it, but the luster just isn't there anymore.
 

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GenGenners said:
grey_space said:
Quantupus said:
Araksardet said:
Yeah, the reviews this is getting do make me bitter it's not coming out on other platforms. First Journey, now this. I hope Sony is port-friendlier next generation.

Still, I've got more than enough gaming backlog as it is, so I guess it's not like I'm lacking for something to play.
Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
I feel exactly the same. I really hope they port it over to other platforms at some stage. Mind you I would assume they have a version for the ps4 waiting in the wings. More than likely I'll be getting one of them....
Why would Sony port one of their biggest games to their competitor's platforms? Hell, why would anyone ever port any games to their competitors?
At the end of this generation, why not? a man can dream can't he?


Wait...can't he?
You are aware that this isn't a publishing deal, right? Sony actually OWNS this game, the IP, the technology behind it, and the developer itself. It's all completely in-house, first-party stuff here, funded and resourced entirely from Sony's pockets.
 

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A whole thread full of salty X360 and PC gamers? Lol.

As for releasing a game late in a console cycle, Google GoW 2 and a little console called the PS2.
 

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I youtube'd "last of us walktrough no commentary" only to find multiple vids of people playing the demo...with commentary, along with last light gameplsy 4 vids down.
Guess the day after is too early.
Wish I knew someone who plays this game in view of their window, late at night.
 

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As much as I would love to be excited about this, I don't trust Naughty Dog after I basically bought a PS3 for Uncharted because everyone said it was amazing, only to end up hating nearly everything about it.
 

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You are aware that this isn't a publishing deal, right? Sony actually OWNS this game, the IP, the technology behind it, and the developer itself. It's all completely in-house, first-party stuff here, funded and resourced entirely from Sony's pockets.
(No sarcasm) Oh!? That's much more impressive. To think that Sony is making games like these. While Microsoft has just announced that halo windows 8 BS. I've been jealous of ps3 since little big planet 1. I don't own one and my 360 is in my closet beside my 64 and dreamcast... but still go team!
 

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You are aware that this isn't a publishing deal, right? Sony actually OWNS this game, the IP, the technology behind it, and the developer itself. It's all completely in-house, first-party stuff here, funded and resourced entirely from Sony's pockets.
I...was not aware of that, no.

I will leave, hopes and dreams crushed by the cruel hard mallet of fact.
 

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Jim thinks its strange that the enemies ignore ellie? I would You know you always take care of the adult first not the child???? I mean unless it was to take her hostage I could see that.
 

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I youtube'd "last of us walktrough no commentary" only to find multiple vids of people playing the demo...with commentary, along with last light gameplsy 4 vids down.
Guess the day after is too early.
The reason for that is quite simple,the game's not released until 14th,it's the review embargo they lifted today in advance.Sony usually doesnt try to bullshit people with the review embargos (from what I've seen)á la Aliens:CM and probably they also wanted the sites to build hype for the game as soon as possible,because with E3 on the horizon,a review would be quickly forgotten in the midst of next-gen news.
 

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Can't wait for the next gen to arrive so I can spend most of it playing all the current-gen exclusives I've missed out on with a heavily discounted PS3.

The Last of Us has held my attention for a whole year and I don't even have the means to play it. I've missed Naughty Dog... Jak 3 was so long ago.
Naughty Dog has changed since then, it really won't be truly the same feeling. Both founders left too. Although Andy Gavin is fairing much better than Jason Rubin at this point. I mean... comparatively.

OT: Doesn't really sound like my bag. Which is good because I have no money to spend on it this month. Which is sad because Deadpool and Resident Evil Revelations are on my list too :/

Still looking forwards to Animal Crossing though! Can't wait! Five more days and an agonizingly long wait on the fifth. Stupid UPS, not delivering until 8 PM.
 

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So its good.

Now that its confirmed I'm slightly more annoyed I have to wait another week.
 

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I don't know, I wanna get it but critics went crazy for bioshock infinite and I thought it was just decent.
 

