Jun 19, 2013A superb game from start to finish. Gripping throughout. I'm not sure where the story was taking me at times but I was more than happy with the result. You care about characters, Joel and Ellie in particular. Through every cutscene you feel the characters and how realistically they are portrayed. They breathe, they have scars, wrinkles, glossy eyes, physical features that are lifelike. The Last of Us shines in being the most realistic fictional game I have ever played. The fungi/cordyceps concept of zombifiying people is intriguing enough. There aren't enough good things to say about this game. The gameplay is stupendous, and while it takes time getting adjusted to, it feels fluent and right when you do. There's enough variety in crafting weapons and upgrading them to spice the game up when pacing gets tough. That's one of my only problem are pacing issues, but the game is so damn good and the story is so great that you trudge through the slower spots. Often times the difficulty has unreasonable spikes, but all is forgiven, when you pass a more difficult section, the payoff and reward is well worth it. The single player itself is incredible alone and worth a buy, but the multiplayer works excellently too. You have two characters that just grow so much and it's incredible to watch their journey and participate with them in a dark, realistic, beautiful disaster of a world that feels very real.… Expand
Oct 12, 2013Wow...just wow. Everything about this game is just fantastic. The story, the characters, the setting, the voice acting (Nolan North is so good that he's unrecognizable) really just everything. The only problem I really had was the ending but even that started growing on me after awhile. Multiplayer's ok but you'll get tired of it after awhile (for me it was like 2 maybe three rounds). This is in my top 2 favorite games for sure (number ones Mass Effect 2 if you're curious).… Expand
Jun 26, 2013I really don't have words to describe how amazing this game is & how many times I stop playing wondering what the GODS from Naughty Dog did, how they create this & that & how amazing the visuals is, the game continue to surprise me in an unbelievable way again & again from start to finish the creativity of the devs & the maturity of the story set a whole new standard for a game of this generation & for video games over all, no reason to say more other than this is now for me the best exclusive on PS3 my previous one was MGS4 but that game is pure magic pure art so TLOU now won that place in my heart, every PS3 owner must play this MASTERPIECE it will be for sure an unforgettable experience.… Expand
Jun 25, 2013I have played hundreds of games in my life time, from outer space alien shooters to pirate wannabes of monkey island, but never ever have I come to play such a brilliantly created game as Last of Us. The game is perfectly ridden, it has eye dropping landscapes and heartfelt characters. I can not say anything more of this game, it is just the best game I have ever played.
Jun 24, 2013First off about me:
I don't own a stupid PlayStation 3, nor have I ever owned a PlayStation before. I hate the controller feel.. I have always had an Xbox...
I borrowed my brother-in-law's PlayStation 3 for the past week. I heard good reviews about 'The Last Of Us' video game and rented it at red box to give it a whirl. After 1 hour of gameplay I still hated the controller and struggled to learn it but the gameplay was unreal, the only thing I can compare the game to is Half-Life. After 3 days of renting the red box, I had to return the console to my brother-in-law's.. I wanted to finish the game, but not only that I wanted the game. If I could I would re-format my Xbox 360 into a platform that would play this game. I returned the red box, then purchased this game brand spanking new. I played it for a grand total of 14 hours straight, didn't sleep at all for one day just because I was so engulfed into the game, emotionally it was playing my feelings like a puppet, I felt so close to the characters at the end that I feel like I was with them! I beat the game and I usually get all ADHD (I have that) and never pick up a game again after beating it.. But I want to play it over and over again, and I haven't even played multiplayerr yet!
I was going to get an Xbox One, but after playing this game, I now am banking my whole decision on This game alone. If naughty dog announces they are going to open up to other consoles, I will be getting it on the xbox one. If not.. I'm getting a PS4.
I am a master at the controller now, and love that game. Keep making more! … Expand
Jun 25, 2013The game is simply amazing. The gameplay is varied, deep and intense. The plot and characters are hearty and emotionally provoking. The environments are immersive and well-crafted. Technically it's nearly flawless and while having several obvious flaws and faults, it's a masterpiece in execution and a powerful piece of interactive entertainment. It's fun, it's smart, it's emotional, it's polished, it's rewarding but above all it's (as the title suggests) one the last of the truly great games of this generation.… Expand
Jul 20, 2013You know how good everyone says it is? It's even better than that. This game is groundbreaking and just perfect in both concept and execution on nearly every level. The story is so cleverly written and deals with many mature themes, and I don't think there's any game that has had be so emotionally hooked and shocked me so much with the choices the characters have to make. I'd go into more detail, but I wouldn't dare ruin this game for anyone. In fact, if you don't have a PS3, buy one just to experience this game. And on top of that the gameplay is amazing. I heard in an interview the game was influenced by No Country For Old Men and I get that now it's not in the story but in the incredibly tense stealth/survival gameplay. I'm not joking, this is one of the best games I've played in my whole life, and I'd say the only PS3 game that it doesn't top is Metal Gear Solid 4 but that's just my opinion anyway. Get this game play it before someone spoils it because it's one of the most incredible experiences I've had with a game EVER. There are a few annoying things barely worth mentioning though it's really awkward in the sections where you have to move things and the water sections are pretty annoying, and there are some bugs and glitches that still need patching out but these are barely worth mentioning. Do not hesitate to pick up this game.
Final score: 10.0 out of 10… Expand
Jul 4, 2013Can i give it 10 twice? I wish i could, because that's what this Masterpiece deserves! Few times in my life i was so engaged in a story, this script tops enven Walking Dead from telltale, it's awesome, the gameplay is so well polished, this for sure is the Game of Generation!
Aug 5, 2013The Last of Us is what proved to me that video games are going exactly where I want them to go. This game concretes my argument that video games are not only the greatest interactive art form, or the greatest storytelling medium, but just the greatest art medium the world has to offer. It's a beautiful, emotionally agonizing, epic journey that is unmatched by an book I've read, painting I've seen, Movie I've watched and so forth. The strange thing about the game is that the experience isn't your experience; It's Joel and Ellie's. Even though this is true, you create a massive emotional investment in the characters and everything they're going through. The story is told so flawlessly. It takes special pieces of their journey together and tells these bits at the perfect pace. The world Naughty Dog created is beautiful, yet depressing. The struggles and emotional hits the characters take in this dog-eat-dog world are hidden under the the green, bright, beautiful streets and woods. The Last of Us only has 2 issues; One being that the gameplay becomes bland at points. So much that you might be relieved when it's time for a cutscene. The other is very average AI. The Last of Us, for me, not only defined this generation of video games, but is the culmination of everything video games have been building towards for the past 40+ years. All of that said, the fact that the gameplay got bland in a video GAME stops it from being a 10 for me.… Expand
Jun 29, 2013There are lots of games that features zombies/infected or post apocalyptic enviroments, yet Naughty Dog has managed to push what is possible with the theme to show that an excellent story and fantastic cast of characters is just as important as gameplay and graphics. With The Last of Us, Naughty Dog has managed to combine all the important aspect that makes a game great to become a masterpiece that not only is one of the best games of this year, it may be the best game from this generation, even surpassing Naughty Dog's own Uncharted 2. You play as Joel, a survivor of a fungus pandemic. One of the best parts of the game is the interaction between Joel and Ellie as they travel across the post apocalyptic US. Joel is a harden survivor, who have already been through both before and after the pandemic, while Ellie was born into this harsh enviroment. This creates some great interactions between the character and Ellie, pushing the story forward. In this brutal enviroment, there is no right or wrong. Everything the survivors do are just trying to survive. The graphics in the game are amazing, with enviroments filled with details everywhere. Its amazing how Naughty Dog is able to improve the graphics from the Uncharted series and push it even further, squeezing every drop of power available from the PS3, making it one of the best looking game in this console generation. From the brutal winter to the overgrown buildings, the attention to detail really makes you feel immersed into the world of the game. The gameplay is also great, making you feel as if you are really fighting for survival. Ammo isnt found very often, making you feel that every shots is important. Melee is almost the same as the Uncharted series, only harder. Enemies do fight back when you engage in melee combat with them, unlike Uncharted 3 where the enemies only sometimes do a reversal and all you have to do is press another button. The sound is also excellent, with Gustavo Santaolalla's amazing soundtrack really puts you into the mood of the game. Still, Naughty Dog knows when to let nature take over the music, creating a perfect mix of musics and sound. Gunshots are loud and powerful, making even a simple pistol round feels powerful. Punches make you feel as if you are really punching and using melee weapons make the hits feel even more powerful and devastating.
If you are still thinking about buying this game, just buy it and enjoy this masterpiece.… Expand
Jun 23, 2013Uncharted meets The Walking Dead meets The Road. The Last of Us is a good game, but it is one undeserving of the 10/10 scores it's been getting. I read it being described as "The Citizen Kane of videogames"; if this is the best we can expect, the future does indeed look mediocre. Nothing revolutionary here. Writing is really good, the story is not original but it's very well delivered, it makes you feel a strong connection to the main characters, voice acting is stunning and I've fallen in love with the amazing soundtrack. If it were a film, I'd have liked it more, but it's supposed to be a game, and that's where problems begin: repetitive, very repetitive, very very repetitive Uncharted-style gameplay (shoot, explore, shoot some more... whenever you see cover, you know what's about to come; once you're done with the enemies in the area, you know nobody will show up for a while and then it's the time to check every corner for a million pointless collectibles or to complete once again one of the three available puzzles without being disturbed), glitches and bugs that break the immersion in the most painful ways, stupid IA and linear progression. It's not a bad game, but it's far from the masterpiece hype has made us believe it to be… Expand
Oct 10, 2013This is the best console game I have ever played. Great from beginning to end. It really has it all. Nice to see after the disappointingly short and easy 3rd installment of Uncharted. The character development is exceptional, the game-play fantastic, and well balanced. Very, very good.
Jun 17, 2013The Last of Us review:
Story: 10/10 A great story indeed, keep me hooked till the end, the characters are deep and the more they develop in the story you will find yourself really caring for their fate. A truly masterpiece of Survival Horror/Post Apocaliptic World.
Visual: 10/10 I have never seen a game in ps3 (or any console) that looked better that this one, the light effects, the detail in character modeling and the beautiful surrounding's Cities reclaimed by nature feels so alive) I just give this game MY 10+1 in this department.
