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I don’t spend 50 quid on a new release just to be told how to think in the correct PC manner. I don’t care if you are a strong female, lesbian or a super tough female baddie....I really don’t care.. unless you are trying to tell me how to think, in which case you have achieved the opposite reaction.
Played 10 hours of this yesterday. It looks absolutely stunning on my PS4 Slim and LG Oled with HDR enabled. I am not sure what kind of black magic Naughty Dog used to make this game look so good but it is much superior to any other game I’ve played on this setup. Story wise, it is gripping. No character is left one-dimensional. They feel real, human. Movement is much improved from the first game too. Not to mention the fact that now you can really go and explore vast areas of your surroundings.
Lastly, I am not sure who in their right mind would badmouth this beautiful masterpiece. It just goes to show that some people are ill-willed, commenting without actually playing the game.
Without doubt, for me, this is the best example why a Playstation is a much better choice over all the other consoles.
Daughter review. "They had a masterpiece in the first. They had a chocolate cake baked by Gordon Ramsey, all they had to do was put a candle on. They failed. Ellie's character was changed. The whole thing was grim, no fun, a pointless message, trying to hard to signal diversity and inclusion. I trusted the director. He is a pyschopath. I hate this and will never play it again. Trouble is they've ruined the 1st one now. I will have to pretend the 2nd is a bad fan game and try to ignore it. Graphics are amazing. Game not."
Completed 11th July. I am absolutely gob smacked how some can give this game negative reviews and 1 star. I know we are all different but I am genuinely dumb founded. This is my second review, I had this game on order since March 2017 because I loved the first episode so much.
In a nut shell this game is truly remarkable, from the graphics which are just stunning to the story line and let me emphasise on the story. I said this on my last review, it is like a book that you can't put down and the emotions, well, ive just completed it and at the end I had goose bumps and believe it or not, a wave of emotion. Yes I know, you may think its sad but I genuinely felt emotional at the end and I am blinking 50 years old!! The twists and turns this game gives are amazing and when I switched to playing Abbey, at first I was gutted because I didnt want to play this horrible girl but when you understand what she has been through, you get drawn to her as well and half way through I had to challenge myself on who I preferred.
If your a young person who likes pick up into action at a million miles an hour, this probably isn't for you. But if you like a great emotional and thrilling story, then this game is a must. Highly suggest you complete episode one first though otherwise you won't feel the story line in this.
I honestly can not recommend this game enough. Truly staggering......
Naughty Dog.....you are legends. I will hope and pray there is a 3rd.
Don’t buy! If you must then wait for the price to go way down. Felt like Days Gone when running from the Horde. Completely ruined the dynamic of the story with what they did. If you loved the first game don’t buy.
Iam only about 3 hours in but what a game it’s absolutely fantastic so far i’ve heard all the stuff about the development team and what’s gone on with it and people saying don’t buy it well that’s up to them no offence to them that’s there opinion for me it’s a classic already Great smooth controls and stunning visuals and great sound 10/10 all around for me right Enjoy and got to run getting chased by clicker lol
Firstly - please ignore the (often offensive) negative reviews from the many homophobes and internet trolls out there who haven't even played or - more importantly - COMPLETED the game.
Because this game may be the best 3rd person action adventure of this generation.
You just really need to play this game if you are a fan of great games. It's as simple as that !!
I hope it ushers in many more just like it for the PS5 generation.
It took me 5 days to complete - playing a few chapters every day.
This means at least 25-30hrs of gameplay - more if you take your time and explore every nook and cranny !! It's one of those games that just when you think it's coming to an end - it keeps on giving. So in terms of VFM it's a clear winner too.
The story is strong - and is a straight continuation of the first game - told partly in flashback sequences. Its very 'adult' in tone - and doesn't pull its punches in any way !!
As many have mentioned - its very 'dark' and often brutally violent - though If you have played the first game thats exactly what you would expect. There are also some big surprises - and a few VERY controversial decisions in the story that you may not be wanting/expecting - and some that may shock you !! And yes - it uses revenge as its main story motivation - but it's just as much about living with the consequences of your actions, loyalty, friendship, love and, ultimately, forgiveness.
If you are familiar with the first game your loyalties WILL be challenged, your expectations shattered !!
