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I've never been sad or emotionally involved with a video game character before, but that has all changed with TLOU. This is game is freaking amazing. I felt like the voice acting and the characters were done very well. I've shed some tears watching sad movies before, but never in a game. There were some moments in TLOU that it almost brought tears to my eyes. It's such a dreadful environment, but it had moments of beauty. I think Ellie is my game favorite character.

With that said, it wasn't the gameplay that made it a good game for me, it was the characters and watching them form a bond.
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Yeah, bioshock infinite looks like a game for children after playing TLOU. Naughty dog had the bravery to make a game for actual adults.

I really liked infinite as well, but for me there was no connection with Elizabeth. I never felt like I had to take care of her. Ellie, on the other hand, I wanted to take care and protect her.
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That movie was amazing. I hope I never watch it again...

Then the book will blow you away further.
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I wish there was just a little bit more arrows in the game. I found out about midway through the game the bow is a beastly weapon and silent.
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I wish there was just a little bit more arrows in the game. I found out about midway through the game the bow is a beastly weapon and silent.

On that topic, anyone figure out the best place to shoot an enemy with an arrow to try and prevent the arrow from breaking?

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On that topic, anyone figure out the best place to shoot an enemy with an arrow to try and prevent the arrow from breaking?

Felt pretty random, like life.
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That movie was amazing. I hope I never watch it again...

I agree. It was great but such an emotionally fatiguing movie.

Need to play more Last of US, hopefully tonight I can make some progress.
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I've never been sad or emotionally involved with a video game character before, but that has all changed with TLOU. This is game is freaking amazing. I felt like the voice acting and the characters were done very well. I've shed some tears watching sad movies before, but never in a game. There were some moments in TLOU that it almost brought tears to my eyes. It's such a dreadful environment, but it had moments of beauty. I think Ellie is my game favorite character.

With that said, it wasn't the gameplay that made it a good game for me, it was the characters and watching them form a bond.

I felt the game play and the difficulty didn't get in the way of the story. I played on hard and it was just hard enough. Where there were spots that were difficult, there was a way for me to run or try to solve the problem without just blasting my way through.

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I felt the game play and the difficulty didn't get in the way of the story. I played on hard and it was just hard enough. Where there were spots that were difficult, there was a way for me to run or try to solve the problem without just blasting my way through.

I don't think the game got in the way of the story. I'm just saying that for me, this was the first time in a game where it wasn't only about gameplay. The story mattered to me, and I really felt the characters. They did an excellent job with the voice acting (not sure if that is the correct term for it).
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I felt the game play and the difficulty didn't get in the way of the story. I played on hard and it was just hard enough. Where there were spots that were difficult, there was a way for me to run or try to solve the problem without just blasting my way through.

The only thing that I felt really got in the way, was the scavenger hunt aspect. They have really got to find a better way to flesh out some of the details in the world without such a distracting mechanic. If someone I care about is in danger, the last thing I'm going to want to do is search every corner of every room for scraps of paper.

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The only thing that I felt really got in the way, was the scavenger hunt aspect. They have really got to find a better way to flesh out some of the details in the world without such a distracting mechanic. If someone I care about is in danger, the last thing I'm going to want to do is search every corner of every room for scraps of paper.

It would be nice to see the ability to turn off scavenger hunts so that the interactions do not need a scrap of paper to trigger.
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It would be nice to see the ability to turn off scavenger hunts so that the interactions do not need a scrap of paper to trigger.
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Yeah. I feel like its really at odds with creating a strong narrative. It causes a dissonance with the motivations of the character and the player, and it can really break the immersion. Particularly towards the end of the game, diverting your attention away from your objective towards searching every corner for treasures felt kind of ridiculous.

There were times when scavenging and exploration felt appropriate, but they didn't do a good enough job separating those segments from the ones where your attention needed to be more focused. There was a pretty crucial one that I missed towards the end that would have completely changed my perspective on a certain character, and it was found right in the middle of a scene where time is of the essence.

I'm not sure how they can strike that balance without completely removing that stuff.

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I played the first and second ones about half way through on each..... I guess they didn't really hold my interest that much. TLOU just grabbed me and didn't let go, and the controls/shooting/melee feel so much tighter and refined when compared to the initial melee fight scene from UC3

I guess maybe I should give UC3 at least 2-3 hours.... I played for about 45 mins last night.

Don't bother. If you weren't into Uncharted 1 & 2 (with Uncharted 2 being the superior game out of all three), then I don't know what you'd expect to get from Uncharted 3.
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Don't bother. If you weren't into Uncharted 1 & 2 (with Uncharted 2 being the superior game out of all three), then I don't know what you'd expect to get from Uncharted 3.

I went back to play Uncharted 2 and just couldn't get into it...

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This game is amazing! I'm not sure how far I've made it, but I'm about 13 hours into it. I suspect I'm moving a little slower than most, but this is the first game I've played where stealth was a necessary part of the game play. It took some getting used to, but now that I've got the hang of it, it's quite a lot of fun.

