The Last of Us Hands-on Preview | El33tonline

Oliver at El33tonline writes:

"The studio’s latest game, The Last of Us, sees Naughty Dog delving even deeper into the realm of realism, exploring more sombre and serious themes than any of its previous games while dialling back on a lot of the bombast and flair that characterises the work that the team is known for, resulting in a much more deliberately paced adventure than before with incredible new characters and recognisable, intense set-piece moments.

Is this new direction for Naughty Dog one that its fans will enjoy, or will we soon be yearning for snappy quips from Nathan Drake to deflate the tension?"

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Ezz20131291d ago (Edited 1291d ago )

"One might be tempted into labelling The Last of Us a survival horror game, and while standard tropes synonymous with this genre are definitely present, including scarcity of resources, sparse enemy encounters and foreboding environments, this description doesn’t quite ring true for me. I never felt completely at the whim of the world and the mood is lightened by the presence of other characters, even if they are controlled by artificial intelligence. I would say The Last of Us is something new – an amalgam of classic survival horror and the action adventure games that Naughty Dog knows so well.

That doesn’t mean The Last of Us is a walk in the park, psychologically speaking. In addition to the violent melee attacks and scuffles which can see Joel repeatedly beating an enemy’s head against a wall, the sound work in the game is terrific and terrifying, reminding me of Condemned with its muffled and bassy footsteps ahead of you, above you and all around. The screams, groans and grunts of creatures lurching towards you is also horrifying and even after beaming a Runner in the head with a thrown bottle to disarm it, it’s an unsettling proposition to follow that up with a flurry of fists as it snarls at you."

and this
If you’re looking forward to the next globe-hopping and light-hearted Uncharted adventure from Naughty Dog, then you won’t find it in The Last of Us. The developer’s next title is an intimate, intense action adventure game set against the sombre backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world dotted with survivors desperately struggling to make it from day to day, while contending with rapidly dwindling resources, inhuman creatures, bandit raids and a militarised government."

awesome :)

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mayberry1291d ago

Another reason to own a 7.1 audio system! The sound effects seem like they will be A showcase of this game! 7.1 Is PS3 exclusive, And is another reason I will get this game day one!

Aghashie1291d ago

I am way more hyped for TLoU and DS2 than any other upcoming game. Really want to play those two.

lovegames7181290d ago

The sp already seem to be top notch, now im curious to see how the mp will be. I have a very very good feeling this mp is going to be a sleeper hit the same way uc2 mp was and still is (matches are still very easy to find with alot of ppl still playing)

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