Last of Us is grossly overrated.

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#1 Posted by ristactionjakso (5624 posts) -

I just can't get into it. The opening had me sucked in A LOT. But then the game let me play.....LOU has sh!t for stealth mechanics, and the story takes a huge plunge after the opening and becomes mediocre. I'm not seeing the spectacular game everyone else does.

I'm about 5 hours in, when does it start getting good again?

#2 Edited by bigt503 (36 posts) -

Don't know what to tell ya dude, I loved every second of it. Played it 3 times. If you don't like it don't play it. I didn't like bioshock for some reason....doesn't mean it was over rated, it means I didn't like it. If you are 5 hours in and don't like it I doubt anything will change your mind.

#3 Posted by CTR360 (6851 posts) -

i playing last of us on HARD+ i love it its epic masterpiece

#4 Posted by SolidIngram (49 posts) -

I really enjoed the game and thought it was above average but I agree, its overrated.

#5 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I agree. The game had a lot going for it, and it was far from being a bad game, but when I finally beat it, I just couldn't see how it got such lavishing scores. It was good, not great.

#6 Posted by methodman008 (1 posts) -

That is too bad you don't like it I guess..

I had a great time with it. Stealth mechanics worked great for me. I'd just take it slow I guess. Or stop playing it if you don't like it.

#7 Posted by puddinghead101 (151 posts) -

You see a lot of these posts about how well received games are overrated and I guess it just proves that gamers like different things. No matter how much I might love a game like The Last of Us (and believe me when I say I do) there will always be someone who disagrees with me and that's okay. I could try and argue why I think TLOU is a masterpiece and why you should play it but you've given it a fair go and didn't like it so there's no point in trying to persuade you otherwise.

We all like games, it just so happens sometimes we like different ones.

#8 Posted by dalger21 (1013 posts) -

Difference of opinions here. That's all there is. I played TLoU to the point of platinuming it and can't wait for the SP DLC in December. It was a terrific game. People find Metal Gear Solid great. I actually got the MGS4 PS3 bundle and traded the game in for something else because I knew I would not like it. It's just not my game. I wouldn't call it overrated tho. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it is overrated.

#9 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5450 posts) -

@ristactionjakso: I think it's one of the best games I've ever played. But hey, that's just me.

#10 Edited by Tqricardinho (340 posts) -

Lol nope.

#11 Posted by SgtSutton (317 posts) -

Its perfectly fine that you don't like it. There are plenty of games that are supposed to be great that I didn't enjoy. That doesn't mean its overrated however.

But I did think it dragged for a bit and got better. If I was you I would stick with it, but if you don't like it it doesn't really hurt anyone, maybe yourself for missing what is in my opinion game of the year, but if you don't like it move on to your next challenge.

#12 Edited by KHAndAnime (13138 posts) -

It is quite overrated. It's definitely closer to being a very average game than the spectacular one touted by critics.

#13 Posted by hippiesanta (9726 posts) -

topic creator should go back and play FPS games

#14 Posted by chocolate1325 (32368 posts) -

I think that some people like different things more than others.

#15 Edited by I-AM-N00B (410 posts) -

I bought this last week and have barely stopped playing it, its one of my favorite games this year so far!

#16 Posted by _Judas_ (593 posts) -

My opinion is that this game is one of the greatest games of current generation. That's my opinion. I enjoyed the game greatly, completed it 2-3 times and experienced a wide array of emotions when playing it. I _Could_ go on and on and on, but I'm not gonna. Too bad you didn't enjoy it. People are different. I didn't like Red Dead Redemption...

#17 Posted by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

its not over rated , the game really do deserve higher score. its one of the best games of this year

#18 Edited by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Nope. It's you.

#19 Posted by marcheegsr (2427 posts) -

It's a really good game. Top 5 this gen on ps3 that's for sure.

But me personally, I think Uncharted 2 is more memorable.

#20 Posted by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

Yes I feel it was grossly overrated also. It certainly isn't a bad game, but it was very inconsistent in terms of game play and the narrative was weak and lacking in my opinion. In terms of narrative I felt The Walking Dead (which is very similar in many respects, as in both games the main character has to look after a child) did a far better job. It's not even in my top 10 games of 2013, let alone of the generation. I'll be very disappointed if it wins Game of the Year at the IAA.

