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The Last of Us review round up

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It’s out globally next week Friday; one of the current generation of console gaming’s great swansongs – Naughty Dog’s apocalyptic The Last of Us. It’s been getting glowing praise from just about everywhere. Just about. Here’s how its being viewed by critics.

OPM – 10/10: As a showcase for what Sony’s seven-year-old machine is capable of, there’s really nothing else to touch Naughty Dog’s latest. When such a talented developer hits these creative, narrative and technical heights, the result is a game that wouldn’t look out of place smuggled into PS4’s launch lineup. The acting is more believable than LA Noire’s hi-tech gurning. There are sneaky set-piece excursions that outdo even Metal Gear Solid 4 at its best. And tying it all together is an utterly mesmerising world instilled with a seamless sense of time and place. This is a work of art in which amazing sights and sounds fuel an emotionally draining, constantly compelling end of days adventure.

CVG – 10/10: The Last of Us is a remarkable achievement, and one of those rare games that you never want to end as you approach the finale. It tells a moving story that will linger in your mind long after the credits have rolled, but never loses sight of the fact that it’s a video game, not a film. It’s a masterful marriage of storytelling and game design, and easily Naughty Dog’s finest moment.

Destructoid – 10/10: The Last of Us‘ cold open, easily among the most gripping introductory sequences a videogame has offered, lets us know exactly what we’re in for. In just the opening minutes of Naughty Dog’s genuinely emotional adventure, I was amused, excited, scared, and saddened. The Last of Us is possessed of a certain magnetic power, able to make one laugh, to shake, and to cry, all the while aware that one state will transition to another with pitch perfect subtlety.

Edge – 10/10: Naughty Dog has delivered the most riveting, emotionally resonant story-driven epic of this console generation. At times it’s easy to feel like big-budget development has too much on the line to allow stubbornly artful ideas to flourish, but then a game like The Last Of Us emerges through the crumbled blacktop like a climbing vine, green as a burnished emerald.

Eurogamer – 10/10: At a time when blockbuster action games are sinking into a mire of desperate overproduction, shallow gameplay and broken narrative logic, The Last of Us is a deeply impressive demonstration of how it can and should be done. It starts out safe but ends brave; it has heart and grit, and it hangs together beautifully. And it’s a real video game, too. An elegy for a dying world, The Last of Us is also a beacon of hope for its genre.

Gamespot – 8/10:The Last of Us is a singular adventure that looks the downfall of humanity in the eyes and doesn’t blink

GiantBomb – 5/5: The Last of Us is not simply Uncharted with zombies, but it couldn’t exist without Naughty Dog having made Uncharted first, either. It’s a dark adventure, one rarely filled with laughs or joy. There are bitter pills to swallow along the way, and nothing is taken for granted, not even characters. People live, people die. Sometimes it’s fair, sometimes it’s not. It’s still a zombie game, but a sobering one. Take a deep breath.

IGN – 10/10: Its unrivaled presentation in particular sets the bar even higher than the Uncharted trilogy already did, and its writing, voice acting and layered gameplay combine to create what is very easily the game to beat for Game of the Year 2013.

NowGamer – 8.5/10: The Last Of Us is special. Not in an arty-farty ‘oh-the-story-is-so-deep’ kind of way, but in that it doesn’t cater to common tropes, it simply does what it wants to do – popular consensus be-damned. For that alone it deserves your attention.

Polygon – 7.5/10: There are hints of a nuanced message in The Last of Us, but convention wins out too often to easily find them. Naughty Dog commits to a sombre tone that affects every piece of the game for better and worse. It achieves incredible emotional high points about as often as it bumps up against tired scenario design that doesn’t fit its world. Survival in the post-apocalypse requires compromise, but The Last of Us has given up something vital.

Videogamer – 10/10: he Last of Us succeeds in the same way as the best movies do, challenging you more than you’ll ever expect, demanding that you think and discuss it weeks after it resolves. The fact I had the urge to pick it up again almost instantly is just added acclaim it has more than earned.

