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..."
" 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
well said, that's how i feel about it too
A game hasn't hit me this hard since Half-Life 2 in 2004.
Disagreed cause heavy rain was awesome but half life 2 was great too bra
Finally see an article talking about the horrid aiming system from uc3, and good god that mp was bad.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a great game yes but, its not the second coming of jesus christ :/
It's the third. UC2 was the second.
F**kn Gold! BUBZ!
'glad i wasnt drinking milk XD
Just out of interest, what's the first?
@ion53 um... the first coming of christ would be the first time he came.... so... yeah.
I think the 2nd coming of Christ has way to much hype and we will be disappointed if/when it finally gets here.
Last of us makes allot of games feel lacking.
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
you may add RE1&2 , shadow of the colussus , Ico, metal gear's ,gta, to your list of great games .
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.
Why? If you don't like it then don't play it. No point in trolling any praise it gets.
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
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.
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
true, tlou has insanely fun gameplay and on top of that really well crafted characters and a great story. Cant ask for more.
@ifritAlkhemyst 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.
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...
Oh Heisenburger. Are you pissed because someone else is pissed that people enjoy something?
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.
'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.
@pintheshadows- i tried to gives you a burn bubble but dare wuz no bubbles for burn. -_-
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.
Thank you for the nightmares. I've hated Pennywise since I watched It as a kid.
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Oh yes Georgie, they float.
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
stick to Wii Sports buddy...
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.
@90Supra *sigh* @MysticStrummer 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.
So your saying a game that you have never played and is not even released is better than TLOU? Great.
@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?
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.
@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...
Damn... Heisenburger feels so sorry for you. :/
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.
Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers and Blood Omen Legacy of Kain would like a word with you.
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?
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.
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.
like always, Bathy nothing but the truth and truth hurts .....badly
this is so true, My pc rig is beastly, and I've hardly used it for gaming this year, the PC has nothing special.
The vast majority of respectable reviewers and gamers strongly disagree with you. Clearly you have not played it.
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?
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.
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?
Last of us is my game of the decade GTA5 I if signed afterwards Now diablo 3 ThanSR4 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 RS ND Sony Santa Monica GOW3 sig team David Jaffa Valvle Bungie 343 studios, look at the list of people within this studio, MS hired the best people possible to work on their most important IP PD 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
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.
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
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...
I'm seriously thinking that people are worshipping this game.
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.
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