Good game, good graphics.
“The Last of Us” is a heart thumping horror survival game written by Cormac McCarthy, developed by the ever-magnificent Naughty Dog and is produced by one of the finest producers in the generation, Sony Computer Entertainment. This masterpiece crafted by Naughty Dog has since then received good reviews, both by legit game critic sites and players from across the globe.
It may not be suitable for everyone, but this is unquestionably one of the very few games that you need to play in order to understand how video games are starting to become a form of art and a medium of experience; an experience that is on the top tier of story telling, game mechanics, and visuals.
20 years after the tragic disease shuts the busy society down, turning each infected citizen into lifeless monsters viciously attacking the unaffected ones; survivors have also dispersed, turning against each other for the sake of saving themselves.
The story then begins with Joey, a survivor whose original mission is to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl with antibodies against the said fungal disease wreaking havoc all over America but eventually begins a vicious journey across the country in the hope of finding cure of the disease.
Based on a third-player perspective, this horror-filled game allows the player to choose different weapons (whether long range or melee), search clues, evade or fight against the infected, and make decisions that lead to the progression of the game. The game can be open up to eight players online.
The main goal of the game is to finish the entire story without losing against the infected. It starts with choosing the perfect weapon for survival and gathering items that lead to the success of the game.
The game’s completion completely relies on the player’s decision and fast thinking.
Choosing the perfect audio is crucial in creating the perfect game since it adds emotion to a particular scene. Having the perfect audio is important in keeping the game alive and interesting.
Audio-wise, the creators have done a perfect job. The background music is clear enough to give emotion to the game. The voices of the people talking and the moan of the infected are intact and well defined that you can actually feel the terror sinking in your system.
The creators also created “listen mode” that allows players to detect enemies through a sharper sense of hearing.
The graphics are impeccably crafted, exactly done in lifelike detail. Definitely, it’s an astonishing piece you cannot simply ignore. The characters are seamlessly constructed, precisely how they should be– from the appearance down to their various facial expressions. As for the background, the ruined cities clearly give a gloomy aura, exactly how horror games should be.
Generally, every detail is not overly done; just right to give the game a realistic look.
The Last of Us game is currently not available on PC. The only platform that offers this game is Playstation 3.