MTV- The Last of Us Preview

MTV:The demo portion I played clocked slightly under an hour, as Joel and Ellie are hoofing around a small Pennsylvanian town. The two are searching for a man named Bill but, more importantly, Joel is hoping to cash in a favor to procure a vehicle. Before we get into the abandoned burg we start in a small wooded area. Much like the "Uncharted" series, the world is grounded in reality due in part with an experienced art and graphic team. I took special note of the foliage and light effects before jumping right into the action. Naughty Dog's in-house engine is looking especially gorgeous here -- delivering richly textured trees and realistic geographic models. The setting sun shots shafts of light through the dense foliage as birds flitted about the grove. Even your flashlight bounces hues and shades of colors in a natural way. TLoU is a vibrant game full of popping colors and fantastic detail that makes it seem almost hyper-real. It's the extra effort put in to really polish the final the game.

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