The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s survival horror title for the Playstation 3, exemplifies a successful combination of action and horror that other game developers and publishers should take note of.
a lot of playstation first party games should serve as industry standard because they are often times better than other games in their respective genre. games like killzone, god of war, lbp, infamous, ratchet, heavy rain, uncharted, wonderbook,motorstorm, and a lot of others. im a pc gamer as well as a console gamer and ive learned a lot since ive wasted money building a pc. i built an expensive pc to play open world games and all sorts of games with amazing graphics that are less linear only to see the truth that it was all a waste. the last of us is such an amazing game that its the best game ive played in years on any platform. the graphics arent like crysis 3 on ultra for pc and it doesnt run at 60fps but its a way better game than anything that as ever graced the pc. i thought having a powerful pc with high fidelity graphics would be the best thing for me but only a few interesting games are worth having on pc but none comes close to the top rated games on consoles. its a fine gaming platform but too expensive because i want everything to be played at very high settings, i want all games to be released on it, a unified service for all games, no problems playing my games when i want to like viruses, error messages, bsod and other problems. some people might say blasphemy or that its up to ones opinion how they perceive a game but the over product is way above anything on any platform and its only playable on ps3. from games like lbp, heavy rain, uncharted , killzone, infamous and a lot more playstation is just theplace for the best gaming experiences of high quality.
You got that right
Harumph! Definitely one of the finest crafted games I've played in a very long time in my opinion.
It's not your opinion. It's a fact!
Good post. Hopefully, TLOU will demonstrate to other devs that throwing more polygons, higher resolution textures and better frame rates at a game does not in any way define what a next gen game should be. TLOU is a next gen game on a current gen console.
@Hatsune-Miku I don't agree with every game on that list being an industry standard, but what I will say is that Sony's first party games are easily top 5 of their genre IMO. Killzone isn't the best FPS IMO, but none of them nail it on all fronts IMO. God of War, is the pinacle of it's genre. Maybe not combat-wise (Bayonetta, DMC 4, and Ninja Gaiden 2), but in every other way it destroys those games. LBP created the genre so. Infamous is #2 as far as comicbook style open world goes (Batman Arkham games take it IMO). But it's top 5 based on open world games, GTA's, Batman's, Red Dead's, Heavy Rain is now number 2 IMO (Walking Dead), but Beyond has the chance of winning it back for team Sony. Uncharted is #1 Motorstorm I don't agree with as far as racing goes, but it's more demolition durby than a regular racer. and now The Last of Us is #1. Now I don't agree with your PC spill, but to each their own.
Well it's a good game, but that post is full of crap and is out of place. You spend a bunch on a PC and can't settle for anything but max settings... Yet a console is fine for you... You can like what you want, but PC has its own great games like guild wars 2, witcher 2 (i know it has a crappy Xbox version), Rome 2 total war, Starcraft 2, amnesia, league of legends, planet side 2, etc... I can only really think of a handful of great console only games this gen, mostly Nintendo and Sony games. I'm not bashing Sony, I game ps3 and PC. I really don't feel like I miss much at all with a gaming PC and a ps3
I dont think his post is too out of place. He says he enjoys the game and has enjoyed it more than any other game on his platform of choice which is the PC. As someone who was a PC gamer then begrudgingly switched to consoles and specifically to the PS3, the desire to upgrade your PC regularly vs paying for the most expensive/effective hardware at the time can suck. Being able to put a disc in and play seemed too easy when I firsts switched but I couldn't at this time imagine building up a gaming rig mostly to play games. I can totally understand why people go to a box store and buy a PC. It's convenient. Anyway you cannot miss much gamewise like you both said when you have a PC and console(s).
capcom should take notes, a developer that has never even done a horror title just schooled them.
You hit the nail right on the head Sinatra.
I definitely agree mate but to be fair though the original creator of RE is creating The Evil Within. Lets hope he can bring back that magic touch.
Not only that, Last of Us would have been a better movie then world war z.
I dont really agree with calling Last of Us a horror game. It's a survival action game, sure, but Resident Evil 4 is still a more consistent, and much more scarier experience of a horror game. There was only one real section in Last of Us where I was really scared (I'm sure most know what part). I don't know why LoU is being compared to Resident Evil either, but if it's a straight up horror comparison, Resident Evil 4 is still the standard to me.
That's true because TLOU is narrative first before survival.
I can probably agree with that!
it shows capcom that survival horrors are profitable
"For instance, at times you might catch Ellie whistling or humming which seems to be a habit she developed in order to cope with the dire situations she faces as well as to keep her entertained." More and more we're seeing AI characters act more believable, which is great. The more believable the characters are, the more game worlds are intriguing.
I loved that. She had a believable personality. Like when she would pull out her joke book. It was great to see stuff like that, it really added to the experience for me.
I half agree with that title: Why The Last of Us Should Serve as the Industry Standard. What makes this game a masterpiece has absolutely nothing to do with genre.
Enough with the last of us articles seriously!
Just avoid them. Problem solved. OT: It certainly should, and probably will, serve as a genre defining title for some time.
