The Last of Us wasn’t only my personal game of the year for 2013, it remains as the best game I have ever played.
Critically acclaimed within the industry and amongst audiences, there’s no doubt that there’s a high bar for developer Naughty Dog to reach with The Last of Us Part II, arriving at some point in 2019… probably.
After their stellar work on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in 2016 and the impressive showing of Part II during Sony’s E3 2018 presentation, I remain confident that the game is on track to be something really special. The game made headlines with gay representation at the forefront of the showing, and while that was great to see, it’s Naughty Dog’s overall fusion of narrative with gameplay that is what makes the series really stand out.
There’s a high bar for developer Naughty Dog to reach with The Last of Us Part II, arriving at some point in 2019… probably.
There’s a great deal that seems to have been changed (Ellie is now the player-controlled character), refined, and upgraded, both since Naughty Dog’s previous graphical efforts on the PS4, and with the gameplay that was present in the previous game. And as grim as the world of The Last of Us may be (the notorious Infected have yet to be sighted), I can’t wait to experience its PS4 manifestation.