GSY Review PS4

Here at last! Not The Last of Us Part II, you must still wait until the end of next week to play, but our review is finally available. This time, not only do we have a fully translated verdict to share, but also a 20-minute video review containing absolutely no spoilers. Even though we were allowed to capture our own footage, we asked to only show a very small portion of the game, so even the extracts we chose in the list of authorized content won't ruin any surprises for you guys. Video quality is up to our standard, so we hope you enjoy the time and efforts we've put in making sure we wouldn't say or wouldn't show anything that we, as players, wouldn't have wanted to know or see before playing.
Note: All our footage was recorded without any motion blur.
Update: Our The Last of Us 2 review is back to celebrate the official launch of the game.

Verdict


No need to beat about the bush, The Last of Us Part II undeniably offers the kind of memorable experience players are very unlikely to ever forget. With its gritty atmosphere, its great cast of characters and Naughty Dog's mastery in storytelling, this sequel is just everything we hoped it would be. The gameplay mechanics may not have changed much since 2013, but the improvements on the level design and AI have made stealth much more engaging than before. Exploration is still a big part of the experience and the added traversal moves are a welcome addition. Combat is as brutal as ever, with all the animations benefiting a lot from the use of motion matching as in For Honor. When the sequel was first announced, many doubted it was a good idea to give Ellie and Joel a new adventure, but TLOU2 is more about completing the journey they started 7 years ago, putting an end to a story that started the day they first met. Now we've finished the game, it feels more like the end of the road for them both. Not that we wouldn't be happy to see them again of course, but we're under the impression that it's time to move on, to make a fresh start. Leaving everything behind is actually moving come to think of it, it's hard not to reminisce about all the unforgettable sequences we have played in TLOU2. We're even ready to go back and play the game all over again to go through the same intense emotions we've felt throughout. From the moment we first started to play to our very last return to the title screen (which actually has a bit more story to tell as you'll see), we never wanted to stop playing. The Last of Us Part II may not be the last PS4 exclusive of this generation but it sure as hell is the best way Naughty Dog could find to bid the console a proper farewell.
  • On the upside
  • 30 hours of a memorable adventure
  • Writting doesn't disappoint
  • The characters
  • Some audacious choices in terms of narrative
  • Changes of pace and surprises
  • Quite the emotional ride from beginning to end
  • More realistic stealth
  • Level design allows for multiple approaches
  • Impressive animations overall
  • Looks great obviously
  • The OST, voice acting and sound design in general
  • The photo mode
  • A very The Last of Us ending
  • PS4 Pro remains awfully quiet
  • On the downside
  • Still a bit of pop-up and shadows don't always look great
  • It sometimes feels enemy models could be more varied
  • Why the hell did so many people have a safe?
AndreasZ94
AndreasZ94
Commented on 2020-06-12 09:36:26
Weirdly the most surprising thing on your positive list is ps4 pro remains awfuly quiet. Do you have one of the newer models or launch? 
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2020-06-12 09:46:33 In reply to AndreasZ94
Well it was for me but some French journalists said the exact opposite. :(
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AndreasZ94
AndreasZ94
Commented on 2020-06-12 10:06:35
Also very nice to see some gameplay with motion blur off. I think i ll set it at 2  like i did with uncharted 4 and lost legacy.
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AndreasZ94
AndreasZ94
Commented on 2020-06-12 10:21:12
Just finished watching your review and wow the combat looks more brutal than i thought. I love the slow motion option at the end, i ll definitely play around with that a lot after i finish the game. One week to go.
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Shporet
Shporet
Commented on 2020-06-12 12:34:14
I hope there will be videos with motion blur. :)
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2020-06-12 12:36:56 In reply to Shporet
Will do that for next week.
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2020-06-12 13:14:35
Thanks for the review, videos and coverage. You guys are the best!
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agni_rzm
agni_rzm
Commented on 2020-06-12 14:16:00
so. many. options. love it.
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zemkad
zemkad
Commented on 2020-06-12 16:06:19
Legat:
Prepare LGBT attack!
Protecto testudo!
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MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2020-06-12 17:25:35 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Well it was for me but some French journalists said the exact opposite. :(
Yours must not have any dust build up inside the heatsink yet. That's the culprit of the jet engine sound for all models regardless of when they came out..
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Shporet
Shporet
Commented on 2020-06-12 17:31:10 In reply to Driftwood
Thanks! :)
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kmetek
kmetek
Commented on 2020-06-14 20:18:02
Many  thanks for 4k video :)
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DMW
DMW
Commented on 2020-07-17 20:34:30
Great review! Thank you.

About to get my hands on the game. Can't wait to play it myself.
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