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Submitted by crxss 844d ago | opinion piece

“The Last of Us Has Ruined Games for Me”

Twinfinite: "Even though I’m sure you’re all aware, I have to say it, The Last of Us is a marvelous game. It excels in almost every way: storytelling, gameplay, design, and even the multiplayer..." (PS3, The Last Of Us, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

ape007  +   844d ago
" I have to say it, The Last of Us is a marvelous game. It excels in almost every way: storytelling, gameplay, design, and even the multiplayer"

absolutely, I've been playing games since i was 4 on, i started on famicom and indeed the last of us is one of the greatest games of all time

it's one of the few games that combines incredible narrative/story telling with GREAT SUBSTANCE
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Ezz2013  +   844d ago
well said, that's how i feel about it too
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HebrewHammer  +   844d ago
A game hasn't hit me this hard since Half-Life 2 in 2004.
sprinterboy  +   844d ago
Disagreed cause heavy rain was awesome but half life 2 was great too bra
itBourne  +   844d ago
Finally see an article talking about the horrid aiming system from uc3, and good god that mp was bad.
itBourne  +   844d ago
Dang why so many down votes, its not opinion, it is an absolute fact that the aiming system was broke in uc3 single player on release..

As far as the mp, well I wasnt sure if I was playing CoD in 3rd person or Uncharted. Such a shame, UC2 was one of the best mps this gen too.
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crxss  +   843d ago
I agree the sp aiming mechanics are still "broken" unless you turn the sensitivity all the way up, then it's manageable. For those that disagree should google "uncharted 3 aiming". As for the MP, it wasn't terrible and was still fun but not polished. Gunplay is still unbalanced in that game
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itBourne  +   843d ago
Well it wasnt just how slow the aiming is, the aiming system was literally on a grid, you could not go in a diagonal direction. The mp was nothing like UC2, it was yet another CoD inspired shit multiplayer.
mistertwoturbo  +   844d ago
I know I'm part of a minority. But I was bored to death with the last of us. I ended up trading it in towards killzone merc. Strange because uncharted is my absolute favorite this generation and love naughty dog.
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j-blaze  +   844d ago
you ppl are giving way too much credit to something and someone undeserving, the game was one huge stealth/escort mission with a very simple story, far from being the finest game experience, ppl who say it is, obviously haven't played MGS4, Heavy Rain, TWD, Bioshock, RDR and many other much better games released this gen

i'm prolly gonna write a review for this game and show you that the game's brilliance is nothing but a fake media and fanboy praise/hype, just because it's a PS3 EXCLUSIVE
Benjammin25  +   844d ago
Jesus...I know some babies are dropped on their head, but you must have been smacked off every wall around to come out with something that retarded. The Last Of Us was one long escort mission? Have you even played the game? SPOILERS. How about the winter chapter where you play as Ellie by herself for practically the entire chapter? How about the first hour of the game? Where's Ellie during that? The hospital? I could go on. And the parts where she is by your side can hardly be considered an escort mission, as she never causes you any trouble and is actually a pleasure to have around as she's such an amazing character. Whether you like it or not, TLOU is easily one of the top five games of this generation and its my personal favourite game of all time. Admit it, this has nothing to do with TLOU, this has to do with your completely unwarranted hate of Naughty Dog.
KillerPigeon  +   844d ago
You've totally missed the point about it all together.

Game design is all about emotions and experiences, this game is a beautiful tribute to that. Games like Journey are fantastic at this too, but usually for a lot of developers you either have to keep it simple or go crazy and over focus on mechanics and generic gameplay.

Last of Us is a game that managed to snatch both of these and tie them up in a beautiful and complex knot while not compromising the integrity of either.

The fact that you state it as having such a very simple story, but it providing such a surge of emotion and an amazing journey is just paramount to how much credit the developer actually deserves.

