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pitzy272 said:

This is unfortunate. I’m not a multiplayer guy, but I played TLoU multiplayer to platinum the game, and it was good for multiplayer. Was hoping TLoUp2 would step it up and knock the multiplayer out of the park.

They don’t really give any detailed reason for excluding it. And it seems something odd has happened, bc they stated TLoUp2 would have multiplayer as recently as 2018.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/09/26/the-last-of-us-part-2-wont-have-any-multiplayer-at-all

they moved all their resources into the SP portion of the game. simple as that.

it sucks, but whatever. 



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When ever i think or talk of TLOU the multiplayer doesn't even come to mind until someone brings it up... which almost never happens. Haven't tried ND multiplayer since the Uncharted 2 beta. It was good, but just not why I buy their games.



4 ≈ One

I didn't even know it had multiplayer. Now I hear it was pretty good as well. Still can't imagine how it would work, hide and seek?

Anyway I'm glad they put all the resources from multiplayer into including a ps4 pro optimized PSVR version of the game, right? Come on Sony, your flagship title should sell VR headsets like candy. After RE7, Tlou gameplay is perfect for VR.



LordLichtenstein said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
Meh, will wait for a good sale or buy used then. $60 is too much for a linear SP game I won’t play more than once. That’s like if Gears launched with no MP. Yuck.

No offense, but Gears is no The Last of Us. 

Truer words have never been spoken. 



LudicrousSpeed said:
Meh, will wait for a good sale or buy used then. $60 is too much for a linear SP game I won’t play more than once. That’s like if Gears launched with no MP. Yuck.

You only played the MP of TLOU once aswell according to the leader boards, what's making the sequels MP so much more important to you this time around? 



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LudicrousSpeed said:
Meh, will wait for a good sale or buy used then. $60 is too much for a linear SP game I won’t play more than once. That’s like if Gears launched with no MP. Yuck.

One can exist just on its MP, the other can exist just on its SP.

What you have said is like saying you won't buy GOW because it has no MP... then again, there must be a lot of people like you working at EA.



From these IGN articles, it seems ND has sacrificed multiplayer for a better single player experience:

"In an interview with USG, Naughty Dog lead game designer Emilia Schatz explained the decision to not include a multiplayer mode in the highly-anticipated The Last of Us sequel. 'We’re focusing on a single-player experience, so we’re just making a single-player game for this,' Schatz said."

It looks like Naughty Dog is evolving in how they make a linear game with open world sections similar to UC4:

"The developers are taking a similar approach the studio has in its most recent games like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, with a “wide linear” design to the world."

"The best example of this in my demo was a portion of the Suburbs, in which I could have simply run into one building, exited out the back door, and moved onto a new area. Instead, by exploring every structure, I not only found additional supplies but also a back alleyway with a small environmental puzzle, as well as a nest of runners to tackle."

TLOU2 will have a lot more potential with this format because of its incredibly fun scavenging and upgrade systems.

From the small gameplay snippets shown, TLOU2 is looking a lot more versatile, with its traversal, stealth, complex enemy AI, dogs, dodge button, jumping mechanics & new types of infected enhancing the core gameplay.



think-man said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
Meh, will wait for a good sale or buy used then. $60 is too much for a linear SP game I won’t play more than once. That’s like if Gears launched with no MP. Yuck.

You only played the MP of TLOU once aswell according to the leader boards, what's making the sequels MP so much more important to you this time around? 

Uh I played a ton of LoU MP. What are these leaderboards you speak of? 



Intrinsic said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
Meh, will wait for a good sale or buy used then. $60 is too much for a linear SP game I won’t play more than once. That’s like if Gears launched with no MP. Yuck.

One can exist just on its MP, the other can exist just on its SP.

What you have said is like saying you won't buy GOW because it has no MP... then again, there must be a lot of people like you working at EA.

I wouldn’t buy a Gears without MP. Or at best I’d wait for a good sale or buy used, like I’ll do with LoU2. 

Of course it can exist just on its SP. But not for me. More power to anyone who feels differently. I hope the SP is amazing for them. I’ll experience it, just not at $60. Not worth it to me.



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