From what it appears,Naughty Dog (or at least Lead Artist Nate Wells) appears to be quite enthusiastic about The Last of Us' online component.
coming from ND this must be one hell of a multiplayer
A really bold statement but with this coming from the likes of Naughty Dog, who have in the past, been quite humble about their monumental achievements with the Uncharted franchise, they must really have something very special indeed. I usually don't give in to statements such as this, which are usually designed to generate hype but considering how unique and amazing The Last of Us is already looking, we could have a potential game changer. "And I REALLY can't prepare you for the best MP ever conceived...." Wow
"Coming from ND this must be one hell of a multiplayer" You mean like the copy and pasted Uncharted 3 mutliplayer that was EXACTLY the same as Uncharted 2 and didnt feature any of the improvements that were in the single player. The best Multiplayer game this year will be GTA V, GTA IV is still one of the most played games on Live, PSN and steam.
They can say whatever they want. I'll judge it when I play it. ND has a track record of ruining already fantastic MP experiences with needless patches and boosters that break the balance of the game. UC3 MP was so unbalanced that it needed to go free to play to regain an audience in a desperate attempt to sell some DLC. Taking this into account, they SHOULD be humbled by now. EDIT: Btw, in the past ND said that they wanted UC3 to be the "go to online game for the PS3"...look how that turned out. Everything ND says has to be put into question until the game releases.
@LOGICWINS I couldnt agree more
I dunno. GOW:A multiplayer is probably the best multiplayer I have played this gen. But bring it Naughty Dog. You DESTROYED the competition with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer so I'm sure you will not disappoint. Best Multiplayer games this gen (my opinion): 1. God of War: Ascension 2. Uncharted 3 3. Resistance 2 4. Uncharted 2 5. Resistance 1
@DatNJDom81 How come your favourite multiplayer games are just from those 3 franchises. Don't even make a top 5 list to be honest way too many multiplayer games. I loved Resistance, and Uncharted's multiplayer, but haven't tried Ascension's yet(will though). I don't wanna be rude, just saying though if you played more than 3 franchises(which still have good multiplayer).
@DatNJDom81 I know i'm fortunate to have both consoles and a pc, but if resistance 2 and UC3 make your top 3 multiplayer games this gen i cant help but feel sorry for you... COD 4 (all) BF3 (Pc) Gears of war 3 Halo 3 Fifa Forza or GT5 + lots more. Then i think of games coming out in the next year that will probably have better MP than the last of us. BF4 Destiny Cod Ghosts GTA V Respawns new game + unannounced next gen games we'll probably hear about at E3. I'm looking forward to the last of us but if i were naughty dog i wouldn't be making such bold claims this early in the piece!
Im gonna have to agree with you on that Uncharted 2 had the best multiplayer I've played in a game this gen, next to COD 4 and L4D, it was simple yet fun and reminded me of the old days playiny Quake 1 and Unreal. But in UC3 they kinda dropped the ball, for starters the game was laggy as hell, they threw in these COD killstreaks and perks that and the health was too high, I dunno if it had somethijng to with lag but it literally took me 2 clips of an AK to kill someone. That said given the type of game TLOU is I'm hoping the multiplayer is a co-op style of game kind of like the co-op in UC2-3 but with zombies.
First off I'm even more excited now that I decided to pre-order this (as everything I'm hearing seems to suggest:) masterpiece. Second, @DatNJDom81 and some.. sometimes I wonder if you guys are experts on typing at phones or even at the ps3 or if you actually have a PC and live in gaming denial. Some ps3 games have great MP but no way my top 5 great MP of all time would *only* have PS3 games (even though I love it, my only console atm).
I trust them for single player. Their multiplayer so far has been ho-hum and "meh". But they've never claimed it was that great either. So hopefully they back up this statement with something as awesome as their single player.
@LOGICWINS Track record? they only have 2 games with muliplayer and only one is what you described
Multiplayer sucks as most of you drones said. Horror games should be single player no co-op no multi no nothing but when all of this happen on your precious console you scream like little girls. Hypocrites much?
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready! :D
Sorry i had to :P. http://youtu.be/eSZzCxsxT10
Well, I am ;)
I had a feeling that they would come out with a major bang after the very long period of silence... Strong claim, and one I find myself to believe in knowing the source is from one of the "dog's".... The confidence and passion make me believe, I cannot wait to see the magic... Now I want to see the new IP in some form along with the Last of us MP details... Now thats a twin killing..
OMFG just what I hoped this is going to add 50 hours to my game
Or like Uncharted 2 did, add 50 days.
It would be dope if you could switch from 3rd person and 1st person in multi-player.
Wait what??? Wow what a surprise, I already had this game as being Amazing just based off of the single player... But to now find out we will be getting Multi-player too, I am just too excited now.. If I had to trust one company to know how to do something new and make an awesome MP experience it would be Naughty Dog... Can't wait... Awesome News.. .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
Imagine playing in an area full of clickers with 4 other players. The fun you could have throwing bottles near other players to attract the clickers to them ... Or how about rounding clickers up together! Get them into a room and lock the door.