This game hit me deep in the opening chapter. It's hard to dissect one single element of the opening scene that managed to make the player feel so invested in just ONE scene, but instead it was a mixture of every right element. Infact I still can't quite pin-point how they done it, but its the first game in years, if at all, that I can think of that managed to hit so deep in one scene, at least, the opening scene of a new IP.

A game developers job is to make a player feel invested, immerse them and take them on a journey. All in all delivering them an experience. Last of Us done exactly that, and it delivered one of the most memorable ones of this generation.
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McScroggz  +   843d ago
The fact that you said it was one huge escort mission shows that you either didn't play the game, or are trolling. Either way, you are incredibly wrong.
Jamaicangmr  +   844d ago
I agree with the quote except for multiplayer i didn't enjoy multiplayer. Way too much grinding so i got bored and went back to BF3.

Excellent game though most engaging and riveting i have ever played. Even more so than Uncharted, i don't remember playing a game that made me forget it's a game more than TLOU, even better than Uncharted and we all know that's pushing it.

Game of this generation in my opinion.
ironfist92  +   844d ago
It was a great game yes but, its not the second coming of jesus christ :/
ginsunuva  +   844d ago | Funny
It's the third.

UC2 was the second.
90Supra  +   844d ago

friedricr  +   844d ago
F**kn Gold! BUBZ!
PoSTedUP  +   844d ago
'glad i wasnt drinking milk XD
JoGam  +   844d ago
ion53  +   844d ago
Just out of interest, what's the first?
perdie  +   844d ago
@ion53 um... the first coming of christ would be the first time he came.... so... yeah.
pkb79  +   844d ago
I think the 2nd coming of Christ has way to much hype and we will be disappointed if/when it finally gets here.
Xsilver  +   844d ago
Last of us makes allot of games feel lacking.
ape007  +   844d ago
exactly, especially the linear games of today,Last of us feel like old great game but in nextgen

games like Resi 4, half life 2, turok 2, silent hell 2, bioshock(a modern one) etc..........

those old masterful games
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scofios  +   844d ago
you may add RE1&2 , shadow of the colussus , Ico, metal gear's ,gta, to your list of great games .
ifritAlkhemyst  +   844d ago
It's not that good. Really it isn't. Games on the PC from the 90's were playing with adult themes and mature storylines long before this game. Many of them are better told than TLoU too.

God, TLoU and it's praise pisses me off.
hulk_bash1987  +   844d ago
Why? If you don't like it then don't play it. No point in trolling any praise it gets.
showtimefolks  +   844d ago
Think about it you said 90s on PC yet many of those same experience were never brought to consoles till now, but don't take anything away from ND please show some respect

Studios like ND,Kojima,RS etc, do excellent work

Don't be a hater
ifritAlkhemyst  +   844d ago
Actually, I never really considered that. I guess what annoys me is the lack of gaming history the average gamer has. That and the increasing focus on narrative over gameplay.
showtimefolks  +   844d ago
You know I kind of agree with you, I had a lot of fun with heavy rain,indigo prophecy and asura wrath but when I finished B2S I felt like there wasn't enough gameplay. And that's coming from someone who is ok with QTE, story and gameplay should go together we shouldn't have to choose one over another

That's why I liked the last of us so much, it gave us best of both worlds
Tiqila  +   844d ago
true, tlou has insanely fun gameplay and on top of that really well crafted characters and a great story. Cant ask for more.
KillerPigeon  +   844d ago

The problem isn't to do with a more/less focus on narrative or gameplay. It's to do with a loss of perspective. A failure to empathize with the user and actually deliver truly powerful emotions and a clearly defined experience.

Don't get me wrong, new mechanics and revolutionary dynamics are great and now and then become imperative. But in the end, they're nothing if you can't spring forth these emotions in players.
Heisenburger  +   844d ago
You're pissed because people enjoy something?

Is your life that friggin miserable??

Holy freaking crap.

That's the saddest thing I have seen in a while...
ifritAlkhemyst  +   844d ago
Oh Heisenburger. Are you pissed because someone else is pissed that people enjoy something?
HolyDuck  +   844d ago
You actually saw him being pissed off at people liking something?

