TLoU Remastered Has Received More Hype Than It Deserves

When an updated version of a last-gen game gets this much attention, you know something is amiss. The insane hype for this game isn’t really merited.

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user74029311559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

95 metacritic.

The rankings were held by a dedicated blog Gotypicks, where Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us took over the Number 1 spot from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the game that received the most Game of the Year awards from critics in history.

The Last of Us won 231 awards. Critics chose 181 and the Readers chose 50.
Beating The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by 5 awards.

Although Skyrim is still the most rewarded game by the readers’ awards The Last of Us now holds both overall awards and Game of the Year awards from critics.

you were saying?

Neonridr1559d ago

pretty sure when Wind Waker HD came out, a lot of Sony fans were complaining about a game getting an HD treatment. Maybe this is a little bit of backlash for that?

I mean Wind Waker was 10 years old, TLOU isn't even 1 year yet.

TLOU looked fantastic on the PS3, so maybe it wasn't necessarily the top title in need of an HD treatment.

Just my two cents of course.

XiNarutoUzumaki1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

Wind Waker looked fantastic on Gamecube, so maybe it wasn't necessarily the top title in need of an HD treatment...except there some people like me who never played that game.

SuperBlunt1559d ago

I never saw any though im only one person. I never played wind waker either so I must ask, how is it? Im interested in procuring a wii u in the future

Neonridr1559d ago

@SuperBlunt - fantastic game. If you missed it on the Gamecube, then well worth a playthrough. The HD version makes the game look even better.

jcnba281559d ago

There is no point in spreading logic on this site when it doesn't favour Sony.

SuperBlunt1559d ago

Im assuming it is a very lush and colorful game due to its art style. Alright I think ill go look into that, mk8, zelda u and ssb

Mr Pumblechook1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

VGRHQ: "TLoU Remastered Has Received More Hype Than It Deserves"

Haters gonna hate! I'm not alone in loving the PS3 game and I won't be alone in loving the PS4 remaster.

HeavenlySnipes1559d ago

Well if the remaster got 281 GOTY awards it'd definitely be amiss

People are excited because for many it was the best game of last generation and Sony have stated a majority of PS4 owners have not played the game before and will get too now with all the DLC with touched up graphics

BitbyDeath1559d ago

You sure that was Sony fans?
Whenever PS3 got remasters it also got hated on.

morganfell1559d ago

This article has given more hits than it deserves...

InTheLab1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

And not a single WiiU owner complained about Deus Ex or Arkham City when it launched a year later. Hell, Deus ex was 2 years old when it finally landed on the WiiU.

It's just a port dude. You guys need to relax.

Outside_ofthe_Box1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

***"pretty sure when Wind Waker HD came out, a lot of Sony fans were complaining about a game getting an HD treatment. Maybe this is a little bit of backlash for that?"***

lol wut? Are you sure about this? HD remakes have been hated on since their inception. I recall PS2 games being remastered being a huge problem. Remember people saying that Sony removed PS2 BC just so that they could resell games as HD remakes whenever a PS2 remaster was announced? Now it seems like remasters are ok, but it has to be several years old while before the very idea of a remake was frowned upon.

Neonridr1558d ago

@Outside_ofthe_Box - I just simply meant that Sony fans seemed to point out the fact that Nintendo had no games so they had to resort to remastering a previous game. Just noticing a trend so far with the next gen machines from Sony and MS.

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XiSasukeUchiha1559d ago

The Last of Us Hype is deserved, good day (Smacked the author rightside the head).

SuperBlunt1559d ago

I always though kakashi sensei was such a badass when I watched naruto on toonami. Him and zabuza I think his name is

GamingSinceThe80s1559d ago

And unlike Skyrim it was only on PS3.

MysticStrummer1559d ago

TLoU PS4 deserves all the hype. Not everyone has the same taste in games, but being the most awarded game in history says something. People who didn't have a PS3 should be glad it's coming, and people who did might just be excited to play it again with improved visuals. The bottom line is, you know it's been a slow year when a remaster has a legitimate chance to be the best game released and people argue about whether it can be considered for GotY again. TLoU is one of the most hyped PS4 games of the year just like TMCC is one of the most hyped XB1 games of the year. Both have other good titles, but that's a sign of a slow year for new releases.

