It's Sad That the Best PS4 Game So Far is An Updated PS3 Game

The author wonders why an improved PS3 game is still, by far and away, the best title available among supposed "next-gen" competitors.

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Snookies121965d ago

It's one of the best PS3 games though... So, that's not really sad, just expected.

GeofferyPeterson1965d ago

So sad that I'm crying tears of joy I'll be playing it on PS4 in less then 24 hours!!!

Winter47th1965d ago

It's not sad and the PS4's got a lot of great games, ports also count as GAMES in case you forgot that since they're the best ports on any console.

GiggMan1965d ago

I'm trying to figure out who it's sad for?

It's not sad for Sony or the people that are going to buy it. It's actually great for the million or so people who held on to the 360 waiting on MS to release a TLOU quality game and jumped ship to the PS4.

Everybody wins.

TheGreatAndPowerful1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

The poo poo is strong with this article.

chrismichaels041965d ago

The Last of Us Remastered is receiving higher review scores than any game currently on the PS4, Xbox One or WiiU. A game this amazing only comes around once in a while and deserves to be enjoyed by as many gamers as possible. Nothing sad about that.

dedicatedtogamers1965d ago

It's one of the best games of all time, according to some. Why is that a "sad" thing?

SilentNegotiator1965d ago

It's "sad" that a port of one of the best titles of the 7th gen is better than the games that came out in the mere first year of a new system?

The burns!

Good-Smurf1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

You're in for a treat!
And Left Behind is so worth it,one of the best DLC ever made!
Off Topic:Now I need Ni No Kuni on PS4! (I doubt they would port it on PS4 though,one of the most underrated games of 2013)

abstractel1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Hmm, so the very solid Infamous Second Son, Watch Dogs and (in my opinion) Killzone Shadowfall don't count because one of the best games of last generation is getting a remastered release? We're only ~8-9 months since the release of the PS4, what do you expect?

Having said that, I do wish that Dying Light, Driveclub and The Crew didn't miss their "early 2014" dates as I do hunger for more next-gen games.

ChrisGTR11965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Whats sad is the tlou is better than anything on Xbox one but they won't be able to play it :P

G20WLY1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

It's sad that the best game on a console that's been out for a matter of months is a remaster of the best game of the past generation?! A game with well over 200 GOTY awards?!

'Opinion' is fine and all, but that one is just lame. :/

Would the author be happier with PS4 if the option to buy TLOU:R wasn't available to him? Is he a bit 'special'? lol

inveni01964d ago

TLoU is one of the best games of all time. If not THE. It'll be a long time before something trumps it. (When does the next ND game come out? :) )

ABizzel11964d ago

Just like Wind Waker HD was the best game on Wii U for a while, and just like Halo: MCC will be one of the best games on XBO.

A great game is a great game regardless of what platform it came from.

Dee_911964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

I remember when the ps3 came out and I mainly played ps2 games on it the entire first year.If anything is sad, its that current gen systems don't allow for backwards compatibility.

ShinMaster1964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

Is the article implying that there are better games on other platforms?
Halo:MCC will be the best Xbox One game of 2014 as well and 2 of the games in the collection are at least 10 years old.

Just like Wind Waker HD, a game from 2 generations ago, and Rayman Legends, a multiplatform game, are the best games on Wii U right now.

But does it really matter that much? Not really.
Who is this sad for?

frezhblunts1964d ago

TLOU remaster is awesome and honestly there aren't many ps4 games but I believe infamous second son was great too. The line up doesnt seem huge but I am hoping for some great next gen games next year on my ps4

frezhblunts1964d ago

ok now just cause they are talking about ps4 doesnt mean wii u best game is wind waker. mario kart 8, dk tropical freeze and mario 3d world sold great and is probably their top games besides pikmin 3

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Cupid_Viper_31965d ago

Let me correct the title for the author.

" It's sad the best CURRENT GEN game so far is an updated PS3 game. "


But in reality, there's nothing sad at all about it at all. The game is was released so late into the PS3's cycle that many were predicting that it wouldn't sell, and that Sony should have saved it for the PS4. And they said the same thing for Beyond 2 souls,GTAV and GT6.

