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Old 07-08-13, 18:08   #102
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So we know from one of CDs podcasts that originally Lara would have to sacrifice Sam. But focus testers didn't like it and so it was changed. Same thing with white ledges. One interview I read said people were getting lost, hence I assume all the hints were implemented.

In that light I found this very spoilerific The Last of Us interview interesting:

The final ending, however, initially "tested very poorly," Druckmann says, with focus testers - and some of the team - complaining about it feeling "unclear" and "anticlimactic".

They didn't change it however. If there is anything CD should learn from ND it's the above.

Focus testers suck the soul out of things if you let them. Always have, games or movies.
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