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The Last of Us turned out to be one of this generation's finest video games. The intense gameplay couples with the grounded, believable characters to deliver an impacting post-apocalyptic adventure from beginning to end. The conclusion, specifically, is something we at the Game Informer office have been itching to discuss, and we had our first opportunity on camera for this episode of Spoiled.
I'm joined by Matt Helgeson, who reviewed the game, and Joe Juba, who snagged the review build immediately after him. We discuss the ending of The Last of Us, twists throughout the story, and what it means for the video game industry.
Check out a video preview of The Last of Us and more discussion about the game in this episode of Test Chamber.
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Loved the ending of this game, just stirs up so much emotion, especially as a father. It's like a good movie that makes you think about it for days afterwards.
The pacing, sharp gameplay, graphics and characters make it a top 5 game of this generation. Part of me wishes it incorporated more choices like Far Cry 3 did too though.
Two years in a row where the game of the year is a deeply emotional "zombie" game (for lack of a better word. I would say that this had me more invested in the story than any other game in recent memory. I hope this wins.
5 out of 5 stars across the board. You can't really say that Joel was a homicidal maniac. He was conformed in a world that was kill or be killed. He had to make decisions based on his survival rate. When you're back is to the wall wouldn't you react accordingly? Overall the game was beautiful, well designed, and a masterpiece. I beat myself up everyday because I beat the game in about a week. I didn't get a chance to really savor the game, as one should. Great buy though and I will/have recommended this game for everyone. Happy gaming folks.
This is IMO a goty award candidate for sure. But also responding to the comment about how some people believe that the ending is indicative of a sequel, I also wouldnt want one for this story, however my love of this gameplay style and even the amazing multiplayer make me want a sequel, one that shares the same world but follows someone from a different angle, with no correlation or relation to joel/ellie story.
I always pictured Matt looking like Tommy Chong.
this was an excellent game! if they make a sequel, I hope it's in another setting, and different characters, and hopefully in that game they tease what happens to Joel and Ellie
Honestly, the only thing I really didn't like about this game (and it was amazing, IMO) was that it, like so many zombie games/movies, made it all about man vs. man, instead of man vs. nature. It literally became like a long episode of The Walking Dead, which became frustrating. I wanted more focus on the mutated creatures, rather than constantly being hunted by humans. That whole episode with the dude that traps and almost executes Ellie? Unnecessary.
The ending was amazing and perfect,i would have done the same thing if i was Joel.
This may be the best game I've ever played. With the likes of Uncharted 2, Red Dead Redemption and Ocarina of Time.