The Last of Us has real heart, but not much else


#1649

Yeah, the amount of times I was digging through drawers 20ft from a clicker, just praying to find a scissor to make a shiv with… And so many rooms that were fully fleshed out, but did not even have any tools. Naughty Dog truly spent a lot of effort in crafting each and every environment.

The game definitely wasn’t perfect, but it was a hell of an experience. Patiently waiting for part 2.


#1650

Be sure to play the prologue also, if you haven’t already.


#1651

New trailer for the sequel:


#1652

This really should go in its own thread, not here. I’m not trying to be a thread cop, just thinking about the story. The existence of a sequel is a little bit of a spoiler to future hypothetical someone who is reading the thread. Of course, that future hypothetical someone would likely already know that from outside sources too, so I guess it doesn’t matter.


#1653

I love this game. Maybe the thing to get me to get a PS4. That and Horizon Zero Dawn.


#1654

I’m not thrilled that there is a sequel. I thought the first one ended perfectly. I thought it was the best game of the last generation and really elevated the form as an art. It wasn’t perfect and it was a little tedious in the middle but I think that was by design. Anyway I’m sure I will play the sequel, I just don’t think one is necessary.


#1655

At some point, i need to play through the first one. And, there’s even DLC for it. Probably won’t get to that. I think if i had to choose between more TLoS and more Uncharted, i’d have to go with more Uncharted, TLoS is intense enough as it is.


#1656

You should play through the first TLoS, and you should then check out the DLC. It’s very good, not just from a story perspective, but from a gameplay perspective. The main game’s gameplay is linear, and it works well for what the game is, but the DLC makes the gameplay more of a sandbox, and it’s really neat, and if you got through the main game, I think you’ll really dig it.

Don’t worry about the time commitment, this is one of those rare games where the time commitment is totally worth it.


#1657

I agree. Most games I’ve forgotten the plot points a few weeks after finishing it. This one I remember almost all of it.


#1658

Also worth noting it’s not really a big time commitment - this isn’t some sort of open world RPG here, it’s like 12-14 hours, with DLC, for most people.


#1659

TLoU is a generationally-good game, and everyone should play it.


#1660

I’ve played it twice now, and I’m going through it a third time since they gave us the HDR/PS4 Pro patch. So freaking awesome.


#1661

I finally got around to playing this last week (tried it last year, got stuck somewhere early and put it away for the Witcher 3). Now I restarted and absolutely loved it! Played and finished the whole game including the DLC in no time and was very impressed with the ending (of both). I have to admit I’m also hesitant as far as the sequel is concerned: I don’t think it needs a sequel, storywise. But if it is anywhere near as good as part 1, I will definitely play it!