The Last of Us is another post-apocalypse horror survival game but one with a difference, or so it is claimed by developers Naughty Dog. The game is inspired by The Road, The Walking Dead, I Am Legend and BBC’s Planet Earth.
The violence is gritty, brutal and of the kill or be killed variety and is part of a character-driven tale that explores themes of love, loyalty and redemption. Middle-aged Joel and 14 year old Ellie team up to form a father-daughter like relationship as their story of survival explores the human and emotional side to post-apocalypse life.
The developers aim to raise the standard of game story-telling and set a new benchmark for the rest of the games industry. It’s ambitious so let’s hope they achieve their aims.