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I'll have to get this game the next time I get money. Let's just hope the hype wasn't for nothing, I do love riding the hype train

deserteagleeye said:
I had a horrible dream about this game where I was watching the ending and it turned out Ellie had to go back in time to retcon everything and Joel was getting eaten in the background. It was pretty fucked up. Hopefully this one's ending isn't half as bad.
But what if that was the ending, and you just spoiled it????
 

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Sounds like I Am Alive; but better executed.

I did enjoy I Am Alive though. Didn't get very far though because I was drawn away by my mistress, Crusader Kings II.

I'm still waiting, though, for a hardcore survivalist's game. The Sims: Robinson Crusoe. But with something a little more mature than 'flippidol wappuhdar langpor' and shit more dangerous than, well, deciding whether to shit before or after you invite your friends over.
 

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I personally don't want to buy a $300 console that might not get any new games developed for it once the PS4 comes out, just for the sake of playing a few older exclusives. Though, I might have adopted the PS4 as my new gaming console if this was one of the first games to come out for it.
Why would they do that? If history shows us anything, it's that the PS3 will still be supported even after the new system is released. One, Sony isn't going to just abandon the install base they already have with the PS3 because not everyone will pick up the new console right away. Two, didn't they stop making PS2 games only a year ago? That's WELL into the life of the PS3.

If anything, now is the BEST time to pick up a PS3. Huge library of games (many of which have HD remakes and collections in one package) and are fairly cheap now. You could pick up games now and be playing for years to come.
 

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The Wykydtron said:
One child character in the history of gaming I have actually liked. No, not Clementine, although she was tolerable.
I'm going to guess... Nanako?

OT: Game seems interesting but the things that @Parakeettheprawn pointed out, stand out to me, too. I also share his dislike of Uncharted. I was watching a video of the demo and the first two monster encounters were a QTE and a cutscene respectively. It completely murdered the tension.

Still, it looks enjoyable and "cinematic" pretensions aside it seems like my kinda thing.
Dammit! How did you know?! I was perfectly vague!

[sub][sub]Stupid previous Persona 4 posts giving me away...[/sub][/sub]
 

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I really look forward to a demo of this, because i can´t for the life of me figure out what´s so special about it. It just doesn´t look interesting to me, and i always get kinda sceptical when a game is universally praised, it almost always means that i find it to be complete rubbish. I guess i´m out of touch, but i hope it´s good cause i do miss me some survival horror. I´m jost really fearing that the game is focused too much on story and too little on gameplay, because i don´t really care about stories as anything else than flavoring to a good gameplay experience.
 

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Why would they do that?
Because it would make them more money. The point of exclusives is to sell consoles, this exclusive is not going to sell enough consoles to offset the gain of millions of extra potential customers this late in the game. The fact that Sony is the developer doesn't make an exclusive automatically the best decision in any way.

The only sane reason I can think of why they didn't is that they have plans for the future. Either a port to the PS4 or sequels, but that would be a much greater risk than just porting and cashing now. They can do what they want of course, but publishers generally aren't immune to doing stupid things and my guess is this is simply one of them.
 

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Oh what the heck, I suppose I'll drop the money and buy a full price game.
 

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I don't understand the massive amount of hype this game has been getting. It was first mentioned to me last year and I looked it up, didn't see anything particularly interesting, then moved on. Now all of a sudden everybody is losing their minds over this but I just can't get into it. The game just doesn't look too impressive to me, my first thoughts after seeing the trailer were 'The Uncharted Dead' or 'The Walking Uncharted'. It does have some cool things going for it, like the escort focused gameplay (I love RE4) and the setting seems cool, but that's about it for me. I'm sure it will be pretty good, but I'm not going to be queuing up on release day to buy it.
 

