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[The Last of Us] There is a Fungi pun in here somewhere

John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
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Plot wrote:
The story is set two decades after a cordyceps-type fungus has killed millions, with nature gradually retaking the abandoned cities and towns. The survivors are hemmed inside quarantine zones, completely under the heel of the United States military, with order and screening for any Infected being viciously maintained under martial law. Joel, a hardened black-marketeer within one of the quarantine zones, goes through an event which makes him promise an old friend that he will get a young, fourteen year old girl named Ellie, away from the harsh regime to a resistance group known as the Fireflies. They begin a journey through the U.S., avoiding the Infected, humanoid creatures whose sole aim has become spreading the fungal infection. Joel and Ellie also have to avoid scavengers that survive outside the quarantine zones who see Joel and Ellie as their latest prey. Adding to their problems, the military is determined to find Ellie and bring her back under their power.
Wikipedia wrote:
Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is a parasitoidal fungus that infects ants such as Camponotus leonardi and alters their behavior. The ant falls from the tree where it normally lives, climbs on the stem of a plant, clamps its mandibles on a leaf and dies there, while the fungus consumes its tissues and grows outside it, releasing its spores. The infected ants are popularly known as zombie ants. This is a prime example of a parasitoid that alters the behavior of its host in order to ensure its own reproduction. Possessed ants march to their death and the fungus lives inside the exoskeleton.

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http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/29/the-last-of-us-to-get-single-player-dlc-season-pass-detailed/


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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    Couldn't find a thread so apologies if one exists.

    Pretty stoked for this. Been keeping a close eye on it and it's pretty close to release. Interested to see how Naughty Dog fares with something un-Uncharted.

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  • VorpalVorpal Registered User regular
    I'm looking forward to this game. I enjoyed the Uncharted series, even if they were nothing ground breakingly special.

    The military sending people out to try to bring Ellie back seems pretty far fetched to me though. They simply wouldn't have the resources for that in a post apocalyptic scenario.

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    Vorpal wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to this game. I enjoyed the Uncharted series, even if they were nothing ground breakingly special.

    The military sending people out to try to bring Ellie back seems pretty far fetched to me though. They simply wouldn't have the resources for that in a post apocalyptic scenario.

    If the plot follows traditional lines, she's probably special somehow - immune or a non-crazy infected.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Couldn't find a thread so apologies if one exists.

    Pretty stoked for this. Been keeping a close eye on it and it's pretty close to release. Interested to see how Naughty Dog fares with something un-Uncharted.

    It's right here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/170790/you-havent-heard-the-last-of-us/p1

  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    Ah, the adventures of Booker DeWitt and Ellen Page.

    But seriously, I like how this looks. Green apocalypses are the coolest. Like Enslaved.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    I think the whole thing looks so cookie cutter it's laughable. Graphics are nice tho.

  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    But it has Ellen Page!

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    I don't know if I can drop $60 on this now!... too much on my plate. Plus I have to dig the PS3 out from under my bed. I think I might have to wait for a price drop.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • MattitudeMattitude Paste Pot Pete Kicking The BucketRegistered User regular
    This looks pretty great. Count me in. I love the body horror of the designs. Just looks fabulous.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    But it has Ellen Page!

    I am finding it difficult to discern if you're serious or kidding.

  • PreciousBodilyFluidsPreciousBodilyFluids Registered User regular
    This game looks cool and Naughty Dog has yet to disappoint me so I guess I'll be getting this eventually

    Big Classy
  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Don't think I'll be getting it anywhere near release. Console games cost far too much to allow for that but I am ridiculously interested in this. I'm a sucker for singleplayer, story driven games.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    Big Classy wrote: »
    But it has Ellen Page!

    I am finding it difficult to discern if you're serious or kidding.
    I am being silly

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