The Last of Us is tremendous, to say the least. It is an unforgettable masterpiece of a game, with a truly beautiful setting, one that displays hopelessness in a way unlike any other. The world is full of plant overgrowth, detailed walls and streets, and amazing character design. The presentation is captivating. It grabs you by the arms and pulls you to the edge of your seat.
Naughty Dog fails to disappoint with undoubtedly the best game they have made, and that’s saying a lot. If Uncharted 2 set the bar, The Last of Us jumped six feet over. The Last of Us was a fire that burns and will burn as long as there is one little spark. The Last of Us had high expectations that all started with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, but in that time, we gamers have had the chance to see Naughty Dog evolve and grow. And we are very happy they did.
This game is story-telling at its finest with Neil Drukkman and Bruce Stratley taking control of this project. The less you know about this game, the better. If I were you, I wouldn’t even watch the trailers. In short, a man is hired to deliver a package to the Fireflies, a group of survivors trying to change the world. The package, though, is a girl. Joel and Ellie must take a trip across the country in order for Ellie to be delivered to the Fireflies.That is all I can say about the story.
Gameplay, last but not least, is also amazing. It can be difficult and even frustrating at times, but that’s the beauty of it. It all pays off. You, as the player, want to go through hell just to see a conversation between Joel and Ellie. The shooting mechanics are great, as is the hide-n-seek and cat-n-mouse tactics. Health is difficult to come by, as you must get the materials needed to craft a health kit. Everything is in real-time, though, so you can’t be in the midst of bullets entering your body to pause the action and use your health kit. You must find cover or be unseen by foes. Now the enemies include the terrifying clickers (blind but great hearing infected), runners (fast but deaf infected), humans, and more. To sum up, The Last of Us is a must-buy. I would recommend it to anyone that I know.