That’s an unprecedented number of perfect scores – barring the quite jarring 7.5 from Polygon, and Gamespot’s 8. I’ve come to learn to not trust waves of perfect scores; reviewers seem to be caught in the hype themselves – and the real critical consensus tends to come later.  Nor do I believe a perfect score means a perfect game  – but that’s a different discussion completely. However, the verdict is almost unanimous; The Last of Us is something special – and something you very probably want to play.

The Last of Us will infect your PlayStation 3 on June 14.

Last Updated: June 6, 2013

129 Comments

  1. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 6, 2013 at 07:50

    I don’t trust perfect scores either, but I don’t know , this game is something else and seems to possess something I can’t quite put my finger on. Whatever flaws this game has I strongly believe it won’t detract from the experience in any way …. Can’t wait till next week anymore…..The excitement keeps building up

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    • RincemysoulXboxOne

      June 6, 2013 at 08:45

      Thank you sir, you have elicited the first giggle from me for the day! May it not be the last!

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 6, 2013 at 08:47

        Pleasure
        -Regards from Reggie

        Reply

  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 6, 2013 at 07:54

  3. Spathi

    June 6, 2013 at 08:01

    Hype will never save a bad game. With so many “perfect” scores, Last of Us will be, at worst, a amazing game.

    I’m ready to ramp up the difficulty, turn up the volume, turn off the lights and immerse myself in this beautiful world full of shit.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 6, 2013 at 08:47

      a world full of shit doesnt sound very nice lol

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 6, 2013 at 08:04

    *sigh*

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 6, 2013 at 08:18

      I DIDN’T WANT IT ANYWAY!!! *slam door* *run away crying*

      Reply

    • Snormossel

      June 6, 2013 at 08:36

      Dem feels.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 6, 2013 at 08:41

        Heh, baardpie, steak wat virri pad kyk, bos-otter (ref: snormossel)

        Reply

        • Snormossel

          June 6, 2013 at 11:46

          Ek moet seriously my nickname verander, mense neem my nie meer ernstig op nie..

          Reply

          • Spathi

            June 6, 2013 at 12:22

            Mense hanteer jou seker soos ‘n p#@$ ?

          • Snormossel

            June 6, 2013 at 14:18

            hahaha!! ikr!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 6, 2013 at 08:43

      more like last of us not on xbox 360!!! the horror! even if it was on pc it would run like a one legged dog with fleas…. just never quite getting to that itch to scrach.. 🙁

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    • Lord Chaos

      June 6, 2013 at 11:13

      Don’t worry, I will let you all know how great the game is.

      Reply

  5. JJNutter

    June 6, 2013 at 08:07

    Well, im also not one to trust perfect scores..the hype gets the better of common sense. Although, as everyone says the worst that could happen is instead of it being the game of all games it will just be an amazing game.

    Lets hope it is for the R600 + price tag on it.

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  6. Purple_Dragon

    June 6, 2013 at 08:10

    It sounds like a great game but I find it hard to get excited about a zombie games. Might get it when it’s cheaper.

    But I must say if a game is 10/10 that means it has no flaws or bugs.

    But glad to see Naughty Dog turning out another game even if it’s not quite to my taste.

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 6, 2013 at 08:28

      Its not a zombie game per se…

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      • Purple_Dragon

        June 6, 2013 at 08:44

        It has “zombies” in it.

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        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 6, 2013 at 08:45

          Infected

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          • Purple_Dragon

            June 6, 2013 at 08:47

            Potato – Potahto

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:50

            Lol no, infected are not zombies. patatoes will always be potatoes 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:51

            agreed

          • Purple_Dragon

            June 6, 2013 at 09:02

            Technically perhaps. I hear what you are saying but for me it is, it walks like a zombie, it acts like a zombie, it is a zombie!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:04

            could be a very old lady lol

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 09:04

            hahaha, sies, but, hahaha

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:11

            u never know 😉 if zombies came the mall is MINE!

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 09:04

            They are part of the game, and not the exclusive enemy you face. Unless when you define “zombie” game as a game with zombies in it at some stage, then a lot of games have that same status.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 09:18

            Lol 🙂 then a zombie it is for you 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 08:48

            spore-infected

        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 6, 2013 at 08:47

          Human opponents as well and as @umarbastra:disqus said, its quite zombies, but humans infected with shroom spores

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:48

            yup, they are not really dead, they are actually alive, but sick

    • OVG

      June 6, 2013 at 08:43

      It is kind of like this but Instead of a cool dog that we could relate to even more, we have a young girl to cart around. That is also cool but no lonely feeling.

