" you can just call him the jerk who hates all the things you love and loves all the things you hate."
LOL - Yeah, that's exactly what I want in a reviewer, someone who's going to like what I hate and hate what I like. What a dumb tagline. This game was amazing, from start to finish, with one of the best endings ever. Every complain he has is pure nit-picking, and nothing that would knock a single point off the score, much less 2. This is a great game, the only big knocks are that there are a few encounters that harken back to the worst of the Uncharted games, that is too many enemies where you have to grind through, but even these aren't that bad, and what frustration you may have had will fall to the story, and the satisfaction of besting them. Also this is a very stealth oriented game, so if that's not something you're into then you may not enjoy the game as much. I don't like stealth games, but this one nailed it, and the story was so good that I had to keep playing, and will play through again. Ignore McShea, this dude is someone who just doesn't like video games.
I didn't realise I was so close to completing it. It's been an awesome experience. Reminded me of playing RE, FF7 and co for the first time. The only downside is that it's an exclusive. It's like metal gear all over again :( This is a clean 10/10 must have!
This is a fantastic game. I wish it were multiplatform so more people could enjoy it. This is what Resi Evil should have become. The scarcity mechanics are excellent. It's a well done title and very complete.
I found (and witnessed two different views on this game) that two hands were pulling me from one end of a bridge to the other with this title.
I had two playthroughs happen with a pair of buds of mine (they played, I watched. I understand that watching a performance, versus actually PERFORMING yourself hinders a complete view on a subject, but this is just my observational two-cents) and was surprised by their reactions.
The first didn't finish the game, after around 2-3 hours of play he quit on a game he said was "too slow" and an overall atmosphere from the environment that was just "boring and sluggish."
I won't argue with him. The first 10-15 minutes? of the game (that completely hooking introduction) was brilliant, but afterwards sloped downwards (necessary to build on the climbs that the plot would develop over time). For those without the patience to play a single player experience that well exceeds 6-8 hours, that kind of ascension just isn't really appealing.
The second however, took that leap and continued to play through sections of the game that could be seen as much more dull than others. But don't alot of games have that feeling? The reward doesn't come from looking at the donut, it comes from sinking your teeth into its dough and tasting the jelly at the center. My second friend discovered a game that was more and well-delivered emotionally tense than anything I'd witnessed in a while, something that puffed its chest through an amazingly written and well voice-acted story, something that had the score of a movie that just pulled at your heart-strings, but delivered perfect tension as well.
The Last Of Us, for me, wasn't a perfect game.
But it had enough to make me sigh and shudder when it ended.
I've played this through 3 times. The people who don't think it's a 10/10 don't appreciate story in a game. That's all I can say. I understand you might prefer pure gameplay - that's your choice.
But if you like story in a game, this is one of the best ever. The relationships are more real than most good movies.
Tom must have had a bad day when he reviewed The Last of Us. I just completed the game and I am baffled by his score. His issues with the game are nit picks at best. I get the impression that he is more into indie games. (Nothing wrong with that.)
gamespot and all of you 'flavor of the month' people, told me Uncharted was amazing. Turned out, all of the uncharted games sucked. Now I am being told to buy this? Will this game be another letdown? Why does everyone like naughty Dog so much? Am I missing out on this game?
Wow! What an unprofessional review. Only reading from a script with statements that gives nothing to the review and he seemed so bored. This review has to be redone or something. Terrible, anyone could do better.
Grid 2 got a higher score than perhaps the greatest title in gaming history lmao. Nice job gamespot, you pieces of shit. I loved this game. It deserves no less than a 9 in any circumstance. (metacritic 95)
metro last light got a 9.0 (metacritic: 82), and its review was somehow TWICE as long as The Last of Us's review here on gamestop, meanwhile the game Metro last light itself clocks in at 10 hours, while The last of us clocks in at 14 - 22 hours (18 hours for IGN review).
This site is therefore a fucking joke.
Recently finished the game as well. While I don't agree with Tom's Review Score, he does have some points. Overall though GREAT game. Never experienced anything like this. We all have Opinions folks. Mine: 9.5
i just beat the game and let me tell ya, this game deserves wayy more than an 8.0, the story, characters and gameplay are just awesome. is it linear?, sure! but does a game have to be open world to earn a higher score??? thats pathetic! each game has its own charm, and @mcshea i dont quite get your point when you try to justify the score, its just nonsense. this is a masterpiece, and it deserves at least a 9.0. Nuff said.
