By now you all know that The Last Of Us is worth playing, whether you think it's superlative or merely just rather excellent indeed. The Remastered version brings Naughty Dog's horrific hit up to date on PS4, so if you missed it the first time around, Grainger Games' £29.99 price is a decent saving. Thanks to cbr6fx @ HUKD!
GameStop are currently selling The Last of Us: Remastered for £28.97, a quid less than their previous cheapest price. Newcomers who've got a PS4 and are yet to play TLOU would definitely do well to pick it up, though you might want to wait for the price to come down a little more if you've already got the original. The visuals are noticeably sharper and the commentary is a nice bonus, and the added DLC makes this a pretty decent value proposition on PS4. Plus, you know, it's one of the best games of last year.
The Last of Us: Remastered emerged last Friday, bringing one of the finest games of last year to the PS4, and inviting a whole bunch of people who'd never played the award-winning game before to enjoy it in super-sparkly fashion, with the game having been given a fairly impressive graphical overhaul.
You can see the difference to a certain extent in the comparison video we sent live last week (embedded below), but really videos don't do this game justice. It was one of the best-looking games on the PS3 (if not the best-looking game on the PS3), and it really looks the business of PS4.
If you've never played The Last of Us before, here are five reasons why picking up the Remastered version is something you really ought to do.
Naughty Dog don't make bad games, at least they haven't even come close yet. I gave The Last of Us 8/10 and an Editor's Choice badge last year, praising it for its script, its cinematography, and the standout performances from Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson. Here's what I said in my review:
The Last of Us tells a cracking story, but it does so in such a heavy-handed way that it's difficult to feel totally engaged come the conclusion. Well paced, superbly written, and boasting some of the best visual and audio work of this generation, Naughty Dog have once again produced a fine game. This is linear blockbuster gaming at its best, and it dazzles the senses. even if the form disappoints the mind a little given the genre.
The criticisms I brought up in my review are still valid, but that doesn't make The Last of Us: Remastered any less of an attractive proposition. It's a must-play game if only for the story itself, and you owe it to yourselves to see What Naughty Dog Did After Uncharted.Click here to read more...
The Last of Us: Remastered is a bit of a no-brainer for people who find themselves with a PS4 having not ever played one of the best games of last year. But is it worth a punt if you've already Platinum'd (yeah, that's a verb now) the original? Well, we'll have a full breakdown for you early next week, but in the meantime, here's a helpful little video that puts the two versions side by side, to help you make an informed decision as the game launches today.
You can check out the first 15 minutes of The Last of Us: Remastered after the jump.
So just how good does The Last Of Us look on PS4? We've got the game's opening quarter of an hour for you to have a look at, with a generational platform comparison vid coming shortly.
Matt isn't entirely sold on the idea of re-releasing The Last Of Us so soon, but if you bought a PS4 without owning a PS3, this visually upgraded edition will let you experience one of the most grim and tense games of the last generation. 365 Games are touting a £32.99 pre-order price, which is excellent relative to other retailers, though the PS3 original is naturally considerably cheaper. Thanks to zeropoint97 @ HUKD!
Nathan Drake was happily retired from the adventuring business, but when "fabled pirate treasure" is involved, there's always time for one last hurrah. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was revealed at the very end of Sony's E3 press conference, showcasing the impressive visuals from what we expect to be one of the PS4's flagship games.
A more "personal" story will "test Drake's physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves" in 2015. Will it bring the series to a close?
Simply Games' eBay outlet is currently rocking Drake's third adventure for just under £8. Uncharted 3 is a cracking game, a must buy for any PS3 owner frankly, and the Game of the Year edition includes the paid DLC for multiplayer and co-op stages. I believe you can still nab Uncharted 3 free if you've got PS+ but if you haven't, or if you want the complete package, this is the cheapest it's been thus far.
Thanks to Jas10 at HotUkDeals.
Sony accidentally let slip that The Last of Us Remastered is A Thing that's coming to PS4.
A banner advertisement for a revamped PS4 version of Naughty Dog's survival-horror epic appeared on the US Sony Entertainment Network website (via NeoGAF), boasting a $59.99 price tag.
It's got a nice Day 1 Digital release badge as well, from which we can infer that there'll be a physical version of the game too.Click here to read more...
