I have been consumed by Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Such that I literally played myself sick, and was told to get bed rest. You’d think that would be a story from my first play through but actually it was from my 3rd, on Hard’s New Game +. It’s not a perfect game. There’s plenty that could’ve been technically improved upon and I detailed, what I found to be, the most glaring flaw in an editorial for This Is Infamous called THE LAST BOSS OF US. However, it just may be my perfect game. This motherfucker doesn’t quit.
Beyond the story which is wonderful and the setting which is awe-inspiring there’s white knuckle tension that hangs over every encounter. The lack of supplies on Hard, has so far made every searched drawer a life or death struggle. Searching a drawer could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Pardon me, but that’s fucking impressive. Plus, the fisticuffs… it’s brutal. There is nothing like running through gunfire and swinging a steel pipe wildly at a man. The moment metal connects to skull is sickeningly beautiful.
Another great detail that should convince you to buy a PS3 just to play this is the way they handle first aid. This isn’t Uncharted where your vitality recovers if you stay away from bullets for a spell, you get shot and you get hurt and to recover you need some time away to tend to your wounds -no instahealing. In otherwords, you are fucked if you get cornered. Playing it smart isn’t just some goofy notion in this game, it’s everything. Run n’ gun is literally the worst option in almost every situation and that makes it all the more thrilling. I haven’t even tried multiplayer yet but I’m dying to.
Also, holy shit the mushroom zombies are freaky in the best way possible. What is up with freaky mushrooms this year. First Hannibal now this?