MeanJim wrote on May 2, 2021, 17:49:
It looked to me like it was basically a movie with some generic 3rd person cover shooty mechanics in between scenes.
Maybe if you're on noob-level difficulty or you spend an inordinate amount of time scavenging, but the most fun is had when you're facing the scarcity of resources and have to rely more on stealth or hit-and-run tactics. In actual generic TPS combat, you run out of ammo and you're basically screwed, but that's pretty common in TLOU, which was designed for you to be able to improvise your way through encounters even if you have nothing left. You're scrambling around, throwing bricks and bottles, crafting makeshift weapons and traps on the fly... In other words, really feeling the desperation you should be in a fight for your survival, something very few other games ever manage to convey.
Anyway, the TL;DR for the article is that Hollywood tried to popcorn it up and the creative director from Naughty Dog was like, "nah." So now it's a show, which they can mold to fit the tone of the story better.