Naughty Dog throws down the gauntlet in the Game of the Year race !
While The Last of Us is superbly executed, perhaps the most glaring flaw is the inability to affect the outcome for Joel and Ellie. The lack of agency, at times, left me feeling like an observer as much as a player. PS3 exclusivity will prevent many from enjoying this masterpiece, which is a shame. Nevertheless, The Last of Us is one of the most complete games I’ve ever played. And, despite the linear story, Naughty Dog left avenues available for future DLC and possible sequels. They’ve also partnered with Dark Horse Comics to publish a four-issue comic prequel, so it’s likely we haven’t seen the last of Joel or Ellie. 10/10