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The Last of Us Review: Struggling to Survive - Error! Not Found

"Uncharted 2 is one of my favorite games this generation. It’s an adventurous shooter with sarcastic characters and bombastic setpiece moments; most of all, it felt like watching a fun summer movie. But Naughty Dog was also critiqued for the ludonarrative dissonance of the series: Nathan Drake will murder vast quantities of people then turn to the camera with a wink and a smile, the way only a likeable action hero can. The Last of Us throws that entire formula out the window and creates something uniquely different, but not always successful." (PS3, The Last Of Us) 3/5

Valorous  +   528d ago
Great review. I'm happy to see unbiased remarks on this game as everyone else seems to give it an automatic 10/10. Cheers.
CGI-Quality  +   528d ago
So every 10/10 is biased? OK. Not sure how that thinking works.
xHeavYx  +   528d ago
New troll account spotted. His brain is probably infected
Valorous  +   528d ago
when did I say that every 10/10 is biased? I think you're twisting my words around here a bit. :P
HeavenlySnipes  +   528d ago
His problem was that the game was too gory and that it followed "typical third person shooter scenarios" that he didn't care to elaborate on

He also said the AI is dumb and easy to kill. He must not be playing on a hard difficulty (which I think is the best way to play) because you can very easily die fighting only 3 enemies as they quickly try to surround you to take away any possible tactical maneuvers
TKCMuzzer  +   528d ago
Follows your typical third person scenarios? Really, can't remember playing much like this, I mean it's not Uncharted or Tomb Raider or Gears of War, heck, it even puts the recent resident evils to shame.
I agree, he really should elaborate on a comment like that.
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shammgod  +   528d ago
Yeah, he is playing it on easy. Normal can even get difficult when you turn off listen mode. I started on hard and haven't used listen mode and this game is a beast. Easily the best game this gen. F@$& whoever wrote this review.
ginsunuva  +   528d ago
Even on normal I'm struggling
supersonicjerry  +   528d ago
Thats the thing most reviews are done on easy to hurry and beat the game as fast as possible to review it.
TKCMuzzer  +   528d ago
What's your review of it? Do you think it's a 10/10? Or can you not answer that?

You can only say it's unbiased and not a 10 if you have played and completed the game.

It's worth more than a 3/5 as it does so many good things on different levels.

The problem is with some of today's gun happy, head shooting, aim assisting hold your hand crap gamers a game like this will not appeal, unfortunately they will miss out on something that's very different from the mainstream and a bloody welcome addition to every churn out the same crap every year market.

You can't please everyone but I'm sure many like me are more than happy, in fact I think it's pretty damn good.
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MrDead  +   528d ago
it gets 10/10s because it's earned 10/10.
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s8anicslayer  +   528d ago
Why is it unbiased? Because it got a low score? I played the game and its fantastic I'm sure not to everyone's liking but I don't think you should be making a comment like that especially if you have not played the game.
Grave  +   528d ago
I agree. For starters it is one of my favorite games on the PS3, but when I was playing a lot of the puzzles seemed repetitive, it's linear, and I agree with the writer on the NPC AI while sneaking. Good design choice but when you see it in action your like "wait ... why cant the enemy see or hear them?" Overall it's easy to overlook, which I think a lot of reviewers are doing. Despite these tiny flaws I would still give it a 9/10 because for me it's hard to think of another game that's as visceral or emotionally engaging as The Last of Us. For that alone a 60% is way too low in my opinion.
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GasClown  +   528d ago
I agree - it doesn't deserve an automatic 10/10, it deserves an 11/10... the best game I've played this generation!!! Nothing comes close to how good it is. Naughty Dog are untouchable.
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brodychet  +   528d ago
@valorous lmao, hating on generally liked games. probably hasn't even played it. Best game I've ever played.
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Valorous  +   528d ago
No one is hating, I thought he brought up some good points in the review. Calm down, fanboy.
brodychet  +   528d ago
Not my point, have you beaten the game? I honestly doubt it.
CGI-Quality  +   528d ago
Judging by your massive disagrees, I wasn't the only one. ;)
Valorous  +   528d ago
Well, popular opinion isn't always right, now is it?
Steelmanner  +   528d ago
I agree, it seems that everyone is quick to give it a perfect score without realizing what is implied by doing so. By giving it a perfect score, reviewers and then claiming it is better than all the games that were given a 9.5 meaning this game is better than Skyrim, Walking Dead, etc. I feel they are jumping the gun and and are unwilling to see the flaws, and every single game has them.
grailly  +   528d ago
it IS better than the walking dead and skyrim, though. I prefer skyrim, but I think that the last of us is just a better crafted game.
CGI-Quality  +   528d ago
Sure, but your viewpoint isn't right as it is. Thus, no difference.
Bhuahahaha  +   528d ago
okaaaaay now go back play and fable
hulk_bash1987  +   528d ago

