Submitted by -Mezzo- 1238d ago | opinion piece

Does The Last of Us fetishise violence?

Guardian - The trailer for Naughty Dog's new game was a hit at E3 2012, but does The Last of Us go too far? (PS3, The Last Of Us)

PaPa-Slam  +   1238d ago
I saw less violence in that trailer than Gear of War series, what is everyone whining about.
Dante112  +   1238d ago
Word. You can literally chainsaw a guy in half, curb stomp his head in or blow your opponent into bloody pieces in Gears of War (Journalists: "DID YOU SEE THAT?!?! AWESOME BRO!!! *high fives*), but suddenly, shooting a guy in TLOU is too violent for them (Journalists: "DID YOU SEE THAT?!?! HE SHOT A GUY IN THE FACE! What has the world come to...Jenna..contact Fox News, this is just terrible").

Edit: @ n4gboy

Remember how the US/UK journalists went on about how the airport sequence in CoD wasn't that bad and for everyone to stop whining/talking about it? I think you could even kill innocent women in that part of the game.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1238d ago
dboyc310  +   1238d ago
What do you expect? It's a post apocalyptic game where survival is important. You wouldn't expect butterflies, everyone hugging eachother etc. so far the violence that has been shown in the gameplay video and trailer fit the mood and the cause for the violence. I can think of a lot of games that just have violence in there just for the "cool" factor. This my friend is addinga whole new demsion to storytelling and presentation.
SpaceSquirrel  +   1238d ago
It didn't seem too violent to me
mmofanatic  +   1238d ago
I think I'm too used to violence in video games to complain about this.
MrDead  +   1238d ago
Looks like most people haven’t read the article just reacting to the title.
Hicken  +   1238d ago
Poor titles will do that.
310dodo  +   1238d ago
good lord
another "gamer activist"

they killed those bad dudes...
"last of us too violent!!!"

Ellie looked like she was in trouble...
"last of us is sexist!!"

omg theirs a white guy with a white girl...
"last of us is racist!!!"

their N4g all the kinds of stories you love nowadays
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Dms2012  +   1238d ago
What a dead horse this subject is, who the hell really cares even if it does? Do I really even need to read the article to know what it sets out to do? Is the title just a hook to get me to click? Probably.
reznik_zerosum  +   1238d ago
there are no "TO FAR" in any medium,there are only mediocrities and dumb internet tards.
Donnywho  +   1238d ago
Anyone who uses the word Fetishise needs to be grabbed by the arms and legs by two different people, preferably dark ninjas, and pulled until their body splits in two from the groin up, emptying their insides onto the floor.
one2thr  +   1238d ago
What a "Noob" move that would be.
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ironcreed  +   1238d ago
Insert the name of one of thousands of games from over the years in the title and you can quickly come to the conclusion that this is nothing new. Welcome to the world of games.
smashcrashbash  +   1238d ago
As long as the violence fits the setting I am all for it. Joel lives in an apocalyptic city with scavengers constantly trying to rob and/or kill him and horrible, hideous monsters running everywhere. Now despite the illusion that gamers seem to have that they would be calm and sane during something like this in reality you would be probably be violent and on the verge of insanity. Just imagine every second of the day you are being hunted or stalked by humans and inhuman creatures while having to scavenge and search for the very things that keep you alive. Day after day after day in a broken city constantly reminding you that the world you once knew is dead and tell me you won't become violent.
one2thr  +   1238d ago
That and a massive amount of PTSD, seeing that some people will end up going ape shit, at the fact that they had to "put-down" , their nieghbors, friends, once innocent people, and even their own family members. As you mentioned, there is more to a post apocalyptic world caused by an out break, than just trying to survive by getting away from the altered humans. People forget that there will be some "crazies" within it as well. Can't forget the crazies(due to said, PTSD).
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1238d ago
its more real, that's why it's shocking.

i remember in an interview or something that one of the creators said that they wouldn't shy away from violence, but they weren't going to have violence just for the sake of violence.
goldwyncq  +   1238d ago
Not even close to, say... Mortal Kombat.

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