Jack Bromley looks at new E3 footage of The Last Of Us, the upcoming survival horror title from the developers of Uncharted. Can offering a more realistic experience make for a scarier game?
i have heard the developers referring to the game has survivor action game... not horror
From what I have seen so far I have to agree with that. Have not seen anything scary of horrfic as yet but have seen alot of action and survival. Edit: I dont concider zombie games like dead island, left for dead and current RE games horror as well as those games were not scary, even Fear had more scary moments than those games.
"Survival games should induce fear, panic and desperation, not only in the character, but in the player too. We ought to feel immersed in the situation, and connect with the novice, average-guy character we’re playing. One who needs to be the unlikely hero in order to survive. While many attempts have been made, there’s never been anything truly like how The Last of Us looks to portray realism. The Last of Us is a game to watch. Not only is it coming from veteran developers, Naughty Dog, but it has the potential to give a new sense of visceral reality in videogames, and possibly usher in a new breed of survival horror." Agree with everything.
Original Resident Evil...
Okay it was scary when I was young but now? It's more like a comedy...
"because you, the master of unlocking can use this lockpick..." LOL..
So just because you got older, that doesn't mean it was scary for it's time?
lets hope games in the future are so good we will be laughing at the last of us one day.
Im hoping the last of us ends up being a classic like Ocarina or MGS... a game that still stands up today, and we reminisce and go wow... this still holds up
This game Redefines the Survival/Horror Genre !
I can tell Naughty Dog is hiding alot of info about the game and thats fine with me, the less I know the better. E3 demo showed just the crazy messed up human enemies, cant wait to play this survival horror game. I can only imagine what the atmosphere turns into at night. All screenshots and videos have been during the day :D
IMO, Amnesia - The Dark Descent is the scariest survival horror game ever created along with Penumbra series. Dead Space and similar games look like Pocahontas comparing to Amnesia. :)
i wouldnt go that far. maybe mary poppins ;)
Dead space till this day is the only game that really had me on the edge of my seat in terms of scaring me lol I had moments where i was like wtf and my heart almost came out my chest. I love dead space 1.
If you think Dead Space is that frightening, I'd hate to see your reaction to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. XD
I don't think it's intended to be a horror game. The atmosphere to achieve that is just not there.
Drakblack i admit ive never played amnesia the dark descent is that for pc? And rmedtx your right i didnt get a horror feel to it just a survival one which are two distinct things obviously.
Yup, only on the PC for now, it seems. I have to take breaks from it due to the tension getting at me every so often.
Can we please slow our roll here for pete's sake? Three trailers and going off the deep end makes you look silly.
Yeah thats one of the things i hate about journalism
It could, but I doubt it. It have to create a deeper atmosphere than Silent Hill 2, be more immersive than Amnesia and be more creative than Lone Survivor. I just don't see that happening, especially not from a big studio in this day and age of the mighty scripted action sequences and cinematic flares. But we'll see, hopefully they'll prove us, doubters, wrong.
Well, for one, it's not meant to be horror, so all this talk about that is pointless. The atmosphere the game DOES give off, however, is as tense and intense as it gets. If the rest of the game is anything like the gameplay we've seen already, it will be amazing. But it's not aiming for horror, and hasn't been from the start.
Then what is it? The article state that it is going to be a survival horror game. So if it's not meant to be horror then this is a complete blunder of an article. I don't know, you tell me.
Naughty Dog said some time ago that it was survival action, not survival horror. With the developers saying that, and the gameplay corroborating their claim, I don't give a damn what postdesk.com says the game is.
Fair enough, then clearly this site is not really reliable whatsoever. And since it's just a survival action game, then there is really no point in talking about horror. By the way "I don't give a damn what postdesk.com says the game is." Need a valium there buddy?
Well excuse me, Mister. I interpret this game as a survival horror/action game, and especially so with the inclusion of zombies and the evident focus on atmosphere and panic-inducing gameplay. Even if it is not survival horror, this article more discusses the survival points of the game over the horror elements, anyways. Interpreting a game's genre does not make the site any less commendable. Genres are often never outright stated, but interpreted like I have done here. From the gameplay footage I've seen, and the details I've read, it appears to be a survival horror. Would you class Resident Evil or Alan Wake as survival-action if you personally didn't find it 'horror-y' enough?
can't wait for the release of this game. ND has always impressed me with their games. I'm sure I won't be disappointed with this one.
Who's the chick in your picture
Raven from Gravity Daze
I'm a pc/ps3 gamer and I can't wait for the Last of Us! Naughty dog are amazing developers and I can't belive how good the game looks for a 6 year old console, it looks like a pc game and the gameplay looked freaking amazing. Day 1 purchase :D
While the infected may only play a smaller portion to humans (being why ND are not calling it a horror) it will no doubt still have horror elements. Even the zombie things in Uncharted had a few creepy moments and that series was aimed towards a much younger audience. ND may redefine the horror genre through their new AI system though.
Please don't raise expectations like that, it'll end up been disappointing. Better to say it'll be pants and then people will (hopefully) be pleasantly surprised when it isn't :)
It may have some moments that make u jump or freak you out but I highly dought it will be a straight up horror game. Have to wait and see.
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