Not a single soul have a problem with rock star doing the same thing with GTAV, or Microsoft with the Halo collection. Talk about double standards, lol.

ASTAROTH1965d ago

It was the best game last gen and its by far better than anything available rigth now in both the PS4 and xbox one. But at least its on PS4 and it will be a heck of a ride...

GhostTurtle1965d ago

Couldn't have said it better.

Kingthrash3601965d ago now this is the new argument? I've seen this said too much in article titles. But isn't the best x1 game coming a remake of Xbox and 360 halos? Persona5 and ffx are the best on vita IMO. the best 3rd party games are also on last gen consoles.....
So what is really sad is bs like this is the best articles gaming "journalists" can muster for hits. Tlou is the best game ever made IMO and people who jumped from Wii/360 to ps4 can experience this bar setting game. I'm in for a do over myself

Sayai jin1965d ago

@K360 - I agree, but what does this article have to do with the Xbox.

Kingthrash3601965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Nothing...that's the point.
Its not OK to ignore "problems" when more than Sony are doing it....this year even. Its well well known fact that all do this...I mean psnow...vita ports..wiiu virtual console games..GTA ..halo MCC...they are all wanted things by gamers. If this "journalist" thinks tlou remake and its greatness is sad...then why ignore literally EVERYONE ELSE?

Gunstar751964d ago

Whilst I'm not saying that a remaster of TLOU is a bad thing (though I wasn't a fan) I wouldn't compare a remaster of a 12 month old game to a remaster of a series of games that span a ten year period.

Having seen the reviews, I don't know why anyone who owns this game would buy it again, unless the poop money?

But hey, live and let live. Whatever floors your boat and sh1t :0).

Sayai jin1964d ago

People on this site take this whole console war serious and personal. You guys are in the trenches for what?

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JoGam1965d ago

The funny thing is if this game was on the Xbox One it would be the same case. Better yet its the best game on both consoles to date. PERIOD!

Qrphe1965d ago

And the best 3DS game for a while was OoT. The best of games usually are still the best of games even as rereleases.

MysticStrummer1965d ago

Typical N4G title shenanigans.

"The Last Of Us is still the best game available, even though it first launched well over a year ago. It's still the most accomplished title I've seen since it released, and we're including not one, but two new system launches in the time frame. Even though it often takes a while for new consoles to get rolling, isn't this just a little depressing? One could even make a solid point in saying that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is the second-best game on store shelves, even ahead of anything on the next-gen machines."

He's not saying it's the best title on PS4. He's saying it's the best next gen title period. Personally I don't think it's sad because the generation is still in it's infancy. If the game was being released later in the generation and was still the best, that would be sad.

wsoutlaw871965d ago

ya why would that be sad? its not like games are better just because they are made on next gen. And whats the difference? If they delayed tlou until ps4 launch would it have been less sad. This article doesnt make any sense.

truefan11965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

More embarrassing than sad because the sony slogan is for the gamers, yeah ps3 gamers.

Before you mention Halo MCC, it is a 10 year anniversary of one of the best console mutiplayer games ever. They threw in all the other numbered Halos and extra content to increase the value. Compare that to the 10 month anniversary of tlou and it's just embarrassing. Also XB1 has other games to compliment Halo MCC like Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Forza Horizon 2. Not to mention Phil Spencer hinting at more 2014 games, while sony is content with destiny. All in all I wish all you that already beat tlou less than 1 year ago have fun beating it again.

@kingtrash360 I have been here.

Kingthrash3601965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Lol there you've been absent lately. As usual you are incorrect.
Tlou has been out over a year.
Halo MCC is as great a addition to x1 as tlou is to ps4 and why not mention gta5? Its younger than tlou.
Tlou is already the highest rated game on any console this so far this year and is looking to be a contender for goty. Why not release it? It has a market for it with so many new ps4 owner who did not play it because they had a 360. Halo most every Xbox 1owner owns or played these games. Not many ps3 owners jumped ship this gen for x1 so the market is much smaller .
Lastly, the way you put it you act as if Sony has no other games when it has more announced and more currently available to play...and before you say indie look at your x1 list and you shall find indies in there.
You baffle me every time you comment. I wonder if its just for attention.

poor_cus_of_games1965d ago

Shut up sadfan1 you are entertaining for all of the wrong reasons. Your parents must be so proud.