What's with all your paragraphs

Holy freaking crap.

Typing for you must be pretty arduous to keep hitting enter every 5 words.

Anyway, I read it, I didn't actually see it happen, would love to talk about how you saw someone being pissed at people liking something.
Pintheshadows  +   844d ago
'God, TLoU and it's praise pisses me off'.

Reading comprehension. It is important HolyDuck, I was about to say they'll teach you it in school but you are in Humberside so I am not so sure.
PoSTedUP  +   844d ago
@pintheshadows- i tried to gives you a burn bubble but dare wuz no bubbles for burn. -_-
MysticStrummer  +   844d ago
What does Duck's comment even mean??? The guy said he was was pissed off, so people take it at face value. What does that have to do with seeing it happen? Damn, trolls are weird sometimes.
hulk_bash1987  +   844d ago
Thank you for the nightmares. I've hated Pennywise since I watched It as a kid.
Bathyj  +   844d ago
We all float down here
FriedGoat  +   844d ago
Oh yes Georgie, they float.
andrewer  +   844d ago
Yeah indeed there is too much praise. I understand it's a good game, but in my "top games of all time" the most recent one that joined was Assassin's Creed II, the rest are all at PS2/Gamecube generation or before it. I judge a game for the fun I have while playing it, not graphics, music, plot or anything specific haha, just the overall fun itself. And I just didn't have as much fun with TLoU as with Contra or even Dig Dug rofl. But that's just me :D
90Supra  +   844d ago
stick to Wii Sports buddy...
MysticStrummer  +   844d ago
You might want to consider the possibility that what you think is fun might differ from someone else's idea of fun. I think the Assassin's Creed series is one of the most overrated of all time, but you have as much right to put AC2 in your all time list as someone else does to put TLoU in theirs.
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andrewer  +   844d ago
@90Supra *sigh*
1 - "MY 'top games of all time'...
2 - "I judge a game for the fun I have while playing it"
3 - "But that's just me :D"
I am talking about myself. I think there is too much praise indeed, but never said one shouldn't do it, I just think that this lets other good games down. For example, for me Watch Dogs is better than TLoU, but whenever I try to say that I'm decapitated lol, there is no space for other games, and that pisses me off, but I don't care what you like, I mean, you can like whatever you like and it's not my business, I know that. Just stating me and my opinion.
FriedGoat  +   844d ago
So your saying a game that you have never played and is not even released is better than TLOU? Great.
andrewer  +   844d ago
@FriedGoat Yeah, my hype for Watch Dogs keeps it way above TLoU. It's this. The idea behind it...hell I have fun only by watching gameplay of it. Problem?
McScroggz  +   843d ago
You're entitled to your idea of fun, and I'm not even trying to imply I think you're opinion is wrong. However, one can easily counter your argument.

To people who love Horror movies, they don't have fun in the traditional sense. The build up of tension, release of tension, then build up of tension again is an emotional roller coaster that a lot of people enjoy a lot. The Last of Us, for many, is fun in this sense. You cannot distill fun into one specific emotion, and regardless not all games have to be fun.

For me, I play games to be engaged. Whether it's an exhilarating, arcady shooter, a suspenseful survival/horror game or a thought provoking indie game I just want something out of a game. For me, The Last of Us was incredibly fulfilling in this regard. So if you didn't think it was fun that's ok, but don't project your idea of fun as the end all, be all definition for our medium.
andrewer  +   843d ago
@McScroggz rofl I get your point, but I actually have a lot of fun when I'm scared, I love horror games when they really get me. For me it's funny the tension sensation haha. But I get you, each one has a playstyle and a reason for why they play. I'm just saying that mine doesn't match TLoU...
Heisenburger  +   844d ago
Damn... Heisenburger feels so sorry for you.

Pintheshadows  +   844d ago
Haha, if you say so you useless troll. Nothing on the PC throughout the 90's even comes close to this level of emotional engagement or mature and well constructed story telling. And I played almost everything in the 90's. Everything.

