Naughty Dog Co-President Very Pleased With Last Of Us Reviews - Metacritics Score 95%

Christophe Balestra is very happy co president today

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DoomeDx2015d ago

They deserve it. While most game developers are milking stuff over and over, naughty dog is one of the developers that still innovate.


NewMonday2015d ago

hope the studio grows bigger and bigger, can't wait to see what they have for E3.

abzdine2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

Naughty Dog are beasts!! 2 years to make one of the most memorable games ever concieved!! Gamers can only bow

Cosmo8112015d ago

Be careful what you wish for.

PersonMan2015d ago

Replying to abzdine:

It took them 4 years to make The Last of Us. Remember, the studio was split after Uncharted 2 came out. One half worked on The Last of Us while the other half worked on Uncharted 3.

darthv722015d ago

they started out making a game on the genesis and even the 3do before their talent was put to use on the playstation family.

They are well deserving of the credit for their games and I look forward to even greater ideas on the PS4.

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Can't wait for them to show somthing at E3 for the PS4!

Pintheshadows2015d ago

I think it may be the 1866 game we have heard rumours of. It seems to fit in with the ND logo that looked like an old naval map. Could be a swashbuckling version of Uncharted which I would love.

Irishguy952015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )


Again with ND and innovation. You don't know what innovate even means do you? ND don't innovate, never have, never tried, likely never will.

Who's ****ing on anything hulk bash? I'm talking about Innovation. You don't have to be innovative to make an Amazing game. The best games are usually the ones that don't innovate and just perfect whats already there. It's what Naughty Dog does best. Deal with it.

hulk_bash19872015d ago

Lets [email protected] on something that is getting great reviews because it makes us feel better, said every fanboy ever....including irishguy95.

hulk_bash19872015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

The level of the cinematic gameplay and attention to detail in Uncharted 2 was not seen in any videogame before. Which to me was in and of itself pretty innovative. So for you to claim that Naughty Dog has never innovated is a false claim and seems a bit bitter in light of The Last of Us getting pretty much universal acclaim.

Mr_Nuts2015d ago

Yeah they deserve it, especially with all the hard work that's went into this game

Looking at that site though, can any one believe GTA4 is at the top of the high score list. It wasn't that bloody good. That my friends is what hype does to you

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majiebeast2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

If the demo is anything to go by, it beats GTA IV with a 2X4. GTA IV one of the most overrated games of this generation.

Corpser2015d ago

Ca t talk about review scores, and say reviews scores are not relevant. Review score wise, GTA4 is game of this generation.

Snookies122015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

I agree, I had fun on GTA IV, and still play it occasionally but it's nowhere near the perfect scores it was getting when it came out. Technically speaking, it was a marvel to look at and play. Gameplay-wise though, it wasn't near the level of entertainment that previous entries offered.

EDIT: @Corpser - Yeah it got amazing reviews, but I don't think a lot of them were justified. They were in essence blinded by the spectacle of the game, and weren't really looking at the entertainment value it offered. (In my opinion of course.)

blitz06232015d ago

HAHA GTA IV? You kidding me? Every R* game is overrated, GTAIV being the game at the top. Don't get me wrong R* games are good, but they're NOT 96% good like every goddamn game they release.

PLASTICA-MAN2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

It is TOO early to judge. GTA4 got 86 reviews on Metacrtics (TLOU has half of it for now) with one of the sites (Destructoid) gving 8/10 for it while 10/10 for TLOU! Expect more perfect scores from non-drunk and noob kiddy (who can't play REAL survival horror games) reviewers.

BTW Don't expect GTA5 to even reach 90 n metacrtics and have the same effect like GTA4. Trust me Watchdogs will get better score than GTA5. Games with innovatiion like TLOU and Watchdogs are better received even if they explore the same (abused) genre.

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dafegamer2015d ago

gta 4 is a mediocre game. Period

Bathyj2015d ago

Worst game in the series. Easily

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

and that's why we don't trust metascore

CGI-Quality2015d ago

Which has nothing to do with anything.

thezeldadoth2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

review scores are irrelevant until their favorite company makes a high rated game.

skyward sword got a 10 and everyone on here was saying that ign are just nintendo fanboys, GTA4 gets a 10 and it was paid off by rockstar, the last of us gets a 10 and the game wholly deserved it. thats the logic on here.