Gameplay: 7/10 Here is where am going to punish The Last of Us. The gameplay in fact is a good one, you will find so much to do in The Last of Us (crafting weapons, getting upgrades) the fight's whit button smash/panic scene's feel's great and the combat systems is what you can spect meele weapons are easy to use but firearms will requiere more practice and that is good, because in RL shooting a gun/rifle is not as easy as most shooters/fps want to make us belive) Walking/running/climbing/swimming fells so natural and so real BUT there are some BIG issues whit the game mechanics. The most shocking/disappointing one is the cover/stealth system. I find myself many times not being discovered by enemy's even when my dumb AI partner walked in front of the enemy. My AI parner talking to me/other guy in a zone where there are sound sensitive enemies lurking around and amazingly they dont discover us if your character makes noise/walk in front of an enemy that is a different story). So this is a big big... no no no HUGE problem in the stealth game mechanics/partner AI system that must be solved right away by Naugty Dog.
Replay: 8/10 It's almost imposible to max upgrade your weapons/abilities in one gameplay, so this add replayability to The Last of Us, also the beautiful enviroments of the game/amazing story really invite us to take our controller and play again this title in the New Game+ mode.
Music/Voice Acting: 10/10 The voice acting in The Last of Us is simply amazing!!! You can really sense the mood/fellings of the characters and the agony/joy/sadness/etc they go through.
Overall: 9/10 A must have if u love deep story/rich characters/survival horror/uncharted games. A true contestant to Game of The Year 2013 that only need to tune up some game mechanics to be THE GAME.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013This is seriously the best game I have ever played. I have never wanted to play a single player story like I did with this game, on top of that the in depth upgrading system was amazing. What also amazed me was that this game had the best graphics I have ever seen in a game and this is on the PS3 and we have the PS4 coming in the fall!
Jul 31, 2013I'm probably not that far into the game. I'm only in Lincoln High School trying to fight the first big boss. I can tell this game is going to be one I'll probably finish but already I know it's not the TEN everyone keeps raving about. OK, I'm into the main two characters, I feel the emotional bond growing, that's cool. But the zombie fighting is just frustrating and unrewarding. I finally have a shotgun and thank goodness because the pistols barely even stun anything and your lead pipes break after about eight hits. OK, since when does a lead pipe break precisely after eight hits? It's a lead pipe for crying out loud. You can slam it against concrete a million times and it wouldn't break. And you can't aim your weapons worth crap. This guy, for twenty years, has been surviving the zombie apocalypse and he still can't aim a stupid rifle, waving it all over the place as crazed zombies straight out of 28 Days Later come rushing at him? Really? And even with the shotgun, which you don't need to aim precisely, what does that help when five of them are rushing at you from all angles? So you fight, you die, you start over, you die, you start over, you die, and so forth until you are finally lucky enough to pick them all off not by any real strategy mind you, just because you got a little lucky. The scavenging is pretty boring. The workbenches are so far and few in-between it's pathetic. The crawling through hallways, climbing up ladders, running across planks gets old pretty quickly. And everything is so dark. You have to use your flashlight at least half the time and that actually gets a bit nauseating as if your swirling around on a carnival ride. So, although the graphics are way cool, and the characters are likeable, and the plot is engaging even if it's derivative, there's just too much senseless wandering around, searching for the limited scavenger items available, and extremely frustrating battles with things that will tear your neck out while you're trying to reload your stupid gun or switch guns which takes like ten seconds or heal which takes several seconds and the controls are so complicated it's extremely difficult to remember what buttons you are suppose to be pressing while a swarm of crazed zombies are rushing at you from all sides. This game is good but it does have a lot of flaws.… Expand
Jul 20, 2013Astonishing. Masterpiece. Those are few of the many words that can be used to describe this amazing work of art that this game really is. It takes you to a story that is extremely immersive, deeply emotional, and professionally written, describing the path that Joel and Ellie go throughout the entire game.
That all isn't enough to cover how amazing the story is, going hand to hand with the beautiful scenarios, stunning engine and great AI, both for Ellie and for the enemies. Also keeping in mind that the multiplayer is at some points wonderfully unique and even addictive, it's the story that shines the most, and makes this game a perfect 10, and a must buy for all Playstation fans.… Expand
Jun 24, 2013I have finished the game earlier this week, since then I had some time to reflect about it.
After getting over my „fanboism“, cause I have been awaiting this game for quite a while, to look at it from a more neutral perspective, I must say that “The Last Of Us” is OVERRATED!
Now bear with me, Im not saying by any means it’s a bad game, it’s a piece of art, a masterpiece even, very beven, very beautiful, especially visually. But hearing “the best game of this generation” or “the best game EVER made” is very false to me. Let me try and help you to understand where im coming from:
Once I have looked past the eye candy, I noticed the gameplay is very shallow and repetitive, the infected lack variety with only 4 types and the humans have a very flawed AI which is very exploitable (also doesn’t help that you keep on killing the same 5 guys cause there aren’t that many enemy skins). The Puzzles, if you could even call them that, are no challenge at all, and only require you to push a ladder from point A to point B or drag a dumpster around for a little while so you can climb on it. The game is far too forgiving, even on the hard setting, keeps on holding your hand, treating you like a little child, generating checkpoints after every minute and even giving you more ammo and med packs out of nowhere when you run out. It just seems overall like it was designed for the casual gamer, so parents and infants could easily beat it. In short, it offers almost no interesting challenges or compelling gameplay surprises.
Now lets get to the story (which most people claim to be the strongest part of the game), its full of glichés from previous post apocalyptic zombie scenarios, and even at its best moments it never reaches the depth and feel a good movie could provide. It feels more like a budget tv-series with a very limited cast, so I really don’t understand when people claim to have cried while playing it.
That all being said it still was a very enjoyable experience, which I’m glad I had the pleasure to go through. The best part about it truly where the visuals, some of the best I have ever witnessed in a videogame, and the 2 main characters Ellie and Joel (even a later Villain) where some truly detailed and interesting characters which made out the main charm of the game.
Videogames where always about the gameplay to me, and I find The Last of Us has a lot of problems there. I think the whole “Let’s try to be a movie” approach of videogames is really getting old.
I still highly recommend it to anybody who likes videogames, or art in general, I didn't mean to sound too negative about it I just wanted to express why I think gamesites giving it 10 out of 10s is complete … Expand
Jul 13, 2013The Last of Us is honestly (with the Walking Dead game) the best game i have ever played. Every single thing about this game is perfect.The gameplay, the emotional story, the incredible voice and physical acting, the music, it never gets boring, and its compelling, exciting, emotional, sad, fun and a masterpiece of gaming. Please, for the love of game lovers, play this game. if Metacritic would let me, i would give this game an 11!… Expand
Jun 22, 2013As of this moment this is my game of the generation, The Last of Us has a fantastic story and fantastic gameplay, cinematics, voice acting, music, and graphics to back it up. The story is made much better because of the way that the game presents it, the voice acting is perfect and the cinematics make it feel like you're watching a movie. I won't go into detail of the story at all because it's better to find out yourself. All I'll say is that it's the most realistic portrayal of the struggles and horror of a post apocalyptic world that I've ever seen. The gameplay is also really great, it's mostly a stealth game when it comes to gameplay, but you can approach a situation in any way you like. You can try to stay undetected or you can run around and just shoot everybody. It's a lot easier and much more satisfactory and rewarding to play it with stealth though. You can get many different guns and types of equipment to help you through the game, like molotovs and bombs that explode when an enemy gets near it. Equipment like that really allows you to play the way that you want to and it creates a lot of variation in the gameplay. You can craft equipment with supplies that you pick up throughout the game, and it's a really useful feature. Throughout the game you will also find supplements that Joel, the main playable character, can use to upgrade himself with things like more health and crafting speed. There's a similar thing that you can do to weapons, but you have to be at a crafting table to upgrade weapons, you can upgrade Joel anywhere in the game. I'll say that The Last of Us has the best graphics on any current generation console, the textures, the lighting effects, the water effects, the landscapes, and the environments all look perfect. Some of the landscapes are even some of the most beautiful landscapes that I've ever seen in a video game. Each environment creates just the right atmosphere for what's happening, there's never one that doesn't belong. The Last of Us also has multiplayer, and it's a surprisingly fun multiplayer experience. It has a very interesting concept in which you join one of two factions from the single player mode and you "collect supplies" from the enemies that you kill and your faction will gain more followers. If you fail to collect enough supplies, your faction members will become hungry, sick, and may die. The whole faction system gives the multiplayer a lot more replayability. Overall, The Last of Us is undoubtedly one of the best games of the generation and one of the best of all time, there's not a single moment in the game that's forgettable. The Last of Us delivers one of the most beautifully presented stories in a video game and has fantastic gameplay, every person who likes video games should play it.… Expand
Jun 24, 2013The Last of Us is certainly the best game of 2013. The story is just amazingly written and thought of. Joel and Ellie are one of the best characters this generation has to offer. The setting is beautiful and very dark. There will be scenes throughout the game where you would feel uncomfortable, sad and relieved. Everybody you see can die and could really strike you emotionally. Graphically this game looks fantastic, it's probably the best looking game on the PS3 to date. Despite some minor bugs and glitches, that doesn't even ruin the experience. This single-player story of this game would make you want to replay it more than once. But the The Last of Us has more to offer and that is multiplayer. Honestly, the game would still be perfect without multiplayer, but that's not the case here. This multiplayer is unique and requires you to have a different approach on winning. It is very tactical, very fun with friends and unique. The only 2 problems i have with multiplayer is that it lacks map content and game modes. It has a fine number of maps (7) and only 2 game modes. But it has already been confirmed that there will be more multiplayer and single-player content on the way. This game is the best game i ever played in my entire life, i would recommend this game to everyone.… Expand
Jul 8, 2013Quarter to Three gave it 60 points out of 100, what is more than ridiculous. A great game like The Last of Us degraded with this one review. You might think it was just a mistake from them, but no. Also really good games like Far Cry 3 or Bioshock Infinite got rated really bad. But of course games like Zen Pinball 3D deserves 100 out of 100 and not Far Cry, Bioshock or The Last of Us. Unbelievable. Why people who obviously have no idea what games are about have a game review web site and not the 2000 person who know what games are about.
