20 thoughts on “New Last of Us Trailer”

  1. See man. Will you EVER see Nintendo or Sega making a game like this?!? Sad but it won’t happen because they don’t have the vision to do so

    1. Personally I think it’s because of the what the company has become. Sort of like Disney, know what I mean? That’s the way I view it. They might publish a game like this done by another developer, but in-house we’ll never see something like this. I think the closest was Eternal Darkness, and that was so many years ago.

  2. Indeed, it does look great. It reminds me more of a movie than a game.

    Sadly, I tend to agree with the above comment. It may be premature to say so, but I think the Wii U is going to be a failure or at least sell nowhere near as well as the Wii. Many games will stay on the PS3 / 360 and their next-generation consoles while the Wii U will be stuck with first-party games and overwhelming numbers of bargain and casual trash, especially if the rumors about the Wii U being vastly underpowered are true.

    I want to see good, *new* stuff, both first and third-party. I’m getting tired of Nintendo remaking the same games over and over, directly (N64 Game 3D Edition!) or indirectly (basically all of Nintendo’s IPs). While I enjoyed Skyward Sword, it was nowhere near as great as it was hyped up to be whatsoever, and just simply didn’t take enough risks. It basically followed the same template set back in *1998*. Nintendo’s IPs need to truly evolve or die… I’m far from the only Nintendo fan getting fed up at getting left behind in comparison to Sony and Microsoft fans, and I’m also sick of the ridicule towards Nintendo (sometimes rightfully given) at places like IGN.

    And seriously… the Mario launch title for the Wii U is going to be New Super Mario Bros. Mii? It wouldn’t be so bad if it was presented as a free or inexpensive DLC for those who have NSMB Wii, but I have the feeling it’s going to be a $49.99 game or so. Seriously, shame on you Nintendo. It’s the same engine and everything as NSMB Wii, only with new levels and the ability to use a Mii in place of Mario, Luigi or the Toads!

    Anyway, enough of my rant. Games like the one shown in the trailer make me want to get a PS3 and increase my buyer’s remorse further at getting a Wii. I don’t have a lot of money so I can’t simply just get all the systems, but after seeing this, Soul Calibur V, Catherine, Resident Evil 6, etc… I’m really missing out.

    1. Huh. I didn’t realize that Sakura Samurai, Kid Icarus Uprising, Pushmo, and Ketzal’s Corridors are just rehashes of old games. :p

      Sure, Nintendo has its standard flagship IPs, but they command many other excellent franchises, all of which still have amazing room for growth. Aside from the obvious Mario and Zelda, they have Metroid, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Pikmin, Earthbound/Mother, Star Tropics, Excite Bike/Truck/Bots, Punch Out, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, F-Zero, and so on. There are a lot of sequels to them, but really, why not pursue it? Without making sequels to Zelda we wouldn’t have had A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, or Skyward Sword. If you can continue to please fans with interesting and fun experiences, why not do it? To me, that’s like saying, “Batman? He was made in the 1930s, why bother reinventing him? Just make a new character!” Mario and Link are legacy characters for Nintendo’s brand, and as long as they can make engaging experiences for players (not necessarily the same ones each generation), I don’t see the harm in that. Especially if they can still take time to make neat games on their own.

      1. I’m also not that bothered that Nintendo’s not reinventing anyone anytime soon. They continue to push the envelope with their main franchises, keeping basic gameplay intact while innovating as much as they can within the scope. That’s how most franchises work. Plus, there’s a certain charm to Mario and Zelda by keeping some old-school references intact. It’s a subjective feeling though. Most people who have been around since the NES or SNES can’t help but feel charmed by a Mario or Zelda game…even though some parts of them feel familiar. On the other hand, I have seen people like Ehnas around which are not as charmed or impressed by these references, referring to them as rehashes instead. Could be understandable because you’re not the only one who feels this way.

        I will say this though: Nintendo is as fault for being outdated in presentation, especially with franchises such as Zelda which deserve a convoluted plot and good voice acting. They’ve recently jumped on board this next-gen presentation with Kid Icarus: Uprising (Extensive and Excellent voice work) and Metroid: Other M (which didn’t hit the right notes with everyone)…but they need to do more. Even characters like Mario and Wario should be talkative in my opinion, simply because their voiceover actors, Charles Martinet, is more than capable of doing so. Why aren’t they taking advantage of his humor in games?

