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One of my favourite games ever upgraded to look even better than before.
on 10 March 2015
The Last of Us is a narrative driven survival adventure in a world torn apart by a fungal outbreak that has devastated mankind and turned it's victims into mindless and dangerous hosts who's only intent is to harm and infect others.
I originally owned this on PS3 and played it through twice, considering it one of the best gaming experiences I had ever had. I recently had the chance to get this digitally in a mid week sale and jumped at the chance to get the game and play its expansion (Left Behind) for the first time.
The game plays out as a third person action game in which you play as Joel, a survivor tasked to see his young charge Elly safely into the hands of others and it evoked memories of "The Road" for me as they made their way across this ruined world facing horrific foes both human and otherwise. The relationship that develops between the two and their development as characters is brilliantly written and something games rarely achieve... believable characters who you truly care about come the end. Their journey is so beautifully written.
I've now played the game a third time and also played the DLC and I think I love this game more than ever. It might well be my all time favourite.
This game was the very best PS3 had to offer for me and has now jumped ahead as the very best on PS4. The game looks lovely and benefits from the additional power of PS4 to be presented in 1080P, it plays great and it has two of the best characters I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
This is a gem, miss it at your peril.