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Submitted by ArchangelMike 16d ago | article

The Test of Time: Looking Back at The Last of Us

It's been a little over a year now since The Last of Us was released. Part of the last hurrah of AAA releases before the dawn of a new console generation, the game had tremendous expectations to live up to. Now that the dust has had some time to settle, and with the game's PlayStation 4 release just a few weeks off, Gamespot take a look back at what The Last of Us represented at the time of its release, and looks forward to what it might contribute to gaming's future. (PS3, PS4, The Last Of Us, The Last Of Us Remastered)

Ezz2013  +   16d ago
Wow, a great article about TLOU from GameSpot ?!

their editor: Tom8to Mcdonalds
will not be happy about this
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ArchangelMike  +   16d ago
It's a good read, quite robust in it's analysis of the gameplay tropes that TLOU uses. I like the way they compared the reviews of different sites like IGN, Edge, Polgone etc.

I wonder what he guys at Polygone will say about the Remaster. It's like, there's a fine balance though with breaking down a game to it's mechanical parts, or simply just enjoying the overall experience the game offers. And the overall experience if in a league of it's own. Not many game offer the complete package like TLOU.
KinjoTakemura  +   16d ago
The Last Of Us should be placed in a time capsule.
sk8ofmnd  +   15d ago
The last of us was good but it only got one playthrough from me. Anybody else think one playthrough was enough? After knowing the story that was basically it for me. Tho there were epic moments and I enjoyed the game there just wasnt any replay value and I sent it back to gf. I was more amazed by uc2. Anyone else get that jaw dropping feel like in their previous games?
our_games_are_art  +   15d ago
This game made me fall in love with video games again. After a really long break from games through all of highschool and some of college. I looked everywhere for pendants and notes! I loved getting lost in the lore. But hey that was just me, I think this games perfect even the MP.
sk8ofmnd  +   15d ago
Love disagrees without a reason. Its just a game jeeze. Its my damn opinion.
Spotie  +   15d ago
How many bubbles you got?

How many times can you agree/disagree in an article?

See why one gets used more often than the other?

You expressed an opinion. People clicked disagree. The logical assumption is that their reason for disagreeing is... THAT THEY DISAGREE! Amazing, right? I should hope that wouldn't need spelling out.

Obviously, not everybody feels the way you did about the game, so they disagreed with your comment.
rlacorne  +   15d ago
Didn't it came out last year? Isn't it a wee bit early for a "looking back" article? O_o
Volkama  +   15d ago
Last year AND this year. I would say it is still a bit too fresh for any "test of time" assessment.
MilkMan  +   15d ago
Looking back? when the fuq did this game come out 30 years ago?!
2cents  +   15d ago
Ok article, but horrible title.

"The Test of Time: Looking Back at The Last of Us" lol, its still considered a current release, last time I checked its still selling on ps3.

Its being analysed as if its an ancient game that people need a refresher on. Anyways... Roll on the remake.
our_games_are_art  +   15d ago
I can't wait for the remaster to come out so the hype train can end. The games a touchstone game of the gen, if u ain't know by now then... Bruh.
Maybe we'll get some UC4 news after the release!
ArchangelMike  +   15d ago
Well when the Remaster launches there'll be about 1 month when all we're going to see are reviews, articles, screenshot comparisons, gameplay comparisons, multiplayer reviews etc etc etc, so yeah, brace yourself for that :)
our_games_are_art  +   14d ago
Haha but I actually look forward to that! Its all the unnecessary hype that gets me. I'm already so hyped!
sk8ofmnd  +   15d ago
Hey spotie no reason to be a douche. But judging by your bubbles you prolly are an ass lol. The last of us was great but not like game of the year great. Have a great day spotie :) take a valume bud lighten up. Also ive only had my account for a month.

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