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The Last Of Us Is ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told In Video Games,’ Says HBO Series Co-Creator

Craig Mazin, the co-creator of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us TV series, has said during an interview with Empire that Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic hit offers the ‘best story ever told in a video game.’

It’s an open-and-shut case: this is the greatest story that has ever been told in video games. They were just people. And that, in and of itself, is remarkably rare in games. The fact that they kept it so grounded, and really made you feel – I had never experienced anything like it, and I’ve been playing video games since 1977.

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The first reaction for The Last of Us’ HBO show came in a series of now-deleted tweets last week from a Vulture critic, which described it as having ‘strong Blade 2 energy.

The Last of Us HBO will premiere on January 15, 2023 on HBO in the US and will start airing on Sky in the UK a day later.

[Source – Empire via VGC]