posted by Izzy_Duzit (MIAMI SPRINGS, FL) Jul 20, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
Story: The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic plot set in the United States and revolves around 2 characters: Joel & Ellie. A parasitic fungi outbreak has afflicted humans globally. The story starts with Joel, a middle-aged man, attempting to escape his neighborhood when the outbreak first occurs but tragedy befalls him. The game then fast forwards 20 years later with an aged Joel. Shortly after, he crosses paths with Ellie, a teenage girl who is to be delivered to a faction called The Fireflies. They have a plan to find a cure and Ellie is the key. The majority of the game focuses on Joel and Ellie's journey together as they combat various hostiles, meet new people, and their evolving relationship over time; while trying to survive.
Graphics/Controls: The graphics are impressive, particularly with the detail of the characters in the cinematics. Facial features and expressions are outstanding and makes the dialogue in cutscenes more appreciable. The controls are fairly solid but can be a bit difficult to utilize at first as there is a decent learning curve to it.
Gameplay: The Last of Us is a 3rd person survival, action/adventure, suspense game with emphasis on shooting, close-quarter combat, and scavenging. The player's inventory consists of slots for firearms and equipment. Scavenging is an important element in this game because ammo and supplies are scarce. However, there are certain items scattered throughout the game that the player can collect in finite quantities and use to craft equipment (i.e. medikits), which is a cool game mechanic. Furthermore, by accumulating parts and tools, the player is able to upgrade weapons at a worker's table, and by finding supplements, the player can upgrade his character's abilities. The game offers the player the luxury of choosing which way they'd like to contend with enemies. This game simulates a post-apocalyptic environment beautifully. It's amazing with good length and replay value. Definitely GotY-worthy
posted by ShadowHeart (WOODHAVEN, NY) Jul 20, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
Hey, if you're wondering if this game is worth getting. Whether its for the story, or the gameplay. It is completely worth it all, and worth the money if you buy it, this game has a very touching story, that won't make you cry or anything, but will show you exactly what would happen if the world was the way it portrays it. The gameplay is profound, and you need to think about how you engage your enemies, Whether they be human or not. Supplies ARE limited, so you'll always be on the edge if you spend them recklessly. This game is currently most likely to be candidate for game of the year, but honestly, it's probably already won.
posted by Angelicdarkness (LEHIGH ACRES, FL) Jul 19, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
By far this is probably the best game i have played since.. well ever. The game play is amazing and so is the story, while the graphics are incredible. Naughty Dog did an awesome job on this game and on the characters in this game. Joel is awesome but Ellie is better! My advice, if you haven't played this game, I think you should give it a go and immerse yourself in the gameplay and the story!