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Submitted by Liam2382 410d ago | opinion piece

The Last of Us – a 10/10 Movie – a 7/10 Game?

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. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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Irishguy95  +   410d ago
Playstation fans love their movie games
Kingthrash360  +   410d ago | Funny
just like xbox fans love kinect games.
Eonjay  +   410d ago
Someone looking for attention. Just keep it moving.
Kingthrash360  +   410d ago
indeed^^
Muffins1223  +   410d ago
The irony is that hardly any kinect game sold well...your comment makes no sense lol.
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Kingthrash360  +   410d ago
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....
GribbleGrunger  +   410d ago
SPOILERS AHEAD!
okmrman  +   410d ago
come on guys
act like grown men

are we still in elementary school?
360ICE  +   410d ago
Haha! Snap
Skips  +   410d ago
"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 -_-
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gaffyh  +   409d ago
Typical, good story = it's a movie. Games journalism is getting dumber by the second.
MasterCornholio  +   409d ago
"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...
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starchild  +   409d ago
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.
bullymangLer  +   409d ago
the truth will hurt a fanboi
christocolus  +   409d ago
@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
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Dee_91  +   409d ago
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?
Lukas_Japonicus  +   410d ago
Sigh.

If you only knew what you are missing out on. But i guess you can't miss what you have never had, right?
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Kingnichendrix  +   409d ago
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.
Rikitatsu  +   410d ago
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.
Irishguy95  +   410d ago
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
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Rikitatsu  +   410d ago
It definitely looked a lot better than Uncharted from the videos I've seen.
wishingW3L  +   410d ago
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...
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Rikitatsu  +   410d ago
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.
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slimeybrainboy  +   410d ago
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.
Irishguy95  +   410d ago
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.
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_QQ_  +   410d ago
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?
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GribbleGrunger  +   410d ago
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.
Xsilver  +   409d ago
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.
HammadTheBeast  +   410d ago
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.
ape007  +   410d ago
" 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..
Skips  +   409d ago
@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.
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scott182  +   409d ago
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...
come_bom  +   410d ago
No game deserves a 10... no game is perfect. I would give The Last of Us a 9. It's a great game.
scott182  +   409d ago
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.
ginsunuva  +   409d ago
10 =/= perfect.
HammadTheBeast  +   409d ago
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.
Stsonic  +   410d ago
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...
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ape007  +   410d ago
they love their TV, their superior launch line up and their better online :)
Xsilver  +   409d ago
u like something haven't even had smh
dragon82  +   409d ago
@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.
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Stsonic  +   410d ago
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.
CrossingEden  +   409d ago
No I think he means dead rising 3
LarVanian  +   409d ago
Come on man just give the Xbox fanbabies their "superior launch line-up". They seem to care more about that than the long run.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   409d ago
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.
ginsunuva  +   409d ago
Yeah it has very few cutscenes, and they don't reveal much story, just character development.
assdan  +   409d ago
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.
hellzsupernova  +   409d ago
I feel as a game it's bang on I had no complaints with the game play
noctis_lumia  +   409d ago
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...
Irishguy95  +   409d ago
Is this comment aimed at me?
ZeV  +   409d ago
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 !
Irishguy95  +   409d ago
Haha typical defensive sony fanboy response. I never said anything about the quality of anything. I like Last of Us alot
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   410d ago
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.
Kingthrash360  +   410d ago
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.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   410d ago
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.
Kingthrash360  +   410d ago
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.
AnotherProGamer  +   410d ago
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
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   410d ago
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.
trouble_bubble  +   409d ago
"..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.
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ILive  +   409d ago
@ 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.
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noctis_lumia  +   409d ago
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
wishingW3L  +   410d ago
GOTY 2013 for sure. But I think this was already posted....
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   410d ago
Don't forget about GTA5 and Beyond 2 souls.
Kingthrash360  +   410d ago
i agree....but its a strong front runner..gt6 out this year too.
chestnut1122  +   410d ago
Both 10/10 Enough Said. Game of The Year IMO.
noctis_lumia  +   409d ago
it should be GOTY but i think ppl will choose gta5...

anw TLOU is my GOTY
dragon82  +   409d ago
GTA5 will get it because it is a multi platform game in the last year before a new generation starts.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   410d ago
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!
Rikitatsu  +   410d ago
It's kind of sad you're using Metacritic to prove a point.