Trolling pretty hard there buddy. Please play the game before saying a review score is justified or not. But then again that is completely against your troll nature.
Valorous  +   528d ago
Just because I don't absolutely adore the game means I'm trolling? Oh, ok. My mistake, next time I post anything on this site I'll make sure that my opinions exactly match the rest of the community on here because we all have to be the exact same and no one with a different opinion is allowed to express it. Give me a break, make sure you never go outside again because you might run into someone who thinks differently than you, or even worse, someone who disagrees with you entirely. I'm trolling? I think you're the one who is getting trolled by the entire world living in a fake reality where everyone fits a certain mold.
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hulk_bash1987  +   528d ago
The simple fact that u seem to agree with a review without even having played the game is what calls your opinion invalid and troll like. I understand that everyone has different opinions and we don't share all the same tastes, that is not the issue. And what can also be called troll-like behaviour is that you assume giving a perfect score to this game is somehow being biased.
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SheenuTheLegend  +   528d ago
the buses don't go where u live kid....
JoGam  +   528d ago
What you said makes no sense. Oh and after reading your comments you apparently are a joke. First of all, you call TLOU reviews that scored perfect biased but then in ur comments further down where someone called you a troll, you defended yourself saying you have a right to your own opinion? Lol a fucking joke. So if you have your opinion wouldn't those perfect reviews be someone else opinion but then u called them bias. You ARE obviously a troll. You show all the symptoms as a troll. You been affected with trollism.
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TwilightSparkle  +   528d ago
This game is great just sad its not on the vita
BuffMordecai  +   528d ago
Hopefully there is hope for a Last of Us spin-off title for the Vita.
ApolloTheBoss  +   528d ago
Not every game is better on Vita. Personally I'd rather play TLOU on a 50 in. Flatscreen.
onyoursistersback  +   528d ago
agree!!! the story pulls you in hard and never lets go!!!
i beat the game in 2 days...i just could not stop playing it.
this games story is better then most movies!! :D
Gran Touring  +   528d ago
Who or what is "error! not found" ??
Conzul  +   528d ago
It's the name of this crappy review website.
Myles_C  +   528d ago
It's a media coverage website run by a few people who like games and stuff. Along with reviews they do videos and podcasts.
WeAreLegion  +   528d ago
It's easy to call this an unbiased review until you actually read the review. Doesn't sound like the reviewer wanted this to get anything higher than a 3/5, no matter what.
Reverent  +   528d ago
That's exactly how I felt reading it. It's like his mind was set before even playing it. Must have been hard to push through such an amazing game, trying to find faults with it.
Williamson  +   528d ago
After playing only 2 hours of the game Im convinced it deserves all the 10/10 it got. You can feel the passion that went in to this game whenever you play it.
ltachiUchiha  +   528d ago
The disagrees are ppl who are mad that a masterpiece like this isnt on their system of choice lol. Too bad they are that ignorant to not buy a ps3 because they sure are missing out on games that set the standard in their genre. Hate all u want but its FACT. =]
oof46  +   528d ago
So this doesn't get as much attention as Polygon's review because it is a less known site?

Just going by score conversion, 3/5 is a lower score than 7.5.
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karl  +   528d ago
they took to long to review the game

all of us who were excited already played the game and its been getting 10 out of 10 everywhere

most sites are already done with the game yet this guys release this low score review quite late compared to the rest..

noone cares anymore.. the game is fantastic its all been said . done
Bathyj  +   528d ago
Yeah, too late to shock me, because I've already played it and know hes wrong.
mgszelda1  +   528d ago
Last of Us is easily in my top 10 games this gen. Probably even top 5. Absolutely love this game. *runs to play a non typical online experience*
LoveSpuds  +   528d ago
I don't care what anyone else thinks, this is the most amazing and intense game I have ever played.

