@SolidTy: I'm not letting hype sway anything, hype is merely a comparison. I bought The Last of Us because everyone says it is the greatest game ever. I got Uncharted because many great things have been said about the series. I personally had some issues with both for my own reasons. The only thing I can say is Playstation fans really do like to blow the praise out of their ass, that is merely my view.
Again my review of The Last of Us covered most of the game from the gameplay mechanics to the story. The hype was merely a starting point. You can't play a game like The Last of Us and not hear any of the hype. People call it a master piece. It sure isn't that. It was a good story. I was pointing out that everyone said it was fantastic and yet it had many issues. Issues which I pointed out in their own right.
Why should I overlook those issues simply because everyone else can? I am critical of every game I play whether it is hyped or not. I went out and bought Skyrim day one because of how much I loved Oblivion and was totally disappointed. Not because of the hype because this was before the hype even started it was because I didn't like it for my own reasons. You can have a look at that review as well if you like.
It might be true that playing catch up may have ruined my experience of the games. It is highly possible. But I will never buy both consoles, and as far as I'm concerned a good game stands the test of time. I played Half Life for the first time this year and loved it. I play Uncharted after it has only came out in 2007 and I don't like it. Maybe they should make better games instead? It would only be the same with Gears or something on Xbox's side. I don't even want to replay Gears any more and I loved that the first time I played it. A bad game is a bad game.
@soethi6: Yeah that is what I mean. What I think I will do is have a break and play something else. I've wanted to play Beyond Two Souls for a while so will probably get that next and then later I'll have a crack at the second game and see what I think. Otherwise the negative views I have for the first one might ruin my experience in the second and that would be a shame. I know what to expect more as well so it won't be as hard a pill to swallow as well. I'll just think of it as a Gears spin off and go from there, haha.