Sean Halliday of Gamer Euphoria writes:
''The Last Of Us is currently sweeping up high praise from nearly every corner of the industry; critics love it, players adore it, and it’s proven to be a huge success. However, one part of the game that has gone somewhat unnoticed is how The Last Of Us dips its toes into something of a taboo topic, even in the modern day state of video games. That taboo topic is one of homosexuality. It’s so subtle and underplayed that the chances are most did not even notice it, and that commands respect to Naughty Dog and their writing team.''
Update * Very very minor spoiler, so minor it does not even effecting the plot or outcome of the game, those of a sensitive nature have been warned*