Ok... So I am playing Last of Us and I am on chapter 8 and wow, this game is boooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring. The story so far is predictable, the one shot Clicker kills when you are being rushed are annoying, Ellie is a clone of Juno ( Not Ellen Page but specifically Juno) Someone on Gamefaqs summed it up for me pretty well
The game is good, but it isn't a masterpiece, it isn't perfect, it isn't near perfect, it isn't goty, it isn't gotm, it isn't naughty dogs best, it isn't the ps3s best, it isn't the best zombie game, it isn't the best survival game, it isn't the best anything.
I couldn't agree more with their statement. I am expecting people to tell me that the story is amazing, but with such boring gameplay, I don't even care about the story. I truly tried to immerse myself in Last of Us. I wore my Sony Pulse headphones, I waited for no interruptions in my house ie when everyone is asleep and at times I want to stop playing this game. I planned on getting all the offline trophies, but now I think I am going to do my one playthrough and get rid of it. Out of all the games that I have played this year that were nominated for Goty, I think this is the most disappointing.
I would also like to say I don't hate the game and there are some really great aspects of the game. The relationship development between Ellie and Joel is fantastic. The banter and conversations are really worth listening to. The game has scared me a couple times, it has a simple enough upgrade system, which is nice in a game like this. It looks beautiful and the world they created is phenomenal, still this doesn't equal game of the year. If it truly is the story that makes this the best overall game, then it deserves story of the year, but not game of the year.
I don't know why I am surprised that I don't find that Last of Us shouldn't be Goty. I am also the person who disagrees with Journey, Walking Dead, Red Dead Redemption and probably a few more games that just didn't do it for me. I am planning on finishing Last of Us tonight and I hope that by the end the game I completely change my mind, because I really don't want to waste my time with a subpar game that I feel is overrated and will probably mention my feelings about TLoU in more than a few forum posts, that will create some war or have some insults hurdled at me, when I could have played something that I would have liked more.
Also my GoTY is Bioshock Infinite for those who read this whole post.
Tl;dr version. Last of Us is boring and I don't think it deserves GOTY.
Finished Last of Us. There were some fun chapters, I won't mention specifics because I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't played it, but overall I am unsatisfied with this game. It is a solid 8, which is a great score, but no way is this game of the year.