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Submitted by AmayaAi 617d ago | opinion piece

Elizabeth vs. Ellie | Escorting at its finest

Does Elizabeth from BioShock: Infinite reign supreme, or does newcomer Ellie in The Last of Us take the crown?

[This article contains spoilers] (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

Steelmanner  +   617d ago
I don't really agree with the article. Not because the author didn't make great points, or that it was poorly written. I just think that neither of these characters make me feel like I am escorting them. For the most part they take care of themselves and have even gotten me out of a jam a few times.
minimur12  +   616d ago
funny thing is, Troy Baker plays Booker and Joel
x5exotic  +   616d ago
Elizabeth > ellen page ripoff
yewles1  +   616d ago
Kickass 14y/o > Disney Princess Ripoff
x5exotic  +   616d ago
Elizabeth > generic companion trying to be witty
romancer  +   617d ago
One does not"escort" either of these characters in the traditional sense; they look after themselves -- Elizabeth regularly passes along ammo; Ellie joins the fray and fights.

They are each unique, valuable and impressive in their own way.

No real basis for comparing them --let alone choosing one as "the winner".
BozoLoco  +   617d ago
Sorry but "escorting at its finest" makes me think of "prostitution at its finest".
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Kran  +   616d ago
I- uh... wha?
Kurt Russell  +   616d ago
You must know what an escort is Kran ;)
minimur12  +   616d ago
google
'escort urbandictionary'
and you'll understand what IC-1101 is talking about
Blacklash93  +   617d ago
I'd say Elizabeth was less annoying, though Ellie gets credit for actually fighting. The AI in general with TLoU can get a little intrusive at times.
ltachiUchiha  +   617d ago
Its kind of unfair because elizabeth has powers where ellie is just a normal 14 year old girl. Also remember it is harder to create an ai partner especially when the game requires alot of stealth. Even though there are times ellie will break the immersion of being spotted naughty dog said they created it that way because they didnt want the player to get frustated if u were always seen. Plus the ai in the last of us is way more advanced then bioshock infinite. They dont even flank u, they just run straight to u like most ai do in most games. The ai in the last of us will try an flank u & come from all angles to kill u. Both partner ai's were great for what they were made to do but overall ai with the enemies included, the last of us triumphs in the overall experience.
Blacklash93  +   616d ago
We're talking about the partner AI, not the enemy AI. My point stands that Elizabeth is a less intrusive AI partner. She almost never blocked my path (unlike allies in TLoU who did it somewhat often), and never got stuck in obstacles for extended periods (until the next scripted point) which happened to Ellie twice in my game.

Elizabeth is less intrusive, but she isn't as ambitious. Ellie actually fights and participates more in combat, which I'll give her credit for. I guess it kind of evens out.
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nick309  +   616d ago
Ellie kept getting in my way, i say Elizabeth.
oIITSBIIo  +   616d ago
Elizabeth For me is a better partner + doesn't say fuck/shit all the time .
Pozzle  +   616d ago
I'd be saying fuck/shit too if I was living in a dangerous post-apocalyptic world where everyday is a struggle for survival.
Inception  +   616d ago
Ellie is the best for me. Not just she gave me medicine or ammo, she also help me located the enemies ('Joel to your left / right!') or stab / throw bricks to enemies head when i cornered by the enemies. Also, she loved comic books (yay ^^), had some funny jokes / dialogues, and can handle herself (Ellie in winter season is badass!).

Ellie like a real person compare to Elizabeth who always throwing money to my face, even when i don't need it. And in battle, besides throwing medicine / ammo, she just hiding doing nothing if we not command her to open that dimensional gate. Story wise, Elizabeth still an interesting character. But Ellie is better than her in my book ;)
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hard joe  +   616d ago
escorting ashley in re4 was a pain
Heavenly King  +   616d ago
Ellie is way better as a character and as a fellow battle companion.

I love it when she does steath kills to some dudes while I am fighting others XD.
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   616d ago
For me it's Elizabeth. Both were good characters and were fleshed out and played similar roles in their games, but there was just something about Elizabeth. It might've been that I loved Bioshocks Art Style and Columbia more than a realistic version of Earth. Plus I loved how smart Elizabeth was.
testsubject  +   616d ago
why can't we love both?

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