This game is, in my opinion, one of the best that PlayStation has released this year. Its not the average "ohI'mmaZombieRawrRawrRawr" game; thank god. It takes on a more 28 Days Later feeling with people being infected by a spore instead of having a bite randomly turn them into a magical dead creature.The character development is very well done and you actually get an emotional attachment. The beginning alone had me tearing up a bit and that was only 10 minutes in. And the stealth <3. Oh dear sweet baby deity of holy beliefs. You depend hardcore on stealth and it makes the whole experience so much more "edge of seat." It also makes you question what's worse: Humans or the Infected. There are several parts of the game where I wished I was up against the Infected instead of the Humans.
The reasons this game gets a nine would be:
1.) Some areas you stealth through are very confusing and you end up running in circles. Maybe its because I'm a dummy or something, but I feel like its a bit of a design flaw. There was a very "open world" game formation in a game that is very mission controlled.
2.) Your partners stay IN your butt. And if, by some chance, they aren't trying to read the stitching of your jeans, they're in the worst places for an already paranoid player. When you're surrounded by 8 Clickers and 2 runners in a very dark room, the last thing a paranoid player needs their partner standing straight up and humped over like they're around to eat you. Bullets are precious and Clickers are unforgiving when a 14 year old gets mistaken for a zombie.
Other than that: Good job guys! As a dedicated Nintendo junkie, I'm happy to say that with more launches like ya'll have been offering and the games, I may be coming around to the dark side!
I bought this game on a whim and boy was it worth it. I never thought I'd give a game perfect score but this game has great character development and realistic game play. Please play this game or buy it because if you like games with an awesome story like Heavy Rain but with real game play and not just a movie game than this is for you. It's not real simplistic but it's not difficult to grasp. It's easy to get into and it hits you hard. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you might wet yourself if you think you're invincible and aren't afraid of anything. I had one tiny problem with this game. It glitched on me once and that was it. You can restart an encounter meaning a fight that's about to hit the fan once you make your move, which is brilliant. You can make weapons reinforce them and everything. Such as med kits, molotov cocktails. other things that go boom, and melee weapons. This is my first written review and I had to do it because this game deserves it immensely. The people at Naughty Dog really out done themselves. It's gorgeous, you feel in the game literally. Every shot, punch, explosion, and event feels powerful. I'm 11 hours or so and I hope it never ends. I'm a very diverse gamer that plays everything. And I mean everything. People into COD, I get that. People into Fighters, Racing, Adventure, RPG's, Platformers and sandbox games as well I totally get. I've had a xbox 360 and now I have a PS3. Let me tell you. From Metal Gear Solid 4, Gran Turismo, Demon Souls, to Heavy Rain, Uncharted (which was okay but haven't played the rest :/ ), and now The Last of Us exclusive to the PS3. Like the others I mentioned. It's a game especially like this one that makes you go, WOW! I need a PS3. The story is nothing short of amazing just as it progresses. You got to be smart. Pick your point of attacks and even avoid contact at times if you can because it's VERY REALISTIC! You can be stealthy or gun ho but I'd advise against it. 1 of my favorite games ever. PLAY THIS