Best of E3 2012 Editors' Choice Awards
The Last of Us
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- Posted 06/04/2012
Naughty Dog's post apocalyptic action game had a spectacular showing at E3 this week. Protagonists Joel and Ellie wowed the crowd at Sony's press briefing on Monday as they fought not with infected zombielike enemies, but with opportunistic and well-armed gangs of other survivors. The animations were fluid, the environments were gorgeous, and the combat was brutal. Where The Last of Us impressed us most, though, was with its AI.
That's no mean feat given that we got to see guys getting their faces remodeled with blunt objects, but the AI in The Last of Us is so good that--until you see the same demo played through a second time and realize that characters' actions aren't scripted--it's hard to believe that it's AI at all. Joel and Ellie reference their surroundings as they converse believably, enemies behave differently depending on the weapon you're carrying and whether or not they outnumber you, and Ellie is quick to assist you in the event that you run out of ammo and subsequently find yourself on the receiving end of a beating. We've yet to step into Joel's boots ourselves, but we can't wait to try them on for size when The Last of Us is released sometime next year.
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Wow this is the first time i wished i had a PS3 (next to my xbox), this looks great and exciting. Allthough watchdogs looks incredible too. I'm really liking what ubisoft is doing at the moment.
i like to include new nfs:mw in my list but it is not clear for us that crirerion games( superb racing company )
let us use tuning and i think it lacks mw story (f*****g last match with razor that was tooooooo difficult and long
and i didnt earn my own bmw at last can you give it back to me or i have to ....!!!!)
for god's sake present nfs gamers with mw like story (even fast and furious like!!!) and lot of tuning options (both black box and criterion)
Am I the only one who looks at these PS3 comments with disgust? I own a PS3, but to see all my fellow gamers insulting the xbox platform, feels wrong, and childish. Give up guys, you don't see xbox owners here acting foolish and ignorant. only ps3 players....makes me wonder about that bogus "ps3 maturity" article that came out a while back.�
the best shows:
1-watch dogs 2-halo 3-last of us 4-beyond:two souls�5-tomb raider (for pc gamers like me its like piece�of paradise beside uncharted that is not yet experienced and explored �6-assassin's creed iii (its stage show wasn't much better than� second game show in e3 2009 except its ship show that i still does't experience it but�i predict �it is much like pop2 first level in daylight and ac3 style) and so on 7-moh:w
the worst shows:1-splinter cell : blacklist because of san fisher sound that is changed and its medicore graphics(my own idea its is more like gr:fs performance across my eyes or sight)2-cod:bo2 with it ridiculous environment that is much like halo & deus ex:hr and bulletstorm like primary weapon without its laser and reiterative gameplay and climax moments and specially all characters have same animation�!!!!!!!!!!!!!
console is about dead. ya i know you can say its stronger then ever. That is if your willing to ignore all the obvious signs that point to them being stagnate and the fact that all though it apears to have new consoles and games coming out that they are just old games and renivated consoles. same crap new dressing. Also you may want to notice that consoles are more and more looking like computers the way they are required to have a key code(soon) and they will be come untradeable. ppl will get tired of it and say between no replayablity and keycodes id just rather play online. Its a crock of you know what but will still happen.
I say its time to get back to the old school systems update there graphics and do what every one does. Give it a new name and let us play the way it was ment to be played. unresticted.
My Top 10, best of E3:
1. The Last of Us (have you seen the gameplay mechanics)
2. Watch Dogs (GTA IV replica high tech)
3. Beyond: Two Souls (if you haven't played Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit or Heavy Rain, then you're missing out)
4. Gears of War Judgement (love the franchise)
5. Tomb Raider (a f***ing reboot! Gotta play Lara)
6. God Of War Ascension (Kratos is back, kick ass and slay demons, yeah)
7. StarWars 1313 ("...!game this play must We...")
8. Assassins Creed 3 (no comment)
9. Hitman Absolution (the original assassin is back, missed you Agent 47)
10. Splinter Cell Blacklist (Sam Fisher, kill first, ask questions later)
Sorry Call of Duty; Black Ops 2 (they could have made a sequel or prequel from the first game, but now the future, hmm), you didnt' make it to my list. Loved your gameplay mechanics on E3 didn't blow me off from my seat.
How is Project P-100 NOT on this list?! It deserves a TON of love especially because it's my most anticipated Wii-U title and it definitely NEEDS to be more well known. Gamespot, please out of the goodness of your hearts add Project P-100 to this list so Platinum Games doesn't have another Vanquish.
�@Valardy never going to happen
a ND is owned by Sony
�@c0kemusheen�Eh 360 fanboys turn up in full force as well.The thing is Sony had more first party stuff.Ms went Kinect happy and Nintendo is showing off WiiU stuff.Sony had a better E3 then the other two.Sony should had shows more Vita games at E3,that said this E3 wasn't all that great.Next year should be fun tho with the next gen consoles.
�@aam77t Why did they have to change Sam Fisher's voice act? COD: BlackOps2 certainly looks like a Deux Ex game. Hope they never change MASTER CHIEF'S VOICE! arrrg!
