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Stop Spoilers avatar 10:07 PM on 09.08.2012
Last of US Extended Demo Impressions

So that extended/alternate demo that only press dudes saw at E3 was suddenly released. And since Dtoid has yet to post it I decided I would.

Anyway the game looks pretty freaking awesome. Most of the "scripted" looking moments from the E3 demo are not in this playthrough and there are some new things that looked pretty cool. It looked tense as hell especially after the last dude alive ran off and you had to chase after him. I'm not sure what difficulty the demo was set at but the one part where Joel was attacked from behind took off like a quater of his health though the health pack almost completely filled the health bar. I also liked that you have to actually apply the health pack in real time instead of being instant. I still have no clue on how ellie works, she played a far less role in combat this playthough and there were points where Joel told her to stay back but i'm not sure if the player controls that. Pretty much my only negative is the lame ladder puzzle.

Hopefully the entire game is like this portion of the game with many ways to complete scenarios and optional side-story things like the movie poster and the bathtub all over. I would also like it if ND made a hardcore mode where the health bar and ammo indicator is removed so you have to rely on memory and animation indicators. what you do guys think?


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