I think this game is absolutely amazing, I love the emotional story and the relationship between the two protagonists. The dialogs are good and you really feel with the characters. However, something threw me off the entire time: the constant shootouts with bandits/scavengers. Seriously, it completely detached me from the characters sometimes.
Joel litterally murders hundreds of people in the course of the game. Should a good character really do that? Was that really necessary, Naugthy Dog?
The combat is fun, but not if you constantly do it. I mean if you had to kill 2 or 3 dudes every once in a while to protect you and Ellie it would have been awesome but if you fight one army after another it becomse ridiculous. How are 2 people able to kill so many bandits and are fine in the end? That is just beyond unrealistic imo.
I would have loved it much more if there had been more story and less shooting. And seriously the last part of the game reminded me of Max Payne.
What do you think? Did the game really need that?