Submitted by cameronpark 929d ago | news

The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's longest campaign of all time

The fact that Last Of Us has been delayed is good news for those who can wait a bit: The Last of Us has in fact "the longest campaign, the Naughty Dog has ever created."
Due to the size, Naughty Dog has decided to play on the 14th June 2013 move. Creative Director Neil pressure man explains... (Dev, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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MTS91  +   929d ago
NewMonday  +   929d ago
going up against Half-Life 2 for longest non-open world game?
Irishguy95  +   929d ago
Longest Tps maybe.

Btw Open world generally means Sandbox like Skyrim or GTA or FF old ones...just so you know. But I know what you mean.

Mass effect can last up to 30 hours(unless your incredibly slow) and it isn't open world(a fancy level selector ain't open world folks)
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WeAreLegion  +   929d ago
I'm with him. It gives a quote, but doesn't say where it's from...
jdaboss  +   929d ago
dont know why youre getting disagrees.. HL2 had a very long campaign.
shikamaroooo  +   929d ago
Why are you comparing it to Half Life 2, its Naughty Dogs longest campaign length. Not thr longest of all time
Canary  +   929d ago
You're kidding, right? Half Life 2 was short. Insanely short. The campaign could easily be beaten in 6 or so hours without even trying.

Back in the "good old days," we measured gameplay time in the HUNDREDS of hours.
chukamachine  +   928d ago
HL2 was the easiest game in existence.

No skill required.
classic200  +   928d ago
LOL half life 2 is not even as long as doom unless you play episode 1 and 2
perdie  +   928d ago

he said the longest NON-open world game.
WildArmed  +   928d ago
I believe the quote was in reference to ND's previous work.

Also, why is there no source in the article?
*shakes head*
GearSkiN  +   928d ago
hl 2 is not the longest...
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omi25p  +   928d ago
well if its there longest im assuming its at least 6 hours long considering i finished UC3 in 4 and a half.
NukaCola  +   928d ago
Cool. I think a game like this needs more length than Uncharted to be able to tell it's story.

PS_ If you guys want a long non open world TP game, play Castlevania Lords of Shadow. Took me 18 hours on easy the first run. Its incredibly filling
BitbyDeath  +   928d ago
Go here for comparison - http://www.gamelengths.com

Jak II : Renegade = 22 hours, 36mins.

Sounds like this will be a pretty long game.
andibandit  +   928d ago
ok so it's gonna be around 10 hours long, a step in the right direction.
showtimefolks  +   929d ago
Special edition already ordered.

BTW longest game doesn't always mean fun or great game. It's ND so it will be amazing but that's not always the case. I had more fun laying vanquish than many of the long games

Last of us is already pre ordered
GenericNameHere  +   928d ago
I agree. Some games don't need to take tens of hours to beat.
Some games, like Uncharted, is perfect at around 7-8 hours. It's long enough that the game doesn't abruptly end *cough* Kane ad Lynch 2! *cough*, the story doesn't drag or rush, and the ending leaves you satisfied and wanting for the next.
GribbleGrunger  +   929d ago
Here's the original statement:

WeAreLegion  +   929d ago
Thank you, sir! I don't understand why MTS91 and myself were getting disagrees.

This is fantastic news! I am so excited for The Last of Us!
RememberThe357  +   929d ago
Wow now N4G members have to do the "journalists" job. Cool.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   929d ago


"The Last of Us is an ambitious project. In many ways it may be Naughty Dog’s most ambitious project to date – brand new universe and cast of characters, brand new tech, brand new genre, not to mention it’s easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made."

-Neil Drukman
RememberThe357  +   929d ago
So a guy calls from some journalistic etiquette and gets flooded with disagrees? So people should just be able to post whatever they want regardless if it's true or not? We have forums for that, the link is at the top of the page next to "blog."

FYI, we ask for sources so people don't blatantly make shit up. It took our own commenters to actually provide a source and that's pretty pathetic.
waltyftm  +   928d ago
Well said.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   928d ago
I'm giving you a bubble for common sense... N4G moderatoros could be more active/rigorous about it, doesn't matter if members approved it or not, no source no front page, specially if submitted as news.
Sizzon  +   929d ago
That's awesome :-)
BanBrother  +   929d ago
Awesome indeed. They could probably release it now and get rave reviews, but the fact that they want more time to make it even better is typical Naughty Dog. They are perfectionists. If you listened to what they said they had to go through with Uncharted 3 to get as much detail as possible, it amazes you. They won't settle for 'good enough', they want 'perfect'.

