Author Topic: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)  (Read 6476 times)

Zetetic

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2020, 06:43:16 PM »
Time-to-dog-death; dog name; did it make you think?

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2020, 06:48:12 PM »
Sorry that you cannot relate to human or canine emotion 😰😰😰

Zetetic

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2020, 06:53:14 PM »
Bet you've already forgotten what he was called.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2020, 07:09:36 PM »
OL' RUSTY

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2020, 07:32:41 PM »
Queued at ASDA and they didn't have it.  Amazon is saying bot in stock till 24th.  Where's best place to get it online?

Edit ...  bought it

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2020, 07:34:17 PM »
Maybe ShopTo?

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It's everything I normally find boring in games, but because that stuff is done so well, it's amazing.

Melee might also be the most brutal melee I've played. It's like the Bloodborne Kirkhammer but more realistic and brutal.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2020, 07:41:17 PM »
I got it at GAME and it came with a nylon shopping bag, keyring and two badges lolrandom.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2020, 10:35:08 PM »
Yeh it's good. Two hours in and it's just a really polished, engrossing piece of work. Surprisingly similar to the first one so far - doesn't open with Ellie eating eyeballs and weeping or anything, though I'm sure it gets bleaker like the first one did. Similar mood and style and gameplay, but feels like the next chapter in a really good story, confidently told. I'm enjoying it.
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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2020, 11:52:02 PM »
It is making me slightly sad again that Naughty Dog environments are so uninteractive. They have this incredibly rich world to explore but you still just go around pressing triangle to open a drawer and pick up a handgun round. The more intricate and detailed the environments get, the more disappointing it is that you can't do anything with them at all. Really must find a way to play HL Alyx after this.

AsparagusTrevor

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2020, 12:47:09 AM »
I've sunk about 5 hours into this so far. This is the peak of graphical quality, everything beyond this is just polish. Some shots are perfectly cinematic.

I'm past what I assume is the main driving force of the story and although it feels slightly less focused, probably due to the slightly open world, I'm certainly caught up in it again and enjoying it despite it being very bleak.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2020, 12:57:55 AM »
It did not say anything about blazing then scissoring on the box.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2020, 09:45:42 AM »
RDR2 elevated dialogue and storytelling in games to a new level, despite its mechanical issues and rusty structural restrictions. Ultimately, it was the best story I've ever experienced in a game, the main characters and performances were peerless.

This makes it look hokey.

Graphically, I can't even imagine what this will be like on PS5 but this is the game changer of the generation. It makes Uncharted 4 look like Uncharted 3.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
Not reading through any comments as I don't want any chance of spoilers as only a bit of a way into it; but for those thinking about it, just do it, it is incredible.

Ignore the following people:

People that have a problem with "who" they play as, you know the kindof whiny saddos that insist on being a man or simple can't get imersed unless they can give themselves a ponytail.

Any person that says something along the lines of "the forcefed political message ruined it for me" again fucking whiny weirdos moaning about a story written by people the way they want to tell it and not formed through consultation with resentful bedroom dwelling MRA types.

People saying there isn't much game just a loads of graphics.  It is a vast improvement on the LOU but even that had lots of "gaming" in it that. The gameplay is brilliant, its just can't be every game you've ever played or style you like.  The action is gritty, visercal and realistic, it's also challenging and has variety to it.

It is an incredible acheivement in gaming, no it isn't Bloodborne, it's LOU 2 a game with a narrative worthy of a hollywood blockbuster mapped onto a seriously well considered survival game. It's brilliant and my early suspicions are that it will be, alongwith Bloodborne, the defining game of the PS4 generation.

