GB Spoilercast(?)

#1 Posted by TheBarrylad (44 posts) -

So, I saw a user in another thread mention that Jeff said this was unlikely... any confirmation on this? Yes... no... maybe?

I think there's a TONNE of stuff to talk about; the ending, the reviews, being "overrated", how it stacks up against other 'game of the year/generation' competitors, multiplayer, and more.

#2 Edited by bkbroiler (1624 posts) -

I'd love to hear a spoilercast of it! I just hope they talk a lot about it on the Bombcast today. :)

#3 Posted by Yummylee (21613 posts) -

If not, I think Alex may write something about it at the very least.

#4 Edited by Efesell (576 posts) -

I dunno, spoilercasts seem more appealing when the plot demands so much discussion or interpretation.

I love the story in this game, and I think it has one of the best endings in recent memory... but its rather uh... straightforward.

#5 Posted by JayEH (531 posts) -

Jeff pretty much said no on his tumblr

#6 Edited by wemibelec90 (1653 posts) -

@efesell said:

I dunno, spoilercasts seem more appealing when the plot demands so much discussion or interpretation.

I love the story in this game, and I think it has one of the best endings in recent memory... but its rather uh... straightforward.

I think the ending is open to some interpretation, but yeah, the rest is pretty straightforward. Don't know if it would be worth it.

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#7 Posted by Efesell (576 posts) -

@wemibelec90:

Hm, I can only really think of one question about the final scenes and even then I don't know that it would involve much of a discussion.

#8 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -

@efesell said:

I dunno, spoilercasts seem more appealing when the plot demands so much discussion or interpretation.

I love the story in this game, and I think it has one of the best endings in recent memory... but its rather uh... straightforward.

Didn't they do a spoilercast of Modern Warfare? If they did one for that then Last of Us will be fine.

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#10 Edited by Encephalon (1259 posts) -

I can't imagine it lasting very long. The Last of Us is a well told story, for what it is, which is a fairly standard interpretation of a densely-populated genre.

#11 Edited by kishinfoulux (2300 posts) -

Why would you need a spoiler cast for this game? It's pretty cut and dry.

#12 Posted by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -
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#13 Posted by Castiel (2598 posts) -

Hmm well that's a little dissapointing. I would love to hear their thoughts on the game and it doesn't matter if they do it a week from now, if they want to make sure enough people have finished it, as long as they make one.

As someone who has just finished the game I'm extremely interested in hearing the GB crew's opinion of it all.

#14 Posted by Hunkulese (2717 posts) -

@joeybagad0nutz: Modern Warfare had a crazy story with crazy twists. The Last of Us? Not so much.

#15 Posted by LoktarOgar (378 posts) -

I have no doubt that we'll basically get the equivalent of a spoilercast during GOTY deliberations.

#16 Edited by kishinfoulux (2300 posts) -

@naru_joe93 said:

@kishinfoulux: not at all, actually

Uh yeah it is. What is there to discuss? If Ellie knows Joel is lying or not? Seems pretty obvious she does.

That's pretty much it and seems clear to me.

#17 Posted by TheBarrylad (44 posts) -

There's more to discuss in a spoilercast than simply "on a scale of 1 to 10 how stunned were you at the surprise at the end?" Specifically within the context of just the ending, there's a lot to be said for the motivations of these characters, especially Joel. You might see it in black and white, one and done, a closed book, but there's enough chatter here and elsewhere that obviously the story is open to a lot of interpretation and debate.

It's not even just the ending though - a spoilercast would afford the lengthy, in depth talk that the game deserves without the tip toeing you get on a regular bombcast to avoid spoilers.

#18 Posted by Redbullet685 (6040 posts) -

People in here are saying there is nothing to talk about. What? Maybe not much if they only talk about the ending specifically, but there is a lot to the story throughout the game. I'd love to hear what they thought of all of the side characters, especially David, and how they felt about playing as Ellie. I hope they do a spoilercast.