�@mohammadmadrid�LOL, LAST OF US MY FRIEND
�@spindrift11b�Their are reasons why consoles are around.If you want top tier games you buy a console..not saying Pc games are not top tier just their are games that are made just for consoles and games just for Pc.
�@spindrift11b�yea man absolutely right, this exclusiveness is killing me. it sucks, all games should be�available�for all platforms, at the end of the day PC gamers experience the best graphics, let this LAST OF US got hell,�
�@Maionaz i dont know why the fucken writer didn't mention it or MoH:WF
�@dalua360�What he said... and I would add AC3 and the list would be perfect, best 5 ever!
�Where is the dislike button? I really want to thumbs down your comment!
�@gamergath�wait.....what about BATTLEFIELD 3 :'(
�not to worry, this title is indeed on this very list
i personally think changing sam fisher's is like changing reznov�voice actor�that is gary oldman and replace it with sam worthington his�performance is�not bad but also superb when it come with alex mason but we accepeted with our mind gary oldman is experienced in russian tone or it is like changing max payne's voice act ? it wont have that impression after doing this ( i personally think it is better to use max voice actor for sam too !!!) we didnt hear much words from new sam fisher's voice actor
but i think his voice was not enough old for this character with so much white hair
cod:bo2 using too much warm colors (i hate every game like this that has this fact like prototype!!! but it is my idea and problem with such game not deus ex because it use so much gold and black that is not�so bad when it has fantastic gameplay and sountracks)
even cod:bo2 stage show present us crysis 2 like hud that i personally�recognize it!!!!!
i am pc gamer i dont know anything about halo series (i think in midn it is tough and fantastic but it can not win the micrsoft vs sony match when it besides beyond & the last of us )
�@risseer23 That's exactly why I have a PC, to have top tier games :)� I also have an Xbox but my personal preference is the PC.� Simplicity + comfort of living room = console, new tech + staggering array of varied games = PC.� It just sucks when one particular developer makes games exclusively for one system.� The Last of Us developer being owned by Sony makes this one quite understandable though.
�Its really simple and i might add that i think its a great idea.� If you dont have any thing good to say, then dont say any thing at all. i do believe its called manners. its one thing to not like a game but no one said it was ok to belittle the person saying they liked it. it be called morals. not to be confused with rights.
�@1337hackz Thanks on my LIST approval. Hahaha, about tomb raider... it seems you really haven't acknowledged the previous games that this title was in; Tomb raider anniversary, Tomb raider 3, Tomb raider Underworld. Great games. Great times.
�@shaun427 Battlefield 3 didn't quite make it because it was out last year... Unless there was BATTLEFIELD 4 with a great storyline, it would be totally totally awesome. Coz it does have cool destruction graphics.
�@shaun427 You see the problem is that today's gaming society tries to look sophisticated, And it pi**es me off. And this is why Games like Battlefield 3 (not COD) are a victim of this sorta wrong judgments.
A good/classic shooter can still be as good as any other game.
And I believe you're right the package was impressive and keeps the online play alive for a long time, but it doesn't worth 50$.
�Wow where do i start?? ok i think you misunderstud something.� Ok i have no issues with ppl debating something. The very fact tho is you actualy pulled out the government paranoia card. That in its self had me rolling. I had a smile on my face i could actualy feel. Thank you for that. made my day.
so with that said i would like to say sorry to all those that i bored to death. I would like to see More games like Advent raising, Lunar, and less like MW, BF3 and� P vs Z.� lol
oh�ya back to Dalua360 um ya ppl should talk ppl should take power back and ya. I have news for you man.�the powers that be can try all they want but neither your idea of whats going to have nore theirs is going to come to pass.�some one some were will always rock the boat. And i love that fact.
I would love to talk more about your�less then gaming orianted comment but this isnt the place. �
I like D3 tho its getting old already. and cant wait for WoW:MoP to come out. tho this xpac i wont be raiding much.� lost the bug for it.
�@Qydaine Don't get all worked up, I was kidding..... And about your statement [quote] "If you dont have any thing good to say, then dont say any thing at all. i do believe its called manners. " [quote] I think I'm not obligated to agree to someone just to be polite or to prove my manners, if my intention is to dislike someone's comment, it's because I have the right to show my opinion, which btw is the purpose of these types of comments sections.... This strategy to take out the dislike button goes way deeper inside the subjective ideology than what you can even imagine... don't think they did that just to avoid fights.... it's all planned, and they (government) have a purpose for taking out the dislike button. You proved they are succeeding by stating this type of censorship "if you don't agree, don't talk" what means that we are being brainwashed to accept or shut up... don't you think that's dangerous?
I was joking, I don't have PC, that's why lol, this was my selfishness talking!
�@CaLiBeiRs I ain't bitching. Its facts. A game with good storyline is a solid proof that you can be GOTY (game of the year; first person shooter) Just ask Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3! Multiplayer is great though, that's a thumbs up!
�@gamergath since when bf had stories, they made it just for console players dont bitching about the game. it was made for pc and for 64 multiplayer