Naughty Dog’s new post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, “The Last of Us” is the company’s first real trek into darker territory, and pulls no punches as you struggle to survive in this dangerous new world.
You play as Joel, a man who has so far survived twenty years since “the horror” – a devastating fungal infection that is ravaging everything – was unleashed upon the world, and so our main character lives by doing various odd jobs in and out of the enclosed city.
Joel and his partner Tess have since fallen on even harder times and must survive his latest job while protecting a young girl named Ellie.
That is when things get tricky and the story in “The Last of Us” is paramount to the experience, so we will keep the information light as to not spoil even some of the smaller parts.
This story however is inherently all about the characters and their vulnerabilities as they endeavor to thrive in a complicated and dangerous post-technological world, but with zombies.
The introductory chapter is amazing, though, and not only is it one of the best we’ve played, but is easily one of this best in this or any gaming generation. When a game starts this strong, you know your in for a ride.