CGUK: "Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us has received nothing but praise from both critics and the public alike; however, among this praise has been calls for a sequel and although it seems strange, this is not what Naughty Dog should go about doing."
I believe a sequel will be fine AS LONG AS it focuses on new characters. TLoU's universe has opened the door to curiosity as to how others are getting by day-by-day.
Exactly my thoughts. There is so much potential in TLOU's universe that I'm sure ND will make use of. And I'm not even suggesting anything because ND doesn't disappoint us anyway so I'm sure they'll come up with something interesting again.
Yeah I agree Imagine having a story revolving around how the outbreak began that'd be cool
THE FIRST OF US
Yeah I totally agree. It would be SO cool if we get to see Joel and Ellie as random people, kind of like GTA 4.
Game rules. Best part frozen Joel says Ellllie!! With ice cycles on his face and battle axes his way through strandeds. Sweet. Ellie is bad ass too.
Naughty Dog is like Pixar. Everything they make is gold. I wouldn't mind if they branched out into something else (those rumors of doing a sci-fi adventure were interesting) or if they did more TLoU and Uncharted. The thing that gets me is that the first Uncharted game was pretty good but Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 just blew it out of the water. TLoU was only the first game. Imagine how they'll top it if they make TLoU 2... Something that could make TLoU 2 really good would be to open up the gameplay a bit and add more exploration and more crafting.
"Naughty Dog is like Pixar. Everything they make is gold" But...Cars was rubbish
Cars sold north of 5 billion in merchandising alone. You may say it's rubbish but numbers don't lie.
It was but for some reason the new generation of kids thought it was good....which it wasn't. Planes is gonna be awful too
@ Dan_scruggs quality is not always measured in sales.
Lets be honest here, Brave didn't deserve that Oscar, Wreck-it Ralph did. Not EVERYTHING Pixar does is "gold".... only most of what Pixar does is gold.
I want them to make something complicated like metal gear solid . That would be awesome. However , i will buy anything they make day one and play it the way it's created for. That's how i enjoyed the last of us. I don't care about the hype of any game. I only judge it when i play it or see it by my self. I don't want to be disappointed if they made something didn't live up to the hype. I don't mind a sequel as long it's created on the ps4 not the ps3. I for one want a sequel because we lack of serious games like it that use reason in every step in the game. It combine reason with fiction and make it really interesting to follow every single thing in the game.
You STFU! Just because you don't want it to continue or start a new chapter doesn't speak for the rest of us.
Relax! The author is merely expressing his/her opinion :/ I can see you're not open to reasonable debate or discussion, instead reverting to insulting someone you disagree with
No I hate when a minority thinks they are worth more than the majority. Not talking about race and stuff just gamers. This is like the same crowd that said they shouldn't make an uncharted 2 because the first one was perfect.
Man you said it perfectly! ! I'm sick of these people claiming the original will be tarnished blah blah blah, this is friggen naughty dog! Their record is damn near spotless. If they have more stories with ellie and joel to tell then let them they obviously know what they are doing!! New characters aren't needed. Sequels can be a good thing. If they had stopped at batman begins wed have never gotten the dark knight. The first game set the frame work and left us with that enigmatic ending. Imagine where they could go from here. People stop bitching about tarnishing games and blah blah. This is our hobbie and we should be greatful for companies like naughty dog. Lastley for all you still whinning...if they do make a sequel with eilie and joel...given naughty dogs track record do you honestly think it won't be stellar?! Exactly.
Dark Knight was WAY better than Batman Begins, Dark Knight Returns was WAY better than the Dark Knight.
If you don't want a sequel that may or may not "blemish" the original, then don't play it if it comes out. No one is forcing you to play a sequel but don't think that you speak for everyone. Don't take away the opportunity for those who may want to explore the TLoU universe more.
How about seeing how Nathan Drake lives during these bad times! and somewhere along the storyline seeing ellie and joel sneaking around from afar
I wish they would, the whole 20 year jump annoyed the crap out of me there's a good 20 years of material for next gen and I'm quite sure they did that on purpose. plus, on ps4 it could actually look really amazing, the game had great art direction, but the jaggies on every surface and the low res textures everywhere really took away from the game for me also, the aiming was sloppy, it needs to be tightened up I know everyone on here thinks the game is a 10/10 I'm sorry, its not even close, its an excellent game no doubt, but the visuals and the controls are not even as good as uncharted 2, which so far, is by far ND's best game
Your comment history shows that you do not even own a PS3, but a PC. You trash talk consoles on all your comments. How are we supposed to believe you even own one?
owned a ps3 since day 1 2006 xbox360 (went through 4 of them) since 2005 ds wii (no wii u yet and play my wii games on pc) vita psp iphone 4s gaming laptop 2 gaming desktops (one is wifes) original xbox (still play it, otagi ftw!) ps2 (with over 60 games, mostly emulate on pc) ps1 (with lcd screen (still use in bed) gba advance sp (play advance wars 2 on toilet :) nes snes I probably have more consoles than 95% of the people that come to this site I have played nearly every exclusive for every console (except sports games cause I do not like them) I am sorry my opinion does not fall in line with the masses the last of us is a good game, its just not a great game uncharted 2, demons souls, mgsiv, gtaiv, THOSE are great games last of us 8/10 it has AWFUL jaggies and tons of low res textures, the aiming is wonky, the clickers look absolutely retarded, the voice acting is good but actually gets annoying it has a great story, decent gameplay, and sub-par visuals, uncharted 2 looks far better and is the best graphics the ps3 has ever seen, tied maybe with god of war 3
How exactly do you pay the rent, electric, and payroll with "charm"?
