Left Behind details - a more playful take on The Last of Us

#1 Posted by Jeust (10478 posts) -

Gamespot released an article about the expansion: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/last-of-us-single-player-dlc-will-feel-playful-compared-to-main-game/1100-6417114/?ttag=mkt_lastofus_weeklyemail_sub&ftag=MKT8857738

Apparently it will focus more in two friends hanging out in a post-apocalyptic setting and having fun.

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21259 posts) -
Fun times for all!

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#3 Edited by Pr1mus (3812 posts) -

Fun by TLoU standards is probably pretty fucking grim anyway.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (23906 posts) -

Left Behind is a terrible name. It brings to mind those terrible novels and Kirk Cameron.

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#5 Posted by Flappy (2130 posts) -

Ellie needs more clothes! She can't survive in the Winter like that!

#6 Posted by ripelivejam (3543 posts) -

kirk cameron is ellie mcellie in The Left Behind of Us

#7 Edited by Klei (1768 posts) -

I'm not really interested, truth be told. I loved TLoU to death, but I don't see myself playing a 1-2h long DLC. Especially since TLoU took it's sweet-ass time to estbalish its gameplay. It's not really worth it to me, on paper at least.

#8 Edited by HatKing (5821 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Left Behind is a terrible name. It brings to mind those terrible novels and Kirk Cameron.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has PTSD from that shit. Buh.

Hopefully this is so good that I no longer can associate the words "left behind" with that condescending dribble.

#9 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Left Behind is a terrible name. It brings to mind those terrible novels and Kirk Cameron.

The book series wasn't that terrible. At least it's got nothing on the video game.

#10 Posted by Zeik (2223 posts) -

@klei said:

I'm not really interested, truth be told. I loved TLoU to death, but I don't see myself playing a 1-2h long DLC. Especially since TLoU took it's sweet-ass time to estbalish its gameplay. It's not really worth it to me, on paper at least.

I'm assuming they won't spend much of any time with tutorials in this. But honestly,I'm not quite sure how they'll handle this, since this is a prequel with an inexperienced Ellie.

#11 Posted by SunBroZak (1019 posts) -

I'm curious to see how it pans out. I quite liked the small comic series that acted as a prequel to The Last of Us.

#12 Posted by Yummylee (21259 posts) -

@zeik said:

@klei said:

I'm not really interested, truth be told. I loved TLoU to death, but I don't see myself playing a 1-2h long DLC. Especially since TLoU took it's sweet-ass time to estbalish its gameplay. It's not really worth it to me, on paper at least.

I'm assuming they won't spend much of any time with tutorials in this. But honestly,I'm not quite sure how they'll handle this, since this is a prequel with an inexperienced Ellie.

There's always the possibility that you'll control Riley, but If you do play as Ellie, combat is almost assured to be non-existent I would think, with it instead purely focusing on story with the odd puzzle. Which seems fine by me, even as someone that considers TLoU's combat to be superb.

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#13 Posted by ZolRoyce (631 posts) -

@flappy said:

Ellie needs more clothes! She can't survive in the Winter like that!

Don't go outside without your jacket on you'll catch a cold!

#14 Posted by Zeik (2223 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@zeik said:

@klei said:

I'm not really interested, truth be told. I loved TLoU to death, but I don't see myself playing a 1-2h long DLC. Especially since TLoU took it's sweet-ass time to estbalish its gameplay. It's not really worth it to me, on paper at least.

I'm assuming they won't spend much of any time with tutorials in this. But honestly,I'm not quite sure how they'll handle this, since this is a prequel with an inexperienced Ellie.

There's always the possibility that you'll control Riley, but If you do play as Ellie, combat is almost assured to be non-existent I would think, with it instead purely focusing on story with the odd puzzle. Which seems fine by me, even as someone that considers TLoU's combat to be superb.

I wouldn't say it would be non-existent. Ellie makes several quips early in TLOU about being good with a gun or bow, meaning she's used one before. The main difference would be that she would have to have a much more limited arsenal .

#15 Posted by GunstarRed (5030 posts) -

Until the end when they sucker punch you and Riley probably dies

#16 Edited by Yummylee (21259 posts) -

@zeik said:

@yummylee said:

@zeik said:

@klei said:

I'm not really interested, truth be told. I loved TLoU to death, but I don't see myself playing a 1-2h long DLC. Especially since TLoU took it's sweet-ass time to estbalish its gameplay. It's not really worth it to me, on paper at least.

I'm assuming they won't spend much of any time with tutorials in this. But honestly,I'm not quite sure how they'll handle this, since this is a prequel with an inexperienced Ellie.

There's always the possibility that you'll control Riley, but If you do play as Ellie, combat is almost assured to be non-existent I would think, with it instead purely focusing on story with the odd puzzle. Which seems fine by me, even as someone that considers TLoU's combat to be superb.

I wouldn't say it would be non-existent. Ellie makes several quips early in TLOU about being good with a gun or bow, meaning she's used one before. The main difference would be that she would have to have a much more limited arsenal .

Ellie's very first kill happens during The Last of Us, so there won't be any combat against human enemies at least. I suppose combat against the infected is possible, but I wouldn't think so. I would wager that her skills with weapons was built from being trained by Marlene and not direct combat, or she may have been making it up all along just to make Joel feel more comfortable in letting her use a gun.

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#17 Edited by spraynardtatum (2607 posts) -

Ashley Johnson was Chrissy in the show Growing Pains, she is Ellie in TLOU. The new DLC for TLOU is called Left Behind which was the title of a movie starring Kirk Cameron. Kirk Cameron was Mike Seaver, Chrissy's older brother, on the show Growing Pains.

Coincidence?

#18 Posted by OneManX (1680 posts) -

Ashley Johnson was Chrissy in the show Growing Pains, she is Ellie in TLOU. The new DLC for TLOU is called Left Behind which was the title of a movie starring Kirk Cameron. Kirk Cameron was Mike Seaver, Chrissy's older brother, on the show Growing Pains.

Coincidence?

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#19 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1539 posts) -

Will Nolan North be in this one?

#20 Edited by TheBarrylad (44 posts) -

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