Next gen will pick up speed in a big way, starting this Fall, but especially next year.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1559d ago

I would say it's the biggest remastered release ever. The game was just that good, and the console (PS4) is just that good.

Plus there are a lot of people who still haven't played it, so it's almost like a true next gen game to them. It's just the perfect situation, this isn't your typical re-release

showtimefolks1559d ago

if you don't like HD remakes don't buy them simple as that, how many times have we gone through this crap

HD remakes are a way for people to play a game they may have missed on past consoles.

wind waker was awesome
TLOU will be awesome and so will GTA5 and Halo collection

it comes down to this:

IF your favorite game is getting a HD collection/remake than you are fine(for example Halo collection is being called the best collection of all time)

but if its another game you have no interest in than just bash it

lelo1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

TLoU is a great game but it's getting what too much hype for a simple remastered version. If this was Microsoft that hyped this much a remastered game, they would be heavily criticized by fanboys and gaming journalists alike, claiming that Microsoft should focus more on new games. Every single day there are about 20 articles about TLoU remastered edition.

I've said it and I'll say it again, Sony has been getting way too much free passes this console generation, especially from the gaming press.

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FlunkinMonkey1559d ago

This article has probably received more hits than it deserves.

xHeavYx1559d ago

You give him one of yours, you have a ton

OT: TLOU is an amazing game, and it's getting the praise it deserves

MasterCornholio1559d ago

Your right.

-mind blown-

Well said.

iamnsuperman1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

The author is right. Any other time of the year this game wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the attention it is getting right now (which is a smart move for Sony). But that doesn't matter. It was a phenomenal PS3 game that is getting its PS4 debut. It has fans who have cried out to Sony for this since its initial release. It is what the fans wanted and they are obviously making a big deal out of it (for the reason I just mentioned). No need to be a kill joy

XiNarutoUzumaki1559d ago

The good thing about The Last of Us hype is that It lived up to it, unlike Watch Doge. This Remaster treatment will live up to the hype once againg but at 1080p 60 FPS.

UnHoly_One1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )


Watch Dogs was a better game than TLOU. (in my opinion)

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xHeavYx1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

I stand correct, this is the saddest attempt at trolling I've ever seen.

@Unholy below
You just added "In my opinion" in your edit, nice ninja edit try though

UnHoly_One1559d ago

I'm not trolling. lol

How is that trolling?

I liked Watch Dogs more than TLOU. It's just my opinion.

I liked a ton of games more than TLOU, that's just the one he used in his comparison.

Not everyone likes the same games, you know?

XiNarutoUzumaki1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

it's a good game, but it didn't blow me away like the devs said it would. And it feels like a GTA V clone most of the times.

Can't go back to play it again. I platinumed and let it collecting dust. I got bored of it very quick.

Infamous2981559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

@Unholy_One its trolling, you should have said "Watch Dogs was a better game than TLOU in my opinion" then it will not be considered trolling

creatchee1559d ago


And I disagree with you. You are entitled to your opinion, even though I can't see it being shared by too many people who have played both.

UnHoly_One1559d ago

Now it says "in my opinion"

I'm not sure how that makes any difference.

Anytime anyone says _____ is better than _____ it's an opinion. It shouldn't need to be qualified as such.

Wow, didn't mean to get everyone so riled up, jeez.

miguelr231559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

lool Watch Dogs actually was a overhyped game...its not bad but it still is some GTA wannabe

TheFanboySlayer1559d ago

I disagree but I respect your opinion

objdadon1559d ago

Lol! I absolutely love watchdogs! But the last of us is pure sex 9 a game disc!

guyman1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

@Unholy one

That's like saying candy crush is better than Halo

You seem awfully outraged when people tell you that your opinion of TLOU is ridiculous trolling, which frankly it is. Yet you fail to see that you're making a mockery of yourself by shoving your "Opinion" down their throats - Subjectively you may think this game is terrible (lmao). However, objectively i.e. when you look at the facts, TLOU is a masterpiece that deserves it's place on the ps4.

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VanguardOfCalamity1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

I've always thought that hype is in the eye of the beholder