Toonami Gives The Last of Us a Perfect Score

Junkie Monkeys: I have been watching Toonami for a while now and their video game review segments are always interesting, however, I’ve never witnessed them give a game a perfect score... until now.

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Snookies121914d ago

Yay Toonami... So nostalgic having it back. Great score, though as awesome as I found the Last of Us. I wouldn't quite give it a perfect score. Don't get me wrong, it IS a masterpiece, but there are quite a few small glitches that I've noticed while watching multiple friends play through the story. Regardless, the game deserves all the praise it's getting and then some...

ShugaCane1914d ago

I think TLOU should be remembered as one of the only rare games that deserve a perfect score, regardless of those small glitches. I know that no game is perfect, but I just can't think of one single part or element of the game that I didn't like. The graphics, the music, the gameplay, the story. It moved me far beyond my expectations. Don't get me wrong, I get that you loved it, I just wanted to share my point of view too. I would give the game 11 out of 10.

Snookies121914d ago

I completely understand where you're coming from. Naughty Dog outdid themselves with TLOU no doubt. I just wish they'd had a little extra time to sort out those small issues. Either way though, they really gave us an incredible experience with this game, and no one with a PS3 should miss it. :]

Black-Helghast1913d ago

It's a pretty awesome game, still this feels so nostalgic. I remember seeing Toonami review Shadow of the Colossus when I was like 12. I love Toonami reviews cause they're actually entertaining.

Prime_281913d ago

The glitches ruined the game for me. Muddy textures and the AI was some of the worst I have ever seen in a video game.

ZodTheRipper1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

The flaws are almost non existent, I'm playing through it for the third time now and didn't notice any big, game breaking issues. If you think about the fact that story, graphics, dialogues, sound, presentation, game length and most importantly gameplay ALL are top-notch you simply CANNOT deny this game a perfect score. Even the multiplayer is very well executed for a game where the single player already justifies it's price. This truly is a masterpiece and I honestly can't understand anyone giving it a lower score than 9.

QuickdrawMcgraw1913d ago

The cover system was the only thing about the game that I thought was a draw back.

snipes1011913d ago

People have to start realizing that 10/10 doesn't mean perfect, it just means that the game is a prime example of design, storytelling, and gameplay mechanics. There would be no point in having a 10 if no one could use it.

Also, for as many people on here that say they "don't care" about review scores and talk about how dumb they are, review scores sure do spend a lot of time on the front page when a game comes out. Can anyone explain this?

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DoomeDx1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Great review. Until he sayed ''Best ZOMBIE game ever''

Zombies? Where?

And beware though. Lots of clips in the review contain major spoilers

GameSpawn1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

The enemies in the game are not zombies in the traditional definition, but in a more general way they are zombie-like.

OT: Keep in mind Steve Blum, The Voice of Tom, likes to play the games he reviews completely through, which is why it takes SO long before you see a review score from Toonami & Tom. Unlike some reviewers that quickly make a decision on either an unfinished review copy or only play small chunks of the game, Steve plays the whole finished product to make a more "informed" decision which is why I like his reviews and trust his scores.

I might be a little biased to backing up Steve, but you gotta give the guy props, just look at all the guy has done:

mp12891913d ago

Its either this or RE4, oh wait that didnt have zombies either

ZombieGamerMan1913d ago

@ GameSpawn while I too am biased to Steve you are still right especially with runners which are almost text book zombies if the text book is called 28 Days Later.

Also Steve might be a little biased himself since he did some minor voice work in it as well.

matrixman921913d ago

I agree...10/10 should mean the game is flawless(which it is not)...the game is amazing, but it has some problems that add up

monkey6021913d ago

There is also the idea that there is no point in having a 10 point score on the board if you cant use it. No game is ever going to be perfect doesnt mean it doesnt deserve top praises

itBourne1913d ago

You can pick apart anything for minor flaws, Humans are less then perfect and everything we make will be less then perfect. You tell me a game that is a 10/10 then, and I will point out a flaw.

karl1913d ago

u know .. u should all start seeing the score rating a little bit differently

i always thought of it as

"how much should u play this game... from 1 to 10"

the last of us .... 10

ginsunuva1913d ago

There's no such thing as a perfect game because it's all opinion.

I thought people on the internet were at least slightly intelligent.

