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Submitted by nolander64 963d ago | review

The Last of Us Review | SpawnFirst

"If The Last of Us isn’t worthy of a perfect score, no game ever will be."

SpawnFirst weighs in on the hottest game to hit the market this year. (PS3, The Last Of Us) 10/10

nosferatuzodd  +   963d ago
Damn so much 10/10 for this game damn
GribbleGrunger  +   962d ago
I'm 97% into the game and this to me is the best game I've ever played. It just keeps surprising you from start to finish.
stage88  +   963d ago
I finished it on Sunday and immediately started a new game over again. This game is amazing.
DigitalRaptor  +   963d ago
Damn. The game really is "all that".

18 hours in and I'm not done yet. They weren't lying. This is not a game that deserves to be rushed, each encounter is satisfying and thrilling. The gameplay is raw, grounded and reflective of the struggle to survive - yet it's polished. Naughty Dog nailed the bleak yet beautiful environmental detail and sound design. The lighting, for example, is in a league of its own. The attention to detail is astounding, and this post-pandemic world is masterfully realised.

I'm also pretty glad that what Neil and Bruce said about the gameplay tying into the story and character development is realised in the final game. What they mentioned in interviews about the contrast between the brutality and serenity is true. There are some horrifyingly dark moments, and even the most beautiful and serene moments are tinged with sadness, as you can tell what humanity and society has lost.

I can tell the story is drawing to a close, but I just don't want it to end. I want to explore this wonderfully depressing world for so much longer than I know I've got left. I'll be playing it through again, once I've had a mess around with multiplayer. Survival + difficulty. There's so much more I can say about it, and I've not even reached the conclusion yet.
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seanpitt23  +   963d ago
Yes I finished it yesterday this game is on another level it's easily the best game I have ever played the gameplay and the violence fits perfectly in this game. To be honest I just don't know how naughty dog did it.
nolander64  +   962d ago
When it comes to characterization, Naughty Dog is in a league of its own. Even though Uncharted's storylines are slightly convoluted and can be hard to follow, it doesn't matter; the heart lies within Nathan, Sully, and everyone else they meet along the way.

The Last of Us has a much more thrilling plotline, but the characters are just as emotionally deep. Even some of their early games like Jak & Daxter had great characters. They've done so well, I'm planning on picking up the Jak & Daxter collection just because of Naughty Dog's track record. Same goes for Crash Bandicoot.

They may have won my heart as the most audience-centric developer around. Gotta love it.

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