Edge - Studio seeks to "raise the bar" of videogame storytelling, but feels it doesn't get enough credit for strength of core mechanics.
they have with uncharted, they will with this game.
Well Said + Naughty Dog crafted the best game i have ever played in my entire life with uncharted 2 and i cannot see how the last of us will be nothing short of breathtaking! come on now...ITS NAUGHTY DOG! uncharted 2...anyone?
well.. when Uncharted came out everyone complained how it was a ballant rip-off from Tomb Raiders and Gears... then came out UC2 and everyone celebrated. i have faith in ND after what they've done with UC franchise. i think it's one of the most respected series in gaming already. i do think that ND can do the same with LoU. all the best, ND. Edit: what i find amusing is that some people are still pissed that UC series made a mark in gaming industry and set the bar so high only the best can cross it. what UC brought was a mix of quality in storytelling and gameplay. it was a pure hollywood blockbuster series. what UC did is probably going to also influence the games you play... make them better. give credit where it's due. we're all here because we're gamers.
blaaah, the term "changed the industry" is a subjective term. You may believe that it hasn't done a thing, others will. One fact remains that you must understand, now this may hurt your feelings seeing that you're so quick to throw the "sony fanboy!! Delusion!! foolery!!" card. Uncharted 2 was universally praised as a title and it brought forth a high level of polish and detail when it comes to third person adventures. It did so well that other gaming compainies have used it as inspiration. From the guys who are creating bioshock infinite, to the the fools at Ninja Theory with Enslaved. Now to YOU that might not seem much or you may not hold it to the same level as others. That's fine, but to sit there and try to bash others for their belief of what Uncharted 2 was is ridiculous and you sound fucking retarded for doing such. You need to really grow up.
@blaaah Thats not being a fanboy, at no point do i see him saying anything against any other consoles? Are you denying him the right to state his opinion? No one else had even brought Sony, or Microsoft into the conversation. You how ever attempted to start a flame war from nothing. So get your ass out of n4g and learn how to respect peoples opinions.
LOL the last game that really changed the industry was GTA3. Uncharted is a great game but it didnt change anything.
Changed the quality of games some people expect from a developer tbh :)
@heartnet so other games don't have quality? Like example: skyrim, RDR, Bioshock, Portal, GTA4, Assassin Creed, Gears, Batman AC, etc....and even some last gen games like MGS4, Halo, GoW, C:LOS, etc...? What would u define quality?
BS. Uncharted 2 changed a LOT of things. If you don't think so, you weren't playing enough games post-Uncharted 2. The cinematics/gameplay hybrid scenes have been copied over several dozen times in the industry since U2.
Yup they set the bar so high for the shortest SP campaign ever. Its true, check it out yourselves, if you have not. Hope ND will use sony blu ray power to make TLOU last much much longer.
this troll doesn't have a bridge to go back under!
I think you're getting confused with Call of Duty 18 or whatever number the last COD game was lol.
If you did skyrim main quest (no side missions) it takes a shorter time than completing UC3. (no i am not dissing skyrim, <3 the game) Besides, most people go through and get the treasuers etc.
For some reason that double posted...
Am I in the wrong in feeling uncomfortable in hyping this game any further? I feel that all the attention focused on this title will end up spoiling the story.
Nah not really. Here's how I'm treating it though. I know Naughty Dog are an excellent developer based on their past work and I have faith in them to make a great game. I'll read some articles and watch some videos but I'm not going to allow myself to get hyped up to all hell over it.
What exactly did uncharted change? It's good but people on this site hold it way too high. The story is great but the gameplay is exactly like every other tps out there but the gun mechanics are aweful. Here comes the flame brigade cuz I spoke against "naughty gods". Gimme a break..........
I agree with you. I did enjoy the story in the first 2 uncharted games but I dont feel like it was anything revolutionary. That doesnt mean they were bad games by any means they were excellent and enjoyable. I dont think that they can really revolutionize with the last of us either. It can still be an enjoyable game, but it's not like I havent seen emotional games before. I will most likely buy it because I love niche tittles like catherine, SOTC, and heavy rain. I just hope its not a giant escort mission.
Story-telling. And is not just N4G who holds the game too high but the industry too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
What they changed is how you can tell a story in a video game. The term has been used by the PR folks and may sound cheesy but for me it is true, they've proven that you can make an amazing game that flows just like an awesome blockbuster movie with awesome action, scenery even down to amazing acting with the way they go about making the game. For me that is what they have changed, or at the very least it's something new they have brought to the table surely. At the end of the day though all I care about is that I loved the Uncharted games and I'm looking forward to having a go at The Last of Us with the hope I enjoy it nearly as much as Uncharted.
