My copy should be here on release day, but I'm going out of town until late Sunday evening, so I won't be able to rip into this until Monday, earliest.
I am so psyched. The first game is one of my favorite games of all time. I've played and replayed it countless times. The story is just so wonderful. I loved the ending. I loved that they went where they went. For a very long time I was hoping they wouldn't make a sequel, because it's the perfect stand-alone game.
But now I'm really excited for Pt. 2. I'm not sure what is going to happen - I've tried to avoid any reports or spoilers about it. I have a feeling something bad will happen to Joel (please don't confirm my suspicions - I want to find out through the game) and I'll be really upset if something does happen to him.
I want to see if Ellie finds out Joel lied at the end of the first game. How is that going to play out.
I've watched a few videos just to peek at how the mechanics look - and it looks different - more Uncharted in feeling, but that looks like it will be good.
I'm really really excited. I don't normally get excited about many games (Team Ico stuff I do, RDR2 got me pretty excited).
Hyped, and outside of the initial release videos a year or so, maybe more ago I haven't looked at anything. It's just one of those games that you don't really need to watch gameplay to know you'll probably like it. When I did re play LoU recently I must say the controls make no sense. It's nothing like any other action game, control wise.
Supposedly, my preorder should arrive on release day, so I'm pretty psyched. I just recently finished the platinum for TLOU Remastered (easily one of the toughest ones I've ever gotten), so I was a little relieved to see how much easier the trophy list is for TLOU 2. (It doesn't even have any difficulty-related trophies which was really expected given what the first game required.)
I will be ready. Read alot of BB orders for the CE and Ellie edition got cancelled, glad mine wasnt among them. I was a bit worried right up until the shipping confirmation. Seems the delays messed it up in their system for some
And I would assume this is a new engine, or at the very least, a heavily modified one from the first game. All accounts I've seen say this runs slightly better on a regular PS4 performance wise, and while it looks better on a Pro, it's not the huge difference you see in some games. To me, that's more impressive from the normal ps4 position
> Depends where you go on Reddit. It's easy to avoid trash if you're not subscribed
> to it.
Of course, but there's a whole subreddit, I think its LastofUs2, dedicating to trashing everything about this unreleased game. I've seen some snippets of posts there, but I haven't visited the actual sub because I'm avoiding spoilers.
> |>> Depends where you go on Reddit. It's easy to avoid trash if you're not subscribed
> |>> to it.
>> Of course, but there's a whole subreddit, I think its LastofUs2, dedicating to
>> everything about this unreleased game. I've seen some snippets of posts there,
>> I haven't visited the actual sub because I'm avoiding spoilers.
> Wait, what? There's an entire subreddit dedicated to bashing The Last of Us II? That
> is just so sad lol. Is this really all just because Ellie is gay?
To be fair, their grievances seem to run the gamut from that to complaints about Neil Druckmann, to all kinds of crap. Some probably legitimate, but to be so staunchly entrenched against something like a video game that you devote communities to bashing it when you can just ignore it blows my mind. To some, it's an offense that the game even exists and the self righteousness there is off the charts. But - it's the internet, so we come to expect these kinds of things, and especially with a high profile title such as this.
I put this next part in a spoiler because it's a mini-rant (no actual Last of Us 2 spoilers or even Last of Us 2 discussion really). I understand some wouldn't want to read that, so I put it behind a tag.
When I first play a game, I like to play with the vision in mind that the developers cultivated when they created it. My opinions on things may and likely would be different from theirs, but its a form of entertainment and I like to be immersed. Growing up, I was exposed to a lot of negativity from childhood experiences/relationships, so as an adult, that's an atmosphere I no longer choose to engage in. I dislike things and/or disagree with them of course, but that's where it stops for me. This constant trolling/online hating/whatever you want to call it is both a child's game and a fool's game. I think people need more hobbies.
I think Death Stranding got it cause the Kojima fanboys were acting like if you didn't give it a "10" clearly you don't understand the genius that is Kojima and the "0" came from their condescending attitude of the rabid fanboys. I would not be able to get far in that game before giving up from the gameplay loop that honestly looks boring.
Yeah, its 80GB. Those discs are only 50GB. Most devs make you download the rest these days to save costs on a second disc. I guess they decided not to. Which is why you end up seeing 20-40GB day one patches. In most cases, its actually the rest of the game.
I got through the first couple of hours. Too tired to keep playing, but it's really solid so far. I am playing it on Hard and it hasn't been much of a challenge so far. Hopefully that changes when I get a little further in and things open up.
Oh, and I just saw a scene where Ellie kisses a girl. Shocking stuff. I mean, she kisses her on the mouth!
That's a lot of pathetic incels jealous that 2 women can have sex together.
But with all the outrage over the "gay agenda" people I'm surprised there's no outrage over when someone said "Do you think I'm retarded?" I know a lot of people get ridiculously mad/offended when that word is used.
Why are you so certain that their dislike for the game is solely tied to the lesbian aspect of the title? I've no doubt that some close minded ingrates would go that route, but other reviews like Skill Up didn't rate the game overly positive and it seemed to have nothing to do with that aspect.
> Why are you so certain that their dislike for the game is solely tied to the lesbian
> aspect of the title? I've no doubt that some close minded ingrates would go that
> route, but other reviews like Skill Up didn't rate the game overly positive and it
> seemed to have nothing to do with that aspect.
Skill Up is what, one of a handful of reviewers who didn't love the game? It doesn't matter how critically acclaimed a game is, there will always be a handful of reviewers who don't love it. That's a given and perfectly understandable.
What Kommie is referring to has nothing to do with sane individuals like Skill Up who give their honest opinion. It has everything to do with trolls who are review bombing the game and harassing the cast and devs on Twitter because apparently having a same-sex relationship in a video game is the equivalent of forcing the "gay agenda" down people's throats. Go read these posts. Go read some of the articles being published about this. It's pretty obvious what these people are upset about. It's beyond pathetic, really.
If the entire plot of the game revolved around the "gay agenda" maybe I could see a reason to complain, but that isn't the plot of the game at all. And even then you always have the option of not playing it.
@Heavyd814life thanks for explaining, I hadn't been bothering with reading the negative trolling since we all know how garbage those degenerates can be, especially for horse crape things like that. Shame
> just had some fun with human enemies/clickers in the same room. Plan bomb, throw
> rock near bomb. Clickers vs Humans. Kill up the winner.
The red room? I just did something similar. Except I used the distraction/stun bomb and threw it right at the guys with guns. And the clickers swarmed them. When it was over I only had to kill one clicker, lol.
I got to where I'm headed to Seattle. This is probably the first game that when given the chance to stealth, I don't always take it - the combat system is really fluid once you get the hang of it and take advantage of the contextual environment. Really digging it so far
I think what I like most about the game so far is how exploration and discovery are handled in that big open area. It all feels so organic and I've loved being able to go off the beaten path to find upgrades (found the holster @kommie mentioned earlier), hear bits of dialogue unique to a location, and even see some missable scenes. Just really good level design. Reminds me a bit of the way exploration is handled in Lost Legacy.
Still getting to grips with the combat. I've kinda stunk in the couple of firefights I've been involved in (should probably dodge and melee more), but the stealth sections are a walk in the park. Playing on Hard so I should probably try to conserve ammo.
Oh, and crap gets real fast in this game! I was not expecting that...
That open world bit goes away. I'm almost 10 hours in and its been mostly linear small areas after that initial open world section. Which I've found very odd. But it seems like its going to go back and forth with that maybe. Based on some of the trophies anyways. One is to go to every area in down town Seattle. So I'm assuming that will come back after a good deal of these linear sections.