I can't fathom some of the drek i've read about the game from some people, it is so removed from the experience of playing it.  A sensational achievement in gaming and in art itself and should be recognised as such.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2020, 06:16:30 PM »
I make a habit of not reading anything anyone says about games. Very healthy approach.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2020, 09:13:32 PM »
The next step is to not even play games and become a truly evolved person.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2020, 10:01:07 PM »
There only way to achieve that for most people is to read an WHOLLY NEGATIVE blog and finally break the habit of.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2020, 12:04:09 AM »
Game wins MEGA points from me for being the first game ever to have dialogue subtitles AT A NORMAL FUCKING SIZE



Tiny tiny screen text came in with the HD era - Xbox 360 - and it has been fucking me off ever since. Imagine if films used subtitle text at that size. Devs seem to assume everyone plays console games at a desk with the monitor 30cm from your face.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2020, 01:36:36 AM »
Naughty Dog deserves a mega blowjob for that, it's as if someone tested the game before release,if I were a game reviewer for a big publication I'd knock at least 2 points off a 10 based score total for any fucker who puts bacteria sized fonts in their games(I.e 99% of devs), also all the in game aids for players with sight issues is a great inclusion.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2020, 11:28:46 AM »
The lighting in this is the best lighting ever in a game. I can actually feel the temperature of the room because of how vivid and evocative the light is. Some of the interior spaces are utterly magnificent with different hues coming from different windows and sources depending on what's on the other side, how dirty they are, whether they're damaged. It's all incredibly subtle and naturalistic. This is the best looking game ever made.

AsparagusTrevor

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2020, 03:36:42 PM »
About 15 hours in and I'm enjoying the game so far, but the fucking dogs are ruining the stealth combat for me. They just totally destroy any of the fun sneaking mechanics of the first game. First time I saw a dog I felt bad to have to kill it. After about the third or forth I was happy chucking molotovs at the fuckers.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2020, 03:59:03 PM »
The sound of hitting a dog with a wrench is the peak of audio design.

It is fucking nasty.

Zetetic

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »
First time I saw a dog I felt bad to have to kill it.
Violence is regrettable and painful for both subject and object,

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After about the third or forth I was happy chucking molotovs at the fuckers.
but also necessary and fairly satisfying.

Ludonarrative synergy.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2020, 04:06:53 PM »
About 15 hours in and I'm enjoying the game so far, but the fucking dogs are ruining the stealth combat for me. They just totally destroy any of the fun sneaking mechanics of the first game. First time I saw a dog I felt bad to have to kill it. After about the third or forth I was happy chucking molotovs at the fuckers.

I don't mind so much, but it seems like a roll of a dice as to whether a melee attack will register on them, I've been using up my silencer on them.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2020, 04:19:46 PM »
From what I've seen of it, it just seems so relentlessly depressing that I don't imagine playing it will be much fun. At least the previous game had some moments of levity to break up the grimness, like giraffes. Still, I'll buy it in six months when it's 15 quid at CEX and everything's been patched and all the dlc is out.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2020, 05:50:48 PM »
From what I've seen of it, it just seems so relentlessly depressing that I don't imagine playing it will be much fun. At least the previous game had some moments of levity to break up the grimness, like giraffes.

I'm three hours in. It's certainly grim but it still has those moments of levity. Ellie is still a chipper gee-whiz sort of lass.

Got to my first bit of combat against humans. Really intense. I'm on hard mode and this is the first time it's actually been hard. The game is good!

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2020, 06:08:17 PM »
ESP

It's very heavy, but I'd say it's actually warmer than the original. I've smiled a lot, laughed several times and cried a couple of times at beautiful stuff.

The combat is absolutely brutal and it's probably the most violent game I've ever seen but it is seriously exciting. I can't remember the last game I played which was as intense as this but it's really fantastically balanced. The pacing always feels dynamic. Different scenarios, enemies, environments, approaches. It's sensational. Don't sleep on this GOAT.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2020, 07:03:22 PM »
I'm thinking wait until it's cheap and all the hot takes have died down.


Or I see the right person say "nah it's shit" and I'll smugly dismiss it forever.

Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2020, 07:08:06 PM »
I totally get that. I've completely circumvented the chat around it because I literally don't care what a massive assortment of wankers think about it. I'm just saying...

Whatever you do, don't miss out.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2020, 08:01:32 PM »
I'm thinking wait until it's cheap and all the hot takes have died down.


Or I see the right person say "nah it's shit" and I'll smugly dismiss it forever.

nah it's shit

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Re: The Last of Us 2 (Coming June 19th)
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2020, 08:03:01 PM »
I think I’ll wait for this game till it comes out on the Switch :]

Could someone indeed make this game for the switch? I’m actually quite keen to play it.

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