The Last of Us can be a quite moving game, especially if the right scene matches up with your personal situation, and that’s what happened to Sony Asia Marketing and Product Planning Manager Naito Arata.
Oh gosh that's make me want to see it (Sharingan)!
@masterfox yeah I dont get the hate he's getting either :S Let him mind his business, since he's not harming anyone
See what again? You know the guy's daughter?
Congratulations on the child but man that is just embarrassing
Personally I don't think it's too embarrassing to show one's humanity.
He's not just any human. He is superman! 😒😒
More interested in those TLOU and Destiny special Edition ps4s coming out in other places than Japan. I already have a PS4, but I'd buy that TLOU edition in a heartbeat.
Some people don't understand what humanity is, unfortunately. OT: Ready to play this bad boy all over again!
I suppose there are a lot of emotional people out there. I don't see the issue with crying if thats what you want to do...but doing it during a presentation and then advertising that you cried on Twitter just doesn't seem natural to me. Why would you assume that people on Twitter care if you cried or not? That seems like a personal moment that you would keep to yourself.
Social media is weird... Filled the pictures of food and status updates about mundane tasks.
Well it's like when people post on twitter/facebook when someone they loved has just died Why tell everyone...I mean someone close to you has just died and the first thing you do is put it on a social media site. I would probably be isolated for a while. It just looks like your attention seeking to be honest, the "feel sorry for me" post.
Showing others how powerful a game can be is actually something to brag about. Heck whenever I talk to others about my experience with Journey or in this case The Last of Us me crying is one of the first things I bring up. I for one cherish the material that makes me get emotional and love it when others experience it too.
@JB Sleek- Tell me about it. I deleted my Facebook account last summer. The narcissism is incredible. One of my coworkers wanted me to create an Instagram account just so I could follow her page. I'm not deluded enough to believe that other people care about me to the point where they would interested in seeing a photo of me stuffing a chilli cheese dog into my mouth while giving a thumbs up to the camera man. Much less let everyone know that I'm a crybaby. @Foxtrot-Exactly! I would never advertise the death of someone close to me on social media. It's clear you simply want people to feel sorry for you. @dboyc- I don't see an issue if you're talking about your experience to close friends. What we're talking about is sharing your deep feelings to complete strangers on social media.
@ foxtrot, there are actually quite a few studies on grief and social media, it's actually seen now as a coping mechanism, a way of instantly reaching out for comfort in times of extreme need. It's a bit callous to presume that people who are going through terminal loss are all attention seeking.
Couldnt agree more, maybe i'd be more forgiving if he wasnt working for Sony, but as it stands this is how it looks. Sony Site reports that, Sony Employee, moved to tears by Sony game, during Sony Presentation Dosnt seem like PR at all, No Sir
iamnsuperman i don't think so, its human nature to feel stuff. For a parent the thought of loosing their child will bring out very sad emotions
I don't have a child to relate too for that scene but I cried when seeing it to. Everything in that seen is set up the right way to set a person off.
The Last of Us actually moved me tears **********************SPOILER S***************************** * * It was at the end of the fight between Ellie and David in the burning restaurant. The moment when she's sitting on him and stabbing him over and over, and then Joel comes bursting in a gathers her into his arms and she's crying... https://www.youtube.com/wat... awh... that moment right there is just one of many that make TLOU one of the best games ever made.
Yeah, that's very intense.
This game was the complete package. Its rare to find a game with an amazing single player & also have an amazing multiplayer. TLOU & Uncharted 2 were 2 of the best games last gen to do those things. TLOU though was just an amazing experience. Going to be hard to top TLOU.
A cut-scene mad TLOU one of the best games ever made? A cut-scene?
@PlayableGamez Firstly your comment evidences the fact that you have not played TLOU yet :) If you had you would understand that the "cutscene" in question is the culmination of the 'Winter' section of the game. The whole winter section of the game, i.e. the gameplay AND the story, both combine excellently to really capture what Ellie goes through in that section of the game. The section then ends with that cutscene - and it is powerfully moving; precisely because of all that has gone before it gameplay-wise. Secondly, a cutscene is still one of the most powerful ways to evoke drama, emotion and pathos in the viewer. That is why movies are still the most powerfully emotive medium. So yeah, "a cutscene" - what's wrong with that? It is exactly beacause of the brilliant combination of immersive gameplay AND emotive storytelling, that TLOU has won 5 BAFTA's and over 200 GOTY awards.
Ugh. I have played TLOU and I thought it was an excellent game, however I do not agree that it was the best game ever. As a gamer, I cannot determine what is the best game ever because there is no such thing as a best game ever. Why? Because I have to play every game in existent to make that determination. However if a cut-scene is what makes TLOU the best game ever, then what would be the point of buying TLOU when you can watch it on Youtube if a cut-scene makes it an immersive experience? You are describing TLOU as if it was a movie/drama series more so then if it was a Video Game. I evaluate story, gameplay, music, and aesthetics to determine the quality of a game. TLOU touch based on all of those, but after playing many different games, it's hard to compare and contrast all the games I have played in my life. Why is it difficult? It's because every game is different. Every game has it's uniqueness and it's own powerful element as well weaknesses. You will have to spend a whole life time to conclude TLOU is the best game ever. Because I know you have not played every game in existent.
