Is "The Last of Us" overrated?

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#1 Posted by Farty_Fartsalot (9 posts) -
Thoughts? I think it's praise was warranted but I suppose some wouldn't agree with me.
#2 Posted by marcheegsr (2411 posts) -

I think it's a great game. Reminds me a little bit like Uncharted. But I like Uncharted a little more. I was expecting a 9/10 but really 8/10 isn't that bad either.

It deserved all the pre release hype. Naughty dog knows how to produce games.

#3 Posted by Supes_24 (91 posts) -
[QUOTE="Farty_Fartsalot"]Thoughts? I think it's praise was warranted but I suppose some wouldn't agree with me.

Overrated? Heck no man! This is one of, if not the nest game I've played this generation. Graphics, voice acting, character development, story, emotions, and attachment to characters. I've literally never felt attached to two characters before, ever! And I'm 33 and been gaming since the Atari my man.
#4 Posted by Bluette (5 posts) -
Definitely not overrated, the game was full of suspense, the story never got dull and I didn't want to let go of the remote until it was over. And like the person above said, the character development really was amazing, I have never loved characters of a game this much, and their actions were very realistic. We need more games like it =)
#5 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin.
#6 Posted by clr84651 (5270 posts) -

No way! It would be great for gaming if all games could be made great like The Last of Us. 

#7 Posted by ez_moneymaker (1211 posts) -
I think it deserves all the praise.
#8 Posted by i_noseworthy (1581 posts) -
Worth all the praise, although I'd say it took a while for that to sink in for me. When I first finished it, I was disappointed by the ending. Not disappointed, maybe just let down. I won't state why obviously. Then a couple of days later, I was STILL thinking about the entire game. And I realized the end never mattered. After that, settling in and playing again, all of the game's major events had more... weight. I've never played such an emotional game before, and I've definitely never experienced a game where a second play-through made me think not only differently, but even more about the game's events than before. I love this game.
#9 Posted by porkchopxp (1117 posts) -

Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Fightingfan

I'd like to say that I admire your patience but you're just thinking small . . . Then again you might get lucky on Black Friday!

This game may share the same assets and talented devs as an Uncharted game but it's a completely different animal with better combat and a stronger story . . . you're JUST, PLAIN DENYING YOURSELF. Get over yourself and enjoy :roll:

#10 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

Overrated, still prefer Silent Hill over this.....

#11 Posted by blueboxdoctor (2396 posts) -

Yeah, it's somewhat overrated.  There were a few little things that got annoying.  The clickers seemingly had no pattern most of the time and would randomly turn around for no reason to kill you.  There was a big disconnect between gameplay and AI, as Ellie would run around and talk while trying to avoid clickers while all I would do is accidently move a little too fast and die.  The friendly AI always gets in the way and doesn't move out of the way, which since they can't die wouldn't be an issue.

I also found a lot of the beginning of the game to be kind of boring, and not until fighting human enemies (not the first encounter against humans) did the game begin to pick up and not until a while after that did the enemy AI seem to actually think.

I'd still give the game between an 8 and 8.5 (there are quite a few things I like about the game), but it's definitely not a 10.

#12 Posted by Eazy1891 (3071 posts) -
I feel it brought life back to a genre of gaming that was starting to become stale. I feel like Tomb Raider was a great game as well but if you play TLOU it just blows it out of the water. Naughty Dog are VERY talented and are the most consistent video game developer.
#13 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I would say it was. It was a good game, but it had some glaring problems that really took you out of the experience. It also felt dragged out at times, where certain sequences were just too long or could have been bypassed completely.

#14 Posted by pickettsticket (179 posts) -

No, i have never played a game and got so invested in characters as i did playing TLoU

visualy it is stunning, vocie acting is the best ive seen, game play is fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable, It has fear factor but also wow factors, and most importantly the story invoked so many emotions that you feel mentally drained having experienced it.

Best game i have played behind the MGS series.

#15 Posted by Jakesta7 (2411 posts) -

Opinions are opinions, but absolute no for me. One of the best EVER. Coming from a guy (me) who didn't enjoy the game very much at first.

#16 Posted by sukraj (21470 posts) -

no its not overeated.

#17 Posted by Asim90 (3692 posts) -

I'd give it a 9.5, so no I don't think its overrated. It's arguably the best game of the generation, second only to MGS4.

