Despite agreeing that as an experience, the Last of Us is a truly fantastic videogame, Liam Pritchard at Brash Games argues that the gameplay might not live up to the truly spectacular world built around it.
Playstation fans love their movie games
just like xbox fans love kinect games.
Someone looking for attention. Just keep it moving.
The irony is that hardly any kinect game sold well...your comment makes no sense lol.
it made perfect sense....i was just clamping this trolls mouth...id rather have have a "movie game" new ip than kinect games as new ips....
come on guys act like grown men are we still in elementary school?
"just like xbox fans love kinect games." Story based games > Motion based garbage... IMO of course... And WTF??? TLOU has awesome gameplay. There's a reason why I've been playing the MP non stop. lol Some games don't have to have "ground breaking" gameplay in order for it to be fun... smh -_-
Typical, good story = it's a movie. Games journalism is getting dumber by the second.
"just like xbox fans love kinect games" If XBOX Fans didnt like Kinect Microsoft wouldnt have included it with their new console. Like Microsoft said "Microsoft ‘strongly believes’ you’ll love the Xbox One Kinect so much that you’ll never disconnect it" http://venturebeat.com/2013...
Gameplay, narrative, likable characters, atmosphere, art direction, graphics...all of these things play a role in the enjoyment we get from games. But the relative amounts of those ingredients don't have to be the same for every game. Some games can lean more heavily on graphics and narrative, some games can be mostly about gameplay, and some games can be more of an even mixture of all of those things. There isn't just one recipe for making a good game.
the truth will hurt a fanboi
@kingtrash360 and co Dude what's with you?you must be either so insecure ,stupid, immature or just spineless...a journalist writes an article about a game you obviously like,instead of replying the guy you become so petty and drag the kinect and xbox gamers into this...where in that article did the author mention xbox?he played the game most probably he is a ps fan like yourself giving his opinion...can't you stand on your own instead of taking cheap shots in a bid to get support from others?deal with the article and stop being a wuss...gamers like you are why there are fb wars in the first place.... By the way TLOU is a great game.(I actually always looked forward to the cinematics).i enjoyed heavy rain too(but not on the level of tlou).but that's just my opinion..besides a ps3 i own an xbox 360 too and i love halo,gow,fable,dance central and kinect sports and im looking forward to the xbox one and so?...damn fanboys..grow up
Comment from the article "sidedakan45 September 9, 2013 I couldnt agree more, you want to give the game a high score? Sure. But 10/10 just because the story made you feel stufff? Dont you think thats biased?" LMAO what the fuark did I just read?
Sigh. If you only knew what you are missing out on. But i guess you can't miss what you have never had, right?
There must be a lack of games on the other console with a good storyline so that when they see a game think its a movie. No wonder Titan fall has no story line.
Haven't played TLoU yet, but if the Uncharted series is anything to go by, then I can see what the author means. They make games that stand primarily on Presentation/Story... The gameplay mechanics aren't anything special at all, in-fact some are pretty terrible, like the crappy automated platforming, extremely boring and tedious.
Naw the last of us is not as similar to Uncharted as some game play vids would suggest. This one is much more gameplay oriented than cutscene/gameplay cross over. It's alot better than Uncharted imo
It definitely looked a lot better than Uncharted from the videos I've seen.
just out of curiosity, if Uncharted's fluidity of gameplay with seamless cinematics, verticality and set-pieces is nothing special then what is? I mean, have you played the Ship Graveyard chapter of Uncharted 3? Because there's nothing in gaming right now that comes close to that kind of level design. An entire stage built on physics with procedural water and objects reacting to it in real time. Can you mention a single game that does this? https://www.youtube.com/wat...
That's not my idea of "Gameplay Mechanics" I file things like seamless transitions and explosive set pieces under "Presentation" Welp, I'm out of bubbles.
Such a dumb argument. You act as if gameplay is 100% of the reason people play. Then why aren't we still playing Pac-man and Pong? I love story, it gives me a reason to play and to enjoy it. Gameplay revolutions come by so rarely, that's why I don't understand your gameplay is everything point. Games are moulds of eachother for years until something comes and revolutionises gameplay. So whilst there the same the only reason to enjoy it is the story. It's so frustrating that people like you dont see the clear fun in stories and characters.
