The Last of Us was a good game, but Naughty Dog really rushed it with the remastered version; they wanted to cash in all they could before the well dried up, and, it was not even a necessary re-release.
What could've been a valid opinion piece on remasters loses all credibility with that ridiculously provocative title. Also, "With this model, gamers get the exact same thing at the exact same price they did before (let’s not forget that, at this point, the original game is cheaper than the re-release, and it is exactly the same game, which came out on 2013 (We did not even need to check on this fact, it is so fresh we remember)". No. Just no. At least the author admits he did not check the facts.
Meh. Cash grab is a cash grab, Sony and ND knew this and milked it hard, including the DLC and the lock out of players who didn't own it. Just because Sony or the messiah ND does it doesn't make it right. Lets face it, 1 year after the initial release and they width held DLC just for it. That's not cool in my books.
I bought both versions. Do not regret it 1 bit. It was 1 of the better remasters. Def. better than MCC thats for sure
As one of my all time favorite games from my definite favorite developer (grew up on Crash Bandicoot), I didn't regret splitting it with my girlfriend, as she had never played it before. It's now her all time favorite game :) definitely worth it, for the price. This is coming from a season pass owner on PS3 and a Canadian who's used to paying $70 for new games, and after playing this I was so hooked on 60fps I bought a gaming PC. Milked hard? Hardly. It took an old favorite (which I played through prior to release due to a broken hand, DS4 was too hard with the height) into a new treasure. I couldn't care less about console wars, just in my opinion it was an extremely good purchase and well worth every cent.
I like the game and I'm glad I bought the remaster but yeah, Naughty Dog did some pretty underhanded things if you look at it objectively. Unfortunately, many people here will obsessively defend Naughty Dog no matter what (see the pathetic 'Naughty Gods' obsessive fanboy worship). One thing that particularly irked me about The Last of Us is the introduction of pay to win DLC. As a big fan of the multiplayer in this game, I found that both frustrating and really disappointing. The special perks you have to buy are bad enough, but the ridiculously overpowered shotgun you can buy as a spawn weapon and the insane crossbow just break the game, and turn what was a great multiplayer experience into a pay to win mess. I'm actually really concerned about how they screw up Uncharted 4 multiplayer with stuff like this, because it's been a trend with Naughty Dog ever since Uncharted 3 (where the DLC was pretty heavy, but they hadn't yet discovered the pay to win model and kept it cosmetic). Still, apparently you're the devil if you criticize Naughty Dog on this site.
As a matter of fact this article is more a bait for people like you to bite. Nobody was forced to buy TLOUR and actually most gamers were asking for it. Plus it was a steal for all DLC for many who didn't play it before AND now is often given free with buying a PS4. What's not to love?
Here's the part you forget. It's only a cash grab b/c so many ppl bought it. And why did they buy it? B/c they wanted it. Why did they want it? Because it's a next gen definitive version of one of the best games ever made. No one has a problem with re releasing a GotY edition 6 months later for $60. Ppl complain about remasters. But here was our choice. The 1st yr of a console is usually dead. Then yrs 2-3 we get the very best. This x, instead of having nothing to play, we got some great games from last gen to fill the gaps. And the beauty of it all is that no one, not one person was forced to buy anything at all. And many ppl forget that Sony, for example, is attempting to woo Xbox users to buy a PS4. Would not TLOU be a great way to do that?
@radler, The shotgun and crossbow don't need to be bought to start with them. You get those through level ups in the multiplayer. Your info is wrong.
Ok was anyone forced to buy this game or any other remaster? Cause I dont get all this fuss...why complain for something like this... If you played these games before, you dont have to buy their remasters hence no need to complain. Its called choice! Make one and stop bitching already.
When you can spell correctly THEN we might consider your opinion until then you just look like a pissed off fanboy because this game didn't come to your console of choice. You also failed miserably to take into account that millions YES millions of newly minted PS4 owners never owned a PS3 and had never experienced one of the greatest games of all time validating their choice to put it on the PS4. Because unlike a certain other company Sony actually supports their consoles throughout the lifetime of their product which is why TLOU wasn't held back and launched with the PS4. The way another company withheld games from their current console just to have a launch lineup for their successor. You ARE salty as fk over TLOU and we all see it.