I choke up every time i see the scene with Sara in Joel's arms. I've played through the game six times and it gets me every time....
Yeah a friend of mine who has a young daughter played the game before I did, and without spoiling anything he told me how heavy the beginning was. He was choked up even saying that much. That scene was amazing indeed.
Yeah THAT scene was pretty hard on me, i've gotta daughter (and a son) she'll will seven soon Not a nice thing to think about, you know, your child dying in your arms But then I got to kill kill kill so all was balanced
I cried at this part - http://imgace.com/wp-conten... So free, so sad.
The narrative and characters made one of the most thrilling experiences ever.
You people are sensitive
To see a child die is a horrible thing for anyone to see. To see a child senselessly killed in front of their parent is heartbreaking, especially if you're a parent or older sibling. Pixels or not, that hits home for a lot of people and anyone with a caring or giving heart, or who has experienced loss can understand.
Wow you should take a step back I agree but the LAST OF US is not that thought provoking as AMAZING as it is! I'm sorry if you have experienced this loss but seriously far more games that brought any SORT of emotion out of me. Most recently being BIOSHOCK INFINITE. That ending..... Btw as a Marine I've seen my share of fu****** up sh**. Maybe I'm a little hardened by it but I have to be
I don't want to seem overly sensitive here but this was literally me the entire game. http://www.myfacewhen.net/u... I have no shame over it.
I loved you in Wolf of Wall Street.
lol. Thank you my good sir.
shame on you for even comparing crying over a dying kid and crying over no Oscar is even at the same level! LOL
^ The entire game made me cry in that fashion, not one particular scene in general. Watching video game characters die just tugs at my heart strings, thinking of all the work game artists went through to make them. The more Joel kills, the more I cry.
You're a Marine, as well as a Ninja of the smooth persuasion? Wow. You must be so hard(ened) right now. /s Ot: I'm not much of a social media type, I don't use any aside from this site in fact, but I think it's sweet that he shared that. That must have been a humbling experience, yet he was man enough to talk about it. Not surprisingly some people find a way to have a problem with this. *sigh* The way I see it is like when I slipped in the kitchen at work and just stayed on the ground laughing at myself. That's how this feels to me personally.
You are obviously not a parent. If you ever become one inthe future you might understand. It changes you.
What has a marine and being hardened up got to do with this? Maybe you have no idea because the people you deal with are't family, maybe you'll change your tone when it is... Or not because you're supposedly hardened up.
It's a game.... Lol omg The Last of Us is a game lol
All those xbox owners tearful crying knowing that they would never play TLOU made me mildy uncomfortable!
Oh, please. It's a remaster. He's most likely seen the PS3 version, so he cried because of a graphics upgrade lol. That's just sad. I make jokes about crying when a game is shown, but this is juts wow.
You understand that he did not cry because of the graphics but because of the scene?
Of a game that's already been made. He is a marketing manager. To say that he never saw the game before is ridiculous
I disagree. For instance the scene of Chrono's resurrection in Chrono Trigger makes me tear up every single time. And I've seen it like 10 times.
@Abriael- Yeah.. but were you involved in MAKING Chrono Trigger a reality? If you were the author of a book, would you cry at your own hand written words? I mean, yeah, TLOU is a great game, but it's just an attention grabbing article about a game that is old news, about a guy who is saying nothing new... about a game that is not new. It has some tear jerking moments for sure, but I would probably not be crying the second time seeing a game's "drama" no matter what game it is.
LOL so many crybabies in here... TloU didn't make me cry but it was so easy to relate to its characters that it doesn't surprise me that some did after "witnessing" some of the things Ellie and Joel went through.
I didn't cry but I played the last scene questioning my own principal over Joel's decision. I even thought about "how it would have been if he chose the other way?" sure, it would be unfitting to the story and the message that ND wanted to bring but what if important decisions in the game are made as black and white as Infamous where we have 2 contrasting endings? instead of hero and infamous, they can call it selfless and selfish, maybe? just my 2 cents.
SPOILERS I liked Ellie so much (my favorite character of the gen) that Joel's decision didn't even make me bat an eye. He did exactly what I wanted him to do and had he not saved Ellie I certainly wouldn't have enjoyed the game as much as I did. To me Ellie is the "glue" that held the story together and if she wasn't so charismatic I just wouldn't care. TloU would just be another game to me. Ellie better be in TloU2 or else I won't buy it.
Remember the days when men were men? Long gone at SonyHQ.
How in the hell is this news? I suppose one could argue that it demonstrates the emotional power of the particular scene but if you read it it just describes some thing that happened to some guy.
This is pretty pathetic. The guy has an emotional moment due to the birth of his 1 day old daughter, and someone runs with the story to seem as if the game's greatness brought him to tears. That's scummy.
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