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      • Trevor Davies

        June 6, 2013 at 08:50

        Is that CoD – Zombie Edition? trollol

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        • RincemysoulXboxOne

          June 6, 2013 at 08:51

          Hahha! Of course, you can see it’s 60 fps!

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:52

            on my pc 12 fps!! (home made bullet time!) lol

          • RincemysoulXboxOne

            June 6, 2013 at 08:59

            Hahaha!

        • OVG

          June 6, 2013 at 08:52

          They would never allow a girl on the front cover… are you mad? :p

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      • Kyle Farmer

        June 6, 2013 at 10:40

        I’m epically against kids… damn they grate my nipples. Xmen 3 – ruined, Ultraviolet – ruined, Underworld 4 – ruined, etc etc etc… Why do people insist on having child heroes? My favourite is hunger games… a 16 yr old squirrel hunting WINNER? Sure… I grew up when Jean Claude Van Damme/Sly Stallone etc were running through cities/jungles evading being hunted by people and having to defend the fact that it was possible. But in 2013 it’s possible for a 16yr old girl to do it… *sigh* rant over.

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        • Wtf101

          June 6, 2013 at 11:25

          You just reminded me of Cyborg… Thank you! I love you! You are the best!

          Reply

    • OVG

      June 6, 2013 at 08:43

      Also This

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 6, 2013 at 08:45

        Havn’t watched this, but I read the comparison on IGN, good movie?

        Reply

        • OVG

          June 6, 2013 at 08:48

          If you like any post apocalypse film and are a FALLOUT fan then The Road is for you.

          Very dark, real and depressing, but makes your fight or flight imagination tick on overload.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:49

            Love anything post apocalyptic. Gonna try and get ma hands on this one 🙂

          • RincemysoulXboxOne

            June 6, 2013 at 08:50

            OVG has been going on about this for months actually. However, when he talks about it, it’s generally after a few beers and he can’t recall the name. Think I’ll get this for this weekend!

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 08:52

            HAHAHA “after a few beers”

          • Kyle Farmer

            June 6, 2013 at 10:33

            Edit: The graphic novels of Walking Dead you must read! Very very epic. Quite similar to the series too, lots of twists and turns coming up. I’m very excited for season 4 and what they do with the characters (in terms of the Graphic novels vs TV)

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:53

            Gonna get this too, hopefully it rains the weekend, seems like a perfect movie for the weather

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:54

            and then to top it off watch the walking dead before bed 🙂

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:56

            I finished season 3 🙁 waiting for the new season, nothing can fill that void

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:57

            is season 3 good? good get it from my buddy this weekend. i wanna see that chick with the swords man! (odd question u know why zombies were on chains by her? keep her safe or something?

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:58

            Lol … I do not wanted to be hunted on the internet, I don’t give spoilers, so you just have to watch it, but I can say , they are of no real significance lol

          • RincemysoulXboxOne

            June 6, 2013 at 09:01

            Good man, I haven’t finished Season 2, got irritated with the kiddy element at the beginning and wasn’t able to get past it. Have heard it’s worth it though.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:15

            dude it gets better… slow but better and hey think about it this way that little kid becomes a badass in season 3 I believe!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 09:17

            I’m very biased, I love WD, season 3 was freaking awesome!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:01

            fair enough so in other words they on chains because she is badass…. lol

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 09:22

            Lol in short…yes lol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:26

            I Like…

          • RincemysoulXboxOne

            June 6, 2013 at 08:56

            Weeeel… If it is raining, and you watching this, just make sure you have no sharp objects near you…

          • Andre116

            June 6, 2013 at 10:22

            Ha…Just told him the same thing before I saw your comment.