JoGam1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

As of right now there is nothing I mean NOTHING on Xbox One that can top The Last of Us. REMEMBER THAT. We both can bring up games that are coming on both PS4 and XB1 but as of now, you can't say shit.

TheSaint1965d ago

Talking of embarrassing, hi Truefan.

chrisarsenalsavart1965d ago

@truefony1 u re just a sad, pathetic little troll.
Just go in the deepest part of the cave that u came from and stay there. Ps4 is doing great and that is something that u clearly cannot accept. Guess what, nobody gives a Damn about u or your deluded opinion. Find something meaningful to do with your life. Trolling is not one of them

Ra30301965d ago


TLOU is for the Xbox 360 crowd that left Microsoft to join the Sony fun ride on the PS4... We left Microsoft because we no longer want Halo shovelware dumped on us yearly by Microsoft. Thank you Sony for giving us the X Xbox crowd the best game maybe ever and to get it to play on the PS4 is awesome. Now truefan1 enjoy your halo shovelware.

ziggurcat1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )


"Compare that to the 10 month anniversary of tlou and it's just embarrassing."

the only thing embarrassing here are your constant attempts at downplaying anything sony, especially this game. and by the way, TLOU was originally released for PS3 on June 14, 2013. that's a little more than 13 months ago. Halo 4, which is in the MCC collection, has only been out 8 months longer than TLOU (November 6, 2012). And what does that say about a company when they have to recycle 10-year old titles to pad their line-up?

"... Phil Spencer hinting at more 2014 games, while sony is content with destiny..."


i will remind you, again, of the games that are coming out in 2014 for both systems:



you never read anything, and ignore evidence when it's shoved in your face, but I'm going to tell you the numbers from those links anyway - PS4 has a total of 138 games coming out in 2014 (this includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party titles). xbone has 90 titles coming out in 2014 (again, this includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party). so clearly sony's not just "content with destiny."

and again, go back to your bridge... this time, stay there.

jmac531964d ago

He has been hiding under a rock since the NPD numbers shamed him.

mixolydian_id1964d ago

Lol, who brought the patrol of fanboys?

Let's just set this straight, H2 anniversary is a remaster, the rest of the collection is a multi-next gen port to present day.

Tlou:r is a next gen port. The very title is fallacious.
They didn't put in "more work", they just took steps to repackage it for another device.

The resolution "buff" and FPS "buff", is merely a result of using newer hardware. Yeah they had to re optimise texturing and such, but the entire game was ready for the ps4 already.

They downscaled the entire ps3 version to be playable on a ps3.

That goes for textures, polygon count, audio quality...etc

It's not like the original files were thrown away after ps3 version was released.

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BattleN1965d ago

Sad because Killzone and the rest of the PS4 games cant match the quality of a PS3 game TLoU

JoGam1965d ago

Haters will hate. Doing a good job at it too.

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poor_cus_of_games1965d ago

And what does that say about the x1 and 360 games? So far no game can touch tlou. Just because it came out last gen doesn't mean that it's not a great game. Hell every x1 game to have been released so far were all last gen games in the beginning that got a "remastered" treatment

chrisarsenalsavart1965d ago

Do u remember any ps3 launch games that was better than GOW2 on ps2, or x360 launch games that was better than halo2 on Xbox.....
Know your gaming history before trolling fools...

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C-H-E-F1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

No what's sad is that this is the best next Gen game period. What Xbox one game to date is better than tlou. Dont worry I'll wait. Smh dumb a** author stop hating cause we have the best game on both platforms and it got hire reviews than all 360 last Gen games and this Gen games (exclusives). lOl

Gunstar751964d ago

Completely subjective.

You could claim it's the best example of this genre, but not "best game, period"

I don't like this style of game at all. I found it boring, clunky and more like watching a movie than playing a game.

