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The Last of Us is CVG readers' Game of the Generation

Fellow Naughty Dog PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came second, followed by Rockstar pair Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, with BioWare's Mass Effect 2 in fifth.

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xHeavYx928d ago

Well deserved, it is an amazing game

itBourne928d ago

It is hard to pick a single game from the entire generation. I think its a much more viable argument though, that Naughty Dog were the best developers of the generation.

TheTwelve928d ago

I didn't like Last of Us but after all of these awards I'll be playing it again very soon.

deafdani927d ago

Wait, what? If you didn't like it, how does itngetting a bunch if awards change your perception of it?

I refuse to believe you would be such a tool. Care to elaborate on your comment?

TheTwelve927d ago

I didn't like the game, but I'm guessing I must have missed something considering the fact that it's getting so much praise.

So I'm going to try it again. I bought the game; I've every right to play it again.

Why does this cause such vehemence on the internet? lol

deafdani927d ago

Ok, that's a pretty valid response. Thanks for clarifying. :)

miyamoto928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

I think its a tie between Uncharted 2 and TLOU or Uncharted 2 is the game of the generation. That is my opinion. But I understand why gamers choose TLOU because it is new and got millions of exposure from tons of play throughs from modern day mainstream YouTube commentators like PewDiePie and the RadBrad.

Anyways its a win win for Naughty Dog the greatest developers on the planet today.

@ the monkey below
"This is the generation where realism was favored over true beauty."

I remember very clearly during the 8bit, 16bit, 32bit, 64bit, 128bit generations how developers try their darn best to mimic reality or achieve realism with what graphics hardware they have at their disposal and now you are talking shit and despising years of hard work now because your Nintendo is trapped into making just simple cartoony kiddie games?
Crabs-in-a-bucket mentality like yours drags video gaming to the backwards sorry state Nintendo is in right now.

MONKEYDLUFFY928d ago

I agree this game defined this generation. This was the generation where creativity died. This is the generation where game play took a backseat. This was a generation where you had to put your game into overused cliche tropes to get it to sell. This is the generation where realism was favored over true beauty.

TLOU truly defines this Generation.

xHeavYx928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

I feel some pain coming from you *checks comment history* Oh, Nintendo lover, no wonder...

@Below
You a video game lover? Sure, whatever you say

MONKEYDLUFFY928d ago

I'm a videogame lover. I like good video games. I have a ps3 and a psp. I have games I enjoy on all of them.

rarity928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

looking at your comment history you're nothing more than a butthurt nintendo fanboy if you actually played the game you never would've said something like that ya can't sit there and say the last of us isn't beautiful nor fun it has amazing gameplay and a beautiful story lol and what do you mean more realistic how realistic is a infected human apocalypse exactly?

Volkama928d ago

TLOU has quite bad gameplay. Are you telling me you would have taken some enjoyment from it if the story wasn't there? Throwing bricks and bottles at people is a bit funny I 'spose.

Before people jump down my throat please note I'm not saying TLOU is unworthy of plaudits. Gameplay just wasn't it's strength, that's all.

Gameplay in the raw old-fashioned sense of the word is still valuable, but there is definitely validity in crafting a cinematic experience or a strong interactive story.

I really enjoyed Heavy Rain and The Walking Dead too, they're great games but I sure wouldn't claim they have "great gameplay".

scott182928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

^

I disagree, I think the gameplay was one of it's strongest points. It was some of the funnest most addictive gameplay all gen.

rarity928d ago

please forgive me I sounded extremely immature. it's just what you said sounded really silly.

Ezz2013928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

@volkama

strange that you say that
because the first reason to go back to this awesome game for me was the gameplay to play in different ways and how enemies AI react every time
not just the story (which is amazing as well)

i love every thing about the last of us fantastic gameplay and i find it above any other TPS game i have played this gen
and as it seems i'm not the only one who think that
since it's the game with most GOTY/GOTG awards from both critics and gamers

and i can't believe you trying to put TLOU (which is 20+ hours pure Gameplay) in the same genre as TWD and HR

Ezz2013928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

double post

Volkama928d ago

@ezz I'm not putting it in the same genre. I'm picking extreme examples in which a game can be great without great game play. I could have gone for mass effect or Bioshock or something, but the point is less obvious in those cases.

You guys love the gameplay, I get it. I stand by my opinion that the gameplay alone isn't much fun, but to each his own. It has a well received multiplayer component (that I admit I didn't try) so maybe my opinion isn't typical. I'm honestly a bit surprised on that one, but not overly bothered. We can like different things.

deafdani927d ago

I played it. Last of Us is beautiful indeed, and it's quite engaging, but most of its virtues are due to its excellent (and I mean EXCELLENT) narrative. Last of Us, in my opinion, is the epitome of linear games, where everything on it is used in order to deliver the story in the most effective way.

However, the actual gameplay? Yes, it's enjoyable, but nothing special at all. In terms of pure GAMEPLAY there are a lot of games that came out this year that absolutely surpass it... never mind the entire generation. And in the end, gameplay is always more important than narrative, where games are concerned. At least for me.

