Submitted by DarkLordMalik 388d ago | news

The Last of Us New Difficulty Mode Explained; PS4 Release Still On Track For Summer 2014

GearNuke: "The Last of Us will get a new difficulty mode in the latest DLC, which will add new incentive to replay the game again. People might be wondering what’s new in this additional difficulty mode. According to Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog, this new difficulty mode is “a step beyond” even the Survivor mode." (Arne Meyer, PS3, PS4, The Last Of Us)

Update It has been confirmed that this Grounded mode has "Super aggressive AI."

ZodTheRipper  +   388d ago
That's good to hear but I don't think they can keep that "E3 surprise release" some people are talking about ...I'm excepting August at the moment. Still pretty good as it would be just a few months after the announcement.
Army_of_Darkness  +   388d ago
I never got to play last of us yet and won't have a ps4 until July-Aug anyways, so it works out for me.
showtimefolks  +   388d ago
see this for targeting gamers like you, who didn't have a ps3 or didn't get to play TLOU. Now you get the definitive version with all the DLC

and for gamers like me who are wiling to spend $60 one more time to support ND/sony because this game deserves it. Sony had the balls to release a new IP late in the console life when people say new Ip's are doomed if they launch late

my thing is as long as its a quality game, it will sell no matter when its launching.

I am very interested to see what kind of sales TLOU could get on ps4. If sony wants to make more than release it by June/july because after that starting in late august some big titles will be releasing

IMO 2-3 million copies sold is likely, but i am not analyst so i could be wrong
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M83_  +   388d ago | Funny

You're still a fuck of a lot better than Pachter anyhow
theDivision  +   388d ago

I agree, releasing it in july/june will certainly help its sales. August bigger games are supposed to be coming out and if they can squeeze this game out before then I think it will definitely help their sales.
LonDonE  +   387d ago
what would be even more awesome is if Sony and naughty dog allow people like us who bought and still own the PS3 version to be able to pay a massively discounted price for TLOU REMASTERED due to being playstation plus subscribers and supporters of the PS3 version!!

That would be awesome! like the upgrade program.
PSN PLUS games has been a bit thin on PS4 since launch which is to be expected since the game library is limited, but still a discounted version for PS3 owners of the game would go a long way to showing us appreciation!

Either way i will be buying it since for me its in my top 5 best games of all time! along with metroid prime and few others.
Games like this are a game changer and completing it on survivor mode was a mind blowing experience, so i am looking forward to the new difficulty mode.
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UltraNova  +   387d ago

At 6 million + sold I doubt ND needs any support. Its good though new people can experience this game which I consider the best of the better part of a decade.

60 though.. I dont know...still buying it day1.
M83_  +   388d ago
I'm betting it's still June... and hoping
Magicite  +   388d ago
gonna be first must-have game on ps4 for me (haven't played it on ps3 yet and Im glad).
Nitrowolf2  +   388d ago
clicked expecting an explaination only to be told what we already been told (that Grounded is harder than survival)
Plyzz  +   388d ago
Exactly my thoughts..
It would be amazing if the "new" and harder AI in Grounded Mode will behave like the AI did in the early TLoU trailers. :)
Either way, this game will never get old.
sashimi  +   388d ago
honestly grounded shouldn't be to hard for me since i already beat survival without using much of any items with minimal weapon usage except during the sewer scene to get past certain sections without room clearing and rarely any healing.

But nonetheless imma play it since i have season pass :)
LKHGFDSA  +   388d ago
Survivor mode was crap, you have to stealth the whole game and strangle the enemies. it's not as enjoyable IMO and it's not really survival horror IMO.
mike32UK  +   388d ago
i think that's why the majority of people did like survivor mode, it actually required patience and skill opposed to easy where you could just go nuts and not care about the consequences
AaronPS  +   388d ago
Using desperate measures such as stealth and carefully planning when and if to use items isn't survival horror?
Jonny5isalive  +   388d ago
I liked survivor, I had more supplies when I played survivor than hard since it was my second time playing. By the end of survivor I had maxed bombs/moltolvs, deagle ammo and tons of other ammo. I destroyed the soldier guys at the end with explosions and fire.
KinjoTakemura  +   388d ago
These modes aren't for people who like to run though a game with weapons blazing. These modes require patience and forethought. Some people just don't have the patience.
BlackTar187  +   387d ago
So i'm getting you really like guns and shooters.
csreynolds  +   388d ago
"The Last of Us New Difficulty Mode Explained"

Author states it's different from Survivor difficult, but how is unknown.

