While this game may not be for every player it has plenty to offer and enjoy. Sure there is no shortage of cut scenes but those scenes are done using in game graphics and really good voice acting. This has to be one of the best written games I have ever played. I am not a fan of games with lots of story development, I just want to play and kill stuff but this game does it well enough to keep me interested. The FPS mechanics may not be ground breaking but they are solid. The little bit of puzzle and exploration adds a bit of depth to the overall experience. I have played games since the late severities early eighties and The Last of Us has done something few games have, it has a rich story line and solid game play. The graphics are incredible and I will bet if you give it a try you might get so caught up in the story it might make you cry.
Let me begin this review by saying that I absolutely loved Uncharted 1 & 3 by Naughty Dog. Exquisite games. That's why The Last Of Us is such a disappointment to me. Anyone who's played this will have to agree with what I say. First off, I'll easily admit that the graphics, voice-acting and some game mechanics (such as listening and item crafting, among others) are superb...I'll give it that. Not a fraction as much action as Uncharted however. Now for the Blood and gore. This is what ruined this game for me. It's what reduced it from an 8 or 9 to a 2. The blood (like most games) is over the top and gratuitious. I'm sick of these games and anyone who enjoys them has a twisted mind. The truly low point is when you get to play as the 14 yr old girl and have her hack and chop up a guys face. Disgusting and despicable. And then they have the nerve to play some tender, piano music afterwards like this was some sweet, touching and endearing moment. What a joke! You get to use a shiv (prison term for a knife by the way) to stab your enemies in their neck. You bash heads into walls and watch as they explode into a bloody, brain smattering mess. Truly sick. The reason why Walking Dead the show is such a travesty. But just like this, most idiots eat it up. Back when games first started getting bloody, I enjoyed one in particular (Berserk for the Dreamcast) until I turned about 25 and had a kid. I guess it's part of maturing, but this sick trend of savagness and blood and gore is appalling. M for Mature? Rating should be I for Immature! Naughty Dog truly lived up to its namesake with this one. They should be ashamed.