No, that’s not a title alluding to just how gorgeous The Last of Us looks for a game created on a now ageing console – I can say that now the PlayStation 4 has been announced. Instead I’m looking at just how plausible Ellie and Joel’s adventure really is, how Naughty Dog took realism into account when seeing the Cordyceps fungus spread to humans and just how fast the world coud succumb to nature.
I imagine your first reaction will be one of derision, guffawing as you say “not very” in answer to my question, pointing to the fact that it’s a highly-exaggerated look at the possibility of a parasitical outbreak across humanity. But would you be surprised to know that Naughty Dog actually went all-out on ensuring that their PlayStation 3 swan song was really grounded in reality? So much so that they took biologist Dr. David Hughes on to help create a plausible fungal outbreak in their world.