Punching Beta argues that the contender for GOTY 2013 'The Last of Us' should not get a sequel.
It probably would not receive a followup, but an entirely new cast of characters set in the same universe following their own story, separate from (or maybe loosely relevant to) Joel and Ellie. That's what I would hope for anyway. There's very little reason to put those characters through more strife.
@Poprocks Completely agree, well said. Although I believe the single player DLC may deal with other notable characters will TLOU 2 should be a completely new cast.
Ellie will be the final boss. Made by [insert japanese developer].
I honestly want to play as an older and more experienced ellie. Still remember the feeling I had when I first got to play as her in winter. Amazing and well crafted character.
If this were the case, i wouldn't mind playing new characters, just hope they would be as good as Joel and Ellie.
Why 'The Last of Us' Should Not Get A Sequel' ? Are You Crazy Of course it should- Ok let me go write, 101 reasons why The Last Of Us needs a Part 2... LoL When a game is this good of course you want a part 2 why would I want this to be the end of one of the best games I've ever played... (ok you have inspired me to write now) Of course we need another one, if another certain game company can keep making a FPS every year.. and barley do anything new with the same dam graphics year after year... I would think an amazing company like Naughty Dog who deserves all of there praise for making such an amazing game... If they would decide to make a part 2, I would welcome it with open arms... Ok I'm off to write why we indeed need a part 2.. .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
that other game company that keeps making FPS every year does it solely for profit ND obviously does games for profit but im sure they care about they franchise and thats why there should not be a sequel.. unless The last of us was thought out as a trilogy it really shouldnt "a sequel" i meant
why ... do you ... pause ..... so much when you... type? On Topic: I agree TLOU needs a ... sequel.
@ karl I'm surprised you would say that, I maybe just don't get it why people would want it to end here.. I loved every minute of the game, and when it ended I couldn't wait to find out what happens next like watching the walking dead TV show.. -but maybe that's just me.. Maybe people really feel like this is how you end a perfect game, I don't know.. Can you please explain why you wouldn't want a sequel, I'm really curious to know - why would you want it to just end..? Or anyone else please explain why you disagree and think it should end here.. -Is it because you think they will mess it up? I would really like to know why people think that it's better to just end it here? .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
well thats pretty much it.. if there isnt a sequel planned, a hole story told in parts before the first game comes out then i have to think that they need to find an excuse to make a sequel.. ( i would call it an excuse plot) the story has already been told soo they need to write a new one based on where they left off, the problem is that they wrapped up almost everything.. sooo it doesnt usually work.. in movies many sequels have ruined awesome characters because the sequel wasnt part of the "PLAN" till the movie or game sold millions of copies i have to say that i would love a sequel.. "done right". im just not feeling the ending of the last of us left many thing open for one and as much as i would love to see this characters grow, i would hate even more to see them become hollow...
TBH I disagree because I feel this Joel and Ellie's story doesn't need to go any further, while I don't want the last of us games to end I do want their story to end, because it ended so right. If they decided to make new games I want them to be completely new cast and show their journey and their experiences. Joel and Ellie aren't like drake and ellena while I loved all those character only one duo has the story and back ground to have more adventures. That wouldnt get redundant after a while. The only plausible story I can really think of is Joel and Ellie to be on the run from the fireflies. But I don't think that would make a good game as a whole but more of a side story. So thats my honest reason for not wanting joel and Ellie's story to continue.
@ karl @ trenso1 Oh, ok I see...
Couldn't have said it better .
yeah, it would be interesting to find notes/letters scattered around the world similar to what ND did with Ish, the guy who held out in the sewers.
yeah Joel and Ellie have been through enough. I would like to play through as someone in the military having to make moral decisions about survivors and the consequences faced. And possibly with more large scale infected battles..... Just something a bit different. Damn I loved TLOU.
lol TLOU split it fans team want a sequel because they can't get enough of this masterpiece the other team don't want a sequel because they think it's gonna be hard to top this masterpiece with a sequel lol look what have you done ND hehe
The Last of Us is probably one of the best games I have played in my life. That said, I can't help but wonder what other new ip Naughty Dog has up it's sleeve
Not everything needs a sequel. Humans just like to see more of what they bond with (in terms of what is not alive).
