The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

  • @dmcmaster yeah that sounds cool, I kinda want them to try out cities with extensive underground areas next, just to really pump the claustrophobic horror feel of the game. Also, if they ever explore non-US areas, it would be perfect to showcase more mutated forms of the infected. It would be cool to see some new enemies that are only found in certain locations because the mutation determinants are localized in that location or whatever.

  • @bam541
    Fuck the part with the Rat King already damn near gave me a heart attack. Can barley imagine what someplace like the French Catacombs would do to me lol

  • Awesome boss. It was really stressful to kill that thing.

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    That whole encounter was very stressful, from the introduction to the chase to the final showdown. I was getting Souls vibes the whole time because of how intimidating the whole experience was.

  • The Rat King was straight outta The Evil Within and I wish The Last of Us as a series leaned into that type of gameplay more than it does because nobody does control and movement as well as TLOU. Fuck that whole section is S C A R Y.

    Also, randomly watched this last night on YouTube -
    Joel - Future Days (from The Last of Us Part II)
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    I think this is one of the best scenes in the series, especially given the context of both games and their outcomes. I went back and listened to the Pearl Jam version and the live performance by Eddie Vedder and I legitimately feel like this cover version just breaths so much energy into the lyrics that I wouldn't have connected with at all if I took the song in on it's own.

  • @dmcmaster damn the french catacomb monster would be creepy as heck, imagine it somehow incorporating a bunch of human skulls from there to it's body, and it's like this multi skulled thing with fungus heads coming out of the eye holes.

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  • Can you guys tell me the tense track that plays first just before Ellie goes to the basement at the mansion? At 1.30 on the last Abby trailer:

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    It was an awesome track to put you in a mood. Chills!!

    Edit: Found it!

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    Awesome track to get you in the mood!!!

  • Great story for the final chapter, just chills man!

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    Just not sure about visiting Joel's house.

  • WOW! Can't believe they are spinning this off so soon.

    Ellie & Abbie Trailer
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  • I am watching the last scene again and I want them to announce new game without showing anything at the start of the video but Ellie's hand, so we can get excited "Is it? Noo way! Ohh it is!" etc.


    Congrats to the team! First game is in the third place btw. Can't wait for what's next from Naughty Dog.

  • I just found out that you can do this, it's such a Cool Action Movie move, lol.

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    Yeah, when it comes to those small details and animation, nobody even comes remotely close to Naughty Dog.

  • @bam541

    I was really shocked about attack from above with jumping from higher places. This also looks cool. Can't wait to play it again but where is that fricking next-gen update!?

  • Hell I still remember in TLOU1 Joel has a move he can use to pull enemies off of objects that are above him, but there's only like 2 places in the whole game you can do it i think.

  • Yeah, I'm playing Spider-Man Remastered on PS5, and I'm liking it more than I originally did when I tried it in 2018. It's solid for what it is, but every time a game tries to do these cinematic details or have a bunch of animations for combat in a "AAA" high budget sort of way, even a game as high quality as Spider-Man just does cure that itch for detail like Naughty Dog does.

    Like when Peter is walking through the FEST community center and chatting up the locals or staff, I can't help but think, "yeah... Naughty Dog would've done this better"

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    I still can't believe what a game this was! I want to play it again but ND and Sony keep waiting for that PS5 upgrade, probably because of including the multiplayer and sell it again in a remastered manner. Hopefully that won't happen and they just give the PS5 upgrade for free...

  • A really insightful article about one of my favorite small moments in the game.

  • @bam541
    I'm honestly surprised there wasn't an extra moment like that part. Granted (haven't read the article yet) the game also foreshadows it by accident as if you try running before going to the bench she runs at full speed like in any enemy encounter, also depending on where you enter you can actually hear them talking (at least with 3D headphones you can)