The Last Of Us is a genuine masterpiece.
It manages to be intensely cinematic but still benefit from being a video game.
It offers an unparalleled sense of place and believability in characters who have arcs and dreams and goals, which don’t even necessarily correspond.
It’s a fantastical setting that manages to still feel real enough.
For its few flaws, it’s made up for in an experience that’s unlike much else.
It’s an absolutely essential video game.