Gaming The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

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Turned the stupid game off last night because of the dogs, annoying as feck. Dogs are always some kind of super animal in games. They get you in this and then by the time you get them off and take 2 minutes standing back up you're somehow surrounded by enemies!
 

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Turned the stupid game off last night because of the dogs, annoying as feck. Dogs are always some kind of super animal in games. They get you in this and then by the time you get them off and take 2 minutes standing back up you're somehow surrounded by enemies!
I would just bow and arrow the suckers out of sight which would confuse the fck out of whoever was with the dog.
 

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I would just bow and arrow the suckers out of sight which would confuse the fck out of whoever was with the dog.
I spent a lot of time doing this, too. Kill the dogs first and then the owner straight afterwards. I didn't find them as annoying as I thought they were going to be. Quite well handled, imo.
 

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I spent a lot of time doing this, too. Kill the dogs first and then the owner straight afterwards. I didn't find them as annoying as I thought they were going to be. Quite well handled, imo.
Yeah, the 'hardest' I found was this one big fcker of a zombie that was underground (back of an ambulance or something) and took a lot to take out, and another situation where it looked like lev and yara abandoned Abbie and it was a proper zombie apocalypse. I think both times were for abby actually.
 

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I'm struggling with this now, not the difficulty, just the game in general. I'm not even half way through yet either. Just seems so tiring to play, exhausts me for some reason. Never had that with a game before.

I do feel it is getting quite repetitive though, very linear path, quiet for zombies and kill, small path, little bit of open area with dudes to kill, rinse and repeat. Even the areas are all getting very samey (especially in buildings). This is probably a problem with a lot of games and I usually don't mind it.

Not sure if it's just burn out for me though, going to complete it still, just feels like a bit of a struggle and need another game to break it up a bit. Any recommendations of anything in the sale at the moment? Looked at AC Valhalla but fancy waiting for that experience on ps5 I think.
Immortals fenyx rising looks cool too, and much less intense than TLOU2. Probably some hidden gems in the sale, the cheaper the better.
 

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I do feel it is getting quite repetitive though, very linear path, quiet for zombies and kill, small path, little bit of open area with dudes to kill, rinse and repeat. Even the areas are all getting very samey (especially in buildings). This is probably a problem with a lot of games and I usually don't mind it.
Did you enjoy the 1st one? All Naughty Dog games have that similar formulaic approach you mention mate. I was able to get through the 1st one for the story but I couldn't finish Uncharted 4 for similar reasons.

When I get to TLOU2 I'm tempted to just put it on easy so I can just breeze through it.
 

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Did you enjoy the 1st one? All Naughty Dog games have that similar formulaic approach you mention mate. I was able to get through the 1st one for the story but I couldn't finish Uncharted 4 for similar reasons.

When I get to TLOU2 I'm tempted to just put it on easy so I can just breeze through it.
It actually took me a couple of goes to play through TLOU 1, gave up twice then managed to finish it in a week or so my 3rd try (only last year just before tlou2 came out). I enjoyed it in the end, had little issues with it but nothing major. Really enjoyed the uncharted series and played each on release. Weird I'm struggling with this. I did turn it down to easy aswell, I'm too old for a challenge now :lol: maybe it's the stealth part tiring me out with the infected / humans. Could probably run and gun on easy mind but that seems like a massive cheat and not how it was meant to be played.

Hoping the 2nd half of it gives it a bit of a fresher feel maybe. Could be shelved for now and finished later.

Recently replayed Witcher 3 too so that epicness makes everything else feel a bit meh in comparison.
 

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Yeah I feel like this is a much better game as Abby. She just seems more human than Ellie, Ellie never seems sincere, just seems like a spoilt brat to me. Abby for what she has done, still seems to genuinely care about people she knows and meets. That's how I see it anyway.

Game still has some annoyances. Silly jump scares just for the sake of it (I literally threw a bottle down a floor hole to make sure it was clear, nothing made a sound till I jumped down and then it came from nowhere).

Even though I am enjoying it as Abby in a way, I can't wait for it to be over now, it's a proper draining game constantly sneaking about and listening to make sure you dont get ambushed and mauled :lol: I can't play for prolonged periods, maybe it's because I'm just a big chicken and my heart can't take it anymore :lol:

Also, this little dude who is following me about now (can't remember his name) has nearly had his face blasted off 50times because he always disappears and reappears as I am blasting the zombies.
 

