Submitted by DarkLordMalik 589d ago | news

The Last Of Us Devs: Sony Created A Mock Review To Tease Us

The Last Of Us is the latest game from acclaimed developers at Naughty Dog. As a project, it was financially a huge risk since it was a new I.P right near the end of a console life cycle. Although, this didn't stop Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann from fulfilling their own vision for this project. Once the project was finished, Sony hired a consulting group to create a mock review of The Last Of Us, that gave it an average score and complained about lack of boss fights and variety in the game. This fooled the developers in thinking that the game will not be well received and they started expecting average scores, only to be left surprised by the actual critical reception. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

Lukas_Japonicus  +   589d ago
"As a project, it was financially a huge risk since it was a new I.P right near the end of a console life cycle. "

And a risk i am very grateful for, i wish more devs and pubs would make these risks instead of playing things so safe.

And lol at Sony trolling ND with a fake review XD.
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colonel179  +   589d ago
More companies need to take these kind of risks. The industry is becoming full of sequels and yearly releases. Now even Nintendo is releasing more Mario games in couple of years that they had released in 3 generations. They are even starting to do it with Zelda with the announcement of Hyrule Warrios.

There are indie games that are very original and unique. Big companies need to take that originality and great ideas and convert them in AAA games, while indies keep doing the small ones.

Also, there are a lot of shooters. We need more generes to be made. We need variety.
zeee  +   589d ago
Yes, thank God that Sony decided to take that risk for this risk would go on and become a masterpiece!

Thank you Naughty Dogs for creating such a wonderful and amazing video game. I hope they are working on the sequel
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filipakos  +   589d ago
Demon's souls was also a huge risk and they almost turned it down.Im glad they didnt.
Naughty Dog taking risks?Sounds great :D
assdan  +   589d ago
Innovation is based on risks. Most companies are just going to try to ride on the success of previous games (see everything Microsoft makes). Thankfully, Sony is willing to back new and creative ideas.
JEECE  +   589d ago | Funny
Oh that was a troll? I thought Polygon was a real site. My mistake.
Watari321  +   589d ago
I like you!
nategrigs  +   589d ago
Haha. Nice
Kyanu  +   589d ago
You earned yourself a bubble, sir!

Simply game of the generation for me. Nice trolling from Sony. They really know how to do it. :D
MasterCornholio  +   589d ago
Lol even Sony trolls their own developers.

I love it.

KwietStorm  +   589d ago
Being a veteran gamer, it's kinda sad when new IPs are outright labeled risks, but being a PlayStation veteran, I'm used to these "risks" on a normal basis. Sony has showed that they are willing to stay this path with the PS3 the longer it was out, and hopefully it will continue with PS4, emulating the older PlayStation consoles. No doubt the indie explosion will help out too. And that's pretty dsmn funny they went so far as to hire a whole firm to fool with Naughty Dog. I guess they already knew they had a masterpiece.
Inception  +   589d ago
Ah, if only people bought Puppeteer and Tearaway just like they bought TloU. I'm happy that TloU being a success. But on other hand, i'm also sad that Puppeteer and Tearaways doesn't reach the level of success like TloU...
badboy776  +   589d ago
What does this mean?

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