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I don't understand the massive amount of hype this game has been getting. It was first mentioned to me last year and I looked it up, didn't see anything particularly interesting, then moved on. Now all of a sudden everybody is losing their minds over this but I just can't get into it. The game just doesn't look too impressive to me, my first thoughts after seeing the trailer were 'The Uncharted Dead' or 'The Walking Uncharted'. It does have some cool things going for it, like the escort focused gameplay (I love RE4) and the setting seems cool, but that's about it for me. I'm sure it will be pretty good, but I'm not going to be queuing up on release day to buy it.
Almost my thoughts exactly. While it seems to do very well in what it is attempting to do, I don't like what it's attempting to do to begin with. It's why I, personally, have utterly despised this generation of games. I don't want a cinematic experience, that's what I watch moves for. "Emotion Polygons" are just something I can do without. I just want to have a fun time, and this does not look like that at all. If anything, the actual game part of this game looks very mediocre, at best. I cannot fathom how that qualifies as a 10/10; as most places are handing it, and it once again reminds me why the number system is broken.
 

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kburns10 said:
Why would they do that?
Because it would make them more money. The point of exclusives is to sell consoles, this exclusive is not going to sell enough consoles to offset the gain of millions of extra potential customers this late in the game. The fact that Sony is the developer doesn't make an exclusive automatically the best decision in any way.

The only sane reason I can think of why they didn't is that they have plans for the future. Either a port to the PS4 or sequels, but that would be a much greater risk than just porting and cashing now. They can do what they want of course, but publishers generally aren't immune to doing stupid things and my guess is this is simply one of them.
I guess we shall see once the sales numbers are released. Personally, I don't see how this game coming out on PS3 and so late is at all bad. I am hyped for this game and the reviews have confirmed my pre-order was a good idea. But from reading this thread, I can see that not many share that same excitement (even those with PS3s already).
 

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"Fresh", I think, is a relative term here. I almost rolled my eyes hard enough to generate alternative energy for my house when I read that Last of Us features a zombie apocalypse. I guess it's just too boring for the world to end via the gradual economic downturn hitting a tipping point, coupled with the increasingly damaging effects of climate change, leading to war and chaos on an unprecedented scale, with the subsequent collapse leading to mass famine and factionalization of the small groups of remaining humans as they fight over the decaying remains of civilization.

The latter being what I thought the premise of Last of Us was going to be, or something at least a little bit grounded in reality. I know some fungi are capable of hijacking the nervous systems of insects, and some parasites like the one that causes toxoplasmosis can affect the behavior of mammalian brains. But an infection that completely rewires the human brain to the extent that you become a zombie would probably kill you way before you and your zombie pals can cause any kind of apocalypse scenario.

Seriously, I was sick of zombies before it was cool to be sick of zombies. And that's the first time it was cool to be sick of zombies i'm talking about, before The Walking Dead came out and suddenly zombies were cool again. Undead cretins.

Also, i'm sure Last of Us is still a good game. Just wanted to ***** about people being uncreative with their apocalypse scenarios.
 

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really want to play it. but i cant since its PS3 only :(
For $250, get one, play all the exclusives cheap, then sell the lot in 2015 by which time PS4 should be down in price and have a half decent library.

Uncharted 2 is #2 of my "game of the generation" and you have to have a PS3 to play it. It is that good. Batman Arkham City is #1. Good GOTY version of that I picked up for $20 for the PS3. All extra missions and skins.
 

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You know what I've noticed? This behaviour only happens with Sony's games.
It doesn't matter what Sony does, the public still hates them.
If Sony cured cancer with a drug that can be administered with a simple injection like any other vaccine, I bet the internet would be full of people complaining that they don't like needles.
So a couple of people said that they hope Last of Us gets ported to other systems probably not realising that Sony owns both the developer and the IP and from this you infer that everyone hates Sony and nothing they do will ever please anyone?

You know that just makes you sound like a paranoid Sony fanyboy right?Sony may come in for a bit of criticism from time to time(sometimes rightly so)but they are far from hated
 

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Pretty much absorbed in Metro Last Light and Hotline Miami at the moment, but this looks interesting enough. Besides, my PS3 has been off since Rising, I gotta heat that shit up.
 

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Hm, sounds interesting, especially the story-aspect, but since I don't own a PS3...
Maybe there'll be a port later down the line or something, who knows.
 

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I miss when zombies were social commentary on western consumerism.
I'm going to pass on this one. Considering the monumental critical acclaim the painfully average Uncharted series received I'll just wait for the user reviews on it.
 

