Steven’s Man-Cave: Remastered indeed

ARTS_Last of us

‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ PS4 review

By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist


When I heard that Naughty Dog was working on a next-gen version of The Last of Us, I admit I almost cried tears of joy. Not only is this game the most beautiful-looking ever, it’s my favourite game of all time by far.

The story of Joel and Ellie trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world that’s festering with bandits and fungus-creatures will always have a comfy spot in my heart. Especially the first 10 minutes of the game: that scene will be forever branded in my memory as one of the saddest moments in gaming history.

Talking about next-gen differences, there are a few awesome ones for TLOU: Remastered. The biggest difference is the graphics. If you thought the PS3 graphics set the bar at its highest (as most people did), then imagine them being just above that bar. From the lighting and environments to the characters themselves, it takes the throne yet again for having the best graphics.

They’ve also used the Dualshock 4 controller and its strengths, mainly using the speaker and touchpad button. Every document you find on your journey can be heard from the speaker. Using the touchpad to get to the crafting menu has never been so seamless.

One more benefit of this rerelease is that it comes with all major previous downloadable content (DLC) free of charge, such as the amazing prequel detailing Ellie’s past, called Left Behind, as well as every map pack for the online multiplayer. Finding games has never been easier. Its addicting nature will have me playing it for a long time to come.

I guess overall I’m just happy to jump back into that scary world again.