Twas inevitable. Nothing of value was lost.
Really? You mean to tell me that the writing, characterization, and score is better than the greats like Baldur’s Gate I and II? PlaneScape Torment? Final Fantasy IX? Mother 3? It’s gameplay is better than Thief? Metal Gear Solid V? Let’s cut the hyperbole here.
I get that you love this game, and I am glad that you do - but let’s be real here. It isn’t the “best in class“ in anything
All of that is subjective lol If someone tells you they think the writing is better then Final Fantasy or Metal Gear Solid...even I'd agree as much as I love those IP, those stories are so fucking bat shit crazy, that when you say that shit OUT LOUD it sounds like a fucking comedy. They are great for games, but I just don't know if I can honestly say I'd ever use Final Fantasy or MGS or any thing like that as some example of the greatest things written.
The Last Of Us on the other hand? Its getting a fucking show on HBO... so....I think you need to cope with that the man wrote a fucking amazing story regardless of medium and can rival what is on TV and on the silver screen. Final Fantasy? MGS? fuck no, dear god so much shit would need to be changed, edited, corrected to be taken seriously and I say this as a fucking fan of those IP. I literally have over 200 hours in MGSV and I'm fucking telling you its story is horrid and even the MGS titles I LOVE their stories, if put as a movie...I'd get why someone might say even the best stories are bad or corny etc The Last Of Us is one of the few stories in gaming that is done so well, it can work as a film, tv show cause it is written that well. Final Fantasy and MGS if you fucking wrote it as JUST a book or a show would get laughed at.
I regards to gameplay. MGSV and The Last Of Us 2 is very, very close. the response time and movement in The Last Of Us 2 beats MGSV. Only thing I'd want is the ability to move bodies, other then that....The Last Of Us 2 imho is the better title in terms of gameplay. So with all due respect, I don't see why those statements are some "hyperbolic" thing that someone disagrees with you.
I'd argue its more hyperbolic that you think no one likes its gameplay or story and it musssssst be some conspiracy if they do or something. Do you just believe we are fucking telling you we like it to make you mad? We are playing hundreds of hours of it to upset you? So no one genuinely likes the story or the gameplay? smh.,