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The Last of Us Part I - PS5 - Coming September 2 (PC version in development)

Matsuchezz

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Because the Remastered PS4 version can he had for under $10, genius. It still holds up reasonably well visually.
That is dumb. if you think that you are fooling yourself not me.
 
People crying about this game are making me want to buy it day one.

I don't get why my suggestion of presenting a money saving option over a $70 option has people so triggered.
Buy or recommend whatever you like man. As if people didn't already know a remaster for the PS4 existed.

It's interesting that this forum has loads of people celebrating when one version of a game runs better/holds framerate better than the competing console. Or has better graphics settings/visual fidelity than a competing console

But we're getting bent out of shape when a superior version of a game is being released??

Like, I'd be annoyed if Sony removed the original TLOU or TLOU:Remastered from the store and forced you to play the Remake but that isn't happening. All we have now are more choices to play.

🤷‍♂️ Play it on PS3 if you want, but why be a wet blanket when there are people genuinely excited to play this for the first time - or again - at the best settings offered on PS5?
Not to mention that they all speak from experience after getting both version of the game day one. They spend $120 minimum just to fight over minor differences they pretend to notice but then get mad that one of the most critically acclaimed games in the last decade is getting a remake.
 
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JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Buy or recommend whatever you like man. As if people didn't already know a remaster for the PS4 existed.
I will get it at some point. Day 1? Not likely. I'll probably buy it when it drops to $39.99 which it will hopefully do on Black Friday.

The only reason I wouldn't get it is if there end up being some drastic retcons aside from the ending Doctor being Abby's dad.
 
I will get it at some point. Day 1? Not likely. I'll probably buy it when it drops to $39.99 which it will hopefully do on Black Friday.

The only reason I wouldn't get it is if there end up being some drastic retcons aside from the ending Doctor being Abby's dad.
So it's worth $40 to you but to some people it's worth $70. What is the problem here?
 

EDMIX

Member
I don't get why my suggestion of presenting a money saving option over a $70 option has people so triggered.

Look, its not that one can't save money this way, in this regard you are correct, but context is needed.

The Last Of Us remaster and the remake are not the same. The difference of almost a decade from release and more then a decade in regards to hardware difference is key here. I myself can play The Last Of Us 1 no problem, but sir...I can play lots of games deep in the PS1, PS2 era no issue, but you and I are not the target audience here, new consumers, new gamers, folks who watch the series, new PS5 owners are likely the target as well as established fans.

The game was not made IN CASE the original was unplayable, its made cause regardless of how anyone feels about this, a decade has almost past between these titles, 14 years is the difference from that hardware in terms of PS3 to PS5, Sony is a business, not a charity. Thus, a remake makes sense for the company, makes sense for the fans who are new to the series, makes sense to established fans too, makes sense for the team at ND that got nothing to do while those other projects move thru phases. So the idea of a cheaper option existing is a moot point, one could argue that about any remake as any fan of any game can just say they have no issue playing a PS1 or NES game or something and say "holds up, you saving money doe", its simply that such a idea makes little sense for most consumers.


Anyone that got a hold of a PS5 clearly has money for this remake lol

My only real issue with your suggestion btw is you never played the game to be giving a suggestion in the first place. I beat the game 13 or 14 times and own 2 versions of it, there is a solid, logical reason why I'm saying those titles may not make sense for 2022 for most gamers. The game can run, its design is still in 2013 and its base is still from PS3 hardware, it will have its limitations with gameplay, AI, design, movement and a host of things. If a fan like me is telling you that remake should always be suggested, take what I'm saying seriously about The Last Of Us 1's shortcomings. Me loving it and playing it a dozen times doesn't mean I can with a straight face tell a gamer in 2022 to have that be their first time with the IP. I can only suggest the remake in this situation based on what features I'm reading. Better gameplay, better AI, in a different engine to match 2, no loading, new character models etc, but the AI and gameplay is key here, that is the only thing i ever had against the first game, why would I tell someone to play THAT version with the bad AI? Don't play the smart, flanking, combat heavy AI? Play the clunky controls instead? This sounds like a bad thing to tell someone to play imho. From how The Last Of Us 2 feels, simply making 1 feel that way with the same story means by default, that is the game to play, not the original.


I don't see any feature worth going back to in the original game. I would never say that btw if the gameplay was solid and the AI was some revolutionary thing, but this isn't a game where its BEST features, trump Part 2, not 1 feature in the original game is better then part 2, not 1. Thus, the default is part 2 and that engine being in part 1 means I couldn't recommend going back. This is such a story and narrative heavy game, that any improvement in the gameplay means to leave behind the original like dead weight. We are getting the same story, but better visuals and gameplay, thus...I don't have anything to recommend to go back to in regards to playing a inferior version. It would need to be GTA Trilogy levels of bad for me to take any of that back lol I'd rather tell them to save the 70 and just buy it used, then to play worst version. Me playing it 14 plus times doesn't mean I'd ask someone else to if the remake is out or something.
 

DeepSpace5D

Member
Look, its not that one can't save money this way, in this regard you are correct, but context is needed.

The Last Of Us remaster and the remake are not the same. The difference of almost a decade from release and more then a decade in regards to hardware difference is key here. I myself can play The Last Of Us 1 no problem, but sir...I can play lots of games deep in the PS1, PS2 era no issue, but you and I are not the target audience here, new consumers, new gamers, folks who watch the series, new PS5 owners are likely the target as well as established fans.

The game was not made IN CASE the original was unplayable, its made cause regardless of how anyone feels about this, a decade has almost past between these titles, 14 years is the difference from that hardware in terms of PS3 to PS5, Sony is a business, not a charity. Thus, a remake makes sense for the company, makes sense for the fans who are new to the series, makes sense to established fans too, makes sense for the team at ND that got nothing to do while those other projects move thru phases. So the idea of a cheaper option existing is a moot point, one could argue that about any remake as any fan of any game can just say they have no issue playing a PS1 or NES game or something and say "holds up, you saving money doe", its simply that such a idea makes little sense for most consumers.


Anyone that got a hold of a PS5 clearly has money for this remake lol

This is the weird part for me. Even almost 2 years after release, it takes real effort for most people to obtain a PS5. Many people who own one were willing to wait, spend time searching for one, gladly shell up $500, or let’s be honest, probably more than that with a game or two bundled in order to get one.

Are these the same people that are really concerned with a $10 increase in first-party titles?

This is a current gen remake, no crossgen involvement. For me personally, this is the primary reason I’m an early adopter, for content like this.
 
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