SPOILERS Joel gets s0d0m1z3d * * * Seriously though they could do a sequel no problem. u honestly think no one is gonna come looking or see her bite and Joel have to eventually tell the truth
I hope it don't get a sequel it ended perfect IMO and leave open interpretation for what happens. I would love to see a prequel when the virus first is known about on how it is to come and watch the slow decay of society.
The way it is set up a prequel will only happen alongside the events of TLOU. We saw the beginning of the end. In terms of origins, ND got their idea from one of the episodes in Planet Earth (documentary). Piece this together and you have an explanation for the cause. How it spread doesn't need to be explained, it is perfect as it is as it relates to the spreading of HIV. It is unknown, this creates a sense of fear because we can't logically explain each step. For continuing the story the best answer would be one of 2 options. The first would be Ellie as a grown woman, but the plot is unknown. Second would be another group of persons, but the time and place is uncertain. Personally everything is dealt with in terms of being a great story. Playing around anymore with the world of TLOU can make it seem cliche, especially if they go on to actually cure the world. If do manage to pull off a sequel that remains true to the storytelling of the original that would be amazing. I think if anyone can pull this off it would be ND. They are one of the most passionate devs I have ever seen, and this is shown in their work.
like that missing 20 years? maybe in the perspective of Tommy (the brother) =D
The Last of Us, day one( since the story takes place 20 years after the outbreak) The Last of Us, rise of the fireflies The Last of Us, the cure The Last of Us, etc etc etc I can see them doing many games within the universe they have created, and if there as god as TLOU then count me in
me too i would totally get another last of us game. dont understand how some one could disagree with that. must not have played the game it they disagree
I don't know, I think "The Rest of Us" has some potential, though sometimes it's best to let a series rest. So many games get trilogies because the feel like they have to finish the story, it depends if ND feels like their story with TLoU is complete
I need a sequel, this is the best game I played this gen. Doesn't have to be about Joel and Ellie, but I think there still more story to tell about them.
it should just be remade on ps4, imagine how beautiful it oculd look! they really need to get rid of all those jaggies and sub-hd textures!
Dlc epilogue, that is what I want.
I agree with the gist of this article, but I groan out loud every time I see the phrase "Citizen Kane of video games".
SPOILERS! She should of died for science dame it, would of been an epic ending
It would've pissed me off, and joel would have inevitably killed himself.
I think he would too... To him... SPOILERS . It is akin to losing his daughter. Edited the space between the word spoiler and the actual spoiler lol.
so be it why do we need happy endings all the time. Im getting sick of cliffhangers just to allow for a sequel
It should get a prequel ;D
I want to play another game.in the universw it's so well made it's worth spending more time in it. SPOILER I would like to play as the captain you read about that build a small society in the sewers. I found that side story very sad when you walked through the environment and see the kids drawings on the wall and read the notes about the guy how was lonely and wanted to help others and spend time with them.
That would actually be really cool. Taking on the stories of some of the characters whose stories were told through notes an stuff.
That story about Ish was pretty cool, i almost feel like I missed a note at the end. i kept being surprised when I would find another note from the guy, when I finally stopped finding notes I was bummed I didn't get a conclusion but figured that's just the way it goes in the apocalypse sometimes.
I don't know why, but I was really invested in the story of Ish and the survivors he helped. It found it very depressing walking through the empty sewers seeing the decayed remains of what they built.
Am I the only one who would like to see a sequel with Ellie and Joel in it? I got so attached to them in the first one I couldn't imagine playing a sequel without them :(
But then what happens is Ellie or Joel die then you go Into an emotional rage because you became so attached and wish their it assent a sequel
I'd want to play as Ellie and show more about her backstory.
I don't get the fervor over whether it'll get a sequel or not. Even if it does get a series of sequels, it doesn't invalidate THIS game. The Matrix is one of my favourite movies of all time and yet, even though I didn't like the sequels and didn't think they needed to exist, it doesn't change my opinion of the first movie. So if they make a sequel and you're not interested, don't play it. It's not really something to debate over. And obviously, with the critical, consumer, and financial success, there WILL BE MORE TLoU games.
I'd really like to see a spin off playing as tommy. Showing what he was doing while Joel was away
The last of us is a special game, I can't even describe how much I enjoyed it. One of the best of this entire gen. But some games need to be left alone. Maybe 10 years from now I'd like to see a sequel, but it should not become a franchise. What I'd really love naughty dog to work on is an rpg.