#21 Posted by BetaVulgaris (34 posts) -

I think it's a brilliant game, from the game mechanics to the more than excellent story and atmosphere.

#22 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8545 posts) -

Its gameplay is definately ND's best work, Uncharted 2 sucked by the way. And its story was executed faithlessly. and the gameplay mechanics were good against the Human AI and absolutely sh!t against the zombies.

#23 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

Bad games are always overrated, and great games are always underrated.

#24 Posted by bezza2011 (2200 posts) -

The thing about TLOU is the story, it's a gripping tale, it isn't an overatted game, it's an absolute epic story,

gameplay isn't the greatest, the levels aren't brilliant, the game in it's self is very down one path but i mean do we want every game to be an open world game, there is alot of things they could of done to make it better, but graphics and story it is up there with the best, but like everyone is saying it comes down to what you like

me personally think bioshock is overated i can not of the life of me understand why people like it so much but thats me.

#25 Edited by Parado_xx (80 posts) -

I actually think it might have taken me about 5 hours to really get into the game. After I spent that amount of time on it, I simply stopped playing it. However, after a break consisting of a couple of months I really started enjoying it and now I think it's one of the greatest games I've ever played.

#26 Posted by Sokol4ever (6297 posts) -

Personally I enjoyed it very much, it will remain in my top 3 best video games of this generation. Each to its own I guess, I strongly don't consider The Last of Us overrated.

I could point out to numerous current franchises that each year bring nothing new to the table and continue to receive strong scores...

#27 Edited by KHAndAnime (13138 posts) -

The thing about TLOU is the story, it's a gripping tale, it isn't an overatted game, it's an absolute epic story,

Especially if you're...13 years old. I could wipe my ass with this game's story. I'm not even sure if anyone here even understands what actually makes a good story. If they did, they'd understand this game doesn't have the workings of a worthwhile narrative.

#29 Edited by bezza2011 (2200 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@bezza2011 said:

The thing about TLOU is the story, it's a gripping tale, it isn't an overatted game, it's an absolute epic story,

Especially if you're...13 years old. I could wipe my ass with this game's story. I'm not even sure if anyone here even understands what actually makes a good story. If they did, they'd understand this game doesn't have the workings of a worthwhile narrative.

That's your opinion, 13 year old's shouldn't be playing this, I see how immature you are right after you write 13 years old you come out with an immature statement.

How isn't it a good story?? It's written very well, a great story of trust and friendship which started off as just another chaperone Job.

More than likely it just went straight over your head and you couldn't a get a grip of a well thought out story and just come out with stupid immature statements because your 13 yourself or close to it or at least your mind is.

#30 Edited by dbtbandit67 (353 posts) -

@ristactionjakso said:

I just can't get into it. The opening had me sucked in A LOT. But then the game let me play.....LOU has sh!t for stealth mechanics, and the story takes a huge plunge after the opening and becomes mediocre. I'm not seeing the spectacular game everyone else does.

I'm about 5 hours in, when does it start getting good again?

Yeah, I agree that it's overrated. It's not even as good as Uncharted 2.

"The story that will shock you, so emotional, you will never look at story-telling the same way again." - Not really

Having a bunch of people shout at each other all the time doesn't make a story good.

#31 Posted by pigsybum (1675 posts) -

Wasn't a game for me. Had lost interest halfway through and sold it and gotten something else. It was imo, too slow paced. But then again its just me and my blood rush.

#32 Edited by ristactionjakso (5624 posts) -

Ya, maybe beating a true masterpiece like Dues Ex HR right before, ruined Last of Us for me. I generally like these type of games, where you can stealth or go balls to the wall, but it's just as if something is missing in Last of Us. Dues Ex had everything right, literally. It never missed a beat. The only thing I guess would be that the stealth gameplay is really mediocre compared to Dues Ex. And I generally don't like stealth games where you cannot move the bodies. I know you can drag them before choking them, but its really slow.

#33 Edited by Mcspanky37 (1695 posts) -

@bezza2011 said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@bezza2011 said:

The thing about TLOU is the story, it's a gripping tale, it isn't an overatted game, it's an absolute epic story,

Especially if you're...13 years old. I could wipe my ass with this game's story. I'm not even sure if anyone here even understands what actually makes a good story. If they did, they'd understand this game doesn't have the workings of a worthwhile narrative.