#18 Posted by Granny_Spanked (1326 posts) -
It's a great game, but it's a bit overrated.
#19 Posted by krayzieE99 (544 posts) -
Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Fightingfan
TLOU is nothing like uncharted.
#20 Posted by krayzieE99 (544 posts) -
[QUOTE="Supes_24"][QUOTE="Farty_Fartsalot"]Thoughts? I think it's praise was warranted but I suppose some wouldn't agree with me.

Overrated? Heck no man! This is one of, if not the nest game I've played this generation. Graphics, voice acting, character development, story, emotions, and attachment to characters. I've literally never felt attached to two characters before, ever! And I'm 33 and been gaming since the Atari my man.

I feel exactly the same dude. This was the first game to ever make me care for a video game character. I will destroy anybody in my way. ELLIE....i'm coming for you!!!!!
#21 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (558 posts) -

It makes my Top Ten this gen, but it's towards the bottom of it. It's a classic for sure.

#22 Posted by Azzurri22 (167 posts) -

Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Fightingfan

It really isn't much like Uncharted at all, other than the class leading graphics and ridiculously high production values, but that's to be expected as it's from the same developer. The gameplay and tone are significantly different.

You need to stop being lazy and ignorant, and perhaps actually read a few reviews. Not one decent review states it's too similar to Uncharted, you only hear that 'Uncharted with zombies' crap from trolls.

On topic...No, not overrated in the slightest. Game of the generation in my opinion.

#23 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (558 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Azzurri22

It really isn't much like Uncharted at all, other than the class leading graphics and ridiculously high production values, but that's to be expected as it's from the same developer. The gameplay and tone are significantly different.

You need to stop being lazy and ignorant, and perhaps actually read a few reviews. Not one decent review states it's too similar to Uncharted, you only hear that 'Uncharted with zombies' crap from trolls.

On topic...No, not overrated in the slightest. Game of the generation in my opinion.

The gameplay is similar to Uncharted. The way the characters move (in a more realistic fashion than most shooters) is similar, and the targetting is very similar. Yeah the tone and story and crafting is different though.

#24 Posted by Azzurri22 (167 posts) -

[QUOTE="Azzurri22"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. DaRq_MiNoS

It really isn't much like Uncharted at all, other than the class leading graphics and ridiculously high production values, but that's to be expected as it's from the same developer. The gameplay and tone are significantly different.

You need to stop being lazy and ignorant, and perhaps actually read a few reviews. Not one decent review states it's too similar to Uncharted, you only hear that 'Uncharted with zombies' crap from trolls.

On topic...No, not overrated in the slightest. Game of the generation in my opinion.

The gameplay is similar to Uncharted. The way the characters move (in a more realistic fashion than most shooters) is similar, and the targetting is very similar. Yeah the tone and story and crafting is different though.


I can agree that the movement is similar and perhaps the targetting, although it is a lot looser with a lot more kick back for added realism and tension, but gameplay isn't dictated solely by movement and targetting. The gameplay in general really isn't too similar at all. Uncharted is a straightforward cover shooter, whilst TLoU is much more slow paced, stealthy and survival-esque, particularly on the higher difficulties.

#25 Posted by Basinboy (10894 posts) -

Its presentation is superb - story, music, acting, pacing are virtually flawless.  My only criticisms lie with the gameplay, but they are slight and hardly worth mentioning.  The mechanics are unique but not anything I'll get wrapped up in quite like other genres.

Like I've said before, I don't doubt that TLOU will win many GOTY awards as it rightfully should (I'll likely even vote for it), but I'll still personally prefer Bioshock Infinite.

#26 Posted by InstantKlassick (1123 posts) -

Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Fightingfan

This!

#27 Posted by big_boss1988 (1241 posts) -

Thoughts? I think it's praise was warranted but I suppose some wouldn't agree with me. Farty_Fartsalot

no, it's not. on the contrary it's underated.

#28 Posted by 0Hamburgher (957 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. Azzurri22

It really isn't much like Uncharted at all, other than the class leading graphics and ridiculously high production values, but that's to be expected as it's from the same developer. The gameplay and tone are significantly different.

You need to stop being lazy and ignorant, and perhaps actually read a few reviews. Not one decent review states it's too similar to Uncharted, you only hear that 'Uncharted with zombies' crap from trolls.

On topic...No, not overrated in the slightest. Game of the generation in my opinion.

I know a couple guys who loved the game and said it was worth full price- and they still said that it was like uncharted.
#29 Posted by Basinboy (10894 posts) -
[QUOTE="Azzurri22"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Looks a lot like Uncharted for me to care - might get it once it hits the bargain bin. 0Hamburgher

It really isn't much like Uncharted at all, other than the class leading graphics and ridiculously high production values, but that's to be expected as it's from the same developer. The gameplay and tone are significantly different.