You must be missing out on a lot of great games.
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Ezz2013  +   409d ago
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
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   410d ago
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.
Rikitatsu  +   410d ago
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.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   409d ago
Again, what does this have to do with metacritic and other games?

I'm talking about TLOU and whether it's a 7/10 game.When 99% (i say 99 because it only had 1 mixed review) say it's not, chances are, it's not.

If 99% of people all agree a game sucks, it probably sucks.Doesn't mean i won't try it.Never even implied i would or would not.

So i ask again, what the actual hell are you getting at here? Seems like you made up some bullet point, failed, and are trying to save face.

Just stop.It's embarrasing.
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ginsunuva  +   409d ago
Who gives a damn about what arbitrary number some 20 year old college boy "game critics" assigned to a game.

If a game is good, people will know.
And we all know TLOU is good, no need to debate.
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trouble_bubble  +   410d ago
He talks about mechanics, but wtf kinda mechanics can you expect in a 3rd person stealth and survival romp where you're not a space marine or shooting plasmid rainbows out yer butt? C'mon now.

It's already got on-the-fly weapon/item crafting, upgradeable skill trees that let you eliminate things like weapon sway & reload time. Contextual no-button cover, hot keys, shoulder swap, light puzzles, item collection, protagonist swaps, a contextual melee system alongside guns, throwable distraction objects, sonar buffed scouting, horizontal and vertical gameplay on larger maps, co-op AI, and code that provides steady frames and no loads between levels.

TLOU is as tight gameplay wise as can be expected for the genre. Seems some people want complicated just for the sake of complicated and if they had their way, everything'd have plasmid car chases and Tetris zombie cooking puzzles with bullet-time enhanced pokemon collecting side quests...context be damned.
dafegamer  +   409d ago
no, that has something to do with sony exclusives in general, people seem to say that Sony games are movies, not games. I lold at people on neogaf for saying that Puppeteer has bad gameplay and is all styleoversubstance(rollseyes)I f TLOU has average gameplay, then games like gears of war might have mediocre gameplay then :/
StifflerK  +   410d ago
I felt the gameplay was solid , if repetitive - but it was the story and characters which really impressed me, some scenes in particular where excellent.

But, then I watched the movie that inspired TLOU (The Road) , now I'm not so sure what to think.

http://youtu.be/M8RuQrhVBvo

Most of the things I liked about the game where pretty much straight from the film. That doesn't necessarily make the game less enjoyable to play, but I feel hard pressed to admire ND for it.

Also , some of the story aspects in the game just don't make sense , like the cannibalism.
trouble_bubble  +   409d ago
.."some of the story aspects in the game just don't make sense , like the cannibalism"

What doesn't make sense? That town is a group of Hunters that live outside of the safezones, so they get no military aid or rations. Food is scarce, and hunting deer wasn't enough to maintain their standard of living.

Hunters pillage and plunder to survive. In-game they rob people, steal their clothes and shoes, attacked checkpoints for weapons n ammo. Cannibalism became logical to David after 20 years of no grocery stores. Not everything is farmland. Joel moans a couple times he hasn't had a simple cup of coffee in years. Where they gonna grow the beans?
StifflerK  +   409d ago
SPOILER ALERT

"...Cannibalism became logical to David after 20 years of no grocery stores."

I can't agree with that.

Firstly - there's an infectious disease that can spread from person to person. Would anyone with an iota of survival instinct risk eating someone who could be infected (e.g by spore inhalation - they don't 'turn' immediately, + how can you tell?) knowing full well an outbreak could mean the end of you and your town???

The land is fertile, there is lush greenery throughout the game - animals are plentiful ,it's a post apocalyptic world where herds of Giraffe roam free for +20 years. Think about that for a second. Food is NOT scarce.

