I placed The Last of Us on media blackout after its initial reveal. The pitch video was more than enough to convince me that I was going to pick up Naughty Dog’s final PlayStation 3 title.
Like Naughty Dog’s previous works, The Last of Us didn’t bring anything particularly new to the table; it was a compilation of great ideas packaged very well. I saw instances of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Left4Dead, Tomb Raider (2013) and Telltale’s The Walking Dead within it. The one thing I didn’t get a whiff of was Uncharted and that’s the mark of a successful departure for the studio.