@radler You need to play more then, the game is super balanced, semi-auto is still my default weapon, not even using any new perks even though I paid for them already.
Salt is real boi.. Loads of your 360 brethren wanted to play it and many of them they did when they switched to the ps4 this gen. Thats the spit they're loving right about now.
If this game isn't a cash grab then I don't know what is. The entire thing was a 1080p port for $60. No more, no less. There was nothing special about this port at all. Of course the fanboys will tell you that this is some sort programming master piece to insert high res textures that they already have, into a game which they already made, and for hardware which they were already developing for.
Not everyone who owns a PS4/Xbox One has a Playstation 3/Xbox 360 and the last time I checked, buying a remastered game is still OPTIONAL. Stupid article.
Actually I was OK with the doc. Every claims it was pay to win but damn near every gun in the game kills in 2 to 3 shots so I'm just not seeing it. Plus I've gotten tired of the cod style give me 5 maps for 15 bucks bs, I much more prefer getting stuff that actually changes the gameplay a bit. But nobody seems to have a problem when EA and DICE include guns in their dlc, but all of a sudden when ND does it, and for way cheaper mind you, its a sin. Hypocrites -_-
Once can simply follow the bitter remarks in this thread back to the comment histories of those who posted them. Agendas laced with jealousy and anger are then quite easy to see and then such opinions can be devalued and ignored accordingly.
Well the title could have been worse. 'Naughty Dog took a wizz on your face ' maybe. Also there was a big demand from gamers who didn't have a PS3 last gen. Thankfully, ND didn't spit on their face. ; )
I agree. I bought it on ps3 when it came out and I got it for free with my ps4. IM glad it came out again.
What. The. Hell. This author is acting like he was required to buy the remaster. How did the remake in any way harm the industry or the author? I don't understand why this argument is being made.
It's easy why this argument was made. Hits...
Except, after seeing the remaster played through, I can't even go back to my PS3 copy... That's how much of an improvement it was for me. That unlocked FPS is vastly better for my eyes. Plus we have the wonderful 'share' button now. Which means all the brutal awesome deaths are always recorded. Took many great videos/pictures with that, Last of Us is full of great moments in combat.
My only beef with the remaster is the strange A.I. issues that happen. They still never patched it. The A.I. in the ps3 version was spot-on. Ps4 version seems to do some strange things sometimes.
LOL it would be funny if a clicker joined your group. I remember the AI in the PS3 version not being so smart. There would be a clicker lurking around and they would be moving around to take cover right next to me, making all this noise. Luckily the clicker only looked for me and not them.
That, as has been well established by now, was intentional.
Lol at all of the dissagrees. Videos of the bad A.I. in Remastered version https://m.youtube.com/watch... https://m.youtube.com/watch... https://m.youtube.com/watch...
Yeah, You dont have to show me that, I know. Its still 1 of the best games of all time, but people get butt hurt so easily on N4G.
TLOU remastered is still may favorite game of all time. But fanboys get way too butthurt. If we don't mention the flaws, then they will never patch it.
Is this a joke? It was a great remaster and 60 fps was a game changer.
I agree. Its the only game to WOW me twice. PS3 version looked amazing but no where near as good as PS4 version.
Could not agree more, in terms of graphics and story.
Apart from the characters, I don't think any of the environments got reworked in any significant way. It looks like they just uncrunched the textures, ported it over, and called it a day. 60 fps and 1080p basically came free.
Wrong. Textures. Lighting. Shadow quality. Proper HBAO. Effects. All significantly improved from the original. Play the remaster. Then go play the original. Its a real eye opener.
On one seemed to mind that GTA 5 got a "remaster" the exact same way Last of Us did but Last of Us takes all the heat? Absurd.
Plan and simple. You already played it, don't feel the need to check it out on next gen, DONT BUY IT. It's pretty simple. Or in my case with gta5. I didn't play it on last gen, so when it came out for this gen I jumped on It. And ended up loving it, and I can not say that about gta4. So had it not came out on next gen, I would have missed it entirely. There is a need for next gen remasters, and if you don't feel the need for it, just plain and simple don't buy it. Easy concept
Games like GTA V, TLOU, arguably Tomb Raider and Metro deserve to be remade. Bioshock would made a superb remake, but we all know that's out of the picture now :/ unless a different developer does it. Also TLOU:R was sort of a trial or warm up for Uncharted 4, which I hope will be great. The Order and bloodborne don't interest me as much, and I'm finding its getting harder to find that 'WOW' effect, but honestly I've never been disappointed with a ND game.
