The Last Of Us: Part I is the remake from Naughty Dog that’ll bring the 2013 PS3 classic up to the technological standard of a brand new PS5 release. This remake was long-rumoured, and then leaked to the high heavens, but now that Naughty Dog has almost been strong-armed into revealing more info about the game, we have a lot more official information out there.
The remake itself has been home to quite some controversy, namely surrounding pricing, and what degree of a remake it will actually be, with many comparing it to a remaster or just a plain old “cash grab”.
However, rumours and leaks aside, we feel it best to judge the product from what we’ve been officially told. So, to help you make up your mind on whether this remake is for you, we’ve accrued 30 facts you need to know about The Last Of Us Part 1 over on the Push Square YouTube channel.
There you can expect to discover info on elements such as gameplay improvements, editions of the game available to purchase, and any new features coming to the release for the first time. It’s an odd mish-mash of incredibly impressive stuff and lacklustre features, in our opinion.
Once you’ve given the video a watch, let us know if you think it is all enough, and whether you plan on picking up the game, now that you know more about what you are getting for your money.
The only fact I know it's not worthy of £70. Happy to stick with the remastered version.
Don't know what's worse this cash grab or SEGA asking people to pay full price for Persona 5 for the third time.
I thought I heard something about this being controversial; I remember reading these articles about the game published here, although curiously they have disappeared rather quick like. Totally not suspicious at all, or bad optics.
"The remake will not feature the popular Factions multiplayer, however I do find it understandable as it's still available via the PS4 remaster..."
...which you should probably just buy for the charming price of £16, rather than wait for a £70 release with slightly prettier visuals.
@MS7000 They haven't disappeared, they've been redirected into the article about the official gameplay trailer from Sony. We think it's better for people to have factual information rather than leaks based on a story that has developed since the publication of those stories.
The only fact worth knowing is that its going to be 10/10 review on here....
@LiamCroft I don’t believe it was cynical but would it not be possible to have a new link to the older article too? Understand you want to redirect other traffic. But it’s very annoying to be cut off mid-conversation with other members and unable to access the older page. It’s still showing on the news feed but clicking on it just redirects.
You say it hasn’t disappeared but it’s inaccessible, same difference from our end. Frustrating!
@LiamCroft Come on now, you could just put an update bit like you would do for any other article, what makes this so special? You may as well have wiped them with the redirect since the content is no longer accessible.
Also, just going to put here that I realise this comment will most likely be removed shortly after publication because it will most likely fall under the banner that should go through contact form...
Edit: Also, despite the language in my response I am not trying to say you are personally responsible for the decision Liam, so sorry if I come of as accusatory towards you, it is not my intent. But the decision is definitely questionable.
I haven’t played this since the PS3 so I’m certainly looking forward to going again with a fresh coat of paint and features etc, but I do think treating it like a brand new game with a £70 price tag is a bit much. Equally I think expecting it to be a £10 upgrade is ridiculous. Somewhere near the £45/50 mark would seem more reasonable I reckon.
Thanks for the video! I’m not really sure how much clearer we can make things here. Naughty Dog made a thing, and now it’s up to everyone to decide if their hard-earned cash is worth purchasing that thing. It’s really that simple. Hopefully the pitchforks can be put away now. Personally, I’m looking forward to a sale.
What a bunch of wasted resources.
I think the remake is unnecessary as TLOU Remastered is very easy to grab and play on PS4, but the worst part is the £70 price tag. I was half expecting Sony to charge full price for Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection but there was a £10 upgrade fee with the standard collection being around £40. That is what I think the price should be. I'm sure work was put into this game but not a lot about it is convincing me it's worth the price tag Sony is asking for.
£70 is a bit much for this but I would be there day one with £140 for a remade Knack duo. I'd pay £500 for a third game. Get Netflix to make the TV show and watch the cash roll in. Come on Sony. These are the games we all want.
Oops you missed a couple!
31. It's already available to play on PS4 and PS5 in it's entirety along with Factions to boot.
32. It's free if you have PS Plus and a PS5.
Sorry couldn't help myself. 😄
The argument nobody asked for it might be a valid point untill you realise the possibility of a group of devs at Naughtydog not really having anything to work on so why not get some practice developing on the PS5 by upgrading one of their best games on it. The flashback scenes for part 1 in part 2 were the start of this project and I'm guessing there were many at the time finished what they were currently working on in part 2 so decided to mess around more with part 1 on a PS5 devkit. Obviously I don't really know what I'm talking about when it comes to game development but if you consider these things it might not be as pointless as you first thought. They can't exactly go all out on a brand new IP if its not ready to start full development yet so why not mess around getting some practice in before then, makes sense. Yhyh 70 blah blah blah I've heard it already so many times I get it
Pushsquare is really cranking out these The Last of Us Remake articles. Must be good for traffic.
@GreatAuk well its definitely working cause I just subbed to their YouTube channel lol
So if you own last of us remastered there is no £10 or whatever upgrade path.
That’s a bit mean.
