New The Last of Us details revealed
- Posted February 27th, 2012 at 20:13 EDT by Timothy Nunes
- 3 Comments
Members of the Naughty Dog team spoke with Playstation Magazine UK about how very different The Last of Us is going to be compared to Uncharted.
It's been speculated that since The Last of Us is using the same game engine that Uncharted 3 used, The Last of Us will play like U3. Neil Druckman from Naughty Dog proves otherwise by saying, "When you look at film, or comics... it’s all about the characters. It’s all about the pressures of the world forcing them to make really difficult decisions." The Last of Us looks to hold a much more complicated scenario than what was depicted in Uncharted, simply because the game looks to force a decision instead of the story playing on a linear plane.
Druckmann speculated a bit on storytelling by saying, "How much backstory can I get in there about the science? The conspiracy of the government! Who unleashed the virus – bleurgh! It has nothing to do with the characters." The Last of Us definitely looks to be more about the characters than the scenario, which sounds quite refreshing.
Druckmann looks to have a more enclosed experience in store for The Last of Us. Perhaps it could have multiple paths to tread, since "the pressures of the world" can most definitely cause multiple outcomes. Would multiple storylines be appealing to a game like this? it won't include multiplayer after all.
- 1:12am EST - February 28th, 2012
One thing that might help, ND. At least try not to make the protagonist look exactly like your old one but with an Ethan Mars beard. What a big difference...
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 1:20am EST - February 28th, 2012
Multiple choices and ending are awesome and is one thing I really loved about Maniac Mansion. If not multiplayer this would be a great addition to the game. I also think that the show "The Walking Dead" is doing an awesome job with the end of the world senarios and would suggest taking ideas from that and elaborating. I know its not zombies but you never know what the actors on the show are going to do next and your like maybe they'll do this and they don't but it would have been cool to see it play in different ways. Plus it (changing the game by making choices) makes a gamer like myself fell more apart of the game and that's what makes great storyline games great.
mystarke | Jrodd87
- 9:36am EST - February 28th, 2012
@2 I agree completely. I'm excited for this game to drop so I can get my hands on it on release day. I would love the multiple endings bit, especially if there is no multiplayer, since I platinumed Heavy Rain. going through the game multiple times to see how it can end differently if you change something is fun to me
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