The only genre i can understand it defining is Story heavy games, but even Kojima has Last of US beat in that.
Why did you click the link then come to comment. Don't like it, then skip over it.
@jcnb28 Jealous you cant play it or something?
for one the game wasn't scary. for two, the action was worse than dead space. soooooooooooooooooooo i'm gonna have to disagree with the title of this article
So it has to be scary to define horror? News to me. Plus, your comparison to Dead Space leaves doubt that actually played the game at all. Soooooo.....I'm going to have to call your input pointless.
Do you know what horror means? i suggest looking up the definition.
I think from CGI-Quality's comment, that his definition of horror is a little more refined than yours, lopez_josue. *Removes pillow from face* 'Booo!'
@ GribbleGrunger: Waste of time. Some people don't know how to define words, they just come on to post without a clue. @ lopez: There are plenty of horror games, yes, horror (unbelievable, I know), that aren't "scary" at all. Shame you aren't open-minded enough to understand that, however.
It's not a mindless shooter that you just run n gun through. It has a deep story and the character development is top notch. Everything is done so well from the music, pacing, details. What didn't you like about the action of the game? Just curious.
Last of us is a great game, but certainly completely overrated.
Im sorry to break it to u buddy but even as great as MGS4 was. The Last Of Us surpassed it, even the stealth in The Last Of Us was better then MGS4 & that wasnt even naughty dogs intention to do. I honestly think if Naughty Dog created a stealth game, i believe they can conquer that genre aswell. Imagine Naughty Dog bringing back Syphon Filter. Holy crap that would shake the whole industry. I have no doubt MGSV will be great but kojima seems to be acting kinda arrogant himself & acting as if kinect is the next best thing when we all know microsoft is paying him good & is why he is saying all that bs.
@ltachiUchiha: No, I don't think MS paying him had anything to do with that comment he made. He's just a very creative developer and loves to toy with new ideas. He made 'rumble' a cool feature and perhaps he can do the same with Kinect. I'm not keen on either the PSEye2 or Kinect but I'm willing to be convinced otherwise.
You truly believe the Last of us has deep stealth then fine, the stealth in my eyes was pretty easy tbh,it made the game too easy,Played on hard.so i guess either you are a noob or i'm a pro.
GribbleGrunger Your prolly right. Im just not buying into it because if it were true he wouldve said this with kinect for the 360. Its a new console so this is the only time u will see microsoft go all out but i have a feeling if they accomplish their user base & 5 years down the line they will do exactly what they been doing with the 360 & just save money & let 3rd party games & kinect bring in the money. Im still kinda iffy with them. lopez_josue You can beat MGS4 without fighting anyone but the bosses.
@lopez_josue Wow, played on hard and thought it was easy. You must be pro and ahead of the game. I would make fun of your grammar and punctuation, but you're PRO.
Thank goodness you're out of bubbles. Your thinking is hard to continue to read, as it completely lacks anything worthwhile.
@lopez_josue Going by reviews and what everyone is saying. You must be on your own, and how you feel how easy the game is and overrated. You seem either a little childish or just extremely butthurt. Maybe just a combination of both. Which parts did you think was easier then others? Just kinda curious!
Love the game but I was rarely if ever scared through it.
play it with the headphones(good ones) or surround system and you will see.
Great game not really scary, i would describe it as intense
I haven't gotten very far yet however there's nothing scary so far.
I would consider this game a "survival thriller" instead of survival horror. But yeah it sets the bar of its genre real high.
Those damn clickers horrify me every time I come across one so I'd say its part horror.
Clickers are not scary at all /S. I'm sure if Clickers really existed they would be shitting their pants at the noise they make more then Zombie groans.
I agree, after completing TLOU it will be hard for me personally to look at any game without being underwhelmed or overly judgmental after experiencing such a masterpiece. My expectations has risen to a new level where most devs will not match. Reviewers need to be more strict mediocre games.
I really want to see devs face after playing this game especially Capcom's guys who destroyed RE franchise after 4. Naughty Dog devs are the masters in gaming industry,from platformer to kart racing to top quality action adventure games
i will say this ive been gameing for over 20 years and since ND joined sony every new IP they make sets the standard for there genre for that time(crash for only about a year cuz mario 64 came out)
They've came a long way since " Way of the Warrior " I remember playing that game on the 3DO before the PS1 was released. On topic though. The game wasn't perfect but I could've cared less about the minuscule issues because it was hands down one of the best games I played this generation. Story, sound, gameplay, atmosphere. I couldn't stop playing it. It was like reading a book but playing it. Incredible.
Well it certainly shouldn't serve as the standard for shooters, because it is terrible as a shooter.
Remember when ppl started saying tomb raider dethroned uncharted 2 which it never did but hey guess who came back & smacked her back & showed who the boss is lol. Naughty Dog FTW.
at this rate, i believe variety will be dead before next gen even started. Every game has their own unique, so please, not everything have to be TLOD, even though i agree that it is "ONE" of the best game out there (great believable characters).
wish I had a PS3!
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