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Gaming The Last of Us

Discussion in 'Community' started by ManaByte, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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  2. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Anyone seen Jim Sterling's latest?
     
  3. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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    Finished this last night. Overall thought it was really well done.
     
  4. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    Me playing STALKER shortly before going back to playing through TLOU2: "Well, at least I don't have to face anything like this in The Last of Us."

    Me getting to the Stalkers in The Last of Us 2: "Oh, right, I forgot."
     
  5. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just finished. What a fantastic experience. Just incredible. I loved it even more than the first game, which is saying something.

    Wow.
     
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  6. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    OK, so I think I'm nearing the end and I have to say that the only character I really have more sympathy for at this time is Marlene after that talk she had with Abby's dad. Really, it's kind of what makes me not like Abby or him that much at all. Along with the comical lengths that the game goes to in order to have you sympathize with Abby in the first place. Sure, I get that her dad was killed and that she believed in him, but leave some room for him to actually be a flawed individual that we have some discomfort with (like Joel, really) instead of portraying him as this wholesome guy who saves animals and stuff. It's really kind of a joke.
     
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  7. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    his flaw is that he is all in on killing Ellie without her own or Joel's consent. He's obsessed with curing the virus and is willing to suspend people's rights to do it.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah I thought that was a pretty obvious flaw. It also led to his death in a way.... so definitely not without consequences.
     
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  9. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    One thing that has surprised me when looking at people's thoughts on the game is how unsympathetic they are regarding Joel's actions at the end of the first game. Whilst it was selfish, I honestly think that anyone in the same position would do exactly the same.

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  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I don't know about that. I definitely felt really uneasy about it while playing the first game. I ended up feeling that Joel had changed to become someone who cares about ONE person, but not people in general. It's a realistic story and actions, but I don't think EVERYONE would have done the same. We clearly see that Ellie, for instance, did not agree with Joel's decision and taking away her agency.
     
  11. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I mean if we were in Joel's position. I honestly don't think anyone who'd gone through what he had would let Ellie die. Not just losing his daughter, but travelling across the US with a girl who became like a daughter to him and gave him a reason to live again. The fact Abby's Dad dodges the question is really telling I think. No father worthy of the title would let their kid die to save one life or a million lives.

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  12. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Completely disagree. To save millions? I would sacrifice anyone, if they were also okay with it. Which Ellie was.
     
  13. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Force Ghost star 5

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    I think more people than ever sympathize with Joel given the apparent lack of confidence n the procedure portrayed on Abby's father's part.

    My issue is that they don't really explore that with the same enthusiasm they would Joel's more possessive and gruesome tendencies. So when they spend more time portraying him as this boy scout who saves animals in this game that tries to have an ambiguous perspective on a bunch of different factions and people, it's a bit eye roll-worthy.
     
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  14. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I sympathize with every character, but also disagree with every character. It's quite amazing how much they put you in the shoes of these characters, and make you question so much of their decisions.

    Joel - He lost his daughter so I sympathize that he'd do anything to keep Ellie alive after the fatherly connection he developed with her. But I disagree that he'd kill people and go against her own wishes to do so.
    Ellie - I sympathize that she'd want to kill everyone involved in Joel's death. But I disagree that she'd put her own life and others close to her at risk to do so, and take herself down such a violent path to do so.
    Abby - I sympathize that she'd kill Joel after he murderer her father. But I disagree that she wasted so much of her life hunting him down and killed him so brutally.
    Abby's father - I sympathize that he'd want to do anything to create a cure to save humanity. But I disagree that he'd take people's lives without consent to do so.
     
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  15. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah that's the great thing about this. I felt they were all complicated.
     
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  16. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Voted for it for best PS game but GoT for best visual design..
     
  19. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  20. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Very excited about this.
     
  21. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Can I talk about TLOU2 without tags or do I still need them?
     
  22. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Spoil away.
     
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  23. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH!!!

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  24. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I can see it. I’ve also seen reports that Mahershala Ali could be playing Joel but that seems less certain.
     
  25. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi SWC 100 Day Star Wars Challenge Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Yes!! So happy for her. Such a fantastic choice.

    If the show goes well, this’ll be the role that gets her famous. I wish her luck, but I know she’ll own it.
     
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