Only as Naughty Dog can the story to The Last Of Us is gripping, emotionally attachable and keeps you on the edge of your seat in anticipation for what’s next in this amazing tale, Naughty Dog have exceed every expectation and obliterated all bench marks, setting a new standard not only for themselves but all triple A developers to follow.
Set twenty years from now. The Last of Us tells the tale of Joel and Ellie as they travel across The United States. Joel an adapted ruthless survivor must escort a young outspoken and headstrong teenage girl, Ellie across a plague infested United States. A human variation of the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis plague has decimated the population and nature has reclaimed the majority of the planet. Spanning the seasons, follow Joel and Ellie with their enduring struggle for survival against not only those infected with this catastrophic plague but also the desperate factions of human society that brings out the horrific nature in the human psyche in their attempt at survival.
The flow of the story is told perfectly, I found myself completely attached to the characters, empathetic to their unfortunate circumstances, praying for their survival, feeling the frights and suspense when they became under pressure and just genuinely hoping they do in fact survive. Naughty Dog have not only looked deeply into what makes their major characters tick but also gone in depth to their minor characters, truly proving that each individual on this post-apocalyptic earth is in fact an individual.