‘An Experience Unlike Any Other’ – Japanese Gamers Heap Praise On The Last of Us

Even in the age of worldwide launches, the Japanese releases of Western video games and movies have always been notoriously late, with some titles taking months longer to appear on shop shelves or movie theatre marquees than in other countries. Naughty dog’s The Last of Us is no exception, although mercifully this time Japanese gamers only had to wait six days longer than the rest of the world to begin their digital adventure, which arrived with the addition of a Japanese voice track for those who abhor subtitles.

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dedicatedtogamers1852d ago

This was actually pretty cool to read. I wouldn't have thought this game would be popular over there.

FarEastOrient1852d ago

I was actually surprised how good it sounds in Japanese. Usually I want to hear it in English, for example Metal Gear Solid games sounds so much better in English than their Japanese counterparts.

GribbleGrunger1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Try watching good Japanese cinema and you'll fully understand why the Japanese love this film ... sorry, game.

Ace_Pheonix1852d ago

You truly puzzle me with your comment inconsistency. I don't necessarily mind it, I just find it confusing. You're probably just a potstirrer though.

GribbleGrunger1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

I've haven't got a clue what you are talking about Ace_pheonix. My best guess would be that I put 'film ... sorry game'. And I would assume because a lot of people see that as a negative and it's been used before to put down games like Heavy Rain, you assume I'm in some way mirroring those sentiments? Am I right? In the context of what I experienced with TLOU, it's a huge compliment. In other words, what I experienced was on a par with some of the greatest films I've ever seen.

FamilyGuy1851d ago

Joels voice sounds really familiar, they used someone really common in japanese voice acting Im guessing. A naruto character or maybe a Final Fantasy voice guy?

Denethor_II1851d ago

"Try watching good Japanese cinema and you'll fully understand why the Japanese love this film ... sorry, game."

Do you sometimes sit at the cinema with your DS3? Must be very frustrating.

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badz1491851d ago

and here it comes...something that exceeds their beloved Biohazard in any conceivable way...what's not to love?

congrats ND!

ltachiUchiha1852d ago

I was about to submit this article lol. Add the japanese trailer mate. Cheers.

Japan loves survival horror games but to notice they loved the story aswell, u know this game is amazing. =]

Prcko1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

This game is a Diamond,whole world is talking about it,such a gem for end of this gen.
Thank You Naughty Dog

boybato1852d ago

JP loves them lolitas. Joke

Auron1852d ago

I was just about to say the same thing lol.

Corpser1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

They will like this game more if you can collect and train monsters

HammadTheBeast1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Well, that's a bit stereotypical isn't it?

Hadoukameha1852d ago

God forbid, right? So sensitive and politically correct these days, society is Nazi patrolling itself. Where's freedom of speech?

Brucis1852d ago


Nobody got on boybato for making a joke that implied the Japanese like underaged women. That's because he made it clear that it was a joke. Corpser, while I still understood it to be a joke, didn't make it clear if it was a simple joke or a slant against them. It's harder to discern intent over the internet so being as clear as possible with such things is important.

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