Naughty Dog is Not Phased By Outraged Critics - The Last of Us Part II at E3 2018

"Naughty Dog was met with a lot of criticism after its second trailer for The Last of Us Part II debuted during Paris Games Week last year. The trailer featured some intense and graphic moments of characters brutally fighting each other to stay alive. Needless to say, it didn't sit right with a lot of people. While I'm not going to dive deep into which side of that argument is correct, there is one thing that's for sure, internet outra ge will not affect Naughty Dog's vision for The Last of Us Part II." -- PlayStation Enthusiast

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Nyxus2169d ago

Good, stick to your vision.

Gaming_1st2169d ago

Exactly right. You guys have delivered time and time again. We do not not need some kid "Septic" saying otherwise, with opinions.. But unfortunately i will be passing this game up, even though i know it will be quality.

SuperSonic912169d ago

Its the lesbian kissing that made me uncomfortable

ravinash2169d ago

Watching the guy pull his toe nail off in death stranding made me feel uncomfortable, but i'm still going to get it.

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Gaming_1st2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

It's about what they are projecting. And unfortunately, me and mid aged guy's will not support this as we have in the past. So i'm sure it will do strong numbers amongst for the 30 and below, cause they give 2 craps about society. But i am almost possible it will drop off.

P.S. Btw this is my opinion, i'm sure some people will not agree with me. But discuss your opinion to change my mind.

Razzer2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

"And unfortunately, me and mid aged guy's will not support this as we have in the past. So i'm sure it will do strong numbers amongst for the 30 and below, cause they give 2 craps about society. "

And who elected you to represent "mid aged guys"? I'm over 40. You don't speak for me, pal. Stop pretending you do. And it is hilarious that you believe that anyone who buys this game doesn't "give 2 craps about society." It is a damn video game. Also hilarious that you just generalized an entire age group of people. Yeah....you are so damn wise. lol

"But i am almost possible it will drop off."


RauLeCreuset2169d ago

"P.S. Btw this is my opinion, i'm sure some people will not agree with me. But discuss your opinion to change my mind."

Not every uneducated thought someone lacks the discipline to keep to themselves is deserving of debate.

FPS_D3TH2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

Lmfao you don’t speak for all middle age men buddy. Most of us aren’t as close minded and let a lesbian kiss get in the way of enjoying a game. This toxic gaming community might not but thankfully the rest of the modern world and society do give two craps about enjoying quality games, story and a wider variety of characters. People crying about subliminal and political messages in their games should take a second to see who exactly is making their games and why it should be no surprise that characters like Ellie or women in BFV are in games today. It’s a hard fact to swallow for the ignorant spinfoil hat wearing crowd of this page who are upset games aren’t just made by white males anymore but it’s just telling of how little some of these gamers are actually going outside.

ravinash2169d ago

I'm 42 and I've got no problem with it.

morganfell2169d ago

"If 2 women kissing makes you uncomfortable you might need help"

Why was my thought how to become the meat in that sandwich and other people are having meltdowns?

Regarding the violence this made me feel so good. Its what I have always said about TLOU MP here and elsewhere. It is the most brutal and personal killing in Multiplayer gaming and its roots are born in the Single Player campaign.

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soulrebel2169d ago

@Gaming_1st if you think all 'mid-aged guys' are as archaic as you are then you're wrong. Most of us are proud of the progress society is making. That's right; acceptance is progress. You must hate the direction all media is heading if you are uncomfortable with the lesbian scene in the Last of Us. Society will continue to mature to celebrate individuals having their own say what is right for them, so long as those values don't harm anyone else.

I'm afraid that if you're hoping for acceptance to 'drop off' as you put it, you're in for a disappointment.

XabiDaChosenOne2169d ago

I'm not too happy about the lesbian kissing either but I'm still going to get the game but I completely understand why someone would not because of that.

KickSpinFilter2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

"Once you hit your 40's you will understand"
Yes you will. As a cardholder member of the 40's age group we don't care how other people live their life.
Perhaps I did in my teenage years, but not anymore. It's much more accurate that intimate relations of polygons is what is uncomfortable, such as the one that takes place in GOW3, that one is extremely uncomfortable. The one in TLOU2 is done very well, but still is uncomfortable not because of it's LGB but due to it being polygons.

