Why The Last of Us is the first truly mature action game

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-Mezzo-1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

The Last Of Us had everything, Story, Graphics, Enjoyable Multiplayer, Characters,... but the 1 thing that out-shinned them all was,... Joel.

I absolutely loved him, it actually felt like that he has SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS...................... ............................... ........'Survived 20 Years Of Apocalypse'.

Donnieboi1969d ago

Don't say any spoilers. Whats the matter with some people, sheesh!

kraigslist_killa1969d ago

SPOILERS ALERT!!!!! Joel and Ellie definitely bang. I mean thats what I've heard.

Ezz20131969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

this game has the action, the stealth, the horror and on top of that it's a survival

i have never played a game like it in my life

ND really is the top dog now

HammadTheBeast1969d ago

That part in the hotel with the tense horror was just amazing. I can't remember the last time I was that tense in a game.

ABizzel11969d ago

After the elevator fall?

That part was scary. I was hoping nothing was down there, but it's always too good to be true.

The tunnel is another scary part at first, but it's rather easy to navigate, after dispatching the runners first.

Raccoon1968d ago

Once i see bottles and bricks laying i see it as a giveaway, the more crap the enemies... And as for the elevator fall part all i did was find the solution to door and make run for the door LMAO! Not even a scratch was made or a bullet spent all i heard were clickers and bloaters going nuts but not a single f*ck was given.

Septic1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Ah man yeah, try playing with surround sound. My days it was insane. Luckily I managed to do that bit right. My brother on the other I was in the room next door and I knew he was on that bit and all I could hear is him screaming like....."WHERE'S THE BLOODY KEYCARD?!! Omg BLOATER! This is so unfair!"

Lol I was cracking up. He was terrified.

LackTrue4K1969d ago

i got tears in my eyes....
...this game was released so close to father's day.
And it sucked!!!! cuz i didn't spend it with my kid.... T_T
i had here in my mind most of the game...

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WorldGamer1969d ago

The approach taken for TLOU is phenomenal. Gameplay is subjective, but the story ND has woven with this game is just great. This is a serious game that elicits real feelings. Definitely can't wait to see what comes next.

ThePsychoGamer1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

I read the article hoping to see why the guy said this was the first mature action game as apposed to other games known for there mature stories like Specs ops the Line or Yakuza, though it seem after reading it, he just didn't play these games :/

ifritAlkhemyst1969d ago

Most gamers and especially reviewers don't have a clue what it means to be mature. They have this very narrow idea of what it means to be mature in a game and fail to recognize (in most cases, never even experienced) many titles throughout the 90's that delivered maturity in spades.

andrewer1969d ago

Yeah lol, the game can be good, but too much overhype cause articles like this.

cyguration1969d ago


I dare anyone to play the entirety of Max Payne 3 with

the human organ trafficking sub-plot


and tell me that it isn't mature.

Wni01969d ago

No, stop. Just look at the title "Max Payne!" That's so matureeee.

cyguration1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )


Spot-on. It's such a shame Max Payne didn't receive more awards because the writing was killer.

Some of that stuff will literally make you queasy but it's like no one could get past bullet time or Max's "drink-o-vision".

ThatCanadianGuy5141968d ago

Max had it's mature moments in it's writing and plot but i wouldn't say it compares to what the TLOU did.

So many taboo subjects tackled head on.Parents killing their children to spare them the infection, corpses of children hidden under tarps throughout the game.Ellie, a 15 year old girl, viciously murdering people and scenes of her even getting brutally killed (if you die)

David, being a cannibal and a pedophile/rapist and trying to seduce ellie.

The whole Bill/frank gay relationship thing which i think was well done, in the sense that it wasn't so stereotypical and "in-your-face".

Among many other things as well.Overall it was just a triumphant leap forward for video games as a medium.We've come along way from being seen as mankids playing childrens toys.Games rival hollywood now, and in this case, sometimes surpass them.

Y_51501969d ago

The violence was appropriate in this game unlike many of mature games out there in recent years.

Lovable1969d ago

The violence here is brutal but beautiful. It's called perfection

ifritAlkhemyst1969d ago

Violence is appropriate in any game about survival if you want to play that contextual game.

The violence in Doom is appropriate considering you're fighting for you life, for example.

DigitalRaptor1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Except the combat here makes you feel worse about yourself, not better.

It's not just about defeating "evil" to survive. It's the fact that you are just as evil as the ones you kill to survive. Perhaps even worse in some respects, considering the people infected have no choice or control over their outcome. The hunters are doing whatever it takes to survive. The fireflies are doing whatever it takes to ensure humanity's survival.

It's even plain in this world.

Hydralysk1969d ago

So what, did Spec Ops The Line just stop existing at some point?

Wni01969d ago

Simple twists with condemned ripoff effects don't make a game mature. Spec ops is like playing a game version of he movie "the rock" everything is so fucking over the top that its hard to take seriously. TLoU has real characters not just some grunts on he wrong side.

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