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That sniper segment was absolute dogshit. Felt annoyed while playing it, it's designed for you to waste ammo/health kits. It's scripted so there's always only one way to do it. Makes kinda sense when you realise who the sniper is but that isn't gaming. It's bullshit. Could have just as easily been a cut scene. Proper annoyed me has that.

They've made some weird fecking gameplay choices in this.
 

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Yeah I feel like this is a much better game as Abby. She just seems more human than Ellie, Ellie never seems sincere, just seems like a spoilt brat to me. Abby for what she has done, still seems to genuinely care about people she knows and meets. That's how I see it anyway.

Game still has some annoyances. Silly jump scares just for the sake of it (I literally threw a bottle down a floor hole to make sure it was clear, nothing made a sound till I jumped down and then it came from nowhere).

Even though I am enjoying it as Abby in a way, I can't wait for it to be over now, it's a proper draining game constantly sneaking about and listening to make sure you dont get ambushed and mauled :lol: I can't play for prolonged periods, maybe it's because I'm just a big chicken and my heart can't take it anymore :lol:

Also, this little dude who is following me about now (can't remember his name) has nearly had his face blasted off 50times because he always disappears and reappears as I am blasting the zombies.
I feel the same. Im on paternity so I played it during the night last night. After about 30 minutes I had enough. I even put it on the easiest difficulty to whiz through some of it.

I love exploring but I don’t do it anymore because I just want it to end. Despite all this, there’s elements of the game I love but it’s too long for my liking. It’s constant stealth, listen, ambushed, either 20 infected or soldiers. You clear it and then have to do it all again in a few minutes.
 

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That sniper segment was absolute dogshit. Felt annoyed while playing it, it's designed for you to waste ammo/health kits. It's scripted so there's always only one way to do it. Makes kinda sense when you realise who the sniper is but that isn't gaming. It's bullshit. Could have just as easily been a cut scene. Proper annoyed me has that.

They've made some weird fecking gameplay choices in this.
I really enjoyed the whole arc with the sniper (if it's what I'm thinking of)
 

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I feel the same. Im on paternity so I played it during the night last night. After about 30 minutes I had enough. I even put it on the easiest difficulty to whiz through some of it.

I love exploring but I don’t do it anymore because I just want it to end. Despite all this, there’s elements of the game I love but it’s too long for my liking. It’s constant stealth, listen, ambushed, either 20 infected or soldiers. You clear it and then have to do it all again in a few minutes.
I really enjoyed the whole arc with the sniper (if it's what I'm thinking of)
I have just really enjoyed a part of it now, going through haven I think it was called?? Fire everywhere, shooting baddies! Fire is always cool in a game :lol:

Syalr, it's where the sniper is shooting at you, not where you are learning to snipe?

Lay, yep, exact same for me, easiest difficulty just to get through it. Games are so padded out with "walk slow here" or "do this slowly" etc it's just killing time and adding nothing to the experience a lot of the time. It's the same with enemies, they're never in the perfect sequence as you get to that point so you can stealth them pretty quick. Always miles away from the perfect points so you gotta sit and wait for a bit to kill time and extend the games "hours played". That's not just a fault of this game, it's standard now.

I will say the game is quite beautiful. I'll be glad ive completed it when I do, and as interesting as the story actually is, it has some strange plot choices and imo the game feels too long. It feels as if I am nearing the end though, Abby segment has well speeded things up I think.
 

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not happy that it didn't just let me smash Ellie's head in when I got the chance. I understand the game is telling a story, but I still want to have some choice in the things I do. I honestly didn't feel any guilt or on Ellie's side at all during the fight. The Abby shows mercy because of Lev? Still let me smash her face in and lev can hate me if he wants.

Probably only a few who feel the way I do.
 

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Completed it.

2nd half way better than the first half imo, had a better flow to it and seemed not to drag as much towards the end.

Glad I finished it.

Overall an alright game, think I played it too soon after the first so it felt longer than it was maybe.

Wonder if they'll leave the story there. Don't really know where they can go after this. I don't think I could be bothered with a third if I'm honest but I'd feel I had to play it because I've played the first 2 :lol:
 

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I have just really enjoyed a part of it now, going through haven I think it was called?? Fire everywhere, shooting baddies! Fire is always cool in a game :lol:

Syalr, it's where the sniper is shooting at you, not where you are learning to snipe?
. I thought that segment with abby was the best. That part with before and after