I’ll be honest, I do own a PS3, but, being primarily a PC gamer, I actually can’t remember the last time I used it for gaming, rather than watching Netflix, or a Blu ray… However, I’m pretty sure the last thing I played was the latest in Naughty Dog’s wonderful ‘Uncharted’ series, which I’ve loved from the beginning. So when I heard they were releasing a new action-adventure in the form of ‘The Last of Us’, I was intrigued. Even more so when it started to get 9 and even 10/10 across media outlets (it’s currently rating a stunning 95/100 on metacritic.com.)
Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on.
The story follows Joel, a brutal survivor from a fungus that has kicked started a pesky zombie apocalypse. Cities are abandoned, and reclaimed by nature. The population decimated, and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever else they can get their hands on.
The stoic Joel is joined by the lighter and rather more upbeat Ellie. A brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years.
The pair must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
A lot of the talk about ‘The Last of Us’ has focused on the characterisation and emotional the game manages to show. Interestingly, the other game that has caused this reaction in audiences recently is the Geektown PC Game of 2012 – ‘The Walking Dead’… What is it about zombie games that pucks the heartstrings… (you’d think they’d go for brains) ;)
The Last of Us is out exclusively on PS3 Now!