Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk
Reload this Page >

The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Old 06-21-20, 08:21 AM
  #126  
DVD Talk Legend
 
joeblow69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 10,368
Received 59 Likes on 25 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

So I only made it an hour or 2 into the first game, and have no plans of playing the second, but am curious, why is that girl so mad at people in the commercials I'm seeing constantly? (spoiler me!)
Old 06-21-20, 08:49 AM
  #127  
Dan
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pandemerica!
Posts: 21,945
Received 133 Likes on 94 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

^
Spoiler:
murderers

Spoiler:
as if I was going to be more specific




Old 06-21-20, 11:30 AM
  #128  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 43,283
Received 58 Likes on 49 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I had a Tuesday date as well and tried to cancel today so I could buy digitally, but it was too late. They do claim itíll arrive tomorrow, which would be a lot better than Tuesday.
My copy arrived around noon on Saturday so much better than I expected.

Itís been so long since I bought a disc-based game that I didnít expect it to have one ďdata discĒ for install plus a play disc. Updates took maybe 90 minutes. PlayStation store says 78GB total.

Only got a brief play session yesterday and am hoping for more today.
Old 06-21-20, 11:37 AM
  #129  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,094
Received 47 Likes on 43 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by SmackDaddy View Post
I don't recall this from the first game, but the score during encounters...sheesh...it does it's job. It builds suspense then keeps driving you. If you haven't made it past the theater don't read. For those that have gotten past that point
Spoiler:
Do you feel bad about taking out the dogs? Do they still attack after you've taken out their handlers?

Spoiler:
I definitely felt bad taking out the WLF Dogs. I've had a few attack me after I took out their handlers or get to me before their handlers spotted me.[/spoilers]


Old 06-21-20, 07:25 PM
  #130  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11,539
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

The sounds Clickers make are absolutely terrifying

i wonder what sounds they used to make the Clicker noise?
Old 06-22-20, 12:28 AM
  #131  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,094
Received 47 Likes on 43 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
The sounds Clickers make are absolutely terrifying

i wonder what sounds they used to make the Clicker noise?
Curious about that too.

I agree it's terrifying. In portions of the game, I was starting to think I heard Clickers and started to freak out

Feel like I have spent my entire weekend playing this game. About 17-18 hours in. The last section I played was incredibly intense.
Old 06-22-20, 12:42 AM
  #132  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
T-bone22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,123
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

This game IS very intense, especially with the home theater surround sound cranked. My poor dogs have been scared shitless.
Old 06-22-20, 05:35 AM
  #133  
DVD Talk Hero
 
nickdawgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southern Cal-ee-for-nee
Posts: 29,784
Received 34 Likes on 21 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I love it. My wife watches while I play and gets scared from the sudden jump scares. The atmosphere is indeed great. The marking of places on the map. The bond between Ellie and Dina. And early in the game when we came to a locked door, I said out loud “jeez just break the window. I can’t believe games do this.” The next thing the tutorial said was break the window.

It’s the little things.

Anyway I just got to
Spoiler:
Capitol Hill.

Old 06-22-20, 07:21 AM
  #134  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,410
Received 50 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I'm about 6 hours in. Probably due to just finishing the 1st game the other week, I'm already getting a bit bored. Every major play mechanic is the same. I know I'm early on but having the story not having to do with saving the world makes me less interested in what's happening. A revenge story isn't particularly new or interesting.
Old 06-22-20, 08:31 AM
  #135  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 48,033
Received 484 Likes on 289 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
Thatís a pretty cool statue. Any 1 day sales figures yet?
Here's something :

The Last of Us Part 2 Is Sony's Fastest-Selling Boxed PS4 Game in the UK

*Crash Bandicoot Voice* "Woah!"

By Jordan OlomanUpdated: 22 Jun 2020 2:50 am
Posted: 22 Jun 2020 2:43 amThe Last of Us Part 2 is Sony's fastest-selling boxed PS4 game in the UK, and the biggest UK boxed launch of 2020.

