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The Last of Us director to explain the game's violence

A hapless man struggles on the floor, only to get a shotgun round blasted to his face. Then, thunderous applause fills the auditorium.

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GribbleGrunger1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

edit: Ignore this comment, the writer of this article has integrity.

Bubble to you, sir, although I would have put 'explains' and removed the 'to'. :)

-Mika-1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

''I don't really like the violence in this game. It just seem tasteless. I just wish they went with the "uncharted" type of violence. There is no gory violence in the uncharted series and that what make that series shine. I just wish Naughty Dog didn't go this childish route. Im still hype for this game but i just don't like the violent part of the game. I just hope there an option to disable this.

Double_Oh_Snap1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

I know you like to go against everyone, but you have got to be kidding right? I will not even try to explain to you why it's violent. You have shown enough ignorance by not even reading the article.

My gift to you. http://i.minus.com/ijlpAErx...
Sincerely everyone.

Redrum0591302d ago

Civilization is collapsing, there's lawlessness and plagues out taking over entire cities. It's sapposed to be violent and gritty.

Ezz20131301d ago

i love that gif
feel so real

Bumpmapping1302d ago

Lol "Childish route" wtf are you talking about this isn't Uncharted the whole point of the game is violence they have to survive and fend for them selfs.

NeXXXuS1302d ago

-Mika-, just give it a rest already. LOL

LOGICWINS1302d ago

"Im still hype for this game but i just don't like the violent part of the game. I just hope there an option to disable this."

My friend knows a guy whose cousin's brother knows a chick that works at ND. The "Grandma" mode for The Last of Us will replace blood with milk and drown out cussing with the sound of a squealing panda.

TekoIie1302d ago

"Im still hype for this game but i just don't like the violent part of the game. I just hope there an option to disable this."

.... Im not even going to bother trying to figure out how you came to think that this would EVER be a possibility...

Just no. Even for you there has to be a typo there. There just has to be. You cant have seriously thought they would remove a good portion of the gameplay because its violent -_-

Enemy1301d ago

I think she meant a blood and gore option, which still won't happen.

TekoIie1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

@Enemy

I get that... But at the same time this games target audience is not one that needs this option. If your stomach cant take some blood and gore then you are not part of that audience...

There are exceptions to what I said. But broadly speaking that's how it should work.

Blastoise1302d ago

What are you talking about you're snapping peoples necks in Uncharted all the time lol. Pulling them off ledges to their doom and shooting them in the face with whatever the heck you can find. Just because Uncharted isn't particularly bloody doesn't mean it's not violent.
Besides its a game about survival it's got to have violence at some point if they want a fairly believable story.

360ICE1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

The absence of gore is not what makes Uncharted shine. It does, however, suit the narrative and the style of the game. The same goes for The Last of Us and having violence.

I'm hyped for the next NBA game, but I really wish they would leave out the basketball. Or at least give us an option to disable it...
Not entirely comparable, but you get the point.

wenaldy1302d ago

You just went full retard.

DigitalRaptor1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Unbelievable comment.

Survival action-adventure and expecting flamboyant violence like in Uncharted? Good logic Mika. The material this game is based off and the genre it is placed in screams for the vibe an violence that we've seen so far. There's nothing childish about its implementation. It suits the tension, grounds the characters and is realistic more than anything else.

The developers have stated that the beauty in The Last of Us is the contrast between the violence (which is grounded and necessary) and silence (adventure sequences, in-game narrative excursions, cutscenes).

We also have known for a long time that you can approach the game pacifistically to a large extent. Sneak past enemies, as a less brave survivor would or smash their lights out as a seasoned survivor. Whether it's tasteless violence is dependent on your viewpoint and approach and what you would do if you were Joel in The Last of Us.

GribbleGrunger1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Dear oh dear, Mika, you really do struggle to hide your bias. It's funny because I just mentioned in another thread how the violence would be used to put this game down. I edited it though because the author of the piece kindly changed the headline to something more grown up.

'My friend knows a guy whose cousin's brother knows a chick that works at ND. The "Grandma" mode for The Last of Us will replace blood with milk and drown out cussing with the sound of a squealing panda.'

LOL. Excellent work there, Logic.

claterz1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Well the difference between the violence in the last of us is it looks like it will have an emotional impact on the player when they kill someone.

Even watching the E3 demo made me feel a bit uncomfortable at the end when the guy pleads for his life only to be shot in the face by Joel. On top of that Elle was cowering in the corner of the room watching it happen which made it have even more of an impact IMO. The game wouldn't work without violence anyway as it wouldn't be believable. The aim of the game is to survive and protect Elle and therefore you will have to kill people before they kill you for supplies etc.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

@mika

" I just hope there an option to disable this."
lol

Irishguy951301d ago

Believe it or not, alot of games have the option to turn Gore and blood off. Even Resident Evil had the option to turn blood green instead of Red

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Enemy1302d ago

A helpless man that would probably rape Ellie/kill Joel if given the chance to see them again. The shotgun blast was justified.

NastyLeftHook01302d ago

people on this sight will never change anything about anything game related ever. naughty dog has millions of fans and this site is like 1/100th of a percent.

Rezka1302d ago

I'm sorry but Mika's comment killed me :D

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