And in the main game, too.
I do love Nathan Drake, but precisely because he’s a wisecracking slot machine. I just love that description of him.
In fact, if Uncharted made any missteps it’s when they delved a bit too deep into the flashback sequences in 3; those didn’t really work for me.
You’re the one propping up big budget Hollywood filmmaking as the pinnacle of storytelling! If anything, I’d guess you’re a Michael Bay afficianado, buddy.
Jurassic Park is fine. I get it: Sam Neill doesn’t want kids, so he’s thrown into a situation where he has to protect two kids and then by the end he’s ready to settle down and have kids. It’s simple and effective. It’s not complex, but it’s not trying to be. It’s just there to give the characters a purpose while they spend 2 hours trying to avoid being eaten by dinosaurs.
The Last of Us is attempting to pull off a much higher degree of difficulty and judging by how many of us are rising to its defense at the moment, it’s pretty safe to say it pulls it off.
No, I do not get your point.
I get that the opening didn’t work for you. I also get that you think I’m a sucker for being emotionally invested in Joel and Ellie’s story.
I also get that since your benchmark for character development is Jurassic Park, we literally have nothing in common.
I wouldn’t read a country music magazine for reviews on jazz albums and I wouldn’t come to you for recommendations on quality storytelling.
Jurassic Park is known as one of the greatest movies in terms of character development in recent times
This conversation is over.
wisecracking slot machines
This comparison makes no sense. You’re drowning death in numbers, which naturally distances any feeling you can have over a single one of them.
A better comparison would be if someone you casually sort of knew came up to you and said her child had cancer. You’ve never met the child, so you don’t feel any emotional attachment to it.
Plot twist: he’s European and was born on February 5, 1969.
It’s not a storytelling flaw at all, though. Joel’s daughter isn’t a main character, but the fact that she existed at all informs how we ultimately come to feel about Joel and how his relationship with Ellie grows as their story goes on.
If anything, The Last of Us is surprisingly nuanced because it lets that all unfold with patience — it’s hours before you meet Ellie, so you actually get a chance to see what Joel is like without a daughter figure in his life, which makes his transformation more powerful.
If the cross platform stuff (characters kept in the cloud) actual are true, though, it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility for me to end up with it on both platforms… probably not immediately at launch, though, and it would depend on how sticky the community for it ends up being.
I got the smackdown from aj for going high quality. He was right. It’s better when he posts his version, which is why I just summon him when I need that gif :)
See, that’s all well in good. I disagree, but where you get into trouble sharing your thoughts on the game is when you start slinging mud unnecessarily at the people who do like it:
that it had the emotional story that only pre-teens would actually feel somewhat anything for.
Comments like that are why the internet is in a perpetual state of argument. You were fine up until that point and that bit serves no purpose but to rile up the other side.
No no, I get it totally. I was the one being a poo during E3; the whole thread turned into a massive hype machine for stuff we won’t see for a year! I know why the long cycle of preview and hype exists and it’s fine, but I just prefer to ignore it, less I get tired of a game before it even comes out.
I’m pretty torn! I hate how this cross platform stuff divides us!
I wasn’t disappointed in the beta at the slightest. In fact, I wasn’t hyped before, but the beta got me there… go figure! :-D
That’s hilarious. I never heard that cover! It’s not their best.
Not sure I can pick a favorite song of theirs, but I’m gravitating towards “Jackie, Dressed in Cobras”.
Mentioned it late last night, but for the day shift, I started in on Crown of the Sunken King a bit on Sunday night, a lot more last night.
Not sure how far through it I am; I’m kind of poking my way along, taking my time. Arch could probably figure out my progress — I just got to the NPC invasion from Jester Thomas. I went back and read your comments on that from last week and I’m in total agreement.
Worst. Fight. Ever. Now I’m really dreading the other one you mentioned, which sounded way worse.
It’s a shame, too, because I really like the DLC a lot. The environments are terrific; really creative use of rising pillars and changing landscape. You initially come into the main area and you’re getting shot at by a half dozen archers and it feels cheap, but through creative use of the pillars (which rise and fall when you hit these little obelisks scattered around) you can kind of section the whole arena off a bit, which makes the initially intimidating area a lot more manageable.
The enemies are solid fare, too — big bruising bastards, but they go down with a few well calculated strikes. There’s also some great creativity in how you engage the enemies in the second area of the DLC — skip the following if you’re keen on being surprised and would rather puzzle it out on your own — the ghost knights are brilliant; I fought the first two off in ghost form before realizing you could make them corporeal by hitting the red glowing bodies on the sarcophagus. That first encounter with them was easy stuff compared to when you encounter even more of them a little later on, and the “trick” is buried a lot deeper.
Anyways, I was absolutely loving it until the aforementioned invasion by Jester Thomas. I barely hurt the bastard and it was just FIRE, everywhere. Huge pain in the ass.
I thought AC Newman sounded weird on that track! Haha, that’s hilarious. They got me!
That song. Awesome. Just awesome. I haven’t seen anyone mention the New Pornographers in years! My copies of Electric Version and Twin Cinema are collecting digital dust anymore.
That song is great though! Love love love love love it!
Definitely what I was thinking, too. I was meaning to grab a Wii copy of that game, anyways, but 3DS might be even better!
I got an email from Club Nintendo about redeeming my Platinum gift. I can’t decide which game to choose! I’m torn between Donkey Country Returns on 3DS or NES Remix on Wii U. (I already bought Earthbound.)
What are my fellow Platinumites picking?
I’ve gotten lucky a couple times and fended off the invader, but more often than not, I die :(