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Hello fellow gamers, Flounderboy here. Lately I've been reading any and all information that I can get about Naughty Dog's new upcoming IP "The Last Of Us". Recently Gameinformer had a talk with the directors of the game and I have to say what they're planning on has gotten me even more excited. Comprehensive AI, dynamic enemies that aren't simply there for you to play "whack-a-mole", the use of stealth, non-regenerative health, first aid that actually takes time to heal you, and of course beautiful set pieces. You can watch the video of the directors talking about some of their ideas for "The Last of Us" here. So what say you Spill gamers? Do you think Naughty Dog's new venture will be a breath of fresh air? Are you tired of post-apocalyptic games? Or is "The Last Of Us" simply not on your radar?
I just read the article/watched the video. Yea, their choices for inspiration are pretty smart and it seems like they're putting a lot of attention to this new IP.
Considering it is a Naughty Dog game, I am expecting an extremely linear run of the mill game with writing that is somehow regarded as the height of video game writing.
I'm a huge fan on Uncharted, however that hasn't stopped me from looking at it subjectively. Yes it is linear and downright formulaic now but I don't think it would be fair to call it run of the mill or suggest that the writing is average. I will admit that I think the amount of hype and critic jizz that the series has received has been a detriment to the series' growth but I still consider it a shining example of what a good action/adventure game can be. The fact that The Last of Us is straying away from the Uncharted formula is what really has me psyched.
I'm not saying I disagree, but what do you think the height of video game writing is right now?
Witcher was never really on my radar. How was the first one?
Really damn good, and worth the low low price of $10 on Steam.
Agreed, although the combat in the first one is very different from the second one where it's alot more finetuned and fluent. Just a heads up for those wanting to try the first game. Which is still totally awesome.
The Witcher has the advantage of being based on a pretty decent sized series of books, though. Not all video games have that leg up on the competition. On that note, I do wish we'd see more games based on book series.
Ghost Trick, Portal 2, Deus Ex, Witcher 2, etc.
Naughty Dog and Insomniac are the two most overrated developers working today.