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The Last of Us - Naughty Dog explains alternate ways to survive

Naughty Dog explains alternate ways to survive in The Last of Us based on a alternate E3 playthrough.

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Walker1331d ago

Revolutionary Gameplay, Voice acting, AI and Animation .

in NAUGHTY GOD we trust .

Fishy Fingers1331d ago

No doubt this wont end well for me.

But what is revolutionary about the gameplay from what we've seen. Traditional control scheme, 3 person cover mechanics, contextual animations, seems like evolution rather than revolution.

sorceror1711331d ago

What kind of control scheme do you want? Trigger buttons to move and aim, dpad to fire, joystick gestures to spell out inventory commands?

Sometimes you use a particular configuration because it, y'know, works.

CGI-Quality1331d ago

I've yet to see any game play out the way this one does. Revolution or not, it's unique enough to stand on its own two feet (and stand out from the rest).

USEYOURFIST1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Brave man lol, tho personally I'm hoping the revolutionary aspect will appears in the form of having a ai controlled partner who manages to be a believable companion and not just a plot device that struggles to realise they are walking into a wall. I think it could add so much to the storytelling and gameplay but I may be expecting to much. Other than that I agree with you but the evolution ND bring to the genre is brilliant they raise the bar everytime in my opinion.

Fishy Fingers1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

As expected, plenty of disagrees, yet no one actually explain how this is in anyway revolutionary.

Perhaps, you should be a little less defensive and rather than take my comment as derogative towards the game, which it in no way is, explain to me what indeed is remotely revolutionary.

Everything the game as demonstrated so far is absolutely fantastic, but falls well within the lines of tradition gameplay schemes and ideal. Improved AI is just that, an improvement, seem less animations, again just refinement and improvement.

Very, very few things can really be labelled as revolutionary.

Soceror, I think your just being slightly petty, of course I'm not suggesting they should move the control from a standardised format, but gameplay is largely about interaction, how, if your interaction is traditional can it be considered revolutionary. Again, avoiding the question, dramatised response.

I genuinely expect this to be a stand out game in 2013, I just don't see the issue of questioning an justified (especially at this point) claim.

DigitalAnalog1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

" Traditional control scheme, 3 person cover mechanics, contextual animations,"

HUH? Aside from the 3 person mechanics, what kind of game does not do what you have described?

Irishguy951331d ago

I agree/ Just because it's done well doesn't make it revolutionary.

AAA
Revolutionary
GOtY

^Thrown around phrases that rarely mean ****^

poopsack1331d ago

Fishy, this game is more than better AI, seamless animation transitions and production quality. Its the way it all comes together that blows anything else out of the water. The fact that AI has the ability to react to every given situation dynamically and realistically, along with the fact that there is a set of animations for each of these situations makes every second of traditional gameplay feel like a set piece we finally have full control over. In a way, this game is the solution to one of the biggest overall complaints about the current generation, where we see in big games like Uncharted and the COD series that we usually have to stand back and be driven through "cinematic" experiences the way the developer intended us to. TLOU allows us to take the wheel by delivering gameplay in a way we havent really experienced before.

dalibor1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Is there a game similar to The Last Of Us? It definitely seems to be different. Games will no matter copy aspects of other games that's for sure, it's really hard to be original nowadays. When this generation of gaming started I always expected to see a 4 player co op game where it has you and other people trying to survive an apocalypse of some sort where everything is scarce and you can't trust anybody, even other people and the ai for this sort of a game would be incredible. But instead we got a lot of fps games haha. Maybe with the next generation of gaming we will see some sort of game like this since the ai will probably improve more. Wanted to add the ai in TLOU does look great though.

CGI-Quality1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Why harp on a word used to describe the game? You don't think it's revolutionary, some do. Just the nature of opinion.

From where I'm sitting, there isn't a game quite like this one. Since you're the one claiming nothing is really all that "revolutionary" here, what other games are like The Last Of Us?

Have a read at what KnaveX said above. It's pretty much spot on.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31331d ago

Lol, Fishy, you said it yourself that you would get attacked, so there really isn't any need to be surprised or get defensive after you predicted correctly. Besides, most of these people are fanboys which equates to being delusional. Not one person was able to back up the claims of why this game blows any and every other game out of the water. It sucks that the first comment is one that hypes the game without even playing it but hey, that's N4g.

