Escapist - E3 Preview: The Last of Us

Steve Butts: Uncharted developer Naughty Dog offered one of the few genuine surprises at Sony's recent pre-E3 events. It's not that I didn't already know about The Last of Us, but the demo's reliance on quiet moments of humanity stood in stark contrast to most of the other publisher demos. There are shouts aplenty to be sure, but also several significant silences that drew my attention in far more than the overbearing set pieces of other games. In an industry where nuclear explosions, towering giants, and star-hopping spaceships are the standard, the human relationship at the heart of The Last of Us creates a much more compelling reality.

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