I neither said it was a good or bad thing. You just jumped on the defensive and assumed things which weren't in my post.
That's a pretty stupid argument,pong and pac man have extremely simple game play.and to answer your question more people play games for the game-play. Mario galaxy 9 million worldwide. look at WoW,Mario Kart,StarCraft,Gran Turismo,Call of Duty,LOL,Dota.All those games either have an irrelevant story, no story at all or is played mainly for multiplayer. They also happen to be some of the best selling games in the world,so what was that about no one playing a game for the game play?
THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS THREAD FOLKS! So if you intend to pick up the GTA5 bundle with TLOU for $199, don't read any further than this post. It's a 10/10 for both story and gameplay by the way.
how long has this game been out and now some random article smh must really be a slow weekend anyway if u rate last of us as movie then its the best movie i've seen all year.
Thing about Last of Us is that the gameplay mechanics are spot on. Aiming and shooting works very well, the cover system and animations are great, and the crafting system works well. There's no flasw that I can see in it, other than friendlies not being spotted by enemies, but that's more of an immersion factor. There's good variety, and overall I think it's a 9/10 game, 10/10 movie.
" There's good variety, and overall I think it's a 9/10 game, 10/10 movie" agreed 100%, the core of the game is great but not no a level of Resi 4, MGS4, half life 2, bioshock etc..
@ape007 "no a level of Resi 4, MGS4, half life 2, bioshock etc.." LMFAO!!! You are MOST DEFINITELY in the minority with those who believe that. TLOU is definitely on those games level, if not surpassing some of them.
How people are hating on any part of this game is completely beyond me. When I played the game I thought "here is a game that nobody can hate on" WTF! The game play is fantastic and delivers as good or better than any top game...
No game deserves a 10... no game is perfect. I would give The Last of Us a 9. It's a great game.
A 10 doesn't mean it's perfect, it means it takes the genre to new heights. And in every way it does! Scavenging to make tools and equipment while trying to survive in a completely unforgiving environment with jaw dropping white knuckle intensity, while giving players an unmatched story.... Aside from that I truly feel it was one of the best multiplayer experiences I have had.
10 =/= perfect.
Then why bother with the 10 rating? No game is perfect, after all, it's just code. But a game that goes above and beyond what is defined as a 9, is a 10.
Yes and xbox fans love their TV Games if you skip to around 4 minutes you will see a famous Doritos ad https://www.youtube.com/wat...
they love their TV, their superior launch line up and their better online :)
u like something haven't even had smh
@ape007 Unless MS has its own internet that only MS fanboys can access your "better online" point is invalid. MS and Sony both have games with dedicated servers which is what makes online play run smoother. The rest is all up to the developers to make a good game.
By superior launch line up you mean ryse and forza? Forza looks like a basic driving game and ryse is an updated 360 kinect port that looks terrible so no.
No I think he means dead rising 3
Come on man just give the Xbox fanbabies their "superior launch line-up". They seem to care more about that than the long run.
The game actually doesn't have too many cutscenes, if you actually played it you'd know that. There's like two long cutscenes, the rest were pretty reasonable and spaced throughout the game.
Yeah it has very few cutscenes, and they don't reveal much story, just character development.
Yep, love games that also have good story and good gameplay. I know you xbox fans can only pick one or the other when looking at things like alan wake and Gears of war. The last of us had 9/10 gameplay, and 10/10 everything else.
I feel as a game it's bang on I had no complaints with the game play
at least we have them what do xbox have except of laylos,gears and flopza's ? oO right kinect games...star wars kinect dance anyone ? lol...
Is this comment aimed at me?
Typically a fanxbot sentence...Oh where's the games on Xbox360 recently ? Nowhere..I prefere a "movie game" than nothing... The Last Of Us is probably the best game of this gen...Deal with it boy !
Haha typical defensive sony fanboy response. I never said anything about the quality of anything. I like Last of Us alot
I agree,its got a great story but gameplay wise it was okay,it was just an average stealth game,people are gonna grill me for saying this I know it.
i wont grill you....but IMO TLOU was a stelth/action/horror/survival game.....was it not? thats why this article is wrong...well its opinion and i have nothing against opinion, its just far more gameplay wise than some think.
