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The Last of Us is a good game…nothing more, nothing less

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osed125 said:

Before everyone starts jumping on me saying: "You stupid Nintendo nerd, go back and play Mario for the 4,583,585th time", let me make something clear; The Last of Us is a good high quality game, I wouldn't have finish it otherwise; but what exactly does this game does in order to be considered a masterpiece or Game of the Generation?

The gameplay is solid, but nothing out of the ordinary and in some cases…kind of boring if I'm being honest. Maybe is just me that I tend to like more action type shooters like Borderlands or Bioshock, but in the Last of Us there was nothing that made me say: "Wow, this is really fun to play!". It was good, and definitely enough to keep me playing till the end. The crafting system was also very good, and aside from the smoke bombs, I found all items to be useful (which is something games tend to lack).

The graphics and atmosphere are amazing, there's nothing really to complain here.

The music, can't honestly remember a single song.

Story…well is like watching a really good TV show; and I don't mean this in a bad way, the story is extremely solid, the interactions between Joel and Ellie are really well done, but there were no "mind blowing" moments or any moments that will stay in my mind for a few weeks (not even the ending). Usually when I'm really into a story of a movie, book or game I can't stop thinking about it for a few days or weeks…that didn't happen with The Last of Us. It was just a good satisfying watch, simple as that.

 

Again before everyone starts jumping on me, the game is good, solid and has amazing atmosphere; but in my opinion, there's nothing that truly stands out to make it worthy of a masterpiece or Game of the Generation title.

You stupid Nintendo nerd.  Go back and play Mario for the 4,583,585th time.  I'm just kidding. 

Honestly, I completely agree with you.  The Last of Us is incredibly overrated.  Yes it's a good game, but it's definitely not the game that everyone makes it out to be, not even close.  There are just too many problems with the game that people just seem to overlook, whether it's for graphics, because it's Naughty Dog, who knows. 

For being a stealth game there are way too many areas you can stealth your way through only to be forced into killing an incoming horde of runners, clickers, etc, because it's part of the storyline.  The games AI is terrible, the characters constantly getting in your way , pushing you out of the way, etc.  A lot of the infected will make a beeline around the AI towards the player, with the AI completely ignoring them.  The bricks and bottles don't always stun clickers when thrown at them, meaning you'll hit them with a brick or bottle only to run into a cutscene kill.  Or how many boring, push Elly across the water on a plaet areas do there have to be?  Even Elly comments on it with "yeah, yeah, get on the f'ing palet.*

Infact, most of the time when playing the game, walking around and exploring is nice because it's beautiful to look at.  It's when you're in the areas infested with enemies whether it's human or infected that the game just drags.  You're trying to make your way through those sections to get to better sequences.  And it's not because it's stealth, because there are other games that make the stealth sequences more enjoyable. 

I really think, graphics, infected, and Naughty Dog are the reasons people love this game so much and ignore all the flaws it has. It's not a bad game, but it's also not a great game.  It's merely a good game.



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The quality it has is out of discussion but the personal experience may indeed vary.

To each his own, it is a masterpiece to me.



Yeah, the Last of Us is an amazing game but it's not a "masterpiece" by any means, because no game is ever going to be perfect.



FloatingWaffles said:

Yeah, the Last of Us is an amazing game but it's not a "masterpiece" by any means, because no game is ever going to be perfect.

Woah there, if you insult Bubsy 3D like that again I'll be forced to report you.



kupomogli said:

 Or how many boring, push Elly across the water on a plaet areas do there have to be?  Even Elly comments on it with "yeah, yeah, get on the f'ing palet.*

I agree with you there and I forgot to add it on my original post.

Those sections (including the ladder 'puzzles') were ok at first, but after doing them 10 times it gets boring. It would have been better to just remove them completely.



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Samus Aran said:
FloatingWaffles said:

Yeah, the Last of Us is an amazing game but it's not a "masterpiece" by any means, because no game is ever going to be perfect.

Woah there, if you insult Bubsy 3D like that again I'll be forced to report you.




Different strokes for different folks! I fully respect everyone's opinion about TLOU; assuming they are open minded about it. That being said:
How many opinions does it take before a statement like "game of the year" becomes fact; (although that "fact" is perceived differently by every unique individual)? The majority. And the majority is almost never wrong.
Just because you disagree with it does not make it false for the majority. The resounding majority of reviewers and players believe TLOU is a great game



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Last of Us is a like a great movie that you don't want to watch again. Once you know the story there is no reason to want to play again.I tried a second playthrough, but the gameplay was so lacking that I lost motivation quickly.



ihatefatkatz said:
Last of Us is a like a great movie that you don't want to watch again. Once you know the story there is no reason to want to play again.I tried a second playthrough, but the gameplay was so lacking that I lost motivation quickly.


Kinda agree with this. I have TLOU and all three Uncharted games and I love them, but have only played through them once.



Surely an opinion that isn't shared along a lot of people including some so called "critics" and me as well...

A masterpiece in my opinion... there is not a single thing i would complain about this game, i loved the gameplay (the melee combat, the shooting and how visceral some of the weapons are), the level design, the crafting, the option to go stealth or not, the management of supplies, the music was top notch, it had one of the best stories ive seen in a game, the characters were likable (even the kids) heck even the multiplayer surprised me with how good it actually was, its a more team based game than battlefield and that to me is saying a lot...