The Last of Us Part II (PS4)



  • @brannox
    Fuck, seriously? I know the first is like 6-8ish hours but is pretty easily replayable.

    There goes my plan to do a marathon replay session on my next holiday, cause I'm not doing another 30-48 hour session for awhile.



  • @paulmci27

    Nice to see his channel getting more love, also surprised to see him post something so soon for so recent.



  • @dmcmaster Yes. I'm the type who tries to look in every corner and crevice in every area to try and find as many resources as possible, so you could theoretically shave about 5 or so hours if you fly through it, but yeah, this is a long one.



  • @brannox
    I'm the same way, but even my playthrus end up super short. Hell I think my Death Stranding play thru was on the "short" end from others (89 hours)

    Anyway I briefly mentioned this in my spoiler thoughts but to ask the question in less spoilery context, and because I doubt Sony will retire the franchise anytime soon. What do you want to see from a another The Last of Us?

    Personally I've always thought that the franchise is perfect for a anthology series, maybe a cameo from past/future characters (depending on when said game takes place)



  • @dmcmaster In short, I don't.

    The last half dozen hours have left me, for lack of a more proper and accurate term, upset because the decisions that get made by the characters makes me feel like the outcome could have been avoided.

    That said, what happens, happened. There really isn't any redemption from here.



  • @brannox
    Personally I think Joel and Ellie should have been "retired " after the first game, mostly because I feel that any continuation would ruin the sorta sweet/dark/ambiguous nature the way TLOU1 ended.



  • @dmcmaster The Last of Us is 15 hours long on average. A rushed playthrough is still going to set you back about 10 hours.



  • @hazz3r Not if you manage to get Joel to perform a successful backwards long jump on the first abandoned car you see in Level 2.



  • @el-shmiablo
    Don't forget to frame skip during the intro



  • You can comfortably beat TLOU in 3.5-4 hours on Normal-Easy difficulty and skipping cut scenes, so I'd imagine if you plat TLOU Pt II on Normal or Easy, skip cutscenes, and only grab enough ammo and power through, you can shave like 50-70% of the game length.



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  • And the credits finally roll



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    Angry Joe review is out. late.



  • 2-3 weeks after release is Angry Joe's normal time frame.

    Anyway finished it last night, was shocking closer to the ending then I thought. Still formulating



  • @b-cell Watched a couple of his reviews before the guy talks a lot & says absolutely nothing. Empty calories.



  • I used to like Angry Joe reviews cause he's go into minutiae about smaller details but I agree with the empty calories statement, he just goes on about story and what-if's rather than reviewing what is available.



  • @dipset
    He's been hit or miss for awhile, I think it's just due to "THE ALGORITHM " (insert dun,dun,duuuuunnnnn). And having to cover things he might not have much interest in because well stuff relating to X Is what's getting all the clicks.

    Like I was personally hoping he would cover the other Yakuza games after trying 0 and he's been radio Silent on the franchise since



  • @dmcmaster

    I respect his right to cover whatever he wants, but you know when people are pandering to a very specific "outrage" audience when every video fits into the binary of "FAIL" or "WIN". Companies, decisions people make, the quality of video games, the topics that surround them seem to all fall into the binary of absolute demonstrable failure, or 'epic win' and that binary is ridiculous.

    Even within TLOU Pt 2 discussion there are people having respectable debates about some of the characters in the game. Nobody I see writing for Guardian, Kotaku, Polygon, etc, are resorting to "ABSOLUTE FAILURE" in their dialogue.

    One example that comes to mind is this specific type of YouTube channel / fanbase writing off Battlefield V for having female characters. When we universally agreed that that isn't a good reason to write a game off, then they have to resort to more rational arguments like how the game itself is "TERRIBLE".

    Well, I finally played it. It's really good... It is not even close to being the best Battlefield game but this is what I mean by these YouTube channels promoting a binary between failure and success. This game is clearly somewhere down the middle but being average won't get them clicks so they resort to anger and outrage and it's ridiculous.



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

    https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-sTlYUeT8o

    Angry Joe review is out. late.

    I wonder if Sonys PR department also contacted him lol.

    I agree completely with his comments on how the characters were handled/treated, I felt exactly the same way. Seems though that he also felt the need to over-clarify that by saying that, it doesn't just simply mean they're angry someone died.



  • Y'all need spoiler tags in your life.