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Submitted by GamingAngelGabriel 364d ago | opinion piece

The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite: Why They Shouldn't Be Compared

Invisible Gamer's Gabe Gurwin writes: "Individual tastes mean that most gamers will pick a side about which game they personally prefer, but that doesn’t mean that The Last of Us or Bioshock Infinite has to be better than the other game. These are two of the deepest and most complex experiences ever created in video games, and to attempt to rank one above the other as the clear-cut superior title is doing them both a great disservice."
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR BOTH GAMES INCLUDED. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

Excalibur  +   364d ago
why do people keep comparing them?
CaptainYesterday  +   364d ago
Well because they both got a lot of really good scores and also both games have a female partner that follows you around. I'm sure there's more comparisons, I really liked both I enjoyed The Last of Us a lot more than Infinite :)
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GamingAngelGabriel  +   364d ago
Nail on the head. Though I personally preferred Infinite, I won't be hard on anyone who liked TLOU more.
HammadTheBeast  +   364d ago
Because Bioshock Infinite was a great game, but then The Last of Us came and made it look kind of worse.

Both amazing experiences, The Last of Us wins because of superior game play, in my opinion.
yewles1  +   364d ago
One's about the problems with religion and the other's about turning to religion when you're about to be eaten by toad zombies. XD

EDIT: ROFLMFAO!!! Okay, in case people don't get it, here's a hint:

#Rimshot
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Lovable  +   364d ago
Wait did I miss anything about religion in The Last of US? I don't think there was even any mention of religion in that game...
pop-voxuli  +   364d ago
I heard people say "Oh GOD!!" a few times!!
KwietStorm  +   364d ago
What
Pancit_Canton  +   364d ago
They are different Genre for crying out loud.

Third Person Vs First Person.
Action Adventure Survival Stealth Vs Action Adventure First Person Shooting
Infected Vs Psychos

They should not be compared at all.
pop-voxuli  +   364d ago
Yeah dude, I dont think anyone is comparing the two.
KillrateOmega  +   364d ago
The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite: Why They Shouldn't Be Compared
Because they are two different games? Because they're not strictly of the same genre?

Though it is understandable as to why they would be compared; they both have a female follower and reviewed very well.
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jakmckratos  +   364d ago
You can totally compare them...*SPOILERS* they're amazing games that happen to be shooters set in unreal worlds where the entirety of the populace is after you and your daughter-like figure(who happens to be a great assistant rather than an awful escort mission) seek to complete a mission the main characters (who happen to be middle aged men who've had daughters taken from them) are set on missions that if completed would change the entire world. Boom I just compared them..but you can do that with almost any action game..these two BOTH have a lot in common.
KwietStorm  +   364d ago
Didn't even know this was an active discussion. Sometimes I really miss gaming before the internet.
GamingAngelGabriel  +   364d ago
Me too...
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   364d ago
Bioshock blows. Bye.
OMNlPOTENT  +   364d ago
When a game is a masterpiece like both of these games are, they shouldn't need to be compared to anything. Who cares which one is GOTY? They're both great in almost every aspect.
mastershredder  +   364d ago
Bioshock infinite is gorgeous for sure. The art direction is amazing with huge nods to Jules Verne and amazing settings. The atmosphere and environments are hard to match. The story however has flaws, even as ambitious and sci-fi and theoretical as it tried to be, there are a lot of misses and pseudo-science mistakes (still fun). I think it's the gotcha attempt, like how they did the manchurian candidate reveal in the original, that seemed to be trying to force its acceptable probability on the player. "This dude is actually this dude", despite what he looks like (age etc.) while other things also did not correlate. Still, it is an amazing game and I still love it. I can't speak up for the Last of Us yet, but from what I have experienced, I can't really compare the two mainly because I like them both for what they are and are not. The last time I had this much fun, involvement and concern with NPCs was probably Beyond Good and Evil, or (dare I say) Battlefield Bad Company 1 and 2. I'm really glad that developers are striving to being connection with NPC allies back into gaming with even more depth and practical dependency. Ico and Starfox Adventures were cool and all, but more times than not it was more like babysitting and a pain in the butt.
GamingAngelGabriel  +   364d ago
Am I the only one who LOVED those dinosaurs?
mastershredder  +   364d ago
In Starfox adventures? * Whoops! I mean Starfox Dinosaur Planet (my bad, the fact that you can visit Dinosaur planet in SF Adventures throws me off). Nah, you are not alone. I liked it a lot too to be honest. I know I dug that game more than most people did. The music and art were great and the characters were fun, much like most Rare titles.

Starfox purists hated it (since it was a reskin/rework of a 64 title). I still love it despite prince tricky's rumbling stomach. I wish he would have tripped out on those mushrooms I was feeding him. It would have made the game a whooooole lot more interesting.
Blacklash93  +   362d ago
Sci-fi always uses pseudo-science. It's part of the genre. Or are we really trying to scrutinize how quantam physics keep a balloon city afloat or the logic behind the existance of multiple universes and the fictional logic surrounding them? Infinite never once comes across as trying to be scientifically theoretic (otherwise it would have gone into much more detail regarding them, duh :P), but rather philisophic with these things. The original Bioshock was EXACTLY the same with its gene manipulation and underwater city; it's loosely based off real-life concepts in science, but it uses them as fiction (called Soft Science Fiction). Star Trek, Mass Effect, and every other Sci-Fi piece that plays with fantastical concepts deserves that same criticism by that line of thinking.

And the twist was brilliant. The two characters being the same was expertly foreshadowed from the very start of the game and the age (why use "ect." when you only list one thing?) "difference" was explianed a several times. It made so much thematic and symbolic sense there's no other way I could have seen it as. Everything correlated beautifully, I cannot count how many times things concerning the last parts of the game are alluded to throughout the entire game. Nothing came out of nowhere by any means and it takes a second playthrough to fully appretiate how intricate it all was, even down to the choices of licsenced music and imagery during certain scenes. The real problem with the story was that it was too short to fully explore all its aspects, but what was there. Songbird's role was marginal and the Vox felt like they could have used more characterization. There just wasn't the time in the game to delve into them. The game really would have benefited from an extra level.

TLoU was also very well-written with vivid and relatable characters and tense scenes in all brutality, but it's main problem was that it was essentially trope-city all over. So much so I was able to predict almost everything that happened in the game before it happened concerning all but the two main characters in the ending. I almost felt I was playing TWD all over again, with some True Grit and I Am Legend sprinkled on top.
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mastershredder  +   361d ago
Looks like you are looking to start arguments. I'm just stating my view. I could care less about your "I am right" opinion is (primarily because of your socially challenged approach). Write a book or a blog to someone who cares. Learn how to converse with people without trying to offend them or suggest they are below your realm of enlightenment. Seriously wtf? Get over yourself.
Blacklash93  +   361d ago
How am I trying to start an argument? Was I insulting you? I was just providing my opiinion. Seriously, you're the one that needs get over themself.
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oIITSBIIo  +   364d ago
They shouldn't because BSI is a Great game with a great story - ending - gameplay - soundtrack ...

in other hand TLOU is just some over rated crap with normal story- stupid ending and so lame gameplay .
georgenancy  +   359d ago
you say infinite has great gameplay while the last of us has lame gameplay?you must either haven't played the game or just a troll
corvusmd  +   364d ago
...because Bioshock was actually a great game all around that earned a 10. The last of us was good but earned an 8.5
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