That's your opinion, 13 year old's shouldn't be playing this, I see how immature you are right after you write 13 years old you come out with an immature statement.

How isn't it a good story?? It's written very well, a great story of trust and friendship which started off as just another chaperone Job.

More than likely it just went straight over your head and you couldn't a get a grip of a well thought out story and just come out with stupid immature statements because your 13 yourself or close to it or at least your mind is.

Why shouldn't 13 year olds play it? Because your mommy didn't let you play M games when you were 13? There is nothing gripping about it, sorry. Ever heard of a cliche before? The story is riddled with them. 13 year olds wouldn't realize this, but an older audience can tell the difference between shlock (this game's story) and a mature well-told story.

What's the story's theme (or moral)? What did you take away from it?

#34 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

I got bored with the gameplay so I ended up trading it in.

#35 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

If it's failed to grip you after 5 hours than I just don't think it's the game for you. I've completed it 3 times and it just keeps getting better with each playthrough.

Characters and voice acting are some of the best I've ever heard in a game. It just draws you in like a great movie and kept me gripped the whole time.

OP: did you try the multiplayer out? I thought it was one of the most unique multiplayers of recent years.

#36 Posted by BH14 (1658 posts) -

I am having a blast with The Last of Us right now. First, I am very impressed with the difficulty. I died a lot in this game compared to say Uncharted 2 or 3 or God of War games but it isn't so difficult that I get so fed up with game. Even though Joel can carry lot of items, he is nicely balanced where he isn't overly powerful especially with limited bullets. This definitely isn't Nathan Drake going Arnold Schwarzenegger Commando against the infected. The game also did great with the characters (Ellie is actually a good character and not an annoying 14 year old Ellen Page), graphics, environments, all the various enemies, how you can bind items together and do upgrades, "open world" (some people ripped Uncharted 2 and 3 for being so linear... that isn't a problem with TLOU) and I could go on with the positives. I am surprised that anyone can not like the storyline. Does it deserve an OSCAR? No but for a video game storyline, it is great. Is it perfect 10? No. There are some minor gripes and some things may seem a little silly like "Why are there so many scissors and bottles of alcohol around?" and "Why a lead pipe breaks after a couple hits against a couple enemies". I do know why they do it though. When I hear "grossly overrated", I am thinking about someone giving it a 6 score.... I think the game should score a 9-9.5 score out of 10.... The metascore is a 95 out of 100 (98 critics) and a 9.1 user score (4353 ratings).

BEST SURVIVAL HORROR / ACTION GAME

#37 Edited by dalger21 (1013 posts) -

Haters are gonna hate. Pretty much the gist of this thread.

Also, welcome to this past June when this was relevant. Enjoy your stay.

#38 Posted by BH14 (1658 posts) -

Just beat the game tonight. Bravo Naughty Dog! Bravo!

The best game that I played in 2012 and 2013. I really loved the last 2 chapters and the story was really awesome. This game is definitely worthy of being made into a blockbuster summer movie.

Watch all the cinematics from beginning to end...... It is a great movie. Far better than World War Z.

#39 Edited by Blabadon (25187 posts) -

Enjoyable any time there wasn't Infected, although I'll give the university section some props for being all around excellent.

#40 Posted by SpiderLuke (465 posts) -

I'm about a few hours into it. It's OK. Not blowing me away, but I'm glad I'm experiencing it. It's very hard for me to put my finger on it. I was playing it very long though. I can't explain it because I find myself lost playing it at the same time.

