I have decided to write this post to discuss some things that I have been contemplating since the release of the trailer for the upcoming PS3 exclusive "The Last Of Us" .
The last of us is being developed by the makers of the PS3 exclusive Uncharted Series, this alone has many people very excited about what this game could bring to the table.
The uncharted series has gained a lot of critical and public acclaim scoring in the high 90's on meta critic.
This would leave people to believe this game would reach or ever surpass those standards, and I don't doubt that.
Here's where I share my theories / possibilities on the game.
I have watched the VGA trailer several times now and undoubtedly this game will not only take a leaf from uncharted's book but most likely a whole branch.
The graphics, as in uncharted, look amazing, arguably the best this generation, this is of course a huge selling point of the game, the character models and environments are extremely well detailed just as you would expect from this developer.
Now to the game play, I am aware the trailer did not show any game play but lets look at what we have.
Naughty dog this generation have only developed the Uncharted series. This is why I believe that The Last Of Us will play very much like uncharted minus running and gunning as they will probably be going for the survival horror feel. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as Uncharted had great game play.
What this means is the game will be quite linear, you can probably venture off as in Uncharted but this just gives the illusion of freedom, when really, if your not going forwards, your not going any where.
And I personally have a problem with this, the problem I have is that if this really is what the game plays like, it just means were going to get another 8 or so hour long campaign with no incentive to go back once we have played through it. This might not be a problem to some but to me it is a wasted opportunity.
This is the wish list part of this blog.
And open world, not huge, not tiny.
A sense of danger every where you go, there is no cars to drive, the streets are dangerous and thought must be put into every decision you make.
The world is gritty and almost "alive" , your best bet of survival is to find shelter and resources while following what ever plot line Naughty Dog will undoubtedly come up with.
Now, would you prefer that, or uncharted with zombies?
I know which I would choose. But each to there own.
I don't want any hate for this, these are just my opinions and theories on how this game will turn out.
I am not claiming that I am correct, I am just putting 2 and 2 together.