Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Archived nominations/June 2014

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The Last of Us[edit]

Nominator(s): URDNEXT (talk) 23:26, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

This article is about The Last of Us, a 2013 videogame developed by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game tells the story of Joel (voiced and motion-captured by Troy Baker) escorting the young Ellie (Ashley Johnson) across a post-apocalyptic United States that has been ravaged by infection. The player uses firearms, improvised weapons and stealth techniques to defend against hostile humans and zombie-like creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. The Last of Us received worldwide critical acclaim for its writing, voice acting, sound design, level design, and art direction. Its narrative was praised for its characterization, subtext, and critical depiction of the human condition, dealing with themes of sacrifice, loyalty, fate, and hope. Considered one of the most significant titles of the seventh generation video game era, The Last of Us received over 200 Game of the Year awards from numerous publications. It was also a commercial success, and became the second-largest video game launch of 2013 (after Grand Theft Auto V), selling over 1.3 million units in its first week. As of March 2014, the game had sold over 6 million units worldwide. The article for the game is the BEST video game page I've seen on the site, and I don't know how it hasn't been featured yet.

URDNEXT (talk) 23:26, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

  • SupportI think it's the best game article on Wikipedia, at least for software.
Comment: I don't see your name in the list of contributors. Have you consulted any of this article's most active editors about the nomination? If not, then you should know that a new editor nominating a FA based on personal preference, when it hasn't been peer-reviewed or achieved Good Article status yet, is unlikely to prove successful.TheTimesAreAChanging (talk) 23:40, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Comment: Sure, but what do you think about the article? And how can an article be considered a good article?User:URDNEXT (talk)
It must undergo a Good Article nomination, which is too typically nominated by one of the most active editors. However, you could call for a peer review, then get your edits in by addressing whatever concerns are in said review. That being said, I believe this FAC should be closed. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 17:22, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
URDNEXT, I strongly advise you familiarise yourself with the FAC instructions in future. You could alternatively take the article to WP:GAN, only after consulting with the article's major contributors (and fixing the numerous problems). This article is nowhere near ready for an FAC. I strongly recommend speedy archiving. And for the record, going through a GAN is not a prerequisite for FAC, but it's generally the way we do things. CR4ZE (tc) 10:24, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Can adm close this nom? URDNEXT (talk)

Sega Saturn[edit]