The lights are on
We've been excited about Naughty Dog's grim, post-apocalyptic The Last of Us since we blew the lid open on the game with our cover story. The game is out (read our review), and it's a a subtle, earnest, intense journey that sets a new high watermark for game storytelling. In all our excitement, we forgot to show off the game in a Test Chamber preview.
Warning, there are slight spoilers in the video below:
Joel and Ellie travel to a university campus on horseback. The two rummage through spore-infested dormitories and an improvised safe zone, hunting for something we're keeping vague in case you'd like to focus on the gorgeous visuals and visceral gameplay. Join Dan Ryckert, Andrew Reiner, and myself for this brief look into a game that's guaranteed to hover near the top of countless game of the year lists.
If you've finished The Last of Us, check out our discussion of major plot points on an episode of Spoiled.
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Doesn't the game open up in 2013 and the story with Ellie take place in 2033?
Dan, The outbreak takes place IN 2013, 2o years later is 2033, when the events of the game are actually set. :P
Yeap, definitely need to pick up this game. Looks great.
Once I finished the game, I couldn't play anything else for a week. Today is my first day back at gaming, and I popped The Last of Us back in =)
this is a great, great game. I must also express disbelief that all 3 editors missed the very obvious plot point that the game starts in 2013 and then fast forwards to 2033.
The game takes place in 2030?? U kno that from the beginning, dont want to spoil anything, but items in the beginning reveal that.
The whole university part was by far the most eerie section of the game for me.
I love this game, and restarted it immediately after finishing it. The biggest complaint I have, though, is that decisions don't affect outcomes in the story at all, which would have been a phenomenal way to let the player weigh the pros and cons of slaughtering everyone in sight or just sneaking past. As it is, the only thing that made that decision for me was a lack of ammo, something remedied about halfway through the game.
Still a hell of a ride though.
I haven't even played the game yet and I could tell they were wrong about the date.
I vidibly crimged when Dan said it takes place in 2013. I don't know why, that cut me deep.
Where did you get the machete? I never found a weapon like that in the game! Anyways, this is a great game and everyone should play it. By the way, the outbreak happened in 2013 not 1993 lol.
Can't wait to get a ps3 so I can catch up on this a all the other great exclusives.
You see smartphones right at the beginning of the game....