Too bad other developers/publishers don't take the extra time for polish (Sega.Gearbox. Aliens. Nuff said).
Bathyj  +   928d ago
all the time in the world wouldnt haave helped aliens. they enough time as it was
WildArmed  +   928d ago
Considering it took me 9-12 hours to beat Uncharted games, that's really good news.

I'm looking forward to see how they build complexity as the levels progress.

From what I've seen (the demos), the game can be quite complex with soo many options (guns, melee, flaming Molotov, etc) . I'd like to have some time to play w/ each "option" before I get thrown into a mess where I can use everything at it's full potential.
Conzul  +   928d ago
Indeed, it's like Uncharted but with crafting and Ai that actually impresses.
Relientk77  +   929d ago
Excitied for this game, Naughty Dog are awesome
ps3vita4life  +   929d ago
That's great to hear :) Take your time, Naughty Dog, I'll be waiting patiently till June 14.
VonBraunschweigg  +   929d ago
No problemo, I see it as 5 additional weeks of killing Greek mythology, I can do that:)
The_Infected  +   929d ago
Can't wait for this game! It's great to know it will have a big campaign. I wish ND would reveal the multiplayer portion already it's getting close to release.
VonBraunschweigg  +   929d ago
Yes you can wait. I think out off all the people on N4G you should have the least problems with killing 5 more weeks.
The_Infected  +   929d ago
Out of all the people on N4G? What's that supposed to mean? Me being exited for GoW: Ascension and The Last of Us is a bad thing? Oh well...
VonBraunschweigg  +   929d ago
It was a joke Kratos...

But still angry huh? Good, very good:)
SheenuTheLegend  +   928d ago
yes, i really love the multiplayer of uncharted way more than any other thing in this world.

So show some footage ND
Prodigy-X  +   929d ago
Longer than Jak & Daxter?
WeAreLegion  +   929d ago
That's what I'm wondering. That's a pretty long game, if you enjoy the world, like it's meant to be enjoyed.
HBK619  +   929d ago
Naughty Dog made Jak & Daxter didn't they? So of course, that includes those titles.
Prodigy-X  +   929d ago
1. I know its made by Naughty Dog
2. Jak & Daxter games are really long
3. My question was referring to whether the game is longer than Jak & Daxter games since Jak 1, Jak II, & Jak 3 average about 15 hours or more depending on your play style.
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HBK619  +   928d ago
"by far the longest campaign that Naughty Dog has ever made"

Suggests that it'll be longer than Jak 1, 2 & 3 as well as Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 and also Crash 1, 2 & 3.

Because Naughty Dog made all those games, and yes that includes Jak & Daxter so yes even longer than Jak & Daxter.
wolokowoh  +   928d ago
We know but it seems unlikely Last of Us was going to be 16+ hours long(roughly Jak 2's length with some collection but not 100%). If it's over 16 hours long then that's great I guess. Jak 2 managed to have a good story at that length and so can Last of Us. However, it just seemed like Last of Us was going to be a linear heavily story based game which suggests it would 9-10 hours long, maybe a few hours longer like Golden Abyss was.
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j-blaze  +   928d ago
i think it might be because of the gameplay, the gameplay in this game is tediously slow of course the game will take time to finish
Genuine-User  +   928d ago
It's slow but not tediously slow.
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broken_back-man  +   928d ago
j-blaze just is jealous about hearing anything about the sony brand doieng better than his nintendo he is jealous nintendo only has kitty games lol
DigitalRaptor  +   928d ago
Not as tediously slow as the gameplay in Heavy Rain though right j-blaze? We all know you love that game. Double standards are funny at times.
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Bathyj  +   928d ago
naughty dogs is two teams now arent they and last of us is nearly done.
is anyone else expecting a big announment from them on the 20th?
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HBK619  +   928d ago
Nah, Naughty Dog are VGA announcement kings. Come end of 2013, expect Uncharted 4 or something else to be shown off.
clintagious650  +   928d ago
I cannot wait to play this game. These guys are so talented that i believe if naughty dog ever wanted to create a game that could be a VERY HUGE SUCCESS for them, I say they should also create an fps game on the ps4. We would finally have an fps game with an awesome campaign & story & i can bet it would be fun as hell online aswell. Im thinking ahead to far but cant wait to play TLOU in june. I know naughty dog will have surprises in the game that will SCARE the shit out of us lol. I cannot wait.
Walker  +   928d ago
This game is going to be GOTY, mark my words .
specialguest  +   928d ago
Marking your words now.....

