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Submitted by ltachiUchiha 839d ago | preview

The Last of Us Hands-on Preview l The Escapist

By Susan Arendt

Ellie, your 14-year-old companion in The Last of Us, likes gnomes. She used to have an art book full of them and she always thought they were kind of cute. Not fairies, though. Fairies creep her out.

That information is not important. It won't help you survive against the infected humans who still creep around the remains of the post-apocalyptic world. It's not something you need to tuck away in the back of your mind and then use at some later point in the game to solve a puzzle. It's just something she mentions when she spots a display of garden gnomes in the garden center your'e raiding for supplies. It's one of the many everyday, normal things that Ellie does as you escort her through barren, threatening wastelands that used to be neighborhoods and cities. She hums, she points out bunnies, she makes wisecracks. None of it matters, and all of it is what turns her from a gameplay gimmick into a character you will do anything to protect. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

ltachiUchiha  +   839d ago
Lol sounded like she had alot of trouble playing but she loved it still. Love this from her.

"The controls drove me mildly crazy, but every moment I spent with Joel and Ellie made me want to see their adventure through to the end with them. As a game, The Last of Us hits pretty much all the right check boxes - plenty of weapons, lots of exploration, interesting lore, gorgeous visuals, challenging combat, outstanding writing, exceptionally good acting. If you're looking for a damn fine game, then no worries, Naughty Dog has got you covered."

"But that's not what I'm thinking about, so many hours after I was forced to put down the controller. I'm thinking about Ellie and Joel, and how good they are for each other. The road ahead of them will be long and dangerous, but I'm looking forward to seeing where it takes them."

Even with her controller problems the game still sucked her in. Thats what a great game does to you.

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