#19 Posted by Vinny_Says (5704 posts) -

Spoilercasts should be reserved for:

  1. Stories with complex endings that are interpreted differently on many online forums.
  2. Sequels that wrap up a long story that's been going on for 2+ games.

Does the Last of Us fit into either? Call me narrow-minded or whatever, but as well told and interesting as the story is in that game, it doesn't warrant that much discussion, it's all pretty straightforward. They'll talk about it on the GOTY podcast for sure so don't worry duders.

#20 Edited by CornBREDX (5224 posts) -

Seems unnecessary and too late now. Any interest around this game is fading, and its not an incredibly mind blowing game. I mean the game is cool, don't get me wrong, but its not something that people are going out of their way to talk about.

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#21 Edited by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -

This thread is probably dead, but did ryan slightly confirm a spoilercast on the latest bombcast? He said something about "talking candidly" when they were all on the same page (beating the game)

THERE IS HOPE

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#22 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2561 posts) -

@naru_joe93 said:

This thread is probably dead, but did ryan slightly confirm a spoilercast on the latest bombcast? He said something about "talking candidly" when they were all on the same page (beating the game)

THERE IS HOPE

I doubt it'll happen, but there's always hope!

ED: ironic given the game we're talking about :D

#23 Posted by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: even if they dont do a spoilercast, theyll probably talk indepth in the goty deliberations.

Also, I have a sinking feeling this is going to be rdr all over again with jeff. He just seems to be completely writing the game off because he's too busy (lazy) to play it

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#24 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2561 posts) -

@naru_joe93 said:

@selfconfessedcynic: even if they dont do a spoilercast, theyll probably talk indepth in the goty deliberations.

Also, I have a sinking feeling this is going to be rdr all over again with jeff. He just seems to be completely writing the game off because he's too busy (lazy) to play it

I can definitely respect not wanting to play a grim game / waiting for the right mood to play it in - especially with Ryan having his wedding this weekend, I can see him just not being in the right mindset for it either.

Also, with that happening and PAX Australia being next month, the guys probably are pretty busy (considering they'd have to be playing TLoU in their spare time).

That said, I'd be kidding myself if I were to start hoping for TLoU getting a Giant Bomb GOTY - especially not with GTA5 coming out this year. That seems like so much more of a "giant bomb game".

At least we know Vin-dawg will give it a good word when GOTY comes around. He seemed impressed on the podcast.

#25 Edited by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: If it doesn't get in the top 3, I will be sorely disappointed with this site. It's number 1 for me (so far), but I could easily see my love of gta/rockstar overtaking its spot

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#26 Posted by key_of_zee (6 posts) -

It's funny, we recently did a spoilercast of The Last of Us. Over the course of two hours we spent a majority of the time talking about the humanity behind the game's characters and situations. We also talked a lot more about the gameplay than we thought we would.

#27 Posted by Milkman (16770 posts) -

Jesus, reading this thread is depressing.

#28 Posted by JasonR86 (9694 posts) -

I don't know why there's this idea that a spoilercast has to be about complex endings only. This game leaves an impression on audiences. Sometimes hearing people talk about their reactions to stories can be interesting too.

#29 Edited by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -

There's definitely not going to be a spoilercast for this. I just hope Jeff actually beats it before GOTY time. I know it might have a huge stigma due to when it was (near ryans passing) and the dark content matter might make it difficult to get through, but it really is one of the finest pieces of entertainment/art Ive had the pleasure of experiencing.

I, honestly, dont think any game has a chance of dethroning it as the best game made this year, even GTAV. I know vinny and patrick beat it, Brad said he's going to beat it out of "obligation" on the bombcast, not sure about alex, and jeff just seems to have no interest (which is understandable). Such shitty timing

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#30 Edited by corruptsaves (216 posts) -

@thebarrylad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eftyUF0IzNE
After GB these guys have lately become my next favorite gaming web site pretty much.

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