I just finished it! Greatest. Game. Of. All. TIME!!!!! OMG was I ever satisfied with it.
Died 323 times and clocked at just over 29 hours but I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact I never bothered with listen mode and I played on hard....first playthrough. So does that mean I already pretty much beat it on survivor???? Will survivor feature even less items to find???
Also, I played for the passion and beauty of this game not for the skill. For the story and enjoyment of controlling this universe. I must have sometimes stood at a section for 20 min just gazing at the sky or the river, or a sunset or pomd. Basically, I indulged in ND's art. It felt like I was studying the artistic skill that was put into this game. I relished every crack and dent in a wall. Every crevice in a cave. Every drop of rainfall and every foot print left in the snow......
Greatest gaming experience of my life!!!
Thank you for making me so happy, Naughty Dog!!! Wouldn't trade in this feeling for anything!