If you like the zombie-apocalypse-survival genre (e.g. Walking Dead), you will like the story/background in The Last of Us. The game itself falls into the sneak-or-fight genre (e.g. Metal Gear Revengeance). Graphics and storyline are dope. However, the actual gameplay gets a bit redundant after a while and it the game starts to drag on at that point.
I loved TLOU and would recommend it for purchase. However, if you are looking for a game to rent and flip, this isn't it. The last levels few levels of the game are a grind, dragging on without any real excitement.
The ending is good and feels complete, while leaving the door wide open for a sequel. I give this game a 8 for its derivative story and a 7 for gameplay; so a 7.5 overall rating for the game on all categories.