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HBO Original | The Last of Us - Review Thread

People are too tribalistic to view it that way.

I think if Halo had been better perceived and to that effect better produced, maybe we'd be in a different conversation now, but the bad feedback from Halo has made people even more tribalistic.

For reference Halo has a 7.1 on imdb, 70 percent on the tomato meter, 6.7/10 average critic rating, 5/10 top critic rating, 52% audience approval, with a 2.9/5 average

And of course Halo is Microsoft's most prestigious show. If it were me, I would have got the showrunners of The Expense involved, which is ironic since they'll be hitting Amazon's God of War.

I think Sony "largely" gets it that you have to have good people behind the wheel. Why they're obsessed wtih Ruben Fleischer, I have no idea.

They got Chad Stahleski for Ghost of Tsushima who seems to get what to do there.

Neill Blomkamp is an interesting choice for Gran Turismo as I would have gone with Edgar Wright. That movie just has bomb written all over it.
 

Vick

Member
This that a porno?
Asking the right questions I see.

It is!

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God bless reverse searching. Look for Kira Noir & Hazel Moore.

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Review bombed? Seriously?
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How dare they taint it's completely legitimate user rating!

Many people saw premieres and had every right to review it. Those giving it 1/10 without having seen it at all... super questionable and petty.

Now we have a significant number of people trying to counter the review bomb, which isn't great either, but if there is bloodied water, probably best to keep the show as positive as possible so people aren't put off and give the show a chance.
 

Azurro

Banned
What do you mean, becuase i love the game series and I loved chernobyl. A big production HBO series is always exciting. Its like the best of both worlds colliding.

I think im more interested in why you and a few others that have no interest in in feel the need to argue with those of us who are. You could easily just ignore the thread and everyone in it

I get that you are excited, but I was just wondering why you are dead set on this being wonderful when there are plenty of examples of the reviews being wrong, like with Rings of Power, for example. I mean, you haven't watched the show, how do you know it's great?

To answer your question, I am interested in the quality of the show, because to me it's a barometer on where ND is right now in terms of their writing, if it's still a ridiculous wokefest or if that virus is starting to go away. It isn't in bad faith, I miss Naughty Dog producing good games instead of just pouring their ideology all over their products.

I'd honestly tell you to calm down, chill, it's ok to have different opinions.
 
I get that you are excited, but I was just wondering why you are dead set on this being wonderful when there are plenty of examples of the reviews being wrong, like with Rings of Power, for example. I mean, you haven't watched the show, how do you know it's great?

To answer your question, I am interested in the quality of the show, because to me it's a barometer on where ND is right now in terms of their writing, if it's still a ridiculous wokefest or if that virus is starting to go away. It isn't in bad faith, I miss Naughty Dog producing good games instead of just pouring their ideology all over their products.

I'd honestly tell you to calm down, chill, it's ok to have different opinions.

I think i should have just ignored you to begin with
 
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Azurro

Banned
It's interesting because all video game fans should want this show to succeed as it can help bring more people into gaming and give more credence to our hobby. This is a beginning.

I think the problem is that it's The Last of Us and it's Sony.

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I think you looking at this from a very limited point of view. I'm a Sony fan (others here might call me a fanboy but you know, can't please everyone), but I'd rather see a good adaptation first instead of just cheering it just for existing.

Naughty Dog has kind of gone down the toilet in terms of writing due to going woke so, I have my huge reservations. People just feel sad at what ND has turned into, that's all.
 
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I think you looking at this from a very limited point of view. I'm a Sony fan (others here might call me a fanboy but you know, can't please everyone), but I'd rather see a good adaptation first instead of just cheering it just for existing.

Naughty Dog has kind of gone down the toilet in terms of writing due to going woke so, I have my huge reservations. People just feel sad at what ND has turned into, that's all.

As I mentioned there are incels here who have an obsession with what they perceive as woke. You've mentioned it multiple times in multiple threads.

You have a toxic obsession here.

What really grinds your gears is how lauded they are with Left Behind, TLOUP2, and now this.

It's really killing you.
 

Trilobit

Gold Member
So is it premiering in all countries the same time? That is, it's going to premiere in two hours in Europe too? I'm having a day off tomorrow so I thought I'd have a late night and watch it.
 

Azurro

Banned
As I mentioned there are incels here who have an obsession with what they perceive as woke. You've mentioned it multiple times in multiple threads.

You have a toxic obsession here.

What really grinds your gears is how lauded they are with Left Behind, TLOUP2, and now this.

It's really killing you.

Well yes, this is a videogame forum and ND used to be one of the production studios I liked, I am interested in discussing them in a videogame forum, yes. I think you greatly overstate how much I care about the company I think you are actually projecting how much invested you are in their new direction. It's pretty clear it's a divisive game, but well, let's see how user reviews go, I find them more interesting than the mainstream media, since those have become very unreliable.
 
I really don't get review bombing. If something is not for you then just move on. It's just sad how some people get so worked up about things and then have the nerve to call other people snowflakes.

People are really angry for political and social reasons. And they don't want the people responsible for their anger to succeed or be seen as successful.
 
Well yes, this is a videogame forum and ND used to be one of the production studios I liked, I am interested in discussing them in a videogame forum, yes. I think you greatly overstate how much I care about the company I think you are actually projecting how much invested you are in their new direction. It's pretty clear it's a divisive game, but well, let's see how user reviews go, I find them more interesting than the mainstream media, since those have become very unreliable.