G20WLY2015d ago

Nobody said it was, you're off topic my friend.

What about the fact that it's a new IP reviewing this highly? Any thoughts on that front? Thought

Review average is very impressive. End of. :)

GDDR6_20142015d ago

Look at the disagrees lol. But it's true, 51 reviews already in at score 95. It's just not going to beat GTA4's 98. Do the math

G20WLY2015d ago

People are more than likely disagreeing because, although absolutely factual, nobody has said it was beating/was going to beat GTA4, so it was totally out of context.

It's also kind of irrelevant; everyone should play something that averages over 90, as it's a major achievement, regardless of accuracy, as so few make that milestone.

This guy was trying to provoke a response and he got one, so I'm sure he's happy lol ;)

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Sizzon2015d ago

Congrats to you Naughty Dog.

My favourite developer along with Valve and Rockstar Games.

Chuk52015d ago

I'm happy for ND, but I'm disappointed in some of the attitudes on this site. stuff like this:

"I think anything less than a 9 is just trolling. Ha polygon gave it a 75. Shows how much weight should be given to their opinion."

Like, when did review scores become so important on vindicating someone's justification of purchase instead of an actually evaluation? I thought the site was turning a corner on this kind of number-gazing but I may have been wrong.

Glad TLoU turned out well tho.

Snookies122015d ago

Yeah, review scores are meant to be looked at as a whole. Go around to multiple sites and get an average score. Of course there are going to be people who like something less than others do. That's why you don't base it off of one review. Get facts from multiple sources, then judge base your purchase on what you've heard.

ThatCanadianGuy5142015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

People do it all the time.They build hype.Feed off each others hype.Build more hype.

Then get disappointed when their hype isn't matched by reviews.

That's why i try to keep my expectations low and reasonable.I expected 8&9's across the board and look, i got nothing to complain about now.You'll see the same thing leading up to the E3 conferences.

Everyone commenting about the last guardian or Versus or something.Then if it doesn't show they'll flip the hell out lol.People are people.Can't change that.

Minato-Namikaze2015d ago

Prcko post below shows why Polygon's review seems so out of place (i also read somewhere that Polygon was founded by Microsoft, is that true?).

Chuk52015d ago

Why would they bother reviewing sony games then? That would be an obvious conflict of interest. This is the same sight that gave Journey a 10 and guacamelee a 9.

Minato-Namikaze2015d ago

Didnt they also give Ni No Kuni a 6.5 and Dead Space 3 a 9.5? Doesnt matter, reviews rarely change my mind on games anyway.

P_Bomb2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

NiNoKuni is my personal GOTY so far (Last of Us & BioShock Infinite are on my June/July hitlist) and Polygon completely lowballed it as well, so I'm not surprised to be at early odds with them yet again. Unfortunate, but predictable.

95 avg puts TLoU in LBP territory. Great gen for new, exclusive IP. Bring on Beyond and Puppeteer!!

Bathyj2015d ago

That's just my opinion of them. If they're entitled to one, then so am I too. If someone told me they think the sky is green, then my own commonsense would tell me, well theyre someone I can safely ignore without fear of missing anything relevant.

And its not important to me, it will have absolutely no bearing on whether I buy the game or not. I decided that a long time ago. I just think its sad there's always someone who has to try to be the stand out is if to demonstrate theyre impervious to hype. Sometimes things get hyped because theyre that good. I bet there was even one film reviewer who insisted Schindlers list was just a boring black and white war movie without any battles.

But please, ignore me like im going to ignore him, that's your right. im not trying to change anyone opinions, just disagree with them.

Drekken2015d ago

You know what... instead of dismissing gamers opinions about polygon, lets look at the facts:

Polygon was funded by Microsoft for $750 million. Please explain to me how we can expect anything honest from them.

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Prcko2015d ago

I can only say:
Well done Naughty Dog!!!
Keep up good work!

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