The Last of Us' Ellie vs. BioShock's Elizabeth

IGN - Our panel of experts debate which companion is the favorite. Who's yours?

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Bimkoblerutso1941d ago

Yeah, I agree. Though only because they kind of went a different direction with Elizabeth. She was less a character and more a plot point by the end of the game.

Ellie was just a great, great character, regardless of gender or age.

JC_Denton1941d ago

Not only was all of Elizabeth's character development thrown out the window in the last 15 minutes of the game, but she was also completely unbelievable and, to a certain extent, ridiculous throughout the early-midgame ("It'll be a revolution, just like in "Les Misérables"!)

dedicatedtogamers1941d ago

Ellie, by far. Elizabeth was "kawaiiii waifu" and a pretty shallow character with no growth, not to mention an inconsistent personality.

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My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1941d ago

Elizabeth. Ellie was annoying the entire game and had some of the dumbest AI ever (like just walking right up to an enemy and then running back to cover).

Mr_Nuts1941d ago

Are we supposed to believe that you actually bought The Last of Us. You don't even like NaughtyDog and have been calling this for months so you know

project_pat361941d ago

No, he watched the game trailer a few weeks ago and that's his story and hes stickin to it

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1941d ago

I like Naughty Dog. The old Crash Bandicoot games were fun and I liked the Uncharted games. Last of Us was just clunky, overrated, & mediocre.

BlackTar1871941d ago

last of us was not clunky overrated or anything.

I think you are full of it tbh.

Valkyre1941d ago

your attempt to troll fails so horribly...

but i guess you cant expect anything more from a dude who has emo dante giving the finger as his avatar...

you are such a badass!! /s

JC_Denton1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

At least Ellie actually had AI (pretty damn fine AI at that). Elizabeth did absolutely nothing throughout the entire game and was completely ignored by enemies. Calling her annoying is an opinion I can't argue with, as everyone doesn't like everyone, and there's nothing we can do about it.

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Neixus1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )


She's more helpfull aswell, gives ammo,medpacks, throw bricks at enemies and knife them if they grab you. She shoots at them later in the game aswell.

Bioshock infinite wasn't that good, boring an repetetive gameplay. Story was meh, it just had a well made twist ending that made people think the story is much better than it actually is.

BlackTar1871941d ago

Last of us was better but Bio was a great game. Not giving it enough credit kinda is hurting your point.

Hydralysk1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

Eh, I don't think anything he said is wrong, it's just a very vague and unsubstantiated statement.

For me the gunplay was a slog, and unfortunately they'd turned the entire gameplay into an FPS. I wasn't even a huge fan of Bioshock but that at least had hacking (not a hacking plasmid that wears off), a half dozen weapons you could carry, different ammo types, weapon upgrades that weren't just '+25% to weapon attribute' and a bigger emphasis on exploration.

I also think the main plot was nowhere near as strong as people made it out to be. I won't go into spoilers, but for me the twist didn't hold up to scrutiny, and the game was more interested in using it's 'controversial themes' as a motif rather than actually discussing them.

What I loved about Infinte, and what I think carries the game, is the Booker/Elizabeth relationship. We see Elizabeth's worldview and moral code change as the game progresses, we see mutual distrust evolve into camaraderie, and by the end we can totally believe that the bond between these two is genuine.

Infinite had some great characters, and Irrational definitely deserves props for what they did with them, but that alone wasn't enough to make me love the game the way nearly everyone else seemed to.

xBigxBossx1941d ago

Ellie. I liked her more because of the way they brought her to life. I truly felt like i was protecting Ellie. I felt like I was just escorting Elizabeth. I love both games, but The Last of Us hit this Big Daddy (see what I did there) in the feelings. Both amazing games in their own merits

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