        Point being, re-inventing and rebooting their big franchises isn’t exactly a big priority because they work so well as they are now. The third-rate ones like Star Fox and Metroid do deserve a reboot though. But Mario and Zelda are fine the way they are because they’re winning formulas. They just need to get their scopes bigger and more epic in nature so that they continue to feel fresh to the masses. As soon as Zelda grows stale, here that we should demand a reboot. They’re already innovating and breaking new ground with original IPs and other things…so creativity is still present. It just that not every franchise needs a reboot. Look at Breath of Fire for example. People loved III and IV and they did sell modestly…but Capcom rebooted it with V in the form of Dragon Quarter. I absolutely loved that installment as I’m not a huge BoF fan and it is one of the most unique RPGs I’ve ever played, but it alienated everyone else in turn. Same case with Shadow the Hedgehog, which should’ve been a mature/badass take on the Sonic franchises but turned out to be one of the biggest pieces of crap Sega ever produced. Shadow…holding a gun? Seriously?

  3. I agree with you , Enhas. But the issue is and always has been…Nintendo games cont to sell YEARS after release lol. Why as a business would you not make the easy money, and just recycle all your titles and content? Nintendo fans are the best and worse thing to happen to the company….because of this very reason

    1. Yeah sure, Tim. And Diablo III is the most unique installment ever as it changed and rebooted the whole series into a new scope. It totally didn’t reuse and repaint anything from Diablo II at all. After all, people have been waiting 12 years for a third installment in this very long running series….and got it in the form of always-on forced Internet so you can only play for a certain time until the servers boot you, an auction house which doesn’t work but will eventually ask for real world money from the users to buy in-game stuff. They’re totally not taking advantage of the die-hard fans.

      /End Sarcasm

      Point being, Diablo III is just as guilty as Mario and Zelda. The series only has three installments…and I know Blizzard takes their time with their games, but for a 12 year gap…one should expect significant changes and a total reboot to the gameplay. Instead, they did just like Nintendo and played it safe by keeping the winning formula, prettying up the graphics, adding new content/classes and modifying some of the stuff that didn’t work in Diablo II. In short, keeping the basics the same but having everything grander and more streamlined. Your favorite company is just as guilty as Nintendo and I don’t blame them for that. The “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” way of developing sequels isn’t going away anytime soon and 99% of developers do that with their franchises. It’s unwise to alienate fans with a totally different main installment and completely remove the winning formula of a charming game.

  4. Well i do own all the consoles, and pretty much because i love to play the exclusives games, the sony, microsoft and nintendo ones, especially nintendo ones, but sometimes i dont agree with the same games issue, because for me mario galaxy is very different to mario land 3d, to mario 64 and mario sunshine, all are mario games but they are way different, the same with zelda, link to the past is not ocarina of time, or mayoras mask and neither windwaker, and this happens to metroid also, all share the same mythos, of course but for me they are very different, gameplay wise and with different over all direction, i think the nintendo franchises that one can say are almost the same with every new iteration are pikmin , FZERO, and mario kart, and the sports one.

    1. That’s classic COE for you, Pat. Have you listened to our podcasts? Sure, Canadian Gamers does that sometimes, but our past podcasts were all over the place when jumping between conversations. It was good stuff though. Miss those days.

  5. By the way, I’m with Jarrod on this one!
    My most anticipated game of the year for sure! From some information I heard, sounds like it’ll be quite a take on the survival genre!

  6. I still don’t know what you make of this game. Sure it looks impressive, but I’m not sure if it’s going to be my cup of tea. I’m not a survival/horror fan and when I do get into the genre, I already have a very high standard that has not been beaten to this very day: Eternal Darkness. It’s still the best horror/thriller I’ve ever experienced and one of my favorite games ever.

  7. Have you ever played the vintage Silent Hill games Ahmed? Those are some extremely creepy games. You probably disliked the tank controls though so I doubt you had the chance.

    As for us going all over the place, yeah we’ve always been crazy which is why we’re so awesome :-P

    1. I do have the HD Collection on the 360. I’ve always wanted to try SH2 because a lot of people regard it as arguably the greatest horror game of all time.

  8. It’s sort of funny how publishers believe a tried and true series will be a safe investment while you can hear everyone saying they’re tired of GOW, Halo, MGS, COD or even the yearly sports games. Yet, people still go out and buy them. And most of the times, that new IP the publishers took a risk with will fall under the shadows and perish :(

    1. I don’t think people know what they really want Pat lol. The only series that I personally would like a little break from right now is God of War, which used to be one of my favourite series. The reason is that I feel like his story is told. The gameplay holds up perfectly, but I’ve always really liked his storyline and he’s killed virtually ever god in Greek Mythology so not sure where else they can take it. By the time Ghost of Sparta came out I was already starting to say “ok this is getting a little out there now.” The same can be said of a lot of the other series you mentioned above.

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