Thank you for not grilling me,and I also agree with your statements as well,but I personally found that the gameplay wasnt interesting to me but the thing that kept me playing the last of us was the story,and I always said that if the gameplay isnt amazing but the story is then it makes up for it, but by me saying anything negative about it people will get pissed.
i think as far as gamplay goes in games opinions differ the most. im no fan of sim racers like gt but i like arcade like racers like mariokart and split second. not to say gt isnt amazing because it is...its just not my cup of tea....same with sports i love sim basketball (2k) but hate nba jam. only trolls feel like their opinion is truth but in reality not all people drink the same beer.
It does have average gameplay but thats not a bad thing. many games that came out this year had average gameplay like the new Splinter Cell just a average stealth game but TLOU at least have engaging characters and dialogue
I already stated that average gameplay is not a bad thing,and splinter cell is not an average stealth game,its got a lot of variety to it.
"..and splinter cell is not an average stealth game,its got a lot of variety to it." What's the context though? It ain't survival horror. It's Tom Clancy. Sam Fisher is a government agent with the weapons of tomorrow, today. Sticky shockers, turret hacking, retinal scans, emp alt fire, air foils, sticky cams, fiber wires, point & execute auto kills, thermal/night vision goggles, rappel gear, radio intel and VTOL extraction /insertion as needed. The man has bullets and tax dollars to spare, and also gets younger/faster with each game. Logic be damned. Joel is also an older fellow but with no military training, no intel, no money, who has to -walk- across a post-pandemic country with little more than a brick and a 2X4 with a nail in it. If he's lucky to find some tape. And a nail. Two different worlds. Sam Fisher mechanics would break the logic in TLOU in some ways while TLOU would break Sam in others. Like as soon as he had to signature melee-elbow his way out of a Clicker nest. Not happening. It's about finding that balance. I never used half my tricks in Splinter Cell, like the JCVD split-jump. No context for it.
@ trouble bubble Exactly! Some people cant seem to fathom that. Joel has no stealth training, so calling it a stealth game is out of the picture. There are elements of stealth, but grounded in reality. The game is more of a survival horror/ action. You cant expect joel to be a sam fisher when he is not. The gameplay fits perfectly when you think of it in that context.
i LOVED it story wise u expected the cliche thing but lol DOSE twist...just loved it gameplay wise i loved it also "survivor" mode reminded me of manhunt but IMO 100better
GOTY 2013 for sure. But I think this was already posted....
Don't forget about GTA5 and Beyond 2 souls.
i agree....but its a strong front runner..gt6 out this year too.
Both 10/10 Enough Said. Game of The Year IMO.
it should be GOTY but i think ppl will choose gta5... anw TLOU is my GOTY
GTA5 will get it because it is a multi platform game in the last year before a new generation starts.
95 positive reviews.95 on metacritic. It's a 10/10 game.A masterpiece, really. No doubt it would be 10/10 movie as well. Feels good to have fresh, new IP's this late into the gen.Thanks for not abandoning your consolebase Sony!
It's kind of sad you're using Metacritic to prove a point. You must be missing out on a lot of great games.
i think the point he's trying to make here is that if you look at the metascore for this game on both MC and GR and look for user scores on any site including here it's pretty clear that this game is getting alot of love from gamers around the world and on forums as well like neogaf , GT, GS. IGN etc and youtube as well so he's not the only one who feel like that about this game i think this the first game in a while that didn't have backlash from gamers after launch after 3 months it still getting loved by gamers and hailed as game of the gen contender
To call TLOU a 7/10 game when 95 separate reviewers give it perfect or near perfect scores is just hilarious.In this case, yes, using metacritic, is completely fine.It is after all, weighing the opinion of many vs the opinion of this blogger.Why not? And not quite sure what you're trying to say about other games.This has nothing to do with other games. It's as if you're trying to make some smarmy point, but it just fell flat.
Since you are blindly following the opinions of 90-something reviewers/bloggers on the internet, you must be missing on games that you could potentially love that those reviewers hated on Metacritic. I'm surprised you didn't get that the first time.