#41 Posted by ristactionjakso (5624 posts) -

@BH14:

@BH14 said:

I am having a blast with The Last of Us right now. First, I am very impressed with the difficulty. I died a lot in this game compared to say Uncharted 2 or 3 or God of War games but it isn't so difficult that I get so fed up with game. Even though Joel can carry lot of items, he is nicely balanced where he isn't overly powerful especially with limited bullets. This definitely isn't Nathan Drake going Arnold Schwarzenegger Commando against the infected. The game also did great with the characters (Ellie is actually a good character and not an annoying 14 year old Ellen Page), graphics, environments, all the various enemies, how you can bind items together and do upgrades, "open world" (some people ripped Uncharted 2 and 3 for being so linear... that isn't a problem with TLOU) and I could go on with the positives. I am surprised that anyone can not like the storyline. Does it deserve an OSCAR? No but for a video game storyline, it is great. Is it perfect 10? No. There are some minor gripes and some things may seem a little silly like "Why are there so many scissors and bottles of alcohol around?" and "Why a lead pipe breaks after a couple hits against a couple enemies". I do know why they do it though. When I hear "grossly overrated", I am thinking about someone giving it a 6 score.... I think the game should score a 9-9.5 score out of 10.... The metascore is a 95 out of 100 (98 critics) and a 9.1 user score (4353 ratings).

BEST SURVIVAL HORROR / ACTION GAME

Thanks for not baiting some type of argument lol.

My main gripe is the gameplay itself. I recently beat Dues Ex HR and the stealth combined with the blazing guns gameplay was so perfect in every way possible. DE was the perfect game ever this gen for me. Stealth felt like stealth in DE. Stealth in LoU seems....not complete for some reason. I mean the storyline is actually good in LoU....I just cannot for the life of me get into the gameplay itself. Stealth is the MAJOR flaw in LoU.

I'm thinking Dues Ex HR ruined LoU for me maybe lol.

#42 Posted by clr84651 (5277 posts) -

@SolidIngram:

It's not overrated, there's only overly critical people.

#43 Posted by mep69 (1820 posts) -
#44 Posted by darknath (67 posts) -

I couldn't disagree with you more.

I was sucked in from the first second, and it didn't let up through the entire game. I've played the campaign about 6 times now, and i am actually kinda aching to play it again :P

If you are 5 hours in and you aren't liking it so far, then it's a long shot that you'll suddenly start loving it... that being said, the third act was a definate high point for me!!

#45 Posted by zombehhhhh (452 posts) -

I loved it. So much development went into that game and i truly think its a masterpiece.

#46 Posted by dogfather76 (588 posts) -

I could not disagree more. Easily my favorite game this year across all platforms.

#47 Posted by metalgrinch (455 posts) -

It's no doubt a fantastic game, very ingenious game mechanics and lots of unique ideas. Is it the end all be all of games? No, and in that way, yes, it is a TAD overrated. But still, it deserves MUCH of the praise it's been given. The attention to detail and passion behind the fluid gameplay is undeniable. The game revolutionized the survival-horror genre which has been on the wayside for many years already. I've only played through it once and don't care to begin again real soon, but I did have a great time with it. I would probably give it a 9/10, but not a 10.

#48 Posted by blueboxdoctor (2396 posts) -

I think it gets better once you get to finally fight human enemies that are in gangs. They actually offer somewhat realistic tactics while the clickers are so sporadic that it often results in painfully boring trial and error due to their poor AI. I also found it really aggravating how Ellie would either get in the way or make a ton of noise, not attract clickers, and then all you do is turn the wrong way and you're dead.

And yes, the story and most side characters aren't anything amazing, which is a shame since the beginning was really setting a nice tone.

#49 Posted by BH14 (1658 posts) -

I think it gets better once you get to finally fight human enemies that are in gangs. They actually offer somewhat realistic tactics while the clickers are so sporadic that it often results in painfully boring trial and error due to their poor AI. I also found it really aggravating how Ellie would either get in the way or make a ton of noise, not attract clickers, and then all you do is turn the wrong way and you're dead.

And yes, the story and most side characters aren't anything amazing, which is a shame since the beginning was really setting a nice tone.

Clickers aren't sporadic. They are what they are. They are blind and attack based on sound waves. Crouching or standing still real close to a clicker doesn't automatically guarantee safety and turning does make sound especially if Joel is in shallow water. You need to work on your stealth and move real slowly around clickers...... Clickers kill because the gamer made a mistake.

#50 Edited by gold_struck (55 posts) -

@ristactionjakso: start playing multiplayer it might help ya and if you manage to complete it try in survivor your hearing aid is disabled and whenever you are about to attack an enemy it will not prompt you to press traingle everything is based on your instincts its a good game but not as good as Uncharted 2