The Last of Us Will Blow Your Mind

Sony Playstation 3 News


Naughty Dog recently had their say on the “poor standard” of story-telling in video games, revealing its aim to “change the f***ing industry” with the PlayStation 3-exclusive The Last of Us. Have you seen the Trailer?

Zombie Apocalypse mixed with father/daughter relationship is what you can gather from the impressive debut, Creative director and writer Neil Druckmann confirmed it “This is going to sound corny, and it might not appeal to gamers, but I would say it’s a love story,” He continued. “It’s not a romantic love story, it’s a love story about a father-daughter-like relationship.

“We approached this genre because we felt no-one is getting to the heart of it. It tells you something about the human condition – that’s what you want to do as a storyteller.

Game director Bruce Straley, who also directed Uncharted 2, added: “It’s not just a zombie game. It’s going to be a completely amazing experience that no player has experienced for this genre, the characters, the development, everything.”

No release date has been set for the The Last of Us. This approach towards the zombie genre and trying apply depth to characters and really tell the human side of the story reminds me of The Walking Dead, or that impressive trailer we saw of Dead Island, which was completely misleading. Perhaps this is a new trend for the much loved or hated genre, which seems like it’ll never die due to reinvention, oh the irony!

Via Eurogamer

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t see how they’re going to change the industry with yet another zombie game. Sure there’s a father daughter relationship in there, but I’m sure the gameplay isn’t going to involve bonding with your old pa as much as shooting things in the face.

    And as you say, we’ve seen this kind of trailer before with Dead Island, but I’m guessing Naughty Dog won’t pull as much of a switcheroo given how much they love their ‘cinematic experience’ style stuff.

    Waiting to see some gameplay until I’m convinced.

  • Rnadom

    They’ve created some nice buzz around the game, which is probably apart of their plan, but coming out with things like “we’re going to change the f***king industry” is abit pig-headed. Raising expectations with bold claims like that we’ve seen fall flat on their faces before, I’m looking at you, Fable!

    • Anonymous

      TOTALLY AGREE !!! Could not of said it any better, when someone says that, the game is sure to flop BIG TIME !!!…. but hey lets wait and see, they might pull it off, i for one am very interested in how this turns out.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a bit excited to see where this goes, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up to high.
    It sort of looks like “I am legend” except he has a daughter instead of a dog. 😉

    But I’m all for a more “realistic” zombie game. One focused on survival and having to make it through each day more than just running and gunning.  I guess I want more of a zombie survival sim, which isn’t going to happen, but I’d like it.

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