I know I'm late to the party on the whole 'The Last of Us' thing, but (having just finished it five or so minutes ago) that was just chillingly awesome...
All things being equal, I can't stand zombie apocalypse stories.
They've been done to death (ha ha), with each iteration not adding much to the genre.
But 'The Last of Us' easily deserves *all* the acolades it has been receiving and - perhaps even more so - its DLC based 'Left Behind' expansion.
Not having ever had a PS3, I've missed out on much of the work of 'Naughty Dog', the company responsible for this and the 'Uncharted' series, but now, PS4 firmly installed, I can't wait to explore the worlds they have created because, damn, they know how to write a story.
And a what a story! With strong female protagonists that are anything other than cookie cutter characters...
I couldn't help but play this game and hope that some day my daughter would be as strong as Ellie.
And as a dad to a young girl, I couldn't help but weep over Joel's past and the inevitable decision he makes.
Thoroughly, thoroughly recommended.
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