Now the actual review.
Graphics(10/10): TLOU comes up with the probably best graphics ever. These little detail failures are usual nothing bad. Especially the water and the light are almost divine.
Sound (10/10): The Sound in TLOU can't be beat by another game except Heavy Rain. The infected sound as realistic as it's possible and the usual surrounding is stunning. The light accents with orchestra music are incredible.
Story (09/10): Without the attempt to spoiler about it, i just can describe it with one word unbelievably.
Gameplay (10/10): The gameplay from TLOU seems to be like a next-gen Uncharted. Even the currently generation (specially Uncharted 2 & 3) is great.
A clear candidate for the Game of the Year Award !
The Last of Us is the final evidence that also video games can be art.… Expand
Jun 27, 2013This is the best game of the year so far and one of the only game I would give a perfect score it's gameplay kept me on edge. I was so into this game and it's zombie story was pretty original. So to all you haters out their saying this game is bad you need to shut up because this is a great game.Anybody with a ps3 needs to buy this game.
Jun 18, 2013It only takes about 5 minutes into the game for you to be completely sucked into Naughty Dog's brilliant yet horrifying world. The game invites players to journey across a destroyed America as Joel and Ellie, two lost survivors brought together by chance. After about 17 hours of the single player campaign, you will never want to let them go. This game is a testament to the power of hope, love, and desperation. Another stunning performance by team Naughty Dog. 10 out of 10.… Expand
Jun 30, 2013The story and character development in this game is truly amazing. I felt connected to the characters and immersed in the story and gameplay. The AI could use some improvement, but the game is very fun to play, albeit a little easy. You'll love Joel and Ellie so much as you progress through the game. This game is a must-buy for any PS3 player. I bought a PS3 just to play this game and it didn't let me down one bit!… Expand
Jun 22, 2013ok lets get something straight that most gamers don't get. yes this game is WAY overhyped. This was one reason why i was reluctant to play it. the shooting is wonky, ai ranges from stupid to smart, some enemies seem unfair( those stupid bloaters), but this game is still a great game and is one of my favorites. the story is well told and emotional all the way through, the characters are expertly voiced and likeable. Ellie is really the star of this game. she is a great, smart character and also a total badass who isnt afraid to do what it takes to survive. her protector joel who is the main player character, is a rugged badass who is tasked with escorting ellie to the fireflies. the journey is worth experiencing so many twist and turns occur which help develop joel and ellie as characters. they joke, talk, and protect each other all the way through and as joel and ellie get to know one another their relationship changes from total strangers to a father daughter relationship. kudos to naughtydog for crafting such a wonderful experience. it sure is overhyped and i dont think it should get goty (watchdogs or gta v FTW!) but it needs to be experienced by anyone who has a ps3 and likes to experience a well told story with likeable characters. joel and ellie's apocalyptic survivor story is worth the price of admission.… Expand
Jun 22, 2013I can understand why some people consider this game over hyped. If you approach the game as a stealth/shooter only, you will be disappointed. Not because it's bad, it's not, but because this game is about more than what you control.
This game is about characters, about traveling through a world that wants to you dead, and surviving at all costs. If you're anything like me this game will touch you emotionally, you will empathise with their struggle, and be disturbed at how cruel the world has become, and how real it all could be. This may be lost on those that are too young, or incapable of letting themselves become immersed in the story. If you aren't however, this is not a game you will soon forget.… Expand
Jun 24, 2013This game is pure gold. Good job Naughty dog, because you have created a game that was so emotional and so intense that I just could not stop playing it, the game was just beautiful, and was probably one of the best, if not the best looking game on PS3. I congratulate you guys and wish you all the best in making more of such beautiful games, I also hope there will be a sequel.
Jun 24, 2013This is not a game, this is an art. The storyline is amazing. Action is intense, there are a lot of puzzles too, which make a game more interesting. Characters are alive. It is wonderful and far more better than resident evil. I bought the game and read reviews but did not expect such a wonderful and powerful experience! well done!!!
Jul 14, 2013That's just finished yesterday, well, I can say it is something! The game masterpiece in all aspects. In terms of drama, I have not played stronger in the movie can not even remember that so touched me. Much, much, do not pass either.The level of detail and attention to detail makes every event and experience the discovery to complete, in some places, just as much as a tear pierced or getting terribly from what he saw. Music at the height of the atmosphere just without words.Yes, there are downsides, but against all of you just do not notice, and you go and you go forward.For the sake of one such game you need to buy a PS3. Personally, I have both xbox 360 too, but I'll tell you a box in terms of games, oh, how far. None can compare with exclusive Heavy Rain and The Last Of Us. Yes, Alan Wake good, but it is two times worse than the last two. About Gears Of War silent, especially the latter.In general, ND company that is doing the right games. Oscar definitely!P.S.Yes, I want to say that this game is 21 or even 25-30, to keep in mind for understanding, and experience, of what is happening on the screen. People who do not have At least 21 years of age or older and you do not understand half of what is happening on the screen, and emotional drama. Especially if you have kids, you just do tear the tower. Pupils game may seem can be boring, monotonous can. Definitely not for children and adolescents.… Expand
Jul 2, 2013OK... This ga... Oh god. I'm so overwhelmed right now with this game right now. This game is like a delicious meal. When it ends you want so bad to have more of it but in some other way you are the most satisfied human being in the planet. The graphics are so amazing I can't even digest it. The story is so well done that I was left teary. And thinking about the ending is surprisingly just as deep as analyzing a good movie. I'm gonna talk about the ending later so keep on with me (haha). Where to start... OK. This game tells the story of a man with a mission. He has to go across a post-apocalyptic America to deliver a little girl to a rebel group of survivors. As I came aware that it was involving a rebel group holding against the government I was worried. I said to myself "Oh, this is so cliché!". But I was wrong. And I have to mention this was just a meaningless worry still having in my mind the amazing prologue that I just witnessed. The setting the gameplay and the execution of what envelopes is superb in the prologue and in the whole game in general. The game is divided by seasons (I know, it's weird but awesome). and every season ends with something big. My favorite I think might be winter but it's hard to pick one because they all are amazing! But I'm just gonna go with winter now. The pacing and the way they are told and experienced are awesome. Now... the most gamers were worried about...! The gameplay. Let me say this. This game... has the most fluid and satisfying gameplay that I have ever experienced. I was going to add intense up there but some things (Resident Evil) can't be topped. The way the gameplay combines with the atmosphere and story is done masterfully. You have to carefully walk through dark hallways and smartly plan what to waste and what to spare. The brutality of the combat also makes it engaging and sometimes disturbing. There was good variety in the enemies and very few and minimal glitches that I encountered. OK, now let's get into the graphics. These are easily the best graphics that I have seen on a console. They are smooth, detailed and very beautiful. There were a few scenes with animals in them and they are jaw dropping. (Yes, even the rabbit.)Oh and the lighting. Haha man the lighting. The shadows the reflections and the beautifully animated dynamic lighting make this game shine. (No pun intended) The cherry on top of all of this must be the ending. I understand that some didn't like it because of it's abruptness but for me it was deep, dark and let's say, real! I spent easily a day thinking and analyzing these characters (specially Joel at the end) to really understand this character complex ending! I mean, what game does this! (except for Bioshock Infinite). This game is a masterpiece of our time. Everyone must experience it and it should be taken from now on as a reference to what the gaming industry is capable of and how it has already reached the heights of film depth and quality. Thanks for reading! Have a good day!… Expand
Jun 18, 2013This game is just one-of-the-kind, experience you will face here is not in any game or on any console or PC so far. Simply this is one of the best game ever made. And yes its GAME so there is not half an hour cutscene and ten minutes of gameplay but its more like interactive movie. Interesting is how conversations are made in-game and there are not cutscenes for each talk. Gamelpay is unbelievable fun, you can craft a lot stuff for surviving, upgrade your weaponry and explore this incredible world of the last of us. Simply strong perfect characters, emotional solid story, enormous gameplay, beautiful apocalyptic world...… Expand
Jul 28, 2013The Last of Us for PlayStation 3 is one of the defining video games of this generation, Naughty Dog once again shows that they are not only one of the best developers in the industry, but they also show with The Last of Us that they are some of the best storytellers period.
The story is a dark, gritty and brutal journey of survival with the main characters Joel and Ellie, I'm not going to spoil anything about the game but rest assured this is a great story with some fantastic characters.
The gameplay is a stealth/action survival game with horror elements, with both infected and human enemies that have very smart A.I. and are a challenge to fight, especially on higher difficulties. I think the "Clicker" Infected enemy is one of the best enemies in a video game, The sound they make can create a very tense atmosphere in the gameplay, the human enemies are just as fun to fight as they are very intelligent in how they try to take you out and how they try to find you when you are hidden.
Just keep in mind that the game is very dark, very brutal and violent, If you do not like these type of things then you may want to consider whether the game will be your kind of experience.
Overall The Last of Us is a fantastic experience that should not be missed, If you have a PS3 then you should most definitely pick this game up immediately, If you don't have a PS3 then this game is the definition of a system seller.… Expand
Jul 7, 2013I love when one of 5% of people who didn't like this game say "look im going to write an honest review this game is so overrated" I know it's your opinion but don't act like it's a fact that this game is overrated just because you didn't appreciate it you're in a very very small group. Personally I couldn't give this game less than a 10 because I took it for what it was, an experience more than a game and what an experience it was. I was attached to the characters and the story and by the time I was halfway through adored the complex relationship between Joel and Ellie. I have never played a game like this and the level of brilliance (in my opinion) that it achieved rivals the first time I played Bioshock or the first time I saw Blade Runner the final cut. Anyway this is just my opinion but if I didn't try to persuade at least one person to buy this game I would be doing them and Naughty Dog a disservice. Naughty Dog does it like few other companies and this is another one for the ages.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013The Last of Us has officially de-throned Red Dead Redemption as the best game that i have ever played! This is an absolutely amazing experience that needs to be had by everyone! It has an rich and engaging setting that is just begging to be explored, the best graphics I have ever seen in a video game that really brings the world and the characters to life, and a deep and heartfelt story of hope and survival against all odds. Lastly, to top it all off The Last of Us has some of the most unique and fun multiplayer I have ever played! Its refreshing to see a game that decides to step out and try something new instead of just be another Call of Duty clone! Now the only complaints i do have about this game are a few audio bugs and that the characters can occasionally glitch out when the combats gets really frantic... However, those are completely minor complaints to what is otherwise an absolutely fantastic and jaw dropping experience!!… Expand
Jun 30, 2013Quite simply the greatest game iv ever played, i own both a 360 and a ps3. From graphics to story to characters to game play it's all spot on. If you don't yet own this game then do yourself a favour and buy it.