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I thought the intro was amazing, but then the game became a mediocre let down for me. Its not what I expected andfind myself getting bored after about 30 min of game play. I just got a little past the part where you get the bow an arrow and am not impressed. I doubt Ill be able to do a second playthrough as i am barely getting through the first. I think the original resident evil on the ps1 was a million times better. How are people calling TLOU a masterpiece¿¿¿
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I thought the intro was amazing, but then the game became a mediocre let down for me. Its not what I expected andfind myself getting bored after about 30 min of game play. I just got a little past the part where you get the bow an arrow and am not impressed. I doubt Ill be able to do a second playthrough as i am barely getting through the first. I think the original resident evil on the ps1 was a million times better. How are people calling TLOU a masterpiece¿¿¿
Same way people are calling Game of Thrones a good tv show. I think it sucks. Different strokes and all. It's more a masterpiece with the subject matter and story that it deals with. It's a HARD R game and not because it has boobs in it. I hope more developers do this.
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I am still waiting on watching Game of Thrones. Anime like Bleach and Naruto have taught me to wait until the show is almost done to get involved. I hate that wait for the next season a year later or a week for the next issue/episode.

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I am still waiting on watching Game of Thrones. Anime like Bleach and Naruto have taught me to wait until the show is almost done to get involved. I hate that wait for the next season a year later or a week for the next issue/episode.

At the rate they're going, you're probably going to have to wait another decade...

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"How are people calling TLOU a masterpiece¿¿¿

Because it connected with them on a certain level that most games do not. Same as a movie, a book, TV show, etc. I also think age and maturity have a lot of influence on certain things (not saying anyone here is immature for not liking the game). For instance, I'll be 30 in August, and I still find Kubricks' The Shining film incredibly creepy and scary, yet most of my younger friends (18-24 range) find it completely dull and boring. I don't understand it but I realize that there is a generational gap. Attention spans just aren't what they used to be.

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Same way people are calling Game of Thrones a good tv show. I think it sucks. Different strokes and all. It's more a masterpiece with the subject matter and story that it deals with. It's a HARD R game and not because it has boobs in it. I hope more developers do this.

Coincidentially, I think game of Thrones sucks. I was able to do two seasons of Mad Men before I got bored, but could not even last half an episode of Game of Thrones. Anyway, to me the original resident evil on the PS1 constitutes a masterpiece (cheezy acting and all). In fact, the original alone in the dark on the PC was the true masterpiece (RE1 actually stole a lot from AITD) and Dead Space 1 was pretty close to being one as well ( even though it stole a ton from Event Horizon). I love the survival horror genere, but find TLOU to be lacking. We will see if my opinion changes after I finish it, but so far I am finding much more suspense, excitement, actiona, drama and horror with NHL 13 online league play eek.gif

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Because it connected with them on a certain level that most games do not. Same as a movie, a book, TV show, etc. I also think age and maturity have a lot of influence on certain things (not saying anyone here is immature for not liking the game). For instance, I'll be 30 in August, and I still find Kubricks' The Shining film incredibly creepy and scary, yet most of my younger friends (18-24 range) find it completely dull and boring. I don't understand it but I realize that there is a generational gap. Attention spans just aren't what they used to be.

I'm 36 and have been gaming since 1982 (Atari 2600), which by my calculations means that I have been gaming longer then you have been alive lol. Also, the shining is not creepy. Seriously dude its not creepy at all, however, The Shining is THE SCARIEST FUGGING MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Creepy does not do that Mind FUK of a film justice at all!
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i think game of thrones is THE BEST tv show ever made. i never read the books but i heard they are even better. it very addicting. characters are complex. story line is very well written. and character development is done very well. its a show where if theres nothing in it except people talking and plotting, its still more interesting than 99.9% of the junk you watch on tv these days especially THE WALKING DEAD. dont give me no storyline and bunch of zombie stabbings. give me some good dialog and a story thar gets you thinking for weeks after the show is over. and thats where G.O.T excels and best at. if your a kid and looking for naked women and zombies. then game of thrones isnt for you. go watch walking dead and porn. there are naked women in GOT though tongue.gif
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Game of Thrones is pretentious as hell if you ask me.

Hell, I love The Walking Dead.

Is it perfect? No, far from it.

But I remember saying for years that they should create a zombie TV show. I was sceptical at first that there would be next to no violence or gore since it's on AMC, but they sure as hell haven't disappointed in that department.

The Walking Dead is what it is, an intriguing zombie gore fest.

And that's totally fine by me.
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Like I said earlier, the gameplay was good enough not to get in the way of the story and the story is what this game was about for me. I enjoyed seeing the characters evolve and develop a bind with each other. I was really glad to see that the ending wasn't cliche like I expected it to be.

I'm fading on The Walking Dead. The writing of the show has gotten so poor over this last season.

And I love Game of Thrones.

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Like I said earlier, the gameplay was good enough not to get in the way of the story and the story is what this game was about for me. I enjoyed seeing the characters evolve and develop a bind with each other. I was really glad to see that the ending wasn't cliche like I expected it to be.

Yep. Not enough of that out there.
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Just bought it 2 days ago.

Holy sh*t this game is amazing!

Already in my Top 5 all-time. And when I'm finished, it could honestly jump to #1.
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Anybody else playing it in survivor? I'm also getting all the collectibles. It's my third play through.
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This is the first time I have played any Sony first party game that would justify the purchase of the system just to play it. Even though the Uncharteds were similar graphically and from a gameplay perspective the story was no where near as compelling. Killzone, Infamous...meh, just not for me.

Best single player game of this generation? Maybe. The only one that drew me in more was Skyrim...but that was more due to the hundreds of hours of gameplay exploring the open world than character development or story.

If there is going to be more TLOU on PS4, I'm all in!!!

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