Ok got it! :D
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SheenuTheLegend  +   928d ago
lolz... Damn funny
Kennytaur  +   928d ago
I think GOTY will be a tough one to choose for me this year, with TLoU, GoW:A, Ni No Kuni, Beyond, Tearaway, Killzone, Bioshock, GTA, Remember Me, Rayman Legends and Plants VS Zombies 2. Its just insane how many top tier games are cramped into this year, and that's just counting up to September.
Run_bare  +   928d ago
They can take their time, from May to June is not too long of wait.
first1NFANTRY  +   928d ago
sounds awesome. I enjoy a long single player campaign. hopefully the game will take 15-20 hrs to complete
SOULJER  +   928d ago
Yes baby. Go out with a BOOM.
goldwyncq  +   928d ago
I'd be happy if it's as long as Bioshock.
shivvy24  +   928d ago
Jak 2 is 14 hrs !
LarVanian  +   928d ago
Jak 2 took me exactly 16 hours to beat! Damn that game was hard! Never felt as much satisfaction in finishing a game :O.
shivvy24  +   928d ago
lol tell a 10 yr old to beat Jak 2 and they would probably give up , i spent my childhood playing these games
solidboss07  +   928d ago
I got a PS3 at launch, but only just purchased Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 a couple of weeks ago. After Uncharted I wasn't that fussed on the series, or any other NaughtyDog titles. Of coarse I now know I was wrong. The evolution of Uncharted games is amazing to see. The first game wasn't poor, I just felt that it was lacking a bit but 2 and 3, Wow. I am really looking forwards to The Last of Us.
PygmelionHunter  +   928d ago
I certainly hope so, that was my biggest complaint with the Uncharted games, too short.
porkChop  +   928d ago
Well, what's ND's longest game to date? That should give us an idea of what to expect.
fabod86  +   928d ago
Jak and Daxter saga. :)
porkChop  +   928d ago
According to HowLongToBeat.com Jak II is around 20 hours on average. For them to say it's "by far" their longest game means it's a significant difference. I'm guessing maybe around 25 hours then? With the added multiplayer, that's actually really good.
fabod86  +   928d ago
That would be awesome. *_*
DialgaMarine  +   928d ago
This game is going to be fantastic. Naughty Dog has never made a bad game in their entire existence, so I have really high hopes for this one I'm sure ND won't let us down, and this news just proves that.
PhantomT1412  +   928d ago
The slower pace must be helping that (which is not a bad thing). Uncharted was more like a roller coaster.
NeXXXuS  +   928d ago
I'm for sure going to pace myself when it comes to the clickers. I might need my friend to play with me so I don't get freaked out XD
kingPoS  +   928d ago
Preordered as of yesterday.
Twinzclipz  +   928d ago
NeXXXuS  +   928d ago
someone complaining about listening mode, which is optional, in that page. lol
better to have something extra in there than not have it at all.
porkChop  +   928d ago
I think the main problem with Listen Mode is that it doesn't fit the game. In Batman he has all types of gadgets and stuff, so it kinda makes sense, in Splinter Cell you also have all types of gadgets so it somewhat makes sense. Even in Hitman where you're a trained assassin, it makes sense for Agent 47 to have those sort of instincts.

But in The Last of Us? It just doesn't fit the game at all, and feels very out of place. I'm glad that it's optional, but just the fact of knowing that the feature is there for you to use at any time, it seems like it will break immersion. I mean the game is all about survival, so putting in the option of a feature that's basically a cheat just goes against what the game is all about.

So while I do agree that's a good to have options, there are some options that just don't belong. Hopefully the harder difficulties completely disable the feature because I don't even want the temptation of using it.
PirateThom  +   928d ago
I don't think it was added for stylistic reasons, but for practical reasons.

If you have a good sound system, you probably won't need it, you'll be able to hear the sounds and attempt to visualise them yourself.

People using TV speakers or whatever, don't have that luxury and, as such, need a way to actually play the game.
smashcrashbash  +   928d ago
Listen mode is listening for the enemy.It isn't a gadget or a super power.It simply is a gaming ability so you know where the enemy is at all time. You people keep comparing it to games where you can shoot your way out or deploy about a dozen weapons to get you out of a situation.Last of Us you have a handful of bullets and a stick or two or a homemade shiv. It isn't like Splinter cell where you have night vision or Batman where you can swing up into the rafters and get a better view.You have to stay on the ground floor.

