The Last of Us Part II (PS4)



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    Jak shows up thru a portal with a cure



  • Going through and reading these review synopsis' on Metacritic. So many are saying things like, Naughty Dog has outdone themselves; Naughty Dog has built upon their formula and pushed it further; this is Naughty Dog's best game to date; this is the best game of the generation. And I'm out here thinking how a game could possibly be better than Uncharted 4? Does Ellie get in a fight in a Panamanian prison yard?

    I liked one line in that Washington Post article. He essentially says TLOU Pt II isn't as concerned with its world. I'm thrilled to read that. On repeat playthoughs of TLOU, I don't need to go into detail about the quarantine zones, and the ethos of the Fireflies. It's all second fiddle to the character bonds so I'm glad they dialed into that instead.



  • I've personally seen all of the leaks and I must admit I'm someone who no longer wants to buy it. I found the initial LoU to be mediocre at best but the narrative of the sequel I already dislike as well as the treatment of the main characters.



  • @sheria said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    I've personally seen all of the leaks and I must admit I'm someone who no longer wants to buy it. I found the initial LoU to be mediocre at best but the narrative of the sequel I already dislike as well as the treatment of the main characters.

    sher, you should get Doom Eternal instead. its masterpiece.


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    Concerning the spoilers, without saying what they are: I really don't understand why TLOU2 using pretty common narrative elements has people so up in arms. Like, so many other books, movies, television shows, etc do these exact same things and don't attract anywhere near the amount of ire I see thrown TLOU2's way.


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    Jesus Christ. I don't think I've ever cringed at a post as hard as I have that one. Like, wow. That's actually impressive.

    For a minute, let's actually pretend that you are correct and there is a trans person in the game.
    Why is that a problem?
    What makes having a trans person as a protagonist any less valid than having a straight white dude in his 20's to 40's?

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  • @ezekiel said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    On a different subject, while I find transgenderism a delusion and the current methods extremely crude, there are still stories dealing with the subject or having trans characters that I really appreciate, like the Japanese new wave movie Funeral Parade of Roses and that long chapter in Sandman. I just don't expect something like that from some woke douche from California.

    This is really off base. If you don't have something nice to say then don't say it. No need to make comments that bring a group of people down in order to lift up your "superior" taste in film. You can like those movies without disregarding the meaningful existence of an entire group of people.



  • Folks we've been down this road before. Do not engage, I repeat do not engage.



  • It kind of turns me on when Zeke talks about new wave Japanese film

    Last of Us 2 looks cool also



  • I'll wait to play this since what I've seen doesn't really drive me crazy, and I got a bit curious and finally looked at the spoilers, and man to the people that find the twist offensive or that it damages the game concept, I honestly don't know what to say ... maybe stop living in the 50s I guess.



  • @b-cell said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    @sheria said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    I've personally seen all of the leaks and I must admit I'm someone who no longer wants to buy it. I found the initial LoU to be mediocre at best but the narrative of the sequel I already dislike as well as the treatment of the main characters.

    sher, you should get Doom Eternal instead. its masterpiece.

    Yeah, yeah. It's on the list ^. ^


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  • Before this conversation goes further, I think it's important we all ask ourselves the most important question of internet discourse:

    Do you really believe that your next post will move the conversation forward in any way towards some sort of mutual understanding?
    If no, do not post/engage.
    If yes, stop lying to yourself and move on with your life.



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    Look man. All I am trying to say is that you should keep opinions that dehumanize people to yourself. Your original post that I took offence to had no connecting tissue from calling a vulnerable group of people delusional and your criticism of Druckmann.

    At this point, I'm not really looking for that criticism either. I just think you should be more cognizant of what you say to and about people.


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  • I have been thinking about how to word this for a while because one part of my brain wants to just say "fuck off," but the other, more rational part is telling me that being uncivil helps nobody, so here's two "transgender people for dummies" articles. Zeke, you are literally ignoring science to spew hate.

    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/research-on-the-transgender-brain-what-you-should-know/

    http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/gender-lines-science-transgender-identity/



  • Been awhile since I played a game from midnight release for 5 hours straight.
    Will say one visual effect that I think was meant to simulate gnats had me thinking my TV was about to die. Wasn't till I left the room when the screen cleared up.