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Mar 25 2013
By: IzunaShisui Sackboy 369 posts
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So the last of us is set two decades after a cordyceps-type fungus has killed millions, with nature gradually retaking the abandoned cities and towns. According to the wiki that is...

 

I watched the pax-east gameplay and got to see a city with lots of partially collapsed buildings... <---- how did that happen?

 

I'm pretty sure that in 20 years a building does not collapse, lots of broken windows would explainable by plunderers, but collapsed buildings?

 

Did Nathan Drake taunt some choppers again?
 Did Zoran pass through the city with his private army?

Did some arabs pull off an 9/11 again?

Did some unexplained random earthquakes occur in those 2 decades? I thought tall buildings were supposed to withstand earthquakes...

 

Naughty Dog invested quite some effort into the Infected and the background of the fungus, but when it comes to locations it seems as if they just randomly designed some post-apolyptic looking locations..

 

Or did I miss some backstory? Answers please...oh, I was under the understanding that TLOU was supposed to be serious, but if the game is some random stuff thrown together, then I don't have to care about the anwsers.

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Mar 25, 2013
Simple like every post-apocalyptic game/show. The military doesn't learn from movies/games and decide to try to quarantine the area and bomb it to kill all the infected but miserably failed. Or Nathan taunted some choppers.
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Well, 20 years with no maintenance can surely do that...
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Well, 20 years with no maintenance can surely do that...

Impossibru,unless you mean some natural disasters

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Why ignore natural disasters? USA is known for having those, right?
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Why ignore natural disasters? USA is known for having those, right?

I'm not even sure where they are...

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Boston.
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Mar 25, 2013

IzunaShisui wrote:

Or did I miss some backstory? Answers please...oh, I was under the understanding that TLOU was supposed to be serious, but if the game is some random stuff thrown together, then I don't have to care about the anwsers.


Oh no! Random buildings are collapsed! *won't buy the game anymore* :smileyvery-happy:

 

Anywho, i'm sure at some point someone will explain what happened to everything... and everyone.

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I'm pretty sure the military got involved and started bombing cities in a attempt to "liquidate" the spread of the cordycep infestation. So it's no suprise to see partially destroyed building. And yes, buildings retaken by nature for 20 years can weaken it's infrustucture, and cause it's partial collaspe. I live in Detroit Michigan, I've seen buildings like this firsthand! Also a good show on the National Geographic Channel, "After People" shows this. I'm sure there are videos on youtube.

 

(example pic that's not from Detroit) [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/52xi87.jpg[/IMG]



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I can assure you theres a good reason for collapsed buildings, ND's research goes far and wide on this topic. I think it's safe to assume when the entire population is aware of a mass breakout of a deadly virus there would be rioting in the masses, dodgey government decisions regarding containment (Kill 'em with fire) and nature can be quite powerful. I'm not saying nature can tear down buildings but it could sure play a hefty role in doing so. There could also have been earthquakes but that's a long shot

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