Genius...Did you notice it? Naughty Dog, I see what you’re doing with The Last of Us

SchollA from Console ControllUs pronounced console-control-us writes:
You guys are something, geniuses I tell you! But I see you Naughty Dog, I may just be “The First of Us”…LMBO.

It all started with an Ant.

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showtimefolks1963d ago

i like how ND went out of their way to make sure its not another zombie game, grant if ND do a open world zombie game it would be pretty sick

still don't understand the release date around E3, why would you put one of your biggest games around the time where it will be over shadowed by bigger news

its on pre order list so can't wait to get it

smashcrashbash1963d ago

News is not a game. How can it be overshadowed by news? I don't think anyone who is truly excited for LTOU will just forget about it the moment news starts coming from E3

showtimefolks1963d ago


we the core gamers are not the issue, its those who don't visit gaming sites daily that need to be sold on the game. with so much e3 coverage a review for the game will be lost in shuffle

i remember infamous 2 and how it was such a great game yet lost in shuffle because of e3 coverage

i also hope the new advertisement firm sony hired shows its worth with this game

Elimin81963d ago

I have that feeling! The one where it might be announced for the PS4... One can dream can't he?

cooperdnizzle1963d ago

showtime you have got it ass backwards, hardcore gamers if any would be the one's who might skip it after seeing e3, but in my opinion would not be the case at all, but causal gamers wont know the difference any way being that don't fallow game news all that well. Anyway you comment is way off base and pretty horribly wrong

nevercloser071963d ago

elimin8 - why do you want TLOU on PS4?

Personally I want TLOU to be Naughty Dog's last blockbuster on PS3 with Uncharted 4 being a launch title on PS4.

Let's not forget that UC3 came out on 11/1/2011 which will be roughly 2 years before PS4 launches. We know that Nuaghty Dog is split into two teams.

The bigger story IMO is how Naughty Dog has kept us so preoccupied with TLOU that they aren't even asking what the second team is doing. It also makes me wonder about who is on what team. I'm curious if most of the UC2 team is on TLOU or their second IP.

andibandit1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )


Sorry bro, but you got it completely wrong, as in "MEGA FAIL". TLOU wont get the coverage it needs from Journalists and Reviewers because they'll be too busy talking about PS4 and Xbox720. Dedicated gaming sites will have coverage of the game but your local newspaper, which may have a column or two on gaming, wont.
This means potential casual gamer customers wont even see this game.
I really dont hope we'll be seeing TLOU listed under "Games that may have slipped under your radar" articles.

JsonHenry1963d ago

lol, so a bunch of infected humans are running around attacking normal humans and they are not zombies? lol. THEY ARE STILL ZOMBIES!

Just a lot cooler zombies than what we typically get.

IRetrouk1962d ago

Zombies are made from infections, the enemies in the last of us are taken over by parasites, there are diffrences.

krautgamer1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

how do you know that? you havent even played the game yet and only saw a bunch of videos. uncharted was a great adventure game but it was basically a third person shooter because of the numbers of enemies you had to kill.

I expect the same from the last of us. a lot of zombie shooting.

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subtenko1963d ago

Not all about the Zombie-like monsters. Got it. Seriously they showed this well from the start pretty much. Day 1 for me

wsoutlaw871963d ago

ya they were not trying to hide this fact at all. There was not need to discover it, theyve been saying it.

DigitalSmoke1963d ago

This guy might be spoiling this game....

GribbleGrunger1963d ago

Clearly this guy was one of those people that thought TLOU was just going to be another zombie game but now more information has emerged he thinks he's had a revelation. Myself and others were constantly telling people that it wasn't. This says more about the authors lack of foresight than anything else.

Blackdeath_6631963d ago

i couldn't have said it any better myself. totally agree. not once, since TLOU was announced, did i think it will be a zombie game. firstly because i have come to expect more from naughty dog and secondly because they already told us it won't be a zombie game.

on a side note, i like how ND made the infection some sort of fungus instead of a disease which is much more believable. i really hate these zombie games where they tell you there has been some sort of disease break out or virus that is rapidly spreading yet the main character has zombie blood all over and is in contact with raw flesh throughout the entire game yet seems immune to this disastrous disease.

DigitalRaptor1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

It's funny. It really is.

Every shred of information released by Neil Druckman and Bruce Straley has emphasised that The Last of Us is a story about the journey and emotional connection of the two lead characters more than anything else - the development of a "father-daughter" type relationship under harsh post-apocalyptic constraints.

Also we've known that the concept of humans infected by 'cordyceps' fungus is unique and different, for a long time now and that you're NOT going to be seeing the infected often during the game. There are also several human factions within the world that greatly outnumber the classes of the infected.

So it's not a zombie blast-fest that many people have this strange preconception of it being. I can't count how many times I've had to tell people that it's not a zombie game, and when it comes out, these people will see.

It's about the "human condition". It's unique in gaming and we've also known this for frickin' ages!

GribbleGrunger1963d ago

Agreed and bubble. The emphasis is clearly going to be on how the infection and it's repercussions have and will effect the protagonists in the story. All to often the character just feel like nothing more than a vehicle for pointless violence, but I have followed ND for a long time (as I have Cage) and their vision of future gaming is leaps and bounds ahead of most developers.

Yes we'll have typical moments of high octane action and set pieces but the emphasis will be on creating believable character with believable motives and the way the plot 'changes' the protagonist. The perfect recipe for great fiction and story telling. Bring it on.

KwietStorm1963d ago

I never read anything about not seeing the infected often during the game. Would you know where I can look that up?

HammadTheBeast1963d ago

To be honest, this is much better in horror terms than a zombie, because cordyceps fungi could potentially evolve into this. Pretty unlikely, but who knows...

Soon.... we may be the Last of Us...

Can't wait :D

Y_51501963d ago

I've never become so obsessed with a teaser, the ant teaser gave me that thought. This game is going to amazing!

t0mmyb0y1963d ago

Agreed Gribble. I was reading thinking, I don't get what this Austin Hillbilly is talking about. "Some people pick up on ou'ther people right quick!"

TheRealSpy1963d ago

Until reading this article, I didn't know anyone that thought it was just going to be a zombie shoot-em-up.

It was pretty obvious from the original demo that this was basically Uncharted with fewer bullets and a lot more scavenging. Even Uncharted ended up having monsters which played a role but weren't the focus of the story.

I am just worried it's going to be as linear and as scripted as Uncharted. A survival game like this should have more replayability.

Conzul1962d ago

Dude it's got the best AI since FEAR. Yes it'll be linear but replayability will come from approaching enemies differently and exploring and stuffs.

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Bathyj1963d ago

I agree making zombie hordes and showcasing them constantly robs them of their power. The scares will come when you never quite expect them to be there, but you can never assume theyre not.

TheRealSpy1963d ago

Left 4 Dead 2 still scares the hell out of me. I just don't think most developers are capable of recreating the magic that's in that game.

The route they're going is definitely the safer, more obvious one. And, ultimately, probably better for a developer like ND.

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