You clearly have issues within if the praise it is getting actually annoys you. I guess you haven't actually played it. It wouldn't surprise me. A stupid statement born of ignorance.

Maybe you could flesh out why you think this or maybe you can't as it will reveal your deception.
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Dante81  +   844d ago
Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers and Blood Omen Legacy of Kain would like a word with you.
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itBourne  +   844d ago
Movies played with all that before games, and books before that. Does that mean we should never praise anything ever again? Lol, so i take it you dont like a single book or movie made in the past 10 years as well?
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Pintheshadows  +   844d ago
Originality is pretty much dead in the water at this point across all form of fictional media. Sad but true. Even the very best use cliches that have existed for years. What you have to do is identify the ones that do it brilliantly and give them the credit they deserve for making something that has been overdone feel fresh and different. I feel TLOU achieves this goal and then some. Yeah, on the face of it, it is a zombie outbreak game, but dig, and it is so much more than that. In fact the main premise only really acts as a canvas for the drama between Ellie and Joel to unfold.
Bathyj  +   844d ago
Well I've finally convinced my pc fanboy friend to buy a Ps3 and play last of us. He was shocked at how good the graphics were,I was surprised at that. But more than that he was just amazed at the story line, great performances and intense gameplay.

He actually rang me yesterday and thanked me for talking him into getting it.

You get rave about pc all you like and dismiss consoles if you want to, but the two games that are going to get all the GotY awards this year are console only.
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Ezz2013  +   844d ago
like always, Bathy
nothing but the truth
and truth hurts .....badly
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FriedGoat  +   842d ago
this is so true, My pc rig is beastly, and I've hardly used it for gaming this year, the PC has nothing special.
Allsystemgamer  +   844d ago
The vast majority of respectable reviewers and gamers strongly disagree with you.

Clearly you have not played it.
Am_Ryder  +   844d ago
Nah, man.

I was a hardcore PC gamer in the '90s. I've probably played all the games you're referring to.

None of them have commented on the human condition, and been as utterly and realistically playable as The Last Of Us. No game has done that before, or since.

I compare it to the videogaming equivalent of Of Mice And Men. A similar message on humanity, just as perfectly, sublimely evoked as the great novel. No PC game from the '90s did this. No game has ever done this (though some have come close), except for TLoU.

Did you play it to the end?
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FriedGoat  +   844d ago
That was the 90's, and you are wrong. I cant even count the games I played on PC in the 90's it is so many, the PC was fantastic back then. I remember installing the first Glide graphics card when they first came out and playing me some Quake 2. Now it's all MMORPG, ARPG, Console ports and Indies.

The Last of Us is a brilliant game, I can't even remember a game that can match it.
LoveSpuds  +   844d ago
Can you name some of those PC games please? I have been a gamer on all formats for years and cannot recall a better PC game from the 90's?
showtimefolks  +   844d ago
Last of us is my game of the decade

GTA5 I if signed afterwards

Now diablo 3

And than next gen. Please don't let one game ruin your gaming experience and here is why, not everyone is as good as ND or as great of a publishing attention as Sony who were willing to take a huge risk on a new IP niche type game

But the are some excellent studios which I respect and enjoy their games so there is hope my friend.

CD red project
Sony Santa Monica GOW3 sig team
David Jaffa
343 studios, look at the list of people within this studio, MS hired the best people possible to work on their most important IP
Kojima off course

IMO if ND were free agents in gaming business you would see publishers going crazy over them and the going price would be huge. Think about how far this team has come along starting with Their blockbuster Crash to now last of us.( I know they worked on many other games before doing crash and some were excellent games in their own rights)

Biggest credit for ND goes to mark Cerny who was the president of universal interactive who brought in ND and started work on Crash