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cpayne931913d ago

The biggest flaw for me was the friendly ai, while you were trying to stealth they would walk right in front of enemies, who wouldn't even notice them. Was really noticable just because of how immersive the game was in every other way. I wouldn't give it a 10, probably a 9.8 due to some minor flaws. Incredible experience though, a system seller in and of itself.

jimmywolf1913d ago

they said they did do a play test were enemy could see your ai partner, an players did not like it an made the game harder less fun.

so for game play sake they choose too make it were they only spotted you

cpayne931913d ago

@jimmywolf don't get me wrong, I understand how frustrating that would be. It would just be better if the freindly ai did a better job of staying behind you when you were playing stealthily, watching friendly and enemy ai bump into each other with no effect broke the immersion.

itBourne1913d ago

Yah, I think I only had this problem once the entire game. I have watched others have the problem a lot more tho, in all cases they were playing on medium. Not really sure why this should make a difference, maybe just the pace you play at or something. Because medium almost ruins the game in my opinion, its no where near a survival game, thus playing at much faster pace. Not quite sure the logic behind it.

cpayne931913d ago

Really? I had this happen quite a few times, and I played the game on hard. Maybe I just had bad luck.

Inception1913d ago

My little advice: try playing it on survivor cause the AI mostly stays behind you. But the risk they will death also higher if you got spotted by the enemies. I got a few game over when my ally got bitten by clickers.

cpayne931913d ago

So if I play it on the very highest difficulty the problem goes away? That sort of seems wierd to me? Why would that matter? It still happened to me plenty of times on hard.

Temporary1913d ago

I noticed on my first playthrough on Hard that sometimes the friendly AI sneaks around and walks right in front of enemies, even bumping into them sometimes. It didnt break the game for me though, I liked the fact that my allies werent a factor when it came to getting caught by enemies, because I like to play mostly stealth. If allies got caught the game would be nearly impossible to complete with stealth.

Inception1913d ago

I said the AI 'mostly' stays behind you. I don't say the problem completely goes away. Maybe that will lessen your problem with the AI.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi1913d ago

Do you think it's because Steven Blum (Tom's voice actor) was also in the last of us lol.

great review though surprised he didn't mention the mp though.

Rusty5151913d ago

A perfect score doesn't mean the game has no flaws. If that was the case, no game would have a 10/10.

matrixman921913d ago

no game ever should get a perfect score in my mind...perfects have come to mean what they shouldnt mean

Reverent1913d ago

@matrix, by that logic, 10 should just not exist as a ratable number. Then we'd just have 9/9. Oh, but wait, then 9 would mean a perfect score... So we'd have to take out 9 and make it an 8/8... And so on. You see where I'm getting with this?

Thinking the way you do is just ignorant.

jimmywolf1913d ago

am curios Thu what game made deserve a perfect score too you then?

the more complex the game the more likely something will be bugged no mater how many tester you have

also could been for every one bug they fixed it made 2 more so they loop the processes in till they thought they got them all

THE-COMMANDER1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

I didn't witness any glitches while playing, can you give me an example of those glitches?

GraveLord1913d ago

A perfect score doesn't mean the game has no glitches. It just means the game accomplished what it set out to do and any glitches are minor and forgettable.

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Tapewurm1913d ago

Played this on Hard Mode from the beginning and finished it this morning....(took a week off for vacation shortly after I got it), but I truly didn't notice any issues in gameplay or AI...this game is pretty much as close to perfect as you can get. Been playing some of the multiplayer and restarted single player in Hard Mode Plus to pick up some things I missed...(trophies, items, etc...) If any game ever deserved a 10 it is this one.

FamilyGuy1913d ago

I haven't seen a Toonami review in a loooooong time, this was awesome.

HarryMasonHerpderp1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

That review video is FULL of spoilers!

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seepamann1914d ago

They give it because tlou deserve it

2pacalypsenow1914d ago

Man Toonami reminds me of the Ps2 days. I miss the old days

yewles11913d ago

190 perfect scores now... beating Uncharted 2 by a now overwhelming 32 counts... *jaw drops*

Bathyj1913d ago

where'd you get that figure?

just asking cos I'd wondered how many perfect scores it got but I know meta and game rankings don't count everyone.

Bathyj1913d ago

wow, impressive.
Ha, what were those 30 or so clowns that have this game under 9 thinking. one have it a 4. could they be more off the mark?

macusa221913d ago

Best game I played this year