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The Last of Us Reception Was A Bit Of A Surprise to Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog didn't quite realize at first that The Last of Us would have been received in the way it has, according to Emilia Schatz. (Emilia Schatz, Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, The Last Of Us, The Last Of Us Remastered)

LavaLampGoo  +   400d ago
Haha I guess when you've worked on something for so long youll be way to close to tell if its any good by the end.
Alexious  +   400d ago
That's probably the case. Even Blizzard had no clue that World of Warcraft would have been a massive success.
XB1_PS4  +   399d ago
To be fair, that game was more successful than anyone could have predicted without being laughed at.
TheUltimateGamer  +   400d ago
Sounds about right. When you word so closely with something it's hard to see it from a third party perspective.
Irishguy95  +   400d ago
Nah it's because they realize the game isn't perfect, unlike it's fanboys.
godofboobees  +   400d ago
You're still alive?
2pacalypsenow  +   400d ago
show me 1 perfect video game ever made
LAWSON72  +   400d ago
@2pacalypse

IMO Portal 2 was perfect or at least the closet thing I have ever seen in a video game. It is not my favorite game but it is certainly one of the most flawless and well crafted games I have ever played.
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HeWhoWalks  +   400d ago
It has absolutely nothing to do with that at all. Someone obviously didn't read the article.

OT: Always admire their modesty.
Visiblemarc  +   400d ago
@LAWSON72

Loved the game... Perfect? Um...no.
marioJP87  +   400d ago
For real.
Alexious  +   400d ago
It doesn't need to be perfect to be one of the best games ever made.
Spotie  +   400d ago
Ridiculous comment. Not unexpected.
Sharky231  +   400d ago
Your a twit!
ArtificiallyYours  +   399d ago
Wow. Just wow. Can you even? I don't think you even can.
Gamble20  +   399d ago
I think they created the right game, on the right system (in terms of the tastes of its user base), at exactly the right time. The zombie/walking dead craze had pretty much reached a feverish pitch right at the time Naughty Dog released the game, and the game itself was absolutely perfect to tell the type of story that the genre needs to be successful. It also helped that the PS3 had 80 million users. I have always argued that uncharted 2 would be one of the best selling platforms in history had the PS3 user base been as large as it was in 2013. (Although I do believe TLOU is probably a better game, personally)
Festano  +   400d ago
Given the great success, surely there will be a sequel.
Imp0ssibl3  +   400d ago
In part, I hope not, the story of The Last of Us was perfect as a standalone, at least for Joel and Ellie's story. I wouldnt mind a "sequel" set in the same universe, maybe from the Firefly's point if view.
HeWhoWalks  +   400d ago
This is my view as well, although I'm cool with playing through an entire game as a more grown up Ellie.
Darkwatchman  +   400d ago
Naughty Dog have said time and time again if a sequel were to be done, it would be a new set of characters.
TFJWM  +   400d ago
@Darkwatchman They never said that... They said if there is a story to made they will make it. Never ruled out using a new set of characters or not using a new set.
Alexious  +   400d ago
I still think throwing away Joel and Ellie as characters after one game is insane. It doesn't make any sense, they're not finished at all.
Sharky231  +   400d ago
I like to play out the story of ish and that family he was protecting.
mochachino  +   400d ago
I have mixed feeling about a sequel that included Joel and Ellie, LOU story was perfect, and the feeling left by the characters may be tarnished if another game is devoted to them.

On the other hand, ND created some of the most well developed main characters in gaming, it could be a waist of opportunity to not continue their story.

I think the LOU universe should definitely continue but other games shouldn't focus on Joel and Ellie. Or maybe have a prequel game about Joel and his brother
ONESHOTV2  +   400d ago
5 more TLOU by the end of the night lol i dont know if you people dont get tired of seeing them
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   400d ago
Because it is a pleasure to see all of you hating on TLOU news every day.
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ONESHOTV2  +   400d ago
lol guy why would i hate on a game. i'm not like you i have bought all of Sony consoles since the PS ONE to the PS2 the psp play-station 3 and vita and also a pc gamer so tell me why would i hate other gamers for what they like. i'm just a bit ticked that i see these articles ever day and it just gets to me like there are no other news to report on. i think people like you should open up there mind to different things you are missing out on a lot of good things man.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   399d ago
Haters are obivously going to hate Naruto.
Ripsta7th  +   400d ago
Just wait until we get all of those MCC articles and how quickly the
Sony fans will start complaining. Just wait and see, theyll just be trolling the articles
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Sketchy_Galore  +   400d ago
and you'll be telling them all to shut up. The eternal dance of the loser.
Chaos-Dad  +   400d ago
"Naughty Dog have said time and time again if a sequel were to be done, it would be a new set of characters."

really?^^
http://news.softpedia.com/n...

http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/...

http://kotaku.com/who-would...
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Letthewookiewin  +   400d ago
Well deserved
WeAreLegion  +   400d ago
I think most artists are. Tolkien was terrified when he sent The Lord of the Rings to the publisher. He thought everyone would hate it.
thisisgregory  +   400d ago
Truly thrilled to get back into this game tonight! Naughty Dog really out did themselves on this one. My question is- does the DLC fit into everything else nicely? I never got around to it on PS3 but will this time around!!

