The PlayStation 4 has many incentives for people to buy it over its competitors; most notably its exclusive game titles. These include BloodBorne, Until Dawn, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection. However the one that has by far grabbed the most attention is The Last of Us.
Often referred to as the Citizen Kane of Video games, The Last of us has won over 200 game of the year awards, and is known for the game that defines this generation of gaming. It is simply everything you could want from a game. It has an amazingly constructed story, stealer graphics and adrenaline filled game play. The game takes place in a post apocalyptic America that has been decimated by a fungal virus called Cordyceps. You follow a smuggler named Joel, a man with few moral lines left to cross. Joel is tasked with escorting a girl named Ellie across the country in order to find a cure for the virus. The adventure is an emotional rollercoaster that makes it very difficult to put the controller down. You might want to make sure you have the weekend free when you start this game.
The game offers you an arsenal of firearms, melee items, make shift bombs, and more. To craft these items, or get ammo for them you have to explore and use the environment to your advantage, much like a guerrilla fighter. This makes you want to take time and think about how you want to use your tools. With there being a scarcity of items, you have to think conservatively when using them. This adds to the sense of helplessness to the adventure that the game never lets you forget. Visually it is eye candy. Around every corner is a beautiful array of nature and decay.
One thing that is conveyed best is the game’s tendency to immerse you; to make you feel like you are really there. Like most games anymore, The Last of Us offers gore, but unlike other titles you genuinely feel the gravity of every hit and punch you take or deliver. It isn’t taken likely just as it wouldn’t in the real world.
The Last of Us is a pure masterpiece. Acclaimed by hardcore and casual gamers alike, this game will give you a experience you just cannot find anywhere else. You have a amazing and shockingstory, superb gameplay, and characters that have a unique adventure all on there own. 10/10