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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Last Of Us: Movie and Port

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - I promise I won't talk about the business value of porting games again.

Back last year, KoopaTV watched The Last of Us as a movie. So there really will be an actual movie of it that is a game adaptation. There is also going to be a port of it coming to the PS4. In other words, Sony and Naughty Dog are milking this for all it is worth.

We said by the end of our live viewing of the game's cutscenes that it'll be better off as a movie. Not that we'd watch it or anything when it's released. (We WOULD watch the "Madden Curse" movie, though.)

Porting the game to the PS4 is kind of like porting the latest Tomb Raider game. Everyone who has a PS4 right now had a PS3, in all likelihood. This won't actually open any new markets. The direct comparison I want to make is that everyone talks badly about the Nintendo Wii U because its best game is a game that came out two generations and ten years ago, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Well, now the PlayStation 4, with its currently limited selection of games, will have its best game be a game that came out one generation ago. Last year. The Last Of Us.

Is it really the last of you if you get to be immediately ported, get a movie, got DLC, getting more DLC, AND talks of a sequel? It's as short-sighted an IP title as Square Enix's Final Fantasy. Names aside, I don't really know what Naughty Dog fans actually want, and I suspect that KoopaTV's regular readers don't fall into that category. Or maybe y'all do and I'm in my own bubble.

...I might want to burst that bubble... soon... Very... very soon...


Ludwig still has never played The Last of Us, but it's not like he needs to.

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