Summary: What makes life worth living? The Last of Us tries to answer that question by giving us a vision of a world that makes no room for people to really live their lives anymore. In this post-pandemic military-ruled society, the most anyone can hope for is merely to survive.
Pros: Tells a beautifully written, beautifully acted story, Intense, harrowing combat, Excellent pacing, Nice visual enhancements over original release, Includes the exceptional Left Behind story DLC and a few new features
Cons: Friendly AI behavior can still be jarring at times
Excerpt: The Last of Us: Left Behind is the first singleplayer downloadable content released for the game consisting of two intertwined flashback sequences played from Ellie’s perspective. Developer Naughty Dog recommends that you play Left Behind after completing the main game as this DLC contains a couple...
Summary: After a couple minor multiplayer DLC add-ons for Naughty Dog's critical darling ' The Last of Us ,' the Sony-exclusive developer is finally delivering what fans of the game really want: more story.
Conclusion: The Last of Us comes into existence with merit before dropping into familiar pitfalls. It is this generation’s representative: Expensive and glossy AAA gaming that draws itself into marketing through bloodshed whether it serves the narrative or not.
Pros: Alluring production value – Outstanding voice work – grim ambiguous ending - Apocalypse rendered without compromise
Excerpt: Naughty Dog has managed to create a beautiful story within something as dark as a zombie apocalypse with The Last of Us . The game has you coming to terms with your own mortality and makes you second-guess the people you would trust your own life with during such a bleak time.
One unforgettable character proves humanity is worth saving in the bleak and brutal The Last of Us.
5 June 2013
Summary: The downfall of civilization redefines moral boundaries. No longer do labels like thief and murderer mark you as a criminal; everyone must steal, must kill, must do whatever it takes to survive.
Pros: Ellie is immediately likable and exhibits poignant growth, Tense combat encounters with plenty of flexibility, Crafting system demands environmental investigation, Slow-paced, rewarding competitive multiplayer, Excellent sound design and moving score
Cons: Supporting characters are rarely sympathetic, Combat contains too many immersion-breaking exploits