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How do you rate TLOU2 in a whole?

1 2 5.41%
 
2 0 0.00%
 
3 2 5.41%
 
4 1 2.70%
 
5 5 13.51%
 
6 10 27.03%
 
7 1 2.70%
 
8 2 5.41%
 
9 5 13.51%
 
10 9 24.32%
 
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So my disc finally arrived. Early impressions seems that the tone of the leaks may have been more on point that I was willing to acknowledge at the time.

I also have noticed a problem that I had with the first game. When Joel’s daughter died, it had been what p, 10 minutes of gametime - I didn’t care because nothing had really been established. I get it sets up as the basis of Joel’s relationship with Ellie, but it left me out-of-sync as the pacing was off.

So far it seems to be doing a similar thing here - grounding a few characters and character relationships in events that happened off-screen, where they therefore have no meaning to the player. This isn’t helped by having you repeatedly switch characters in the first half an hour of the game.



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PotentHerbs said:
I got in 4 - 5 hours last night. Playing on hard difficulty.

On a technical level, TLOU: Part II has no rivals, the detail and polish is unmatched. The animations set industry standards. The facial expressions are incredible. Even squeezing through crevices feels next gen lol. Graphically it is the best console game I have ever seen. It really makes you think what ND can accomplish with 10TF.

The gameplay has absolutely been taken to another level. There's more vertically, with the ability to jump, adding a dimension of platforming which enhances exploration/scavenging. The guitar mini game is surprisingly fun. It makes great use of the touchpad! Gunplay feels tight and melee combat is a lot more engaging with the dodge mechanic. Although it took me a while to get used to it. Stealth is a lot better, with more variety, and you can also prone. The world design is great. Its still semi linear but it is more open with branching pathways. There is an open world level and it is impressive. There are collectibles, weapons, gear, side stories, rather than just items you can use to craft. Also, the encounters and set pieces are much improved too.

In terms of plot, it definitely is going to be a bit divisive, but personally I don't mind the occasional protagonist switch. The majority of screen time is with Ellie anyway. I'm kind of curious to see how ND ties it all together. A lot of people are saying the game is bleak and it looks like its only going to get more miserable from here on out. 

It feels like ND took everything they learned from UC4/TLOU/TLL and put it all together for TLOU: Part II.

Removed a portion of your excellent view on the start of the game. Please also edit your original since that could be considered spoiler.



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SecondWar said:
So my disc finally arrived. Early impressions seems that the tone of the leaks may have been more on point that I was willing to acknowledge at the time.

I also have noticed a problem that I had with the first game. When Joel’s daughter died, it had been what p, 10 minutes of gametime - I didn’t care because nothing had really been established. I get it sets up as the basis of Joel’s relationship with Ellie, but it left me out-of-sync as the pacing was off.

So far it seems to be doing a similar thing here - grounding a few characters and character relationships in events that happened off-screen, where they therefore have no meaning to the player. This isn’t helped by having you repeatedly switch characters in the first half an hour of the game.

Man my son was on the coming at the time I played TLOU1, so even if there was no construction of his daughter I could feel his pain and despair just by the label daughter



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
SecondWar said:
So my disc finally arrived. Early impressions seems that the tone of the leaks may have been more on point that I was willing to acknowledge at the time.

I also have noticed a problem that I had with the first game. When Joel’s daughter died, it had been what p, 10 minutes of gametime - I didn’t care because nothing had really been established. I get it sets up as the basis of Joel’s relationship with Ellie, but it left me out-of-sync as the pacing was off.

So far it seems to be doing a similar thing here - grounding a few characters and character relationships in events that happened off-screen, where they therefore have no meaning to the player. This isn’t helped by having you repeatedly switch characters in the first half an hour of the game.

Man my son was on the coming at the time I played TLOU1, so even if there was no construction of his daughter I could feel his pain and despair just by the label daughter

Fair enough. I don’t have any kids which may contribute to my detachment from it, but I feel it’s a mark of a could game if you feel the character’s pain even if you are detached from their situation.



hinch said:

Damn, my copy was last tracked in the Netherlands and I live in the UK :< I hope you get yours soon!

Just want to blast some infected, haha.

I had similar problems. Pre-ordered it at the end of April during lockdown when I had no idea if shops would be open to get the game in release day. I bought it alongside Ghost of Tsushima. The email confirmation said it would be delivered between 17th and 20th of July (Tsushima’s release date). That got me a bit worried.



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I am around 6 hours in and still in awe of how this good looks. The amount of detail attached to everything is on another level and if this looks even a bit better on the PS5, it's gonna be a long time until another game looks radically better than that. The gameplay? 10/10.

The story so far is intriguing to say the least. Ellie and her friends have some cringey dialogue at times, but you have to keep in mind their age and the context of it all. Not saying some dialogue couldn't have been improved, but overall it feels natural I guess. Even so, without having any idea what happens next, I feel like this should be the last game in the series. It truly feels special playing it and I don't want that to start feeling old with another sequel.



It honestly makes me so sad the way the story goes with the tlou2. I am very disappointed. If you enjoy the game, I'm happy for you but this is just unbelievable. So far I would give the game a 6/10



I am actually enjoying the story quite a lot. I understand why it is going like this and it has been set up quite well. Rating for Gameplay, Audio Visuals it is a 10/10. The story is solid but not too special. 8/10

They are also working on the Multiplayer and looking forward for that release.



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TheLegendaryBigBoss said:
It honestly makes me so sad the way the story goes with the tlou2. I am very disappointed. If you enjoy the game, I'm happy for you but this is just unbelievable. So far I would give the game a 6/10

What is it about the storyline that is disappointing you?



DonFerrari said:
hinch said:

Damn, my copy was last tracked in the Netherlands and I live in the UK :< I hope you get yours soon!

Just want to blast some infected, haha.

When I purchased the delivery was to be 3 to 5 working days, so I probably going to get by middle next week. But I just sent a message to the store to confirm since there may be problems since I bougth it over 2 months ago.

Yeah I would definitely check that out. I would assume that you were on more on the priority shipping since you ordered 2 months ago. I was stupid and ordered on the weekend before release! Guess it was partially my fault.

SecondWar said:
hinch said:

Damn, my copy was last tracked in the Netherlands and I live in the UK :< I hope you get yours soon!

Just want to blast some infected, haha.

I had similar problems. Pre-ordered it at the end of April during lockdown when I had no idea if shops would be open to get the game in release day. I bought it alongside Ghost of Tsushima. The email confirmation said it would be delivered between 17th and 20th of July (Tsushima’s release date). That got me a bit worried.

Sucks. If I knew earlier that I was ordering from a non UK company I would have sucked up the few extra pounds and gone on Amazon. Now we wait Oh well, lesson learned. Can you not change the GoT preorder?

Last edited by hinch - on 19 June 2020