This is what I thought too. I would love this. Can't wait either way. BE ADVISED: A-Holes out there are trying to ruin this game. Please take caution when reading comments!!!!
Unfortunately my curiosity overpowered my resolve and I've seen every video so far, so I don't think anyone could spoil it for me. I will of course ignore the clickers when the game releases.
What nuke means is there are people who are spoiling the ending to the game as the names of the cut scenes/chapters/places in the game were listed in the data for the demo. Trust me, there is more info than you want to know. Just be wary.
I hope they have a game mode like the hunger games.
But my question is this: Will this multiplayer be dynamic?
We really are in need of a good New Multiplayer gaming experience. I grew up on multiplayer games mostly NOT being shooters. There is a whole generation that doesn't even comprehend multiplayer games beyond Military FPS games.
That is quite a grandiose claim! This is ND though ... Do they deliver? They've never let me down yet.
They always deliver :) no worries
Except Uncharted 3 !
risky statement to make on this site @Walker ;) I woudln't say UC3 was bad, but it was no UC2. I have full confidence that the last of us is at least great, after all the UC2 team is on it. on topic: I hope this means that they are making something different qith the multiplayer, not just deathmatch.
@Walker I still play uncharted 3 multiplayer. It's great. It's better then playing call of duty. I already finished everything in battlefield3. But U3 mp still makes me excited for some reason. Not a lot of games make me like this...
What a statement, the confidence makes me very optimistic even though I haven't seen anything from the multiplayer aspect of this game yet.
I'm more excited for this than I was for Uncharted 2.
What excites me the most is the way in which Naughty Dog has made such subtle and tasteful design choices, so things aren't overblown like in Uncharted.
This way, although things escalate and there will lots of action, nothing is filler and everything has substance.
Can't wait to explore the beautiful post-pandemic world, toy with amazing AI, meet characters who you may or may not be able to trust, and experience the vitally emotional story.
well,we will have too see, no doubt they struck gold with uncharted, but when I look at the rest of the games they've made, none of them really appeal to me.
Worried they are taking the safe route and doing a Copy Paste of Uncharted
Don't talk nonsense. Any one who's watched every trailer, every gameplay video, every dev diary, read every article, preview, interview, and heard every developer statement is well aware that this game is very, very far removed from Uncharted and not playing it safe in any respect.
My body is ready to CONCEIVE this greatness.
Lol wtf? That doesn't make any sense.
He wants to have a baby with the greatness?
I have no doubt in my mind that even though the single player will be an amazing experience, I just had this feeling that the multiplayer aspect was going to catch us by surprise by how awesome it will be. I honestly think it was the main reason naughty dog delayed the game. Cant wait to get blown away.
HERE ND! http://24.media.tumblr.com/...
GOTY coming through, out of the way Bioshock!
*GTA V just sits in the background chuckling to itself*
GOTY coming through, out of the way GTAV! Nah seriously though I think The Last of us & GTA V will be the biggest hitters this year
@Blastoise: are you serious? what about Beyond and GT6? This is without talking about PS4 and inFamous or Killzone, or Vita with Tearaway and Killzone! http://24.media.tumblr.com/...
People are really thinking that GTA V won't sweep the boards when the awards come out at the end of the year are off their nut. AFF YER NUT! Looking forward to all of the PS3 exclusives: GT6, Last of Us & Beyond but come on, COME ON this is GTA baby. Its the biggest game in gaming and from the previews what they are doing with this game is something more than special. MOAR THAN! :)
abzdine - "what about GT6?"
I highly doubt a racing simulator would win GOTY, let alone get an nomination.
Two games that I'm most excited for this year... GTAV & TLOU......and as great as I think TLOU will be, GTAV looks like it will be on another level being open world and the amount of content. THE WORLD IS 3.5 TIMES THE SIZE OF RED DEAD REDEMPTION!!!!!!! Come on! As much as I'm loving how TLOU is looking....my GOTY prediction would be for GTAV....as well
Gta5 looks great, no doubt. But seriously, TLOU looks 10 times better. I wasn't too impressed with GTA4, sure it was a great game but I haven't been wowed by a GTA game since Vice City. The most recent game that made me go, 'WOW' is/was TLOU. GTA5= goty from spike TV TLOU= goty from everyone else.
Game shouldn't even have multiplayer.
I think the multiplayer will be awesome but the game doesn't need multiplayer
i would hate it if reviewers downgrade the game if the multiplayer is poor even if the single player is amazing.
Why? If the single player is excellent then why can't this game have some sort of multiplayer? More bang for your buck and if the content is good then why complain? Motorola RAZR i
Why? It's not like this is the second game in the franchise and people have a reason to be pissed like Bioshock 2 or Dead Space.
uncharted 2 was the 2nd game in the series and it added multiplayer and it turned out great. Great devs make great choices and implement them right. ND is a great dev so i trust whatever choices they decide to make.
I'd agree if it was simple TDM,DM,CTF etc. But if they are this confident I'm guessing it's something else. MP is all well and good so long as it's adding something to the experience without cheapening the SP portion.
It's a new IP, why shouldn't it have MP?
amazing article. enjoyed reading.