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Posted by mracoon (4972 posts) 10 months, 17 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 1: The Last of Us vs. inFamous (611 votes)

The Last of Us 72%
inFamous 28%

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A fight between two amazing PS3 exclusives.

The Last of Us (2013)

What the community has to say:

The mature – and often gruesome – subject matter of this title proves that as a company, Naughty Dog is interested in making games players want, rather than rehashing the same trite garbage that other developers seem to be publishing. The Last of Us is without a doubt a must-buy for any PS3 owner or fungus enthusiast.

From user review by @vermisean

inFamous (2009)

What the community has to say:

inFamous is the best open world game to grace this generation so far, and not just because it's so much fun, but because it can take a basic shooter formula, combine it with platforming and some of the coolest powers I've ever seen and turn it into something so much fun that I can never get enough.

From user review by @tikicobra

Voting closes at 12pm GMT / 4am PST Thursday.

#1 Edited by Master_Funk (734 posts) -

Infamous was pretty good, but TLOU is my joint GOTG with Dark Souls, so that wins.

#2 Posted by Gatehouse (633 posts) -

inFamous was brilliant. Shame it had to come up against Naughty Dog's masterpiece.

#3 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

I love inFamous. This was mean :/

#4 Edited by Leonshade (61 posts) -

I voted for Infamous. Someone had to.

#5 Edited by Yummylee (21750 posts) -

Both are on my top ten of the generation list, but The Last of Us manages to win out in the end.

#6 Edited by hermes (1494 posts) -

I haven't played TLOU, but I loved both inFamous...

It was the only fair option.

#7 Edited by CaLe (3994 posts) -

LASTUS is my personal Game of the Forever so... easy choice. No other game has made me feel such a direct connection with characters I cared for.

#8 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

infamous got a lot of things right in the whole super hero genre, like the whole taking photos and his best friend's wacky antics to get girls attentions added a level of camp. It felt a lot like when the Spiderman games were at the peak of their form. Plus it gave me the vibe of 90s and 80s era comics the whole McFarlane baditude era where everyone was edgey.

It's an solid B game

#9 Posted by Marcsman (3209 posts) -

inFamous

#10 Posted by Danteveli (1187 posts) -

I bet Last of Us wins but I had more fun playing Infamous so I have to go with it.

#11 Edited by madman356647 (273 posts) -

I didn't like infamous. Plan to play Last of us later on

#12 Edited by Vanick (332 posts) -

If this was between The Last of Us and Infamous 2 it would be a slightly tougher decision but I didn't really like the first Infamous.

#13 Edited by Milkman (16838 posts) -

I have to question the seeding here a bit. These both seem like games that should be going deep into the tournament.

I went with The Last of Us but both games are fantastic.

#14 Posted by altairre (1196 posts) -

I think the Infamous games are bad and incredibly boring (played both of them nearly to completion). Don't care about the characters or the story and the gameplay is repetetive and becomes dull very quickly. Last of Us in one of the best games this generation and my GotY for 2013 so I'll go with that.

#15 Posted by Killerfridge (309 posts) -

Definitely The Last of Us, no question. I goddamn love that game.

#16 Edited by awesomeusername (4191 posts) -

This thread is like the racist version of vidya games. Gamist? (I'm kidding!) But seriously? inFamous, one of my favorite games this gen against TLOU, my #1 personal favorite this gen? Didn't even give ole Cole a chance.:/ Oh well, better to get knocked out by the best game this gen then by something like Dragon Age or Halo.

I picked inFamous just because I knew it'd lose. But you just wait. Second Son will win GOTG next gen!

#17 Posted by BeachThunder (11987 posts) -

I have no PS3 and I must vote.

#18 Posted by TooWalrus (13218 posts) -

The Last of Us is very close to being my game of the year. I tried playing InFamous... didn't particularly care for it. Zeke was annoying and lame.

#19 Posted by Hunter5024 (5702 posts) -

This one hurts. Close the poll quick, like a bandaid.

#20 Edited by LackingSaint (1818 posts) -

Easily The Last of Us. inFamous is neat and I wish it could've got further, but TLoU is definitely a top game of the generation contender.

#21 Posted by CornBREDX (5350 posts) -

The Last of Us wasn't that great, but Infamous was awful and boring. I don't get peoples reverence for Infamous at all.

I chose the Last of Us just because I was able to finish it and it was ok. It's not really a game of the generation for me, though.

#22 Posted by Atlas (2449 posts) -

I don't love The Last of Us as much as a lot of other people love TLoU, but I do think it's an excellent game. I beat inFamous, but didn't really get why people were so high on it - I thought it was pretty good, but nothing special.

