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next game should be a platformer a spiritual successor to crash,
or new jak n daxter maybe? even if i don't like any of em haha!
the last of us was always dark something u should consider when playing the 1st game,
so stop sookin that tlou2 was too dark haha



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Most likely a new IP. Something different from what they've done up to this point to try and challenge themselves. That'll likely be a mid-gen PS5 title.

If they ever do Last of Us 3...

Spoiler!

...it would have to be one that would give a proper conclusion to Ellie's story. Whether they give her a happy ending where she lives peacefully with Dina and JJ in Jackson or if she finally sacrifices herself for a vaccine or cure, whatever. Just something that will serve as a satisfying conclusion to her story. And also further develop the dynamic between her and Abby and bring their relationship full circle. I don't know how they would do that, but I certainly don't think having Ellie forgive Abby or vice-versa is the answer. The natural progression, based on how Last of Us 2 ended, is to just have them hate each others' guts right to the very end, but at least develop their relationship to the point where they understand each other, see themselves in one another, and come to terms with that.

While I'm sure there's more they could do with Abby and Lev, if it's just about those two, I wouldn't be interested. I don't share the massive hate boner for Abby that everyone on YouTube videos and Twitter seem to have. I'm still indifferent to her, though I DO like Lev. 

But Last of Us is Ellie and Joel's story. It'd be like making Dragon Ball without Goku. It just wouldn't feel right. For me, anyways.



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Tlou3, but only once they can tap the full potential of the ps5 and give us new ai, physics, along with graphics. Ellie's story needs to continue. It's unfortunate but she is most likely going to die at some point sacrificing herself for a cure. She holds the key and is the hope for the future.



We will probably get a new last of us game. It seems to me part 2 really left doors open for a future game and also it seems they on purpose expanded the universe. SO I think a part 3 is a given.
I also think we will have a new IP and a few remasters.
As for uncharted, one could say it is saturated, but look how that thing sold. It is almost impossible to not folow up with something after that success.



hinch said:
JuliusHackebeil said:
I hope something with a good story. TLOU2 really did not do it for me.
Uncharted could go on without them. I'd like to see Uncharted - Cutting loose revolcing around Cutter.
I hope it is not a FPS or anything first person really, don't like that perspective.
A party based rpg would be very welcome, but is probably a pipe-dream.
Something high concept science fiction would be cool as well. Perhapy 2, or 3 smaller games, 30 € each, 10 hours playtime, quicker development. With this a botched story would not hurt as much, since the next one is in the horizon already.

Yeah TLOU 2 went way too dark and in the deep end. We don't need another game like that any time soon. It needs to be more light-hearted game.

I wouldn't mind if they had a go at Sci-fi with RPG elements. If it was something akin to a Mass Effect I wouldn't complain. Like, at all.

I was one of the opponents of TLOU2 after the leaks, but finishing the game made me do a full 180. I now think the game is masterful and I find myself thinking about it long afterwards. ND could have taken the easy route of just giving us more of TLOU 1, but they did something very bold and I think it paid off in a more deep and thought provoking way than anything that I have ever seen in my 35 years of gaming. Not everybody was happy with it and I can see that too. It takes some contemplation and understanding and overcoming one's own emotional workings to appreciate. It was dark, yes, but I enjoy dark things and now it feels like The Empire Strikes Back, the dark second part in a trilogy. They have to make a Part III to complete the story. Elements are in place to make a truly meaningful conclusion to the whole saga. I don't think the whole controversy did any real damage to the franchise. Some fans were perhaps lost, some gained but if and when the final part arrives, it will surely get its due attention.

However, I think Part III will come towards the end of the PS5 life cycle, to close out the generation on a high note just as the previous parts have done. Before that, we will get something else and although I'm open to anything from ND, I hope it is a new sci-fi thing, I'd love to see their take on something like that.



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Some game where they make you kill hundreds of people. Then you kill someone in the cutscene (which you didn't, the game did) and the game says omg aren't you becoming the bad guy. Will get 97 metacritic rating.



green_sky said:
Some game where they make you kill hundreds of people. Then you kill someone in the cutscene (which you didn't, the game did) and the game says omg aren't you becoming the bad guy. Will get 97 metacritic rating.

I know you are joking and I agree it breaks the suspension of disbelief and immersion. But the main reason why deaths in cutscenes (as well as damage you receive) are meaningful compared to the ones you do in gameplay is that it can be inferred that you were supposed to pass through the sections of the game unscathed and without killing anyone or perhaps even totally unseen. That is even the reason even enemies and allies don't even mention the hundreds you just killed or the many bullets you took without any problem.



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Dante9 said:
hinch said:

Yeah TLOU 2 went way too dark and in the deep end. We don't need another game like that any time soon. It needs to be more light-hearted game.

I wouldn't mind if they had a go at Sci-fi with RPG elements. If it was something akin to a Mass Effect I wouldn't complain. Like, at all.

I was one of the opponents of TLOU2 after the leaks, but finishing the game made me do a full 180. I now think the game is masterful and I find myself thinking about it long afterwards. ND could have taken the easy route of just giving us more of TLOU 1, but they did something very bold and I think it paid off in a more deep and thought provoking way than anything that I have ever seen in my 35 years of gaming. Not everybody was happy with it and I can see that too. It takes some contemplation and understanding and overcoming one's own emotional workings to appreciate. It was dark, yes, but I enjoy dark things and now it feels like The Empire Strikes Back, the dark second part in a trilogy. They have to make a Part III to complete the story. Elements are in place to make a truly meaningful conclusion to the whole saga. I don't think the whole controversy did any real damage to the franchise. Some fans were perhaps lost, some gained but if and when the final part arrives, it will surely get its due attention.

However, I think Part III will come towards the end of the PS5 life cycle, to close out the generation on a high note just as the previous parts have done. Before that, we will get something else and although I'm open to anything from ND, I hope it is a new sci-fi thing, I'd love to see their take on something like that.

Yeah I completed and really liked the TLOU 2 and it is one of my favourite games of this generation. However I have no real incentive to go back to it. Even the first game I only completed once. Is just a bit too much for me (to replay) and I prefer something more lighthearted, like the Uncharted series.

Judging by the reactions of even the biggest TLOU fans its quite a divisive game. The second one took it way too far and you could see the sales drop off after the initial opening. I respect the guys at ND but Druckman went all in and thats okay, its just not for most people.

But yeah, I'll take a new IP any day after 2 for their next game. Not poo pooing on it.. I'd be down for another TLOU in another 5-6 years



green_sky said:

Yeah, certainly can imagine the relevance of this post to the thread.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."