By Stephen Riach
I felt privileged playing this game, and it’s something you should do as soon as possible. If you can’t afford a full purchase, at least rent it for a few days and experience gaming’s most engrossing story yet. A lot was made of Spec Ops: The Line’s story last year and while it was incredible and did raise the bar for storytelling in gaming, this does so in more ways and feels like it will have an impact on more than just one genre. To be fair to The Line, this is a much more high-profile release. The Last of Us has been called gaming’s Citizen Kane, but it isn’t – The Last of Us is being appreciated in its own time and will stand as a benchmark in gaming storytelling. It effectively closes out this generation on a high note while simultaneously raising expectations for gaming storylines and their presentation in the next console generation. Hopefully that generation brings us more with this franchise, as any would be greatly benefitted by its presence.