The Last of Us Preview – Gaming’s Cure or An Infected Mess? I TheKoalition

Richard Bailey of TheKoalition writes:
Ever since Naughty Dog first emerged onto the gaming scene way back in 1989, fans have had the pleasure of watching the studio grow and evolve from one console generation to the next. With franchises like Jax and Daxter and Uncharted on their plate, there is absolutely no denying that the developers have proven that they have range when it comes to creating compelling content.

With the release of The Last of Us only a mere 3 months away, I had a chance to participate in a 30 minute hands-on demo for the game during last weekend’s PAX East expo in Boston. Did I walk away from this title seeing it as gaming's cure or an infected mess? Keep reading to find out my verdict on one of this year’s most anticipated games.

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ElectroJade1848d ago

I'm gonna be real here. The guy in Last of Us is one sexy beast. No homo.

r211848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )

I understand, just look at his beard, it screams manliness.

Raccoon1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )

no wonder chuck norris shaved his beard, there's a new man in town...

r211848d ago

2 more months of waiting left then another few more months after for Beyond: Two Souls. Good year for ps3 owners :D

MikeMyers1847d ago

True, two great looking new IP's which is a way to go out with a bang before new hardware arrives.

r211847d ago

Like I said, a good time for PS3 owners ;D Just before we move on to next gen pastures, Sony gave us some great games to remember our great time with the ps3 :D

Bathyj1848d ago

Infected mess?
Why would you even use those words?
Its clearly not.

Hicken1848d ago

You know exactly why. That stupid title will draw in PLENTY of people eager to trash the title, or see if, perhaps, the article has some news about the game we don't yet know.

Of course, it's the former, but people won't actually know that's the only reason until they read the article. Doesn't matter in either case, as the purpose is, regardless, to get hits.

Bathyj1848d ago

Yeah, I know. And I can already see the reviewers sharpening their barbs saying, ugh, not another zombie game, but I can't wait for the zombie mode in the next call of duty.

BattleAxe1848d ago

I don't think this website ever has anything good to say about anything Sony. Just click WTF? and No.

Zizi1848d ago

No, TLoU is not a mess, but a 'savior' in the world of survival-themed games. We've rarely seen this kind of games these days. And that's why Naughty Dog put a stop on it. :)

clintagious6501848d ago

I think the great thing about the challenge naughty dog is taking on is an amazing challenge because so many survival horror games have been bad as of late and fans of survival horror games are craving for a game that will bring the genre back. I think that is exactly what naughty dog is going to do with TLOU.

Been playing bioshock infinite and as great a first person shooter it is, maybe the best of this generation for story and beautiful atmosphere, this genre of gaming even without bioshock infinite would never be stale because of all the great fps games out there that keeps that genre satisfied.

With survival horror genre its been pretty stale as of late and the last great one was RE4 which was last gen unless u want to count TWD but thats not even an original IP & is the reason why I think TLOU will set the standard for survival horror games which gamers been craving for years.

Zizi1848d ago

yeah, I bet TLoU is an original IP. It brings back the atmosphere of terrors -- and what the gamers should do about it.

And hell yeah, Naughty Dog has created a few universal-acclaimed games so far.

j-blaze1848d ago (Edited 1848d ago )

TLOU is a survival action, you can see through walls where's the horror in that!

rbailey1847d ago

The indie game OUTLAST is no slouch when it comes to survival horror and I would encourage you to check that out before saying The Last of Us is a true survival horror game.

Why is that game a true survival horror title? It has alot to do with the story, concept, and execution. Watch some gameplay videos and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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