#23 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1430 posts) -

You heartless bastard making me choose between the two. If a gun was againt my head i would choose The Last of Us....im sorry inFamous

#24 Edited by Apparatus_Unearth (3165 posts) -

I really loved inFamous, and TLoU was really good too but just as a personal favorite I have to go with inFamous.

#25 Edited by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

InFamous is one of the worst games i've ever played and The Last of Us is one of the best so.... The Last of Us it is.

#26 Posted by wemibelec90 (1696 posts) -

If The Last of Us played better (as otherwise, it's a fantastic game), I would vote for it in a heartbeat. Infamous is just too enjoyable to play to not vote for it.

#27 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I liked what I played of Infamous but it was pretty long and I wasn't very engrossed in the story. I have yet to play The Last of Us.

I'm going to sit this one out.

#28 Posted by JayEH (534 posts) -

Damn it, the last of us is going to win. It's a good game but I think its overrated.

#29 Posted by PulledaBrad (612 posts) -

The only knock agains inFamous was the irritating noise when the dude ran. Drove me up the wall. Last of Us is gonna win b/c its the newest release.

#30 Posted by CaLe (3994 posts) -

@pulledabrad said:

The only knock agains inFamous was the irritating noise when the dude ran. Drove me up the wall. Last of Us is gonna win b/c its the newest release.

Yeah, that's the only reason it's going to win. No way could it possibly be the better game or anything, noooo sir.

#31 Edited by BaconGames (3438 posts) -

I'm going to abstain because I haven't payed either and don't want to necessarily assume I'd prefer The Last of Us although I suspect I would.

#32 Posted by Starkeh (18 posts) -

I enjoyed Infamous quite a lot and the IP has grown on me over-time. But The Last of Us hit home in many ways I thought it wouldn't and also had surprising depth to its game-play which made it really enjoyable after coming off Uncharted. So The Last of Us for me.

#33 Edited by Coafi (1489 posts) -

Sorry, inFamous. As much as I liked you, your sequel was way better, but in no way do you compete with The Last of Us.

#34 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1689 posts) -

@coafi said:

Sorry, inFamous. As much as I liked you, your sequel was way better, but in no way do you compete with The Last of Us.

Kind of an unfair matchup here for sure. However, I still had a ton of fun with the Infamous games and I'm still excited for the new PS4 entry, make no mistake.

#35 Posted by PulledaBrad (612 posts) -

@cale said:

@pulledabrad said:

The only knock agains inFamous was the irritating noise when the dude ran. Drove me up the wall. Last of Us is gonna win b/c its the newest release.

Yeah, that's the only reason it's going to win. No way could it possibly be the better game or anything, noooo sir.

You dont think the game being fresher in peoples minds isnt a factor? CRAZY PERSON!

#36 Edited by CaLe (3994 posts) -

@pulledabrad: I think it's a double-edged slashing sword of redundancy. The effect of it being recent is surely negated by the fact less people have had the chance to play it. I also think it's clearly the weaker game, so all extraneous factors being equal I feel confident it would lose here.

#37 Posted by Buneroid (428 posts) -

This was a tough one for me. Infamous was one of my first games. I think it's more fun to play but TLOU is a work of art. I feel kind of shitty giving a game where the actual mechanics were not as fun my vote, but... I just don't know. Video games.

#38 Posted by Kain55 (129 posts) -

I'm surprised The Last of Us isn't winning by more to be honest. That game is ridiculously good. Of course I may be biased because I dislike the way Infamous plays immensely but oh well.

#39 Posted by Y2Ken (1154 posts) -

This for me is "Wonderful story with strong gameplay" versus "Pretty mediocre story with some of my favourite gameplay of the generation".

I could really go with either of these. It's tough because the Last of Us hype train is still rolling strong right now (choo choo!) so that makes me want to pick it more than I might in a few months.

But y'know, I'll go with inFamous. I platinumed that game, playing through it with both alignments, and trying it on both normal and hard difficulties. Mechanically there's been almost no other game that made me want to come back to it as much as that game did. It was so gratifying. Also I don't honestly see it beating TLOU, and it deserves recognition. I'm certainly okay with inFamous not winning, but it would be my pick even in a vacuum.

#40 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (279 posts) -

What? Was this matchup based entirely on them both being PS exclusives or what? After the Skyrim vs L4D thread, I wouldn't be surprised if you're just pulling titles out of a hat.

Anyway, voted Infamous on account of it actually being fun to play.

#41 Posted by JesusHammer (139 posts) -

Why is this inFamous and not inFamous 2 which is leagues better?

#42 Posted by SharkEthic (1049 posts) -

Why is this inFamous and not inFamous 2 which is leagues better?

I prefer inFamous 2 as well (inFamous has no place on a GotG list), but it'd still get fucked by The Last Of Us.

#43 Posted by mracoon (4972 posts) -

It won't be the last time we see the TLOU as it wins with 72% of the vote and 597 votes cast.

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