Naughty dog are truly an incredible games developer and i look forward to see what they bring next.
Jul 13, 2013I am older (28), and don't have time for non-awesome games, let alone redundant games. I also hate console games because of their graphics. This game has beautiful, PC worthy graphics, best voice acting I've heard in a game, and a deep combat system. This is the finale of PS3, and its best game. Don't miss this one.
Jun 23, 2013Don't get me, wrong, I loved playing this game, but people on the internet have hyped to up so much, that it actually prevented me from enjoying it as much as I could. Mostly because people have been saying that it was "THE CITIZEN KANE OF VIYDA GAMES", which in reality, it isn't. Sure, it's good, but unlike something like BioShock Infinite or even Metal Gear Solid 2, everything the story in this game does could have easily been done in a movie. As for the gameplay, while it was satifisying to kill enemies, it got really repetitive after awhile. Overall, The Last of Us was decent, but I would like to play the version they showed at E3 2012, which looks much better.… Expand
Jul 16, 2013I was really excited about this game after seeing near universal acclaim. After beating it, the zombie scenes are absolutely terrifying and they combat pretty cool. My complaints on this game are that it's just a linear path where you feel obligated to search every crevice of towns once you get into them. There is some intrigue by doing this but why can't I pick up new guns from enemies? I did find the long rifle once but including mechanics like War Z would make the game even more fun. Perhaps I had high expectations on this game but when compared to Far Cry 3, this game isn't nearly as fun or dynamic.… Expand
Jun 25, 2013This game is simply flawless! I have never played a game with such focus and fear and i love that!! I was actually disappointed when i finished the game because i wanted to play so much more of it. It has all these elements combined and they work amazingly together. It has an awesome story and the acting was really good. A very good human survival game. Walking through a dark creepy room with no ammo? Baby im home.… Expand
Aug 2, 2013Perfect games are rare, yet in a FPS dominated market, we need them more than ever. I was worried about the last of us just being yet another Zombie shooter when it was first announced, yet when i did buy this game, i found out it was the grittiest, cleverest, most emotional game i have ever played, a new take on a zombie apocolypse, the last of us deserves every point of a 10/10.
Jun 28, 2013Not even completed the game, and I'm already giving it a 10! It has amazing gameplay mechanics, easy controls, epic cinematics, and overall, an amazing story, easily engrossing any PlayStaion owner! I would only recommend this, to 18's and over as it does have extremely violent cinematics of things like heads blowing up! It may have an amazing story and all, but it is still very challenging! If you get scared easily, I recommend playing the easy difficulty, if you don't mind, give medium to hard difficulty a go!… Expand
Jun 17, 2013As the PS3 cycle comes to its end, we see the true power that it can show with The Last of Us as Naughty Dog proves with every detail and every second of fully immersive gameplay. The most compelling moments of the whole game are the simple chats that Joel and Ellie have together. And the constant conservation of supplies make this game a true survival.
Jun 26, 2013pure masterpiece, almost all the technical and art direction wise are perfect, pushing the power of PS3 until it's limit (yes it does take sometimes to load it, but hell, it was worth the time). characters are so believable, the world are beautifully creepy, and the game play are intense. everything worth the time you spend for the game. exploring the areas gave you valuable rewards for the next encounters, and also collectibles (notes, etc). even you are not really into this genre (survival/action) (i'm not really a fan for survival games) this still a must play for PS3 owners.… Expand
Jul 13, 2013I bought a PS3 just for the release of this game. I was not disappointed at all with my purchases. I absolutely love this game. It was an amazing experience. Anyone giving this game a 1 is either insane or just trying to go against the grain to be a hipster. The story was great and better than I've seen in most movies now a days. The interaction between Ellie and Joel was amazing. Honestly the first 20 minutes of this game had me hooked and I knew that I was going to be in love. TLOU may not be ground breaking with any of its game mechanics but it did those mechanics right. Everything was fluid. When you add up everything positive it did, it's an obvious GOTY.… Expand
Jun 24, 2013Although barely hitting the standard of a near-perfect video game, it doesn't really take that to be at least in the 9/10 range. Apart from a few slightly unrealistic animations and concepts in the game (i.e. health regenerates almost instantly; your character grabs objects as if they were in different places), the game is amazing. The plot is pretty complex with a great backstory, the dialogue is immersing, and the graphics are excellent. Although not flawless, on consoles of this generation, only a handful of games can claim such a high acclaim. On a curved scale, like for nearly every review website, this game deserves my perfect ten.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013This game was perfect nothing wrong with it at all I love the story the gameplay the online multiplayer and the story is one of the best stories I have been told in gaming if not the best in gaming just get this game you will find everything perfect that you wanted
Jun 16, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pros:The technology,graphics/physics is like a half PS4 game,Pro logic 2 support!.Story,Joel..
Cons:The ending is a cliffhanger and there will be a trilogy again...i never gonna understand why need to make every game a trilogy!? This is a true masterpice and masterpice games do not need idiot sequels.
im dissapointed in Naughty Dog because they said this: No sequel planned for The Last of Us… Expand
Jul 6, 2013From the minute I started playing it, I puked rainbows for how beautiful the graphics are in this game. In the minutes before the official start of the game, I started crying for how sad it was (for reasons not in this review). The game play is incredible and difficult for the fact that you don't need to fight every battle which is exactly what I felt for the first time in this game. Yes, the friendly A.I. are seemingly invisible, but would you like it if they moved across on their own will and got eaten by the clicker? No, you wouldn't. It takes a little bit of realism out of it, but is that all that harmful. Food and water is another minor issue with the game. Overall, I know it was the survival game that is both graphically pleasing, difficult, and enjoyable with a great story to add to the experience. I did not mind spending 60 to get this game, it was well worth it.… Expand
Jun 20, 2013This is the best game i've ever played. For real. 13 hours of gameplay that NEVER got boring. Breathtaking and realistic battles (vs humans). what i did NOT like was the stealth vs zombies/clickers/runners whatever.
that got TOO hard they'll sense you almost no matter what you do. everything else what REALLY enjoyable. and the story/plot actually holds comparing to uncharted, where you're just kinda fighting for, well in the end god knows what. more weapons would be nice, and a better multi-player. there was NO CO-OP. REALLY big minus. and in the multi-player... well let's just say, it takes unrealisticly many bullet's to kill a man. 13-14 hours of hardcore survival. it would be a shame to miss this.… Expand
Jun 23, 2013Wow! Where do I start, this film is fantastic for gameplay, story, graphics and characters. But there a few things to be aware of: 1. This game is best played on hard mode (to maximise survival horror aspect) 2. Tun OFF the hearing feature that lets you "see" through walls (as above) 3. There are a couple of glitch type bugs but no gamebreakers Apart from that, this game is as good as it gets, as intense and scary as Dead Space (in parts), the combat and stealth are slick and well-ballanced, and the environments are drop dead gorgeous.
You owe it to yourself to play this game.
Jun 17, 2013This is the game I've been waiting decades for. This is it, the game that I feel was able to immerse me in an experience like no other medium can offer. We are gamers for a reason and we do this for the emotional connection to the characters we play as, we are responsible for the actions that unfold on the screen and we develop relationships with these characters. I'm certain to say that this game is revolutionary in the idea of involving us directly within the environment we've been put in. Just play this game and experience it, the idea of being scarce on items, the tension of having a group of hunters flanking you from every corner, the panic that comes from infected relentlessly charging you and knowing a clicker kills you in an instant, this game will blow your mind. You will cry, you will panic, you will take deep breaths as enemies close in on you, but one thing you won't feel is disappointment. Do yourself a favor and experience this. You deserve it.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013I can't really review the game since I don't have it. yeah thats pretty lame. I'm trying to save up to buy it and am actually asking for donations. http://www.gofundme.com/3a56fw I got a couple so far, need your help getting the rest. From what I heard the game is awesome, help me experience this!!
Jun 24, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I wouldn't say this game is perfect, but it certainly is a Masterpiece. I've been waiting for this game since it was announced back in 2011, I pre ordered it in 2012, the wait was long, but it's finally here. (prologue/intro), The game starts with Joel's daughter waking up to uncle tommy's phone call, you walk down the hall to Joel's room to find out what is happening, you see on the TV that something bad is happening when explosion happens and then you turn to the window and realize that it was really close to the house, you walk down stairs to find your dad, you find him and he tells you that something is very wrong, a neighbor gets in the house, Joel Shots him and he walks with his daughter and tells her that something is not right, soon later, you get in the truck of Uncle Tommy and drive off, as you sit in the back you see that everything is starting to go to hell, people houses are burning, police cars everywhere, people running left to right. The 3 characters (Joel, daughter, and tommy) had to leave the car after it was crashed, they go down a hall to find out there we're more infected there, they run into a bar and tommy tells joel and his daughter to run and he will catch up, you run down a hill and then up to meet up with a military personal. he tells them to stop and then shoots them, they both roll down the hill and Joel stands up to find out that his daughter was shot, shortly after she was dead. This seen was the most emotional/heart breaking part of the game, for me, even though I didn't know the character very well, I felt very sad to see the little girl die in Joel's arms. The game is very emotional and compelling, it's no Uncharted, this game is a lot more darker than the previous work of Naughty Dog. It's a much slower pace compared to Uncharted and the characters seem to be more alive, you could feel their emotions a lot more. The voice acting was amazing, the soundtrack is one of the best I have ever heard in a Video Game, the graphics had it's ups and downs, sometimes it looked better than Uncharted 3 and sometimes is looks a tiny bit worse, but lets not forget that this game is a lot bigger than the previous franchises and has a lot more stuff going on, it's also running on the PS3, which is an old piece of hardware. There is some texture pop ins and their was some glitches, but nothing that would ruin the experience. The AI is very smart, you can not run and gun in this game, if you do, you will find yourself very frustrated, because this is more of a stealth kind of game, the bullets and items you find (to craft stuff) are limited, sometimes you will think; 'hey, I have plenty of bullets, I could probably just blast everything up', well... You can't, trust me when I say that you will run out of bullets fast, specially if you're playing the game in Hard or Survivor. The AI (infected and people) cannot see the AI (Ellie and other partners), unless they spot you, then they will attack Ellie and or the other people you are with. Naughty Dog did this on purpose, because they didn't want your partner/s to get in the way. The Controls feel smother than Uncharted 3's, you cannot, jump to things and climb stuff like Drake can, when you see Joel run, climb etc... you could feel like a heavy feeling, you could tell that he can't do all that stuff that Drake can do, you could tell that he's just another person trying to survive. The atmosphere is perfect, I had Dead Space (the franchise) in first place when it came to that, but The Last Of Us is just so much better. This is an amazing game that everybody should experience, great story, great character development, good graphics, really good mechanics and amazing atmosphere. I recommend 10/10 or 5/5… Expand
Jun 18, 2013The Last of Us is not a game, in the same way a book is not a magazine. And The Last of Us feels like a damn good book. I went in to this game expecting another Telltale's The Walking Dead, I expected The Last of Us to drag drearily forward with a tale that would leave me depressed for a week. But at every point in the game where it hit that emotionally rotten rock, it bounced back with some of the most legitimate feel good moments I have ever experienced in this form of entertainment. So much so that more than once when Joel would make a light chuckle or crack a smile, I found myself doing the same just a second before he did. The writing is beautiful and the characters I met along my journey felt like real companions.
