The Last Of Us 2!

Retro_G
33018 posts National Team Captain
Is anyone picking this up? I loved the original, part 2 is meant to be just as good with an average score of 96 on metacritic. I'm a bit disappointed they removed the multiplayer, it was completely unique and enjoyable in the original. I expect the story, graphics, gameplay to be fantastic, it's meant to be about twenty hours long.

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  • Snugglebites
    1626 posts Play-Off Hero
    Will definitely be getting this. ND always deliver top tier games.
  • Spiderman pulled me right back into non fifa games and first one was a classic.. for sure will give this a try. Reading that it's really dark >:)
  • Retro_G
    33018 posts National Team Captain
    holdenwait wrote: »
    Spiderman pulled me right back into non fifa games and first one was a classic.. for sure will give this a try. Reading that it's really dark >:)

    Yeah it's meant to be dark, gruesome, they improved on the combat mechanics from the original, can't wait to play it. I only ordered the game yesterday, hoping it's delivered by Friday. I was thinking Cyberpunk 2077 would win GOTY, but can't see any game topping TLOU2 for rating now.
  • Snugglebites
    1626 posts Play-Off Hero
    I haven't seen the leaks but the people who have are saying how it completely ruins the game (most likely your typical internet overreaction) and all the reviewers are apparently glossing over it.
  • Retro_G
    33018 posts National Team Captain
    Got the game in the post today, it has two discs, starting to download now.

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  • Retro_G
    33018 posts National Team Captain
    I haven't seen the leaks but the people who have are saying how it completely ruins the game (most likely your typical internet overreaction) and all the reviewers are apparently glossing over it.

    We'll all have our own opinion about the game mate, you have got to play it from start to finish to give an honest opinion. I've watched a few reviews, some people can't hack a gruesome story. They're the same kind of people who couldn't stomach the likes of Bone Tomahawk, Natural Born Killers, a clockwork orange etc. I've seen some messed up films over the years, this game should be a cakewalk.
  • Retro_G
    33018 posts National Team Captain
    holdenwait wrote: »

    They always do that, the graphics are still impressive on the PS4 Pro in 1440p HDR.
  • Pughy30
    27020 posts Player of the Year
    Any one else having issues with the cut scenes?, jumped on the game and during the first 20 minutes all my cut scenes were freezing so I've had to re download the entire game now to see if that fixes it :|
  • Ashy
    10789 posts Has That Special Something
    edited June 22
    Had no issues with the game as far as bugs apart from one or two cases were an office chair would spazz out animation or it wouldn't give me an option to go through a part of the wall but that's it

    I played the game and there is nothing wrong with the story at all, overall brilliant but not a masterpiece, out of 100 it gets around 92 for me
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  • Snugglebites
    1626 posts Play-Off Hero
    Such a let down.
  • Shshj
    4766 posts National Call-Up
    I just beat the game a moment ago. What a roller coaster - but I must say I didn't enjoy this game anywhere near as much as the first.

    The gameplay and presentation is top tier as you would expect from Naughty Dog. This is definitely one of the best, if not the best looking game on the PS4.

    My issues lie with the story, I can't go into what bothered me without spoilers butI have a feeling it's going to be very subjective. It is what it is.
  • RadioShaq
    15973 posts Moderator
    So many negative reviews for this game.
  • Snugglebites
    1626 posts Play-Off Hero
    RadioShaq wrote: »
    So many negative reviews for this game.

    It isn't as terrible as they make out but it's still bad. So many things make no sense.
  • Shshj
    4766 posts National Call-Up
    RadioShaq wrote: »
    So many negative reviews for this game.

    It isn't as terrible as they make out but it's still bad. So many things make no sense.

    This. People obviously have their own reasons for liking it/disliking it, but overall it isn't a terrible game, just disappointing.

    That isn't to say it's all bad though, I'd give it a 7/10.
  • Ashy
    10789 posts Has That Special Something
    When there is too much hype going into something it almost never Iives up to it, the only one that did was maybe the last Avengers film, but look at GOT, Star Wars, a number of other things sometimes the hype is too much for the media to deliver.

    Then you had the leaks come out some of it was right some was wrong, and if you just read them without context without actually playing the game and going through the characters emotions and get a better understanding of it people just trash the game.

    The story is obvious the main part of the game and it told a solid story, it was like playing a movie or a TV show, no other game on its level as far as cinematography. Graphics are up there as one of the best, gameplay was good, very much like the first game with much added improvements.

    People just can't handle certain things in a story without going into spoilers its a dark world and ❤️❤️❤️❤️ happens, they wanted a realistic take of the events and consequences of the first game
  • Snugglebites
    1626 posts Play-Off Hero
    Joel dying was fine but the way it happened was so stupid. He and Tommy would have never put themselves in that situation. Walking into a camp filled with strangers, introducing themselves and saying where they live. :D
  • Pughy30
    27020 posts Player of the Year
    Had to uninstall and re install it last night due to the app corrupting, I’ve never had this many issues with a game before I’m hoping it doesn’t crash again so I can actually finish it
  • Tornado31619
    21119 posts Club Captain
    I don’t have a PS4 but I’ve seen some gameplay on YT.
    I never liked Joel so I was cool with him dying, but the manner in which Abby killed him did a poor job of establishing her as the protagonist. The narrative would have flowed much better had she been the outright antagonist. You could have had the odd cutscene with her, but she should not have been playable for half the game. Because what they ended up doing was bringing Ellie down to her level to show that Ellie isn’t fully innocent (something that we already knew) and that Abby had her own side to the story (something that we didn’t need an entire disc to understand).

    The only non-spoilery thing I will say is that the game tried too hard to be TWD. All of the politics made it just another post-apocalyptic game.
  • Pughy30
    27020 posts Player of the Year
    Literally just finished it and oh boy
    -This game without Ellie and Joel's relationship doesn't work at all it lacks any heart compared to the first one
    -Story is honestly a 5/10 playing as the person who kills Joel is honestly just dumb, maybe this could work in a TV show where you have more time but it doesn't work in a 20 hour game.
    -Felt like half the game is mindlessly running around just killing stuff over and over
    -Favourite scene in the game is with Joel in the flashback scene at the dinosaur place which sums up how much the game lacks joel
    -In terms of graphics and game play it's fantastic definitely one of the cleanest games I've played
  • Tornado31619
    21119 posts Club Captain
    Agree with the second point. At least something like Infinity War actually established its protagonist (Thanos) as the villain. This just tried to humanise Abby TOO much. I also agree about the flashback scene.
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