The section I am on at the moment has me taking a break (thats why I am here) because it has me running scared!

There is absolutely no way in hell that this game is a 3/5, no way! It has the highest production values I have ever seen, the gameplay is sublime and a story as gripping and powerful as anything I can remember.
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Morgue  +   528d ago
Read the review, felt like I was reading the Polygon one. It also probably started as a 5 out of 5 but since that site has 3 senior editors it dropped a point each time someone read it.
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GenericNameHere  +   528d ago
This game got those perfect scores because it deserved them. Perfect scores don't mean the game the game is perfect with no flaws whatsoever. All it means is that the game is so close to reaching the pinnacle of gaming greatness, that it can only go up. Giving it a lesser score than a perfect score would just be disrespectful to the game and to the developers that have spent years on making just one game.
Hicken  +   528d ago
Yeah, it's for the hits. Sorry, but this game is so much better than average.
Conzul  +   528d ago
Those who disagreed with you need to wind up in a dark alley with Ellie and her pocketknife.
Riderz1337  +   528d ago
" I quickly came to terms with the fact that violence is despicable and I constantly struggled with wanting to continue. "

Yeah this game is rated M. Go back to Dora the explorer video games, they're E for everyone!
Kos-Mos  +   528d ago
I`m sorry to say this to you young one, but gore doesn`t make a game adult.
Riderz1337  +   528d ago
Violence -

1) Behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

2) Strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force.

The Last of Us isn't just about "gore". Go play it and find out yourself. It's an emotional journey that deals with mature themes and depicts how people become savages when almost every encounter with others could mean life or death situations.
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Kos-Mos  +   528d ago
Violence start when you`re a child.....
Strength of emotion can be found in everything from music to hollywood movies.

But of course, I understand how you think....so it`s hard to further discuss with you. Yes I will buy the game, but not for the adult elements.
MestreRothN4G  +   528d ago
Great way to make your site completely unrespected.
Steelmanner  +   528d ago
You don't have to agree with his opinion, but that doesn't mean he is not respectable. I believe someone who goes against what the crowd says and speaks their mind freely are the true respectable people.
MestreRothN4G  +   528d ago
6/10 for a title like this is not "speaking his mind freely".
CaulkSlap  +   528d ago
Next review down they give Remember Me a 5/5. Just another hack looking for low score hits.
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DunderMifflin23  +   528d ago
but... he gave it a 5/5. how is that looking for low score hits?
CaulkSlap  +   528d ago
Referring to the 3/5 for The Last of Us.
Myles_C  +   528d ago
Nice rewiew. It's good to see an honest opinion in this day and age.
You're doing America proud, son.
Kos-Mos  +   528d ago
I really can`t help to feel pitty for those who bashes this review, but can`t give ONE good argument why this game is 10/10. Good game.
Riderz1337  +   528d ago
It's an emotional journey. Naughty Dog has found a way to make you feel emotionally connected to the main characters to the extent that you feel sympathetic when something bad happens to them. Not very many games do that.

Now, can you give me an argument as to why this game ISN'T a 10/10? Doubt it, since you probably haven't even played it.

Also, judging by the reviews on metacritic, this game is CLEARLY not a 6/10.

Edit - Accidentally agreed with your comment, even though I can't stand your ignorance.
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MrBX  +   528d ago
I feel the need to point out that I think your idea of what a "review" is is completely wrong. A game does not have some sort of objective score embedded in it, that reviewers attempt to divine out of the game by playing it. It's a subjective piece of art that can be liked or disliked, depending on the reviewer's tastes. If the reviewer makes their opinions clear and supports their claims, then their review is valid.

Of course, you can disagree with the opinion presented, and I encourage that discourse. But my issue is claiming that a game is CLEARLY or CLEARLY NOT any one score. I'm glad you liked the game, but people that don't like the game aren't ignorant or biased.

