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Submitted by Pozzle 396d ago | opinion piece

The Last of Us is the PS3's Crowning Achievement

A few years ago, developer Naughty Dog became a rising star in the third-person action-adventure genre with the launch of their Uncharted franchise. After the release of Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog opted to take a break from their wildly successful, established franchise in order to pursue a new IP. In what is essentially the PlayStation 3’s swan song, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has given the rest of us what can very nearly be described as the perfect game—and a pinnacle title for the console—from both a technical and artistic standpoint. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

KillrateOmega  +   396d ago
The Last of Us is the PS3's Crowning Achievement
At the very least, it's a very deserving contestant for the title.

If you haven't played it already, then do so (assuming that you have access to a PS3). The game is truly a masterpiece.
Ezz2013  +   396d ago
why the disagrees ?!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   396d ago
There's a lot of haters.
An to those haters I say stop being fanboys and just get the game. You're the only ones missing out here. If you're a true gamer then you would want to play this game it's as simple as that.
ArchangelMike  +   396d ago
I Love TLoU and am on my second playthrough. Survivor is definatly the way the game was meant to be played.

I have to say though, I am still interested by Beyond Two Souls (especially after all the bullabaloo with Ellen page's likeness).

I guess it'll be between these two games, but I have to say TLoU is so far the strongest contender (obviously).
Veneno  +   396d ago
I want to play survivor but im disappointed that you can't play survivor plus without playing survivor normal. It's the game of the generation and all, but who has that kind of time?
2pacalypsenow  +   396d ago
This and MGS4 for me
AHall88  +   396d ago
I'm happy with just MGS4. :p
friedricr  +   396d ago
how you get a 1-11 disagree ... beyond me ... seriously ... its really either this game or MGS4 ... with uncharted 2/3 close behind.
theWB27  +   396d ago
I cant play it since Im waiting on my flat screen to be fixed. PS3 in hand...Last of Us just sitting there and I cant play. Blowing my mind right now...
Ezz2013  +   396d ago
i know the pain

it must be teasing you and telling you :
"hey, you want to touch this?! ....ha?!....want to play me?!...you don't deserve me HAHA"
theWB27  +   396d ago
That comment hit home harder than it should have. I've still been able to maintain pretty much complete blackout. I know as much as if the game were to be released in 2 years. But that comment...my heart.
Williamson  +   396d ago
Anyone else want savage starlight to become a game?
brettyd  +   396d ago
I'm pretty sure it was suppose to be a parody of Mass Effect.
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Williamson  +   396d ago
Oh I see, never played the ME series so I didn't know.
ApolloTheBoss  +   396d ago
Way to go out with a bang, PS3. Wait what am I saying?! PS3 ain't going nowhere for a LONG time. :)
Timesplitter14  +   396d ago
Playstation consoles tend to get great games until the very last year before the next gen.

PS1 had Legend of Dragoon, Syphon Filter 2, FF9, Spyro YotD, Vagrant Story
PS2 had Okami, FF12 and MGS3 Subsistence
itBourne  +   396d ago
God of War II and Rogue galaxy, both games I played after I had my ps3 in hand already.
ICE PICK  +   396d ago
I agree. The game is simply amazing in every aspect. The SP is the best SP game I have played in my life. And its so brutal. Very very good game!
Conzul  +   395d ago
That, and the mind-blowingly detailed facial animations and emotions. Sheeeeesh....
brettyd  +   396d ago
Before this game Uncharted was my favorite PS3 franchise, but I actually think The Last of Us is better. I hope they don't make another one though, I feel like TLOU should just stay as one game. I want to see another new franchise from Naughty Dog.
Galletto3  +   396d ago
Its too popular NOT to make a sequel or a spiritual successor.

I'm not sure how exactly they will do DLC (for example missions that will lead up to a sequel or simply back track over their journey), but it stands to reason this isn't the last we have seen of these amazing characters.

Its possible they will give us new characters in a sequel whose stories overlap Joel and Ellie's (during of after the game) or even before the events of TLOU.

I would not be opposed to another game. The world and characters are too rich not to flesh out even more.
brettyd  +   396d ago
If they do another they should have it take place in another country. The virus effects the entire world so, it would be cool to see how other countries are dealing with it. Maybe there is different strains of the virus with different effects. There is a lot they could do, but Druckman said that was the end of joel and ellie's story hopefully Sony doesn't force them do something they don't want to.
ArchangelMike  +   396d ago
Make no mistake about it, there will be a sequel to TLoU. Maybe different characters, maybe different location etc etc, but with the critical reception, and financial success of TLoU, Sony would be foolish not to continue the franchise, especially on the PS4.

Heck if ND port TLoU to the PS4 it will be an instant day one system seller.
level 360  +   396d ago
True and will be hard to eclipse.

Dare I say even beats Half Life.
ufo8mycat  +   396d ago
Easily the best PS3 exclusive and thats coming from a system with games like Uncharted 2. Wowzor!

TLOU is one of the best games ever made and how can there not be a sequel. Will it be as successful, if they go with different characters and different story in the same world? Everyone has grown so attached and loved Joel/Ellie.

I still want a sequel - if they can maintain the amazing quality of the gameplay, story, characters - Bring it on!
Tykis  +   395d ago
I'd say its one of gaming's crowning achievements for sure. I wonder how many studios are gunna rip off TLOU now....
mrbozzedup  +   395d ago
Bought a ps3 just for last of us. it was worth it. Just wish the story was longer :/ maybe i played it too fast lol

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