By Daniel Rutledge
A couple of minutes into The Last of Us, I was thinking to myself: why don't they make more games as good as this?
I mean, they can. It is possible. It's just frustratingly rare. And that makes the joy brought from a game that nails it as well as this one all the greater.
The Last of Us is a superb game, a modern masterpiece of interactive storytelling that moved and excited me about as much as I can reasonably expect.
The game is a post-apocalyptic survival story, similar in tone to The Road and Children of Men. Humanity has been nearly wiped out by a devastating fungal infection that causes victims to mutate and become murderously aggressive, while showing no signs of the personality they were before they 'turned'.