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The Last of Us (PS4) is one of the best games I have ever played.  Honestly is like the Unicorn of video games.   The story is moving the graphics are impressive and when its ends your not the same person you were when you started

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The Last of Us (PS4) is one of the best games I have ever played. Honestly is like the Unicorn of video games. The story is moving the graphics are impressive and when its ends your not the same person you were when you started

Yessssss! How could I have forgotten that game...
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Yessssss! How could I have forgotten that game...

In my opinion, those who give it that much praise haven't played enough story-driven games. The Last of Us mistakenly tries to emulate a common Hollywood movie (as is its design goal, no secret there) opposed to taking advantage of the medium like many better games do. It's like an above average season of The Walking Dead show.

On that note I would suggest Telltale's The Walking Dead to fans of both of those. The stories of both it and The Last of Us rely largely on the same kinds of conflicts and situations, but Telltale's TWD takes advantage of the medium unlike The Last of Us (interactive storytelling).
Edited by boredgunner - 7/30/16 at 1:02pm
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Yeah that was one of my favorite games of 2015, and my favorite Telltale game despite not being a fan of the main Borderlands games.
Same with me (not a huge fan of borderlands) and waited a while before buying T.F.T.B. game. Once I started playing it I was like wow I have been missing out on a great game lol. I just did a went through both borderland games so all the characters was fresh in my mind so playing through T.F.T.B. was even better for me.
post #25 of 62
Last of Us gets my vote aswell, if you have to buy a console to play it, trust me it`s worth it.
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Last of us, blends story and gameplay pretty nicely. Voice acting was good. Stealth was fun. Telltale games I would hardly call games, not sure how they take advantage of the medium,unless you call choose your own adventure books taking advantage of the medium.

As far as older games go:

Mafia 1 was a pretty good story, formulaic but still good with a great ending.

All the system shock games (and their spawn) are good story and universe wise

Anachronix was awesome as well, never gets appreciated enough for how good it is. Everyone should play it.

All the infinity engine games are good stories. (Maybe not IWD, but it's the most fun one).
Edited by the9quad - 7/31/16 at 1:03am
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Last of us, blends story and gameplay pretty nicely. Voice acting was good. Stealth was fun. Telltale games I would hardly call games, not sure how they take advantage of the medium,unless you call choose your own adventure books taking advantage of the medium.

The gameplay of The Last of Us is the same on-rails, watered down consolized action gameplay over and over again, only used to funnel the player to the next cutscene which is where all the effort actually went. That is not using or blending gameplay well and this is why it's hardly a game. Gameplay has no impact on the story/narrative whatsoever, its entirely filler content.

You have a point about Telltale games, its lack of real gameplay will always irk many. Therefore it could easily be said that The Last of Us is a wannabe movie, while Telltale games are wannabe choose your own adventure books. The latter fits into the video game medium better; wannabe movies will always be second to movies, good voice acting can only go so far especially compared to real acting. Video game engine effects are nothing compared to CGI or practical effects.

Telltale games benefit from actual interactivity, with player choice greatly altering the narrative, versus The Last of Us which is the same every time. That is taking advantage of the medium. And this interactivity makes all the difference in a story that relies entirely on intense life or death situations, as it puts the burden on the player unlike The Last of Us and other wannabe films.
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All the infinity engine games are good stories. (Maybe not IWD, but it's the most fun one).

You need to replay all of them. Especially Baldur's Gate; I'd like to hear how it has a good story (and how it's a good RPG but that's for another thread).

- EDIT: For clarification, I bring up Baldur's Gate because I believe you'd actually retract that recommendation after replaying it.
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Problem with those really old games these days I cant stand looking at them for more than few minutes, 2 yellow squares 3 three green ones aint that immersive.
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Problem with those really old games these days I cant stand looking at them for more than few minutes, 2 yellow squares 3 three green ones aint that immersive.

Understandable, although in case you have the wrong idea, here is the oldest such game I recommend:



Don't have other pics lol, but with widescreen hacks it looks like Baldur's Gate Enhanced and Icewind Dale Enhanced but with better, more unique art design.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/321800/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/228280/
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The Last of Us (PS4) is one of the best games I have ever played.  Honestly is like the Unicorn of video games.   The story is moving the graphics are impressive and when its ends your not the same person you were when you started


This. The Last of Us (PS4) was one of those games i thought about even when not playing it! I didn't want it to end. It will be many years for me until a game like that has that much effect on me.
Before that Bio shock, Tomb Raider and Resident Evil 4.
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