The Last of Us wins over 200 Game of the Year awards!

I hope Microsoft sees that as some sort of challenge to release something of this scope themselves (not developing it, but funding a riskier project and pushing it with all their marketing strength). They haven't given me any reason to believe they`re capable of doing this, but I hope they'll prove me wrong some day.

More of those kind of games, better for all of us and video games.

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I hope Quantum Break could be it, but who knows. Could be great, could be ok.
Last of Us is about as risky as Gears. Which is to say not risky at all.
 
PS4 GOTY edition all but confirmed. Glad I haven't played it yet.
I just hope they are not relying on Playstation NOW as the only method to play this game on PS4. I want this in my Game collection. It would be great in 1080p with Slightly better resolution textures etc at a solid Frame rate.

I wish I could play this for the first time again. Where is the Men In Black when you need them?
 
Jesus fucking Christ.

Chills down my spine with this news.


(but seriously, with the mid-year release and massive GTA hype I expected GTAV to take the most awards this year.)
 
Could you point to me someone claiming it as the 'first good story in games'?
Pretty much every video or article giving it GOTY, people I speak with in person, etc.

The gameplay is nothing special and the reason why people are gushing over it is because of the story. Some have even blatantly stated that the game doesn't have anything special gameplay wise, that there are games this year with better gameplay, but the story is what made it win.

Ridiculous IMO, and GTA V won 126 awards in comparison, so it's not some resounding success for The last of Us that the OP made it seem.

Most overhyped GOTY in a long time. It's because people are just so obsessed with the characters, not because the game was actually good in anyway. I thought it was really easy, I best it on my first playthroughs on Hard and I didn't upgrade any weapon (had over 20 000 upgrade pieces left when I finished) and only upgraded maximum health, no not even the shiv defence thing.

Gameplay was easy and exploitable. For those saying it married story and gameplay together like no game did, that pretty much is BS when Ellie clips through a fucking clicker and nothing happens because the AI is coded to only react to you in certain sections, same with Bill and other AI comparisons. Lame. BioShock did it better making Elizabeth much more transparent while she was with you.
 
If GTA Online actually lived up to the hype without all the negative feedback then there was a good chance for that to happen.
If that's the case it's pathetic that GTA Online is the reason. Last time I checked The Last of Us' online was hardly memorable. GTA Online might have been a huge mess at first but the last few months it's been nothing but an amazing experience for me.
 
Well deserved.

I lost my shit at the posts claiming no one would remember the game in a couple of months. The exact same posts we've been reading since last June.

Not liking the game is fine, but some of the hyperbole and outright bullshit some are pushing so aggressively these days about it is outright embarassing.
 
Gameplay was easy and exploitable. For those saying it married story and gameplay together like no game did, that pretty much is BS when Ellie clips through a fucking clicker and nothing happens because the AI is coded to only react to you in certain sections, same with Bill and other AI comparisons. Lame. BioShock did it better making Elizabeth much more transparent while she was with you.
There are computing limitations to AI. While I would have loved to see Ellie take cover and be aware of when an enemy was in her vicinity so she could get out the way it would have melted my PS3. There are a lot of situations where your party isn't invisible, and will get attacked though, so it's not really that much of a rule. Just more obvious when it happens because it does look dumb when she's crouching on your head or whatever.

That said, it has nothing to do with the marriage of story and gameplay because that is pacing and direction related.
 
While it's certainly a good game, I still can't grasp why everything must be the best to be good. Why do we like putting complex entities on a linear superlative scale so much?

Comparing games is much like comparing people. Some are good at certain facets, while others are better at different things. Choosing a best game out of them all is like choosing which one of your kids you love the most.
 
There are computing limitations to AI. While I would have loved to see Ellie take cover and be aware of when an enemy was in her vicinity so she could get out the way it would have melted my PS3. There are a lot of situations where your party isn't invisible, and will get attacked though, so it's not really that much of a rule. Just more obvious when it happens because it does seem dumb.

That said, it has nothing to do with the marriage of story and gameplay because that is pacing and direction related.
I have a feeling alot of that code was stripped prior to ps3 release, I think even the original demo shown small elements. Hopefully a ps4 version will include it :)
 
Pretty much every video or article giving it GOTY, people I speak with in person, etc.

The gameplay is nothing special and the reason why people are gushing over it is because of the story. Some have even blatantly stated that the game doesn't have anything special gameplay wise, that there are games this year with better gameplay, but the story is what made it win.

Ridiculous IMO, and GTA V won 126 awards in comparison, so it's not some resounding success for The last of Us that the OP made it seem.

Most overhyped GOTY in a long time. It's because people are just so obsessed with the characters, not because the game was actually good in anyway. I thought it was really easy, I best it on my first playthroughs on Hard and I didn't upgrade any weapon (had over 20 000 upgrade pieces left when I finished) and only upgraded maximum health, no not even the shiv defence thing.