It's also worth noting that converting a 5-star scale to a 1-10 rating to support your argument is silly, and defeats the point of the editor's decision.
Ezz2013  +   528d ago
oh man where do i start

Dynamic AI that react to you in different ways every time ,love when last enemies beg for their life or run to hide in rooms so you can't find them,

Top Notch story,Acting,Music,

Brutal Gameplay

craft system

no health regenration

true survival game very tense and at times very scary

characters that you Indeed care about ...which is rare this gen

now may i ask you did you play the game ?!
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assdan  +   528d ago
I hate sites that just go against the flow so they can get hits. Look at their other reviews. They haven't highly ranked one game yet.
TepidInfection  +   528d ago
A quick glance shows that Remember Me was given a five.
InTheLab  +   528d ago
I own Remember Me and actually like Remember Me, but it is NOT a 5/5 by any stretch.
Sideras  +   528d ago
The only thing I didn't like or annoyed me more like was when companions would occasionally run infront of an enemy and they wouldn't notice.
That's a pretty small thing imo, apart from that I loved it. It's everything I had hoped it to be and without a doubt one of my candidates for Game of the Generation.
Riderz1337  +   528d ago
Actually that was a decision on the developers part. They realized that if you were sneaking around and your companion was caught, it would be totally frustrating because it was entirely not your fault.

They decided to make it so that if you are staying hidden, even if your AI companion gets seen the enemy wouldn't react to it because you would still be in stealth.
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iistuii  +   528d ago
Yeah we understand what they were trying to do, but instead of hte AI wandering around with its torch on, stay hidden so it looks more believable.
JRH7783  +   528d ago
As with the Uncharted series, I start the games on hard so I can get the easy and normal trophies once I beat the game on hard. The game is great though. When I first got it I kept dying because I was trying to play like it was Uncharted.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   528d ago
I'm only about 3 hours in and so far the story is flawless. It's very emotional and makes u care for the cast (kinda like tupac's lyrics). There are some flaws like the enemies not being able to see your group even tho their right in front of them, but I understand why its that way. I haven't touched the MP yet and honestly I really don't care to. This is easily the best PS3 game I'VE ever played. 9/10
callahan09  +   528d ago
I've had the opposite problem: Enemies knowing I was there when I was being completely still and silent.

See, as far as the enemies not knowing you're there when you're right in front of them... are you talking about Clickers? Because they're blind. They only "see you" when they HEAR you. They're not supposed to see you just because you're in their quote unquote "line of sight". Although as I complained above, sometimes they do anyway.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   528d ago
No I'm not talking about the enemies not seeing me when I'm in front of them I'm talking about my companions not being detected. But I do understand why ND made it that way. It would be impossible to remain stealthy.
MrBX  +   528d ago
I'm not going to post another pointless argument about the subjectivity of video game criticism, and how we should respect and discuss minority opinions. I'm not going to explain that a 5 star rating scale can't be converted into a 1-100 percentage to claim that 3 stars equals 60%. I'm not going to tell you that sites are made of more than 1 editor, each with their own opinion. I'm just going to commend a thought-provoking review, and post this paragraph from the site's About section:

"Here at Error! Not Found, we use a 5-point scale to review games. We decided upon the change when we found a 10-point with decimal gradations needlessly precise. All we could want to communicate with an overall grade is featured in these five ratings. This does not mean all games recieving the same score are of the same quality: genre, ambition, and even a reviewer’s mood all play into that kind of ranking, because let’s be honest, we’re all just people.

At Error!, the score is meant as a grounding influence on the text, while the nuance of the argument and the justification of the score lies within. The difference between an 8.25 and an 8.5, to us, is the difference between a single sentence in a closing paragraph. You’re here to read, we’re here to write."
babis1974  +   528d ago
this review represents a 0,01% that the game is 6/10. the game is a masterpiece and for those who are writing this reviews i suggest to them to play the game!!!! this game is ONLY ON PS3!!!
FluffyPloo  +   528d ago
Its had enough positive reviews from respectable sites pre release for me to know that its an excellent game. Some random site didn't like it. Who cares...
antz1104  +   528d ago
Crappy review system, cant base this game on a 5 number scale. Its the equivilant of a 60/100, this game is at the VERY LEAST a 90.

Review fail.

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