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What is so great about The Last of Us?

#1SegavsCapcomPosted 7/3/2013 3:28:50 PM
An honest question. My brother insists that its the greatest game he's played recently, and all my friends say its mind blowing. But looked at some of the gameplay footage, and it seems underwhelming. Is there something I'm missing, or can I just watch the cutscenes online and not miss anything?
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#2Yomonachi4Posted 7/3/2013 3:30:50 PM
Well, you looked at a bit of the gameplay which is the issue. You have to connect it to the cutscenes and watch the character development. It's not like the Uncharted games where one can watch the gameplay and find something interesting every 5 seconds. It's the atmosphere.
#3RygonPosted 7/3/2013 3:32:03 PM
You're too cool to like things that are popular so all I can do is say that it's popular to hate it on this board. What are you gonna do now?
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#4Ghost_BeastPosted 7/3/2013 3:34:40 PM
What is so great about The Last of Us is how overrated it is, and another thing that is so great about it is its inferior TPS gameplay with the swaying aiming and inferior Uncharted-like stealth and melee mechanics. Inferior gameplay is always great. Another great thing about The Last of Us is it seems like it is on par with a SYFY channel tv show, with its writing.
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#5art_of_the_killPosted 7/3/2013 3:54:39 PM
SegavsCapcom posted...
An honest question. My brother insists that its the greatest game he's played recently, and all my friends say its mind blowing. But looked at some of the gameplay footage, and it seems underwhelming. Is there something I'm missing, or can I just watch the cutscenes online and not miss anything?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKzVwbs-lsg

This should help put things into perspective.
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#6ab2c4Posted 7/3/2013 4:45:25 PM(edited)
The graphics and story are both really good. Unfortunately that was it that I felt was good about it. Gameplay was ok at best but became extremely repetitious and the controls were clunky and at times unresponsive.

I don't see how anyone or any site could think this game was even close to being a 10/10 with the problems that it has.
#7peter_888Posted 7/3/2013 4:45:23 PM
The story and characters are what really draw people to the last of us.
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#8BodyisreggiePosted 7/3/2013 4:50:12 PM
It's the third best game of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGpUSQWe-H8
#9Ghost_BeastPosted 7/3/2013 4:52:02 PM
Bodyisreggie posted...
It's the third best game of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGpUSQWe-H8

LOL NO

I would not even put it in the top 1000 games of all time. Maybe top 1000 best movies of all time tho.
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#10jbilly12Posted 7/3/2013 4:54:14 PM
its a good story attached to poorly designed gameplay. If you are able to ignore the gameplay flaws and are only interested in a well done story and atmosphere, then this is a game you will probably like.