I like Ellie, I thought she was awesome and would like to play another game with her in it. However I think annoyed gamer was right during one of the invisible walls, he thinks if ND continues with this world, they should explore how the infection effected other parts of the world. I think that would be interesting.
I would also be interested in what Joel did in the 15? years after the incident from the beginning of the game... he meantioned that he has been on 'both sides' in one of the dialogues with ellie...
Its 10 years later Joel is dead Ellie is fighting to survive. She knows the truth about what Joel did to save her life. now she's on a mission to save whats left of the world from the Fireflys and find a way to use her immunity to save the world. Along the way she meets other immune people.. go from their. just my 2 cents. I don't want a direct sequel, but what ever ND comes up with i know will be worth playing.
I don't want anymore of TLOU. And I don't want anyone else to get any, either. Ending was perfect.
Well not gonna lie...I guess there are many doors that could open in terms of story/sequel. Would love to play with Ellie again...was cool :D
Jeez.....what they need to do is focus on MP DLC
I honestly think I would rather see a ps4 remake than a sequel. If they do a sequel it needs to be at least with new characters and not te same
I completely agree with this article. Uncharted was based around a genre that was all about sequels and various adventures so a few sequels were expected and welcome but The last of us was a much more personal, introspective game and not the kind of thing that demands multiple entries. I am a much bigger fan of the movie No country for old men than I am of the Star Wars movies but I would much rather see another Star Wars sequel (if it was actually well made) than I would like to see No country for old men 2: Chigurh's revenge. Some stories are just better left as they are. Naughty dog did an amazing thing by creating a slower, more artistically valid game when everybody expected them to try to top Uncharted with action and spectacle. They proved that games can have the kind of artistic credibility and individual vision that movies by people such as the Coen brothers and Paul Thomas Anderson have. Turning the game that proved this into yet another 'franchise' would be cheapening this.
Really Uncharted was based on a story around Sequels? Is that why all the stories have different adventures? The characters are all there but the stories are all different....Why would TLoU be any different?
Not a story based around sequels, a genre based around sequels. I will explain further but first you must apologise to these good people for inviting more of my tired ranting. Uncharted was based on the old B movie serials, which were simple serialised short films, usually space operas or treasure hunting adventures. The same kind of thing Indiana Jones and Star Wars were based on. In fact, Star Wars begins at episode 4 with a long scroll of text explaining the story so far in order to replicate the experience Lucas had as a child watching these serials, which usually meant catching a random episode halfway through the story before or after the main attraction at a cinema. Of course Indiana Jones featured no such episodic format, every adventure being self contained but the principle was the same. To recreate that feeling of vicariously experiencing a new and exciting adventure through a familiar character (notice how even in the first Indiana Jones movie we join him as he's already on an adventure and already fully formed as a character). The effect of these movies was supposed to be one of instant cheer at having just spent some time vicariously experiencing an exciting adventure and an idealised romance through the eyes of a likeable character. To take my second example, a movie such as No country for old men. There is excitement and peril there to keep us hooked into the experience but the overall effect the movie is trying to achieve is one of breaking us out of our standard way of seeing things. We're supposed to leave the cinema with a broader appreciation of the human experience and a better context in which to place the facts of our own lives. These kinds of experiences tend not to lend themselves to sequels too well because every aspect of them, from the characters to the world, is purposefully placed in there for a reason. The important aspects of Uncharted are the likeable, relatable characters we can inhabit and experience an adventure through and the adventure itself, which needs to features thrills and spills, danger and romance. These things are easier to do more than once. If we have used up the thrills found in one area we can think of some reason to send Drake to Japan and experience the thrill of riding motorbikes across the high Tokyo rooftops or whatever. The important aspects of The last of us are those quiet moments in which we have time to look around this ravaged world, seeing an old record store full of dusty old abandoned records and contemplate how small we are in the grand scheme of things. It's those moments in which we're not sure how to feel about the actions of our protagonists and are thus forced out of our comfortable patterns of thought, giving us new perspective on what we thought about right and wrong. These things are harder to do multiple times in the same world. Once we have contemplated the futility of humanity while we're walking through an old disused record store, it's hard to give that same effect by simply putting us in a different kind of store. We can probably follow other characters that have their own things to teach us about ourselves but then we've already learned most of the important things about what this kind of world does to a human being, the struggles these new characters are going through could probably be set anywhere in any world so why not give us a new fresh world? Phew, that was a long one but I did warn you.
I want to see Ish's story.
Ok dont be ridiculous ..Last OF US is a very well made game with strong story and powerful grafic engine behind it but it s not the absolute masterpiece that a sequel will spoil it ... Naughty Dog just needs to be careful and dont waste a lot of resources on multiplayer (it is a rule good single player makes good multiplayer)and spend most of her time nad work on the single player part -new story with new or living protagonists (no prequel bullshits) ,maybe improvements in grafics,retain the good slow shooting action (no CODesque,Resiesque crap mechanics),etc etc
I wouldn't describe The Last of Us as 'charming', but I get the point you're making.
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