Im not sure I wanna see another game, theyre will be moments that I wont like at all and I am already worried about mirrors edge 2 I mean how do you start it and where you place joel? Is he gonna die from age? Be old?I dont really want to see him very old either
I will go with the flow. If ND announced TloU sequel, with or without Joel & Ellie, than it's a day 1 for me. But if they're not doing it, instead they produce a new IP (or UC 4) for PS4 than i will be happy to buy it. Even though i will feel a little sad that i'm not fighting the iconic Clickers or hear some funny swearing from Ellie again...Oh well, i'll just replaying TloU again if i misses them ^^
I wouldn't mind playing another game taking place in the same universe but I would leave Joel and Ellie alone; as much as I love the characters. I don't want to play a game with them again. I guess I'm afraid it will ruin my perception of them.
ellie: "shit" its a great game why not a sequel heck i want a prequel and sequel
Im pretty sure SONY will make a sequel however not too soon, most probably at the end of PS4 cycle or mid, so that their can be a huge diffrence between both games. And the Devs will have more experience with the PS4 and all of its capabilities. If TLOU looks amazing on PS3 then imagine the sequel on PS4! IT WILL BE BREATHTAKING
2 prequels, one about Ellie when she is older and how she deals with life after Joel assuming Joel is too old to do much. Then something that may not happen and a bit personal but Joel within them 20 years starting off maybe a few days after his daughter was killed...see how Joel dealt with life and who he came about becoming a "black marketeer".
Ok, maybe the story isn't a prequel lol...my bad
The last of us ıs dıfferent ıt has to contınue ıf the dlc ıs about what happend after the lıe and freeflıes and ends wıth Ellıe and Joel lıvıng wıth each other ıntıll they are dead ıts fıne and the 2nd one could be about a dıfferent conflıct at a dıfferent tıme of the future NOT THE TIME ELLIE AND JOEL LIVED In . ıt has to be ın the future wıth dıfferent characters and a dıfferent dısease or somethıng that would be great but ıt cant be about a dıfferent couple ın the same tıme perıod wıth a sımılar problem that ıs plaın stupıd . ıt also cant be about how ellıe was before she met up wıth joel that ıs stupıd and ı wouldnt play the game lıke ı saıd dıfferent characters . dıfferent conflıct ın the future but lets make thıs clear there ıs a good chance of beıng a sequel and even thrıd and there ıs a 50.50 chance of beıng wıth Ellıe and Joel as far as ı under stand . I also thınk the dlc wıll end the conflıct wıth ellıe and joel ABOUT THE FIRESFLIES and the lıe because the dırector stated ıt ended ın the fırst one but ıt wıll be added on to by the dlc and the dırector also stated ıf they come up wıth a good story lıne that ıs worth brıngıng up wıth ELLIE AND JOEL they wıll gladly because the cast the people they worked wıth ın the fırst really want to come back and Ellıe and Joel really buılt thıs franchıse and ıs a core strength to The Last of Us and you know what ıf they brıng back the characters and ıt has a great story lıne who wouldnt want to play ıt
Let me also say there ıs a good chance of beıng a sequel because sony has already bought domaın names for the 2nd and 3rd The last of us and there ıs a 50.50 chance of beıng wıth Ellıe and Joel the dırector saıd the story ıs done wıth Ellıe and Joel about the fıreflıes but he never saıd ıt was completly done the dırector also saıd that he would to do a sequel he saıd everyone loved ıt and he also stated he would make a sequel wıth Ellıe and Joel only ıf they can fıne a great story lıne for them and ı thınk ıt ıs a rıght for hım to say that and Ashely Johnson and Troy Baker aka Ellıe and Joel saıd they would love to come back and they hope they wıll come back but ı wıll be waıtıng for a sequel regardless ın the next 3-4 years because ıt took ND 3 years to make The last of Us but ı do also expect a sequel wıth Ellıe and Joel ı have a gut feelıng and ı thınk wıth all the detaıls ı collected ıt wıll become true but you never know and Ellıe and joel already made a core strength wıth thıs 1st game and ıf they do fınd away to make a sequel wıth them ıt wıll add to the susspense and how good ıt wıll be and ı thınk ıt wıll make most people happy
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