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#1 Edited by Napalm (9020 posts) -

...The Last Of Us is now a multiplayer title, too.

Ugh.

Who the hell is coming to The Last Of Us like, "yo dawg, I need to get my multiplayer on!"

#2 Posted by Nentisys (889 posts) -

lol

#3 Posted by StarvingGamer (8156 posts) -

I just saw one of your knees do an odd jerking motion.

You may want to have that looked at.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (21546 posts) -
#5 Posted by Demoskinos (14777 posts) -

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

#6 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Can I transform into spiders?

#7 Edited by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Didn't they talk about that already? they didn't say what it was going to be but I'm sure I watched some interview where they said "The Last of Us will have multiplayer", whatever It's Naughty Dog I'm sure they will make something worthwhile with a mutiplayer mode.

#8 Edited by Village_Guy (2546 posts) -

/sigh

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#9 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

I hadn't heard this but apparently it has been known for awhile now.  Even that article is over a week old.

#10 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@AngelN7: It just popped up on my news feed in Facebook from the official page saying, "multiplayer confirmed," so I assumed it hadn't been confirmed yet, but I see

#11 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

#12 Posted by Yummylee (21546 posts) -

@braveortega said:

Can I transform into spiders?

You'll be able to turn into a swarm of tiny Ellen Pages.

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Oh fuck off. Aren't we passed constantly conplaining about multiplayer we know literally nothing about?

#14 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@braveortega said:

Can I transform into spiders?

You'll be able to turn into a swarm of tiny Ellen Pages.

This is the creepiest thing I've ever read.

@CL60: You shut your whore mouth.

#15 Posted by ProfessorEss (7324 posts) -
@Village_Guy said:

/sigh

Are you sighing at the idea of shoehorning multi-player into Last of Us? 
Or sighing at the immature, binary reactions to it?
#16 Posted by Sackmanjones (4688 posts) -

Remember when people said this about uncharted 2. I believe both the single player AND multiplayer were great.

#17 Posted by Sackmanjones (4688 posts) -
@CL60
Oh fuck off. Aren't we passed constantly conplaining about multiplayer we know literally nothing about?
And if you don't agree with my prior statement then I'll go with this
#18 Posted by Village_Guy (2546 posts) -

@ProfessorEss:

Both, mostly at people being up in arms about it a week late...

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#19 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

Final Fantasy XVI to have 8 player deathmatch multiplayer. -_- Ah well, that's the way the wind blows I guess. I do see having multi in a single player focused game as devs saying, "our game isn't worth $60, let's add multiplayer". *shrugs* I guess we will wait for Beyond and The Last Guardian to announce their multiplayer component.

#20 Posted by crazyleaves (645 posts) -
@Sackmanjones
Remember when people said this about uncharted 2. I believe both the single player AND multiplayer were great.
Yeah, no shit Sherlock. Naughty Dog does great multiplayer. Why is this a thing?
#21 Posted by DemBones (69 posts) -

This is redonkulous.

#22 Posted by yoshisaur (2708 posts) -

@Napalm: Who the hell cares? As long as they don't shy away from making the single-player experience phenomenal, why is it a death sentence for some that a game has multi-player. You're literally crying to the masses that variety isn't the spice of life. Just don't use it, Jesus.

#23 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4415 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Oh fuck off. Aren't we passed constantly conplaining about multiplayer we know literally nothing about?

This

@Sackmanjones said:

Remember when people said this about uncharted 2. I believe both the single player AND multiplayer were great.

..and this.

These.

Those.

Dem.

#24 Posted by Demoskinos (14777 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

I'm not. Skipped Mass Effect 3 for similar reasons. If you don't like something voting with your dollar is the only way you can make your opinion voiced. I'm through with companies not being confident enough in a single player product to ship it on its own merits without some sort of extra bulletpoint on the box. So fuck them I'll give my money to someone else.

#25 Posted by Sackmanjones (4688 posts) -
@crazyleaves
@Sackmanjones
Remember when people said this about uncharted 2. I believe both the single player AND multiplayer were great.
Yeah, no shit Sherlock. Naughty Dog does great multiplayer. Why is this a thing?
Who the fuck you callin Sherlock?
#26 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

If it wasn't Naughty Dog, I'd be concerned.

