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The Last of Us Review [GAMINGtruth]

Naughty Dog moves on from its Uncharted series with stride, creating a powerful and emotional journey in The Last of Us.

"Gameplay and detail quirks aside, The Last of Us is, in my opinion, one of the best titles of this generation. I'm confident that if you own a PlayStation 3 and enjoy a good adventure game, The Last of Us needs to be in your library."

- D'Juan Irvin

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Cam_is_16bit1640d ago

A must-play for any PS3 owner.

justastranger101640d ago

I think this game is overrated. Glad I just rented it at redbox. I beat it for only 2 bucks.

AHall881640d ago

I agree somewhat.

It's a good game, but I didn't find it anywhere near as good as other people seem to be.

It's really only good for one play through since there's really only one way to play it.
The online isn't worth playing, unless you have a group of friends that know how to play, playing with randoms that suck make it a down right miserable experience.

People seem to be liking it though, so good for them, no need to going hating on people that like something different than you. I just personally didn't find anything special about the game, maybe I let the hype get too high?

HammadTheBeast1640d ago

I really disagree with both of you, there's so much replay ability just choosing between stealth or guns blazing, different paths etc.

But, to each his own I guess.

AHall881640d ago

@HammadTheBeast

Guns blazing? Is there an infinite ammo cheat I don't know about?

ltachiUchiha1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Well u guys prolly just arent into story based games & i wont call u out for your opinion but trust me this isnt just your average game. The work they put into this is what got them to where they are now. The best devs in the industry. Heck even the great kojima san went to naughty dog for advice. Shows u how much respect naughty dog gets. They already won 1 GOTY award this gen with Uncharted 2 & The Last of Us is a contender for GOTY this year. Proof is given from achievements & awards u get globally not sales. =]

ThatCanadianGuy5141640d ago

Another fresh new account with a clear agenda.

Marked as spam

ufo8mycat1640d ago

justastranger and AHall - I apologise but I would have to question your gaming tastes. I understand everyone has a different opinion, but with The Last Of Us, considering how AMAZING it is, yeah, no sorry, it just boggles my mind how someone doesn't enjoy it, as it has everything a gamer would want.

The gameplay is awesome, the stealth is very well done and it can get real intense at times and the story even more amazing.

As I said it just boggles my mind how someone can't like it, as it has all the qualities that gamers want.

As for MP - I ain't even going to bother to touch it, as this isn't a MP game.

DigitalAnalog1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

"It's really only good for one play through since there's really only one way to play it."

Seems like you're criticising for the sake of being contrarian and this is reaching it. Almost every game has only ONE way to play it, why aren't you elaborating on this?

AHall881640d ago

@DigitalAnalog

The Hitman series, Metal Gear Solid series, Witcher series, Deus Ex series, and others offer either branching story choices or different styles of play.

Hitman for example; you can be like a professional hitman and kill your target(s) using some form of stealth, or go in like a mad man and kill everyone in the level.

Metal Gear Solid for example; you can kill everyone in the game or simply sneak through it without killing anyone.
Understand what I mean now?

I never said Last of Us was bad, I just thought one play through was enough for me. The multiplayer part of it though, does suck in my opinion.

Inception1640d ago

@Ahall88
"It's really only good for one play through since there's really only one way to play it. "

There's no way you can collected all comics, collectibles, artifacts, conversation and fully upgrade all Joel weapons & skills in one playtrough. Unless you used gamefaqs / guide. And it's obviously there's more way to play the game.

" The online isn't worth playing, unless you have a group of friends that know how to play, playing with randoms that suck make it a down right miserable experience. "

Hey...i think i owned a guy name 'Ahall88' on MP. This guy is soo cocky going rambo without his team mates. But i manage to sneak behind him and slit his throat. Lol, it's so good watching him died begging for mercy ^^

Btw, i played with random team mates without mic and i still got good teamwork with them and consecutively winning some rounds.

AHall881640d ago

@Inception

"Hey...i think i owned a guy name 'Ahall88' on MP. This guy is soo cocky going rambo without his team mates. But i manage to sneak behind him and slit his throat. Lol, it's so good watching him died begging for mercy ^^"

Huh, interesting. Sounds like this Ahall88 guy sucks. My PSN id isn't Ahall88 by the way ^^.

"Btw, i played with random team mates without mic and i still got good teamwork with them and consecutively winning some rounds."

