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Topic   The Last of Us II: Discussion Thread

Sid_Ceaser
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17-Jun(#1)
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I didn't see a thread, and the game is 2 days away.

Let's discuss when it's released!




Slickriven
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17-Jun(#2)
It was being discussed on the PS4 thread...

Heavyd814life
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17-Jun(#3)
Much better to have a dedicated thread.

Looks like my copy will be here tomorrow. Probably won't be able to dive in until Friday/Saturday, but I can't freaking wait!

Slickriven
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17-Jun(#4)
^ Don't disagree, just saying that some folks were discussing on that thread, but it's not the sole focus on the discussion, so this would be better.

Sid_Ceaser
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17-Jun(#5)

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).

I can't wait. I can't wait.


SkitZoid
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17-Jun(#6)
Psyched as well. I rarely play long or in depth games these days, but I devoured Part 1 and will make time for Part 2!
Kommie
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17-Jun(#7)
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.

Sid_Ceaser
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17-Jun(#8)
Is this a new engine from the first game?

I wonder what ever happened to Bill. . .



Slickriven
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18-Jun(#9)
Yeah I rather liked Bill and was a touch disappointed when Joel didn't tell him about Tess - guess his lies should have been a good foreshadowing...

Bleed_DukeBlue
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18-Jun(#10)
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.)
Dasgessabel
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18-Jun(#11)
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
Kommie
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18-Jun(#12)
I'm sure Bill will show up just to piss off the anti LGBTQ+ crowd so they can cry more about the gays taking over everything.

Dasgessabel
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18-Jun(#13)
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
Sid_Ceaser
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18-Jun(#14)
My normal PS4 is ready! My body is ready!




Dasgessabel
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18-Jun(#15)
It should also be interesting to see the 4chan/reddit user review bomb party of this game, since they hate that it even exists.
Kommie
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18-Jun(#16)
Depends where you go on Reddit. It's easy to avoid trash if you're not subscribed to it.

Dasgessabel
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18-Jun(#17)
Kommie wrote:
> 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.
Heavyd814life
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18-Jun(#18)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> 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.

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?

Kommie
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18-Jun(#19)
Makes you wonder if these people even played the first one.... Cause Ellie, Ellies Friend who died, Bill and his "partner"

Archer
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18-Jun(#20)
Oh man, I just checked out the reddit page, fudging hell.
Dasgessabel
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18-Jun(#21)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> 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.
>
> 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. yes


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.

Kommie
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19-Jun(#22)
Apparently it's gotten the user review bomb on Metacritic, however I can't access to see it. People are pathetic.

Archer
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* 19-Jun(#23)
Kommie wrote:
> Apparently it's gotten the user review bomb on Metacritic, however I can't access
> to see it. People are pathetic.
>
>


Positive: 868 out of 4124
Mixed: 108
Negative: 3,148

I mean, ~3k people need to grow the fudge up.




Lorq
Jun 19, 2020
0
Sony for censoring anime tiddy but not the absolutely nauseating sex scene in this game. Also Abby is a terrible character that the game




Hellenic
Jun 19, 2020
0
Best golf game ever. Naughty dog teaches all of us evil golf haters how much fun golf is.





AnitaSarkisan
Jun 19, 2020
0
Absolute garbage. Not only because of SJW, but because of lack of interesting plot. ...emotions i felt wasn't the same as
Kommie
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19-Jun(#24)
I'd be careful looking though those negative reviews. Those fudges don't care about spoilers since they probably read them with no intent of playing it.

Archer
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19-Jun(#25)
Oh well. It is what it is. I'm still going to enjoy it when I get to it.
Archer
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19-Jun(#26)
Kommie wrote:
> I'd be careful looking though those negative reviews. Those fudges don't care about
> spoilers since they probably read them with no intent of playing it.
>
>

Yeah I started getting to some of those and stopped.
Dasgessabel
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19-Jun(#27)
I think some of those will be purged, but I figured that was going to happen. Trolls out in full force
Archer
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* 19-Jun(#28)
Did this also happen to death stranding? Or is only because of incels and "women are bad" bullcrap?
Dasgessabel
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* 19-Jun(#29)
I think DS had both. People giving it 0s because Kojima and people giving it 10s because Kojima.
Kommie
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* 19-Jun(#30)
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.