Is it worth it?
To someone who’s never played it? Yes
For someone who hasn’t played it for a couple of generations? Probably
For someone who played the remaster? Probably not unless discounted.
This is where some blockchain proof of ownership would come in really handy. Giving a discount for loyalty and ownership
That being said… we’ve all seen the dark side of development teams, pay, long hours etc… if anyone deserves a chunk of change for their product it’s Naughty Dog. TLOU is one of the best games I’ve played. Can’t have cheaper games and the people working on them making what they deserve at the same time. I’d rather pay more for games than involve micro transactions any day of the week
I don't think anyone needs 30 facts on a game thats been released and re-released three times in the last nine years.
@LiamCroft This is a Day 1 buy for me. And quite frankly I find the "cash grab" complainers to be annoying. (Go find a game that you are actually excited about and quit wasting time spamming every TLOU Remake article with gratuitous, lazy "cash grab" comments.)
That said ... I agree with the complaints that you should have updated the old "leaks" article to include the link to official gameplay deep-dive. Seems like hiding/backpedaling from the doubt/cynicism expressed [by Push Square] in that article --- you should have just owned it ...
A Remaster Of a Remaster that is less than 10 years old (minus the great multiplayer) for £70
"Rebuilt from the ground up for PS5"- Naughty Dog
Can't say i'm surprised since Naughty Dog has blatantly lied to the public before.
@LiamCroft I wish articles about videos would have a summation of what's in the video because I'm just not much of a video watcher. I prefer to read. Much of this just has to do with where I'm physically at while accessing the site. Anyway just a thought.
I don't really understand the complaints about the missing multiplayer. Most seem to be coming from the "cash grab" camp who've made fairly clear the PS4 remaster plays fine. And if that's the case why would its multiplayer need to be included here?
Also why would you remake Factions with Factions 2 soon to follow?
It's a cash grab, a narcissistic look in the mirror, a completely unnecessary waste of development resources or a combination of two or more of the above. Take your pick.
I wonder how much of their team was used for this. Ideally I would have preferred a new single player game to be focused on by as much of their team as possible.
I'm not poor, so $70 is nothing to me. I purchased the Digital Deluxe which costs even more. Gaming isn't for folks who can't afford it. Want a cheap hobby? Take up knitting.
@Uncharted2007 So, don't buy it. No one is forcing you. And guess what? ND is allowed to make any game they want and use whatever resources they want. So how about you take a seat, sweetie?
@CynicalGamer Guess what? It isn't about you. I don't know why gamers feel so entitled these days they can demand and tell developers what they should be making.
I think people don’t understand how business works. Companies will sell you the same stuff over and over if you let them. Just don’t buy it if you care so much.
No dodging, diving, jumping, or proning... I'll see this game in Plus or something. I'm not paying for it.
@Geezer Sega and Atlus are worse! At least there's a lot of work going into just about any Naughty Dog game. Persona is just anime graphics and I have to buy 2pixel outfits for £3.99...outfits that are part and parcel of every other game...Atlus would've sold those skins you unlock in ND games.
@jmac1686 If you like being taken advantage of by corporations that's all well in good, far be it for me to yuck your yum, but reasonable people know a rip off when they see it. They're not going to buy it, but maybe other people aren't as informed, and don't like it when they're being taken for a ride.
70 dollars might be nothing to you, but money spent is still money spent, and money wasted is money wasted. This is a potential waste of money for a lot of people, and I think your flagrant disregard for that speaks more about your financial situation than anyone who isn't buying it.
I’ll probably end up getting it because I genuinely love the game and want to play the very best version of it but when the rumours first started circulating about a last of us remake, I expected it to be packaged in with pt 2 and factions. That would’ve made the price point a bit more palatable for the consumer.
Already paid for thus game twice and with no gameplay changes I don't think k its worth £70. I'll wait for a sale or probably just play the ps4 remastered version next time I'm feeling it. Probably around the time the show comes out.
This one doesn't seem like a cash grab to me. Alot of love and effort has been put in this. And it's a great way for the dev to see what they could achieve with the PS5. This will benifit future projects in a great way. Uncharted 4 collection was a cash grab in comparison. I wish the price tag was lower, but what isn't expensive these days. And to be honest I triple dipped on more games, every Nintendo fan will know what I mean
Well I can tell a big baller when I see one. You are giving off straight up hyper alpha energy in these comments. Before I read your input, I would've rather donated my 70 bucks to NAMBLA than buy this game. Now, after reading your eloquent arguments... I'm buying two copies. Then I'm gonna call everyone who bought only one copy poor in the comments to flex.
It is a cash grab so let's all vote with our wallet and don't buy . Great for everyone that has not played it your infor a treat . But 70 pounds for a game not only do I own but played twice. I will wait for a very big price drop .
They should put a playable demo out like they did on the PS3. That would make it easier for people to decide the value of the game.
@jmac1686 uh expressing an opinion does not automatically mean I think it's about me only. Enjoy your gaming.
