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The Last of us: Remastered

by Jeremy Moore on July 14, 2014
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The Last Of Us: Remastered

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The Last of Remastered is available July 29, 2012. Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who's braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.

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The upgraded graphics really look good, especially in the snow levels. The color seems more lush when it comes to the nature reclaimed cities, the character faces and the depth of everything as a whole.

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It's been a while since I played the game so I feel like most of the praise I just gave the graphics was already there. As I don't yet own a PS4 this game isn't something I will be buying but I will be happy to pick up a used copy this Christmas when I get a new console.

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If you own a PS4 this is on the list of must have games.

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I used to be a bigger gamer than I am now, sadly that has fallen to the wayside since the launch of ZTPmag and the birth of my son.  However, one game managed to capture my (nearly) undivided attention this year.  The last of us came with the PS3 bundle we decided to pick up over the fledgling PS4 (Obviously I am as Sony guy) along with a copy of Batman- Something something something.  I played that Batman title first but lost interest pretty quick.  Not that it was bad, I’m just hard to hook when it comes to games.

Anyway, back to “The last of us”.  This game just had something about it, zombies, people, zombie people and just asshole people that you would likely run into in the event of a real world catastrophe and lastly, a really REALLY good story.  How could you not like all of that?  The gameplay was solid and the graphics seemed to fully tap the potential of the PS3, but do we really need a Reboot of the same game?

The Last of Us: Remastered offers the award-winning game rebuilt to run in 1080p, with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and upgraded textures. It also comes bonus DLC material included, such as the Left Behind single-player expansion chapter, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and the Reclaimed Territories map pack.

Yeah yeah, you get some new DLC and true 1080 but I have been waiting for the next version all together since last year.  I am kind of impatient if you couldn’t tell.  I know you can’t just expect games to fall out one after another and expect any real substance but dammit man, I want my TLOU!  I’m sure with the success of the last of us there will be more coming.  Money talks and I think the studio did well in that department so i’m sure we will be seeing a new one soon.  I just wish we would have been talking about the new TLOU instead of a reboot.

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