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Gaming The Last of Us

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

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Aren’t they filming it at the moment? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen pics of Tom Holland as Drake.
     
  2. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  3. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Its... the guy who isn't Joel! He gets a bit more development in the sequel though. At the least he's a solid exposition buddy.
     
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  4. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As a younger brother for a character being played by Pedro Pascal it's a great bit of casting. Really liked him in Agents of SHIELD.
     
  5. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    So there's a fancy performance patch for anyone who has this on a PS5


    which I don't but still looks great on PS4Pro

    Anyway, me el finito Last of Us 2

    I should have seen coming based upon the bookened scenes that the final section of the game would be a lot longer than after you finish the Abby section but yah the ending is a wee bit longer than expected but still powerful. (I've stumbled across spoilers for the game unintentionally, this was a pretty spoilered game)

    As for the Abby stuff, it is a way to get you to root for her after she straight up murders Joel at the start. I'm still not sure I like her however it's hard to say by the end you really like Ellie either. It's a whole revenge is hollow theme that runs through the game which is a bit different message than the first game. Also the Abby stuff is way more difficult which makes you root for her. Funny thing was I was super conservative with my ammo supplies with her last section and then you lose your ammo pack! I could have flamethrowered all those jerks but no I was still sniping them with my crossbow to get out.

    I still think you can beat the 1st game without killing any of the doctors (I definitely popped the 1st one who pulls a scalpel on you I believe which retroactively turns out to be Abby father). I saw a funny reddit post that you can shoot the first doctor on the foot which would make Abby's whole mission of revenge really silly, "You blew off my father's toes, I'll kill you!"

    I did do something I never do which was look at a walkthrough before one section. It's that freakin' Ground Zero level and the Rat King. Holy goddamn cats!



    Like it was so tense I figured, okay, I'll have some gamer shame about spoilering it than having an Actual Goddamn Heart Attack. Damn thing still ripped my head off anyway. Like 10 times. Played on normal so it took like a whole flamethrower to take it down and then still more. Hellova boss fight of basically Patient Zero infected. Well it's a mash up of original infected that have been sitting in a room for 2 decades. Although I like to think the dang thing that broke off and ran away and you kill separately is actually Patient Zero. Abby yelling "%@%^ YOU! $T%$ BOTH OF YOU!" while shotgunning is kind of hilarious cathartic action moment.

    Honestly the Rat King is more traumatizing than Joel be Negan-homage'd to death. Actually I'd say Last of Us II owes a lot to Resident Evil 2, inasmuch that you play two different characters over the same section of game again (basically) in parallel narratives. We need more games to do that, why only LoUII and RE2? It's a cool idea!

    Anyway, great video about the evolution of the infected


    The final Ellie section I had some interesting moments, like the house with the two bloaters and two stalkers. I tried running out which I did but they killed the hell outta me in the backyard. So I manged to fight them off. Whole lot of explosions and traps, somehow did it. And then clean up and upgrade my gun. Back into the backyard and I could have crawled out and escaped easily. Dammit.

    then the resort finale I basically managed to funnel the humans into a choke point and pick them off all at once, you have enough ammo supplies to make it through. But in the end I actually had some guy backtrack me into the resort so it was a stealth kill that was my final in-game kill, not a big kablewey. Interesting notion!

    Great game too. Revenge is bad, don't do it. You'll just end up like Ellie, alone and unable to play your guitar cuz you got your dang fingers chopped off on a pointless revenge quest. Big idea for Ellie to let Abby go but I can dig it. Finally learns something. Was Joel an irredeemable jerk for saving Ellie? Not really but murdering him wasn't a thing that was good anyway and all the crap that happened afterwards wasn't a good thing.

    Dunno if the show will ever get to Last of Us II if it makes it that far but it would be an interesting thing to attempt. (which is why I'm glad I finished LoUII before the show came out) But let's just see if they make it out of S1 first. I mean the first game has SUCH A good ending, I don't know if they'll stretch it out to be the S1 ending or S2 ending.
     
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  6. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Marlene cast in Last of Us TV show! Played by the same actress from the game!

    Ok now that they opened that can of worms gotta get Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson in there somewhere. And they straight up already had Jeffrey Wright in Last of Us 2 anyway. (I know he wouldn't show up in the first game timeline but c'mon)
     
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  7. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Happy 1 year anniversary to The Last of Us Part II! Definitely gonna need to replay both games before the series comes out.
     
  8. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Have they released a PS5 version yet? I'll certainly return to it once that happens.
     
  9. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yes, it came out in May and it's free if you own the PS4 version. 4k 60.
     
  10. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    hell to the yes, thanks sj!
     
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  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Of course! Enjoy.
     
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  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I downloaded that already to my PS5. I’ll probably start my TLOU replay next weekend. If that remake of the first game ever materializes I’ll probably play it again.
     
  13. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm interested in how much they'll stretch out the adaptation. Like the ending of the game is fantastic, will it be S1 ending too or S2? It's such a good ending why would they say "Maybe we'll get to it in S2 finale" And if they adapt the game across two seasons, where would they split it? Random guess

    when Joel in injured and Ellie takes over could be a S1 ending

    You'll know they're playing long game if they announce casting for Abby
     
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  16. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Filming has begun! the little Girl has a bright future ahead of her, cant wait!
     
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  17. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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