Right, this comment might be a bit too sensible and opinionated for some but here it goes.
I've played TLoU three times already and paying another £70 just to play it again is not worth it at all therefore I won't be buying this.
Hey woah there buddy. What are you POOR or something? Don't tell Naughty Dog how to live their lives! It's not about you!
Sorry, I'm not sure what just came over me there. I get real insecure on the internet.
I guess I’m in the minority because I don’t mind paying £70 for this. Yes I’ve already played it but will enjoying playing it again with all the visual improvements.
If it's worth it to you, then it's worth it. Doesn't matter if you are in the minority or majority there. Have fun, live life, and most importantly... don't take any of these comments too seriously.
@jmac1686 All games should cost $500. No exceptions. No-one gets to complain it costs too much. If they can't afford it, then gaming isn't for them.
Naughty Dog are just spraying the beehive at this time. For every negative opinion, there's at least twice the silent positive opinions who are too busy pre-ordering and enjoying the rest of their day.. well, at least that's how it was with Last of Us Part 2. Everyone's wallets will speak for the outcome.
@jmac1686 Income level doesn't matter. A fool and his money are soon parted. If you enjoy getting ripped off that's your right.
The principle is what should matter. I bet you wouldn't pay 150 bucks for this game would you? I highly doubt another 80 dollars would put you in debtor's prison. And yet I highly doubt you would pay 150 for this game.
This game is worth no more than 40 dollars. The end. In fact it should be closer to 30.
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Geez. All this nagging. I know a few people who are new to Playstation and never got to enjoy this game the first or second time around. They are really looking forward to playing this masterpiece, and rightly so.
If you don't want to buy this remake, just move along. There's a million games to play out there.
I'll pick the "a masterpiece getting a deserved remaster" pick
Wow. Who would have thought posting an opinion on the internet would trigger so many insecure children. Wait... it's 2022. They only know safe spaces that align with their echo chamber. Whoops.
@jmac1686 Because we’re the consumers who buy these products?
Wow what a passionate comments section. It’s a game. It will be available for purchase. Please buy it if you want. If not carry on.
@Beerheadgamer82 The thing is, it is very hard to believe that a group of people at one of Sony's biggest development studios literally had nothing better to do than work on another remaster of an old game, especially since they haven't released anything new since The Last of Us Part II. If they had a group sitting there doing nothing, then the management there needs a swift kick in the butt.
@LittleToyTitan True, this will be much better for people who haven't played it yet, but that still doesn't mean it's necessary. At least not since they did very little to actually improve the actual gameplay. If people wanted to play it and are new to PlayStation for one reason or another, then they could have just gotten the PS4 version of the game and still been just fine.
The biggest issue, and why people shouldn't just shut up and move on, is that Sony and Naughty Dog flat out lied to everybody. This is not really modernized gameplay and all that, leading people to believe this will play more like Part II. They said it would be more than just a prettier version of the PS3 and PS4 versions, but that is not what we are getting and are asked to pay $70 for it. The 3D audio, the prettier graphics, the accessibility features, etc. are all welcomed, but that's only a portion of what we were promised. The game needed modernized gameplay the most out of any improvement, but alas, that's not in the cards. If they had just come out and said what this was from the beginning and charged accordingly, then things would be much different. Only disappointing, not a complete lie.
@Niktaw its pretty sad that people can't get past that. but you are 100% right. if you don't want this game , simply don't buy it. i feel like the same people just say the same thing over and over and over with the same comment on every article about this.
@twitchtvpat Same energy as if you don't like what you're seeing in the comment section, then don't read it.
@KilloWertz Looking at the official trailer. It seems ND put all of their resources to the art/visual department but bare minimum at everything else. I even need to read the label remaster and remake on the comparison video because there are parts where I can't tell the difference. I highly doubt this will be the final product, if ND "rebuilt" everything from the level design and gameplay mechanics, and not just the visuals. Frame by frame, it looks exactly the same game to me. Almost copy-pasted. Now, whether it's a good thing or not depends on their opinion.
@Geezer 100% agreed, if I ever play this it'll be after a cheap $15 sale or comes with Extra/Premium.
If you want to whine at anyone do it to the Sony leadership because this is their model for everything now, milk the gamer for all they are worth. They have been doing it for ages and because keep buying these they will keep doing it. Mockery of the for the gamers slogan.
Honestly, I don't see the point of this remake of a remaster of a ps3 game. Great game, but honestly... stop putting development cycles into milking old stuff unless it's DRASTICALLY different (like PS4 Shadow of the Colossus was compared to it's PS2 version).
NEW games are what we need. Makes you wonder whether there is any polling, sampling or any testing of the waters to see if these development decisions are a big waste of time and money.
You aren't in the minority here man.
The ones yapping and screaming about it over and over again are the small minority, you'll see when the sales figures hit.
Instead of just not buying it if they are unhappy, they ofcourse have to vent their little rage in every article about the game, over and over again. Because god forbid someone else actually likes the remake.
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