I have the same feelings even though I have played for only 5 hours o so. I am enjoying the game very much. Cant say about the rest of the game though. The story is deep. Like it shows much work have been put into. The attention to detail, characters interacting and talking with each other. Facial animations are out of this world.Finished it on Monday. Will talk about the story details (and spoilers) after some more people have finished it here but one thing I can say is that people Abuses will lead to baning about the story and characters based only on leaks are totally clueless, which is unsurprising of course.
I did like it overall, yes, but I will say that it has bittersweet parts as well. The story is thought-provoking and unsettling in some ways. It's very nuanced and does not follow popular story tropes about good guys and bad guys, saving the day as a hero/killing a villain, or anything like it. These motifs are common in most stories and in a sense, it was there in TLoU as well - at least in the ending because most people would have done what Joel did. But imagine if Joel had let Ellie die for a higher cause (vaccine) and if that story was written and explained with all the nuances and outcomes of making such a choice. It may not have appealed to as many people as it did with a more intuitive and emotional ending where Joel saves Ellie. But that doesn't mean it could not have been just as great a story in itself. So TLoU 2 is different in that regard, which does not mean it is bad. It makes difficult choices that it avoided in the first game, develops a deeper narrative around those choices, and goes beyond one's usual feelings and expectations which have a different manifestation in the circumstances of a post-apocalyptic world where survival and violence are intertwined and, for better or worse, are fundamental to everything.Did you like the overall story?
Holy f*ck! I had no idea we could do that! I just drop behind an enemy and do the usual stealth kill. This is badass and I'm going to do this in my ongoing second playthrough. The animations department in this game is just competing with itself. Like, this is real time gameplay which looks better than cutscene animations in most games.
am on the last subchapter ending it today.. yeah the parts which got leaked are done with but the games got some more to give out.Finished it on Monday. Will talk about the story details (and spoilers) after some more people have finished it here but one thing I can say is that people Abuses will lead to baning about the story and characters based only on leaks are totally clueless, which is unsurprising of course.
Coincidentally, I have been playing UC4's MP lately and since aerial takedowns are a thing in that game I tried a couple of times if that would work in TLOU 2 too, but i failed both times and since there was no button prompt just before you are about to execute an aerial takedown in UC4, i thought well it might not be a thing in TLOU 2. Glad to know that it exists though, I'll give it a try tonight. I just hope that ND releases the MP add on for this game asap. The original TLOU and even UC4's MP have possibly the most highly underated MP modes of this generation.did you guys know about being able to perform aerial takedowns and drop on your back in a reverse prone stance?
I really really hope they drop some info about the multiplayer soon. It's almost criminal to have gameplay mechanics this good and not have a multiplayer mode.I just hope that ND releases the MP add on for this game asap.
I'd say in terms of core mechanics, as in not including Snake's crazy gadgets such as the fulton device or the (lol) cardboard box, TLOU part II exceeds MGSV with the ability to perform aerial takedowns and dodge. Heck, with a well-timed dodge, Ellie can even dodge an incoming arrow lol.I've said this a few times already, but this game is as good of a stealth game as The Phantom Pain was. Almost the same range of moves (obviously with much more detaield animations).
This is something I find really odd. They could've at least had a scenario where you have to perform an aerial takedown during the opening section.The game doesn't communicate well that you can do all the cool things like running jump into prone position with gun out etc.
Yeah, great stuff. That minigame's probably some of the best use of the dualshock 4's touchpad in a non-VR game. People who haven't ever played a guitar and are interested could actually get the gist of the different chords and their variations.BTW, have you guys seen the guitar cover videos ?
Looks artsy in b/w and it does a good job of capturing that vertigo moment. I'd say you have a fair chance of getting in the top 3.
Production: Top tier.I played for around 5 hours and still into Seattle Day 1. Everything seems good for now. I have to say every time I play a Naughty Dog game, I say they have nailed it when it comes to attention to detail now after this one they have gone one step further. Visuals, hmmmm talking about visuals. It still boggles my mind that how is it even possible on a PS4. Undoubtedly the best looking game of this generation.
@Chandoo what are your thoughts in general? Way to shocking or is it worth it? I will definitely end it by this Weekend. Cant wait to see the credits role before someone spoils it online.
Hitman 3 is the first major multiplat game that seemingly runs worse on the PS5 compared to the Series X.iampasha said:Hitman 3 runs better on a 2060s then on a ps5
Whats the 10-series equivalent of 2060S?iampasha said:Hitman 3 runs better on a 2060s then on a ps5
yea seems very well optimizedShary Bhallu TC said:Hitman 3 runs pretty well on my ancient system ))