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Stars and Stripes | Story trumps scarcity in survival masterpiece 'The Last of Us'

By Brian Bowers

You need to think to survive in “The Last of Us.”

If you approach every problem with guns blazing, you’re likely to end up as food for the “infected” in the post-apocalyptic shooter from Naughty Dog.

The PlayStation 3 exclusive forces you to make the most of your weapons, your resources and the environment to survive. Sure, other games have done this, but “The Last of Us” does it exceptionally well. And it wraps its intense action into an enthralling story.

I realize that I’m being pretty picky at this point, but the inability to find something more significant to complain about just shows how good the game is.

“The Last of Us” earns its mature rating for blood and several brutally violent scenes.

Bottom line: “The Last of Us” delivers intense action, a great story and sympathetic characters in one of the best games of the year so far.

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ltachiUchiha1784d ago (Edited 1784d ago )

He says elizabeth does a better job at helping out the player but i can understand that since she can open up dimension portals but he needs to remember ellie doesnt have powers so of course ellie will be more vulnerable. Everyone has their own opinion & both the last of us & bioshock infinite are great games for their genre.

Agent Smith1784d ago

I guess we can all call it....

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a game changer.

ltachiUchiha1784d ago

Most of the reviews say the game feels new & fresh & ground breaking but there will always be the few that dont feel the same way. Atleast this reviewer didnt just give the game a bad score looking for hits. What i dont understand is how reviews praise the game & say its the best ps3 game & then give it a 7 or 8. That just proves they arent being fair if u say its the best ps3 game & give it an average score then your basically saying every ps3 game is worse then that & it makes no sense.