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    Two months after the launch of The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog is bringing new content to the game in the form of a post-launch patch. Titled the "Grounded" update, it adds a number of features to the game, including visual and gameplay modifiers, certain accessibility options, a higher difficulty level, and a permadeath mode. Players will be able to tweak certain aspects of The Last of Us Part II, toggling on infinite ammo, infinite durability, 8-bit audio, mirror world, and more, while the grounded difficulty makes the game harder by limiting your ammo, weapons, and even the HUD, in order to make for a more challenging experience. Lastly, the permadeath feature is as it sounds, and lets you run through the game, and if you die even once, it's all over. You'll be able to play it all the way through without dying once, or tone it down so that you can at least save at the end of each chapter. The Grounded update goes live on August 13th.
     
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  3. Dartz150

    Dartz150 Yet another Onii-chan
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    Aww man, for a second I thought that any NPC could be stay dead if killed, so we could let Aby die before... ya know, then have an alternate ending :glare:
     
  4. Axido

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    I can't get behind the naming. The game does not feature getting shrunk. Therefore it has nothing to do with "Grounded".

    But that's not all. In German the new mode will get called "erbarmungslos" (merciless). And guess what? You still have to spare Abby. That's not what I call merciless.

    ...of course, I am just joking. They can call it whatever they want, but I still think the choice of words leaves room for interpretation. And really, please be ashamed of yourself, if you get offended by a comment about a video game. You should know better than this.
     
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    They will also add more flashbacks to Abby and her game-play will go from 10h to 15h
    since she is the new favorite and will be the new face of Last of us. ☜(ಠ_ಠ☜)
     
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    A higher difficulty level doesn't really make sense for a movie game.
     
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    I'm just waiting for the game to be $20 or $30 so I can buy it.
     
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    I'm waiting for it to be free in epic. also waiting for a mod to replace abby's model with the gamestop mam guy.
     
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    We have suffered enough going through such non-sense REVENGE drama.

    Who would play new PERMA-death again?
     
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    The best option in the game is the delete button.
     
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    "Permadeath" mode = have the power button ready
     
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    If you enjoy the gameplay yes it does
     
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    generic third person shooter that does nothing to stand out from other generic third person shooters
    yeah people gotta enjoy that type of gameplay
     
  14. Zyvyn

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    Have you played The Last of us? Its quite a unique experience when it comes to shooters. Hell if you wanted to its possible to play the entire game using stealth
     
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    Does it fix its flawed story, forgettable new characters, and the godawful final fight?
     
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    was very excited to try the update but it doesn’t seem available yet (it’s 23:00 on the 13th here :( )
    absolute legendary game, breath taking, boundary defining, game of a generation
     
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    watched in on YouTube on 2x, saved me $60
     
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    Yes. After the update, the game deletes itself.
     
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    Joel can have this cake
     
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    Oh, well, I own the game but, because my PS4 was hacked, I have not played it yet. I guess I need to trash my hack because I NEED to play this game and I have been waiting a while to see if there was a work around on 6.72..but, I guess not....

    sigh...
     
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