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The Last of Us 'an easy contender for best game of the generation', says first review

Videogamer writes:

Naughty Dog's latest gets a perfect score in Empire Online review - and yep, it gets the Citizen Kane treatment.

The first review of The Last of Us has appeared online ahead of next week's global embargo - and it looks like fans are in for a treat.

Naughty Dog's latest is awarded a perfect 5/5 in Empire's review, which claims that the game is an "easy contender for the best game of this console generation".

VideoGamer.com's review of The Last of Us goes live next Wednesday, June 5 at 3pm BST. Can't wait until then? Simon's finished it, and he speaks briefly about his experience with the final game in this week's podcast. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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ltachiUchiha  +   420d ago
It seems like they took down the review from that site. Mustve posted it by accident since its too early but its a legit review. Or I wouldve put the credit source for the 1st review.
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sly-Famous  +   420d ago
No one posts their review early by accident, its all about hype.
3-4-5  +   419d ago
because it was such a good review...it was allowed to be leaked for a short time.

This inputs the idea that the game is really good...and your stuck with that thought for a few days before it's release.

This way there are 3-5 days of nobody disputing that or writing anything negative it's just that one positive thought, replayed in your mind over and over.

I'm assuming the game actually is good though. It seems different enough and they look like they care about gaming with this game.
G20WLY  +   419d ago
^345 Nice conspiracy theory lmao!

There are no assumptions required; if you have any interest in this game you will already have seen some live footage demos.

This game WILL be at least "Very Good" and more than likely "Amazing/GOTY", so now you can relax and remove that ridiculous tinfoil hat, ha ha ;P
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Crazyglues  +   420d ago
@ ltachiUchiha
@ sly-Famous

Yeah this was not posted by mistake, but a better question is do we really need a review on this one, I mean it was looking pretty awesome from the play-through..

I wrote about why you should be buying this here - http://bit.ly/142sYBN

To me this is a -Day One- I would be surprised if you could find anyone saying I'm not getting this one, especially after seeing the play-though

Well the Demo comes out today at 1:00pm so I guess we are going to find out if it's really as good as all these reviews are saying..

-Man I hope so because I'm going to be enjoying this game if it's as good as they say-
I can't wait...1:00pm hurry up and get here..

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Cam977  +   420d ago
I preordered it a few days ago and I've strictly monitored what I'm seeing. I can't wait for my "Joel Edition" to arrive, this sounds fantastic! bApart from the basic plot and the very early gameplay I'm practically going into this game blind! I can't wait; however, it has been a pain recently as I've been clearing up my backlog which means I must play the apalling AC3. I can't stand it BUT it is picking up as I'm at the church part when there is an important cutscene.
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yeahokchief  +   419d ago
Ditto on the backlog. It turns out that joining PS+ ISN'T a good way to make your backlog get smaller...

God I need a break from all these free games. I hope the game next week is one i've already beat. It's getting out of hand. MY VITA is literally completely full with even more games waiting in the que to load onto it(and I delete nonreplayable games once I 100% them). First world problems.

IMA LETCHU FINISH The Last of Us, but GTA V IS GOING TO BE THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME.

Seriously though I can't wait for both of them. Both will be amazing.

I'm not even going to play the demo. I'm just going to rip into it all fresh in 2 weeks.
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The_Infected  +   420d ago
I'm almost as exited for this game as I am Sony's E3 conference! When are they revealing the MP?
ltachiUchiha  +   420d ago
Tell me about it mate. I think the difference with the last of us vs uncharted was naughty dog wanted to make sure not only was the single player going to blow us away but the multiplayer was going to do the same. Not taking anything away from uncharted which is my favorite series this gen but knowing naughty dog, they always want to push it further & they have with the last of us. This will be my goty. =]
crxss  +   420d ago
uncharted 3 emphasis was MP for sure, TLOU emphasis is on the SP.
DeletedAcc  +   420d ago
And I say (since 2011) :
Best game of all time
Haters gonna hate :)
Kingdom Come  +   419d ago
"Best game of all time"?
Over-Hyping much?
G20WLY  +   419d ago
@Sackboy, oh look! ^^Here's one now, right on cue! lol
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Sarobi  +   420d ago
Oh Naughty Dog.. just what do you have in store for us.
yewles1  +   420d ago
Just watch out for that Tom Chick review... it always ends in a verbal bloodbath.
Oldman100  +   420d ago
"One of the worst games I've ever played."

0.5/5

- Tom Chick
mixelon  +   420d ago
Gaming's Citizen Kane moment!? Lofty claim there..

I guess I should preorder. :D
yesmynameissumo  +   420d ago
7hrs (Eastern) until the demo in GoW: Ascension unlocks. Boy...it is on today!
MikeyDucati1  +   420d ago
This game could actually be terrible and gamers would still love it. It's a ND game. For now, they are the golden calf for gamers.
MasterCornholio  +   420d ago
But Naughty Dog makes great games which is something that you have to live with.

This isn't like Activision who makes horrible games that get great reviews and sell a ton like Call of Duty for example.

#Dealwithit

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MikeyDucati1  +   420d ago
I don't have to live with it if I don't purchase. Hey you like them, then that's great. Nothing wrong with that. Its the beauty of freedom of speech and individuality at play here.
vulcanproject  +   420d ago
I think you have to give them credit for basically creating something brand new for and older machine about to be replaced. It is brave.

They could have easily knocked out another Uncharted instead take the money and run, just as we are seeing another Gears of War or another Halo but they didn't. They could have easily left this so you had to buy a whole new machine but they didn't.

I have high hopes for this game and with any luck they can carry it onto playstation 4 if it is successful.
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sway_z  +   420d ago
Just read NG will use a scalable version of TLOU on PS4 titles. This is fine by me, since TLOU looks like a PS4 game at times.

Just pre-ordered PS4 (£599) via Amazon.co.uk...Obviously the price is going to be way less once announced at E3.

..But I got my name on the list :)
miyamoto  +   420d ago
gonna get this game digitally for my brother!
MrMayhem28  +   420d ago
I really feel like this will be the game of the generation it just has the feel to me
MrSwankSinatra  +   420d ago
2 MOAR WEEKS!!!!!!

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kevnb  +   420d ago
Great as I expect the game to be, who cares? When it sells well media will try and act like its because of them...
IronFistChinMi  +   420d ago
I had no doubts, not long till the 14th!
syphon32  +   420d ago
6 hours and counting before the demo goes live
Koyes  +   420d ago
Can anyone download the demo or is it strictly those who have a code from GoW: A
thehitman  +   420d ago
I believe the most interesting thing to find out about this, is that Naughtdog second team were developing this so if they we're able to double the amount of talent and maintain the same quality of work were looking at multiple IPs every 2-3 years from that studio that will impress us. I tip my hat off to them and to Sony for having excellent devs.
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D_RoyJenkins  +   420d ago
My excitement for this game is steadily increasing
wastedcells  +   419d ago
Best game ever. Will it top OoT and GTA for highest reviewed game of all time.......
spoonard  +   419d ago
I think we need to wait for Beyond: Two Souls before we make this judgement. That's the one that i'm really looking forward to! Don't get me wrong here, i'm more than positive this game is gonna be one of the highlights for the whole gen, but Beyond: Two Souls really has pulled me in more than this one from what I have seen so far.

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