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Latest Dev Diary Shows Joel's Resourceful Side

Items are limited in The Last of Us' post-apocalyptic world, and it's up to the player to make the best of those remaining resources. As a new developer diary shows, there's more to it than merely rummaging through drawers to find ammunition.

Joel is resourceful, and one of the ways that attribute manifests itself in the game is through its crafting system. Players can combine items to create new items. It's not a groundshaking innovation, but the video below shows that there's more to it than what we've seen in other titles. Several combinations can be used to create either offensive or defensive concoctions. For instance, the ingredients used to make a medkit also happen to be the same ones that Joel can combine to make a molotov. It's up to players to determine which items are likely to be most beneficial.

See how it works in the clip below.

Naughty Dog has released several other videos in its dev diary series as well, which follow. For a look at how the team created the game's run-down wasteland, click the video below.

And for an in-depth look at the game's infected enemies, watch this one.

For more information on the Last of Us, including exclusive interviews and video features with the development team, be sure to check out our Last of Us hub by clicking on the banner below.

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  • Glad this comes out in the summer. It will give me time to play through it before the PS4 comes out. Unless the PS4 comes out TOMORROW!!!

  • I wish this was on 360. But I'll pick up the ps4 and play it then, I'm sure it'll be available on PSN by then. But it does look like a standout title!
  • I want this game sooo baaaddd!!!!

  • Man, I seriously can not wait for this.
  • The Last of Us I am going to LOVEEE you

  • I smell a Bioshock Infinite GOTY contender..
  • Lol this game looks great.

  • Ethan? The main characters name is Joel.

  • Who's Ethan?
  • Beards

  • Did the guy with the red shirt have a funny looking beard or is it just me?
  • Not only did I pre-order this sucker (which I NEVER do), I even picked the Survival Edition. I don't remember the last time I was this excited about a video game.

  • I love good UI design, especially when it's as effective as it can be. Good on the UI designer showcased here, I aspire to do great work like her. :)

  • man your player is ***
  • I am so impressed with the music of this game. Aside from Red Dead Redemption, I don't think I've ever heard anything that sets the tone of the game so well.

  • Cool!  Really neat that they brought crafting into the game.  This game is looking to be better and better.

  • it's funny, i wasn't too terribly excited for this game until i read last week that it is being considered survival horror-ish. that's a realm i can get next to. i may just preorder this after all.

  • Oh that sounds incredible.

  • *** me while I am in the act of running. I cant wait.

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