People would logically resort to obtaining food via hunting ,farming or stealing long before ever considering cannibalism.

"...Not everywhere is farmland" Do you think David sat on a rock waiting for food to pass him by for 20 years. Survivors would settle in land that was habitable.

If it is as you say, a society too lazy to farm, who steals, kills and eats other people. What if no one passes through that area any more? Will they eat themselves? Would any logical society have more foresight then that?

In the film "The Road" there is no vegetation or animals - people have no choice .
In TLOU they do have choice + there's the added deterrent of becoming infected, cannibalism doesn't make sense.
trouble_bubble  +   409d ago
"I can't agree with that. "

You don't have to. David's clan did though. Joel & Ellie were appalled by it too. But that's a moral debate.

"Firstly - there's an infectious disease that can spread from person to person. Would anyone with an iota of survival instinct risk eating someone who could be infected (e.g by spore inhalation - they don't 'turn' immediately, + how can you tell?)"

They didn't eat people on the spot. If you explored the Hunter town you'd see full bodies preserved in meat lockers/walk-in freezers for later. Plus you start to turn in hours, Tess said so, which is why she went kamikaze. The fungus grows out of you regardless. There's stages you can see by unlocking concept art, symptoms you can read by finding documents, and theres that breathalyser test they do. Happens in the first minute of walking around and watching the NPCs single one out, then Ellie gets tested later. Your answers are all in-game.

"The land is fertile, there is lush greenery throughout the game - animals are plentiful ,it's a post apocalyptic world where herds of Giraffe roam free for +20 years. Think about that for a second. Food is NOT scarce."

Food --> IS <-- scarce. The people in the game say as much. En route to Pittsburgh before the library, Joel tells Ellie stories of how safezones and military checkpoints started kicking people out and turning them away as rations got scarce. Even the people in line waiting for cooked RAT near the beginning of the game are complaining. As are the people in the ration line. Tess uses food credits as a form of currency. They even talk of how houses were plundered and stripped bare after the sewer section. The Hunter townspeople can be heard complaining too. Look at all the medicine Ellie bartered for with just one lousy deer. Food is NOT plentiful. Play it again. Not every tree grows apples, not every berry is edible. Fungus kills.

"its a post apocalyptic world where herds of Giraffe roam free for +20 years. "

Dude, they eat leaves and grass. They're herbivores. Other animals are carnivores and eat eachother. You wanna feed your family on tree leaves like a giraffe? Good luck surviving sickness. The Hunters want meat. They're lions. These cordyceps only targetted humans anyways. Giraffes were never in any danger from nature.

"...People would logically resort to obtaining food via hunting ,farming or stealing long before ever considering cannibalism. "

You realise there are cannibals in the real world too...right http://listverse.com/2008/1... ? I'm not saying they're right, I'm saying its not unheard of in individuals and groups. The Walking Dead comics AND game had cannibals too. Episode #2, the St John farm.

"In TLOU they do have choice + there's the added deterrent of becoming infected, cannibalism doesn't make sense."

You're confusing "doesn't make sense" with moral ambiguity. With tragedy. To David, the risk of infection was less from cannibalism than from wandering into a potential spore or a buncha clickers when winter comes and your crops are dead anyways. Remember when we met that clan. The dead of winter. Shades of the movie 'Alive' http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w...
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StifflerK  +   409d ago
Sorry , I don't mean to argue, but I'm still not sold on it.

You're right, they don't eat people on the spot, but like you said people don't turn on the spot either.
1) David's group are out-side the safe zone they don't have access to the testing technology , otherwise they would have tested it on Ellie - and we know how that would have ended.

David only kept her alive for that long as he wanted her to join. They would have killed her sooner otherwise.

If someone is infected , but killed before they turn - they're still infected.

Yes cannibals exist in the real world, but yes , disease transmission via cannibalism is also a real world occurrence.