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Just a small fyi but this isn't Uncharted,I know it's a concept which seems to be hard to grasp (apparently) because it's from the same company,but this is a survival horror game,the genre which Resident Evil tries to emulate but fails miserably (I still liked the game as a shooter in coop with a friend but thats for another topic).
There's no regenerating health,rocketjumps or w/e,on the other hand there are 1 hit kills from certain enemies if you're not careful and you don't have much ammo to begin with.My point is if you're playing the game as a shooter,you'll die a lot.

No,I haven't played the game yet,but I've heard the opinions from those who have and the reviews seem to align with those opinions,I base my purchase on those and not "something I think the trailer looked like".
Jim Sterling is also apatethic to Uncharted and he loved this game,somehow I don't think his dashing looks was funded by Sony so his review might actually be his own opinion:p
http://www.destructoid.com/review-the-last-of-us-255287.phtml

Also,Uncharted painfully average? Yeah...no.
Some parts of the game might be average but the package as a whole? No way.It might not be the second coming of Christ like some people were led to believe but it's far from average.If you wanna experience an average game,play Fuse.

edit: fyi #2: apparently there are A LOT of asshats spoiling the story on E3 streams and with youtube video titles/comments so tread carefully for the next week:p
 

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Hmm. My PS3 has been nothing but a DVD player for a long time but I might find a gaming-related use for it now. It's been ages since I last played a survival horror game and this is looking like the best of the bunch right now.
 
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Finally a balanced review. I read the review on IGN and almost threw up at the way they fellated Naughty Dog and this game.
I'll definately have to borrow my bro's PS3 for this game because I can't justify buying the console at this stage in its lifecycle. However it certainly makes an even stronger case for me to jump ship to the PS4 for the next generation, I will say that!
 

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having already played it, I can tell you there's a lot to not like. Awkward, fiddly controls, too many fucking quick time events, and the slowest "sprint" speed I've ever seen in a game.

Oh and busywork.

Fuck busywork.
 

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With how everyone is praising this game it makes me glad that I have a PS3. Definitely gonna pick this one up as it seems like I'd really like the environment and the atmosphere.
Oh Naughty Dog, how I've missed you. Now time for Insomniac to relearn that they should focus on single player games instead of multiplayer ones. I loved A Crack in Time, but the last two R&C games haven't been their best, and I hear that Fuse really falls short on the single player.
This game in contrast seems like it's perfect for me since I love good single player experiences.
 

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Quantupus said:
Vivi22 said:
Quantupus said:
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Exactly. It seems weird that they would release such a high profile console exclusive so late in the console cycle. I might have bought a PS4 to play this game, but there's no point in buying a PS3 at this point.
How is it weird to release a high profile console exclusive for a console with, what is it now, 60 million units out there? Especially when they're able to build on the knowledge they've developed over three previous games. I'm also not sure I see how there's no point in buying a PS3 now. It's cheaper than ever and has almost seven years worth of exclusives to catch up on for those who don't have one. If anything, there's never a better time to buy one.
I personally don't want to buy a $300 console that might not get any new games developed for it once the PS4 comes out, just for the sake of playing a few older exclusives. Though, I might have adopted the PS4 as my new gaming console if this was one of the first games to come out for it.
Sorry, but I don't understand this attitude. Even ignoring the fact that previous Playstation consoles were still supported for years after the release of the next gen system, you're basically saying that you'd rather buy an expensive new console for one title, with no guarantee anything else will come out that you'll really be interested in for, potentially, years, instead of buying a cheaper console which you can actually look at the library for it and quantify how many games you missed that you're interested in. And you wouldn't even have to get it now since the price will inevitably drop over the next year or two.

Now I'm not trying to say that you have to get a PS3, but it seems a bit strange to be willing to pay for an unproven new console for one title, rather than paying less for an older console with the same exact title and a proven back catalogue of good games that are cheap as hell now.
I already have a 360, so I have been able to play most console games. The only things I would need a PS3 for are the exclusives, and I have lost interest in plying most of them by this point. Eventually I will forget about The Last of Us and lose interest in it too, and Sony will have lost a sale. Though the PS4 in unproven, if I want to play console games in the future I will eventually need to pick one or the other. The 360 and PS3 will not be supported forever. It just seems to my The Last of Us could have been a good system seller.
(For this specific situation, I think it was on PS3 because it was delayed during development so it seems closer to PS4)

ah, the crossroads of the latest games vs. the great games you haven't played yet.

