Why You’ll Pelt The Last of Us Remastered With Money
The Last of Us is the type of game that you might only see once in a lifetime. It’s a rare experience that combines solid gameplay with an equally solid narrative and presentation. So when it was announced that last year’s game of the year would be coming back for an encore on next-generation hardware, we were pretty excited. But what are the main reasons for the excitement?
There are a variety of reasons that to get thrilled at replaying this game but the obvious advantage of a re-release on the PS4 is the graphical overhaul. It was already a standout title on the PS3 and taking advantage of all the PS4’s power should really push it over the top technically. It will feature 60 frames a second at a native 1080p resolution. This kind of bump wll ensure the most key visual moments that accented the story will be realized with an entirely new level of polish.
The Left Behind DLC
If you never played the DLC you’ll now have your chance. Because I’ve firmly left the last generation in the dust I’m especially eager to bite into the prequel to the main story in The Last of Us. Since I’ve resolved not to dive into previous generations unless it’s for nostalgic reasons, it’ll be nice to get a second chance at what I’m sure is a great story and I’m sure I’m not alone in that sentiment.
Surviving the Summer Game Drought
Joel and Ellie might have to fend off Clickers and the worst humanity has to offer, but we have our own battle to deal with every year.
Summertime has historically been a slow season for new game releases. That leaves a lot of us waiting for the holidays to rush in with a thousand new game to beat our wallets into submission. The replayability of The Last of Us and the fact that it still kills as a gameplay experience makes it a no-brainer in tiding us over until the triple-A’s can invade.
The Hope Your Purchase Will Help Garner a Sequel
Between talks of The Last of Us being adapted into a film and former employees’ cruel jokes on our hopes for the franchise, it’s clear that consumers want more of this world. But can we rightly hope a sequel will pop-up on preorder lists anytime soon?
Maybe, but it depends largely on Naughty Dog. While they’re certainly capable of churning out a sequel, Neil Druckmann has already said they won’t do so without an interesting story propelling it. So in that regard no amount of sales we can secure will magically force a sequel into existance. But at least some of us will hold fast subconciously to the dream that our purchases will all but assure it.
Re-releases are common in the transition period between console generations, but The Last of Us stands tall as an experience that you’re dying to experience in as many forms as possible. What’s got you most excited to return to Joel and Ellie?