Man...what I wouldn't give for a 1080p/60fps Bioshock Infinite. Or a "Bioshock Collection" for that matter. They wouldn't even need to update textures or anything, just those changes would be enough for me. 2k still owns the IP I believe, so it's not entirely out of the question!
Spot on. Its like when people don't like a game. What's the point of commenting on and on about. Just move on. Again the pathetic side of the internet gaming community fed with trolling articles. Meanwhile the TLOUR is practically free for new PS4 buyers and hard to call that a cash grab.
Having one of the greatest, original multiplayer components ever re-released for our PS4s is reason enough to justify the release. I don't regret it one bit, and I definitely didn't find the remastered version rushed. Garbage article is garbage.
TLOUR was for people that never got to play the PS3 version, and for fans of the original like myself. With the announcement of the PS4 some people didnt have a PS3 and didnt want to buy 1 because because of the PS4 coming out just a few months after TLOU. So TLOUR gave those people that amazing experience we had on the PS3.
What a loaf of crap. The remaster was brilliant! Considering the PS4/PS3 hardware couldn't have been more different, and much of the core game code would have had to be rewritten from the ground up, I think ND did a stellar job. The results speak for themselves. 1080p, almost locked 60fps and a vast improvement in textures, model detail, lighting and effects quality. What more does the author want FFS!! I just finished another play through over the weekend. That framerate is sooo silky smooth! I know it's not 100% locked 60fps but I'd be more than happy if ND can match that for the upcoming UC4. Momentary drops to the low 50's are completely unnoticeable for the most part. I'd happily take a variable framerate 50-60fps over a locked 30fps any day. Its so hard to go back to a locked 30fps after playing TLOU at mostly 60fps.
N4G mods really need to get on that whole quality control issue. There's been more trash articles approved then actual news for months now.
You're free to submit reports of an article, even after it's been approved, or bring it up via ticket if there's anything guideline-infringing about it. I didn't really notice anything about it that did. If you just have an issue of 'quality control,' or just don't like some opinion pieces that have been submitted, shouldn't your complaint be aimed at the users approving them?
I don't think the writer knows what a cash-in remaster looks like. Check out Grim Fandango, that's a cash-in with almost nothing done to the game, tLoU is like liquid gold compared to it.
Grim Fandango is only 15$ though........ Kind of silly to compare the two. If Grim was 60$ I would agree with you.
And you can buy tLoU digital codes for $20 floating around the net, so what's your point?
As a huge fan of the game on PS3 I had no problem with buying it again. There is never a fuss when 'game of the year' titles are released and thats how I viewed this release. It was the ultimate version of the best game I have ever played. Enough has already been said about the production values of the game, it looks incredible and is so smooth. When you add in the DLC and also the bundled in documentary I just feel like it was the ultimate release for fans of the game. This article is a disgrace and N4G need to do something about these articles because slowly but surely I am being driven away to other sites that are less inflammatory.
You don't have to buy the game but for people that have never played it I would highly recomend.
i guess these people were afraid of over-saturating the internet with anti-the order articles, so they've decided to pick on TLoU... there's only one thing anyone can do (apart from clicking story quality? WTF and like this website? no.): http://www.reactiongifs.us/...
Nobody forces somebody to buy the remastered version. It's great for people like me who converted from Xbox360 to PS4, love it, also never played GTA 5 before the remake, and looking forward to Dark Souls 2!!!
Because 'only' Sony remaster their games .... s/
The Last of Us is king of the 2014 remasters IMO. GTA5 close behind that.
People are still doing this? Nothing worse than intentional ignorance
The author completely ignores one aspect as well...people like myself WANT to support our favorite developers. I gladly bought the remaster...additional funding for Naughty Dog makes me a happy gamer.
I bought both versions and still own both. Well worth it. This studio deserves my money, this game deserves to be played more than once and live across generations.
I think it was way too soon with the remastered. Just their way of getting some extra cash with no significant improvement. If they wanted 60fps then why not wait a year and release it perfect? That's what they could have done but no they decided to release it twice :/
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