You’re Looking at The Last of Us Remastered’s Price Wrong

Gamnesia writes: The gaming community is a bit divided on The Last of Us Remastered at this time. Some gamers question the point of remaking a game just one year later, while the $50 price tag ($10 shy of the normal retail release price for new games) is also raising a few eyebrows. Sony has defended the game and its price tag with one developer calling it a steal at that price. Is the $50 release justified? To answer that, you have to understand that most gamers are looking at the game all wrong.

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Aldous_Snow1641d ago ShowReplies(1)
yewles11641d ago

Question: Are the new upcoming DLC supported in the season pass, or is it too late?

Mr Pumblechook1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

If you already bought the PS3 version you paid and received a top quality game and this new version doesn't invalidate your purchase. It also includes the extra DLC content so it effectively makes it a Game of the Year edition. When I bought Skyrim and Fallout 3 I didn't receive the subsequent GOTY of those games for free. Likewise when the next-gen version of Tomb Raider came out PS3/360 owners had to pay for the new version. The added bonus with The Last of Us: Remastered is that it has greatly upgraded graphics.

And if you are a PS4 owner who has never played The Last of Us then I can tell you (based on my experience from the PS3 version) is that the game will immediately be arguably the best on the platform in terms of graphics and gameplay that stands head on shoulders over any other AAA release currently available on PS4. When you put it like that the $49 bucks/ £39 quid asking price is a steal.

itBourne1641d ago

I thought the same thing when people were complaining about the price, how is it any different then game of the year edition prices. It isnt, except you get an upgraded version on top of it. Also am I the only one excited for the directors commentary. I love those on my favorite movies, so I am pumped for it with one of my favorite games.

I am also happy that the mp wont be segregated with different dlc, because everyone will have them. The mp really is a blast, so play it if you havent, and give it a chance, takes some getting used to.

Bathyj1641d ago

Exactly what Ive said previously. If this was simply a GotY edition (which for all intensive purposes it is) on the PS3 no one would have batted an eyelid.

But for some reason because its a GotY edition but on a console thats never had the game before its a big deal.

Sonys mistake? They should have called it The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition, not Remastered, and they should have released is on PS3 simultaneously as proof of my theory. If it were on PS3 for that price with all the DLC no one would be complaining, and if your werent complaining about the PS3 version, you couldnt very well complain about a better, PS4 version for the same price.

Darkstares1641d ago

I see nothing wrong with the price. We've seen games come out later but are first on that console for full price. You have to remember, not all PS4 owners had a PS3 so this is a new game to them.

If people don't like the price then wait awhile, I imagine it will drop over time.

Sy_Wolf1641d ago

That's actually a really good poit, bubs for you good sir.

Volkama1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

A GOTY re-release would be released and the current owners of the game wouldn't care. Unlike a normal GOTY release, this one really is a definitive version so there really is a feeling that you should buy the game twice.

It is also pretty much the primary first party offering for the holiday season, so that group of gamers that already paid full price are paying attention. Certainly I don't think it is the people that have never played it that are complaining about the price (rival fanboys excluded of course, as they should be from every discussion).

I think these are probably the reasons it gets so much criticism, even if it isn't necessarily fair on the game or Naughty Dog.

joab7771641d ago

Exactly. What price should it be? For those who havnt played it, its worth much more...just play it. Its that good.

GribbleGrunger1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

There's actually only a small pocket of consumers that are angry over the price. Most people are happy with what they're getting:

Higher resolution textures
Better lighting
Better shadows
Better AA
Better AF
Cutscene quality character models
All the current DLC (including Left Behind)
More sound options
DualShock 4 features (light bar/speaker/touch pad)
Being able to play it with a better controller.

$50 ($25 if you trade in your PS3 copy at Gamestop)

spicelicka1640d ago

lol if you really have nitpick on things like "better shadows" to justify your price then that's pretty sad. Most people are getting it just so they can play on their PS4 and they don't have a PS3.

I'm not saying the price isn't justified though, it's an amazing game and people will pay what they think it's worth. For those that don't wanna pay $50, they can wait a few months and the price will be lower.

geddesmond1641d ago

Let me explain why the price is taking the biscuit. Most of these people including myself already bought this game and it's season pass. These are the people who are there for Sony and ND. The ones who support their products with hard earned cash.

We have already experienced this game on a number of playthroughs to the point were we know exactly what happens next in the game and were every single item in the game is laid out. This is why we have a problem with the price because considering the game doesn't look much better than the PS3 version all that 50 bucks is for is upgraded Framerate.

How is it that 2 other great games can come in a bundle remastered for the PS4 and cost 40 euros for the bundle but ND and Sony have to charge 45 euros for 1 game.

That bundle I'm talking about is the Metro 1 and 2 remastered bundle by the way and it comes with all dlc released for both games too.

As for I, Sony can charge what they want as I'll be getting Metro instead. When the price drops to like 50 percent next year or they give it away free in playstation plus they ill play it until then. Next.

Spotie1641d ago

Metro isn't just a year old for one thing.

For another, it's a lot more than an upgraded framerate. It's had a pretty extensive graphical overhaul on every front.

Furthermore, it is directly in line with other such DLC-supplemented versions of games.

Finally, the game isn't aimed primarily at people who already own the game and the DLC. You're not entitled to anything, even a lower price than what they're offering.

Since they're not selling it to you in the first place, I don't think Sony of worried about missing out on your money.


geddesmond1641d ago


Yeah the graphics are so improved in every way that when you look at the trailers your baffled thinking is this the PS3 version I'm looking at. Yeah yeah yeah compressed video and all that it will look different on your tv.

Well do u expect me to buy the game just to see for myseld.

Tomb raider PS3 V PS4. Very noticeable difference even on compressed video. TLOU Remastered ps3 v ps4 trailer comparison= game of spot the difference.

Also for 1 thing Metro 2033 was never on PS3 so it's very new to Playstation only gamers like myself.

Anyway the sales of TLOU Remastered will prove to everyone how many suckers are out there willing to throw money away. Thank god this retarded drought of games will be over soon so we won't have these crappy rip offs thrown in our face. And no I wasn't calling the Last of us crappy. That game is awesome.

Now spotie do you care to shine some light on those recent EA charged demos. Tell us how we should be paying companies money just to demo their games with your PR BS LOL.

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typittt691641d ago

Can't wait for tuesday! Never played it. Getting the best version gonna be awesome!

Bathyj1641d ago

Wow, you never played it? Its almost like this game is aimed at you. There are 80m PS3's and 80m X360's, I was sure TLoU had sold 160 million copies. /s

typittt691641d ago

My ps3 died on me last year before it came out. Almost bought another one to play it but invested in the new consoles instead. Glad i did :)

philm871641d ago

Playstation exclusive so Xbox360 players like me never played it.

Shakengandulf1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Ahh mate, enjoy it... Its one hell of a ride.

Lol @ GribbleGrunger, summed it up quite nicely.

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