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    The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Just a quick warning, there are minor story spoilers in this post!!


    My wife and kids picked this up for me yesterday for Fathers Day today, got a chance to play the first hour so far and my thoughts presently are AWESOME!!

    Within the first 10 minutes, viral outbreak, escaping from the town which ends up leaving you in a car crash and your daughter with a broken leg, running through the streets trying to escape from the infected only to be stopped by a soldier who then proceeds to shoot at you and inevitably killing your daughter with you getting a narrow escape.

    This opening REALLY sets the scene and chaos of what is happening. A few points in this opening sequence had me on the edge of my seat literally, panicking looking for where your brother is to follow him, stopping for a second to look which way to go while an infected chews on someone mere feet away and then getting chewed on myself due to that brief stop.

    First thoughts, it reminds me of The Walking Dead with the way they done the outbreak.

    After the opening scene and the start credits the setting propels you 20 years ahead, your location can best be described as the remains of a town with heavy Police type state with public execution of those infected by Biohazard teams. This bit actually reminds me of City 17 from Half Life 2 with the soldiers everywhere, checkpoints between districts and the likes.

    Here you make a run for it as a resistance group known as the Fireflies blow up a patrolling APC, so you head off to your first proper mission with a woman names Tess to get a shipment of guns back from someone who has sold them to the resistance group when they are yours. Head through an underground / basement level, search everywhere to scavenge parts, ammo and medkits. High point here was only starting with 4 rounds for your gun, the peak ammo in this section was 10 rounds and that was it to get by.

    You meet your first infected here due to someone dying in this basement when is decomposing and spewing out spores which can cause infection. You then enter a big open room, and you sneak up on one infected and silently take him down, Joel your main character has acute hearing so you use that and you can track movement of enemies whilst using it (similar to Hitman Absolution / Deus Ex when you activate the tracking and can see them through walls etc)

    Make your way silently across the room as there are another 2 infected chewing on a corpse. Get your few extra rounds of ammo and now have to take these 2 out. There is no 3rd person shooting mechanic as such, every shot has to count and you also have to be aware of what you are up against. 10 rounds, 2 enemies, 3 shots roughly to take 1 down. 1st shot fired they run at you, fast and are on you, I found unarmed works better here.

    Then onto the area with the guy you are after, crawling with guards, you REALLY need to use stealth, you get spotted the enemies will actively search for you, so you have to move around from cover to cover and break line of sight. Gun control isn't overly tight, you aren't a top marksman, very limited ammo, you have to think on your feet or you will end up dying if you try to play as a third person shooter.

    After sorting the problem with the guy and your guns you start following the leader of the resistance, she wants me to take something out of the city. On completion of this you will be paid and gets your shipment of guns back...........I can see where this is heading, the something out the city is no doubt going to be the young girl you see in the adverts and on the cover etc


    Naughty Dog have created a believable world in this game, they are one of my favorite developers regardless and I am a huge fan of Jak & Daxter and Uncharted games. Within the first hour the story alone has drawn me in, this is an amazing achievement with sound and visuals also, Uncharted always pushed the bar higher, as did God of War from Santa Monica Studio. The Last of Us though sets it even higher on a system that is going to be 2nd in line in Sonys line up later this year, like many have said, this is Naughty Dogs swan song and final salute to the PS3 before moving on to the PS4.

    Awesome game, love it

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Watched some of the walk through here and here, looks brilliant. I rather like the combat system. Shame it's for PS3 only.

    Back to playing StarDrive now.
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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Really enjoying this, it's a real cinimatic experience.
    My only minor gripe is controls for aiming seem clumsy and a little slow. When the world goes mad with infected it makes it real tough.
    But that's not to say this game isn't brilliant though, i can see why it's getting top marks in alot of reviews.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Watched the nerdcubed look at it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73HULrgBbiA it does look good

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    If only "The Last of Us" was going to be released on the Xbox 360 as well! I imagine if I get a PS4, I'll being to play it via the steaming service in time.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Started playing this yesterday.....got to say I got hooked pretty fast. Some sections seem fairly hard and a bit of a challenge (give me more shivs for clickers! they make me nervous....), sometimes it's hard to figure out where to go next, but it all adds to the fun.

    One of the few games where you are being ushered through but it doesn't feel like it.
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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    best game of the generation IMO.. Nice swansong for this generation of consoles.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Finished it this weekend......was quite a romp!!

    Ending was a little weak but most endings are IMO.
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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Really don't agree it was game of the generation, I encountered many bugs although I did find the enemies frightening and felt the need to run on my second playthrough survivor.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    I loved this game the pacing, story etc was all just perfect!

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    My brother bought me this recently saying it's one of the best games he's ever played, I've still not finished GTA5 yet and right now I'm in retro mode.

    Need to get the finger out, got Batman to play as well before FFXIII-3 comes out!

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    It's good, but I preferred the Uncharted series they did before.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Both are brilliant, TLoU is more dramatic and tense while Uncharted just more fun and a bit of silly action movie type. Love both and can not wait for the PS4 games from the Naughty Dog.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Yeah, that'll probably be the thing which pushes me to get a PS4. The visuals on the PS3 are pretty amazing, given how old the hardware is.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    It's one of the best game ive ever played.

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    Re: The Last of Us - Initial thoughts

    Great review - Adding it to my list of games to play!

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