Gameplay was easy and exploitable. For those saying it married story and gameplay together like no game did, that pretty much is BS when Ellie clips through a fucking clicker and nothing happens because the AI is coded to only react to you in certain sections, same with Bill and other AI comparisons. Lame. BioShock did it better making Elizabeth much more transparent while she was with you.
I want to point out that I haven't actually played the game yet so wouldn't know if the story is shit or not, but I haven't heard anyone claim it as having the first good story in videogames (which would be a ridiculously bold claim) - just people claiming it has a good one. Unless I'm misunderstanding your original complaint of people 'believing it has the first good story in games'.
 
If that's the case it's pathetic that GTA Online is the reason. Last time I checked The Last of Us' online was hardly memorable. GTA Online might have been a huge mess at first but the last few months it's been nothing but an amazing experience for me.
Yeah TLOU's online experience was not as memorable at all. Here is a hint to ND if they are reading (and they are): Leave Team Deathmatches to the big boys CoD/BF. Focus on your strengths. Take a leaf out of Left 4 Dead's gameplay and make it survivors vs infected. That shit wouldve been tons of fun.
 
Yeah TLOU's online experience was not as memorable at all. Here is a hint to ND if they are reading (and they are): Leave Team Deathmatches to the big boys CoD/BF. Focus on your strengths. Take a leaf out of Left 4 Dead's gameplay and make it survivors vs infected. That shit wouldve been tons of fun.
I disagree completely. TLoU had many features that made it some peoples favorate online game last year.
 
The gameplay is nothing special and the reason why people are gushing over it is because of the story. Some have even blatantly stated that the game doesn't have anything special gameplay wise, that there are games this year with better gameplay, but the story is what made it win.

Ridiculous IMO, and GTA V won 126 awards in comparison, so it's not some resounding success for The last of Us that the OP made it seem.

Most overhyped GOTY in a long time. It's because people are just so obsessed with the characters, not because the game was actually good in anyway. I thought it was really easy, I best it on my first playthroughs on Hard and I didn't upgrade any weapon (had over 20 000 upgrade pieces left when I finished) and only upgraded maximum health, no not even the shiv defence thing.

Gameplay was easy and exploitable. For those saying it married story and gameplay together like no game did, that pretty much is BS when Ellie clips through a fucking clicker and nothing happens because the AI is coded to only react to you in certain sections, same with Bill and other AI comparisons. Lame. BioShock did it better making Elizabeth much more transparent while she was with you.
Haha. Compare these issues (severity/regularity) with the GOTY's from the last two years (Skyrim, XCOM/The Walking Dead). Laughable argument.

Also, TLOU has a great multiplayer mode.
 
I have a feeling alot of that code was stripped prior to ps3 release, I think even the original demo shown small elements. Hopefully a ps4 version will include it :)
I feel like you guys are just talking out of your ass here. BioShock and Half Life 2 did it already and on the same console.

The AI was broken for me, there were parts where Ellie would disappear but she would be talking and the 7.1 surround made it obvious she should have been right beside me (and I know there are parts of the game where she hangs back).

In the end, 2 years straight where games with shitty gameplay get GOTY because of a greats story. (The Walking Dead last year had poor "gameplay" and a lot of bugs).
 
Haha. Compare these issues (severity/regularity) with the GOTY's from the last two years (Skyrim, XCOM/The Walking Dead). Laughable argument.

As for how easy you found it, I don't think TLOU is a game I would class as easy generally speaking. Did you turn listen mode off?
You shouldn't have to change those settings to have a challenge, I should have been able to play it on normal for a challenge! and I played it on Hard.

No the laughable argument is that games are finally getting good stories, when like I said, it was done 16 years ago by games like Grim Fandango and Half Life.

Next!
 
I disagree completely. TLoU had many features that made it some peoples favorate online game last year.
Dont get me wrong, it's my GOTG (that's untill The Last Guardian is released ;_;), but I could not get into the online part as much as I wanted to. I actually had more fun in GTA5 online.
 
You shouldn't have to change those settings to have a challenge, I should have been able to play it on normal for a challenge! and I played it on Hard.

No the laughable argument is that games are finally getting good stories, when like I said, it was done 16 years ago by games like Grim Fandango and Half Life.

Next!
You can't seem to chow many, or any examples of people making that argument.
 
You shouldn't have to change those settings to have a challenge, I should have been able to play it on normal for a challenge! and I played it on Hard.
Why should you have been able to play it on normal for a challenge? Is there some written rule that says that you, Byron Bluth, should find normal a challenge? Given what you said, you are apparently far more skilled playing games than the average Joe (congratulations), so naturally you should be trying to play on the hardest difficulty you can. You didn't.

No the laughable argument is that games are finally getting good stories, when like I said, it was done 16 years ago by games like Grim Fandango and Half Life.
I didn't make that argument. Please explain to me why games like Skyrim, XCOM, and The Walking Dead, which all have significantly more issues than TLOU, are so much more deserving.

Child.