It's the great script and exceptional v/o acting that really sell the story. The actors doing the original games voice work have returned - and are (again) superb. They just really know how to sell it to you - giving it real emotional weight - and make it all very believable.
Its also got Gay and Tran's characters in prominent roles - - but so what !!?? I can't believe this is an issue for some people - but if it is then can i remind you its 2020 !! Open up your mind and get over it !!
If anything this is ultra-modern and forward thinking work from the writers - and quite brave issues to take on in a video game. It's supposed to challenge you !! Not just in terms of game play - but emotionally and morally too !! Let's hope more video games are doing this in the next generation. :)
It's obviously been lovingly crafted technically too - in every way imaginable. Graphically it looks stunning. They have really optimised the graphics engine this time around. It plays superbly on my PS4 Pro - and looks beautiful on my 4K LG OLED TV.
It runs at 1440p and has a locked 30fps on the Pro - should that interest you. Easily good enough to look amazing on a good 4K TV - especially with HDR enabled. The clarity, depth and rich, lush looking environments looks truly next-gen. No slow-down, blurry textures or chuggy frame rates here - and it plays smoooooth !!! :)
The music is superb - perfectly pitched - it adds tension and drama when called for - but is subtle and never intrusive. You may even learn a few guitar chords !! ;) The sound design also adds so much atmosphere. Rainy days and nights, storms with thunder cracking all around you, fast white water rivers, gun shots and enemy chatter echoing around the level - a good surround sound system really brings this game to life !!
And don't get me started on those Infected/Clicker sounds. The Clickers have 'evolved' this time around - and are much more dangerous. I won't spoil the surprise by saying why or how - but OMG !! Be afraid !!
I have to admit i felt emotionally exhausted after completing it !! This is because it's VERY tense throughout and quite demanding in terms of gameplay - with a few difficulty spikes here and there - including one of the most panic-inducing Boss battles i've ever had to endure !!
The NPC enemy AI are also super smart this time - especially in tracking you down. If you get spotted violence from them is often fast and unforgiving. They work together. They flank you. You have to think and act fast or you will be in big trouble !!
Tip: Go slow, use stealth and the silent 'renewable' weapon options whenever you can - as ammo and resources are very scarce. Search every corner of every room in every building !! Many items and collectables are well hidden.
Oh - and take lots of breaks - your blood pressure will thank you !! ;)
Actually - as i have mentioned - difficulty is generally high throughout the game - even on the lower difficulty settings. Their idea of "moderate" is not the same as mine !!
So i recommend playing it on one of the lower (pre-set) difficulty levels first time through - then using the 'game+' to play the higher ones. This will reduce frustration - especially early on.
Don't say i didn't warn you !!
Strong G.O.T.Y. contender for me.
Congrat's to all at Naughty Dog.
Can't wait for their next Project. :)
PS: You can individually customise all difficulty settings (even during the game) if thats your thing - just be careful to not remove all the challenge !!
As I loved the original game I was sceptical about this one. Would I even like it? As I am at the early stages of the game here is my initial review.... it looks gorgeous, it someone told me I was playing on the PS5 I would have believed them. The controls are virtually the same as the original but the in game prompts are there also for newcomers. The story reminds you of how the original ended and where they are now. You get gently invented to the story and enemies, starting off easy with some runners before moving onto the harder clickers. There is a lot to take in at first as they move the story on by 7 years and introduce you to a lot more characters but it plays it out well. Has all the signs of a masterpiece but only time will tell... Update, must be about half way (I’m guessing) of this huge game. One of my favourite ever games. Only criticism is the way the story keeps going back in time, 2 months ago, 2 years ago, 5 years ago etc. I would rather play it in sequence, 5 years ago then moving forward. But other than that I see no faults at all. Overall: I’m not convinced by the story, in the first one you were on the same side, in this switching between two characters who are trying to kill each other, does not work for me. Would you play a game of football with one team in the first half a different in the second half, without being able to control who wins? A summary after completing the game... The story starts off really well but loses itself later on with changing characters and going back a few years. But the gameplay, for a third person shooter with some puzzles is one of best games available. Overall i enjoyed it and will play it again once it comes out on the PS5.