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At first I was really mad, but now I'm okay with it.

What about? You may ask.

Well, I'll tell you, curious one. On June 15th at around 2AM, I completed the game on Hard, collected all collectibles, and unlocked all shiv doors. But thanks to the stupid autosave bug, I didn't get any of the trophies or the ability to play New Game +. Yeah, I know!

At first I was outraged and even sent an angry e-mail to both Naughty Dog and some random Sony customer service employee. I woke up June 15th at around 6PM, actually feeling really depressed that I couldn't go and play through it again with all of the stuff I earned and possibly get the trophy for upgrading Joel all the way. I was upset that now there's no way of me getting the platinum trophy because I simply will not play it again without +.

Then I realized, the story was so rich, rewarding, and eye-opening that I don't even care. Sure, it would have been nice for The Last of Us to be my first Platinum trophy after over 3 years of having a Playstation 3. Sure, I would have loved to play through on Survivor mode with all of the stuff I already had, making it a little bit easier. However, none of this is important. What's important is that I experienced the greatest, most compelling story in video game history. I can't even articulate how amazing it all was. I mean, I laughed, I almost cried, but most importantly I thought. It made me think, it made me contemplate, and it made me consider. Every little thing I did, affected me as an individual and me as a gamer. All the while, affecting Joel as a character. I may not have been able to affect his personality or what happens to him, but I was able to affect how I saw him and how much I cared for him.

There is nothing in the world that could possibly make me like this game any less. It is an instant classic and I will love it and play it until the human race has been swallowed up by fungus...or until I die. Either way, I just know that this little mishap did nothing to me but make me feel lousy for less than a day.

Then again, it helps that it has a consummate multiplayer, that actually makes you feel like each kill, each game has a really affect on you. Your supplies are not only used to unlock things, but they also required to keep your clan healthy. I have raised my clan to 95 today and let me tell you, it is really hard to sustain so many people, but luckily I have gotten pretty good at the multiplayer, so I can swing it.

As always, thanks for taking time to read this and listening to myself go on and on about unimportant dribble.

--Sethylamine, that red pyramid thing. 08:34, June 16, 2013 (UTC)

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