According to GamesIndustry.Biz, Naughty Dog's gritty sequel has beaten the previous record-holder Uncharted 4 by 1%, making it the fastest-selling PS4 game of the current generation in the UK. The UK sales charts do not include digital sales and, given the growth in digital sales in recent years, potentially means it's broken Sony's overall UK records too.

The Last of Us Part 2's boxed launch sales are also "76% higher" than 2013's The Last of Us. Lots of Naughty Dog records broken by... Naughty Dog.
The Last of Us Part 2 Review
8:00
Animal Crossing: New Horizons previously held the title for the biggest UK boxed launch this year, but this was also toppled by The Last Of Us Part 2 by a 40% margin.
Old 06-22-20, 11:28 AM
  #136  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 41,008
Received 42 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
I know I'm early on but having the story not having to do with saving the world makes me less interested in what's happening. A revenge story isn't particularly new or interesting.
I was hoping Ellie's invulnerability to getting zombified would play into the story somehow, but I guess it won't.
Old 06-22-20, 02:11 PM
  #137  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 3,075
Received 11 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I will almost certainly need to get a general check up after this after so many tense encounters to see how many years have been lopped off my life, lol.
Spoiler:
You can now add whistles to the clicker sounds that make the hair on your neck stand up

Old 06-22-20, 03:06 PM
  #138  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 7,849
Received 10 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I'm really curious has there been any other game out there that has gotten a so-called user barrage of Bad Review Bombing like The Last of Us Part 2 simply because they had a personal grudge against the Devs, violence, dogs dying, the characters, the plot....over 30,000 ratings on Metacritic....scratch...now up to 57,000. For the heck of it I clicked a lot of so-called Users on their other reviews, about every one of them hadn't reviewed any other game....hmmm

Basically it's looks like they all did a copy & paste..."Bad Story...Bad Plot...Terrible Story.....Bad AI....Naughty Dog did false advertising....so-so to average gameplay...Great Graphics"


The Last of Us Part 2 Review Bombing Continues, Online Discourse Increasingly Ugly
https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/06/the_last_of_us_2_review_bombing_continues_online_discourse_increasingly_ugly

For the heck of it...I clicked a lot of users to see what other games they had reviewed

Last edited by K&AJones; 06-22-20 at 03:22 PM.
Old 06-23-20, 02:02 AM
  #139  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,094
Received 47 Likes on 43 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by T-bone22 View Post
This game IS very intense, especially with the home theater surround sound cranked. My poor dogs have been scared shitless.
Can't even imagine what this game sounds like on a Home Theater Surround Sound system.

I only have a Soundbar and my blind cat jumps at some of the sounds sometimes.

I just passed the 20+ hour mark in the game. There is so much I want to talk to folks about but I don't want to spoil anything!
Old 06-23-20, 07:16 AM
  #140  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,410
Received 50 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I was hoping Ellie's invulnerability to getting zombified would play into the story somehow, but I guess it won't.
I almost want to look at spoilers to see where the story goes. If it's only revenge, I'm not sure I'll stick with it for now. I would go back to it eventually but the gameplay is still dull/easy. The story is what kept me playing the 1st.

That being said; guiding clickers into trip wires is kinda fun and wasn't in the first game. Otherwise, it's the same song & dance. Throw brick, sneak, spam Triangle to stealth kill, repeat.

Last edited by Noonan; 06-23-20 at 07:34 AM.
Old 06-23-20, 09:09 AM
  #141  
DVD Talk Legend
 
joeblow69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 10,368
Received 59 Likes on 25 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Can someone spoil what it is that people are complaining is so "woke" about this game? Is it just that the main char is
Spoiler:
a lesbian? (at least I thought I read she was ...)


