squally1313 wrote:Throwing this here, potentially should be in the video game thread, whatever.
Clearly not going to be able to avoid spoilers on Last of Us....not really upset about it, it is what it is. I haven't played the game and saw it's only like a 15 hour playthrough. Watched the first episode, loved it, planning on watching the second episode at some point this week. Kids/job/etc means I can't just take a weekend and knock the game out, would probably be a few weeks to get through the game....is it worth it to go that route and then catch up on the show after?
Yes. It’s the best video game I’ve ever played.
From a gameplay perspective it is basically Uncharted 3 with limited climbing/platforming, tank-like enemies, very limited resources and a heavy focus on stealth/avoiding large battles. Its like if MGS3 met Uncharted, I guess. If that came off as a criticism it isn’t, its extremely fun and engaging to play. But obv the story is the main draw. The way they present the story and develop the characters is completely unmatched in any other game Ive played. The only videogame story I’d put even close to on par with TLOU is actually MGS3. But MGS3 didn’t even have a great story until the ending came up and punched you in the gut. Taking in TLOU’s story is amazing right from the word go.
Yeah, if you can make time, I’d recommend playing it.