It has been pushed back to fall.
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RE: The Last of Us Part II (PS4)
RE: The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2011!
I skipped school to play it
I was in the school team and had my afternoons free because of the matches; went directly to the cafe to finish it in 3 sittings.
Overall, this is the second best entry in the franchise IMO. It's definitely the game that defined my current taste in games. Writing this whole thing just makes me want to replay it again...
While I am sad about its place in the list, I didn't surprised that much about it honestly, at least from my time spent around here.
What can I say? Uncharted is my favourite franchise ever and Nathan Drake is my favourite video game character ever also. This is the first Uncharted game I played. I just love the feeling of this game. I remember the time when it was first revealed and then I saw the demo on Jimmy Fallon Show about the burning chateau. It was a love at first sight I tell you.
Story was fun, Nate-Elena was so cute, Sully was the man! Also Nate's greed, Marlowe as a villian, the feeling of adventure were really good parts. And those set-pieces, just wow! To this day I still didn't see anything like that famous plane scene, mind blowing! A little earlier from that scene
Nate's talk with Elena, leaving Elena there, being sad, trying to catch the plane by running, couldn't make it and THEN Elena comes out of nowhere with her jeep and hooting, jumping on her jeep and getting into that plane! ''I'm playing a fricking A+ blockbuster movie here!!!!''
Another thing to add:
I was really glad to know Sully is not dead.
When it comes to action-adventures with similar ideas, this series still doesn't have a strong opponent. Uncharted 4 is my all time favourite, Lost Legacy was great too. Can't wait to see my boy in the next gen.
RE: Vote for the forum's GOTY 2011!
I remember like yesterday that the battle between PS3vsX360 became UC3vsGeoW3. Also remembering the E3 from that year. Everbody's compliments for Batman: Arkham City. And also, it is an important year for me; because until 2010's october, video games were just things that I play for 1-2 hours alone in cafes or footbal matches/CS matches with friends. After I got my hands on a video game magazine(with a lot of hesitance) slowly I became a gamer. I remember that while I was reading that magazine for the first time I didn't understand most of it and became bored in the first try and regretted buying it. But after my second try to read -with a determined mind set- I slowly started to search, watch, read about all things in the medium and here I am after 10 years with this memory, deciding a list from my first full gaming year!
Summer Game Fest
It can be nice to talk all the news under this topic through all summer. On one hand it's good to have something for all summer but on the other hand I like E3 week as packed as possible but now it won't be like that and more scattered.
Events that are known for now:
May 7th – Inside Xbox – 08:00 PT, 11:00 ET,
May 12th – Sunrise #1 (surprise game reveal with Geoff Keighley – 09:00 PT, 12:00 ET
June 19th – 14th – Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition
June 11th – Cyberpunk 2077 special broadcast – TBD
June 11th – EA Play – 16:00 PT, 19:00 ET
July 11th – Technocon 2020 (Digital Extremes provides update for Warframe) – TBD
August 24th – Gamescom Opening Night Live – 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET
RE: The Last of Us Part II (PS4)
I didn't write something this long for a media in a looong time, so if anyone is interested, here is my thoughts about the game.(It's a bit sloppy)
The Last of Us was a masterpiece, it’s still the best 2nd game ever I’ve ever played. I remember the 2nd game’s announcement, I couldn’t believe it when I first saw the news and while I was watching the trailer tears started to drop. Then I’ve waited for 3.5 years to play it, I also remember how I got excited after E3 demo, it was coming better than ever. Then unfortunately leaks happened, people started campaigns to destroy it by spoiling everywhere, as much as I tried to avoid them I saw a couple things and also my expectations about the game shaked and I started to feel ‘’Is it going to be that bad?’’ and I was afraid to find out that honestly. But ND was my favourite dev and I was already get used to that big spoiler by the time I started to play the game, so in a sense I was prepared for it.
First things first, The Last of Us Part II have 2 big flaws and these things keep it from be better than the first game:
-Story isn’t as strong/impactful as the first game.
-Soundtrack is much weaker than the first game.
Also some other flaws that are not as big as the above ones:
-Except the last one, I didn’t care a lot about none of the flashback scenes.
-Joel pushed aside more than I expected; this is not ‘’Joel and Ellie’s story’’, it’s ‘’Ellie and Abby’s story’’ for sure.
-Owen is one of the weakest ND created characters and he was the most boring one from Abby’s side of the story.
-It could be shorter than current version.