The world always felt bigger than it really was, and the level design was crafted so masterfully that I found myself going the right direction without ever looking at a map or searching for the way to go, with one exception. There is a part in the game where you reach a hotel and there are multiple floors. Being that it is a hotel, every room, hallway, and balcony looks kind of the same, I spent much longer than I would have liked searching for the way to go, and even when the on screen hint popped up I was still unsure of where I was supposed to be heading. It wasn't until I spotted a fairly hidden stairwell that I was back on track. It was immersion breaking to say the least, but it was also a very rare and isolated incident.
The only other problem I could foresee with The Last of Us is it's difficulty. Those who aren't good at stealth games, will struggle a lot with the heavy stealth moments. Players who want to go guns blazing will find themselves out of bullets and cornered. Those who don't want to scavenge will find themselves low on resources and annoyed. These same difficulties are what crafted an amazing experience for me. This game is very niche. Don't let the high scores fool you, this game is not for everyone. But I recommend everyone at least try it.
I have not played the multiplayer yet, but it wouldn't affect my score regardless. 10/10… Expand
Jun 17, 2013This game is simply, Amazing! The story telling is phenomenal. The graphics are the best I've seen in this generation of consoles. When I was playing the game I really felt that I was in that post-pandemic wold trying to survive, experiencing something that I have never before experienced in a game. Some say that the AI isn't smart, but I did not had any problems with it. I truly had a blast, playing the game. For those who like games with a strong story, strong game-play, and infected fungus people, this game is for you.… Expand
Jun 22, 20139.5/10. This game is amazing, but like all games, it's not without it's little hiccups. But for every problem, there are an infinite amount of fantastic things about this game. Some might find the story predictable, but it's very well written, with many moments that will have you investing in these complex characters, Joel and Ellie, which provide some of the best acting I have seen in video games. The combat can be trying at times but mostly fulfilling and engaging, as it's covered with lots of small details that add to the atmosphere of the game, such as scripted events to keep you on your toes, conversations that add to characters or mood, and a crafting system that will have you thinking about what to save for the next encounter. There will be some moments when the game slips up, such as your AI companions running in front of the bandits you are trying to hide from, and they don't bat an eyelid, or you are too busying scavenging for the necessary items that you miss the interesting conversations that pop up in the game, but these small things are easily forgiveable for what the game offers as a whole experience. The visuals are stunning, with some environments that will take your breath away, and detailed characters whose eyes convey what is unsaid. This game might not be for everyone, especially those who aren't interested in the stories games have to offer or are looking for something that will completely redesign their previous experiences. But for those looking for a game that has that solid and special blend of gameplay and story, this is it. It's tense, evocative and beautiful. I finished the game in about 14 hrs, and I can't wait for a second play through.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013THINGS I LIKED about the game: *Awesome Graphics *voice acting is top of the line and much better than any other game out. *the idea of choosing to engage in fierce battles or keep it stealthy and quiet is great *the C.G is fantastic and emotional *controls are easy *love the display of post apocalyptic world *story line caught my attention very well THINGS I HATED about the game:
*too linear, no free environments, no free world, no open maps and side jobs.
*you can not pick up weapons from bodies you just killed
*if there was 10 enemies and you killed 5 and then got killed, you start the game with the remaining 5 and NOT all 10 enemies, which makes it stupid and easy to overcome obstacles.
* there isn't a true value of survival. when you die, you start at the nearest checkpoint, which is never far from where you died.. it makes the player kinda careless about dying many times.
* A.I is dumb, so many times my companions decide to run off on their own while i'm trying to sneak past clickers or hunters and get me exposed.
*it get repetitious at times and feels you're doing the same stuff over and over.… Expand
Jun 16, 2013This game, like all games, has its faults. Whether it's the save game messing up, having to find a ladder every 15 minutes. The Last of Us is a story that all of the other great stories will have to be compared to. The Stealth of this game is by far one of the best of any game. Their are very few choices but they are there, throughout the whole game you have a major choice. Are you going to play stealthily or run in guns blazing.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013I'll start of by saying that the game is fantastic, it really is. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it's my favourite single player game so far. Multiplayer, not so much. The story is extremely well written, well executed and incredibly engaging. From the get go you feel emotionally intertwined with the characters, you feel what they feel. No other game has taken me through so many emotions, whether that's scared, happy, saddened, excited or just my pants.
The last Of Us delivers breathtaking scenery. The world is beautifully crafted, with an immense amount of depth. Back stories, visible events (as in, blood trails left on the floor from a fight) and decay are everywhere. The representation of a post apocalyptic world is second to non. The world is greatly explorable, giving a feeling of a non-linear path even though it actually is. You have optional mini side quests for loot and goodies (which I would highly recommend doing!)
The game is scary, no doubt; however, it doesn't let that over-ride the story. There is a great balance of horror and non horror story driven elements. The enemies are menacing and deadly, and in great supply, but the game does allow for breather periods where you can freely explore and truly take in the gorgeous scenery.
I can honestly say that in all my years of gaming, nothing has quite touched me like this. I may of only spent 12 hours playing, but them 12 hours where fantastic from start to finish. Nothing about this game, in my eyes is negative (apart from fishy AI at times). If you were considering picking this game up, I would suggest that if you like a challenge, with horror elements and a brilliant story, you should snap at this game and enjoy it. After all, if you pay for it, you deserve what you get.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013Let me start this review by describing something that makes my day. The small percentage of reviewers (in this case about 10%) that are hell-bent on completely bashing this game. I can see if you don't feel the same as people who rave about it. You are certainly entitled to your own opinion and I will always support that. However...when you take a game that (in the opinion of myself and the majority) is impressive both visually and in its gameplay, and give it a zero? Lol Not a 5, 6, or 7, but a 0! Are you serious? The reviewers who actually sound angry are the ones that amuse me the most. THIS GAME is so bad that it made you angry?!! You are showing your glaring ignorance or bias, or BOTH! Check out some of the negative reviewers and click on other reviews they've written. You'll notice that all their other submissions are for Xbox or PC. I'd be willing to bet that most haven't even really played it. Is it that important for you to bash anything Playstation? How truly sad your existence must be. Like what you like and be happy with that. Why should it bother you so much that others like something? Live and let live my friends.
While there is no such thing as a perfect game, NO MATTER WHAT SYSTEM YOU HAVE. This is one of the best all-around games that I've played in a while. You will especially enjoy it if you are a fan of the genre.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013Let me start this review by saying that The Last of Us is the most emotional experience I have ever had with video games. I've been playing games for a very long time dating all the way back to the NES and not once have I ever came so close to crying as with this game. The writing is fantastic, the game play is top notch, the graphics are absolutely gorgeous, and the voice acting is some of the best in the business. I didn't think that we'd get these kind of graphics with dated hardware but this game is a testament to the PS3's power. For anyone looking for a one of a kind experience in gaming, do yourself a favor and purchase this game. Naughty Dog has done it again and should be hailed as a top tier developer. I'd probably put this game in my top 10 of all time and maybe even top 5. It's definitely a good way to end a console generation, and hopefully we will see a sequel for the next gen.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013Well, The Last Of Us is like no other game I have ever played. In my opinion this video game rivals the best that Cinema and Television have to offer.
The gameplay is slow-paced; the majority of time I spent meandering down beautifully ruined city streets, rummaging through cupboards in deserted houses or just standing in awe of the stunning environment. For this reason I can understand why not everyone will love this game. Action is sparse and focuses more on stealth than impressive set-pieces, but when you do come across the enemy the combat is tense and often brutal.
The AI is not without its faults, however, the human enemies react how you would expect humans to react. At every opportunity they will flank you, taking advantage of the complex mazes that Joel and Ellie often find themselves in. When searching they will act as a team as a team and call reinforcements if you are spotted. But some quirks can ruin moments ingame. Often your allies will run out in front of the enemy who will not even notice and (of course) they will get underneath your feet in doorways and narrow corridors.
The Last Of Us is gorgeous The best looking game of this generation. Cityscapes go on for miles, under-siege by nature. The streets are littered with rubbish, abandoned cars and foliage (think of I Am Legend). Many houses are explorable and the detail is immense. It feels authentic and everywhere you look something will catch your eye; whether it be an old family photograph, a letter to loved ones or just posters on walls of bedrooms. All of which serve to flesh out the story and enhance it greatly.
Where The Last Of Us shines is storytelling. The story goes to every extreme, often telling of great humility then depicting horrific scenes born out of desperation. The game is centered around Joel and Ellie. Their relationship is perfect. While on this huge journey their relationship evolves into one lof a father and daughter. I loved experiencing this and grew to care about both characters in a way no other video game has ever achieved. They survive hugely traumatic events and you watch as the bond deepens between them. Somewhere along your travels Joel or Ellie might stumble across an object that triggers a memory. This can lead to little cutscenes, giving the player an insight into their pasts. Throughout their journey across America they meet a diverse group of individuals. Every character encountered is unique and genuinely interesting.
