The last of us came out in June 14, 2013 and is considered to be one of the best games ever. As a PC gamer, I've never had the opportunity to play this game as it's an exclusive Playstation title, and I would never buy a console only to play one game. Especially as I rarely play single player games.
"Following its announcement in December 2011, The Last of Us was widely anticipated. It was released for the PlayStation 3 in June 2013, and for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014. Upon release, it received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its narrative, gameplay, visuals, sound design, characterization, and depiction of female characters. The Last of Us became one of the best-selling games on the PlayStation 3, as well as one of the best-selling video games of all time. Selling over 1.3 million units in its first week and 17 million by April 2018, it won year-end accolades, including multiple Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications, critics, and game award ceremonies, and is considered one of the greatest video games ever made."
I have heard about Playstation now before but never bothered with it until today when I found my x-box controller. I bought that for my PC when I played some Rocket League, and I've considered it to be a terrible purchase ever since as I stopped playing RL in less than 2 weeks.
Well, I used to see this as a terrible purchase, but after playing The Last Of Us for about 20 minutes, I already consider it an awesome buy.
- The game is amazing.
I can tell you that I would prefer to play this on my computer... Everything feels wonky. My movement is off and the way I aim is terrible... And I mean terrible. I would be lethal with mouse and keyboard, but despite me playing like I've been drinking alcohol for 21 hours per day for the last 20 years, I can't help to love the game...
- It seems to be a masterpiece.
You never really have the time to get to know Sarah, her death and the short moments just before and after is very emotional. It feels real and it gets to you. You can literally see, hear and feel the pain in her father's voice and eyes while he's holding his dying daughter.
That being said, this game isn't about a revenge-seeking father like you are used to, or like you would think. At least not for as long as I have played. This game seems to be more focused about the bonding and the relationship between Joel (the father) and another girl. Ellie. But, it also seems to be about Joel and his mental health. I mean, who would not be affected if they lost their daughter, especially in the way he did it?
Anyhow, Joel makes a promise to someone you'll meet in the game and even though he doesn't want to do the things he is asked, at first, he is literally going through hell in his attempt to fulfill his promise. He promised to look after Ellie and to get her from one point to another. And he will.
Naughty Dog, the developer, has said that the solo campaign is between 12 and 16 hours long so I have a long way to go. I've been playing for about 4-5 hours in total so far. Despite that, I can already tell why this game is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. The storyline feels fresh, wonderful and superb. It certainly feels like I could easily play this game more than once just to experience the utterly amazing story again.
The only way I would stop to play this game is if they messed something up entirely going forward, but I doubt it. When a game has ratings of 10/10, 9/10, 98/100 etc, you can't expect those types of blunders, so I am sure that I will finish this one.