Excerpt: In an interesting approach to a top-down (above-view) game, The Last Guy has adopted a very Google Maps-styled interface. The levels you play in are actual cities and the maps look like they may well have started as satellite imagery, then been cleaned up a bit. This map interface allows you to zoom in or out to your choice of five different levels, from a closeup on your local area out to a view that shows the entire map of the current city.
Excerpt: You are the Last Guy, the Last hope, the Chosen One. Thousands of lives hang in the balance, and only you have the tools to save them. There isn’t much time but you’ve got to give it your all, because every person counts. Each individual rescued is better for humanity’s future, and more importantly to your score on the worldwide leaderboard. The Last Guy is one of those games that you want to play over and over, rather you need to play over and over.
Conclusion: It looks simple, it sounds simple, but The Last Guy's simplicity is also its greatest strength. Old-school meets HD and the result is a game that plays like the good ol' days yet doesn't feel especially antiquated on a next-gen system.