Overall, when I completed the game i felt quite emotionally drained. Similar to if i had just watched an epic movie. I felt as if I had myself experienced the horrors but also the beautiful relationship that sprang up between Joel and Ellie. The Last Of Us is a story about humanities darkest hours. The acts humans perform when there are no rules and survival is anything but assured. In the midst of all that Joel and Ellie bring to light the best qualities humans have to offer. Thank you, Naughty Dog, for the greatest Story I have ever experienced in a video game.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013This game is simply amazing. It is an absolute must play game that deserves a place of honor in your gaming library and should be played by everyone. In fact, I feel rather bad for non-gamers, as this is an experience that should be had by everyone. The narrative, dialogue and atmosphere alone earns this game a 10. This is an example of how games can be just as deep and engaging as the greatest movie or novel. Fantastic, amazing, astounding, astonishing, epic, and damn near perfect.… Expand
Jun 20, 2013I have never before felt compelled to give a review on a game in my life. I signed up solely for this purpose.
Video games have had a pretty standard formula for many years. Genres trundle along, evolving, merging, supplying us masses with many a great game.
The Last of Us doesn't give us any real new game mechanics, everything here has been done before, in various ways, and with varying success. What it does, it does very well. The elements of stealth, gunplay, exploration all feel very solid. It is graphically outstanding, and provides many a 'wow look at that' moment.
What sets this game apart, is somewhat hard to explain. Never has a game made me feel emotional to the extent that The Last of Us has. This really is a game to savour, to take your time with, to explore. The characters feel like strangers to begin with, as they should, but as you play, slowly, you get to know them. It's a cliché, but the journey is important. It's not a game about ploughing through and stomping heads, but about people, in a situation.
I have never played a game before where I have been so eager to see that next cut scene, or to trigger that next snippet of dialogue, and I find myself hanging on every word, and every expression. The relationship between Joel and Ellie is fascinating, and hands down the best voice acing in any game I've played.
It's difficult to say too much without spoilers, and if there is ever one game you dont want to be spoiled, this is it.
I have played this game as I believe it was meant to be played. Slowly, thoughtfully and cautiously. I can understand how it will not appeal to everyone, and not everyone will get the point. It's a game for a mature gamer, a trend which I hope Naughty Dog will continue.
Truly brilliant.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013This game is the best ps3 game on the market graphically and story wise. The depth and detail of this game continue to stun me as I fumble through the post apocalyptic U.S.A. and as I figure things out I'm scared of my surroundings in which I usually do not feel safe. While there are downsides to scavenging for supplies, there are upsides to it, such as the fact that you can upgrade your weapons. The game does a great job at immersing you and sucking you into the world as is in 2033, the time which the game takes place. The rewards of beating the game are like those of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves because of the way you can make the environment change. While these don't parallel to the cheats in Uncharted 2, Naughty Dog's graphics department is not low budget, with three art styles. The premise of the game is really to get to know a 14 year old girl that you are delivering to a band of survivors and bond with her in your adventures. The multiplayer in this game is also immersive because you are the leader of a faction and you must forage for supplies for them and keep your new colonization safe. It puts you in the place of a survivor going on raids and trying to eliminate rival gangs. Game on.… Expand
Jun 27, 2013An atmosphere and setting filled with so much detail, its impossible to not appreciate. Naughty Dog delivers again... I'm now on my 3rd playthrough and I find it to be better each time I play. The game has so much replay-ability. And also to mention the awesome job they did with the Multiplayer. 10/10 game of the generation for me.
Jun 18, 2013I'm holding my breath and crouching behind a desk. There's a Clicker in the room, his legs shuffling awkwardly as he stumbles around looking for me, his head now a bloated and blind fungal mass years of infection have removed any vestiges of humanity he once possessed. A guttural tick echoes from his mouth as he claws at the air in desperate frustration. I'm about to breathe a sigh of relief when he passes me by but then I hear it the sound of one of those less infected but as deadly nonetheless who has spotted me and realise I'm going to run for it. I've only made it two or three steps before the Clicker hears me and screams after me in pursuit.
My vision is fading from the blood loss as I slide down behind cover, hurriedly trying to craft myself a medical kit from the few scavenged remains I've pocketed. Bullets ricochet off a nearby wall as the military advance from behind cover, suspecting I'm out of ammo. Which I am. I could have made a Molotov with the same kit, but it's too late for that now. I have no time so run towards one of them in desperation, my fist swinging towards his face.
The Last of Us (exclusive to the PS3) is a survival horror game set 20 years after an apocalypse has devastated the Earth. And for once it's not World War III or Zombies (in as much as 28 days sort of isn't a zombie film), but in a world where the insect disease Cordyceps has spread to humanity. The remaining populace have been herded into Military controlled quarantine zones.
The prologue which introduces you to the character of Joel is one of the best openings to a video-game I've encountered since Prey and Bioshock. It's very reminiscent of the opening to Zack Snyders 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead in that it introduces something quite horrific into a domestic scene it's powerful, well written, perfectly paced and most unusually for a video game is phenomenally well acted. I haven't been as moved by watching anything that took such a short period of time since Pixar's Up.
20 years later sees your character Joel eking out an existence as a smuggler, skilled in the art of survival and travelling between the quarantine zones. A living, of sorts. And in the introduction which does the great thing of being a tutorial that doesn't feel like a tutorial sees you and your partner Tess press-ganged into a most unusual smuggling operation; To escort a young girl named Ellie with a very important secret out of the city and to safety. What follows is a breathtaking journey across a plague ravaged America where the military who seek Ellie are almost as deadly as the disease-ridden infected who wander the wastes. You'll be forced to scavenge for every piece of equipment you can get your hands on every piece of ammunition is scarce with value beyond compare, and you'll rarely be in a position where you can plough dozens of bullets into an enemy to take him down.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. So far, so video game. The survival horror genre has been done to death, so what makes this any different? Any seasoned gamer must have wandered across hundreds of post apocalyptic landscapes fighting three dozen varieties of mutants/zombies/maniacs, etc.
Well for once the script doesn't feel like it's been cobbled together by a couple of games designers who thought they were up to the task because they watched the Mad Max Box-set at the weekend. With music composed by a decent musician (Gustavo Santaolalla) as opposed to somebody who was roped into the task because they had a Casio SA-46 keyboard in the attic which still had some batteries in. With the roles acted out by a decent cast instead of dragging people in from the street or getting a developer who was in the schools performance of Oliver a decade ago.
The Last Of Us is an immaculately presented package. As what is possibly one of the last big titles for the PS3, it's a perfect swansong a perfectly worded eulogy for what gaming can be if the ingredients and recipe are right. I'll go out on a limb and say that it's probably one of the best video-games I've played in the last 30 years. Nigh on perfection.
The film critic Roger Ebert wrote a brilliant piece back in 2010 describing why he thought that videogames could never be art. It's a piece I don't necessarily agree with, but it's a shame he died not least of which because I'd love to have known what he thought of The Last Of Us. He probably still wouldn't admit it was art, but I think he'd have loved it as one of the closest links between cinema and gaming I've seen in a long, long time.
It's been an odd week for PS3 and 360 owners in which it seems that Microsoft have been determined to make you all want to buy the next generation of Playstation. The quality of The Last Of Us means you might not want to rush that quickly to invest in a next-gen console there's life in this old dog yet.
The Last Of Us is truly brilliant. Beautiful, thought-provoking and most importantly a simply great game.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013Absolutely Love this game. One of the best games I've played in a while. It defines what the survival-horror genre should be. It's exactly how I envisioned post apocalyptic life after reading The Road. This game, along with Farcry3 and Bioshock Infinite are some of the only ps3 games I can actually play without being bored after an hour. The story line is great, characters are great and the game play is great. There are a few things that bother me, like the small amount of ammo you can carry despite it being around (Normal mode), also some of the NPCs running around freely while you're trying to sneak around. Still, overall a great game that was well worth waiting for. It's not everybody's cup of tea, but as you can tell from the overwhelmingly positive reviews it's a great game. The people saying this game is overhyped don't seem to consider the possibility that they're a minority with their opinion. 10/10 would play again.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013The Last of Us is pure gold. They have forged what i believe to be the most realistic post apocalyptic world. I love zombie games and i love survival games but this one has to be my favorite. I think its up for running on best game of the year. I loved the plot and the amazing character development. Sometimes the combat was a bit clunky but overall it was fantastic. They did a good job of not making it an escort mission and i love that you got to play as both characters. I would recommend this game to anyone over the age of 18 that is not offended by brutal violence and constant profanity.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The fact I can't stop thinking about this game two days after finishing it is a testament to how special it is. I've never felt compelled to review anything in my life, yet here I am. I'll just say it up front, The Last of Us is a masterpiece of game design, in every aspect I can think of, from art direction, level design, character development (greatly helped by the talents of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson), pacing, to the more subtle things like feeling the weight of a character through the controls. That familiar, comfortable, feeling of coming back to Joel after a short time with Ellie is not something I think I'll ever forget. No game has ever given me that sense of familiarity with a character.
I appreciated so many of the small details. They really do make a difference. Here are just some that come to mind:
-The bottle falling over as I helped move a shelf.
-The subtle movements of curtains and flags.
-AI that made me stop thinking of this game as a typical game and treat it differently than any other.
-That the scene-setting lights in the hospital could be knocked over.
-Individual differences in scribbled handwriting on the walls and in notes.
-The piano in a hallway that wasn't there arbitrarily, but because it was close to a banquet room.
-Ellie's joke about the scientists turning into monkeys. the animation on those monkeys!)
-That Joel wanted to be a singer.
-The giraffe scene.
-The note to Bill being crumpled after getting tossed away.
-Nolan North as David
-Ellie's mood being down after seeing the deer carving.
-The room Ellie was reading the diary in. That whole house in fact.
I could go on and on, but really, it's a culmination of all of these things and more that made this game something I never thought was even possible. How can anything top this? I honestly don't know. The realities of game development almost dictate that this game shouldn't exist, but it does and I'm forever grateful for that.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Last of Us is a beautiful experience. It is a rare, fulfilling narrative that will not disappoint you.
