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Submitted by Queasy 728d ago | news

Naughty Dog talks 'The Last of Us' ending, alternates to be shared at PAX Prime

XMNR: Those that have played The Last of Us know that Naughty Dog set out to make a game that was impactful emotionally from beginning to end. The ending especially has been the cause of much discussion and some controversy which creative director Neil Druckman and game director Bruce Stanley addressed during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AmA) on Wednesday.

Before continuing, every effort was made to ensure that no spoilers were included in this article. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

SuperSteve  +   728d ago
I don't want a sequel unless we get to play as an older Ellie.

And no tacked-on MP, dammit!!
Lovable  +   728d ago
Just because I don't like it, I'd say its "tacked on"...lol

Anyways, the ending was very powerful.
HammadTheBeast  +   728d ago
Multi player, IMO is not tacked on. It feels like a part of the story, an endless struggle between survivors, and the mechanics are spot on.
ShwankyShpanky  +   728d ago
TLoU MP gameplay is awesome, but it definitely needs more (and more varied) maps. And the metagame is a PITA. It makes it a lot more frustrating when you're having a bad run of rounds, and it isn't very rewarding when you do do well. I've also "lost connection with host" while the map is loading and it counted it as a day with zero supplies (has happened twice in my 1.5 "journeys." Total BS. That being said, I'm looking forward to completing my Firefly journey so I can stop giving a crap about the metagame and just play the game, which is fun as hell.

Double-scissor-bat FTW.
TheMrMalro  +   728d ago
Thank god. Someone with a brain.
VsAssassin  +   728d ago
Uhm this game's MP is by no means tacked on. The MP portion oozes uniqueness and demands different playstyles from players. If you want to talk about tacked on MP, say Dead Space 2.
Dan_scruggs  +   728d ago
Wait... The Last of Us had an ending?
Heisenburger  +   728d ago
Yeah it was past that difficult room that you couldn't run-and-gun your way through.

Sorry you didn't see it.

/s
Dan_scruggs  +   727d ago
Your right it was more like walking and gunning my way in. Then running out while gunning one person in a cutscene. That would be a bit more accurate.
slivery  +   728d ago
I loved the ending, so much feeling and so much thought behind it. I mean if you were in Joel's position you probably would have done the same. Especially when Ellie was never fully told the truth by the Fireflies in the first place. Neither of them knew it would end that way, they both thought they could just end the journey and they both could live happily ever after but that wasn't the case.

Tried to say that without giving too much away. Cause if you haven't played the Last of Us you are missing out big time.

I have played the single player over 5x now and still could play it again and again. Man survivor mode is intense.
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Lovable  +   728d ago
Played the game three times. One on normal and twice in Survivor. The game is easily the best when played on the highest difficulty.
S2Killinit  +   728d ago
Do a "SPOILER ALERT" at the very beginning and then pour your heart out, is how I would do it.
PS: I've played it and its probably among the top 3 games I've ever played, if not number one. I don't even remember any games as good as this and thats why I say top 3 because maybe I've forgotten something.
slivery  +   728d ago
I read pretty fast myself, so even with spoiler alerts I tend to still gather what is below that with just a glance..

Then I am like fuck! I spoiled it.. So I tried to give a little away without actually getting too detailed on what actually happens.

For sure one of my top favorites also a game I will never forget.
Jeff257  +   728d ago
I just beat the game today and I loved the ending. They are right about it being the only possible ending for the characters. Was a lot of fun going on that journey with them.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   728d ago
Best game this gen imo. Didn't care for the MP at all tho.
testsubject  +   728d ago
Agreed.The MP was very boring.

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