I don't think Cerny gets enough love from gamers like the guy from ID gets or gabe gets from valve fans. Cerny is very under rated and I feel like under appreciated
itBourne  +   844d ago
You really think Jaffe is up there? Dont get me wrong the guy is hilarious and tells it like it is, which is awesome. But he has done nothing in the past decade. Calling All Cars was fun, but nothing amazing. Same with Twisted Metal. GoW was the last great thing he did and that was ages ago.
showtimefolks  +   844d ago
Yes I do consider him very talented, and for twisted metal his team didn't want to do single player TM game, but Sony said they wanted complete package

He want online TM game so he can move on to other products, calling all cars was meh

But talent alone puts him on my list
xKugo  +   844d ago
People talk about this game like it's a miracle that rained down from the heavens. Yes, it's very good but gosh it's not THAT good. Give it a break already...
fsfsxii  +   844d ago
I'm seriously thinking that people are worshipping this game.
WitWolfy  +   844d ago
I worship this game, I cant believe I actually grew so attached to the characters Just goes to show how the game tricked my mind into think that these were real people with emotions and fears.. THATS HOW GOOD ND IS!!!

Thats why everybody loves this game, BECAUSE IT MADE YOU CARE FOR THE CHARACTERS.
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j-blaze  +   844d ago
agreed, ppl "certain group" acting nuts because it's a ps3 exclusive i swear it wouldn't get this much praise "fake praise that is" if it wasn't exclusive
iceman600  +   844d ago
"absolutely, I've been playing games since i was 4 on, i started on famicom and indeed the last of us is one of the greatest games of all time"

lol ok stay off those drugs now.
fsfsxii  +   844d ago
Well, personally no. What made me lose interest in gaming was Persona 3 a couple of month ago, and it was backed by Persona 4 Golden. TLOU seemed lacking compared to Persona or any SMT game.
P3 started my hate for the AAA industry and fueled my love for niche games.
corvusmd  +   844d ago
Dude was a good game, but this is ridiculous. It's not the god-send that some are pretending that it is...if this game HONESTLY ruined gaming for you, you haven't been playing many games. The voice acting was the best part of this game, and while the other aspects (except MP which was a complete waste of disk space) were really well done, there are other games that do each individual aspect better. I have a theory why some gamers are latching onto this game so much, but still....
paranoid1971  +   844d ago
Wow, for a self confessed Xbox fan you do seem to spend a lot of time in PS3/PS4 threads.
filipakos  +   844d ago
blu-ray doesnt understand these words "waste of disk space"
PinkFunk  +   844d ago
Hehe. I lol'd. Good response, sir!
Austin48  +   844d ago
It's a masterpiece of a game it's my favorite game to the people that hate it go to hell
arronax-1  +   843d ago
It's not perfect. You go to hell you bastard.
Austin48  +   843d ago
F#ck you you piece of shit of a gamer go play your call of duty
franko  +   844d ago
It's the best game of this gen, there's no argue about it, but people forget easily. There will be more great games next gen...
SolidGear3  +   844d ago
Beyond: Two Souls is the only thing that could rival TLOU.. They're equal in brilliance but TLOU is a slight inch above
WitWolfy  +   844d ago
Agree to disagree TLOU is still a better game, but that doesnt mean BTS didnt make me shed some manly tears every here and there.
bocajbee  +   844d ago
The Last of Us is miles above Beyond.
DoNNiEDaRkO50  +   844d ago
I Played all the Uncharted Games and Uncharted 2 was my favorite game ever.Now I bought the last of us 2 weeks ago.finished it 2 times. And I just can't think I can play any other game for now. literally every person that sees me playing this game goes like '' WOW!. what's the name of this game ?'' ..after finishing TLOU I Don't want to even play Uncharted. Don't get me wrong Uncharted is an amazing game ( Like mentioned above it is my favorite game ) but after finishing TLOU I just feel something is missing from the other games.And I know I'm not the only one who have this feeling.
Zizi  +   844d ago
Yeah, I know that feeling.
Am_Ryder  +   844d ago

I think it's about how grounded and realistic the mechanics are. No other game has mechanics around stealth, enemy AI, combat and crafting that are so utterly believable. It just feels real, and is ultimately satisfying because of it.

