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Last of Us inspired by No Country for Old Men!!?!?!?

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Jesus tapdancing Christ I hope not. That film was awful; no plot, no characters, no story, no subtext. It barely qualifys as a film. Please Naughty Dog don't let TLOU be ruined mordernist garbage.

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Lol, if it turns out to be inspired by that film it doesn...

Dec 14, 2011

Lol, if it turns out to be inspired by that film it doesn't mean that it will have "No plot, no characters, no story"

And I haven't even seen that film

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The Last of Us is a survival action game with zombie-like...

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The Last of Us is a survival action game with zombie-like creatures.

 

No Country For Old Men was a parable about how different people deal with Death when it "comes knocking."

 

I'm thinking you may have mixed up some movie titles somewhere along the way.  :smileyvery-happy:

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lmao. A lot of people are saying this game has vibe simil...

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lmao. A lot of people are saying this game has vibe similar to . And those kind of post makes me eager to watch the movie they compared tlou to just to see what they are talking about.

After seeing the trailer i got a I am legend/kick-ass vibe to it, and ellie has a character very similar to that purple haired kid in Kick-ass.

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No, it is absolutely not based on NCFOM.  That movie look...

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No, it is absolutely not based on NCFOM.  That movie looks completely different.  

 

Check out "The Road" which they claimed influenced the writing, as well as "I am Legend", which obviously inspired at least some of the environmental design.  

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it comes from this: "Major artistic inspirations, me...

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ryaniscool47 wrote:

No, it is absolutely not based on NCFOM.  That movie looks completely different.  

 

Check out "The Road" which they claimed influenced the writing, as well as "I am Legend", which obviously inspired at least some of the environmental design.  


 

it comes from this:

"Major artistic inspirations, meanwhile, include the movies No Country For Old Men and The Road, comic The Walking Dead and WWII novel City of Thieves."

 

but it's not a direct quote from B. Straley or N. Druckmann (who were being interviewed).

it comes from the "journalist"'

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'Inspired' does not mean 'based on'.

Dec 14, 2011

'Inspired' does not mean 'based on'. 

 

Also, for those who claim that it's not 'artisitc' inspiration just because the very few shots we've seen from this game don't resemble that movie - once again, inspiration =/= exact style.

 

Tired of people jumping to the worst conclusions:

 

"this game was inspired from many different ideas and movies, like x, y, z".

 

"Those movies/books/etc sucked! This game better not do that - I can already tell it's going to be horrible!"

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You gotta admit though, No Country for Old Men would make...

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magic_is_might92 wrote:

'Inspired' does not mean 'based on'. 

 

Also, for those who claim that it's not 'artisitc' inspiration just because the very few shots we've seen from this game don't resemble that movie - once again, inspiration =/= exact style.

 

Tired of people jumping to the worst conclusions:

 

"this game was inspired from many different ideas and movies, like x, y, z".

 

"Those movies/books/etc sucked! This game better not do that - I can already tell it's going to be horrible!"


You gotta admit though, No Country for Old Men would make a HORRIBLE video game.  :robotwink:

 

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Hey, I never said was a good movie or would be a good gam...

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Hey, I never said was a good movie or would be a good game :smileywink:  I didn't enjoy the movie at all. Just that being inspired by that movie doesn't automatically mean that the game is going to be horrible or that the game is going to be directly based off of it :smileytongue:

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Re: Last of Us inspired by No Country for Old Men!!?!?!?

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No Country for Old Men was a masterpiece. I'm sorry if it doesn't fit your build for blockbuster sugar coated summer movie where the producers spoon feed you the plot points, but it is in fact much better than that. Its only crime is advertising itself as an action movie.

Strong, powerful themes and metaphorical writing, phenomenal performances (not just from the leading men, but from each and every supporter), perfect pacing, gorgeous cinematography, art design that accurately and artistically brought alive 1980 southern united states and mexico exactly right, it's a masterwork in sound design and it has brilliant singular direction from two of the most talented people working in film today.

 

You are entitled to your opinion, but your argument seems barren and brittle.

I don't know what you mean by no characters; Javier Bardem's take on Anton Chigurh is one of the best antagonists of all time portrayed on film. Josh Brolin as the man on the run, not doing the right thing but rather what is best for him, and Tommy Lee Jones' Sherrif Ed Tom Bell: in over his head, the old man who is losing his place in the world, unable to keep up. And the film is dripping with subtext.
I also don't know what you mean by no plot. I'll explain it to you: it's a game of cat and mouse where the cat and mouse are rarely in the same place and the tension is cranked high. A man comes across blood money and chooses to take it. Another man is hired to track him down (this particular man is a metaphor for death, but that's subtext which, from the sounds of your post, you don't understand. Specifically death in the drug dealing community; you can't stop what's coming); an old sheriff tries to stop it (not only that but to uphold his morals and ideals of law and order, of justice) but ultimately is unable; he discovers (which is a key part of any story: discovery and character building), and this can be interpreted differently, that either he no longer wants to be a part of the world the way it's going, or the world no longer has a place for him; It is No Country for Old Men. It's what his dream is about that he describes at the end of his journey: his departure of the world and reunion with the past (his father, only younger than he ever remembered him).

If this game is anything like it (and from the sounds of it I think the only thing it shares is its harsh and unpleasant realistic depictions of violence, and its overall tone: dark, quiet, grounded, violent with splashes of humour; not so much story) then we are in for something new and incredible. Games that might actually mean something and can be taken seriously as an artform. Games where I won't be squirming listening to hokey dialogue from lackluster voice actors. Games achieving a greater purpose than distracting us for a few hours.

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