Old 06-23-20, 10:06 AM
  #142  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,410
Received 50 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

So far from what I've seen, that's it. Not so much a spoiler though; it was established in the DLC for the first game.
Old 06-23-20, 11:08 AM
  #143  
Dan
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pandemerica!
Posts: 21,945
Received 133 Likes on 94 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Yeah, I haven't read anything about it beyond that. There may be more to it, but it doesn't seem like it.
There's also
Spoiler:
Vague references to fascists and maybe a cult

but I'm not very far in the game yet.
Old 06-23-20, 11:21 AM
  #144  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,094
Received 47 Likes on 43 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
Can someone spoil what it is that people are complaining is so "woke" about this game? Is it just that the main char is
Spoiler:
a lesbian? (at least I thought I read she was ...)




That seems to be it. I read a comment from someone my friend knows (about the game) and it was incredibly ignorant.

Even more so because they hadn't even played the sequel yet.

As Noonan mentioned, Ellie's sexual orientation is established in the DLC but this game brings it more into focus.

That's definitely what I believe is bothering everyone with low sloping foreheads.
Old 06-23-20, 12:44 PM
  #145  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 10,947
Received 26 Likes on 24 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I'm only an hour in... so I'm not saying it's good or bad BUT, I did fall asleep during the cut-scene between the guy with the beard and the girl you control after you have the snowball fight in the beginning.
Old 06-23-20, 12:49 PM
  #146  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,410
Received 50 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by Rob V View Post
I'm only an hour in... so I'm not saying it's good or bad BUT, I did fall asleep during the cut-scene between the guy with the beard and the girl you control after you have the snowball fight in the beginning.
Give it another hour or two and you'll reach the "real" beginning of the game.
Old 06-23-20, 08:51 PM
  #147  
Dan
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pandemerica!
Posts: 21,945
Received 133 Likes on 94 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
So far from what I've seen, that's it.
Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Yeah, I haven't read anything about it beyond that. There may be more to it, but it doesn't seem like it.
Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
That seems to be it.
I accidentally came across a bit of a spoiler (damn Twitter...) and now I'm pretty sure it's about more than that. I don't want to give it away here because I genuinely don't know the context of what I read before closing it, and I don't want to misrepresent what the game actually does with a particular side arc.
I'll post it here for Joe if/when I come to it in the game (unless someone else here gets there first, which is far more likely)

But, regardless of what what's about, the funny thing is all the "get woke, go broke" dweebs look particularly pathetic in light of the fact that this had turned out to be Sony's best game launch of the entire generation, topping Uncharted 4 by something like 1% I think I read.

Last edited by Dan; 06-23-20 at 08:56 PM.
Old 06-23-20, 10:19 PM
  #148  
DVD Talk Legend
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,094
Received 47 Likes on 43 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Just finished the game. Wonderful experience. Wish it was longer.

Clocked in about 22 hours.

Hopefully after a short break, I'll then jump into the New Game+
Old 06-24-20, 08:47 AM
  #149  
Dan
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pandemerica!
Posts: 21,945
Received 133 Likes on 94 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

I think this is one of those rare games where, if there's enough active discussion on this forum, we should have a separate unmarked spoiler thread where discussion can be more open for those who have finished it and want to talk about it more freely. I'm only at the point of
Spoiler:
Starting Seattle Day Two, which is right after

Spoiler:
The Museum flashback with Ellie & Joel



But the game has dropped enough hints about some of its themes, that I think it'll be very difficult to discuss in a thread without upsetting folks who come into the game much later for whatever reason.

Not saying we have to go that route, but we may want to consider it.

tl;dr: I HAVE THOUGHTS!
Old 06-24-20, 08:51 AM
  #150  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,410
Received 50 Likes on 35 Posts
Re: The Last of Us: Part II (PS4, 6/19/20)

Has this game made anyone else dizzy while playing? I had no issue with the first but I've found myself starting to get a bit motion sick playing this one. I lowered the camera sensitivity down to 3 to try to help. It seems to happen mostly in the dark areas where you just have your flashlight.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.