The Last of Us Disaster

Vault of the Gameverse has had an unfortunate time trying to enjoy The Last of Us. With terrible A.I., sound bug issues, forced PlayStation 3 console resets, and a bland story, how exactly has this game received perfect scores? Have you experienced the same issues?

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1451d ago

I played it from start to finish and had no problems at all. The game played great and it was the best game I've ever played.

iamnsuperman1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

I agree. I can't see how he thinks the story is bland unless he has the attention span of a goldfish (it appears he hasn't finished it yet). With so many problems he has listed it sounds like he has just gone down a list on the forums or his playstation is on the fritz. I didnt have any of these issues. Edit: So he uninstalled and reinstalled it (standard thing to do when a game goes haywire) and it seems to have fixed the issue so why does this article exist. I can understand complaining about AI issues though

scott1821450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

Saying it is basically a broken game with bland gameplay and story sounds like a damage control article because of the game of the years it has been getting from everyone.

Dee_911450d ago

played and beat the game twice.No issues here.
Too bad for the author of the article...

Thats me being generous.Now the reality with the dribble I just read...
"terrible A.I., sound bug issues, forced PlayStation 3 console resets, and a bland story, how exactly has this game received perfect scores?"
If he just stopped at console resets I would have thought he might have a legitimate complaint, how ever saying that your opinion should have an effect on the majorities opinion is pure ignorance, so everything you said afterwards was pointless,because I cant take the experiences and opinion of someone who would think that seriously..So Story quality :WTF, like site" NO

Xsilver1450d ago

How long has last of US been out :/ so stories like this make no sense because clearly allot of people didn't have these issues that he went through and then he says the story sucks smh whatever you say buddy boy.

ShinMaster1450d ago

""and a bland story, how exactly has this game received perfect scores? Have you experienced the same issues?""

I'm sorry, what?
No, I have not experienced the issue of bland story, nor sound bugs or terrible A.I. In fact, I thought The last of Us had some of the BEST ENEMY A.I. in recent memory.

This is obvious flamebait / click-bait / fanboy gargabe.

Why o why1450d ago

He's entitled to his opinion as I am to mine and my opinion on his opinion is that his opinion is fanbotic at worst and way off the mark at best.

VforVideogames1450d ago

By any means this is an ok game no more than that not an average.

CryofSilence1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

The so-called journalist's incompetent composition skills make me question why such a site exists; it doesn't deserve the hits we are giving it. Downvoting the site.

I found The Last of Us to be an exceptional game, easily one of the best of the generation (playing through again over the break). Also, I never experienced any glitches or bad AI at all.

Giul_Xainx1450d ago

Sounds like the author has a bad sector in his hard drive somewhere. Usually glitches like the videos have been showing are happening in different areas. Usually when you have a bad sector in your hard drive a quick re-install or even an entire HDD format should fix the issue. Also PlayStation Home should not be installed on your hard drive at all. (Which means no PS Home at all.)

PS Home causes a plethora of bugs to happen in games. I stopped using PS Home after Phill Harrison went to Xbox. There are a lot of problems with the code that PS Home runs. And it affects your games as well.

MestreRothN4G1450d ago

Do you really think he cares about the horrible state of his console?

Damn, this is just a stupid article saying something very stupid about something truly amazing. N4G has dozens of this every week.

Open your eyes just a little bit, people.


This is one of the few games I can say I never had to reset the console even once to proceed because of some freeze or lock bug or whatever. Not in singleplayer nor multiplayer.

And quite frankly, I don't see AI issues there either. It's not the best AI (are zombie-like enemies even meant to have the best AI?), it have it's limitations common to other games that are exploitable (like doing something that should make you spottable, but they don't spot you, while they spot you when they shouldn't sometimes), but I had not faced AI "bugs" (like completelly clueless or stuck enemies) as far as I remember.

And for bland story... LOLWUT?

Kryptix1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

They way I see it is that he got glitches and couldn't properly play it because of his PS3, so he got mad and then hated the game overall from frustration. Couldn't specifically say why the story was bland, most of what he wrote is about the glitches he encountered which became invalid once he fixed the problem. The game isn't perfect, no game is...but it definitely isn't a "horrible experience" like he's saying even after the fix.

Treezy5041450d ago

I stopped reading at "bland story".