You need to stop being lazy and ignorant, and perhaps actually read a few reviews. Not one decent review states it's too similar to Uncharted, you only hear that 'Uncharted with zombies' crap from trolls.

On topic...No, not overrated in the slightest. Game of the generation in my opinion.

I know a couple guys who loved the game and said it was worth full price- and they still said that it was like uncharted.

It's using the same engine, more or less. And there are noticeable similarities and even some assets were reused for TLOU. But the games are wholly different in function.
#30 Posted by getyeryayasout (6800 posts) -
It's one of a handful of games I'll remember 10 years from now, I love it, and recommend it whole heartedly.
#31 Posted by badlalo59 (898 posts) -

Overated? Not in the slightest. One of the best games you'll ever play. If I got 1 gripe about this game it's "Listening mode". Turn that crap off and play without it.

#32 Posted by SoulSnare (16 posts) -

i think its a great game, best game i played so far in these past 6 month. 

#33 Posted by CTR360 (6833 posts) -
no its not overrated TLOS one of the best game this gen for me
#34 Posted by SoNin360 (5185 posts) -
High hype doesn't always end well, but this game was definitely an exception. Just finished it yesterday and am still thinking about it constantly. I haven't touched the multiplayer yet, and I need to give my mind a break before playing through it again. But, man, it was something else.
#35 Posted by Je5usPiece (18 posts) -
It lives up to its praises in my opinion, I honestly can't find anything wrong with the game, but I'm also not that critical on games.
#36 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18330 posts) -
I think it deserves all the praise.ez_moneymaker
#37 Posted by Nick3306 (2551 posts) -
It's is a great story. Character development is second to none, story keeps you entertained, exciting to the finish. The gameplay, however, is where these game tend to lack. They rely on the amazingness of the story and characters to keep you playing (and it works really well). But I tend to like games where the gameplay is front and center rather than the story (or combine both like STALKER lol) That being said I would give it an 8/10 myself as the game is very enjoyable.
#38 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3652 posts) -

People comparing this game to uncharted are either drunk or share the same ignorance with an hillbilly. Not even once when playing this game did i think ''Uncharted''. Just because the developers signatures are written on it does not make it the same, instead of watching videos, why not play a demo

#39 Posted by XenoNinja (5313 posts) -
I think it is. the game had some pretty bad AI. gamespot actually gave it the score it deserved, because it definitely wasn't a 10/10 game.
#40 Posted by pickettsticket (179 posts) -

I think it is. the game had some pretty bad AI. gamespot actually gave it the score it deserved, because it definitely wasn't a 10/10 game. XenoNinja

did you play it on normal? anything above that ad i found the AI to be excellent and very challenging

#41 Posted by SSlater413 (514 posts) -

No!  This game is worthy of all the accolades it receives.

#42 Posted by chocolate1325 (32368 posts) -

No it's not it deserved the praise it got.

#43 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

I dont think so.

I normally dont buy games at full MSRP, but I got the survival edition of this when it came out and it was worth every penny to me. I loved the game and thought it was great.

#44 Posted by KaguyaHouraizan (61 posts) -

ND deserves every bit of praise, but people gotta stop saying this is the best game ever.

#45 Posted by XenoNinja (5313 posts) -

[QUOTE="XenoNinja"]I think it is. the game had some pretty bad AI. gamespot actually gave it the score it deserved, because it definitely wasn't a 10/10 game. pickettsticket

did you play it on normal? anything above that ad i found the AI to be excellent and very challenging

Yeah, I did. might have to give hard mode a try then.
#46 Posted by dalger21 (993 posts) -
Definitely not overrated. One of the most enthralling games I've played in a long, long time.
#47 Posted by daveydark (314 posts) -

I loved the game and didnt want it to end. Just beat it yesterday and its my second favorite game i ever played right under ff8

#48 Posted by DenzelFreeman (100 posts) -
This game is not over hyped at all. It really is probably the best plot driven game that has ever been created. The way they draw you in and build emotional connections with the characters is unparalleled.
#49 Posted by flowersjf (2856 posts) -
I don't think so. While I won't call it the best PS3 game I've ever played, it's definitely in my top 5. The story is the best that I've experienced in any video game that I've played. Never in my life have I been so emotionally attached to characters in a story in any type of video game or movie. It's an amazing game that's for sure.
#50 Posted by Heil68 (42461 posts) -
I wouldn't say it was perfect by any means, I would say its 95/100.