All these kids flocking to this page after seeing the score make me laugh.
"SERIOUSLY AN 8???????!!!!!!!" "THAT WAS THE WORST REVIEW EVER!" "That's it for me. I've had it for GameSpot." "This was the best game I've EVER played."
These are just a few of the highlights from these fury-ridden children.
If this is easily the best game you've ever played, or the first one to affect you on an emotional level--you haven't been playing games for very long, and you have missed out on many, many great games that have came long before this one.
You kids are giving the Last of Us fanbase and the Playstation fanbase in general a bad name. Just stop.
@dipdish You'll dig it. Good solid game at it's worst, and great game a it's best.
@Lexicar EXACTLY what I thought. The sheer dread you have as you make your way through the levels, and the stress you feel when deciding what to upgrade, and "Do I make a nail bomb or a health kit." Resident Evil used to be like this, and this feels like the next evolution in RE. I hope the RE folks played this and get some ideas
@miranda246 You're right, just sitting and watching a game (TWICE?!) for that matter means nothing. Go play it for yourself.
@Nicolantia you gotta be out of your mind to say that.
@Nicolantia I guess you're an Xbox or PC fanboy...
@bigmogg 8/10. Not game of the year
@lil_Psycho_05 It's no 10/10 (what is really?) but it's no less than a 9, it's more of a 9.5.
@lil_Psycho_05 I think it's overrated
@Musharasur McShea thinks Nino Kuni and bioshock infinite sucked..., so i think you´re getting the picture.
@Musharasur No, this dude just gets off on being contrary and hating on things. The score makes no sense in regard to his review. And his review is idiotic, complaining about such minor superficial details which means he had no real problems with the game at all.
@Arther-la-Blunt Yes, at times the reviewer would say things that made no real sense in terms of recommending or not recommending a game and broke the illusion of the review. What an overly harsh score with a review that gives no information on the actual quality of the game.
@Dredcrumb9 They like naughty dog because Uncharted 2 was fantastic. I'm at a loss for UC1/3, those two games were garbage. This one is totally worth a look. I had HUGE issues with the Uncharted games but this one is really different and really great.
@Dredcrumb9 yes you are! i like uncharted. but this is wayyy better. just wait when the game gets cheaper an buy it.
@angeloti83 I completely agree with everything you said.
@UltraredM This review was lazy and uninformative. The score ludicrously low, and I think on purpose. I like how you call people names then boast about all the brilliant emotionally charged games you've experienced, but suspiciously don't name any of them. Let me guess, Halo? Crash Bandicoot? Name a game with both this much emotional resonance, and with action this tense.
@UltraredM I've gone to school for game design due to my love of games. I am 24 years old. And your comment is fucking bullshit. I'm a shining example of why it is.
@UltraredM Some people can 't accept when someone has a different opinion than them.They think it gives them justification to act like spoiled children who didn't get what they want.It's a different opinion not some gamespot conspiracy against TLOU.
@UltraredM Oh yeah? I would love to hear what other games are affecting you emotionally more than this game, or making you connect to a character as strong as to Ellie. I've played many games for a long time, since the first playstation came out, I've played all of the big titles and nothing I played made me feel like this game made me.
@UltraredM freaking awesome game!!! i wouldn´t even call it a game, but an experience that i´ll remeber forever. I even shed a tear or two at some points!
@fattycoles It's 1 review of many.I seen 1 score that was 7.5.The AVERAGE score is 95 out of 100 I think.It still doesn't justify acting like spoiled children.I'm not talking about you.It's too bad more gamers couldn't leave comments like you'rs.
@Dredcrumb9 @vladi987 @UltraredM In my opinion it is, because its much less cliche but TLOU is getting you more into the situation, the connection to Ellie made the emotions to actually come from my heart and not from the screen, thats why this game is so special for me, maybe the story itself isnt the most emotional of all games, but what this game made me feel about Ellie is actually something I never felt for any fictional character before, and thats why I say its the game which affected me emotionally more than any game before