Mama Mia that's one big overstatement!
@ blaaah it's human behavior that's broken and no website will fix that so stop complaining about "broken website". It makes you sound silly and immature.
Oh brother! What alot of hot air
your bubble count says you know all about hot air.
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We are not going to assign his comments worthiness by bubbles. Because I agree, I will not hype a game just based on its trailer and who is making it, I am interested in the Last of Us and I do not own a PS3. I am also interested in the Last Guardian and will definitely get a PS3 for it. But to say it will change the industry based on the fact that it is a zombie game with a deep story is a little much, I believe it will be refreshing in the Zombie genre. Do not criticize him because he has a different standard for how he hypes games. I am not that hyped for Halo 4 til I see gameplay and I would post the same thing if someone stated that Halo 4 was going to change the industry.
Its not a zombie game
If you are fighting crazy acting human shaped creatures throught a games entirety, and these creatures are a central focus, it is a zombie game. Also, I agree with thich's sentiment. This is over hyped for what it is currently : a trailer from a high profile gamer. If naughty dog wants gamers to take the game half of their products seriously over the cinematic aspects, then they shouldn't focus so much on the cinematics and reveal their games with actual gameplay info.
Not when the poster is known for trolling In most Sony articles, even the positive ones. Just check most of the detractors history and you will see. Sadly, not everyone is here just to post their opinion without any hidden agendas. As for the article, they can say what they want for ads and PR, we can all give our proper 2 cents when the game is out
To all even if this guy has a history for trolling, on this he is correct. We are not people who live on trailers, hopefully we as gamers have grown up from flashy graphics that reveal nothing ie Killzone 2, Dead Island. Also it is a Zombie game I do not care what naughty dog says if there is zombies in it that are the main enemy or people exposed to a virus it is a zombie game just like Walking Dead is a zombie tv show. I realize that they mean the game central focus is the development of characters and that it wont just be another zombie story ie Resident Evil 4, The Walking Dead. I am not a fanboy of either side I want to get a PS3 because it has awesome exclusives that I am interested in and 360 is running out in my opinion. I think Naughty Dog makes great games but to say change the industry after a trailer, concept art and screenshots is a blatant overstatement, do not need to be fanboy to know that you just need to be a gamer.
I'm sorry but there is nothing correct with trolling, opinions are one thing but trolling is another let us not mix it up no matter what are beliefs are towards the article. I'm all for await and see approach but trollers will always down play what they hate and their history blemishes their credibility.
Oh god, please do. Not going to complain about the large of FPS games out there, but this generation does get dry at times. I always feel like I am playing the same game over and over again.
Did you sleep through 2011? It was a damn good year if you owned a PS3/360/PC just in multiplatform titles alone.
After watching Walking Dead, I'm desperate for a zombie survival type of game with a great story. I'm sure Naughty Dog will deliver.
i look for games with a intense storyline! 1 story 2 gameplay 3 online cant wait to play this game looks great!
Not only Naugthy Dog will provide the best experience for this console, or even raise the bar on consoles. Also CCP is in the same boat with a project never attempted before, both companies will raise the bar for PS3 in the same year.
So far, a lot of games developed from the west have not impressed me in terms of story telling. These games often feature cliques over done by the film industry with predictable or unsurprising plot twist.
my god people, stop it with your fanboyism. Uncharted did not change the industry in any way shape or form. Maybe it had very good graphics for a console game, its fun, but theres nothing revolutionary about it. We dont know anything about the story but because it comes from naughty dog we can say its going to change the industry? my god. Just like swtor, a "revolutionary" mmo, its nothing but a polished mmo.
Oh then the countless games that are inspired from it and taking cues from it don't count as changing the industry? The industry is bigger than your own rose tinted bubble.
ESTRANGED you certainly said it! OWNED!!!! bubs
What games? I can't think of a single one.