Also - check out my fan trailer called The Last 28 Weeks of Us below :)

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Sharky231  +   400d ago
Nice video!
thisisgregory  +   399d ago
Thanks!! :D
S2Killinit  +   400d ago
I wish them the best. gaming would be empty without Naughty Dogs.
Bathyj  +   400d ago
Theyve said before they didnt know how well it would be received. Was it too dark? Was it too much of a departure from what people were used to from Naughty Dog?

And they also said it didnt feel like everything was gelling into place until right up near the end. I guess were pretty lucky it all came together the way it did. I am so ready to revisit it again.
InTheLab  +   400d ago
So yeah I'm picking it up again but I swear these interviews are ridiculous as we read basically the same stories last year. I've never seen a port generate this much hype.
ltachiUchiha  +   400d ago
Yeah well the difference with this game is this is the most awarded game in history & many ppl who were just 360 owners last gen own a ps4 this gen & have always wanted to play this amazing game & now that its coming to the ps4, its basically a New IP for those, obviously those such as myself who already enjoyed such an amazing game bought it again just because the multiplayer alone is amazing & @1080p & 60fps I cant help but buy it again.

There will definitely a TLOU2 & I can guarantee there will be an infected mode added & co op. The single player was obviously its main strength but for those who overlooked the multiplayer of TLOU are truelly missing out on of the best & most unique multiplayers ever made. It just feels different then every other multiplayer out there & is very well balanced & is very competitive & difficult if u are just jumping into it for the 1st time. U will feel overwhelmed because u start fresh but if u keep playing & learn the maps & where the supply locations are, u will love it.
SynestheticRoar  +   400d ago
I might get it when it'S 20 dollars.
ONESHOTV2  +   399d ago
XiSasukeUchiha.... lol man plz stop talking to you're self not good it is a bit funny how you defend you're self with you're second account
ufo8mycat  +   399d ago
Not sure why ND are still surprised with this.
They released one of the best games ever made.
CuddlyREDRUM  +   399d ago
"We just put out the same game in 1080p and 60fps... reviewers can literally expect nothing!"
mediate-this  +   399d ago
Bought this game for ps3, didnt like it. So i watch multiplayer vids on youtube so rebought it for ps4, playing S.P while M.P loads, i still dont get the hype. Its just a stealthy U.C in my eyes. Im mainly going to play for the m.p.

I cant stand the female characters, their strength of character is so forced, but maybe as the s.p goes on ill see if i change my mind. But this time im going to try and atleast beat it..

Tlou sp doesnt hit me like it hits you guys, graphics are nothing special, im playing on my sam uhdtv. Nothing much crazier than ps3, well i cant notice anything major. But maybe side by side would help.

I really hate tess.
frezhblunts  +   399d ago
i got it for multiplayer add frezh_blunts
mediate-this  +   399d ago
I suck bro, trying to get better add me uchendu, not sure how to get my headphone wrkn
Kivespussi  +   399d ago
I'll get it at around 15€. Already have the PS3 version, only thing that interests me in this version is the bigger multiplayer base at DLC maps. Also 60fps is a big deal but other than that I have not enough interest in this game to justify 50€
frezhblunts  +   399d ago
Is it just me? I got last of us ps4 and i feel like mgs demo looks better, to me it looks like it was a ps3 game upgraded instead of a brand new game. graphics hype?
SpinalRemains138  +   399d ago
It is a PS3 game upgraded.
frezhblunts  +   399d ago
I know but they are praising it as if it is the best looking game yet but to me infamous was as good. I just can't notice i guess, i hope that doesn't mean that is the peak of next gen consoles already in one year.
ltachiUchiha  +   398d ago
This is just a remastered upgrade. Uncharted 4 on the other hand will make MGS Demo u played look outdated.
Picnic  +   399d ago
A game that seems 'inspired' by everything from The Walking Dead , Silent Hill and Red Dead Revolver to perhaps a smattering of Half Life 2 (the bit where there's the car graveyard is pure Route Kanal), Max Payne and Alan Wake (the forest/ river environment).

In anyone else's hands it could have easily turned out average and generic feeling. In Naughty Dog's hands it felt like a fresh homage. I do wish they'd admit all their inspirations though but I suppose it's not likely.
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karamsoul  +   399d ago
They're being humble. They knew the release would be well-received. They're Naughty Dog after all!

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