Why I didn't like The Last of Us

DS: It's clear that I'm in the minority, but I didn't like The Last of Us. I played the title more than one year ago now after it launched to universal acclaim. Digital Spy loved it. Other critics loved it. PlayStation fans loved it. Even my friends and colleagues who rarely play games and use their PlayStation 3 consoles as nothing more than a Blu-ray player loved it – and yet, Naughty Dog's blockbuster left me cold.

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funkybudda802d ago

I might be in the majority, but really dont like this writer or the trash he wrote.

nX802d ago

Let him be, he obviously doesn't know how to deal with clickers... or the AI, or the game in general. His arguments are not comprehensible to me.

Prime157802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

Yeah, that's what I felt after reading this: he should have put it a difficulty down, or maybe even two.

As difficulties go up, you find less crafting ingredients (full shivs, even), less ammo, enemies do more damage and have more health...

Ps4's tlou's resolution made survivor a breeze for me as I found it much easier to see the infected. I remember on the ps3 version not being able to make them out at times, almost running head on into them. Haven't decided if I want to try grounded.

He's entitled not to like it, but there have been many games that I've liked more on different difficulties.

XBLSkull802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

I don't dislike it, but I'm 2/3 done with the game and it certainly doesn't live up to perfect scores and 200+ GotY awards (not sure on that number) The game is well made but it's all stuff I've done in other games. Joel is a forgettable character and Ellie swears to much, probably for shock value or something. I'm on the remastered version, never played the original. The graphics are good but it's certainly still a last gen game in that department. I'm starting to get a little bored in it now, I think when I am done I don't intend on playing the DLC, whatever that is called (Left Behind maybe?) I give it a solid 8.5/10, but it isn't the masterpiece people say it is, and Grand Theft Auto V definitely deserved those GotY awards over this IMO. But the cool thing these days is to not give awesome sequels the credit they deserve and if something is new that is major points in peoples books. Of course Naughty Dog has this cult following of hardcore fanboys who think they are the cream of the crop of game development (lol), and you can bet anything else they put out will be "Masterpiece" "10/10" "GotY" "Best game ever made" in the eyes of some.

thorstein802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

This is the new trend, BTW. Find something well received by critics and gamers alike. Then write a piece about how it [underwhelms, is overhyped, etc. etc. etc.].

I have a hypothesis that these guys don't even really play the games as much as they just want to disparage something. I call them hateboys.

Worse than fanboys, they disparage all things in a community. (I'm not sure if it is a hipster thing)

The reality boils down to this: they hate gaming, gamers, and the industry in general.

They aren't interested in constructive dialogue, just in looking down their noses at something many people love.

I am not a huge fan of the Witcher, but I don't go around claiming it is "underwhelming" or "overhyped." (I am giving Witcher 3 a try though.)

Better headlines: Why I don't Like Video Games.

Why Do I Struggle at Playing Video Games like the Last of Us.

Give up the anger, guy. Listen to Yoda. "Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering." Don't suffer anymore, guy. Let it go.

XBL Skull. 1 Bubble after 18 days on here? Stealth trolling is still trolling.

Gaming101802d ago

Ok not gonna lie, the author has mild down syndrome... take it easy on him. He can't figure out rudimentary game design... this website lets him write for them as charity.

N0gg1nsh0tz802d ago


Just gonna say, Grounded is ruthlessly realistic and difficult and is a huge challenge.

I believe it's how the game should be played (at least tried, but definitely not for those who are feint of heart or very easily tempered :)

I'm loving playing the game on this difficulty. and i love the game generally. 10/10 in my opinion on any difficulty setting.

dj3boud802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

what he really wanted to say... he likes the "clickers".. you know, ones that click on his article/ads :P

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jimjam3442802d ago

tlou imo was a very well made game, my only gripe is the annoying film grain.
but the game is not in my top 10. my top 10 list contains games that got 50 on metacritic so if youre one of those numbers guys i could care less.

joab777802d ago

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I wonder what difficulty he played on...and how he approached it. I thought the stealth and gunplay were seem less in your ability to use either at any time. The enemy A I is pretty damn good, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Some take similar routes but also change it up on u. I agree that the companion A I is a little wierd but c'mon...compared to other games, it's pretty good.

I do think difficulty matters for this so called immersion he craves. Just b/compared the story is so damn amazing, this is a game. There are plenty of movies to watch.

XxExacutionerxX802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

He does bring up a good point about the A.I. They do run in front of enemies or clickers and they won't spot them but will only spot you. I like the gunplay because making sluggish aiming rises the fear of someone running at you ready to kill you or eat you. Ps Fanboys, Last of Us is a great game but it's not perfect and the ending was a let down. It's just someone's opinion on the game.
The opening is the most highly emotional part of the whole game. When you have a child of your own, that scene really hits hard and bring you right into Joels shoes.

sonarus802d ago

agreed. The user AI could have been done better. But everything else he complained about to me was complete bs. The gunplay was excellent, enemies were adequately challenging and narration was great.

averagejoe26802d ago

You realize that "the game not being perfect and the ending being a let down" is an opinion, right? PS fanboys are entitled to theirs' as well.

jimjam3442801d ago

@averagejoe26 i think its hilarious when people feel the need to tell you that your opinion is just an opinion. are you so butthurt that you feel the need to state that? i agree with executioner completely, coming from 360 i thought tlou was going to be like the damn second coming of jesus thanks to all the bs 10/10 this game got. tlou was a very well made game, but to be honest i far more enjoyed my 100+ hours with red dead redemption, or the walking dead game than tlou. in a small way, the last of us tells an identical story to the walking dead. middle aged broken adult get paired with girl, two eventually become very attached and would kill to protect each other. only difference is that ND decided to leave the ending open for a sequel, that both characters can be in. oh and they both are in the apocalypse.

SilentNegotiator802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

"I must tell the internet why I don't like one of the most highly acclaimed games of the 7th generation that's a year old! It MUST be done!!"

I think I'll write an article informing you guys why I don't like Half-Life 2 (To be clear: I'm being facetious; I love HL2).

Lord_Sloth802d ago (Edited 802d ago )

Go ahead, Silent, I'm listening.

ChozenWoan802d ago

This is a safe place, we are all here for you.

shinrock801d ago

So people should only write about what they like in the ps section?

nosferatuzodd802d ago

when these click bait try to get hits we should just dont respond to it and let it die then real stories will get a chance to shine

TheSaint802d ago

If everyone liked the same stuff life would be dull.

TheSaint801d ago

F me who's the genius that disagreed with that?

BillySpandex802d ago

Maybe I should write an article "Why I didn't like Digitalspy...". These sort of articles serve no purpose, they're unnecessary fluff.

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SaveFerris802d ago

Well, someone has to be THAT guy.

Neixus802d ago

eh, each to their own, I loved this game, but i respect others opinions.

But i gotta say, this statement made no sense;
''The prologue is undoubtedly the highlight of the entire game''

Opening was good, but nothing compared to the later sections. I don't know what he was smoking while playing through the later chapters, but obviously he forgot them.

Both narrative, story and gameplay wise, the winter section is really something for itself.

HanzoHattori802d ago

The title should be "I know no one cares if I don't like The Last Of Us, but i'm writing this story any way."

Aceman18802d ago

to the writer of this article, and in the immortal words of the church lady

"Well isn't that special"

chrissx802d ago

I guess to each his own. The last of us is one of the best games of last generation