The Last of Us 2 (is out now! Be careful with spoilers!)

Hey all, @dingaling suggested we have a separate The Last of Us Part 2 thread. Seems like a good idea considering that a lot of the chat will be about story stuff.

The plot of this leaked a while back, and can anyone who read those details not post about them (even with spoiler tags) just to be safe?

Tomorrow (Friday 12/06) the reviews will be published, so it’ll be interesting to see how the hype train rolls on.

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Ah it’s finally coming out? Sweet! About half way through FFVII so perfectly timed

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I think I might have to spoiler myself for the game once it’s out, so I know what I’ll be subjecting myself to. Much as I love the first one it is so bleak and I’m not sure I’m in the right headspace to go through with it rn

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Finally finished Red Dead Redemption so might buy the first one.

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Looking forward to buying this when it gets to about 25 quid

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I am quite excited. My wife’s taken 2 days off work (release day Friday and the following Monday) to play it. What a fucking nerd

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  • I have had a look at the spoilers
  • I am untainted and pure

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No chance.

I only looked because I’m not actually that fussed about the story. Think I’m one of the few people who thought the first game’s story wasn’t as groundbreaking as everyone made it out to be.

Not a fan of the slowed down acoustic True Faith in the ad. Thought we’d stopped doing that.

It’s sort of been confirmed that a lot of the leaked plot content, aside from the video footage, was fake. And heavily abridged/twisted by leakers with an agenda to undermine it.

Edit: this comes out on a long weekend I’d originally booked off for holiday. So now I’m just going to play this.

Found the first one quite frustrating, still don’t know what happens at the end, but tempted to give this one a chance.

I am excited for this, looking forward to having a nightly routine game to go at.

Finishing a replay of the original, one of the best games. Excited for the new one, got the week off work afterwards so will probably burn through it.

I think it is important to keep in mind the issues around Naughty Dog of crunch on this game however - https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/04/last-of-us-2-naughty-dog-crunch/.

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Between 25-30 hours long apparently.

#1 is beat in about 15 hours on average according to howlongtobeat.com, so almost twice as long?! :nerd_face:

Played TLOU 1 recently. Really enjoyed it but it is quite short and got a bit samey. New one looks great though and Ive not read any thing about it so looking forward to it

Watched someone speed run the first. Incredible

I replayed TLOU1 this week. It’s still extremely good (probably in my top 10 ever), and the PS4 remaster is very crisp and satisfying to look at.

Hopefully in the sequel they do better at telling you what kind of combat encounter you’re in. Half of the encounters you can sneak past, and in the rest you have to clear out all the enemies. But you don’t know if it’s the latter until it kicks off.

E.g. you end up sneaking for a bit, stealthily taking out a couple of enemies, then suddenly loads more will charge at you and you’ll wonder how you got noticed. Then you might die, and try the same thing again (thinking you made a mistake and got seen somehow) while being extra careful… but have the second wave of enemies charge you anyway. It’s easily fixable too, if a character said out loud “we’re going to have to kill everyone here to get further along” or something to that effect. It’s one of the handful of issues that was a bit iffy at the time but is very noticeable now.

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Seems like a lot of hype for this game, is it because everyone is stuck in their house?

Thought the first one was decent enough, but it just made me want to play Uncharted.