This game. I have very weird feelings about this game. I don't think it's bad and it consistently does things I like, but they just don't work for me.
Like, with the exception of one point the game has been free of tension during the gameplay. The cutscenes have a whole bunch of it, sure, but I've never been apprehensive at all when it comes to fighting the infected. The humans are slightly more worrisome since they are dangerous without being annoying(a la Bloaters), but it seems to be more of a problem of presentation and atmosphere. I have to assume it's the presentation because encounters aren't much harder or more penalizing then MGS, but I find MGS tense as hell whereas I think Last of Us is fun I just don't feel threatened. Part of it is might be the difficulty, I switched to Hard mode since Normal was too easy and even then I've had 3 Health-kits with the supplies to make at least 1 more the entire game so far (I'm at the University) and I've never been pressed for ammo. It seems antithetical to what the game is saying about the world and it runs against the way the game (and everybody else) is telling me it is supposed to be played.
I don't like it when the game becomes a cover shooter, it ruins the feel that the game tries really hard to establish. There is no problem with the inventory system, but I really wish I could carry more bricks in exchange for other items. I've run into 4 or 5 glitches, one where I walked through the level geometry and couldn't continue. Finally, melee combat looks painful, but is really floaty and lame and doesn't feel like it connects at all. Therefore throwing away any visceral quality it might have.
Honestly, I wish I liked this game as much as most people do. The game is good, the story and animation are great, the visuals are really nice, the game is fun to play and they tried something. I just don't feel they pulled it off and it feels like I'm missing something. If I get the chance I'd like to do a Brick, Bottle and Bludgeon run where I don't shoot anything at all. There are some places where it might be too frustrating, but I think it would make a more interesting challenge than playing Survivor where I know I'd just get frustrated.
Is there anyone who agrees with me on at least one or two of these? Whatever, throw your rocks... I'll be over there.