The author contends that Naughty Dog didn't need to continually resort to such brutal violence throughout the adventure.
The whole point they were trying to get across was that Joel and those around him lived in a brutal kill or be killed world... That's the very theme of the game, the violence.
That's exactly the way I saw the game.
I wish the author would tell me how would he tell a story of an apocalyptic world full of violence with the premisse kill or be killed without violence.
gameskinny...hmmm...it appears the reasoning in that article is anorexic as well.
Everyone knows a real post apocalyptic world would be cakes and flowers.
i agree with this article Joel is a monster instead of trying to survive every one who's trying to kill him from Thugs to Clickers He should give them roses and tell them to be his friend ...(well,it's kinda hard to tell that to Clicker though)
lol @Ez2014 hahaha you even lose when the clickers hug and 'bite' you :p so maybe they understand better than we think....
The feeling I got while playing the game was that the violence depicted and that you carry out as both Joel and Ellie are necessary for the world they live in.
I feel like this is one of the few games that has meaningfull violence in it. I think it's quite necessary for the game to have such a dark atmosphere.
i have been playing games since Atari in fact i come out of my mother belly with video game controler this game is one of the very few game with violence that actually make sense
Exactly. The extreme violence also makes the moments of peace so much more special.
Agreed *SPOILERS* Like the scene where Joel and Ellie see the giraffes just wouldn't be as meaningful if it wasn't for the dark, gritty tone in most of the game
Yeah I agree. In what world does a "less violent" post-apocalyptic hellscape make any sense? Some games are violent, some aren't. So sick of people whining.
Besides the fact that I see about 10 reviews for this game every day; this is the dumbest thing I've seen in a while
very. the removal of this article and those involved with it would make the internet a better place. And the violence in that game has massive meaning. Look at the state of things in the game world. I see these articles and I just shake my head......
(Directed towards the author) Yes lets make the game into beyond two souls/heavy rain, so people can complain about it "not being an actual game", and "it's like playing a cutscene". Gamers have to learn and understand, we have to become better gamers, and expand our palette, before we can expect anything different, and to have a diverse gaming industry, the likes of(or even close to,the likes of) the movie industry. We could possibly be seeing our first video comedy in a long time with "Quantic Dreams" next game: The Dark Sorceror , i'm personally interested, I wonder how the community will react. My ex loved heavy rain, imagine if there were more games like that to inspire her to get into games possibly game development, now that brings in more diversity in itself.
What a pointless article, considering it's a post apocalyptica survival horror genre, that has many aspect of the book 'the road' it's suppose to be despotic game. It's not like their advertising it as a Pokemon game. Pointless save your reading for something worth reading
The violence makes it believable, look at our world right now. ALready so much violence, imagine if infected showed up, everyone would go apeshit.
Lul wut? It's like asking for Spielberg to take the time traveling out of Back to the Future movies. It's the very foundation of the game.
Is something psychologically wrong with me since I didnt find this game brutally violent . At no point did I go "wow this is a gore fest." There are games and ESPECIALLY MOVIES that are much, MUCH more violent then this game
Saw says hi. I agree movies are pretty damn gruesome anymore, TV also. The new show " The Strain " in the first episode it has a pretty graphic scene & I said to myself damn on tv?!
The Last of Us is a very violent game but it's contextualized violence. Other than the surgeons at the end of the game(2 of 3 you don't have to kill) Joel isn't killing innocent people, he's killing brutal men that would do the same or worse to himself and Ellie given the chance.
I killed them, they knew too much...
The surgeons aren't really innocent *spoilers* listen to the tapes in that level they'd cut people up to no avail and knew that and were about todo it again.
some peoples world is all sunshine and rainbows. This game is not too over the top it is exactly the way I think most people want it
Silly click bait article.
"it doesn't get more visceral or brutal than in Naughty Dog's admittedly epic production" - Really? I can think of many games more violent than this game.
yes, i can agree just look at God of war 3 nothing is more violent than this game but what makes the violent in TLOU something else is that it feel very real when playing it
Oh shut the f*** up u stupid f***s. These people again. *facepalm
Your comment goes perfectly with your username. Very fitting! 👌
So what happens? Someone has a bunch of names and they all rate the articles up so it can make it on the main site or what?
I think it was kind of Naughty Dog to include a Gore filter in The Last of Us. I think more game companies can take something from them and listen to their audience.
Wouldn't that just make it crash bandicoot
Our world breeds violence. In Joel's world, human civilisation and its morals have decayed. The game is as realistic as it can be with the background they decided on, and the source material is was influenced by. The balance is fine. There's enough beautiful reflective, adventure elements to push away the violence of the world, before bringing us back down to the reality of survival.
If you want half the violence then play the EU version in multiplayer /s
I think ND did an amazing job. I didn't feel any of the violence to be pure shock value, it was always pertinent to the story.
Right, it wasn't like God of War 3 where you poke a guy's eyes out or you disembowel enemies on a regular basis.
Is it normal to laugh at a headline and completely skip the article?
OMG The game was perfect as is ,stop trying to make hindsight decision that you think would improve the game i highly doubt they would
Cutting all of the words would make this a better article.
Hmmm i think this guy never play any fallout game...... Some games need violence... nvm time wasted.
mate it won 200+ awards doesnt need anything,
This is one of the most stupid articles i have ever seen... this game without violence wouldnt be "authentic"...its a post apocalyptic world...if you wanted people hugging and kissing each other you better find other game...
I'm impressed that somebody could come up with something so stupid.
I always crack up at people who think they know whats better for everyone else.
Selfishly i would have liked more dialect between Joel & Ellie, there so well voiced and drawn its amazing!!! I laugh at loud when ellie curses someone out and feel joel fatherly instincts when he addresses her it's very funny very emotional & its a GAME!!!!!! They really pulled off something special!!! The last of us deserves all the praises it has received.. Alot of people has voiced concern over naughty dogs writers artist developer's moving on... I on the other hand look forward to them helping move gaming as a whole forward and share some of the ideal's & strategies from the uncharteds last of us crash projects with other developers...
I came here just to read the comments. You guys didn't let me down. The Last of Us is a freaking masterpiece. The author certainly has a right to their opinion though.
no, i strongly disagree
Yeah, Joel should have only been armed with a feather duster, that would have made it a much better game. And instead of fighting in the game you should have civilized discussions with anyone he disagreed with, with a nice firm handshake to seal the deal. Because that's how it would be in a world shook to its core like the world they were living in. Give me a break. Does the author think that a world post-apocalypse would not involve a hell of a lot of violence? It would be pretty lawless, anyone trying to uphold the law would be severely undermanned and there would be a lot of gangs and individuals roaming that would be committing terrible atrocities. It would be a hellish place to live. And it is after all a game. How would the author propose they had made the game, that's what I would like to know? He doesn't give any suggestions really.
Ya just like the walking dead tv show needs to cut the half of the violence to become a better zombie apocalypse show...damn what do these people think about when they write this kind of articles...
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