Not quite an explanation... -_-
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   388d ago
Was about to type the same thing
fucking clickbait >_>
PockyKing  +   387d ago
This site feeds off Dualshockers, don't expect much better.
Jonny5isalive  +   388d ago
YES, that is what I wanted the most in the remake, I will buy it again for sure then.
Tru_Blu  +   388d ago
You only get one life. Die in game and it's all the way back to the beginning...
EverydayGuy  +   388d ago
I think it means more restrictions less ammo and supplies. Maybe they revamp the AI so your party can be spotted and included some machanics from the dlc into the game itself.
plaZeHD  +   388d ago
I wouldn't call that "explained".
candy_mafia  +   388d ago
I gave my PS3 TLOU copy to a family member in anticipation of TLOU PS4 remaster.

I hope ND reposition and increase the amount of enemies on screen, and hopefully improve the enemy A.I. so that expert gamers and those who played it before, get a real challenge.

Summer can't come soon enough!
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vega275  +   388d ago
Although I thought the game was good. Its not worth rebuying it again. I'll wait til it hits ps+ to get it again.
candy_mafia  +   388d ago

'Its not worth rebuying it again'.

You need to add IMO, because you just can't speak for everyone you know!
vega275  +   388d ago
I dont have to put IMO. Cause im speaking for myself. Had I just said "its not worth a re-purchase" then you would have a point. My statement can clearly be taking as me referring to myself
listenkids  +   388d ago
I thought survivor mode was relatively easy for the most part. I can only assume this will be 1 hit death and/or more enemies.
TRGMatt  +   388d ago
There are parts where I didn't need to use Molotovs or Health Kits in Hard Mode but I did have to on Survivor. I am guessing that supplies will both be more rare and more situations will call for their use in Grounded. We shall find out. :)
TRGMatt  +   388d ago
Clickbait title. Nothing explained. GearNuke has joined Polygon on my "VG sites to avoid" list.
MasterofMagnetism  +   387d ago
Can't wait to play this new mode.
CuddlyREDRUM  +   387d ago
That is nice of them to give you the PS4 digital version for ten bucks if you have the PS3 disc of the game in.
Gamer666  +   387d ago
Great game...

I can't wait!
AgentSmithPS4  +   387d ago
I assume they'll do the hardest difficulty right, but some games do it wrong. The worst offenders are ones where the enemy health is absurdly high which makes it an unrealistic chore to kill them, I don't mind them doing high damage to me though. (like one of the Bioshocks and Oblivion depending on sliders/difficulty).
BlackTar187  +   387d ago
what i hate about some games Hard Mode is that the enemies somehow learn to notice you thru walls and never miss a shot ever. Even when you go behind a wall they seem to be able to hit the opposite side of the wall in the exact spot you are and move with you too.

Like uhhh no fricking way.
AgentSmithPS4  +   387d ago
Yeah that sucks.

I just had a flashback to one of the Max Payne games, it was auto adjusting the skill level and I played so well they'd know everything and I'd have to jump through doors in crazy ways in slomo to avoid an instant death. It was not too annoying though compared to other games.
rivencleft  +   387d ago
Cannot wait to play this again (On PS4 now) the graphical fidelity upgrade just looks amazing on an already amazing looking (and playing) game. CANNOT WAIT!
Gigus  +   387d ago
Has a price been confirmed for the remastered version?
grashopper  +   387d ago
I'm a bit bothered that the grounded difficulty option is $5.00 DLC.
Charging 5 bucks for only "better AI" seems a bit wrong.
fluxmulder  +   387d ago
New difficulty mode, that's nice. How about making the gameplay more fun.
ZILLA  +   387d ago
Cant wait for new maps and weapons on next tuesday.INTERIGATION mode...F T W!
Psychonaut  +   387d ago
I played it on PS3, it was my favorite video game on the PS3. Now, I get to play it on PS4 with better graphics, and a new difficulty. I really, really am excited for the re-release of, "The Last of Us.".
ziggurcat  +   387d ago
ooooooh... so they're adding a harder difficulty? if there are trophies associated with that, i'll have to pop the game in again, and play it for a 4th time.

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