But it's Naughty Dog, so... I'm fine with it.

#27 Edited by Irvandus (2877 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@braveortega said:

Can I transform into spiders?

You'll be able to turn into a swarm of tiny Ellen Pages.

But she won't actually do anything. She'll just sit there and be apathetic as Ellen Pages are know to do. Also how is this news to anyone, it's Naughty Dog, of course they'd add multiplayer.

#28 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

Uncharted has had great multiplayer. I'm sure this will be pretty cool as well.

At the very least, you know they'll give it their best shot to put a unique spin on it.

#29 Posted by andriv (256 posts) -

do we have any reason not to trust naughty dog with this?

Uncharted turned out great, mp and sp.

Please stop complaining about things we know nothing about, this is a reaction to what the video game market has become and naughty dog has put it to good use in the last two uncharted games.

Lets give them a chance to answer the "what can you tell me about ze multiplayer?" question before we start judging.

#30 Posted by Jimbo (9804 posts) -

I assume it'll be standard deathmatch yawnfest multiplayer, but Day Z flavoured multiplayer would be interesting.

#31 Edited by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

I'm not. Skipped Mass Effect 3 for similar reasons. If you don't like something voting with your dollar is the only way you can make your opinion voiced. I'm through with companies not being confident enough in a single player product to ship it on its own merits without some sort of extra bulletpoint on the box. So fuck them I'll give my money to someone else.

Fair enough. Bummer that you will miss out on some singleplayer experiences. Unfortuantely I think that more people will pay for games that have multiplayer than games that do not which makes your little stance sort of pointless because it will not result in any change. Not trying to be a dick at all but it seems that missing out on some great single player experiences for the sake of not making any impact on where the industry is going seems kinda pointless. Unless you actually do play games that have multiplayer and are making no sense.

#32 Posted by yoshisaur (2708 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

I'm not. Skipped Mass Effect 3 for similar reasons. If you don't like something voting with your dollar is the only way you can make your opinion voiced. I'm through with companies not being confident enough in a single player product to ship it on its own merits without some sort of extra bulletpoint on the box. So fuck them I'll give my money to someone else.

So, you're tired of companies making stupid decisions that cost them millions when their product doesn't ship in the end. I'm pretty sure that a company just recently played Titanic because their game didn't sell enough. This is 2012, people don't buy games for single-player only any more as much as they use to. This "trend" is what we call evolution of a product. People found that persistent online play with their buddies is something they desire.

All I can see from this is that you either

1) Deny yourself of a good game for an extremely obtuse reason to support your theory of "speak with your wallet." (Which will never work when you're a minority),

or

2) Never really cared about the game really in the first place, so you're just using your typing skills to pretend like we should care that you're denying yourself (what is obviously a good looking game) for the sake of being part of that crowd.

TL;DR: Welcome to 2012 buddy, much like arcade-games, things evolve.

#33 Edited by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

I'm not. Skipped Mass Effect 3 for similar reasons. If you don't like something voting with your dollar is the only way you can make your opinion voiced. I'm through with companies not being confident enough in a single player product to ship it on its own merits without some sort of extra bulletpoint on the box. So fuck them I'll give my money to someone else.

You know most of those are totally optional right? (well there might be a debate in the case of ME3) , but I don't think is enough reason to shy away from great games , Uncharted 2 has it did you skip that one too? because I'm pretty sure that game stood out to most people for it's single player while also having a fun multiplayer component, I don't think is fair to compare other companies track record on it's handling of a franchise and multiplayer with others that have been successfully doing it.

#34 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Really guys? Really? You're going to complain about a trend that has been happening for years now? Also, last I heard Uncharted's multiplayer was actually good. So calm down and relax and maybe check out the multiplayer before you whine about it? Oh wait this is the internet, you guys will complain about anything.

#35 Edited by killacam (1284 posts) -

i just don't like how multiplayer needs to be a requisite to release a game these days. for me, games are singular experiences, much like a film or novel. i rarely appreciate them superimposing the gameplay side of a journey i just finished just because that's what's done nowadays, that's what will bring the people. for me, gameplay is not the main focus in a game like the last of us (or most other narrative-driven games) as it is in, say, god of war (the whole point of which is to have fun killing loads of mythical beasts. and it IS fun). so focusing on this side of things just to beef up a game like this just seems really shallow and kind of missing the point, to me.