So Uncharted didnt take inspiration from other games? What exactly did ND/Uncharted do that changed the industry? Shooting, cover System, platforming, hand to hand combat, cinematic cutscenes, solving puzzles, stealth? Im curious to find out what ND did that was revolutionary. @GarandShooter evolution is constantly happening in the industry. GTA3 is certainly not the same as GTA4 but of those 2, the only game that changed the way we perceive videogames was GTA3.
what? countless games inspired by uncharted? what? uncharted was the first to have cover system? third person shooting? cinematics? a story? good graphics? please, if its so revolutionary why was their aim system so broken? there is absolutely nothing revolutionary about uncharted besides those console graphics. Its the other way around son, uncharted took from everything else and maybe improved upon it, just like swtor does, that doesnt mean it is an industry changer.
"What exactly did ND/Uncharted do that changed the industry? Shooting, cover System, platforming, hand to hand combat, cinematic cutscenes, solving puzzles, stealth? Im curious to find out what ND did that was revolutionary." Cinematic gameplay is the answer.
cinematic gameplay have been there since ps1 Ff8 http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... advent Rising http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... God of War ring any bell too? This Gen: Gears 1 http://www.youtube.com/watc... MGS4 http://www.youtube.com/watc... Bioshock http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It doesn't need to be revolutionary, it can simply be evolutionary. We are far different from the single cell life forms that inhabited the pools of primordial slime. Did it take revolution for that to occur? You are no different blindly saying it won't than those blindly saying it will. Is that fanboyism on your part as well?
I can't wait to see some gameplay of this game. Perhaps you will be able to climb to escape hordes or zombies or whatever they are. I don't think anything will change the industry in a dramatic way at this point, but I think the game will certainly be great to play anyway.
Out to redefine the experiences you make and even drop the label of "game." Good on you, ND, good on you...
http://www.usatoday.com/tec... "We're trying to move the medium of video games into an area elevated in the same manner of respect of film," Balestra says. "We want to redefine what our medium is even called. 'Video game' is not an accurate name anymore. It is not necessarily a game with rules and a winner and a loser. It's an experience."
Nice quote. Maybe they'll be able to further QD's vision. I'm all for it!
To those who disagree, is change so scary?
I never asked for this
So you can be sure they weren't answering you then, no?
They're disappointed that they don't get praised for UC's mechanical innovations? UC is a series that doesn't innovate as much as it polishes. It is imo top quality, and cobbled together so expertly that art, design, and code work together to deliver an experience that transcends all three. But reinventing the wheel it ain't.
So i guess a prop plane and a stealth bomber are the same. I mean they do the same thing: FLY.
Trust me. If they do make something revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary, the "critics" here will complain that no one did it before and therefore should not be done. They don't really care, right Tony P?
@wollie: Oh no, they're both markedly different aircraft. But they both only ever hit the stratosphere. Meanwhile, Heavy Rain touched the stars.
Agreed. Although I don't know why they are complaining. UC2 was the most awarded game in history. 12
No and sorry you know shit about gaming if you think somethink like this. Not bashing Uncharted or ND, they are both awesome, but this, just NO...
Not saying it's the best game ever, but I can't think of a game that has won more awards. It could be simply because there are more awards to be given these days too: http://www.tqcast.com/2010/... 12
I think everyone tries to change the industry when they have a new ip. I have to admit that I liked Uncharted 1, but I loved Uncharted 2. Sometimes it takes the sequel to really deliver on promises like these. I'm looking forward to the game, I don't plan on getting all hyped like it's going to be the best game of all time. Hopefully it can innovate like ND seems to do pretty well.
Buy the games you wanna play & ignore the hater aid guzzling fools case closed! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
For better or for worse is the question. They seem to be trying to push video games more towards cinematic experiences. Constantly taking control away from the character for some insignificant cinematic is not my kind of gameplay. Nor is pressing a single button to perform complex actions. It was perfect in Uncharted. In Uncharted 2 it bordered on annoying. In Uncharted 3 it was definitely annoying.
For better or worse will be an opinion, not a question. Reloading a firearm in an intense firefight is a complex action. 'During a firefight your fine motor skills become diminished and your brain shuts down to a tunnel vision-like viewer and then your fine motor skills diminish even more so.' http://www.razorsixtactical... How many button presses does the typical shooter require to reload?
No matter what ND says, or what the media says, or what my friends say, I am eagerly looking forward to this game! What gamer wouldn't be! If this game and all of UC games, killzone's, infamous,g od of war, last guardian, etc... Were on p.c. Or any other system, they would be touted as the best games made. But they get nit-picked and dissected apart till every flaw in them is blown up so much untill they look like failures! I'll tell u what hasn't Changed gaming this gen! Look at the list of the top 10 best selling games!