So now whenever I go to play another game- even GTA V which is almost just as realistic graphically- I just can't get past how stupid the mechanics are. Getting shot millions of time, firing hundreds and hundreds of bullets, not needing to think with strategy or tact on a moment-to-moment, true-survival basis...

Everything else just has a hole in it.
PinkFunk  +   844d ago
I feel ya. Man i'm just going through The Last of Us for the first time, and i've never played a game that has me play so safe. It is so tense, and frankly stressful, that I find myself playing as though I care about my own life. That means smart and slow.

I understand now why some reviews said sometimes the experience isn't fun, because it's just so damn tense. That's what makes it amazing, and what carries it to another level. Combine that with the story which, as you said, deals with the human condition, and it's really an excellent package.

Can't wait to get back into it...
pody  +   844d ago
Couldn't agree with you more PinkFunk. That's exactly the feeling I had as well.
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YodaCracker  +   843d ago
I agree. TLOU has the most natural stealth mechanics in any game I have played. The way you naturally flow from cover to cover without sticking to it is very satisfying. It doesn't feel like trial and error like Splinter Cell. I don't feel like I need any visibility meters or other HUD elements, I can just use my senses and the little audio cues while examining the environment. And if worse comes to worst and I'm spotted, the combat is incredibly satisfying as well. I don't feel the need to restart the checkpoint and try to remain a ghost.

Some people complain that there is too much combat and by the end of the game, they just want to rush through it to see the story wrap up. I didn't feel this way at all. I thought the combat remained tense and enjoyable from start to finish, with great pacing and highly enjoyable mechanics.

The other thing that impressed me about TLOU, aside from the obvious (story and characters), was the downright absurd level of detail and original art in every inch of the world. It's just oozing with detail. Although I believe it has already been surpassed by GTA V when it comes to detail, which is insane considering GTA V is a massive open world. I don't know how Rockstar did it, but they crammed a mindboggling amount of detail into every block of Los Santos. The completely handcrafted world is truly a marvel to behold.

Rockstar and Naughy Dog have got to be my two favorite developers of this gen. The sheer level of quality and polish in their games is unmatched.
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MysticStrummer  +   844d ago
Look at all the people who can't take someone else's opinion. Hint - Saying "It's not THAT good" is your opinion, not a fact. The Last of Us is a strong contender for Game of the Year. Try not to lose sleep over that. I didn't play it until recently, after finishing GTA5's story, and in my opinion The Last of US is indeed THAT good.
Inception  +   844d ago
My personal GotY along with Rain and Dragon's Crown ^^
azshorty2003  +   844d ago
Id be shocked if TLoU doesn't win GotY. It is easily my favorite game this year, if not my favorite gaming experience in Many years.
clouds5  +   844d ago
It's a good game, but not one of my all time favorites. What stood out for me was the story and the overall atmosphere/art design/graphics. But the gameplay was nothing special for me, just not really fun... This is one of the games I would prefer to play on the easiest difficulty, because i want the "combat" scenes to be over as fast and smooth as possible, to get back to the exploring and story.

And one minor thing: As a PC gamer who borrowed a PS3 for this game, the resolution/textures/framerate are actually quite bad and did annoy me too. Don't get me wrong the game is beautiful, it's just the limitations of the ps3.
byeGollum  +   844d ago
I couldn't agree more with your opinion on the gameplay. It was hardly any fun. I did my best to try and enjoy it.
What kept me going was the story. I came to like the characters, and world itself.

majority are lying to themselves. . exaggerating, as they do with playstation exclusives.
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Am_Ryder  +   844d ago
See my comment @clouds5
Am_Ryder  +   844d ago
Regarding the combat gameplay, here's how I found it fun:

If you put the game's difficulty up to hardest- Hard or Survivor mode, the whole point is just TRYING TO SURVIVE.

The game is bluntly saying to you: here's what you can do. You can do what you can do in real life. Men are coming and they will kill you if they find you.