BitbyDeath1331d ago

@Fishy, i think walker was still referring to the AI and not the control scheme when stating revolutionary gameplay. I see where your coming from tho

Kennyrocks1330d ago

@Fishy Fingers

What's revolutionary for you is that it won't be on 360.

FOXDIE1330d ago

Fishy Fingers, you have a right to voice your opinion.

You are right that Naughy dog are probably not doing something revolutionary, but what they are doing is perfecting gameplay like no one els.

MaxXAttaxX1330d ago

The guy is hyped for the game. 'Fishy Fingers' and others took it literally and too far.

I haven't seen many other games like it. So I'll just leave it at that.

Optical_Matrix1330d ago (Edited 1330d ago )

I agree with Fishy Fingers. The game is impressive, don't get me wrong, and I'm hyped as hell for it, but calling it a revolution is a tad much, when games have been teetering on the verge of similar emergent gameplay, but the developers of said games have never bothered to truly push it.

I personally think that The Last of Us is a naturally progression of where AI, contextual and emergent gameplay should be going. It's by no means a revolution, but it's an innovative and much needed evolution that is what will really make games 'next gen' imo.

AI is the one thing that is really holding games back right now. And The Last of Us is impressive because it doesn't focus too much on it's graphics as much as it does it's art direction, the real show piece is the AI, and it should be like that in most games. This is the same reason why the original White Knight Story video's from TGS looked so god damn impressive. The AI looked contextual and fully emergent, with seamless animations etc.

At the end of the day, pouring money into graphics can only make a game so believable, which is why most games hide terrible AI with scripting upon scripting upon scripting, evident in most FPS campaigns, Resident Evil 6, etc etc.

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GribbleGrunger1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

The real question here is what is the difference between revolutionary and evolutionary. I totally understand what Fishy is saying, and I'm going to assume that a lot of the disagrees are genuine and not just a knee jerk reaction from Sony fans who immediately think he's knocking the game... I don't think he is.

Whilst this game could easily be broken down, examined and compared to many other third person perspective games, I would still call it revolutionary myself
(I still respect Fishy's opinion though). There eventually comes a time when evolutionary becomes revolutionary because of how the whole package is put together, not just in terms of visuals, animations and contextual AI but also in terms of the tech that drives the game.

Don't take what you see for granted. The revolution here is the tech behind the game which allows it to be this evolutionary

Braid1330d ago

" Revolutionary Gameplay, Voice acting, AI and Animation. "

We don't know much about the gameplay or AI yet, and I think it's a bit early to comment even though what we've seen so far looks phenomenal, but the voice acting is indeed superb in this game. Clearly it's one of the most notable games on that aspect this generation.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Stuart57561331d ago

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Steven211331d ago

The impressive E3 demo for The Last of Us shows with quite a brutal game in which you might also be concerned whether it provides in this form to Germany.

That it not only brutal in The Last of Us is and there are other ways to survive, Naughty Dog explained using an alternative play throughs. By properly timing and ingenuity, it is often possible to avoid conflicts. See above example for the scene in the hotel in the E3 demo. Instead of directly to ask all attackers, you can also throw an empty bottle through the window, and so distract the group. Back here there is only one guard at the output, which can be switched off with a light grip.

As previously mentioned before, it can happen that some enemies flee when the group is weakened. This play then often a deadly game of hide with you, to ensure that it does not return later to this point.

Naughty Dog wants to show with The Last of Us, that violence is often a necessary means to survive in the game. The player should not expect that to complete all scenarios completely bloodless.

There you go lol you don't have to click now haha

josephayal1331d ago

it will be the game of this generation

dalibor1331d ago

Well that might be a bit to much but it sure as heck will be an awesome game maybe even better than the Uncharted series? I really don't say this because it sounds like I'm a totally fanboy but this is the reason why PlayStation rocks. It's all about games and Sony has not changed that aspect about themselves. I hope they never do. Why the hate for them I have no idea. Even if this game sucks so bad I am thankful for Sony trying to come out with new games. Everything else is icing on the cake for me but games come 1st.

XXXL1331d ago

Between this and dishonored I'm getting excited about future IP's and next gen consoles again.

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