Digital Foundry vs The Last of Us Remastered

Mystery has surrounded Naughty Dog's PlayStation 4 remaster of its survival horror classic, The Last of Us. Announced by error and with a somewhat muted marketing push, it's a remaster where the developer has seemingly been unwilling to actually show us the game in action, a state of affairs that persisted into E3 where it was mysteriously absent from the Sony press booth. Quite why this was the case remains a puzzle - Naughty Dog had nothing untoward to hide. It's a brilliant game.

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imt5581453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Game really smooth at 60 fps. Drops here and there and that's fine by me.

Reviews for now :

IGN: 10/10
Game Informer: 10/10 10/10
Games Radar: 10/10
Meristation (Spanish): 10/10
vgnetwork (Italian): 10/10
Gameplanet: 9.5/10 9.5/10 (Italian): 9.5/10
Vandal Online (Spanish): 9.5/10
Metro: 9/10
US Gamer: 9/10
Crave Online: 8.5/10
Gamespot: 8/10
Polygon: 8/10

Well, first time Polygon reviewed TLOU with 7.5

GameInformer upgrade their score from 9.5 to 10.

DragoonsScaleLegends1453d ago

Yeah it might drop once in while but for the most part it's 60fps which is great. It's not like Infamous Second Son which was all over the place.

Mr Pumblechook1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

It's funny how Polygon only deem this worthy or a review update, an amendment to the end of the original text. I suspect when Halo The Master Chief Collection is released they will go the whole hog and give it a separate review.

jackanderson19851453d ago


it is the same game regardless of the resolution or framerate... not entirely sure why sites are re-reviewing it to be honest

MCC i'm assuming will get a re-review but just so it encompasses all 4 within a smaller review

then again they're journalists so they might do anything

LightDiego1453d ago

Polygon and Lamespot, that represents really well what are these sites. I know that everybody has different opinions, but look at their articles, only click-bait and poor journalism.
With Gamespot, also we have Kotaku, trying to push the feminism agenda, just pathetic.
Anyway.... Great scores by another more respectful sites.

JP13691453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

You lost me with your criticism of "the feminism agenda." What the hell is wrong with equal treatment of women? Would you really prefer that the industry try to maintain an image of childish misogyny? Please answer so we can clear this up. Oh wait, you only have one bubble. Funny, that.


Wow, you're post history is really interesting.

"That's because you have only one platform, lol, you are pathetic."

"True Sasuke.
Just sell it Activision, you are not capable to make a true Crash game."

"I hate liberals, they believe in global warming and always blame George Bush, he was a great president."

Nice alt account, Sasuke. I'm expecting at least three disagrees, one from each of your accounts.

imt5581453d ago

Yep, Polygon review is pretty LAME, but anyway, they gave 0.5 higher score. :D

Spotie1453d ago

You seem really upset, JP.

Thing about that "feminism" agenda: it's not feminism at all. Generally speaking, the complaints made against the industry are from those who want SUPERIOR treatment, not equal treatment.

As a black man in the south, believe me when I say I've experienced my share of discrimination. However, representation- which is what the complaint usually boils down to in gaming- is based not on whether or not I'm equal, but how many people like me there are. In gaming, there just are not as many female gamers or developers, so they CAN'T be very heavily represented. Not because they're not important, but because there aren't that many.

Google can't hire more qualified women if there aren't that many qualified women in the first place. And if they choose a qualified woman over a better qualified man, that's just as sexist, isn't it?

This last is the type of thing being pushed in gaming's "feminism." They don't want to be harassed online, even though men are harassed just as often. They don't want to be oversexualized, even though that's par for the course for men. I will admit, there have been individual times where people went too far, but it was an INDIVIDUAL that did it, not some conglomerate of gaming entities. There's no concerted effort to keep women down.


Anyway, the scores and general reception are to be expected. Even from Polygon(don't know how that site's still around... wait, Microsoft money, I forgot).

I wonder, though, if truefan will make his way in here. He had "genuine" concerns about the fact that Naughty Dog hadn't shown much/any gameplay. What will he and others have to say, now that Digital Foundry has gotten their hands on it and found it to be as good as advertised?

