Now that everyone is talking about a sequel to The Last Of Us (thanks to some recent news ), I have a heartfelt request for Naughty Dog:
Please don't make it faster and dumber than the original.
Everything is getting faster and dumber. Everything. From movies to music to books to games; all to appease an increasingly inert, instant gratification society. If we aren't pressing buttons every second, if we're not being titillated by an action sequence, if the camera even stays in one place for more than ten seconds, we can't handle it. We become antsy. It's the product of a massively screwed-up world.
Let's not fall into this trap for The Last Of Us 2 . The game has enough gore; it doesn't need to get any dumber by speeding up the third-person action and turning it into Uncharted . I love the latter franchise, by the way; I just want TLoU to remain TLoU. I like the slower, more ponderous sections, as they're more capable of generating suspense and fear. They made that game what it was . If Naughty Dog maintains a focus on storyline and character development, and retains that mix of survival/horror and action, I'm good. If they go more mainstream and dumb it down, I'm going to be very disappointed.