Having said that, it probably is one of the best examples of this genre.

I'd rather play a racer, a fighter or a halo style shooter.

C-H-E-F1964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

Okay, what you say is "subjective" because metacritic says otherwise. (in terms of best game this Gen.)

BX811965d ago

That actually is sad. I really thought it was going to be killzone shadow fall or the way it was hyped watchdogs. Instead it's a recently released ps3 game. It says a lot about your line up when it needs to be beefed up by one of the ps3's greatest games. It's sort of a win for the fans either way. Wish there was a $10 upgrade planned.

Azzanation1964d ago

Think your missing the point. Its sad because the next gen games aren't living up to expectations compared to last gen games.

Mario Galaxy > Mario 3D World
Halo 4 > Killzone SF
and now TLOU joins the picture.

Next gen can do so much more yet a PS3 port is the best game to buy? Your better off buying the PS3 and TLOU if its the best game to buy for the system. After all the PS3 is super cheap and so is TLOU.

TRGMatt1964d ago's like saying ANY PS3 launch game would be better than, say, GTA 3 or Resident Evil 4. That shit just doesn't happen. Games like Mario 64 and Halo are anomalies, exceptions to the rule that the first wave of games in a generation will see growing pains.

FunkMacNasty1964d ago

Way to miss the whole point of the article, N4G.

Nobody said TLoU didn't deserve a remastered edition, nobody said it was a bad game. The point of the article was that we all spent $400 on a new console that was supposed to deliver the unprecedented "next gen" experience that we had hoped for. Yet, almost a full year from release and all we have to choose from is like 5 AAA games and like 200 indie games, all of which would've been possible at the same level of graphic rendering on the old consoles.

Oh, I forgot... We all bought ps4's for those indie games. Who needs AAA games for their brand new hardware?

DualWielding1964d ago

As bad as it is, it still beats PS3's first year......

larrysdirtydrawss1964d ago

its the last of us for Christ sakes,,, it will be the best game on any and every system

WeedyOne1964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

Great games will always come back!

The best game on xbox one (halo 2) will be re-released in the next few months and that game is 2 generations old!

I bought the last of us remastered and im thinking of buying an xbox one just for some old school Halo action!

PSVita1964d ago

It's probably the best next gen game period so it's not sad at all

FanboyKilla1964d ago

how much more awesome is it? did you say i cant wait to get mt ps4 so i can play tlou? i know i didnt. its sad my dear boys because, its a year old ps3 game, and its better than everything on your new shiny $400 ps4.

it was a good game a year ago and it still is today. not next gen good though, but this is what you are feeding your nex gen customers. thats sad. not as sad as the fanboys trying justify it by saying, its a good game. yes it is, one i could play on ps3 a year ago.

for as many awards as it got, no one seemed to give a flying one about it then, and i doubt that has changed.

if you sony fans keep yes mamn everything sony does, ill never get any games for my ps4. its your job as the customer to tell them when they suck, not campaign their shit. gee willikers. blue is for sad. they nailed it.

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user74029311965d ago

pfft its sad some salty mofos won't get to play this masterpiece

LOL_WUT1965d ago

I'll be playing my copy tomorrow while those mofos stay salty ;)

BX811965d ago

Now you know how others feel when you troll in the xbox articles. Your blind fanboy fury will lead you to miss out on some great experiences.

DanielGearSolid1965d ago

Why is it sad?

This game came out at the very end of last gen.

Don't tell me you expected the GOTG in the first few months

ltachiUchiha1965d ago

Yet this game even the ps3 version of TLOU is better then any game out on NEXT GEN so the author soundz butthurt lol.

Eonjay1965d ago

This game is also very good. There is nothing sad about being the best in the industry.

MrBeatdown1965d ago

It's sad that a remastered version of what's arguably the single greatest game to release in the past nine years is the best game on a system that has been out for eight months?


ConfettiYeti1965d ago

One of the greatest games not just of last generation, but of all time. Why is this sad exactly, I don't know either! I'm glad they are re-making it! I sold my PS3 to my brother and The Last of Us. I have regretted ever sense. I'm stoked!

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