JP13691453d ago

What you completely miss, Spotie, is that no one is asking for over representation, as you claim in your straw man argument. The argument made by people with sense is that women are almost always treated as objects. They're either meant to titillate, or simply drive the plot forward by virtue of just being there. Very rarely do they get the same character development as their male counterparts. And since when are men sexualized in the same way as women? Once again, the males get their power fantasy, while women are viewed as a vehicle for teenage sexual fulfillment. Marcus Fenix is not the same as Bayonetta or the girl from Lollipop Chainsaw, or any female character from just about any fighting game ever made. Tell me, have there been games made where you take photos of men in swimsuits? What about male rape simulators?
It's funny that you bring up the issue of race and then mention that there isn't a concentrated effort to keep anyone down. Isn't it possible for individual racists to affect your life, or do they have to be a part of some grand conspiracy? The problem with sexism is the same as racism in that certain ideas that put one group in a society at a disadvantage are not only accepted, but are then defended as being "just the way things are." It's both funny and tragic that you would be so ready to use an argument that has been used against African Americans for hundreds of years. Nice post otherwise.

CaptainObvious8781453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )


If you think feminism is actually about equality, then you're just another fool that believes their lies.

Did you know that every single bill in the US that has tried to increase parenting time for non custodial parents (dads) has been opposed by a feminist group?


That's just 1 transgression in an ocean of hypocritical rhetoric and hatred.

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Dynasty20211453d ago

Except it's not 60 FPS.

It's 60 FPS most of the time.

Clogmaster1453d ago

Like 99% of every 60fps game released that is not a fighter, or has average graphics.

Qwagy UK1453d ago

Now the Xbox one needs a 10/10..... sooner the better!

Jilokle1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Well, that might come with the Master Chief Collection...but I am not sure. Anyway, TLOU it's a game that any video game enthusiast should play.

HeavenlySnipes1453d ago

You're crazy if you think an upgraded version of the Halo series is a 7-8^

Malphite1453d ago

Halo Collection and GTAV remastered will most likely get some 10/10 scores.

On topic: Nice to see that the framerate is stable. Definately going for 60fps then.

Gamer19821453d ago

GTA maybe..But Halo? No.. Since most of the game runs at old graphical fidelity with only certain maps upgraded.

Vegamyster1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )


1 & 2 have graphical enhancements over the originals and all will benefit from the higher resolution and framerate, 4 is still a great looking game.

Brim1453d ago

oh so we consider this a ps4 10/10?.. come one guys lets be real... it's a ps3 game ... thats like if MCC is rated a 10/10 ... nope not a x1 game ... whats wrong with the gaming world?..

Mikeyy1453d ago

Might want to brace for impact, because when Halo MCC comes the usual suspects will be stuffing it down all our throats constantly.

I'm sure it'll get 10/10s because it's a halo game.

But where going to get articles from Mr. X Telling us how ps4 is doomed after and whatnot. .

Goku7811453d ago

This just isn't fair to Xbox One. No way to catch up in any way now.

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Sonyslave31453d ago

Catch up 2 what a game that came out years ago lol

Sonyslave31453d ago

All the hype Naughty Dog did any not really much improvement.

Gamer19821453d ago

Wow.. Just wow.. You know nothing about game design clearly..

medman1453d ago

TLOU remastered will sell more units than the xbone console has sold. We understand why you're so frustrated and bewildered. Good luck with that. The rest of us will be playing the best games available on the better console.

stiggs1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )


"TLOU remastered will sell more units than the xbone console has sold"

The original Last of Us game sold approximately 4.5M units on the PS3 which has an install base of about 82M consoles.

Do you really think that the remastered version is going to sell more than 5M units (XBOX One current total) on the PS4 which currently has an install base of 8M?

I really enjoyed The Last of Us too, but come one now...don't go all hyper-fanboy. That just invalidates anything else you have to say.

Clogmaster1453d ago

Guess you learned to write but not read.

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