The Last of Us won’t be out until June 14, but reviews have popped up across the internet. The general consensus? It’s good. Like, really good.
Oh Naughty Dog, I am so proud and happy with what you have been able to do with the PlayStation 3. Not only did you create a critically and commercially successful franchise, with Uncharted but you also introduced another franchise just as successful at the end of the PS3's life cycle. Congratulations! All I have to say at this point is good luck on the PS4 (not that you need it) and I will be patiently waiting for your next masterpiece :)
this is a special achievement considering it is difficult to capture the interest of the jaded games media at the end of a console cycle. this is turning into one of my best personal years in gaming memory, in 2013 alone I played Uncharted 3(backlogged), NiNoKuni, Portal2, Witcher2(the 2 games backlogged for PC), Bioshock Infinite. and god willing I will get tLoU, GTA5, Beyond and start the next generation, what a year this is turning into.
Mr. rock, I would like you to be at our E3 press conference. This will be the electrifying moment in gaming!!
Everyone behold Sony PlayStation's unmatched commitment and passion for the highest quality in video gaming industry. PlayStation is video gaming at its finest.
Im really happy for naughty dog. Proud of them for bringing an awesome game to us & showing that this gen still is very much alive when u have skilled devs.
Beautiful, even ahead of the highly rated Bioshock Infinite. Bioshock just got dethroned. Honestly who saw that coming.
Bioshok INFINITE is my GOTY so far, but I think that on June 14 it will sadly be detroned by TLOU. Anyway Im glad I could enjoy both on my good old PS3.
you misspelled bioshock.
I saw that coming. I'm also eagerly anticipating Beyond:Two Souls. I have to think that will be another Sony exclusive jaw-dropper.
game of the year written all over this gem. i pity the fanboys who miss this historic occasion due to blind loyalty. can't wait to have this exclusively in my ps3.
Yeah! If you are a gamer you have to have a PS3. There is no way to call yourself a gamer and miss out on the exclusives available to PS3 ever since 2006. Games like TLOU, Valkyria Cronicles, GT5, etc. are way too good to miss. There is no substitute for them. I can't wait for 14th and TLOU. Sony I salute thee for providing me with all these games. It's too bad I don't have time for all of them but this one I'll make sure to play. I haven't been this excited about a game in years.
Pendulum is swinging back towards PS3 with a VENGEANCE!!!!
better late then never i suppose.
Oh Naughty Dog, devs of the gen. :)
Would be even higher if sites that weren't so desperate for hits didn't give it purposely low scores. Regardless, some of my fav games this gen have had no positive linear correlation with 'high' scores
If metacritic didn't include that 7.5 troll review, then TLOU would probably be at 97-98 on metacritic. In fact the game was sitting at 97 for a while but then it dropped to 95 because they had to take in the lower scores, but now it's increased to 96, fingers crossed it doesn't go down again.
Metacritic needs to investigate these so called review websites, and start putting the ban hammer on biased reviews, Polygon did a total di*k move on TLOU and its shouldnt go unnoticed by Metacritic
Holds a 96 in metacritic!
Very good score, Uncharted 2 got a 96 as well, Naughty Dog have proven that they're one of the most consistent developers this generation. I'm so happy to be a Playstation gamer.
nope. bioshock infinite is
No. This is beating Infinite. 96 vs. 94
TLOU also has more reviews than Bioshock Infinite (56 vs 27 on PS3) which makes it more impressive. Its harder to hold on to a high avg the more reviews there are. The Walking Dead for example might have a 94% on PS3, but that's on the back of only 6 reviews.
lol(nothing against bioshock, great game) 94 > 96= error my friend
... except on polygon, who's heavily funded by MS.
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It's all lies /s.
Theres something weird about that pic but in a good way, all those 10/10 lol. I can't wait to get my hands on my Joel special ed come release.
a new master piece, metatric 99.9
Love me some ND. This game is looking like a gem as expected.
GTA V VS The Last Of Us =)
where is j-blaze ? lol
Suicide. (I'm not attempting to downplay the emotional toll suicide has on families. I'm simply mocking people like him who spend his energy trying to take joy away from people who actually experience joy.)
Cannot wait, The Last of Us looks so boss
Once again, ND shows that they are truly the most competent developers in this industry. After the setback which was Uncharted 3 (due to time management), it's amazing how they would go out of their comfort zone to deliver what could be the game defining experience in this generation. This puts them higher than other developers who rely on the backs of established "IP's" to support their weight. Here, we have a daring developer who, if not attached to SONY, would be mistaken as one who got this game backed by a kickstarter due to the immense risk associated with it, without resorting to gameplay "tropes" appealing to the non-existing audiences - a feat not even Bioshock: Infinite could claim. Truly, a shining example of how a developer in this risk-averse generation can pull through only strengthens and invigorates my faith with their future endeavours. Look back how much vitriol and hate from the skeptics, how the "AI is false", how the game is just another "Uncharted w/ zombies", how this game is just another "generic shooter". Now the game is out, NOW the reviews have MADE A STATEMENT PROVING THEM WRONG. Watch as the amount of crows they have to eat with their already sour stomach. ND, truly has defined this generation. Not by set-pieces or gameplay but by tackling storytelling defining them in ways most developers steer away from - and from a non-indie studio as well. Who knew? Congratulations ND, you truly have proven yourselves to be capable and it seems no amount goals are far from your reach. Can't wait for June 14 to play this game.
If you are on the fence about PS4 vs. Xbox One and only have the money to purchase one console, take a look at the strength of each companies first party developers. I cannot wait to see what Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, and Suckerpunch (to name a few) do with the PS4. Sony has kept delivering the hits late in this console cycle, with Beyond:Two Souls still to come in a few months. Where is Microsoft's focus? Everywhere else but gaming, apparently. I'm not hating on Microsoft, as I own a 360. But a true gaming fan cannot possibly deny there is serious frustration and disappointment with the direction Microsoft has taken in the last few years. Their conference did absolutely nothing to dispel my fears for what their chosen direction is. I think it's unfortunate (or fantastic, if you're a Sony only consumer) that the PS4 will have 8gb of gddr5 with 7gb available for games, while the 360 will have 8gb of ddr3 with only 5 available for gaming, due to them splitting off available memory to handle the apps and other tasks they seem so proud of touting. I think the choice for fans of gaming is pretty clear.
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