Cordyceps fungus is host specific (humans in this case) , it controls the host to try to ensure reproduction + spreading. Example - ants that don't reach optimal or even suitable conditions at death DO NOT sprout. Being chopped up and stuck in a freezer is NOT suitable for the growth of a fungus.

2) It just seems unlikely to me that people would do that sort of thing unless they had absolutely no other choice.

You said it yourself , the people in the safe zones - their food is restricted , they've resorted to eating vermin, stealing, scavenging , even sneaking out to the surrounding areas risking their lives, life is hard for them but they didn't resort to cannibalism, - because they still have a choice.

The people outside the safe zone are at a risk, but also have considerably more freedom.

Sure , grocery-style food is scarce, but the ability to get food from the land is not (hunting / farming). Think of all the wildlife you saw throughout the game.

"David's men are only hunters?" In the real world , societies based only upon hunting do not stay in one location, they follow their food source. Example - Cavemen used to migrate south during the winter following their prey, until ...... they developed basic farming .

Even in other post apocalyptic games/storys e.g Fist of the North Star, or even Gears of War - people grow crops to survive , if tank-like soldiers can grow crops on a ship in the middle of the sea, surely David's group could in the countryside???
He clearly has manpower and resources + I don't think his group are afraid of scouting out or protecting areas from the clickers - they raided the University after all.

Winter? - in survival situations it's common sense to use the summer/autumn to prepare for the winter. Also neither group are stranded or without transportation.

Also , I don't think you got the point about the Giraffes. If humanity was on the brink of starvation - on the verge of cannibalism - there wouldn't be any Giraffes - they would have killed and eaten them all already.

My point being - people would only resort to cannibalism if they had no choice. In the world of TLOU they have wildlife , the environment is fertile - they have resources and people - growing stuff really isn't that difficult + it's less risky and less morally f'ed up then cannibalism.

I understand what you're saying - maybe our disagreement is more down to perspective???
Let me ask you this - if you were in David's shoes , had what he had and lived in the world presented by the game - would you resort to cannibalism?
sckipt  +   410d ago
i would say its a 10/10 on both sides
yewles1  +   410d ago
Someone got bored with bashing Quantic Dream games in their sleep and wanted a new target...
arbitor365  +   410d ago
its gameplay sure as hell beats the crap out of gears of war
DigitalRaptor  +   409d ago
We're going to get this same f***ing crap when Beyond: Two Souls comes out, and when Naughty Dog's next game comes out and when Quantic Dream's new game comes out.

These 'journalists' and especially the fanboys that ride on their articles, have no idea or perspective. What about point and click games that have less active gameplay than action/adventure games? What about graphic adventure games? Are those 7/10 games by default? What way of thinking is this? These fools are just trying to introduce a point that doesn't exist, and thinking they're clever and edgy for it.

The gameplay in The Last of Us is exceptional and Naughty Dog achieved the vision Bruce and Neil had to convey the bleakness of the world and the gravity of your character's situation with the actions in gameplay, and those feelings to transfer to the player - and it did impact me like that. That is unique and makes it exceptional.
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Philoctetes  +   410d ago
One of the better games of this generation IMO. The story was excellent of course, but the gameplay was stellar as well. I'm not clicking the link because I'm pretty sure this site is just fishing for hits.
nooneknows  +   410d ago
Lol uninspiring mechanics?

I'm starting to doubt whether this guy even played the game in the first place.

This is why we get COD every year....
kneon  +   409d ago
COD, the poster boy for uninspiring mechanics.

But I don't get all the fuss about game mechanics, when I've finished a game it's the story that sticks with me, the only time I remember much about the game mechanics is if they suck to the point of interfering with playing the game.
Austin48  +   410d ago
More like 10/10 game and 10/10 movie my favorite game of this generation
Holeran  +   410d ago
How about you're out of your mind. My favorite game of this generation by quite a margin. 10/10 if any game deserves it.
Hakoom  +   410d ago
10/10 movie
10/10 game
10/10 story
10/10 gameplay
10/10 all
:)
best game i have played out of 1000 on my ps3
AirJohnston  +   409d ago
Don't forget 10/10 soundtrack! It was a masterpiece.
Hakoom  +   409d ago
thats why i wrote all in the end ;)
and lol @disagrees
xbones invade!
HeyImBen11  +   410d ago
I don't understand it why some people don't like the gameplay. It has one of the best gameplay i've ever played.