At the beginning of the game I was a bit unsure. The initial sequence is fantastic and riveting, but after skipping ahead 20 years to the setting of Boston, I felt as if the environments felt a bit unauthentic. It just seemed a bit "unpolished" to me. I'm not quite sure as to why, just the scenes involving Boston seemed as if they lacked the Naughty Dog "sparkle."
As the plot progresses however, the characters reel you in. The motion capture, facial expressions, voice acting, cutscenes- all phenomenal. You become attached to the storyline and boy is it addicting.
Gameplay is outstanding. It is undoubtedly a Naughty Dog game. Combat, foraging, and exploration shine in this game. Crafting is a welcome feature to the post apocalyptic scenario.
Graphics and visuals are brilliant. Every time a clicker gets too close, you are forced to watch hauntingly as it begins to devour you. It was so intense later in the game that when playing as Ellie, I had to look away.
The sound is nothing short of amazing. Excellent score, particularly near the end of the game, the giraffe scene and the final cutscene.
If I have any complaints about the game, they are minor. Once or twice the AI ignored one of my allies. A couple of glitchy moments but nothing major. If there's anything I would have liked to see in this game, I simply would have liked it to be longer. It took me just under thirteen hours to finish the first playthrough on normal difficulty. I know that's a decent length, but much of the story skips through parts of Joel and Ellie's journey. What happens in the land from Pittsburgh to Colorado? I enjoyed so much of the story and gameplay that I would have loved a significantly longer experience. Again, the story does do a great job of introducing new environments. Cities, snow covered forests, college campuses, rural towns, etc.
The ending is something that we will all be talking about for quite some time. Ellie, all throughout the journey, becomes more consumed with guilt. But in the end, Joel takes the guilt of a lie in an effort to her well being. A fantastically crafted story, easily one of the best I have ever played.
I have never completed a story and wanted to start playing it over again, right away. But that is what The Last of Us is- a masterpiece.
One of the best games of this generation.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013I don't even begin to describe on amazing this game is, this game is such an amazing game and possibly the greatest game I've played, Naughty Dog once again proves they are gods of gaming, the combat in this game is gruesome and brutal, the only honest problem I have with this game was that I could not see at some points in the game, other than that I had no problem, if you love gaming this game is for you.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013I went in with very low expectations, mainly because I hate zombie games. But this game... it blew my mind! It didn't take long to understand that this game was not about the infected, and with the amazing writing and story you understand how the world has become to what it is and why people are acting zombie-like. I absolutely LOVE this game!
-One of the best gaming intro's to date in this medium. I was playing this in the living room, and my parents were just minding there own business, as they usually do when I playing video games. But this time they were just entranced as I was. -Extravagant voice acting. Some of the best this medium has to offer, and not just from a few of the voice actors but from the whole cast. -Not just voice acting, but the actors performance was also incredibly well done. -Loved finding the little notes about the peoples life stories and events that occurred to them -Some of the most tense combat I've ever experienced in a game to date. An it's not about the checkpoints, and how death is trivialized. It's more about wanting to survive, and having that little inkling of health left, and just feeling triumphant, and victorious and you blow these hoarding blitzing clickers with the few ammo of buckshot you have left. Just feels so empowering. -Some nice scary moments (the basement in pittsburgh, the school in lincoln) -All the characters themselves were Joel was someone you could easily feel and relate for. Ellie was never annoying, and honestly felt like a daughter you wish you could have for yourself. She was dependent and strong, and a great female character. Bill was great as well. Loved the plight of sam and henry, and that conclusion, well, it was encapturing. Just lots of great characters all the way around. Full of depth and personality -Great, and I meant GREAT writing. Felt natural, organic, and just very real. Felt very much like the script of a film, or a hbo tv show -Some of the levels like Lincoln, parts of Pittsburgh, and most of the 2nd half were great. -First game that gets better and better as you progress. Very rare for a video game, since it's usually the other way around -The 2nd half, especially The Winter Chapter, is what DEFINED this game. Without this 2nd half, this game would've been a straight up dissapointment. -The Winter Chapter in general. So many great moments, and so many "The Road" vibes. Especially with the hanging people on the meathooks. Gave me those vibes from the road -Playing as ellie was so much fun -I liked how david mentioned how many people joel and ellie killed, especially in the university. Really drove home the fact, that they are brutal murders in a sense, but only trying to survive for another day -I really liked the in game inventory management. -Really enjoyed the crafting, the upgrades as well. -I really loved the Giraffe segment. Made me smile to see how happy and excited Ellie was -Cutscenes look beautiful. Just beautiful -The shadows are incredible, there are really some standout beautiful moments in this game -Fall and Winter had some of the best atmosphere in this game -As frequent as death is, love that the checkpoints never punish you -Similar to tell tales walking dead, you can see a bond be created by these 2 characters. I honestly felt that The Last of US blew away what tell tale did in this area. -Love how there relationship just grows and grows. What you experience when you first me her, will be a much different relationship when all is said and done. It really is great, especially how joel turns around in the spring chater -Just a great overall fiction and world that naughty dog built. -A great OST as well. Never pounding upon your head. Subtle in ways, but always feel haunting, and emotional. Really, Really well done by Mr. Gustavo Santaolalla! -Felt like a genuine journey. So many moments that will forever be remembered. -Really like the ending. Wasn't what I expected, and the spoilers were wrong to! Made me think, which I always enjoy in a game -Probably one of the better gaming narratives to date. Yes it's predictable at times, yes it's treaded ground that's been beaten upon it's head time after time in books and films. It's tropes we've seen before. But for whatever reason, in this young medium, it feels so refreshing and new. The chemistry between these 2 characters. These are the stars of the show, and the game. How they evolve as characters, and most importantly as people is worthy of applaud to Naughty Dog Cons: -Some areas are a bit unpolished, some occasional minor glitches -Some of the AI ranges from great, to awful -Some of the minor things like strangling a guy whose screaming to death and not notifying other people around them is a bit hokey. And that's the only negative for me. But because of stellar voice actiong, story and gameplay I give this masterpiece 10/10.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013I can understand how some fans of lesser games could see The Last of Us' action as disappointing. However, I have been a fan of third-person action games for the strong majority of my life and it is my honest opinion that this game does it on par with the best, which is no surprise since it was created by Naughty Dog, who are no strangers to the third-person action genre. No matter how you view the gameplay though, the narrative is the most finely crafted story I have yet to experience in its medium. Frankly, I can only hope that games in the future take notes on how to create narratives half as good as The Last of Us featured. Joel and Ellie have inevitably been added to my list of characters I actually cared for, which is regrettably a small list. Naughty Dog and specifically, the team behind The Last of Us have earned my respect and considering their continued pursuit of excellence in their games, my wallet. Bravo.… Expand
Jun 18, 2013As an avid gamer and an Uncharted fan, I have been awaiting this games release for a few years now. I rarely ever preorder games because I have had bad luck with titles like God of War turning out to be flops, but I preordered this as I had a good feeling naught dog would come through with a masterpiece. I am not very far into the game yet, but man is this game beautiful. The graphics are awesome, gameplay is incredible, and the story is even better than that! The Last of Us definitely lived up to its hype, and I don't regret preordering it one bit. I have yet to play the multiplayer yet but if its anything like the campaign I know it will be sweet.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013This is a tough one. It's worth the price simply for the multiplayer. But that's it. It's like Tomb Raider (2013) but doesn't look as good or control as smoothly. It's like Spec Ops: The Line but without the precision or mind-bending plot twists and paranoia. It's like Uncharted but without the wit, humor or action. It's like Bioshock Infinite but your NPC companion(s) aren't as engaging or useful.
The Last of Us is a very mediocre game wrapped up in some jaw-dropping production values. The graphics, music and acting are of the highest quality...
...but when the gameplay is as repetitive as it is in the single player it simply doesn't matter.
But the multiplayer just about saves it but only just, and it may well not appeal to a generation raised on COD:MW and BlOPS. For once a shooter has a multiplayer mode that requires teamwork, preparation and planning. It's generally slow-paced, punctuated with moments of panic and extreme brutality. Tough and compelling. Great stuff.
Single player: dull, repetitive and boring eye candy.
Multiplayer: a mixture of careful planning and crowbar-to-the-face brutality. Great fun.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Seriously? 10/10?
Ok, here we go:
Brilliant storyline? Yeah, right, old and grumpy ex-dad who lost his kid and young girl who suddenly is the only hope because she is immune to infection... well, that's something new... oh wait. NOT!
Awesome game-play? But of course. Walk->Dialog->Fight clicker soldier bandit Smalltalk Walk Move trashcan plank ladder Repeat (also, linear, linear, linear)
Crafting? Awesome again. Use binding and blade to create a one-use knife. Is this blade made of paper? And the best of all... use rag and alcohol to create molotov or... HEALTH KIT! :D
Unpredictable plot? After 30 minutes in game I made a bet with my friend that Tess will be bitten and she will die in "heroic" AND that Ellie will be immune to infection... guess what, winning beer was delicious.
Character development... right. Collect 30 pills to increase reloading.
Weapon modifications... right again. Collect 25 "PARTS" to expand clip size. COME ON, Dead Island had way better crafting.
Ok, environment is quite nice, graphics is not the best I've ever seen.
And last but not least. There was PLENTY of ammo and I've finished the game with a lot of bullet still in my backpack.
P.S. I don't have XBOX, and I don't like XBOX
P.S2 I was playing on the highest difficulty
P.S3 I like Uncharted series… Expand
Jun 19, 2013This game pulls on the heart strings!!!! If your looking for anther uncharted this is not it. But IMHO it blows uncharted out of the water as well as adding a new IP to dev naughty dog's gold line up hell I made this account just to say how good this game is! Naughty dog if you pick up and run with this IP you will get my money every time!