          • RincemysoulXboxOne

            June 6, 2013 at 10:32

            Yeah, make sure you have some comedy lined up after!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:50

            gimme your PS3!!! I want the last of us!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:53

            You can’t have Angelina!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:53

            but shes so pretty i wanna pat her ever so softly

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 6, 2013 at 08:54

            This is the phat Angelina , not the slim one. She’s not that pretty …. but she’s my fatty bom bom

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 08:56

            I will take good care of her, I shall give you bitch stain my beloved 360 in return

          • Andre116

            June 6, 2013 at 10:21

            You definitely have to. Just make sure that there are no sharp objects, rope, cables or anything that can be used to set yourself alight nearby. You’ll be thinking of using it by the end of the film.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:03

            The road hmmmm, now have you seen the movie The cabin in the woods? if you thought is was good then i Dont trust your receommendation for the Road lol

          • OVG

            June 6, 2013 at 09:09

            It is not a comedy. It is not Mad Max either. Nor book of Eli.

            The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is some serious shit that you will remember long after watching it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:13

            you never answered the question….. have you seen cabin in the woods? lol So basically this movie is in leage of lets say schindlers list, or hmmm saving private ryan by the way it effects you makes you sad or feel bad for the people in the movie?

          • OVG

            June 6, 2013 at 09:19

            Nothing wrong with Cabin in the woods. It is a light comedy with a huge budget for the pop corn munchers.

            The Road is not a political film. It is a very simple film that taps into your deep dark reptilian brain. You will be saying to yourself “I would do that, I would say that, I would do the same” Once Humans are sent back to the dark ages of pure primal survival.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:26

            I would kill to survive and kill many esp in zombie apocalypses. but i hear what you saying. p.s Cabin in the woods was kak. just so you know. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 09:14

            *2006

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:14

            hey man you seen cabin in the woods?

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 09:17

            Man, that movie must have had an impact on you as you keep going on about it. And no, I have not. Why?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 6, 2013 at 09:22

            COZ ITS BUUUULLLLSHIT! that movie was rated soooo high on sites and I rented it and was worst movie ever yet so many claimed they loved it… reason why i asked is if anyone liked that movie cant seriously be allowed to give an opinion of another movie being good…. I kid you not. was that kak. and thank you for letting me rant. lol “in you the force be strong”

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 09:05

            VEEEEGO MOARTISSON!!!

          • OVG

            June 6, 2013 at 09:11

            The one true king :p

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            June 6, 2013 at 09:28

            Yeah, but does it have RADSCORPIONS?

          • OVG

            June 6, 2013 at 09:32

            No, they died because there is nothing to eat during a nuclear winter as the sun tends to be blocked out from giving life. :p

          • Brady miaau

            June 6, 2013 at 10:18

            RAD SCORPIONS perhaps

          • Andre116

            June 6, 2013 at 10:17

            Agreed. Loved the film. Generally love the post apocalyptic genre because it does make me think what I would do when the world goes to shit.

            I’ve already decided that I will join the cannibals.

        • Guest

          June 6, 2013 at 10:31

          The graphic novels of Walking Dead you must read! Very very epic. Quite similar to the series too, lots of twists and turns coming up. I’m very excited for season 4 and what they do with the characters (in terms of the Graphic novels vs TV)

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      • RincemysoulXboxOne

        June 6, 2013 at 08:46

        Ahh, this is what you keep going on about?

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      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 6, 2013 at 09:17

        Good grief, just read about it, really depressing O_O

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        • OVG

          June 6, 2013 at 09:31

          EXACTLY, why do we always have to place fucking zombies into these things, or turn it into an action film.

          No Zombies, no outbreak, no zombie dogs, no no no no. Tired of that shit. No crazy Fuel guzzling Australians, no Water World with Disney Undertones.

          It is what would happen in the REAL world. That is why it is depressing.

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          • Brady miaau

            June 6, 2013 at 09:52

            I read a lot of Sci-fi and I must agree with you. The best books, the most reaching stories, the ones that touch the most are the most realistic ones.

            Movies are main stream, for people not like me. And I suspect you.

        • Andre116

          June 6, 2013 at 10:15

          Have you not seen the film? That was some depression stuff right there…but damn entertaining.

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    • Brady miaau

      June 6, 2013 at 08:59

      I do not think you can get 10/10

      Name one, that two weeks after you got it and gave it 10/10 you still think it is 10/10

      Master of Orion 2, the game I have played the most by far (Civ1,2,3 as well) is perhaps a 7 or 8. It has flaws. It has character.