Kommie
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19-Jun(#31)
How long to beat has this at 20 1/2 hours to beat.

Heavyd814life
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19-Jun(#32)
Oh man lol. I probably shouldn't find this as funny as I do because it's so so sad. Who knew a story about a gay girl would get people so worked up.

My Collector's Edition is out for delivery. It as supposed to be delivered yesterday, but it got held up for some reason. Can't wait to dive in tonight!

Slickriven
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19-Jun(#33)
Game was just delivered, it's 2 disks according to the back.
Images of package, I don't have a PS4 currently, so I can't play it yet.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FgnUkm1uYRRyye8F9

Archer
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19-Jun(#34)
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.
Heavyd814life
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19-Jun(#35)
Ah, so kinda like FF7 REmake. That was 2 discs as well.

Kommie
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* 19-Jun(#36)
yeah 2 discs, install disc and play disc. i don't think I downloaded any updates.

Kommie
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19-Jun(#37)
2 hours in and I've encountered no issues on my not PRO PS4.

Dasgessabel
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19-Jun(#38)
Got my CE in. Unfortunately got things to do before I play it
Kommie
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19-Jun(#39)
At least put the install disc in for now.

Dasgessabel
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19-Jun(#40)
Yeah, I did that. It's got a 4gb update downloading as well
Kommie
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19-Jun(#41)
4 Hours in Gameplay impressions:

You can now dodge an enemy attack and then attack it without getting damage. Doesn't work with multiple enemies around though.

Upgrades work better and have to be bought in order - Listen and Movement Speed 1 - Faster Health kits - Health ETC all have to be bought in order. Training manuals unlock 2 other trees like this.

Overall combat seems easier. You can Stealth kill all enemies with your infinite knife. Pickup weapons have stamina still.

Dying and reload takes no time at all... 5 seconds maybe less and I'm on the basic PS4.

In the first open area section I found a Weapon Holster and Shotgun while exploring optional areas. So, explore.

Overall gameplay wise it's a big improvement over the first one. The first one definitely has some jank to it.

The first two hours do feel like a movie/game hybrid as it goes between 3 characters in the first section.

I have no idea if any of this stuff has been covered in gameplay videos as I never saw anything outside of the announcement videos released a year plus ago.

Kommie
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19-Jun(#42)
This is the lesbian "sex" scene all the easily offended people are getting upset about: (if there's more than 1, I haven't seen them yet)

(the spoiler contains no story stuff, it just describes the "sex" scene)



Heavy kissing

fade to black

when the scene returns to these characters, they're in their underwear talking



The outrage.

Dasgessabel
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19-Jun(#43)
Kommie wrote:
> This is the lesbian "sex" scene all the easily offended people are getting upset
> about: (if there's more than 1, I haven't seen them yet)
>
> (the spoiler contains no story stuff, it just describes the "sex" scene)
> ...
>
> The outrage.
>
>

Lol yah, when I saw that I was wondering if that was it. If that was it, then ... oof. Also, I missed some stuff apparently you listed above if you got the holster and all before that scene.
Kommie
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19-Jun(#44)
It's after that part when you leave the Jackson area.

Kommie
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19-Jun(#45)
you get to a semi open world area you can explore before moving the story, it's not hard to miss. The first 2 hours is pure linear.

Archer
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19-Jun(#46)
Kommie wrote:
> This is the lesbian "sex" scene all the easily offended people are getting upset
> about: (if there's more than 1, I haven't seen them yet)
>
> (the spoiler contains no story stuff, it just describes the "sex" scene)
> ...
>
> The outrage.
>
>

I DEMAND A REFUND!!!!

Dasgessabel
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19-Jun(#47)
Yeah I've been up and down playing and doing other things, so I probably just overlooked it. About to sit down with it fully in a bit
Kommie
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19-Jun(#48)
Archer wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> This is the lesbian "sex" scene all the easily offended people are getting upset
>> about: (if there's more than 1, I haven't seen them yet)
>>
>> (the spoiler contains no story stuff, it just describes the "sex" scene)
>> ...
>>
>> The outrage.
>>
>>
>
> I DEMAND A REFUND!!!!
>
>

Did you buy it just to get offended? Didn't Mass Effect have gay romance options? there wasn't that much outrage over that.