Jun 19, 2013I just finished the game and I am seriously floored, no game has made me feel the way the last of us has and I have been playing games for a long time. If you own a ps3 you must buy this game, and if you do not own a ps3, the last of us justifies the purchase of the console on its own. This game it is an emotional roller coaster that you cannot miss out on as a gamer, and I can guarantee that you will never have an experience this vividly intoxicating and unique from any other game.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013This is one of the most emotionally engaging, intense, and graphically superior games I have ever played. Surprisingly, there are not any frame rate issues and lagging despite how...next gen it its. Scavenging actually doesn't get boring because of all the detail that is in the houses and well everything. So even if there wasn't any reason to go into the houses I still would, just to look at the stuff. Oh yeah the story is probably one of the best in recent gaming history. It never bored me for a second.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013I don't usually play this kind of game. I tried Uncharted. It was fine, but it did nothing for me. My brother saw something in the trailers, and early scores, though, and got me to look into it. By the time i'd seen them, I knew I had to buy and play this game.
The game I got was far better even than the game I thought I was buying. Though imperfect, the combat is quite good, but where the game really shines is in the interactions between Joel and Ellie. There is a lot of emotion in them, but they are pitch perfect in it. Never have I wanted to protect a character that much in my entire history of gaming, which stretches quite a ways back now. I would look back and watch her follow me not because she ever failed, or because i had to, but because I truly cared. I laughed. I smiled my head off. I even cried a few times. Yet I never felt like they were manipulating my emotions, because there was an honesty to the story. I have to bow down to the people who made this game.
One note, this is not a relaxing game. It is engaging. it is intense. It is stressful. It is worth every second I spent playing it. It may be too early to tell how how I'll feel about it in the future, but Ii bet that in twenty years, I'll still be telling everyone how much I loved it. It is not only one of the best games to this point in history, it transcends the medium. This amazing game is what art should be, not what often passes itself off as it.… Expand
Jun 20, 2013A marvelous adventure. Lenghty, mature, brutal, touching and beautiful. It has its own pace, doesn't care about entertainment and its the first game through my 25 years as a gamer, to feel like a excellent old leather cover book. Kudos to Naughty Dog and Sony to take this bold step and deliver once more an experience "Like no other".
Jun 20, 2013I will NOT spoil this wonderful game for you, as you need to experience it yourself!
Right from the get go, THE LAST OF US has you fully intrigued into this beautiful wasteland in which NAUGHTY DOG have done one hell of a job imagining! The way in which it opens is better than most narratives, the way it makes you feel is unlike anything I have ever felt towards a video game (or most movies for that matter) in my life. One reason THE LAST OF US' narrative is unmatched by most games, is because it has a cast of brilliant actors who are extremely believable and the fantastically modeled characters that are animated perfectly that they voice.
(This paragraph, may contain a MINOR SPOILER, skip ahead if you don't want to risk figuring out the plot from what I state here)
There is a really strong message incorporated into THE LAST OF US. That message being, in a situation such as the post-apocalypse which is filled with crazed, infected humans that want to bite and kill you. The infected aren't the ones to fear, it is the humans! The way in which that is got across is amazingly written and a very difficult choice made easy is made because of it!
Okay, there were a few problems on the gameplay front that will take you away from the immersion such as; the AI (from what I saw previous to its release, I thought the AI was going to be unlike any other, realistic in every way) but it does come with its buginess that sadly kind of takes away from the realistic vibe NAUGHTY DOG seemed to be going for. For example, the enemy NEVER seemed to notice Ellie, or the other allies that tagged along with Joel when they were in clear sight of them (e.g. Ellie would walk right into an enemy and would move by without been spotted) & enemies wouldn't be alerted by a body on the ground. But these problems will not make me subtract any points from what I believe is possibly the greatest game I have ever played! And besides, the bugs glitches have been made up for with some of the best and most brutal killing animations in the history of gaming (each kill seems unique from the last one) you will find yourself cringing at what you will make Joel do to these poor (but evil as hell, so its okay) survivors.
So why do I consider it "the greatest game I have ever played". Well, I like a good story, a story that makes you feel, a story you can not stop following & a story that is simply, told well. THE LAST OF US does all of that PERFECTLY! I have never played a game with so much heart, so much character, so much, AWESOMENESS... the story in THE LAST OF US is so damn powerful and puts all of whom say games are not capable of telling stories that are worth while to shame!
One last thing, about the genre in which THE LAST OF US is categorized into (post-apocalyptic zombie apocalypse) it has done it better than any other narrative in that genre for me! It was perfect and it ended (NO spoiler) differently to expected. And I will be remembering that prologue especially, for years to come (as it is one of the best I have seen in fiction). NOW THAT IS ONE WAY TO OPEN A STORY!
NAUGHTY DOG have done it again folks (they are officially one of the most trustworthy developers that never seem to disappoint!)
+ The campaign lasts longer than most linear-based games on the market nowadays (at a finishing time of 14 16 hours when going through it how expected)
+ It actually gives you a bit of a challenge when you play it on the higher difficulties (I hear easy is tricky too, didn't play on it)
+ There are some surprises around every corner
+ OH, HOW THE HELL DID I ALMOST FORGET. The scoring for THE LAST OF US is one of the greatest in fiction (it compliments the fantastic story so well)
+ A popular genre that is slowly sliding down hill, REDEEMED!
THE LAST OF US is (for me)...
Jun 20, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Há tempos eu procurava por um jogo que me fizesse interessar pela história apresentada, jogabilidade, gráficos, imersão, tensão, medo. Tudo isso você encontra neste jogo épico e com uma história surpreendente.
A tensão o acompanha a cada passo e a cada esquina que você vira.
O que me impressionou muito foi o fato do conceito ser trabalhado com um fungo parasita que existe de verdade, o ‘cordyceps unilateralis em que apenas insetos são afetados. Produtores, impressionados com a ação do tal fungo, decidiram trabalhar em cima dessa ideia, porém, em vez de insetos, humanos.
O conceito do jogo a sobrevivência, mas a história prende a nossa atenção, deixando o jogo mais envolvente e com aquela sede de querer saber o que vai acontecer adiante!
O protagonista da história (Joel) um dos sobreviventes do ataque de fungos causado na região do Texas. Depois da morte de sua filha Sarah, que foi alvejada por um soldado achando que ela estava com o fungo, Joel passa a viver com sua parceira em Boston numa quarentena em que militares vigiam quem entra e quem sai do local.
Joel precisa se virar, procurando por munições e ferramentas (são muito escassas no jogo) para poder sobreviver nesse mundo frio e solitário, no qual ninguém confiável.
Ellie uma sobrevivente de 14 anos, ela está infectada pelo fungo ‘cordyceps unilateralis’, no entanto, este não a afeta completamente. Após duas semanas que foi infectada, nada acontece, qualquer ser humano afetado pelo vírus em apenas dois dias terá o fungo espalhado completamente no corpo; muitos acham que ela imune ao vírus e pode ser a cura da praga de fungos.
Apesar da idade, Ellie muito sábia e esperta, consegue se virar da melhor maneira possível e de uma boa ajuda ao protagonista, capaz de prover kit médico, achar munições e avisar se Joel está correndo perigo.
O jogo apresentam diversidade em inimigos; desde humanos saqueadores a infectados de 3 estágios, deixando o clima mais tenso.
Cenário: A ambientação possui uma diversidade entre natureza e prédios devastados, passando de um clima úmido e abandonado, para um clima seco, mas com algumas brisas que podem ser sentidas apenas de olhar os balanços das árvores, e até mesmo nas neves, dificultando a visão.
O tempo de jogo de mais ou menos de 12 a 16 horas, dependendo de como você jogar, um tempo considerado bom, pois muitos outros jogos possuem um tempo de jogo de 6 a 10 horas.
Escolhas no jogo estão relacionadas com diversas ocorrências, como passar por um local sem ser visto, matar um inimigo surdina ou matar de maneira brutal (essa maneira faz muito barulho e chama muita atenção, mas que bacana é!).
A brutalidade do jogo extrema; socos, pontapés, tiros de 12 no estômago fazem com que as tripas fiquem mostra e explosões que dilaceram todo o corpo dos inimigos. Vale ressaltar que o jogo não recomendado para menores de 18 anos e quem está acostumado com jogos de criança e violência mediana não recomendável jogar nem assistir.
Objetos como garrafas vazias e blocos de tijolo são essenciais para atordoar ou distrair os inimigos.
A inteligência artificial está muito boa. Muitas vezes você pode capturar um inimigo como refém, caso você esteja sem bala e atirar, o inimigo escutará que você não tem mais munição e partirá ao ataque. Um ponto negativo em relação inteligência artificial seria algumas partes nas quais parece que os inimigos estão olhando para Ellie (personagem secundário), mas não a enxergam.
O envolvimento que os saqueadores possuem entre si, capacitando um ataque coordenado e verificando cada canto do ambiente sensacional, significa que na próxima vez que você for jogar, os inimigos vão circular o ambiente de maneira diferente, já que você pode distraí-los para outros lugares com objetos espalhados pelo cenário.
Um verdadeiro jogo de survival horror, ensinando muitas produtoras como fazer um game de survival horror com uma história empolgante, envolvente, com momentos de tensão e ação. Brilhante, envolvedor, impecável e único, descreve o jogo.
Não toa que os principais sites de games deram nota 10, os personagens são carismáticos, gráficos belos, jogabilidade estonteante, cenários imersivos, tensão em um ambiente que você não pode contar com a ajuda de qualquer um, materiais e munições escassas tornam o jogo mais adaptativo para um cenário de survival.
Terminei o modo Campanha no difícil em 16 horas e meia, vasculhando todos os cantos. Mesmo após essas horas jogadas, queria mais tempo, pois a história muito empolgante e dinâmica, com momentos de tensão que deixa o jogo surpreendente. No momento, estou jogando o modo Sobrevivente (que só habilitado após concluir o Campanha no difícil), em que não existe a habilidade de escuta furtiva, as munições e objetos são mais escassos que no modo anterior já citado.
Concluo que, se no difícil o jogo nos deixa bem imersivo, imagine no Sobrevivente? Muito emocionante!
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Sep 10, 2013The Last of Us is a great action-adventure game that manages to capture the feeling of post-apocalypse and survival. The story is alright but way too manipulative and borrows heavily from other, better, material. Still the segmented survival gameplay and the amazing audiovisual production makes the game an experience everybody should check out.
Sep 4, 2013Despite the breakneck pace of the prologue, it takes quite a while for The Last of Us to pick up some speed again. However, once the cold harsh winter arrives, the action (and story) ramps up. So much so, it puts most Hollywood productions to shame. [July 2013, p.76]