The only thing divisive about it is your response. Literally, no one else cares and just takes it for what it is. If a main character is gay or straight, we don't care. If the main character is white or brown, male or female... we don't care...

The only ones who care are snowflakes like you who feel like your very identity is under attack.
 

TGO

Hype Train conductor. Works harder than it steams.
I am interested in the quality of the show, because to me it's a barometer on where ND is right now in terms of their writing, if it's still a ridiculous wokefest or if that virus is starting to go away. It isn't in bad faith, I miss Naughty Dog producing good games instead of just pouring their ideology all over their products.
I don't think the show has any barometer of where ND is right now, Druckmann maybe involved but the show is not his work or ND's.
So this won't tell you anything other then a TV Studio made a good 80 min episode out of the beginning of a fantastic 2013 game.
The only way to get back the ND you're after is to go back in time to just after TLOU was released and stop Druckmann meeting Anita Sarkeesian 👍
 
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Woggleman

Member
People are really angry for political and social reasons. And they don't want the people responsible for their anger to succeed or be seen as successful.
True but why take it out on things that have nothing to do with politics? If they are that angry get into some actual activism about real world issues instead of getting mad about a game and a tv show.
 

Azurro

Banned
I don't think the show has any barometer of where ND is right now, Druckmann maybe involved but the show is not his work or ND's.
So this won't tell you anything other then a TV Studio made a good 80 min episode out of the beginning of a fantastic 2013 game.
The only way to get back the ND you're after is to go back in time to just after TLOU was released and stop Druckmann meeting Anita Sarkeesian 👍

Apparently Neil Druckmann has been very much in touch with the writers of this show. I was initially thinking the same thing you were, until I saw some news story discussing the interaction between the writer and Druckmann, Naughty Dog is very much involved in the production and the direction of the show. You might be right, but hey, the pendulum seems to be swinging back to normality in some things, so, the hope that ND will become normal again will die last. :)
 

Marvel14

Banned
With the reviews this season is getting, HBO are going to be pulling out all the stops to get another season out as soon as possible to ride on the hype train and keep people subscribed to their service
Sounds like someone needs to watch Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.
 

BadBurger

Many “Whelps”! Handle It!
Man they are making us care so much for this girl and we know what happens

Ugh, this is gonna hurt
 
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I'm assuming it's poking fun at people who really wanted someone like Kaitlyn Dever cast in the role because she is more attracted, forgetting that she'd be 26 and supposed to play a 14-year-old.

Why they needed an actress that they found more attractive to play a 14-year-old says a lot about them.

All the while ignoring that for her age she has significantly more experience than either Kaitlyn Dever or Maise Williams.
I understand to a degree. I think Ellie is adorable. And if someone is were to play my sister in a movie about her life I would want someone adorable to play her too.

But like how immature it is to make it such a strong gripe that they disrespect the actresss looks. Its bonkers.

Anyways bunch of us dudes gonna watch it. We eating with the ladies first. Guy NIGHT.
 

skneogaf

Member
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So stupid! Why on earth does everyone look so different!

What is all this new stuff, why is 6ft Sarah and atkins diet Joel oblivious to what is going on around them?

Wtf are this things sticking out their mouths?

I hate it and if I could have rated it a negative number I would have.

Way too many changes to a perfect story, I'm very surprised with the reviews. 💩💩💩💩
 
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SLB1904

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So stupid! Why on earth does everyone look so different!

What is all this new stuff, why is 6ft Sarah and atkins diet Joel oblivious to what is going on around them?

Wtf are this things sticking out their mouths?

I hate it and if I could have rated it a negative number I would have.

Way too many changes to a perfect story, I'm very surprised with the reviews. 💩💩💩💩
Cope
 

Spaceman292

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So stupid! Why on earth does everyone look so different!

What is all this new stuff, why is 6ft Sarah and atkins diet Joel oblivious to what is going on around them?

Wtf are this things sticking out their mouths?

I hate it and if I could have rated it a negative number I would have.

Way too many changes to a perfect story, I'm very surprised with the reviews. 💩💩💩💩
Pretty sure this post was written by AI
 
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So stupid! Why on earth does everyone look so different!

What is all this new stuff, why is 6ft Sarah and atkins diet Joel oblivious to what is going on around them?

Wtf are this things sticking out their mouths?

I hate it and if I could have rated it a negative number I would have.

Way too many changes to a perfect story, I'm very surprised with the reviews. 💩💩💩💩
The review bombing isn't helping dude. 9.6 over there on IMDB...and the review bombing started on Metacritic is also failing. After going down to a 7.6, it's now at 8.3 after just a few hours.
Plus Rotten Tomatoes 9.6.
 
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zkorejo

Member
Okay I watched the first episode. This was masterful. Really loved the first episode. Reminded me of how much I loved the first game.

That scene... Always gets you. I knew it was coming.. still got me. Damn good performances.

Was instantly sold on Pascal's Joel but wasn't sure about Bella's Ellie.. but damn after like 5 mins I couldn't tell a difference.

Wish they released 3 episodes per week. I'm in for the entire season. But as soon as season 2 is announced I'm done. Unless it doesn't follow TLOU part 2 but rather stays with Joel/Ellie.
 
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