We just got our first look at Naughty Dog’s newest game and let’s just say that it’s a long way from Uncharted. The game is called “The Last Of Us” and appears to be a post apocalyptic thriller. The trailer feels very much like the awesome Dead Island trailer that predicated that game a few months back.
I can’t lie, I’m a bit nervous about this one. The guys at Naughty Dog do a hell of a job and are a Triple A studio but games like this almost never live up to their potential. I’m also concerned that we might be starting to get a bit of zombie overload. Then again, is that even possible? The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Abandoned cities are being reclaimed by nature and the remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States. Naughty Dog hasn’t yet disappointed us but we are going to have to see a lot more before we are convinced of this one. Oh yeah, sorry Xbox gamers this one is a PlayStation exclusive. So what do you think, can Naughty Dog pull this off?