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      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 6, 2013 at 09:02

        You have a point, but I think its about how you feel after completion, not after two weeks (unless completion takes you two weeks, but you get what I’m saying)

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        • Brady miaau

          June 6, 2013 at 09:43

          Yeah, which I still do not get “Skyrim Hatred” that I have seen. People spent 100 hours playing a game they then raged about? Crap.

          And yes, I have seen the arguments on this and other websites.

          I have yet to complete a game of Enemy unknown. I get bored. But I wait a few weeks and start again. I am having fun. That counts.

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          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 6, 2013 at 15:14

            I pumped 300+ hrs into skyrim, still love it!

            My XCOM is currently at 45 hrs after 2.5 weeks, still loving it!

      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        June 6, 2013 at 09:43

        Super Mario World for the SNES. 23 years later, and i’d still give it 10/10.

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        • Brady miaau

          June 6, 2013 at 09:45

          Never played it or in fact any platformer beyond Moon Patrol.

          I will take your word on it, especially if the impact is that far reaching.

          Do you think the time in your life when you first played made a difference in that determination? I mean, as a 13 year old (for example) or a 23 year old you would view the game differently.

          Also, 23 years later, the game gives you great memories. WIN

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      • Brady miaau

        June 6, 2013 at 09:46

        Original, two floppy pirates. From 1988. I would give that 10/10.

        Getting Duke rank with all four nations on Swashbuckler? Now that was in game satisfaction.

        NOT THE REMAKE

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  7. OVG

    June 6, 2013 at 08:39

    Polygon 7.5? lol

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 6, 2013 at 09:35

      THEY MUST BE AN MS FAN SITE! THEY ALSO GAVE NI NO KUNI A LOW SCORE! XBOTS! HERPADERPADERP

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      • OVG

        June 6, 2013 at 09:37

        lol

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      • Brady miaau

        June 6, 2013 at 09:51

        Probably. Their reviews make no sense to me anyway

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  8. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 6, 2013 at 08:43

    “At a time when blockbuster action games are sinking into a mire of desperate overproduction, shallow gameplay and broken narrative logic”

    *Reads Call of Duty*

    😛

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  9. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 6, 2013 at 08:46

    I wonder what Polygon is on about with the “given up something vital” part O_O

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    • RincemysoulXboxOne

      June 6, 2013 at 08:47

      Don’t be silly, they can’t elaborate on comments like that, that would require substance!

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      June 6, 2013 at 09:41

      Perhaps Polygon is the visionary review, as judged by the past, when looking from the future

      Reply

  10. Martin du preez

    June 6, 2013 at 08:54

    Did we expect anything less from Naughty Gods? Thank you Sony and Thank you Kaz.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 6, 2013 at 09:16

      Thank you for sharing that…..

      Reply

      • Martin du preez

        June 6, 2013 at 09:24

        My pleasure!

        Reply

  11. Slade Boender

    June 6, 2013 at 09:30

    Burnished emerald? Really? I think I just puked. What a silly silly silly thing to say. Even online.

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    • Slade Boender

      June 6, 2013 at 09:31

      uh just in case i get harassed im not talking about the game, im talking about the 4th century reference to a fucking rock. The game however does look rad as all hell.

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  12. Kyle Farmer

    June 6, 2013 at 09:31

    This might be a little random, but talking about exclusives… why is it that the PS get’s locked exclusives and the XBox gets temporary exclusives… couple examples, God of War, Infamous vs Xbox Ninja Gaiden which was even made BETTER for the PS… Or do Xbox’ers just have crapper exclusives like Gears of Bore? I think I might turn on Xbox, after being an avid supporter and stick with PC and try out the new PS4…

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    • OVG

      June 6, 2013 at 09:36

      You forgot Bioshock and Mass Effect. The only two titles that made me spend my PS3 savings on an XBOX.

      Well they got their early install base. Fool me once…

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      • Kyle Farmer

        June 6, 2013 at 09:43

        Played the first one (Bioshock), wasn’t terribly impressed 😛 As for Mass Effect, I played the first one on the Xbox (hated it, on the xbox I mean, think I’m too old to play “Shooters” on the xbox, need my mouse and keyboard) and then got the second one on the PC (DREAM!), still struggling to finish the 3rd. The second one was just toooooo epic! 🙂 mmmmmmiranda 😉 hehe I was going to say, they are across platforms aren’t they? That’s my point, exclusives STAY exclusive on PS, not so for the Xbox?!

