By Michael Smith
The Last of Us features that perfect blend of believable characters; great character developing plot, and a world so real that it feels as though when you’ve finished the game you can open your front door and be confused as to why your (our) world looks so different.
I can honestly say the the Playstation 3 exclusive The Last of Us affected me in ways that only David Cage and his Heavy Rain game did before. I sometimes laughed, but mostly I got involved, cried; got angry; felt sad, and truly cared about Joel, Ellie, Tess, Henry and even the surly loner Bill. This was a game that I lived and it took the gaming experience to a whole new level. Expect to see Naughty Dog clear the boards come award time this year. If you play nothing else this year, make sure it is this game.