Tom Hoggins write: Naughty Dog's commitment to weaving gameplay and cinematic storytelling together makes you believe they can provide that context. The Last of Us is a bold departure for the studio, not only are they releasing a new IP at the tail-end of a console generation, but their new game is a very different prospect. Brutal, oppressive, stressful and very, very scary, The Last of Us is a far cry from the breezy adventuring of Uncharted. It shows Naughty Dog continuing to grow as a studio and looking to confound assumptions. Druckmann smiles as I tell him The Last of Us is not what I expected. "If you can predict what happens next, " he says. "Then we're not doing our job."