...And unfortunately The Last of Us is not. I've lived with the hype of TLOU for a full year; now that I have finally played it I am disappointed. As a character driven narrative TLOU is nearly perfect. The small moments between characters are a joy to watch. While TLOU's story and characters are impeccable it's gameplay is not. Stealth is mostly trial and error and gunplay is shaky at best. Aside from the poor shooting and stealth the ladder/pallet/dumpster moving segments of the game work fine. As a story TLOU excels, but as a video game it is simply not fun to play.