The Last of Us Remastered, is it worth it?
It was announced at E3 2014 that the smash-hit game of the year prior, The Last of Us, was getting a remastered release for the PS4. Many fans are asking, is it worth to buy again?
Yes! Set in a post-apocalyptic world full of infected, zombie-like cannibals, The Last of us is a perfect blend of action, suspense, and horror. You play a man by the name of Joel who is forced to protect and shepherd a young girl, Ellie, through the wild. It's the well developed relationship between these two characters that makes the story as heart-wrenching as it is. On a larger scale, The Last of Us forces us to examine greater social politics and the human condition.
With serious graphical upgrades, enhanced multiplayer, and more DLC, The Last of Us Remastered will allow both new and old players to experience the masterpiece in all its glory.
Without further ado I present to you Prima Games10 reasons to play The Last of Us Remastered:
1). Hits you right in the feels
We're going to do our best not to spoil anything for you, just in case you haven't had an opportunity to play this game. Still, you can expect to take a crazy ride on the emotional roller coaster that is Ellie and Joel's journey. It starts about 20 minutes into your experience and continues through just about every single mission, right up to the last moment of one of video game history's best single-player experiences.
2). Get terrified in HD
Given that the PlayStation 4 is a fairly new system, it's not often that players are treated to a native resolution of 1080p. In fact, the only time it seems to happen is when the game is a PS4 exclusive. Look back to Killzone: Shadow Fall or Infamous: Second Son for evidence of that. Building on that point, as gorgeous as The Last of Us was on the PS3, try to imagine how much better the experience will be when you bump up the resolution and the visuals clock in at 60 fps.
3). Don't be a hoarder, yo!
If you're someone who enjoys searching for collectibles, The Last of Us Remastered should definitely be in your game library. Whether it's Firefly Pendants, Comics, Artifacts or even the Optional Conversations, these hidden gems blend in perfectly with the world. Where some games make finding collectibles tedious, the ones you'll find in this post apocalyptic wasteland tell a story that makes exploring every inch of the landscape worth every minute of your time.
4). Get your bow on
Using a bow is a lot of fun, not to mention somewhat quieter and more economical than wasting bullets and alerting all the nearby Clickers. The best part, however, comes during the Lakeside Resort mission. In that case, Ellie not only goes deer hunting with it, but also wipes out dozens of evildoers without making a peep. For stealth players, this will be one of the most rewarding chapters of the game.
5). Things that go bump in the night
If you played the PlayStation 3 version, you're well aware of the terror that washes over your body when you hear the sound of a Clicker somewhere in the darkness. If you haven't, this could be the one time you regret buying a $300 gaming headset. The only thing that's worse than hearing is seeing them. Their fungal-infested faces aren't something that even a mother could love... unless of course, she's a Bloater.
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