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3 years have passed, how do you still RATE The Last of Us?

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It's the Last game I played from beginning to end, so still a 9/10. I would love to rate it lower because of its flaws, but it still captivated me like nothing else. A shame the industry has stalled, hopefully by the end of the decade I can look back and give it 8/10 because the industry has evolved where single player games are concerned.



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baloofarsan said:
Bought a PS4 a month ago. TLOU is not really on my shopping list.
I looked at a few video clips of TLOU and thought that this game is not for me.
But as it is universally hailed as GOAT I am still curious if I am missing out on something?
I do NOT like cutscenes - I always skip them if possible!
I do NOT like stories in games - at best they are on a B-movie level!
Mostly like racing games, Animal Crossing (skip all dialogue), Fire Emblem (skip all dialogue) and puzzle games. I will probably like No Man's Sky. I have played most Zelda games.

Is TLOU a game for me?

I think it's acclaimed enough for you to not worry about that and just give it a go ;)

Find it cheap somewhere



Wright said:
Nem said:

I still rate it as an average game with no structure.

 

How would you define "no structure" in this case?

The game was hastely put together. The chapter with the black brothers was complete filler, there was no final boss. It seems hastely put together without much of a logical flow to it. Like it was too obvious that different modules were worked on without much interation between them then just put together without much thought.

Anyways i don't like adressing this cause fans love to jump me for having a different opinion.



I played it for the first time earlier this year. While it's probably the best survival horror game I've ever played, it's not GOAT material to me. It's a solid 8/10. The story and visuals were great, and while the gameplay was solid, it wasn't anything special and never felt engaging enough to me. Overall, it's just a really good game, but I didn't feel it was truly 10/10 material like so many said it did back in 2013.



twintail said:
Cloudman said:
. Seems hard to believe how Joel got so far, eventually becoming a one-man army towards the end. The end didn't please me much either. 

What a strange thing to take issue with, hard to believe how far Joel got?

 

Ending is up in the air maybe but I still fail to see how anyone can take issue with it: the ending is fantastic.

Well, I just find it rather unbelievable how one man eventually managed to sneak and kill big groups of people and get of it mostly okay. Starts to feel like a super hero in a comic or something, and that's when it started to leave the realm of being... well, believeable. I remmeber that part where they were trying to ride through a street on a horse in the middle of fire and somehow managed to be just fine. And with the end and all the effort it took to get there, it just left a bad taste in my mouth. Made the journey feel kind of pointless. And with how I know how it ends, I can't bring myself to do the journey again.

I had more issues than just that, haha...



 

              

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The game has actually grown on me over time. In 2013, I actually picked GTA V as the better game, but in the three years since, The Last of Us still sticks with me in ways other games around that time do not. Something about Joel and Ellie's relationship and the tense atmosphere the game creates are just impossible (for me) to forget. The combat, as well, remains some of the most satisfying I've ever played, as every battle felt extremely "weighty" (not a real word, I know, but the combat had a more natural, realistic flow to it that I loved. Joel wasn't a martial artist, he was just a dude clubbing other guys in the face :) ). All in all, definitely one of my favorite games, and probably my favorite PS3 game (though Uncharted 2 is neck and neck). 

 

To be fair, I'm also a massive horror fan and enjoyed Cormac McCarthy's The Road a great deal, so the game's themes hold a special appeal to me. 



In 2013 was my favorite game of all time,3 years later and still my favorite.



Cloudman said:

Well, I just find it rather unbelievable how one man eventually managed to sneak and kill big groups of people and get of it mostly okay. Starts to feel like a super hero in a comic or something, and that's when it started to leave the realm of being... well, believeable. I remmeber that part where they were trying to ride through a street on a horse in the middle of fire and somehow managed to be just fine. And with the end and all the effort it took to get there, it just left a bad taste in my mouth. Made the journey feel kind of pointless. And with how I know how it ends, I can't bring myself to do the journey again.

I had more issues than just that, haha...

Sounds like almost every single gaming protagonist in existence. 

Besides the the game is about a zombie apolocalpyse which is not that real in the first place. 



Well, to all the people who liked the game, we can pretty much agree this here is the best character, right?



BraLoD said:
Conegamer said:

In short no.

The long answer, nooooooooooooooooope!

 

But in seriousness the game uses the story as a crutch throughout much of the game and if you don't see the story you'll miss out on the experience. And as you don't want the story evidently the experience isn't for you which is fine.

Actually I think he should get it, so he can lose this bad habit of skipping stories on games, then he'll have a whole lot of new games out of thin air to catch up and play from now on just as well XP

Whilst true, I just think it's a bit of a slippery slope forcing people into doing things they don't enjoy so that they can learn to like them

In this case though (and as you've eluded to baloofarsan) it might be worth trying out if you can find it on the cheap. I just wouldn't be surprised if you don't have the time of your life is all!



 

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