As far as TLOU2 goes you might be missing out one of the best games this generation if not all time.
I have experienced it all from the impossibility of controlling something on your TV with Sears Pong to the hopeful challenger to topple the best game I have ever played TLOU. If what we saw in that TLOU2 gameplay trailer comes to fruition with the best animation transitions/combat/environment s/story I have ever seen in gaming. I'm also pretty sure it will be the fastest selling PS4 game that will easily clear what the original PS3/4 has sold. You will be truly missing out in a "Gaming_1st" masterpiece. But much like I don't care what LGB do nor do I care if you play said game. I personally would not miss out on such a game.

bloop2169d ago

@Gaming_1st: I'm 38 and I'll be getting this day one. I don't see anything wrong with adult men wanting to play a game with adult themes and content. In fact, it's the other way around for me. I have an older brother that only plays Nintendo games, Mario being his favourite, and has no interest in anything rated mature/18. That to me is weird. Maybe I should hook you two guys up and you can play some Mario kart and stay in your own fairy land together??

darthv722169d ago

I'm 45 and it doesnt really bother me all that much. I have been playing games since pong as well and i can say that over this last decade there has been a shift of acceptance in gaming like there has been in real life. Maybe more so in gaming because real life if someone doesnt accept things then violence erupts and real people get injured or worse. In a game, it is just a game but even games are getting more real. Some call it the uncanny valley and as games become more about art imitating life then i can see how it can turn some people off.

On a side note, if this game had not shown the kissing and just left that for the player to see themselves on their own time then this prob would not have been an issue. The violence and story is what sets the game apart, not the sexual tone so that to me felt forced when it didnt have to be there. They could just as easily had the same quality trailer and left some things for people to uncover on their own. the game isnt about Ellie on her journey of discovering what kind of sexual preference she wants.... its about survival and kicking ass in the process. (that scene is most likely a memory or flashback)

Parasyte2169d ago

Let me guess, you also think being gay is a choice?

JokerBoy4222169d ago

@SuperSonic91 it did seem a little forced. Even Ellie made an uncomfortable face at first. If that were a straight kiss scene liberals would've screamed rape.

kreate2169d ago

I'm mid aged. And I'm not uncomfortable.

CryofSilence2169d ago

Too many homophobes in this world.

Cobra9512169d ago

I'm quite a bit older than all the above given ages, and I actually enjoy two attractive women doing all sorts of things to each other. Anyone remember the old Doublemint commercials? "Double your pleasure, double your fun." It's sausage parties that I'm too old to stomach.

yeahright22169d ago

@gaming_1st. the irony of your username....

Kombatologist2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

What are they projecting that's so bad exactly? And what middle-aged guys do you speak of? I turn 38 this year and I am absolutely stoked about this game. I'm also a straight male and not offended by two girls kissing -- or two guys for that matter. Love is love. Get with the times, man.

I think people are focusing on the wrong thing. When the first TLoU2 trailer dropped, there was a lot of speculation that Joel is actually dead (hence Ellie's behavior) and just a figment of Ellie's imagination. But this new trailer raises even more questions. This apparent relationship between Ellie and the other girl may have some significance to the story.

I, for one, can't wait to see how it all plays out.

Muzikguy2168d ago (Edited 2168d ago )

I’m 34 and have no problem with it. It’s one of my most anticipated games. I’m amazed at how you can sum up all “mid aged guys” with your opinion. Granted I know a lot that don’t like change or can’t see far from the front of their own noses, but the world is much bigger than that and always has been.

cell9892168d ago

I’m 33 and I get where you’re coming from. I just don’t like it when they push agendas on my video games. Yes Ellie can be gay, I have no problem with that. But I much rather not see lesbians kissing, same as I’ve never liked sex scenes in my video games. Does it really add to the story? And if so, is it really the only way to tell the story?

Anyway, I’ll be getting the game but my opinion stands.

Aceman182168d ago


I'm 45 this year, and I could give two craps if there's chicks kissing in this or for that fact any game. I'll be buying this game day one because I love ND games.

Thatgrammar2168d ago (Edited 2168d ago )

What are they projecting? Please tell me why you are “passing this game up”.