I'm not a fan of zombie games. The gameplay & overall story were interesting, but not enough to overshadow the fact that it's a zombie game. If you're ok with that, this game would be awesome & my rating would go up to an 8.
Now, this is what I call a video game. Far removed from the Call of Battle; Duty Field's, the Assassins Scrolls Elder Creeds and Need for Metal; Speed Gears, this is story-telling and intrigue at it's finest.
Sure we've some similar stories told, but you can do a whole lot with apocalyptic scenarios and you can also do a helluva lot worse.
The graphics were flawless, the sound engineering was on point, the music and atmosphere were set just right and the pacing was perfect.
It had a few moments of frustration but it really came down to how long you've been staying awake playing the game.
I 'do' have to point out one thing; and no one else on the ENTIRE INTERNET appears to have caught this:
There's a moment with a truck (won't spoil too much more than that) and the characters give an entirely too detailed instruction on how to operate a manual transmission vehicle. The only problem is, if you take a look inside the cab of said truck...you can clearly see the shift lever on the steering column. The truck was a newer model, so it wasn't like the old Fords where you had the 3-speed manual on the steer column; no, this truck was modeled as an automatic. But they kept talking about the clutch and the gear shift (which should be on the transmission hump on the floor). So...yeah. Just a little missed detail there. But that's all right. Maybe next time.
posted by OrbatekOverlord (ONTARIO, CA) Mar 5, 2014
Member since Mar 2011
This game is outstanding. The attention to detail in plot, realism, and graphics is unparalleled in the zompocalypse genre. The plot is extremely well crafted, and the great work done by all the voice actors keeps it from getting tired or too cheesy. While playing the game you will feel like you are in their world, because Naughty Dog (the game developer) is a true master of storytelling through video games.
If you prefer the sort of game that is open world, where you're free to roam and complete side quests developing your character into a completely customized powerhouse through a hundred hours of gameplay, The Last of Us might not be for you. It has a very fixed story and a more linear gaming experience. If, however, you enjoy games that tell a story and you want some seriously suspenseful play, you will not be anywhere near disappointed.