Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Last Of Us Remastered: PS4 Review

The Last Of Us Remastered: PS4 Review


Platform: PS4
Released by Naughty Dog

The re-release of the multi award winning Game of the Year The Last Of Us on the PS4 is perhaps no real surprise.

The game was a smash hit last year as you joined the post-apocalyptic world of battered survivor Joel and his attempts to shepherd his young charge Ellie to a new life. While facing various threats from humans infected with a parasitic plant virus.

If you've already played The Last Of Us - and the chances are high that you have given how many awards this game took - you already know the story of survival is packed with high emotion and intense action sequences throughout.

Graphically, the PS4 version looks stunning and there's no denying that the higher frame rate and quality has paid off in spades. Characters now look hyper real and action sequences are more crystal clear and compelling than ever before.

But it's the story still of The Last Of Us which proves a big reason to play through; though, granted, if you've already played this game once, you'd have to be a pretty big fan to play through again because there appears to be no real difference in plot. Half of the original's push was its clever storyline, its shocks and surprises (none more so than an opening sequence that is the very definition of dark and harrowing) and its constant uncertainty of where it's going. So if you already know that, I have to admit some of the game feels like it's some of its edge.

However, if you've never played The Last Of Us before, this is a great point to join in and a good looking game to get into immediately. Along with the Factions multiplayer, and the Left Behind Ellie DLC which explores her past, the package also offers eight new multiplayer maps so there's a feeling that this is a complete collection for The Last Of Us game, which is great.

Overall, while it's fair to say some of the originality of the game has gone if you've already played, The Last of Us Remastered is a must have for the PS4 - it takes the very best of gaming and combines it with the very best of the technology to provide a thrilling experience all round.

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