posted by Fluffy (SPOKANE VALLEY, WA) Jul 20, 2013
Member since Oct 2006
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The Last Of Us is a fun post-apocalyptic zombie game, few of which exist. Naughty Dog has managed to make a somewhat depressing, post-apocalyptic, gritty futuristic world, yet made it fun and enjoyable to play through.
Now, before I go any further, I'd like to state that I'm not typically a fan of "zombie" games, or the horror genre in general. However, this game has many things going for it to make me like it. It has a deep story-line that should strike some sort of emotion in anyone who isn't emotionally dead; it makes characters that are very believable, and it creates a world that seems more open than it actually is, a definite bonus for games where the story is so scripted and things have to be fairly linear. The game isn't perfect, however, but it's not far from it. There doesn't seem to be a genuine "antagonist" in this game aside from the Infected, and while it's difficult to pull off a good story without a strong villain, The Last Of Us manages to do just that.
Believable, flawed characters
Sufficient variety of weapons
Weapons that can be upgraded/modified
Very good music score
Solid voice acting.
Extreme amount of profanity (some of which is necessary, some of which isn't)
Lack of a strong nemesis to the main characters
Somewhat linear (though with a feeling of openness) making replaying it a bit repetitive.
The game is definitely worth a play through and has just enough working for it that it's worth playing through again. It also has a multiplayer aspect to it (which I never used, thus I have no comment on that part of the game). It's creepy enough that it will keep you on edge, but fun enough that it doesn't feel like a chore to finish... It also gives a glimpse of what humanity might realistically resemble, if the events of that world actually came to pass in the real world.
One thing people need to understand about this game is that it is a true survival/horror experience, where ammo is scarce, and in most situations stealth and/or running for your life are the best courses of action. May seem a bit boring at first to those expecting a more guns a blazin' romp like Uncharted, but give it a little time and it'll start to grow on you.
Graphically impressive but you can tell that ND has pretty much reached the limits of what they can get out of the PS3, because the graphic are very similar to what we saw in Uncharted 3.