Can you survive?

Because surviving in it, at a hard difficulty, isn't easy. You have to watch your resources constantly. Plan the next 30 seconds ahead and get ready for the situation to change or escalate. It forces you to improvise- REALLY improvise, depending on your situation, something I've never had a game do before to me. And more importantly- even if surviving itself isn't TOO hard, the challenge comes from surviving and using as few resources as possible, because you might need them for an emergency later.

The issue people have with the gameplay is that it doesn't use the usual videogame feedback loop of giving you pickups or upgrades from killing enemies. Killing guys doesn't net you progression. You don't even have to kill them.

The reason it has possibly the greatest gameplay ever, for me, is that it is just a question of forcing you to try and survive. On Survivor difficulty it's unbelievable. A masterwork of gameplay. And narratively the gameplay is ingenious too, as you're forced to BECOME Joel in your quest to survive and protect Ellie.

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clouds5  +   844d ago
Comes down to personal preference i guess. I started out on the hardest difficulty that was available when you first start the game (not sure what it's called).
And I switched down to easy about half way through the game. This is the FIRST time to do that in any game, as far as i can remember :) I usually enjoy challenges, demon souls/dark souls are some of my favorite games ever.
But the gameplay just didn't do it for me. It didn't motivate me - it annoyed me. And I felt like it kept me from what I enjoyed most in TLOU. The characters, the exploring and the story.

But this is nitpicking :) I really really liked the game. It's amazing. But for me, not the perfect game some feel it is. Maybe I give it another try sometimes when I'm in the mood for it ;)
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Am_Ryder  +   844d ago
I can't reply to your new comment, which is weird and it sucks.

One other thing which I forgot to mention is that the gameplay doesn't really pick up (even on harder difficulties) until after Petersburg. As situations get increasingly larger, more complex, more challenging, the high difficulty levels really come into their own.

It's very similar to how the latter half of Uncharted 2 on Crushing difficulty is really the only way to play the game.

I mostly say this cos you said you swapped to Easy relatively early on- if it was around or before Petersburg, you definitely won't have seen the gameplay's full potential on Hard/ Survivor! Survivor's amazing too, minimal HUD and no "Listen Mode" so you can't cheat basically ;)

But I totally understand what you're saying. If the gameplay is no shakes for you, that's fair enough man! The story is still a wonder.
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clouds5  +   844d ago
Yeah I'm definately gonna give it another try sometime next year. Maybe now that I'm not so eager to find out how the story continues I can focus more into the gameplay :) I wanted to do that anyway, but too many great games coming up now for my WiiU!

Btw1: great to see someone that can actually accept different opinions on this site... thumbs up for you :D

Btw2: The reply system on this site is just the worst. I had so many discussion that lost itself because you don't get notified or people can't reply anymore...
MyWordIsGospel  +   844d ago
Lent it to a friend, he didn't rate it said it was boring....we don't talk anymore.
byeGollum  +   844d ago
arronax-1  +   843d ago
Why, because he had an opinion?
NeoTribe  +   844d ago
Naughty dog does have a way of spoiling you. I remember I played and beat uncharted 2, than later that month rented enslaved. I couldn't believe people thought enslaved was even remotely good. It was so much like uncharted 2 but without.... well.. anything impressive about it lol.
noctis_lumia  +   844d ago
ppl can hate all they want that wont change the last of us been one of the best games of the generation nuff said.
Gardenia  +   844d ago
To be honest, i never understood the hype of this games when it came out. Yes i played it and it was a good game. I'm starting to think that gamers who say it is one of the best games ever made don't play a lot of games.

Best story? No way. MGS 1998 and Vagrant Story are way better
Best gameplay? What about SotC or Silent Hill 2?

The best games were made in the PS1, PS2 era
TheFutureIsBlue  +   843d ago
I don't get the hype...really, this game isn't THAT good! Psh, who am I kidding? Naughty God ftw!

Be jealous xbots.

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