The Last of Us PAX Prime playthrough is stunning
- Posted September 5th, 2012 at 13:04 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 8 Comments
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us remains one of the most anticipated videogames on the horizon for any format, let alone Sony’s PlayStation 3.
The post-apocalyptic adventure takes place in a dilapidated Boston some 20 years after a fungal outbreak has rendered the globe a living wasteland. Players assume control of rough-and-ready black market dealer Joel, who is tasked with helping 14-year-old Ellie escape the quarantine zone.
The Last of Us places emphasis on survival skills, with gamers required to hunt for weapons and supplies while battling against foes, both human and infected. Combat is particularly brutal, though players will have the ability to approach situations any way they wish, whether by circumventing potential hazards via stealth or opting for more violent tactics.
Naughty Dog showcased the title at PAX Prime over the weekend, and as promised, the studio has released a lengthy gameplay walkthrough of the title, which you can see below. This footage was shown behind-closed-doors at E3 back in June, and includes new gameplay clips.
The Last of Us is scheduled to ship exclusively for PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Blacksite | BlacksitePSU
- 2:53pm EDT - September 5th, 2012
The Last of Us looks amazing but I really want to see some footage of the infected. Will we spend more time outrunning or fighting them? Either way, I'm excited.
- 3:46pm EDT - September 5th, 2012
It does look quite good, although seems heavily scripted in parts, and I don't like the highlighting objects to us in the game as it spoils the puzzle elements.
I also do not like the camera view......
Other than that, it looks like a great survival game.
Did anyone else expect to be attacked by Chimera at the start? lol
Rukusho | Rukusho
- 3:59pm EDT - September 5th, 2012
Video games are becoming movies s..l..o..w..l..y
- 9:09pm EDT - September 5th, 2012
So much beast blood in this.
- 12:19am EDT - September 6th, 2012
Looks fantastic, though I agree with #2. I hope the game doesn't take too much control away from the player.
- 2:19am EDT - September 6th, 2012
People really need to start reading about games.It has been stated that the gme is not "scripted" whatever that means anyway.You have complete control over your actions just like every other ND game.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 9:37am EDT - September 6th, 2012
so this is an open world game@6 im gonna get it , looks pretty good i hope they show another trailer with the infected.
- 1:53pm EDT - September 6th, 2012
@7 Just because a game isnt scripted that doesnt mean it is open world. The game is probably still linear, just the dialogue changes depending on the specific situations the characters find themselves in. In other words, if you play the same scene over again a different way, different things will happen. I have no idea how #2 came to the conclusion that some parts seemed "heavily scripted" though. If you watch the first trailer for this, you can see that this played out completely differently. Unless you honestly believe the person who played, played in a way to specifically trigger the only bits of dialogue programmed into the enemy AI, im pretty sure this game is not as scripted as you think.
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