The Last Of Us

Wow!!!…..I had to start with that. ‘The Last Of Us’ may not be your style of game….and it does have some flaws.. but wow!!! Whoever they hired to write and direct this game….I applaud them. The opening sequence was better than most motion pictures I’ve seen in the last 2 years. Such great character development. You become instantly immersed in the game before you even start playing…and that is a good sign of things to come.

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Here’s the story in a nutshell. You’re a single father named Joel. You love your daughter. You go out to work one night, just like any normal day, and when you come home….there’s some type of outbreak. Zombies…Virus…Crazy People??? You don’t know. You grab your daughter and start running through town to find out that everyone has gone mad, there are explosions, chaos, confusion….and you just want to live.

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Fast forward twenty years and the gameplay begins. Now, I had some issues with the game mechanics for my first 10 hours or so of playing. There’s no auto mark when you aim to hit targets. It’s completely manual, which is both cool and annoying. It makes the experience more realistic but also means you’ll die a lot. On the plus side, there’s limited ammunition and you have to constantly scrounge for supplies. So while you’re killing bad guys or sneaking around buildings…you’re also trying to look in every area to find supplies, which is AWESOME. The guns are cool. The environments are amazing. The zombies and other bad guys are freaky. It’s fun. Period.

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The game is engrossing but there is one other flaw that really stands out. Your AI party characters, while interesting and helpful at times, get in the way a lot during gameplay. You might be trying to sneak away or fight someone and your companions are just always getting in the way. It’s a bug that needs fixing because it really takes you out of the excitement and immersive experience. The character build up is good and the ability to craft and modify your weaponry is cool too. I don’t feel like giving away spoilers because I really do think you should rent or buy this game and play it yourself. It’s a zombie apocalypse video game that is done really well and it’s well worth investing the 15-20 hours to complete it. The writing is flawless. The CG is great and the voice acting is superb.

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M.A.V.B.L.O.G Score- 9 out of 10. This is a really professional game and executed perfectly in great detail. It feels more like a movie than a video game. It’s fun. It’ll pulls you into the story. And it’s very emotional. You really feel for the characters. There are flaws that get annoying….but overall this game is AMAAAZZZIIINGGG.

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I highly recommend taking this game for a test drive. I hope you’ve enjoyed this M.A.V.B.L.O.G. Be good to yourself. Have a great day!

 

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