posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Mar 21, 2014
Member since Sep 2013
I will not be rating this game based upon online since this was only a rental and it is a $10 charge in order to play online which I have to say feels pretty steep.... This game has a 15 hour long story which was good from the beginning up until the end (the end I felt was slightly disappointing) and will have you on the edge of your seat at times. This is not your ordinary shooter, you need to ration your ammo and supplies and you will not always be able to fight your way out of situations. Against raiders and 'zombies' the combat will always stay interesting and at times overwhelming and the story will intrigue you enough to want to complete this game. I find it disappointing that there are no choices to make like whether to trust certain survivors to come with you if they will either benefit you or stab you in the back, it just feels like a lost opportunity that could have made this game perfect. Also it feels odd that enemies can fire at you for minutes yet after you kill them they have one bullet on them, or how come your character does not feel like wearing armor when he is being shot at more than half the time. Despite the short comings, this is an excellent game and I hope future shooters, survival, and horror games learn from this and strive to do what this game did not do.
Excellent, emotionally moving, great storytelling.
posted by Shonsu (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Mar 20, 2014
Member since Feb 2013
Totally love this game, the opening sequence is one of the best I've ever seen, if not THE best. I enjoyed pretty much every moment of this game and every part of it.
The acting is very well done by all characters, and the growth of Joel and even Ellie is very well done as well. As I saw written somewhere else, this game is the zombie movie we want to see.
Ellie is one of the best characters I've seen in games. Female or otherwise. All her interactions/reactions seem totally believable considering the circumstances and the people complaining about this game as being a bad example of women in games need to actually play the game.
Long story short, love this game. Well done story, well done voice acting, great graphics, great game play, great great great. This game made me (at various points): physically sad, happy, frustrated, and angry. And I don't mean AT the game, I mean IN the game.