I must have some bad luck then, I always got stuck with players that would run off and try take the whole enemy team themselves. The best is when said people would have a mic and cry about how they were getting killed in only a couple shots.

If anyone has any major concerns about my opinion of the game, send me a message, this is my last bubble. :(

Dee_911639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

When people dont know the definition of overrated you get comments like justastranger

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looked at comment history.. internet should have a age restriction because I know no grown man would dedicate this much time to trolling on a site.

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insomnium21640d ago

Damn it Zavvi where is my pre-order copy.... Takes forever to arrive...

grailly1640d ago

zavvi is good for getting discounted games. I don't get pre-ordered games with them anymore, they've been late too many times

Nes_Daze1640d ago

I hope ND fix that whole AI thing next time around, because otherwise the AI was actually good, just that little big issue that breaks some immersion. 8.5 is still good, but as I've said before, I wouldn't give this game a lower score than a 9.0 based on just that issue, and other slight issues, when other games have HUGE problems and are rated AAA. The 9.6 average this game has held is totally deserved.

dgonza401640d ago

IGN summed it up pretty well in a spoilercast. It was either have them be noticed and break your stealth, or take them out of gameplay and have them included in the cutscenes. It's a lot to ask for, really.

Inception1640d ago

You can only choose:

1) A.I helping you when you in trouble but the enemies not detected them when you in stealth.

Or

2) You got stupid A.I who's not helping you when you in trouble (like Ashley in RE 4 or Sheva in RE 5) and they screwed your stealth all the time because the enemies can detected them.

cunnilumpkin1640d ago

love the game, wish they would have waited for ps4 tbh, the jaggies are really bad and the textures look blurry

I hope this gets a ps4 release soon....I have been tempted, about 5 hours in to the game so far, with no mp, to just stop playing, I am quite sure this will see a ps4 release.....but the story is so damn good

ahhhh....screw it, I'm going back to play

r211640d ago

To you. IMO the game was really beautiful and again, you dont really see the jaggies, if there were any, on a huge blown up screen.

xPhearR3dx1640d ago

You can see jaggies plain as day. Maybe you don't notice them like I do, but I'm use to playing on PC where they don't exist. I'd say it's the best looking game on consoles without a doubt, and even this gen considering how old the tech is. Considering how good it looks on PS3, I'd love to see how this game would look maxed out on PC.

I actually just finished beating it. One hell of an amazing game. I hope it comes out on PS4, because I'd buy it again.

GribbleGrunger1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

xPhearR3dx, when you watch an old classic film, does the fact that it's black and white take away from the experience? I could have nit picked through the whole game but I just got so wrapped up in this masterpiece that It didn't even enter my mind to do that.

We are seeing something very special here. We are seeing the birth of the legitimacy of video games. It's understated and has subtext, with characters that live on well after you finally put the controller down.

Like it or not, it's something every mature gamer has been waiting for many years to experience. And that's not to suggest that younger gamers are 'immature', so please don't misinterpret that. Naughty Dog just threw the gauntlet down and demonstrated why gaming deserves to be taken seriously. Hell, even using the word 'gaming' feels discrediting.

xPhearR3dx1639d ago

@GribbleGrunger

What you said has nothing to do with the fact jaggies are still present. At this point in the life cycle and considering how good the game looks, it's kind of expected. Does that change the fact that The Last of Us is a masterpiece? No, but to say they don't exist is a lie.

I played the game on a 62" TV and they were noticeable, but didn't ruin the experience one bit. If ND has the power to do that on 7 year old tech, imagine if this game was on PS4 or PC? Would it make the experience better? Of course.

Ezz20131640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

this game Artstyle,animation,characters models are above any thing i have played on pc
it's the most beautiful game i have ever seen on any system IMO
and the lighting and shadows are incredible
and yes i have a very strong pc who run Crysis 3 on max setting

ufo8mycat1640d ago

I have to agree. Though technically Crysis 3 is better, as far as visually, this game blows it away. The art style is amazing.

It really goes to show the power of optimization on a close system.

melosense1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Absolutely agree, been playng games for 23 years now, have powerful PC also but such realistic lighting as TLOU has I didn't see in any other game. Interior lighting especially, phenomenal work. Wonder what we will see on ps4 if they able to get such picture on 7 uear old hardware.

Eiffel1640d ago

When was your last trip to LensCrafters?

Williamson1640d ago

I'm really digging this game so far, been awhile since I've enjoyed a videogame this much. Could end up surpassing the uncharted series for me.

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