I perfectly get why this game has been this year's best for many people, and I respect it... it's all preferences, after all. But it's not my personal game of the year, and definitely does not my "game of the generation". Not even close.

Still a pretty damn good game on its own, though.

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gillri928d ago

Bit overboard there, many games define this generation

DARK WITNESS928d ago

I think what he said is true in most cases... it's just the wrong game being held up.

If there is a game of this generation that sums up all the negative points listed it's... .COD!!

Last of Us, brings to light the few good things about last gen.

The question now will be this gen starting, will we see more games like TLOU or more games like COD?

Ron_Danger928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

To answer your question, it all boils down to which console you buy (speaking mainly on the track record of 1st party devs/ exclusives.)

Ron_Danger928d ago

Dude, you sounded like you had trouble typing that cause it was too hard to see the keyboard while looking down your nose. You impressed no one on this sight by trying to sound like a gameplay snob.

HarryMasonHerpderp928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

@Monkey
Too bad your post makes no sense since The Last Of Us gameplay was awesome.

miyamoto928d ago

@ the monkey
"This is the generation where realism was favored over true beauty."

What is your idea of true beauty?

I remember very clearly during the 8bit, 16bit, 32bit, 64bit, 128bit generations how developers try their darn best to mimic reality or achieve realism with what graphics hardware they have at their disposal and now you are talking shit and despising years of hard work now because your Nintendo is trapped into making just simple cartoony kiddie games?

Crabs-in-a-bucket mentality like yours drags video gaming to the backwards sorry state Nintendo is trying to pull video games in right now as a plaything for little kids.

Nintendo will never ever lead to video games industry to a mature industry like the film or music industry has achieved over the years.

They will always stick to the kiddie and sucker mom cash cow just to make money and drag video games industry to their own image- child's plaything.

Is that your idea of true beauty?

@Volkama

What is your idea of fun game play...jumping over the same old blocks of bricks pits to save a princess?

Volkama928d ago

Not so sure you really care but since you asked :-)

Gun play I'll take quake 3 arena.
More strategic cover shooting I like the first gears.
Hand to hand... Well it isn't TLOU.
Stealth I just plain don't enjoy as a mechanic in any game so far, which may factor in to my opinion on the gameplay.

That's off the top of my head, and purely referenced against different gameplay elements of TLOU. It's by no means I list of my favourite games...

I'll say again though, I'm not hating on TLOU. Just don't think gameplay was an outstanding feature in the package.

Ol_G928d ago

You can't say stuff like that on n4g i do agree with you on some points this gen we got the most gray brown fps shooters a lot of devs closed this gen after failed projects And they also introduced the regenerating health bar turning every shooter or wrpg into a casual game
This was also the gen where people said yes to microtransactions and day one dlc
so if TLOU defines this gen then...........
I'd rather stop talking here

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S2Killinit928d ago

this game deserves every praise. i thoroughly enjoyed it.

JsonHenry928d ago

I feel conflicted about this. Yes I thought the game was great. Fantastic game overall! The story was solid and the gameplay while being nothing new was still "tight" and well done.

But when I think of "game" and leave out the good story and voice acting (the parts of the game that isn't actually gameplay) I can't help but feel that Dark Souls would be my vote for game of the generation based on gameplay mechanics and overall "game-like" presentation.

BlackTar187928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

Demon Souls over Dark Souls.

Last Of Us
Souls Series
Fallout
Xcom
Battlestations Midway

were all my favorite games from this gen.

Honorable Mention:
BioShock 1

gillri928d ago

I know opinions and all but thats a pretty lame list

BlackTar187928d ago

I don't know how you can call that list lame but whatever.

Ol_G927d ago

Well if you only enjoyed 7 games or so in the past 8 years yeah that list is pretty lame no matter the titles on it

BlackTar187925d ago

OI_G i mean cuz i was clearly saying i only enjoyed those games over this entire gen.

Sometimes people are so stupid it amazes me.

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Evilsnuggle928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

I love Last Of Us it is one of my two favorite games of this gen. It Would be hard for me to say it a better game Than Demon's Soul's. Demon's Soul's was groundbreaking I have had a experience like it in very long time. last game that pulled me in was Panzer dragon Saga. Some things you don't see coming were you can't stop playing the game. The Last Of Us is a great game and one of the best Game of the Generation. The other in my opinion is Demon's Soul's . Dark Soul's was not as good as Demon's Soul's . Dark Soul's had a lot of technical flaws Bad frame rate problems.Back stabbing was overpowered and horrible overused in PVP also it was harder to get the multiplayer to work properly. Multiplayer perform better in demon's Soul's. http://www.playstationlifes... http://www.gamespot.com/art...

user7402931928d ago (Edited 928d ago )

game of the generation only on ps3

lol a disagree for stating a fact? lol

KRUSSIDULL928d ago

I think they disagree with you because it's an opinion in the sense that their game of the generation is on another platform.

PS I didn't disagree with you but my game of the generation goes to the Mass Effect trilogy but I'm sure TLOU would be one of my top picks if I had played it. :)