Reverent1450d ago

The ONLY issue I ever had with this game, was a tiny glitch where Ellie's hair spazzed out a little bit during one of the cutscenes (and it lasted less than a second; the only reason it was even noteworthy was because it stretched passed the screen briefly), and while that did momentarily take me out of the immersion of the game, it didn't ruin anything for me, nor did it make me think any less of the game.

This article is clearly stealth trolling damage control.

Story Quality? WTF.
Like this website? No.

MVGeneral1450d ago

I refuse to visit pages like this. Only because I believe that they created the article just for hits. So I won't give in. Neither should you all.

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Gardenia1450d ago


Best game you've ever played? You missed out on some great classics then

listenkids1450d ago

I'm sure his tastes vary from yours. I hate Skyrim, does that mean my opinion should take away from anyone considering that a stellar experience?

thekhurg1450d ago

Just so everyone can make fun of your pick - what's the best game you've ever played?

After all, it's clear your opinion is the only one in the world that's worth mentioning, so I absolutely have to read it so I know if my favorite game is actually my favorite game or not.

Dee_911450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

Picking a favorite video game would be like picking a favorite song or movie.Its really impossible.But with that said TLOU is definitely top 3 for me.And thats highly praised considering my other 2 have had multiple iterations through ps1-ps3

kenshiro1001450d ago

Maybe he has something called an opinion? Oh...wait...

Doink1450d ago

It is a playstation 3 exclusive so of course people that only have ps3 gonna say is the best game ever and this site is full of ps3 owners like 75% but still is one of the best games of the generations, just no the best game ever, that game doesn't exist

Gardenia1450d ago

Chill out guys. I'm just saying there are so much more games better than The Last of Us. I have played the game and it was good. But what about

Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 3
Final Fantasy VI, VII, VIII, IX
Vagrant Story
Syphon Filter
Chrono Trigger
Fear Effect
Soul Reaver
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
Silent Hill 1, 2, 3
Devil May Cry
Prince of Persia (the 3 from PS2)
Resident Evil 4
Shadow of the Colossus

Of course it's a matter of opinion. It's just that there are so many good classics out there it is too bad if you missed out on them

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Crazay1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

\i don't think I can agree to you as far as the best game I've ever played statement but I can see why you would assess the game in such high regard. It was one helluva title. Without a doubt one of the best games I've played in at least the last 5yrs.

Also, I would agree that the game is very polished, and I can't honestly think of any watery AI or bugs. This reviewer might be smoking some bad Juju.

seanpitt231450d ago

It's a once in a lifetime experience!

erathaol1450d ago

Whenever anyone says something bad about 'Last of Us', I think about the ending and smile politely.

God damn that ending was the best.

showtimefolks1450d ago

yeh maybe it was too mature for you, because to most others it was a perfect experience

stop complaining and go back to playing cod or madden

kenshiro1001450d ago

Obvious troll review is obvious.

ajax171450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

Remember to rate the website and story quality, everyone ;)

FITgamer1450d ago

The best part of the whole article is he wrote it before he even finished the game. Look at the comment section.

Mosiac771450d ago

Reset the system to factory reset or get a new PS3. This game is the reason I haven't sold my ps3.

rainslacker1450d ago

Only had one sound issue in one movie on a 2nd play through. AI wasn't horrible for the enemies, just the random NPC's that would run around in front of them. Never had the system reset my console, although I did have to clean the laser to get it to boot, but that's probably more due to my smoking habit.

And bland story? HAHAHAHA. That's a good one.

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Riderz13371451d ago

The only bug I ever experienced was on the first day when there was a save glitch. Lost about 3 hours of gameplay, but I didn't care because the game is so awesome, I was willing to play it from the start.

Terrible A.I? Try playing the game on Survivor lmfao. Then come talk to me about terrible A.I. Bland Story? Just get out.

ThatEnglishDude1451d ago

Well to be fair, the AI is pretty terrible, even on survivor - but the story is exceptional.

SonyStyled1450d ago

you do know the clickers are blind right? they cant see you to even respond

Salooh1450d ago


You played the last of us on that tv?.. O.O . It's only been 2 years since i bought my HD tv but i feel like these tv's extinct already XP. IF yes then you have to believe me that HD tv is a must have. It's a different experience in ps3 let a lone the ps4.

dafegamer1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

âre you kidding me? On survivor its almost impossible to get past rooms with all those intelligent encounters from the hunters

plaZeHD1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )


Read the comments. Got picture problems on my previous HDTV, but thankfully I bought a new one and it works well with my PS3.

