The Last of Us is the only game i have ever played that has actually invoked emotion. I am not easily made emotional. Naughty Dog has used amazing story-telling and a near perfect story line to actually involve the player. I have never played a game so perfect in my entire gaming life. The best thing about The Last of Us is that it doesn't try to re-invent the whole zombie apocalypse thing. It just improves on it. "Don't fix what ain't broke".
One of the best things about TLOU is the environment. Now this may seem odd, but let me explain. As you step further into the empty ravaged city, the environment becomes more messy and abundant. Overgrown trees, whole roads covered in undergrowth, buildings taken over by the plants. It really adds to the whole zombie apocalypse/dilapidated city theme.
Combat is one of the best things in the game. It gives the user a choice. Stealth or Offense. The way the player plays TLOU is completely up to them. Of course certain scenes require one or the other but overall, the player is in control. Weapons range from Glass bottles right down to fully pimped out assault rifles. Objects such as bricks can be used as distractions; all this makes the player think tactfully and running in guns blazing almost never works
Multiplayer is the only thing that lets the game down. It lacks in fun factor and the time spent making the MP would better have been spent expanding the SP. The problem with multiplayer is that it is too stealth focused; you spend a lot of your time crouching behind cover waiting for an enemy to appear. The lack of a variety of guns in MP makes the game feel a bit limited.
There are some scenarios in the game *NO SPOILERS* that really do capture your heart and make you feel as if you are actually in the game.Playing TLOU is as if you are reading a story. It is involving, graphically intense, well-executed and a perfect representation of how Naughty Dog can make near perfect games.
TLOU is by far the best game i have ever played, and i have a feeling it always will be. Whatever Genre of Video games you like, TLOU is for everybody.