Matt Randisi writes, Welcome to a post-pandemic world where people struggle for survival day to day like many of us live paycheck to paycheck. Only in the Quarantine Zones, currency comes in many forms and limited quantities; such as ration cards and weapons. But out there, out there in the wide open world where the infection has taken hold those who must survive take what they must by any means necessary. Humans struggle and perish, mutated spore infected wander aimlessly while attacking anything in close proximity, and our main protagonist Joel remembers the world before and braves the harsh one after the turning point of humanity’s fate. This is the setting and core of The Last of Us in a nutshell, but a nutshell could never truly contain the amount of intensity, emotion, and personality the game exudes. Because of popular word going around however, it appears necessary to clarify that The Last of Us nails many aspects of its make-up perfectly…but it’s not quite a perfect game.