#36 Edited by DeF (4863 posts) -

@Napalm said:

...The Last Of Us is now a multiplayer title, too.

Ugh.

Who the hell is coming to The Last Of Us like, "yo dawg, I need to get my multiplayer on!"

you seem to automatically equate multiplayer with competitive shooter deathmatch-type gameplay.

maybe they thought of some co-op variant like survival challenges or even full campaign co-op?

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

On a scale from 1 to 10 this is just stupid. See above for a non-asshole reaction to a statement like this.

#37 Posted by stryker1121 (1404 posts) -

It's a kneejerk reaction to complain about MP in games like Last of Us, but it's a Pavlov's dogs deal after seeing the shoehorning of shitty MP into games like Dead Space 2. People see it as a cynical cash grab, or as something that will negatively impact the campaign. Perception = reality ofttimes for those pursuing this hobby of ours.

#38 Posted by Rafaelfc (1332 posts) -

I just find it hilarious that a game called "the last of us" can potentially have about a dozen people running around... lol

#39 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

Oh fuck the overreaction squad is out in full force today.

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#40 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

I just find it hilarious that a game called "the last of us" can potentially have about a dozen people running around... lol

They'll have to change the title to The Last Sixteen of Us or something.

#41 Posted by Yummylee (21546 posts) -

@DeF: They've said the campaign is going to be completely single-player, or at least Ellie will be permanently controlled by an AI. I'm almost certain that whatever multiplayer component they're cooking up will be separate from the main campaign.

#42 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Honestly, I dont see it as an issue. The last two uncharted games had multiplayer, and they were alright. Didn't take away from the campaign.

#43 Posted by DeF (4863 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@DeF: They've said the campaign is going to be completely single-player, or at least Ellie will be permanently controlled by an AI. I'm almost certain that whatever multiplayer component they're cooking up will be separate from the main campaign.

Alright, I think I forgot that bit. Still, it doesn't give any reason for people to go nuts again just because they dropped the word multiplayer and that automatically means it's gonna turn into CoD.

#44 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

I'm not. Skipped Mass Effect 3 for similar reasons. If you don't like something voting with your dollar is the only way you can make your opinion voiced. I'm through with companies not being confident enough in a single player product to ship it on its own merits without some sort of extra bulletpoint on the box. So fuck them I'll give my money to someone else.

DUMB

#45 Posted by Nightriff (5023 posts) -

I'll get it to play the single player because that looked fantastic and just ignore the multiplayer, just like the Uncharted 2, 3 and Mass Effect 3 where I have never entered the multiplayer menus.

#46 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Rafaelfc said:

I just find it hilarious that a game called "the last of us" can potentially have about a dozen people running around... lol

They'll have to change the title to The Last Sixteen of Us or something.

Uhhhhhh.....okay guys. A dozen people running around is still not a lot of people. We're talking about a 12 of about 7 billion. Do you really think 'The Last of Us' really only means 'The Last 2 of Us?'

No. No it does not.

#47 Posted by Demoskinos (14777 posts) -

@ck1nd: Please. Nobody buys singleplayer anymore? What about the bajjilion copies of skyrim that sold last year or for that matter Batman:Arkham city? There are still high profile single player only games that release and do fantastic. And while it did slightly worse than the previous game Final Fantasy XIII-2 also sold well over a million copies. Single player still sells.

#48 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

These knee-jerk reactions really are the worst. I thought we already went through this with Uncharted 2 and realized that Naughty Dog does pretty good multiplayer? Sigh.

#49 Posted by OneFreeman (94 posts) -

@laserbolts: @laserbolts said:

@Demoskinos said:

Whelp....add this to my ignore pile then. I don't give a damn how good the single player is I just can't get behind this trend that every goddamn thing needs multiplayer. So can't support it.

I honestly can't tell if you are being serious or not. I hope you are not.

Jesus me too. If not it's the stupidest argument I've ever heard.

#50 Posted by andriv (256 posts) -

@Demoskinos: skyrim is a huge game and probably a great value for $60. Batman is not an original ip and is much easier to sell

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