I am not certain why everyone want them to give you nothing. In game were your next step could be your last do you want a whole bunch of cheap deaths? Just walk in on a clicker and he kills you if you are not ready? Or make a noise so every single enemy can hear you before you even notice them? It is not Dead space, Batman, MGS4 or Splinter Cell where if you are discovered you have an arsenal of weapons to take everyone out.You have a whole bunch of junk and barely a handful of bullets so if any monsters or people hear you it you could easily be overwhelmed in a second.

You are not wearing armor or have super powers or anything but people just want to walk around in the game where you could die in seconds from an attack not knowing where anything is. How exactly do you plan to make strategy if you are blind to where anything is? Where all it takes is a single slip up for a clicker or runner to hear you? Think about what you are complaining about before you complain about it. Would you prefer a whole bunch of trail and error and cheap deaths? And if they did that people would complain about that too.How do you know it doesn't fit before you play the game or how much it will give you an advantage over the enemy. Batman could literally see through walls and I still got gunned down and seen constantly.What makes you think that using this will make it that much easier for you to get away? It really didn't make Batman that much easier at all.
room414  +   928d ago
"Even in Hitman where you're a trained assassin, it makes sense for Agent 47 to have those sort of instincts."

"so putting in the option of a feature that's basically a cheat just goes against what the game is all about."

I don't think you understand what it is. It's just a visual representation of what you hear. It's not some kind of superpower, unless you think hearing is a superpower. You can't see the enemies that aren't making any noise.

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Kennytaur  +   928d ago
My problem with it is that you shouldn't know exactly where the enemies are, that ruins the immersion and thrill.
GoldPunch-TR  +   928d ago
Naughty Dog, you are god for gamers. !!!
shivvy24  +   928d ago
dislikers gonna dislike
Deku-Johnny  +   928d ago
Saying it's Naughty Dog's longest campaign doesn't mean much. None of their games have very long campaigns.
raytraceme  +   928d ago
hey kiddo before your time naughty dog made this game called crash bandicoot which gave more hours of gameplay than any crappy game that was released this gen.
Deku-Johnny  +   928d ago
I was born before Crash came out and yes it gave a lot of hours of gameplay but all the games in that franchise could easily be beaten in a few hours. Maybe you just weren't very good?
raytraceme  +   928d ago
i doubt you ever played a crash game. Plus I played crash when I was 7 to until i was 12. Still play them again to remind myself how much I loathe this generation of gaming. The only franchise in gaming that has kept its roots are mario and pokemon And I love nintendo for that but otherwise kinect and ios are ruining kids with subpar games and franchises.
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Heisenburger  +   928d ago
Lol no.

You've obviously never played Jak and Daxter. There is nothing wrong with that, you are just clearly ignorant. Ignorant is the lack of knowledge of a particular subject.

I do not post the definition to insult your intelligence. Simply put, most people hear ignorant and think "stupid". That is not the case.

If this game is longer than any Jak and Daxter then it is a day one buy for me.

I don't buy games new at full price unless they offer at least 15-20 hours of gameplay. Which unfortunately leaves me without most games day one. Example: MGR.
Deku-Johnny  +   928d ago
I own all the Crash games and Jak games. I love both of those franchises, I'm not saying any of them are bad games I'm just stating a fact. If you play through all the Crash/Jak games you can complete each one in under 10 hours.

@raytraceme, I agree with you on your statement about Nintendo, if there's one thing they're good at it's remembering their roots.
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Drainage  +   928d ago
a whopping 7 hours rather than uncharted 5 hours . Good job ND. I might buy this game, with the MP added. nice
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LarVanian  +   927d ago
Have you tried playing games on normal or hard mode rather than easy mode? You might just get more playtime :).
MadMen  +   928d ago
Excellent ND is a top notch Dev
e-p-ayeaH  +   928d ago
Sounds good.
Novistador  +   928d ago
I am torn, I want to play this game, but after my first Ps3 went kaput I did not buy another,Now i want to get one but with the arrival of the ps4 soon I am debating whether it is worth it or not.
SephirothX21  +   928d ago
I just hope people go out and buy this game. We need to show support for games like this that are unique and that are developed over a long period of time with care and not rushed. I hope ND release a PS4 version as well.
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