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      June 6, 2013 at 09:50

      Half of God of War 3 is repeated when…Uncharted 1 is mediocre with most horrible shooting mechanics ever seen in a third person shooter. GT5 has no culture compared to Forza. Each side has their own share of good exclusives but don’t fall for the hype. On the same token, I despise Fable on Xbox 360. And then there’s the massive updates that PS3 exclusives require. GoW Ascension, and Uncharterd 3 have updates of a 1gig. GT5 has updates of 5gigs, whereas when I popped Forza Horizon into my Xbox the other day, it only required a 15mb update.

      PS: I found DmC and Tomb Raider to be experiences just as enjoyable as Unchaterd and GoW3.

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      • Kyle Farmer

        June 6, 2013 at 09:55

        Interesting summary 🙂 I must say, I watched a friend play God of War 2 and it looked truly epic, maybe they overdid it? I’ve never been a fan of racing games to be honest. I play action games on the ‘sole and FPS, Strategy and RPG on the PC. Assassin’s Creed I loved until this AC3 debacle, totally killed it for me. Can’t really comment on the updates but that is a shocker… BF3 on PC can be a killer for that too. HAs anyone ever noticed how whenever you REALLY want to have a quick game of something on PC, either Steam, Uplay, or what have you needs to do a 10-20 minute update? 🙁 Bleakness.

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        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          June 6, 2013 at 10:16

          If action games are your thing then you should look at a PS3. They are going for cheap now. Trade-in some Xbox games and get the Uncharted collection. Hopefully there’ll be a price drop at E3.

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          • Kyle Farmer

            June 6, 2013 at 10:28

            I’ll check it out, I was quite keen on a PS3 for the God of War series anyway, perhaps Infamous and Uncharted too. Perhaps I’ll wait out the Ps4 though, heck, I’ve waited this long 😛

      • Argentil

        June 6, 2013 at 10:09

        Huwah?! That’s the most biased evaluation of Sony’s games I have ever seen. Damn son.

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        • Jakster

          June 6, 2013 at 10:34

          Says the PS3 owner???

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          • Argentil

            June 6, 2013 at 10:44

            Primarily PC, but yes, I do own a PS3, PS2, PS, PSP, Vita, Gamecube. Does the fact that I have played the games he’s talking about discredit me?

            Uncharted 1 was very good, excellent as an early gen title. Uncharted 2 was the best of the series.
            GT5 has no culture compared to Forza? Wow, that’s a terribly one-sided statement. GT5’s community is wonderful, and I think the use of the word ‘culture’ is a huge mistake here because this is one area GT is better at compared to Forza. GT-Academy anyone? Nearly 2 decades of lineage? Forza is better in certain areas, and GT is better in others.
            God of War 3 was my favourite of the series. Personally I didn’t think DMC was great, I preferred the older Devil May Cry games. It’s a good game, lots of style, and the gameplay captures the essence of the original series.

    • Argentil

      June 6, 2013 at 10:07

      Sony have more actual exclusives because they own the studios making the games. The Xbox games you’re referring to are third-party, MS cut a deal with the publishers to secure timed exclusivity.

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  13. Aussious

    June 6, 2013 at 10:08

    Really Polygon a 7? I sense a little bit of haterade.

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    • Argentil

      June 6, 2013 at 10:14

      Ja, the internet are really questioning that one, but you know, maybe the game’s pacing and mechanics didn’t agree with his personal tastes. I found the review vague in every aspect aside from the part about falling into cliches. Even when referring to the gunplay being a stressful last resort (paraphrasing), I believe it was a design choice to increase tension at those points. I think the author just didn’t know what he didn’t enjoy the game that much and couldn’t put it into words. I doubt he was bribed, very unlikely. He’s either biased, or just not sure about why he didn’t like it, in my opinion.

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  14. Jakal

    June 6, 2013 at 11:47

    truth be told, this is enough to prove to me that Sony cares about gamers. constantly setting the bar higher for us to enjoy.

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