The Last of Us PS3 Review - PAGE 1

- Friday, July 5th, 2013 Like Share


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2 thumbs!
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Agent Mo Jul 5, 13
Whaaaaaat.
0 thumbs!
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jbh Jul 5, 13
Some interesting points, gameplay is my last gripe however. I thought it was really smooth and immersive. I started to lose immersion after the 300th human I killed though, it stopped feeling like survival and more like mass asshole murder. But then I suppose it wouldn't be an action game, and you could sneak past 250 out of those 300 as a counter-argument.
3 thumbs!
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Boyd Jul 5, 13
Not at all convinced by this poor review. There was nothing wrong with the gameplay I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the fact bullets were spare and that will needed materials to create bombs etc.

I normally hate stealth games but loved the last of us.

I was to moan about the game it would be the checkpoints are too frequent which did not give you enough of a challenge.
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DT Jesus Jul 5, 13
quote Boyd
I loved the fact bullets were spare and that will needed materials to create bombs etc.
Yeah, I don't get the issue with this myself. It's a survival game, something that we've been in dire need of for a long time (I Am Alive doesn't count, nobody played it ). It forces you to be smart with what little resources you can find, like the older Resident Evil games.

If anything, my issue is one that Bluexy pointed out in the review, and that's with the fact that it focuses a wee bit too much on set pieces and cutscenes to the point where the gameplay can't possibly keep up.
0 thumbs!
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mauricio Jul 6, 13
como descargo el fuego para mi pc
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Gamer Boy Jul 6, 13
I don't agree with the review tbh. Yes, the gameplay is not as good as the cutscenes/set pieces, but only because the the cutscenes/set pieces were above and beyond anything we've seen in the gaming world for a long time. The gameplay is still far better than most games' gameplay mechanics. I didn't have a problem with the stuff the author of the review said was bad, only things that were annoying were a few glitches but for me, it was a perfect game. Definitely lived up to the hype.
0 thumbs!
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Mnmfan Jul 6, 13
I agree with the review. It just wasn't fun to play. There were no memorable moments for me. If I think back to my playthrough there are only 2 things that I remember vividly. The opening chapter and the 'winter' chapter. Everything else felt like filler.

One thing that annoys me about TLOU reviews is how they always leave out multiplayer. A review should be about the entire package not just the single player. Its like when people review Battlefield 3 they leave out the single player. You're reviewing the game as a whole, not just one mode.
0 thumbs!
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Coi Cki Jul 6, 13
Well, this review certainly didn't make me want to rush out and pay money for the game...
2 thumbs!
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Gamesta100 Jul 6, 13
I agree with this review..... NOOOOOTTTT!!!!!

My interest in video games is the lowest it's ever been but this is still one of my favourite gaming moments ever along with GTA3 and Heavy Rain. This game is just so damn amazing imo.

I've said this before but my thoughts on this game are not influenced by anything other than my own feelings. Hype has nothing to do with it because there was no hype for me because I don't get hyped up for games. I read watch enough to know I want to play a game and then ignore info on the game. I think I watched one trailer before paying the game.

The intro was simply amazing and the death/suicide scene..... wow it left me speechless.It was easily on of the most emotionally impartial scenes I have ever witnessed in a video game. The only other scenes to ever affect me the same way were Jenny's death in The Darkness and Emma's death in MGS2.

As for the gameplay, it had pretty much perfect pace imo.It wasn't too stealthy nor too actiony imo and exploring and packaging was fun as hell imo.
-1 thumbs!
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omnious Jul 7, 13
i don't agree with this review, i'd of given it 6/10, the game plays fun and the storys quite immersive but after killing 100 or so people it doesn't feel like a survival game, theres no real fear of enemies, it's just supplies are a little rare, and even then i never found myself running out of something i needed there was always enough bullets and bits to make healthpacks and bombs.

also the ending *bleep*ed me off no end and i don't know how to spoiler tag so i won't explain why.

over all its fun, definitely worth borrowing. It was a good idea but not done aggressively, if you missed a few bullets and a couple medkit bits you can still breeze past everything. there's no challenge to the survival aspect. fallout new vegas had a better survival feel on hardcore. and i know it's not meant to be a horror but if it had atmosphere it would of been SO much better, but it played like uncharted and felt like an action game which ruined a lot for me.
0 thumbs!
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Boo Jul 14, 13
I'm quite shocked because this isn't the first review I've seen that has criticised the gameplay side to The Last of Us.
Quite frankly, this game is my all time favourite game. EVER. The emotional rollercoaster it has sent me on was just so emotionally scarring I don't think I'll get over it. But I am the type of person who prefers plotlines to gameplay.
I honestly don't understand why the gameplay is deemed boring, because to me it was thrilling and terrifying
and it's really not monotonous, Joel grows from the basic survivor with a handgun to, by the end, and seriously hard double bloater killer with flamethrowers and all. Sure, by the end you know exactly how to kill each type of enemy in the most efficient way, but isn't that literally 'survival of the fittest'?
I genuinely think this game won't be beaten for me. They took everything that was amazing from Uncharted and then some.

The only thing I would say was the slight step back with the graphics quality comparing to Uncharted 3. For me, UC3 was so beautifully consistent between gameplay and cutscenes, whereas TLOU there is a significant change between them. Don't get me wrong it's still stunning visually but it is, nonetheless, a step back.
-3 thumbs!
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Drogo Baggins Jul 17, 13
This game is great except for the fact that it's unplayable due to glitches. I'm stuck in one part where the cutscene either freezes, or the screen goes black leaving me with only audio. I've tried all sorts of fixes but nothing works.

I also usually have to hard reset my PS3, and when I boot the game up again, it takes even longer than the normal super long time. Then I replay the scenario leading up to the glitched scene every single time. I've tried starting the chapter over, deleting and reinstalling game data, various ways to approach the scene, nothing's worked so far.

People keep complaining on their (Naughty Dog's) twitter, and the very few times they've addressed anyone they merely tell them to go to their technical issues forum, where you'll find posts from over a month ago complaining about this type of glitch. It's incredible how much they're apparently not giving a *bleep*. But hey, I guess they've already got all the praise they need right? *bleep* those who are experiencing such severe issues that they can't even complete their "masterpiece."

It absolutely baffles me to see so many perfect scores for a game that in the experience of myself and many others is an unfinished product. I'm left incredibly disappointed.

tl;dr - I can't wait for Naughty Dog to finish making this game.
0 thumbs!
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Drogo Baggins Jul 17, 13
And just now, I was trying to find out any other ways to fix the glitch and I ran into a spoiler. God *bleep*ing damn it.

This whole experience is just a headache.

My first five hours were so amazing, and now I'm left with a stupid *bleep*ing cliffhanger. Any investment I had in the story isn't going to last much longer...

Another week and I guess I'll just *bleep*ing start all over.
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