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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?

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PaPa-Slam1451d ago

I saw less violence in that trailer than Gear of War series, what is everyone whining about.

Dante1121451d ago (Edited 1451d 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.

Thatguy-3101450d 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.

SpaceSquirrel1450d ago

It didn't seem too violent to me

mmofanatic1450d ago

I think I'm too used to violence in video games to complain about this.

MrDead1450d ago

Looks like most people haven’t read the article just reacting to the title.

Hicken1450d ago

Poor titles will do that.

310dodo1450d ago (Edited 1450d 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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