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The Last Of Us review
Exceptional
by SleepySammy

Having gone through The Last of Us for the now 3rd time after not playing it since about the time it came out originally and because of excitement for 2's release. I love this game with all of my heart. 

While I think gameplay wise it starts pretty rough honestly though with a great story and story setup, the gameplay sections get and feel so much better once you hit the end of summer/beginning of fall. 

The characters feel like living breathing people, the gameplay feels aggressive and heavy, making sure every bullet you have counts to the very end. The violence is brutal and attention grabbing in a pretty disturbing way.

Winter especially being the gameplay highlight.

The music is haunting in its own way, never dominating the situation more then it needs to but there when appropriate for the scene and extremely fitting.

The acting is top notch and everyone brings their a-game to this thing. 

And the ambiguity of the ending is so good, leaving the player with a lot to process and chew on as the credits roll. 

Just such a phenomonal game and I can't wait for 2.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
«Beaten more than once»
Ísak Agnarsson
good review, completely agree
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Played on a PS4 Pro.
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Game was awesome. I had to cry at the end. The way Joel bonds with Ellie throughout the game, exceptional. WOW. GOTY. AWESOME.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
incredible story
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— just what remains of a man, creatures with minds deconstructed to primal instincts by virus, some of them — people with deconstructed values.

It's about character, who is not predesigned hero, which is only purpose to cleanse «maps» in the name of «save the mankind»-mission, but a cynic man becoming a hero in circumstances, only because he could find something important in his life.

Sometimes «The Last Of Us» manipulating you, mostly with «U should cry now»-scenes, but performing it great. And actually, I love it.
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«That ending!»