I have missed many games this generation, multi-platform and exclusives. Provided my Xbox 360 doesn't die, I intend on going back and picking up the titles I missed. I've already picked up Dark Souls, Dragon Age:Awakening, Lost Planet, and Bioshock 2. Honestly, Dark Souls is the only one standing out right now as Lost Planet multiplayer is dead.

Even though the games are highly rated, just the fact that they are pretty old kinda takes the motivation out of playing them, and this truth for me is kinda sad.
Even so, I intend to continue this trend with Far Cry 3, Dishonored, Spec Ops: The Line, Fallout:New Vegas GOTY Edition and maybe even Dragons' Dogma.


But on the question of exclusivity, I'd like to say I'm actually considering getting a PS3 as my next console if I don't get tech savvy for a computer and if the next generation doesn't have a must-have. I don't have a blue-ray player yet and I believe PS3s are somewhat backwards compatible. I still need to play some PS2 games (I don't have mine anymore).
 

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For me, I don't buy into the whole notion that "done-to-death" is by default bad because any given setting can still be done better. And for post-apocalyptic somethingzombieorother setting there should be a lot of better to be had - No one has ever actually nailed the genre in a way I'd like to see. So, given my experience with The Walking Dead (which tremendously surprised me, for good), this really looks like something I'd like to play.

But I also will not lose any sleep about the fact that I can't.
 

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Does it have regenerating health? (watches video) Hmmmm seems so. Sad I would have bought one and borrowed my brother's PS3 to play it. But with that cancer of a game mechanic in it making it another piss easy shooter to complete I see no point in getting it. Sad I prefer a challenge in my shooters and can not get it with this in the game. Shame it has been such a long time since a good shooter was released I was hoping this would be one but sadly it is not. You have disappointed me Naughty Dog, and Sony.
 

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Does it have regenerating health? (watches video) Hmmmm seems so. Sad I would have bought one and borrowed my brother's PS3 to play it. But with that cancer of a game mechanic in it making it another piss easy shooter to complete I see no point in getting it. Sad I prefer a challenge in my shooters and can not get it with this in the game. Shame it has been such a long time since a good shooter was released I was hoping this would be one but sadly it is not. You have disappointed me Naughty Dog, and Sony.
All the reviews I've read mentioned that you do not have regenerating health.Also found a few from google:

"People in The Last of Us are not gifted with superheroic athleticism or regenerating health..." - Gamespot review
"Health does not regenerate in The Last of Us, and one must craft or collect new medical packs that are slowly applied in real-time" - Giantbomb review
"The Last of Us does not have a regenerating health system. Should you get hurt, you need to open your backup and craft a med-kit." - JAGS review
 

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Hmm, fairy fair, sounds like a solid game at the very least. I'd have liked more assessment of the value for money. How long is the gameplay, how much content do you get in relation to the price?
 

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Just started playing and i love it so far. The beginning is fucking intense, it`s nothing new and everything is expected but holy shit the way they did it is awesome.

ResonanceSD said:
having already played it, I can tell you there's a lot to not like. Awkward, fiddly controls, too many fucking quick time events, and the slowest "sprint" speed I've ever seen in a game.

Oh and busywork.

Fuck busywork.
Fiddly controls? Quicktime events? I`m two hours into the game, when does this actually start? Or did you mean the button prompts with quicktime events?
 

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I pray to GOD that there will be a patch that allows me to switch the X and Triangle buttons.

Every time I try to pick up an item or open a door I go for the X button because that's traditional and it's also the confirm button for the UI, but Naughty Dog decided to make Triangle the main button for interaction and X is the rarely-ever-used button for vaulting over cover -- and that's practically it (outside of the UI). That's like making a bike that needs to be pedaled counter-clockwise. After YEARS of using X as the "Pick up stuff" button, it's a little hard to unlearn that.

