So this review is probably very late in being posted as this game has received high praise while few others bash on it for the violence (See that “M” on the game cover, right next to it says blood and gore as well as violence) and difficulty (There is an easy mode!) The gameplay is awesome as it gives you a choice of how to play through most areas (Sneak on by or throw caution to the wind and fight Rambo style) as well as scavenging for items (It is a SURVIVOR game after all) to make the stuff you need. The character designs, voice acting, and story are some of the best I have seen in years.
As for the violence, you need to understand that there are no rules, no morals, and no good guy vs. bad guy. It is a game of surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland; to show the true face of humanity when faced with the possibility of death on a day to day basis. It shows what people could be capable of when faced with a situation like this. It is every last man for himself. This is not your typical linear game where everything gets handed to you in a treasure chest or dropped from some big baddie. To survive, you need to search for stuff; otherwise it’s not a survivor game. As for myself, I have nothing but high praise for the game, only thing I criticize is the swimming controls. I even know a friend who bought a PS3 just to buy and play The Last of Us.
posted by BigJohnMpls (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Aug 10, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
This game makes me glad I bought a PS3 years ago, and kept it even though it collects dust. My only complaint is the lack of backstory. The reason I knew what the virus that destroyed humanity was is because I follewed previews up until release. If you've seen the popular documentary Planet Earth, it explains a type of fungus that feeds on insects and vegitation, which is the basis for the outbreak in The Last of Us. No where in the game is this explained in detail, which is a shame because it's such a cool premise, and different from all the other zombie outbreak games. Other than this minor complaint, this game is pure genius and should be played by anyone who consideres themselves a gamer.