Amy Hennig, the writer and co-director behind the Uncharted series, left Naughty Dog under a bit of a cloud last month. Unsurprisingly it didn't take long for her to get snapped up by none other than Visceral Games and EA - who'll be putting the veteran director and wordsmith to work on their upcoming Star Wars game.Click here to read more...
It's Game Buzz time, folks! Ready your eardrums for some magnificent waffle as we dive into the hottest topics from the industry from the past seven days.
This week, we chat about Jack Tretton leaving Sony after nearly two decades with the company and how E3 will never be the same again, Jon tells all from his hands-on with MGS: Ground Zeroes, we take a little look at some of OnLive 2.0's new features and ask if the cloud company have jumped the gun again, we have a natter about the Watch Dogs delay and ask if we're even still excited for Ubi Montreal's open world hackathon, and as South Park: The Stick of Truth releases, we reflect on some of our favourite licensed games from yesteryear.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.
Amy Hennig, lead writer on the Uncharted series, who has enjoyed over a decade of success at Naughty Dog, has left the company.
IGN broke the news first, citing "numerous trusted sources" who suggested that Hennig had been "writing and leading development" on the recently teased next Uncharted game for PS4.
Perhaps more worryingly, IGN also said that sources claim the creative director was "forced out" by The Last of Us leads Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and that Nathan Drake's adventures will now come under their control.Click here to read more...
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
As someone who enjoyed The Last Of Us (perhaps significantly more than our on-site review) I was both excited and rather nervous about Left Behind. After all, getting your money’s worth out of DLC has always been a hot topic here on Dealspwn, and buying season passes ahead of time has added further fuel to that fire (and is something we really, really suggest you do not do – wait for the content to be revealed and reviewed first to avoid disappointment.) Thankfully, Left Behind provides a delicate and engrossing look at Ellie’s life before she met Joel in an extra chapter that fans of The Last Of Us should absolutely get hold of.
With that rather stark and quite upfront endorsement, let’s explain why I feel that is the case. It should come as no surprise that the narrative aspects of The Last Of Us are as strong as ever in Left Behind, with the optional environmental interactions once again bringing a very human touch between the traversal and action sequences. This time around, the subject of lost innocence and growing up in a world gone to hell is the main focus, as Ellie’s relationship with her best friend Riley reaches a critical turning point. It should come of no surprise that the script is of a high standard, but it is the performances by Ashley Johnson and Yanni King that make each interaction between the two a highlight of the DLC.Click here to read more...
Sony promised a "shocking" PS4 game announcement last night, and delivered a teaser trailer for... gasp!... Uncharted. We're not entirely sure if "shocking" is the right word for an Uncharted game coming to a PlayStation platform (bleedin' obvious might have been more appropriate), but that doesn't make this news any less fantastic.
However, the teaser is leading some of us to wonder whether the next Uncharted game might not be a direct sequel. Let's review.Click here to read more...
According to Naughty Dog's creative director, the studio actively considered rebooting the Jak & Daxter series after finishing Uncharted 2. However, their ideas ended up at odds with the original games, leading them to start working on an interesting little side project that turned into The Last Of Us.
The phrase "right decision" is bandied about a lot these days...Click here to read more...
Here's a little something to brighten up your Friday afternoon.
Happy studios make great games, and Naughty Dog seems to have had a blast developing The Last Of Us. Creative director Neil Druckman and the motion capture cast actually acted out the final act as an improvised musical for the merry hell of it, which they've now released onto the internet. There's several minutes of preamble, but it's well worth the wait.
CONTAINS EARTH-SHATTERING SPOILERS. DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED THE LAST OF US!Click here to read more...
Naughty Dog has unveiled the first third of The Last Of Us' season pass DLC: somewhat predictably, a multiplayer map pack. They've also outlined their plans going forward, which include a singleplayer story expansion in the depths of winter, sandwiched between some more multiplayer content. Details below.Click here to read more...
Months after the release of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog have been providing us with interesting dev diaries, keeping awareness of the game high and indeed maintaining sales. The Last of Us is slipping down the charts now, but it's become one of the biggest sellers of the year so far along the way.
These final dev diaries could well tempt a purchase from any of you yet to pick up the game and may encourage current owners to play through it again. The first video talks about the characters of Joel and Ellie, giving them a bit of background. The second is a fascinating montage of concept art images detailing numerous changes for characters, environments and the infected. Both are spoiler free and well worth a watch. Hmm, can I squeeze in another playthrough before GTA V lands?Click here to read more...