Following the announcement of Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us, questions arose whether the game would be a single-player only affair or it would sport a multiplayer feature - presumably an online multiplayer component.
F*** yes. This is amazing news, I remember someone on N4G saying hopefully this is a Mature rated game. Also, single-player only. Awesome.
Dead right. Co-op destroys any of the fear factor in survival-horror games. They are supposed to be scary & build suspense, that's the reason why Dead Space (& to a lesser extent, Alan Wake) was such a success this gen. And one of the many reasons why Resident Evil 5 didn't live up to gamers expectations.
Hell yeah. I hope they make the game extra long like Jak 3. I spent more than 100 hours in Jak 3 and it has no MP so I won't doubt this game. <3 (Pfft, like I'd doubt anything from Naughty Dog.)
hah, I came into the comments here to lament the lack of co-op, but when I read your comment I thought to myself "actually damn, he's right."
Glad they aren't adding multiplayer to this. Naughty Dog haven't quite got the hang of creating a great and well balanced multiplayer mode just quite yet. They should just stick with what they're good at, singleplayer.
So by your logic TLOU is going to be dissapointing right? You obviously forgot the little girl thats going to be following you around everywhere. Your probably going to escorting her around and everything. You guys dont want co-op but theres 2 main characters (So dont expect Dead space scary) and I dont see the difference between AI and a friend or random person. If anything it would be scarier with a friend. Even if its a strictly linear experience who said that you have to be together in a co-op game you can split up or one of the characters could get stranded somewhere and you guys would have to meet up somewhere but this time you would be ALONE facing different challenges. Now that would be scary where you were so dependent on uour friend only to find yourself all ALONE! :D
They better stick to it if there are any sequels. Uncharted didn't have MP but then they added it in UC2
mafiahajeri, In this game you are the little girl. They said the story revolves around her, the big bad guy is the one who is doing the following. It also explains this in a subtle way in the trailer itself, she was never out of scene... but the hard dude was. He was upstairs fighting and it was her when she was downstairs the camera was focused on nearly all times.
I doubt it will be more than 6-8 hours, and it doesn't look the least bit scary...I don't know what trailer you were watching.
I like it a lot but can't help that multi (if done right) adds quite a bit to a game. Dead Space and Alan Wake were great....but L4D is still the one I play because of a great multi component.
I agree with no multiplayer needed when its being tacked on but when done right it adds value to your $60 purchase. Here is hoping for a 2 or more player co-op in single player. Also please do not let this be a Move only game. If its optional then that fine.
Lmao @ a Move only game Yeah not likely
Co-op + Survival horror = Mistake.
I would love 2 player co-op. I remember having one of my best console gaming moments with Obscure: Aftermath in split screen. My friend and I kept laughing, shouting, getting shocked and solving puzzles with that! Ah.. I wish it had co-op.
Dude call me a fanboy but ANYTHING ND touches turns to gold,so.... THIS IS A DAY ONE PURCHASE FOR ME!
That's great news :) now all their focus will be in creating a very character driven story. This will be like I Am Legend which isn't a bad thing because in that movie will smith had to use many tactics to stay alive. Hopefully we at least get co-op many people may think that it detracts from the survival/horror aspect but in reality it doesn't. The factor that creates that mood IMO is just the environment and the creatures your dealing with. For example, many like mentioning RE5 which wasn't a horror game and why because you did a lot of the gunning in bright sunlight and the environment you were in wasn't all that frighting plus you had the zombies with guns and cars -__-
what is it with "i am legend"??
this doesn't seem like that as much as it seems like "stakeland" -
for example - the survival tactics are in stakeland (i hope last of us has the player trapping the creatures like in the movie!). mutated creatures - in stakeland. human enemies - in stakeland. middle-aged lead character with teen protege - ALSO in stakeland. limited ammo/supplies - also in stakeland.
doesn't anyone watch other movies besides "i am legend"???
^ Dude this is totally I Am Legend. Stakeland was a great movie but this definately feels more like the latter.
the trailer alone should have told you the game was m rated.
Great News on aiming for a M rating.... My hopes have been answered and this may be the next great survival horror game, the genre has been on life support other than Dead Space....Silent Hill and RE have been disappointments this gen AW: American Horror looks pretty good too
How is single-player only, good news? Multiplayer is always welcome. Uncharted 2 and 3 multiplayer is solid.
clearly your not a child of this industry. anyone who has lived through all the generation will answer that question for you
Mp gamers are well catered to. They dont have to have everything. Why shoehorn an MP element that doesnt fit and steals resources (eg time and money). Some games are just better off as single player.
Yeah, because we need some tension killing co-op in a survival horror game, or maybe some competitive multiplayer that makes no sense for a game with this title and premise. Maybe some Capture the Flag.
It's unfortunate that Sony/ND didn't incorporate Co-Op as it would have been perfect fit for a game like LOU. L4D for ps3...guess not. I'll still get it but it would have been nice to play with friends.
L4D is an action game. We need something this gen akin to that of Resident Evil and Silent Hill games of the PS1 days. And since Capcom is not going to deliver, then I am all for Naughty taking on the job. Ever since UC1 I have been saying that ND should do a survival horror game with their engine. The part in the dark hallways with the monsters was genuinely scary. One of my favorite scenes from any Uncharted.
L4D is already on PS3. It's called Payday: The Heist.
If its single player only them im guessing its open world (there is speculation whether its open world or like Uncharted) because they dont have to fill half the disk with online components, either that or its gonna be a nice long long game :)
My money is on it being like uncharted. Theres ALOT of extra work trying to build suspense in open world scenarios. In games like UC(Not open world), you have alot of chokepoints where you know the player will pass soner or later. This allows for triggering all kinds of scary effects at these chokepoints. From a business point of view, open world in this game, makes no sense
Multiplayer can hurt a games development as devs can spend too much time working on it and fixing problems with it instead of single player. Bioshock is a perfect example of how a game can survive still if it has great single player.
well uncharted multiplayer wasnt exactly amazing or popular so good idea to stick to single player.