Archer
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19-Jun(#49)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> This is the lesbian "sex" scene all the easily offended people are getting upset
> |>> about: (if there's more than 1, I haven't seen them yet)
> |>>
> |>> (the spoiler contains no story stuff, it just describes the "sex" scene)
> |>> ...
> |>>
> |>> The outrage.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I DEMAND A REFUND!!!!
>>
>>
>
> Did you buy it just to get offended? Didn't Mass Effect have gay romance options?
> there wasn't that much outrage over that.
>
>

That was sarcasm.
Kommie
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19-Jun(#50)
I know it was.

MrBean
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19-Jun(#51)
Am I mistaken or do you lose out on the prebuy DLC if you don't enable at start of game?
Kommie
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19-Jun(#52)
No idea. What DLC could come with this though? Outfits? Alternate looking guns?

MrBean
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19-Jun(#53)
Kommie wrote:
> No idea. What DLC could come with this though? Outfits? Alternate looking guns?
>
>

Your recent Pre-Order of The Last of Us Part II qualifies you to receive the Ammo Capacity Upgrade and the Crafting Training Manual!
Kommie
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19-Jun(#54)
No idea. My pre order didn't have DLC, I think?

Kommie
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19-Jun(#55)
Sounds like it's just free early unlocks.

MrBean
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* 20-Jun(#56)
Well mother f'er... ~3 hours in. Yeah.

Seems pretty obvious who this mystery girl is.
Heavyd814life
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20-Jun(#57)
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!

sinnie
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20-Jun(#58)
I have my copy but don't know when I'll be able to start it. I was impressed and frightened by two disks.

Kommie
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20-Jun(#59)
MrBean wrote:
> Well mother f'er... ~3 hours in. Yeah.
>
> Seems pretty obvious who this mystery girl is.

Really? Who do you think she is? Cause I'm not sure really. My guess is she's related to the incident at the end of game 1 but I'm not sure. I just replayed it recently too.

Archer
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20-Jun(#60)
Positive: 7,331 out of 26150
Mixed: 691 out of 26150
Negative: 18,128 out of 26150

MMMMM, all that salt is tasty.
Kommie
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20-Jun(#61)
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.

Slickriven
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20-Jun(#62)
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.

Heavyd814life
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20-Jun(#63)
Slickriven wrote:
> 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.

Kommie
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20-Jun(#64)
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.

Archer
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20-Jun(#65)
Oh man. I stumbled into a music store. Highly recommended.
Kommie
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20-Jun(#66)
Archer wrote:
> Oh man. I stumbled into a music store. Highly recommended.

That's another thing about this game, that store has a cool little scene you can see if you find a guitar. it's very worth it to explore in this game.

Heavyd814life
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20-Jun(#67)
Literally just left the music store!

Kommie
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20-Jun(#68)
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.

Slickriven
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20-Jun(#69)
@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

Archer
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20-Jun(#70)
Kommie wrote:
> 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.
Kommie
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20-Jun(#71)
Archer wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> 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.

yeah, in the subway/train looking tunnel.

Frank
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20-Jun(#72)
I just got this yesterday! Looking forward to trying it out tonight!

Kommie
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20-Jun(#73)
Dasgessabel
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* 20-Jun(#74)
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
Bleed_DukeBlue
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20-Jun(#75)
I love this game so far. Agreed that the combat is much improved from the first game.
Heavyd814life
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20-Jun(#76)
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...

Archer
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20-Jun(#77)
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.
Kommie
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20-Jun(#78)
Yup, I'm 12 hours in or so and I haven't seen another open world area yet. I'm going to a hospital right now.

Heavyd814life
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21-Jun(#79)
Just over10 hours in myself. Such a great game! Pretty much played through the night. I don't remember the last time I did that.

MrBean
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21-Jun(#80)
Man, I'm still at 3 hours... The wife wants to watch it (we did name our kid Ellie and all). This is killing me! At least I did go finish DOOM yesterday.

Topic   The Last of Us II: Discussion Thread