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Last of Us 2 Spoilercast w/ Neil Druckmann, Ashley Johnson, Troy Baker

MrS

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I feel really bad for Neil. You can see how angry he is about the misconceptions of the game, the games reception and, understandably, the leak.

The stuff Troy was talking about regarding Ashley going through horrific stuff herself was perhaps a bit too revealing for a Kinda Funny show. Not sure it was the right time to divulge that info to the audience.

Greg is still terrible at this shit, asking bad questions, interrupting answers, trying to add levity when none is required. They focussed too much on the games prologue and nowhere near enough on the rest of the game IMHO.

That said, it was quite revealing and definitely worth a watch for 2 hours of Ashley, Neil and Troy goodness.
 
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SixFourMike

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I don't think enough people will give this the full watch, but I think if you have something against this game then you might benefit from it. Perhaps you didn't interpret things the way they were intended, and that might just be a result of how the story was told. If you feel strongly about the game, one way or the other, it could be an interesting watch (listen, nothing to see here).
 
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Sub_Level

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Does Troy Baker cry at some point?

He does it all the time. Even the two times I've seen him in person.
He's a total diva, no question. But the guy can genuinely act his nuts off.
 

Max_Po

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I do not remember the Witcher 3 at all. What was the game about? Whatever! check the video out those who are interested.
It was a generic fest about great graphics and finding a stocky midget who can repair your swords ... and still not fix the combat... one of the worst most overrated games of this generation... and sadly I own it on PS4-xbox and PC....
 
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Miku Miku

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Basically Druckman's first line, he acknowledges that he's deeply hated by a lot of people right now.

Kind of sad, seems like a nice guy for the most part.
 
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Kos Mos

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Tired of fanboys mocking and dismissing the "haters" for being nothing but "incel neckbeard bigoted virgin basement dwelling trump voting racists" everytime someone shows up who did not like what they saw.

For anyone who cares, who is not some asshole, here are my pros and cons:

IMO:

Pros
Great voice acting.
great mocap.
Great graphics.
Great atmosphere. (Dat lighting looks so good, especially in one late game house near the end of the game.)
decent gameplay.

Cons:
Bad writing.
Bad characters.
Bad pacing.
Bad ending.
Bad Premise.

My final Score:
5 out of 10.

Don't @ me.
 
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oagboghi2

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It was a generic fest about great graphics and finding a stocky midget who can repair your swords ... and still not fix the combat... one of the worst most overrated games of this generation... and sadly I own it on PS4-xbox and PC....
And still better than the TLOU2
 
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Collin

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lol of course troy baker cries like 20min in. i love him but he’s such a cornball hollywood actor in interviews.

loved hearing neil talk though. he’s super insightful and it’s interesting to see him reacting to the criticism. he seems chill and i do feel bad for him, esp when he talks about the day of the leaks - that’d be so heartbreaking to spend 7 years on a narrative for it to be spoiled in one day like that by some bullshit out of context shit. i think the story is really smart and ballsy and this interview actually made me appreciate the game more than i already did.

i love that he says he browses forums and i can see how he sees our ugly fighting as a kind of meta of the game itself.
 
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Bartski

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great podcast and I hope someone finally tells Baker how utterly ridiculous he looks with that pompadour he's been sporting since Death Stranding
 

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Excited to hear this.

Absolutely loved what they did with the narrative with the game.
I love that ND didn't go the safe route and make another Ellie and Joel bonding story, because that story has already been told. It would never be able to replicate the magic of the first.
Instead, they decided to tell a completely different kind of story, they created a story that was (IMO) just as impactful as the first, and stands toe-to-toe with it.

I can't wait to see what they do with part 3. I am so addicted to the emotional rollercoaster and don't want to get off.
 

Mypmarlo

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No - hiding behind "humour" ain't gonna help you. Answer the question: what the fuck has the bolded got to do with anything?
In the name of ADL stop with your antisemītisms!


This interview really turned me around on the Je.... TLOU 2 narrative.
Now I see how smart the story is.
It's bout love n family n OK, even lesbianism is fine
10 outa 5
Schindler can suck a dick
Game of the year
 
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HelloKittenz

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I feel really bad for Neil. You can see how angry he is about the misconceptions of the game, the games reception and, understandably, the leak.

The stuff Troy was talking about regarding Ashley going through horrific stuff herself was perhaps a bit too revealing for a Kinda Funny show. Not sure it was the right time to divulge that info to the audience.

Greg is still terrible at this shit, asking bad questions, interrupting answers, trying to add levity when none is required. They focussed too much on the games prologue and nowhere near enough on the rest of the game IMHO.

That said, it was quite revealing and definitely worth a watch for 2 hours of Ashley, Neil and Troy goodness.
I cba to listen to the whole thing, what about Ashley tho?