Now that we spilled all the poison, I can start to tell how awesome every other thing is:
Gameplay is really good. I loved all the new things they added. Dodge and prone are game changers. Using the environment for stealth and running away, sliding between those gaps etc. Also silencer is a really great addition. Combat is really fun because of how dodge mechanic works. Also, playing as Abby and using the ‘’Momentum’’ upgrade was another satisfying thing. I am just unsure about the ‘’feeling the kill’’; I feel like both melee and weapons were more satisfying and solid in the first one. Another great thing is the AI, they are really smart and corner you in short time, they don’t wait behind covers to get shot and if they are more than 2, it is really challenging(I loved the part where Jessie just left at the mall and as Ellie using underwater for stealth, I was expecting to use it since I saw swimming is involved in previous chapters). Scars are really dangerous, their bow&arrow and whistles are intimidating.(Sniping them from the top of a subway was one of the best moments from the game). I am a little bit sad about replacing the nail bomb with new mine, beacuse we were able to throw nail bomb unlike mine. :/
Making Ellie and Abby’s gameplay different both melee and weapon wise was a good choice. You can feel Abby’s military background and Ellie’s survivor type. Another thing is Abby’s chapters starting from the woods was more enjoyable and interesting than Ellie’s chapters, I almost felt like they did it on purpose and gave the best parts to Abby.
When I come to the story I can say that it was really nice, like I said it isn’t better than the first game but still it’s solid and worthy story to tell. It was very interesting to feel all the anger at first for Abby and getting satisfaction from the all the kills but at the end those feelings weren’t strong as before. I don’t like Abby so much but I can say that I understand her and I’m not dissapointed about letting her go. My only complain is about her torturing to Joel, it’s just there to make player even more angrier and filled with revenge. Abby would have just kill him without torturing. Another funny thing is I hated at first to play as Abby and I was saying to myself that ‘’Don’t try to make me empathize with her, I hate her and I hope she dies’’ but with Lev&Yara I started to feel different for Abby. ‘’You are my people’’ scene was the climax of it I guess. Still, I would be pretty pissed if the final fight was Abby’s beating of Ellie, thank God it wasn’t. That fight was interesting, I can’t say I enjoy it a lot but it was a very rare occasion even first time maybe that I wasn’t feeling sad at all whenever Ellies kills Abby; in fact I was enjoying it. :DDD
Last part of the game is what gets me the most, I have a problem about farm part because it causes a pacing problem. I’m glad it wasn’t the epilogue because it would be unsatisfying. After all the things both Ellie and Abby been through I wasn’t as obsessed as before about the revenge but Ellie was and final fight began; it was sure a good feeling to beat the shit out of Joel’s killer but when Ellie started to drown her I realized I wouldn’t be as happy as I expected if she killed her, because this story showed me perspectives and what both Ellie and Abby lost for revenge and Ellie literally lost herself, it was very sad to see it. After she let them go I was sitting with the gamepad in my hand and feeling heavy because of all the impact this game made. Final flashback got me bad man, so so bad. Fricking Druckmann did this on purpose and bastard was successful at it. I was crying, I was crying and thinking all the memory this duo could make if none of this shit happened. I was crying because of all the emotions and possibilities for the dad and daughter. Another thing is this flashback added even more heartache to Ellie’s grief. I said twice now that story isn’t as strong as the first game but I can wholeheartedly say that final scene was stronger than the first one’s which I love a lot too.
So yeah, this was my experience. Part II broke me emotionally, I finished it days ago but it’s still in my mind and in my heart. I love the thought of a game can affect a person this much. It was a heartbreaking journey but if somehow the Lord gave me a second chance at this moment, I would do it all over again.
RE: Get Rid of One Game From A Franchise
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number from HM series. After the first game this one didn't live up to the hype and wasn't as fun as the first entry. What were they thinking while implementing those big maps filled with out-of-screen enemies in a game series which is known for its fast gameplay is beyond me.
RE: The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!
Late to the party like most of the time. Here it goes:
Even though I'm not into the genre, can't wait to try this one out. Just the thing about storytelling erase some of my concerns about roguelikes but need to finish other titles from the dev before this one just in case.
Ghost of Tsushima
Still didn’t get the chance to play it but I was never hyped about it at any stage so my expectations are not very high for this even though most of you guys seem to like it enough to put it in 4th place.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Never felt that it is amazing, incredible or awesome. My thoughts about the first game was like that too even though sequel is better for sure. Amazing art design, nice soundtrack, above average level design, boring combat, repetitive chase sequences, awful sound glitches. It was a good metroidvania and succesful indie, that's it.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Another example of an awesome remake for an old game. I am not far into the story yet but just with what I saw I can easily understand why it’s beloved. My main concern for right now is some dialogues and reactions feel odd. Maybe it’s a JRPG thing. Also please put real time combat decision in every turn-based game from now on!
The Last of Us Part II
One of the all time favourites of mine. Can’t believe how painful it was to play through that story but in a good way. Game’s greatest strength is forcing player to do something but with time making player adapt to it in a satisfying way. Still feel that first game is a bit above of this one but with great performances, awesome gameplay, technical magic and some really good tracks this is a masterpiece and a game to remember for years. Until Naugty Dog’s next, this is the one as good as it can get.