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#1 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

@oldirtybearon said:

@wemibelec90 said:

@gnatsol said:

@yummylee: That really bums me out then and makes me dislike that ending now. It sets up perfectly for it to be continued in a sequel but now it looks to end up becoming like a horror film ending... Bizarre cut to fin if there's no sequel. Too much of a broad ending.

I personally am very glad there won't be a continuation to the story of Ellie and Joel. It ended pretty much exactly where I wanted it to. I don't really see why anything else needs to be said after that final scene. They've come to terms with what they've done and are ready to move on.

Joel has, but Ellie's just as hollow and broken by the end of The Last of Us as Joel was in the beginning. She lays it all bare for him on that cliff. Everything she's seen and done since Boston has been for nothing. Ellie believed that through sacrificing herself to find a vaccine for the infection she would have been redeemed for all of the heinous, awful things she's done in the name of survival. Joel stole that redemption from her and perhaps worst of all, he stole her hope for the future. And she knows. She practically begged him to come clean, to give back her hope, but Joel is selfish. He's found his replacement for Sarah and he will manipulate or destroy anything that threatens that.

Joel is a real piece of shit, if you didn't guess.

That's not how I saw that ending. I do think Ellie isn't quite fully accepting of the events that played out just yet, but she quite obviously knows that Joel was lying to her at the end. Her final word of acceptance feels like her giving in to the lie and agreeing to live with what Joel has done for her. Joel may have been a completely terrible person for killing all those people and stealing away Ellie's hope for humanity, but it so perfectly fits his character that I couldn't find any fault in it. It was selfish and horrific, but I can't help but agree with him for Ellie's sake.

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

@gnatsol said:

@yummylee: That really bums me out then and makes me dislike that ending now. It sets up perfectly for it to be continued in a sequel but now it looks to end up becoming like a horror film ending... Bizarre cut to fin if there's no sequel. Too much of a broad ending.

I personally am very glad there won't be a continuation to the story of Ellie and Joel. It ended pretty much exactly where I wanted it to. I don't really see why anything else needs to be said after that final scene. They've come to terms with what they've done and are ready to move on.

#3 Edited by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

It never has bothered me. I don't even notice it unless I go from one game to another with very different FoVs and even then, I really have to look for it to notice.

#4 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

I did pre-order a PS4 (through Amazon, so I don't have to actually spend the money yet), but just so I have the option to own one at launch if I choose to do so. I haven't decided whether or not I will end up going through with it yet and probably won't for several months.

#5 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

Such a great RPG story and atmosphere-wise. Unfortunately, I really hate the combat. Still a good game to run through with cheats on to relive the story.

#6 Edited by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

I feel that too much more information would ruin part of the feel of Dark Souls. It really helps sell the player on being completely lost in the game. A bit more information could be okay, but much more than that might hurt the game's style.

#7 Edited by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

If they can fix the issues I had with the first game (the way forward being unclear at times and a clunky fighting system), it could be awesome. Regardless, it will be very pretty.

#8 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

I just watched it on Spike. No issues whatsoever, thanks to not needing the Internet to buffer the video.

#9 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

I think it could still happen. It all depends on how many of them they get made before launch, and that depends on how soon they announce final specs and everything. If you really want to get one locked in, preordering one through Amazon (if they do console preorders?) would be a good bet, since they don't charge the price until the item ships.

#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1626 posts) -

I'm really curious to just see how Microsoft and Sony spin things at their press conferences. I would really like a complete picture of launch day expectation from both of them but I know that won't happen.

I'm also extremely excited for the Ubisoft press conference. Not because of the games (ha!) but because of the train wreck that was last year's show from them. I can't wait to see how they top it this year. Having not slept last night will probably make it even better.