I love single player games.
yes, finally a SP game from ND. They'll be able to focus on what they do the best.
He means no distractions, like the Uncharted 3 multi-player. So they can spend all of their resources on making the SP amazing.
@Truerandom Yes, but Uncharted was an SP only game and so were the Jak & Daxter and Crash Bandicoot series.
@Exqisik Your point? UC was their first hit at a PS3 game. The only reason why the other got better was because they learnt how to work with the PS3. If they ignore the MP, can you imagine what more they can add to a single player game only?
Where have you been in the past 15 years of gaming?
You know, I've always loved those big exaggerated 18 signs on game covers, some of them practically take up the whole cover lol. That said, the Uncharted games have never been overly violent. The most graphic moment I can remember from the series was Eddy Raja getting his neck bitten by a descendent. The Last of Us should give Naughty Dog the opportunity to show us how much detail they can put into violence and gore. Man I can't wait for this game!
The trailer showed some great desperate violence. Especially with Ellie stabbing mushroomhead.
No multi-player? No problem. I can't wait for this damn game!!
Wish i could say the same. My gf likes to play games with me, so i spend most of my money on games we can play together. She wont be too happy if i spend 50$ on a game just for me, so it's bargain bin for me.
Really? Then tell her stop stop being cheap, get a job of her own, and buy her own damn games. Or you can just leave your balls in her clenched fist and go on to live like a peon.
^ Lol, wow! Someones carrying some baggage :D
Yes; here's hoping they use the switch back and forth between characters mechanic from Oddworld Munch's Oddysee. One would be player controller and the other AI, then press a button to switch and the AI switches too.
I was thinking the same when I first saw the trailer of The Last of Us. It would actually be really cool if each character have unique special abilities that allow the player to take advantage of when progressing through the game. And you can actually complete the game using both characters or with just only one of them. Either that or you control the girl only and the guy is an AI trying to protect you at all cost (a la ICO but with the AI being more useful). While watching the trailer, I finally figured out why Naughty Dog added the mutated human things at the end of Uncharted. They were testing out their ability in the horror genre...
I think this game is gonna replace Resident Evil as the survival-horro game to own on consoles. Ball's in your court Capcom.
I hope so!
I remember when Resident Evil 2 set the standard, and Silent Hill 2 in some ways perfected it (No I never got to play RE4). This will be nice to play outside the typical "MP this, co op that."
Damn Right! Resident Evil 5 sucked Ass!
Probably the game Alan Wake was supposed to be.
As far as I'm concerned, Dead Space replaced Resident Evil as the survival horror game to own on consoles.
Is there any news if it will be a first person or third person game?
I imagine it would be 3rd person.
I agree ND has neer made a FPS, it wouldnt be right if this was the first
Good good good
Best !!! It is Naughty Dog after all.
Singleplayer>Multiplayer anyday. Cant be happier about this all resources on singleplayer. Naughty dog was probably thinking if capcom doesnt make a decent survival horror game its up to us to fill the gap.
multi or no multi don't care. i know naughty dog will put 100% in their games and if you say uncharted 2 and 3 multiplayer isn't part of naughty dog blood and sweat, then i feel sorry for you because you don't understand the challenges that developers go through....
I don't think there is a way to have tension/horror/creepiness in a multiplayer game. And I really hope the emphasis is on the horror and not so much on action. There is no mood that can last through waves of bad guys or prevail if you are constantly performing some action.
Unusual that a game is only SP nowadays . Coop would be great, especially as there seems to be 2 characters I the game. Must have their reasons, but I can't see what they might be.
Somtimes, devs get overwhelmed with high-ranking and successful games tend to have multiplayer intact. Only few devs have the balls to actually go all single-player in this generation. Bioshock Infinite is one example and you can literally see how much quality is put simply because there is no need to deal with multi-player resources that may only be considered an afterthought (DS2 comes to mind) Games like survival should be strictly single-player. It always has been that way and it the trend should continue.
Balls to make a campaign that has 2 or 4 players playing together. Gears3 is great 4 player coop, could have been a train wreck, but it works great.. The last RE was good coop too, better infact than playing alone. I'm not asking for a tacked on MP mode, just 2 player coop would be cool.
You're talking about a TPS game to which mechanics involves a lot of teamwork. Games like survival horror or deep atmospheric gameplay is a lot more difficult to implement multiplayer because as soon as the other player does something "stupid", it will take away the immersion of the experience. SoTC was originally a multi-player game which would've been a very interesting concept, however I can see why the transition went to single-player only as one can only learn what it's like to feel the aesthetic and loneliness in the vast land. It's why the bond between Wander and Agro became more memorable. Again, there are games ONLY meant to played in single-player. Pulling out Gears when the entire generation (and most successful games) calls for online is a moot point and certainly a counter-point to having "balls" with game design. A single-player game has far more difficulty in getting a proper reception when almost every game has multi-player intact unless it is an RPG.
Co-op can break aswell as make a game aswell as add many months to development time for balance issues amongst other things. For a truly scary game though you gotta make it single player. Co-op lowers the fear thats a fact.
I am guessing that the girl will probably be able to go places that the guy can't go kind of like in Jak and Daxter where Daxter could crawl into the small spaces and do missions that Jak couldn't do or like Ashley in RE4 when she used to get behind doors and though small spaces. She seems to be kind of like his side kick. He is probably the muscle and she is the agility and stealth. She probably attacks the enemy to with that knife of her's if she has the chance.