Last of Us
Last of Us, the game hipsters and rest of the world adored alike! In the 40’s the threat of the world’s destruction brought nations of the world together to finish the evil that loomed, for a few decades albeit, just like that an event called, “Last of Us” brought a species of sub culture followers together to actually nod in agreement over a same topic. That is our Christmas and that is our Hanukah!
Quite basically, the story that goes around in the game is actually an escort mission, you are Joel who lost his daughter 20 years ago when the outbreak of a plague like “disease” swept through USA, a mutated Cordyceps fungus that transformed its human hosts into cannibalistic creatures. And now the destiny has tasked you over to take a small child called, Ellie over to the other part of a post apocalyptic like USA, to search for an antidote using Ellie’s resiliency towards the mutation.
As you may notice, every great game is great because how its played, and that goes same with the Last of Us as well, the game is an action-adventure, survival horror game and presented in a third person, behind the guy perspective. The action/battle system is really engaging and that what makes all the difference, with the ability to create improvised weapons and a greatly satisfying use of stealth to pass along the stages is perhaps the most intriguing thing about this, not forgetting the ingenious AI system in the enemies and allies alike that destroy you like hell and save you like divine, respectively.
The enemies are a great pain in the ass with their ‘not imbecile’-intelligence level and strategy making, you gotta be careful with your moves, if you make even a small sound and stay at a place for some moments an enemy will track you down and kill you! But the allies are super supportive, as much as they should be for you to have an independent experience of the game’s actions.
The listen mode of the LoU is kinda acts like the detective mode of Arkham series, giving you outlines of the enemy in the nearby areas and then there’s a cover mode that suggestively gives you advantages over enemies.
Then there is also a weapon upgrading system through workbenches found over in different section of a stage, and the multiplayer missions are a new and unique experiences as well.
All in all, the actions that are designed, the battles we have to go through, the missions we have to pass, all of that makes sense with the importance of the story’s backdrop and the ultimate fate of it.
Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3,it was released on June 14, 2013.
The appeal of the game is in its craft and execution. Everyone seems to have nothing but praise about LoU for every part of its technical area, the music and sounds, the graphics, the character development, the character relationships, the female characters portrayal, the grip of the story, the pace of the gameplay and everything.
So its one of those perfect games that the humanity has to offer, need we say more?