I'm siding with those who say it's a great game, but certainly not devoid of problems. Can't rule it out for GOTY though since my experiences with what few games I've played this year haven't really matched up to the GOOD points of Last of Us. Some of the more bothersome things with the game, though:
- NPC's talking to Joel or each other from three rooms away while you're looking for supplies and collectibles, making it impossible to hear anything but Joel's responses and thus missing interesting dialogue.
- A couple of small glitches I experienced including once when the game refused to even start up and crashed my PS3, and another where three times the ending cutscene froze and crashed my PS3. Honestly, I feel like ND pushed the PS3 a little too far with this game. Fantastic fidelity, not so great stability.
- I've already mentioned the collectible problem, but not earning trophies doesn't really take anything away from the game, still there were a lot of moments where the game was trying to rush me past points where I felt like I should be looking around.
Again, very minor things but I noticed them enough to pull me out of what was otherwise a great game.
Well yeah, but headshots are special. I'm talking about body shots since headshot are one shot kill on anything but bloaters with any weapon I think.
In the later game, a lot of that depends on upgrades, particularly of the armor piercing variety. I know the 9mm requires two headshots on soldiers with helmets.