10/10 in everything.
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JewyMcJew  +   409d ago
The Last of Us is like Mozart.

I don't care for it myself, but I can see why others see it as a masterpiece.
Ezz2013  +   409d ago
i disagree with this blog but hey, this game is not for every one though

for me i loved every single moment with it and played it at least 4 times ...it's a 10/10 game for me in every thing from gameplay to story
in fact i keep come back for it because the gameplay
it's my GOTG
and will play it again in the near future when i'm donw with the tons of games that still didn't finish yet
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scott182  +   409d ago
I can't disagree more. The core of the game is why I would give it a 10/10, some of the best gameplay period... Aside from that the story is absolutely gripping and completely well made. And the multiplayer is some of the all time best imo.
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brettyd  +   409d ago
Gameplay is my favorite part of TLOU. Most fun i've had with a game in a long time.
JackStraw  +   409d ago
this is why so many companies don't take the approach of having a great story. people literally detach the story from the game and call it a "movie". then they wonder why video games don't get the recognition they deserve. because of the damn community. upsets me.

the GAME is the GAME. from the gameplay, to the graphics/cinematics/cutscenes, to the story, to the bugs. the game is the game. real gamers learn to love these things. they don't dissect it and try to find any negative they can in it.
wishingW3L  +   409d ago
that's like people that say that GTA sucks because it has bad shooting, bad driving, etc. But they are just missing the point just like you say....
Roccetarius  +   409d ago
Real gamers do actually dissect games, otherwise we get shit like Aliens released. If the game holds its own both gameplay and story-wise, then gamers will embrace it.

Find a balance, instead of relying on pretty graphics and story. Bioshock Infinite was not a masterpiece either, but i still enjoyed it.
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JackStraw  +   409d ago
i didn't say we don't dissect games. i said we don't dissect games and look for any negative about it. if we did, we wouldn't be looking at the game for its true potential, just looking for reasons to dislike it. which is what people do with many story-driven games.

dissecting games is good. dissecting a game to analyze pieces of it is good, as long as you're doing it for the right reasons. but nitpicking a game just to write some drivel about it? and then people wonder why there aren't many games like tlou.
Mr-SellJack  +   409d ago
Author can go jump of a cliff
gamingisnotacrime  +   409d ago
i dont care about reviews, i played the game and finished it. Once it was over i did not wanted to play it again. Great story and all, gameplay was not fun, ai was average. is a play and sell game for me
Austin48  +   409d ago
To the Xbox one fans that keep talking about us playstation fans u Xbox fans suck
byeGollum  +   409d ago
This is my only gripe with the last of us. . What kept me going was the characters, story and cinematics. . I didn't get the feedback I wanted from the gameplay. Sure, it worked, but it didn't mean that it was good. Everything else but the gameplay was the last of us saving grace.
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-Gespenst-  +   409d ago
Definitely the other way around. Although maybe 8.5/10 as a game and 5/10 as a film. Imo.
Holeran  +   409d ago
The Road was an excellent movie as well. I had my 12 and 8 year old watch it the other night to show them what would happen if the world went to shit. And to show them how far a father will go for their son.
quaneylfc  +   409d ago
You made your 12 and 8 year old children watch a film like that. One question, are you mad?

What's next, children of men, cannibal holocaust, cloud atlas?
Holeran  +   409d ago
Not mad, just well in my years. My children are well versed to deal with society. Both black belts in Taekwondo now studying Akido. Both know who their savior is and would never lay a hand on a person unless beyond necessary. That is all.
Goro  +   409d ago
Just finished TLOU earlier today, absolutely fantastic game.
RDR still remains my GOTG though.
Max-Zorin  +   409d ago
Came here to laugh at the comments. Was not disappointed.
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