Submitted by Ezz2013 716d ago | opinion piece

Gamespot: The Last of Us Bucks Depressing Trends All the Way to the Bank

Gamespot's Tom McShea:
""Although Naughty Dog's forays into uncharted waters are commonplace for an independent developer, The Last of Us stands out from other big-budget games in important ways. It should be noted that it probably would not have achieved such high sales if it lacked its extensive marketing push, but its media presence was no more than that of comparable experiences. Of all the reasons we should be ecstatic that it sold so well, there's nothing more important than its high mark of quality. Many amazing games go ignored by the average player, so it's heartwarming to know that something truly great can still get noticed. Kudos to Naughty Dog for a triumphant achievement. We can only hope that other AAA developers and publishers take notice of its success. There is more than one way to make your game popular, and The Last of Us proves that our tastes are more refined than many expected."" (PS3, The Last Of Us)

Lovable  +   717d ago
xHeavYx  +   717d ago
It's like an "apology" article for his crappy review
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Ezz2013  +   717d ago
yeah if you guys looked at the comments at that article
ppl seems very angry at Tom
this article should have been the review for the game and no need for score
because it's nothing but praise
LOGICWINS  +   717d ago
Yeah, some people get overly emotional when it comes to review scores. Theres no need for it.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   716d ago
This reads like a 9/10
nice re-review Tom Shea.
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wishingW3L  +   717d ago
poor Tom getting attacked by his own readers for an 8.5. And to make it worse he's now in the comment section spinning instead of holding his ground (not sure if this makes sense sorry, English is not my main). ;(

But the thing is that many of the stuff that is being praised in this article were complaints in his review.
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US8F  +   717d ago
Lol are you a troll? First of all it was 8.0 not 8.5

Second of all, check the games negativity and you tell me if those were worth deducting points for or not.

I swear clueless people commenting are dime a dozen these days.
HammadTheBeast  +   716d ago
He was obviously nitpicking, he critisized it for being "too emotional" and violent.

In the end, his review was off from the score.
jc48573  +   716d ago
very nitpicky. He kept complaining about how Joel was a very bad man.
MikeyDucati1  +   716d ago
He wasn't nitpicking. He just had a difference of opinion and my god, in the gaming world if you don't bow down to a game that's been deemed "great" by other gamers, then send shame your way.

Terrible. I would have never back tracked. But that's what you get in today's industry...appeasing the common sheep when they don't like what you say.
UnwanteDreamz  +   716d ago
It is his opinion and he is entitled to it. If people think his review was unfair or nitpicking that is their opinion and they are entitled to it.

See how that works?
MikeyDucati1  +   715d ago
Yea I see how that works. Hide behind "it's my opinion" when clearly yall were so butthurt by his opinions that yall berated him for it.

Yet, we supposed to have freedom of speech. Welcome variety and at least appreciate the reviewer for doing the review honestly. Instead you guys opted for criticism of him not following the trend. Not accepting what yall accepted. So do you get it? Do you get how guys like you further stifle the industry reviewers? Reason why that poor guy got fired for guys like you. Man made a honest review and instantly felt the backlash of the entire internet because of it.

So yea, you and the others narrow scope can't see the broad picture because your scope is...narrow.

So yea I get it. Selfish attitude and not agreeing with popular opinions make you an outcast.

Never will be something I include in my beliefs but you're entitled to yours.
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KillrateOmega  +   717d ago
"Tom Apologizes For His Review"
Article title fixed.
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DigitalRaptor  +   716d ago
More or less, yep.
ipe  +   716d ago
Toms s moron who should be fired.

Tlou s one of the games with best gameplay parts this gen.
So many ways to approach every section and so satisfying with kills, bow, traps...
BABY-JEDI  +   716d ago
Cheer up. It's not so bad. You know the little girl has a brick in her hand!
aaron5829  +   716d ago
His review probably turned him into a fvcking monkey.
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yewles1  +   715d ago
"Furthermore, The Last of Us is just as linear as many of its peers. Neither of these elements is inherently good or bad, but it shows how even Naughty Dog is hesitant to completely turn their backs on popular conventions."


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