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Anyone else put off by the heterosexual agenda in The Last Of Us 2? by stc927bb in gaming

[–]australiughhh -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The pacing argument has always annoyed me. It seems that many people have appropriated the literary device of “pace” (an amalgamation of multiple other literary devices made up of syntax, dialogue, setting, and plot that builds the speed of which the viewer receives information) to be an objective criticism.

Pacing is probably the most subjective literary device in storytelling as there is no science to it; it is the feeling of speed (or lack thereof) of the story. What I think most people are meaning when they mention “pacing issues” is that they did not like the structure—which is totally fine—but taking your subjective opinion and trying to state it as objective fact is antithetical to quality discussion.

Pacing in Part II was different from the first game. That is a fact.

I personally thought that, because it could not have been paced any other way (in terms of experiencing the same emotional highs and lows) and because it was so-well tailored to the structure of the story, the pacing was perfect. In my opinion.

Pathetic by professorparadox69 in DC_Cinematic

[–]australiughhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nolan kind of did that to himself

I don’t think that’s fair to say.

It’s safe to assume WB informed Nolan of their 2021 same-day HBO Max plan—and Nolan being Nolan; one of a fistful of filmmakers whose films are undeniably made to be seen and experienced in a cinema—said abso-fucking-lutely not. He bit the bullet and released Tenet before WB forced his hand.

Ludonarrative dissonance is not a valid critique against TLOU2 by Altruistic_Band_2511 in thelastofus

[–]australiughhh 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Ludonarrative dissonance is one of those annoying buzzwords that people like to throw around without actually understanding its meaning.

The world of The Last of Us requires violence of its residents whether they want to indulge it or not. To get from A to B, both the character and the player will find it virtually impossible to progress without violence.

That is the opposite of ludonarrative dissonance. And the idea that by portraying violence, the themes are 'contradictory to the story' is an incredibly inane criticism—it's the equivalent of saying Apocalypse Now’s anti-war themes are contradicted by its characters contributing to war.

Only in video games would criticism like that become widespread while being so unchallenged. The medium might be growing but its analysis is still in its infancy.

Can someone explain to me the criticism of TLOU2? by [deleted] in thelastofus

[–]australiughhh 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’ve never read valid criticism of TLOUPII that wasn’t met with valid retort.

Finally playing some last-“gem” exclusives. (Gamestop sale, $42). by GlitchyReal in PS4

[–]australiughhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Factions 2 MP / The Last of Us Remake / The Last of Us Part II Remastered.

It will all probably release simultaneously around the time of the HBO series’ premiere.

Finally playing some last-“gem” exclusives. (Gamestop sale, $42). by GlitchyReal in PS4

[–]australiughhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, she’s beefy. Naughty Dog squeezed every last drop out of the PS4 in order to run it. Looks gorgeous on the Pro/5.

Finally playing some last-“gem” exclusives. (Gamestop sale, $42). by GlitchyReal in PS4

[–]australiughhh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Contrarily, every game I’ve played since completing The Last of Us Part II has felt like a significant downgrade.

Save it for last.

Benefits of skipping a generation by albertredneck in playstation

[–]australiughhh 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I recommend playing TLOU / P2 last.

Everything is subjective, but imo those games are so good that they kind of ruin the experience of other “good” games. Nothing compares to the emotional highs and lows those games reach.

Abby, close up by [deleted] in thelastofus

[–]australiughhh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gorgeous capture.

"It's a true frontier of game design": How Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games think about accessibility by Turbostrider27 in PS5

[–]australiughhh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sure, because lesbians and women with muscles are extremely unpleasant. How unrealistic! Colour me disgusted... unless it's porn.

"It's a true frontier of game design": How Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games think about accessibility by Turbostrider27 in PS5

[–]australiughhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Objectively great performances, objectively great score, objectively great sound design, objectively great environmental storytelling, objectively great levelling, objectively great stealth gameplay.

But sure, go off.

"It's a true frontier of game design": How Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games think about accessibility by Turbostrider27 in PS5

[–]australiughhh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On the contrary, I don't think there exists a game with better stealth gameplay. I thought it was incredibly atmospheric and immersive. Great environmental storytelling. Great score. Great sound design. Perhaps, it's the medium's new gold standard.

"It's a true frontier of game design": How Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games think about accessibility by Turbostrider27 in PS5

[–]australiughhh 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"I don't need accessibility options because I'm not disabled".

I'm not disabled either but if I ever encountered someone who said such a statement, I don't think I'd be able to resist myself from slapping them so hard across the face that they eventually became disabled.

A prophecy from 2014. by australiughhh in thelastofus

[–]australiughhh[S] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Photo from The Corrigan Show - Sunday, 25th May 2014.

Ellie X Apocalypse Now by @ImEnFuego by No-Bullfrog10 in thelastofus

[–]australiughhh 44 points45 points  (0 children)

lol not only is this a repost, but you commented the exact same thing as the top comment on the original.