And EVERY TIME I push the wrong button I get pulled out of the game so immersion is broken easily, and a survival horror game without immersion is just a survival game. I have yet to be scared because I am constantly pulled out of the game by pushing the wrong buttons.
 

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So I've been watching my roommate play this game (he just finished it), and I'd just like to say: it is really, really good.

TLoU definitely doesn't reinvent the wheel, and there were certainly technical hiccups every once in a while, but that's okay - even as an outside observer, I could tell that (1) they got the post-apocalypse right, and (2) they made it clear why this is a post-apocalypse *game* and not a book or movie.

As for getting the post-apocalypse right: what makes a post-apocalypse interesting is never the apocalypse itself, but the response of the people to it. In fiction, sci-fi and fantasy are at their best when they change fewer things and just explore how humans react to these new settings. Strangely, these are genres where things are made fantastic solely to explore humanity. Same logic applies to the post-apocalypse - strip away society's trappings and explore how humans get along. Yes, the story is not precisely revolutionary, but it provides the vehicle for Joel and Ellie (and their relationship) to develop. (By the way, the payoff at the end of the game is great.)

As for this being a game and not another medium: every game play decision felt brutal and desperate. Every interaction felt like it would end your life. Every bullet expended was a choice where you wondered if you'd be needing it later, and if you really needed to use it now. Every decision to engage an opponent in melee or sneak around a group of enemies felt chock-full of unknowns that would turn you into Swiss cheese. Like they said in the review, crafting felt like a functional thing a survivor would be doing. These are not feelings and experiences you can capture in the same way in film or books - by putting the player at the helm, you're forcing the player to make these decisions and experience the consequences of failure. The question of what is gaming is constantly explored and fairly important, and no one answer fits universally, but, in my mind, mechanics, character, and setting are all working in tandem so well in TLoU that it provides one important answer.

I find this pervasive "so what" attitude here interesting. This is a good game. Good things don't have to be new things; sometimes, doing something tried-and-true differently or well is good, and TLoU definitely did that.
 

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Steve Waltz said:
I pray to GOD that there will be a patch that allows me to switch the X and Triangle buttons.

Every time I try to pick up an item or open a door I go for the X button because that's traditional and it's also the confirm button for the UI, but Naughty Dog decided to make Triangle the main button for interaction and X is the rarely-ever-used button for vaulting over cover -- and that's practically it (outside of the UI). That's like making a bike that needs to be pedaled counter-clockwise. After YEARS of using X as the "Pick up stuff" button, it's a little hard to unlearn that.

And EVERY TIME I push the wrong button I get pulled out of the game so immersion is broken easily, and a survival horror game without immersion is just a survival game. I have yet to be scared because I am constantly pulled out of the game by pushing the wrong buttons.
I do know what you mean, as some of the button assignments didn't come naturally. I got used to it pretty quickly though, except when I hilariously pushed the sprint button instead of the listen carefully one :)

I don't know why console games so rarely have re-bindable controls, it's not hard to implement.
 

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ScR3WiEuS said:
Very balanced review.
I hope I'll be able to finish it, but I'm just so very tired of post-apoc zombie games/movies/stories and bland action-adventure-shooters.

I'm really wondering how a game that combines the single most tired genre of gameplay with the single most tired genre of story is able to get such positive hype. Not trying to trollbait, really.
Just really... curious.

Well nothing is really original. There's always a good story to be told, even in genres that have been done to death. The plot may be cliched, but the characters really sell it. And the gameplay, while typical, it's good enough to not stick out like a sore thumb (looking at you, Spec Ops).

MammothBlade said:
Hmm, fairy fair, sounds like a solid game at the very least. I'd have liked more assessment of the value for money. How long is the gameplay, how much content do you get in relation to the price?
It supposedly lasts around 11 or 12 hours. Doesn't seem to have much replay value though.
 

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Guys, this game is so damn polished, don't read any (more) reviews! go in cold and savour it.

You'll be glad you did.