This is The Last of Us’ second appearance under the WeView spotlight. When we took a look at the game, just over a year ago now, it received an impressive twenty-eight Buy It votes. Can the remastered version achieve the same indisputable result?
For me, The Last of Us is the best game I’ve ever played. The game sent me on an emotional roller-coaster as you witnessed an initial tentative relationship between Joel and Ellie blossom into something very special indeed.
The gameplay bits between were immensely satisfying too, despite it feeling slightly clunky compared to the Uncharted series. Naughty Dog created a masterpiece in my eyes, and that’s without even mentioning the spectacular visuals. The remastered version came complete with all the DLC packs, but more noticeably ran at 60fps, making The Last of Us experience just that bit better.
Alex reviewed the original game for TSA, scoring it 10/10. He concluded:
It’s in the game’s storytelling and scripting that the real surprises lay. Joel and Ellie’s story is a sprawling, often desperate struggle for survival against insurmountable odds and a series of increasing bad rolls of the dice, and it’s expertly told.
Blair took a look at the Left Behind DLC, which focuses on Ellie’s story before The Last of Us’ events. He concluded in his review:
Left Behind is the perfect complimentary side-dish for The Last of Us. It’s happier at points, but just as bleak at others, and everything else is pretty much on par with any of the other chapters in the tale. There’s a brilliant approach to the narrative, while Ellie and Riley’s charm shines throughout, their wonder and imagination matching exactly how you’ll feel as you return to this world.
Now it’s over to you. As previously mentioned we’ve already covered The Last of Us before, so this time we’re interested to hear if the game still had the same impact on the PlayStation 4, and if you would recommend buying the game for a second time. Let us know in the comments below and give the game either a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It Rating. Be sure to get your comments in by Sunday evening.