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Thatguy-3101451d ago

The only A.I that was "bad" was the friendly one. Even then the developer already stated why they were invisible to the enemy most of the times. I didn't mind because it would have been annoying having to deal with being spotted when it wasn't even my fault.However, the enemy A.I was nothing short of amazing. The slightest noise you will make altered them.

Germaximus1451d ago

I had actually watched a soldier get stuck and run back and forth in place like twenty times. It was both entertaining and horrible.

Lilrizky1450d ago

Yeah I think the AI is well done. Humans behave so differently compared to the infected. I've never seen human AI's react to certain actions in other games. For example, holding up a gun causes them to scatter, while firing an empty gun makes them realise you have no ammo and then they start to flank you.

The friendly AI thing is not bad AI... it was done on purpose. I'm sure they could of easily made them noticeable. However, if that was the case the awesome AI of the villains and their searching skills would've given players a tough and frustrating time getting to the next checkpoint.

Story is fantastic. one of the only games that had an emotional effect on me.

sobekflakmonkey1450d ago

the only bug I've ever had was in my first play through, when it's all snowy and you're playing as Ellie, this one guy kept shouting "I'm gonna get you!" among other things and just ran around in circles...and would not stop, like...I walked right up to him and he just kept running in circles, like perfect circles out in the open, I gotta admit I laughed pretty hard about it, but then killed him and then went on my way, wouldn't say the AI sucked though, the AI was fine.

Joey_Leone1451d ago

Ignore that guy, he's a goldfish.

ABizzel11450d ago

The only legetiment complaint about AI is the fact that your companion A.I. sometimes gets wonky and runs in the open but never spotted, and sometimes when you kill an Infected that's literally side by side the other one doesn't attack all the time (specially in the part where you're running through the houses, I think with Ellie and Bill).

The first complaint I get, but I don't understand. Would you rather the AI walked out, and startled hordes every time that happened? No, you'd be complaining about how stealthy you try to be only to have the AI ruin the experience. I fell the AI should stay back in cover at least a few meters behind you, so these problems don't happen nearly as ofter, but I'd rather the AI walk out and not get me caught, than to be punished because the AI couldn't squeeze out of my way while hiding.

The Infected AI only happened to me 2 times, during the house run will Ellie and Bill, during the Grassy Graveyard with Ellie and Bill (a bunch of clickers here), and in the tunnel with Ellie. Each time it was with runners, so that's probably exclusive to them. Hunters either attack or hide, when they see me kill someone (attack if I'm strangling, or hide if I have a gun and they don't).

Other than that the AI is great, especially the Hunters and Fireflies.

Feel sorry for you, you're having a bad experience. Contact support, find out what's wrong, get it fixed, go play two or three other games, and come back fresh for another play through.

Your bad experience doesn't represent the millions of great experience and the GOTY's it's earning.

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yanikins1111451d ago

Zombie AI? How smart should it be? There are numerous articles on why the AI ignores NPCs.

Oh and i wonder if this buffoon tried uninstalling the game?

I guess it's just easier to complain.

Germaximus1451d ago

Actually I hadn't tried that. Only because I had seen so many people say that uninstalling it didn't fix it for them. Thank you for the suggestion though.

Aceman181451d ago

It's cool u didn't like the game but I absolutely loved it and didn't experience any glitches during my 3 playthroughs. I have to play on survivor mode now.

MestreRothN4G1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

So you are not intelligent enough to make A CONSOLE work properly (that requires only a really small portion of brain juice) and call the game a disaster?

What would you call yourself then?


No wonder your site has this level of "quality".

RIP_Cell1451d ago

can one person play this game and not like it? why be so sensitive geez. people that don't like Bioshock Infinite or GTA 5 are never accused of never playing the game or trolling.

heisenberguk1450d ago

To not like it is one thing, to call it a 'disaster' is another!!

Germaximus1450d ago

I wasn't calling the game a disaster. I was calling my experience a disaster.

Dee_911450d ago

The title says its an disaster.

Lilrizky1450d ago

I have a friend who says FIFA is a s**t game. I tell him it's not that it's a s**t game, you just don't like it. There are ways of expressing opinion properly.