The Last of Us won quite a few awards at this year’s E3 including the Best of Show and Best Console Game among others and is one of the most wanted games of 2013. There have been quite a few post-apocalyptic games in recent years, so what makes The Last of Us so special? Although, it’s mostly a matter of one’s opinion, I think there are three factors that set it apart from other games with similar settings. These are:
1) Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog is without doubt, one of the standout developers of this generation and the fact that Uncharted 2 remains the most awards winning game to date, speaks volumes about the quality of their work. Gamers with The Last of Us can expect the same or maybe even better level of topnotch and solid gameplay and cinematic experience that has been a staple of the Uncharted series.
Judging by the E3 demo, The Last of Us perhaps has the most advanced AI system, ever incorporated into a video game. Enemies react realistically to player’s action as shown in the demo where Joel (game’s protagonist) accidentally fires an empty gun, thus making that clicking sound, which the enemy immediately recognizes and comes out of cover. This is the indicator of how well the developers have implemented AI into the game.
Naughty Dog is known for pushing the PS3 to its limit and what was shown of The Last of Us at this year’s E3 is absolutely amazing and deserves every bit of praise it is getting. Even though the game is far near its completion, it already looks stunning.
The Last of Us is truly shaping up to be a remarkable game with top-notch graphics, intriguing plot and solid gameplay. It is sure to immerse gamers in its post-apocalyptic world, like never before.