Platform: Playstation 4
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
While we wait for the current generation of consoles to start warming up and really get going (let’s be honest, it’s been a slow first year), a popular trend nowadays is for developers to revisit some of the popular hits of yesteryear and given them a re-release with more polished graphics and a smoother framerate. Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V and the Halo trilogy are all amongst the franchises that have been remade or are in the pipeline. I don’t really know how many of those other games I’ll actually get around to revisiting but I knew I would happily take the plunge for The Last Of Us Remastered. The original was a game that I absolutely loved playing and although it pushed the aging PS3 to its limits graphically, you could see that developers Naughty Dog had a real flair for cinematography and the game produced some memorable eye catching moments. The chance to play it once more at a butter smooth 60 frames per second with 1080p resolution was too good to pass up.
The game doesn’t play any different to the PS3 classic so for those seeking my opinion on the game and its excellent DLC add-on Left Behind, all you need to do is click on those links for the old reviews. Instead, I’ll just post a handful of screenshots I took using the game’s entertaining photo mode.
If you’ve never played The Last Of Us before, what are you waiting for? This remastered edition is as good a reason as any to jump in and give it a go.
The photo mode has plenty of great filters and ways to play with the ‘camera lens’. With a bit of fiddling around you can actually get some pretty striking images and it gives you a real appreciation for some of the smaller details that are in this game. I wish more games would introduce this feature.
Our heroes Joel and Ellie. I like this picture because it looks like Joel just dropped a bomb.
You can take some pretty stunning landscape shots in The Last Of Us Remastered
There’s actually enough moments of serene beauty in the game that I think you could take a series of photos and make it look like the game is about a young girl having a fun hiking adventure.
This shot reminds me of Fargo
The bow is my favourite weapon in the game.
But sometimes only a shotgun will do.
“Okay”. Such an effective ending. I still think Joel made the right choice.
Summary : The best game of last generation gets a new coat of paint and a couple of fun new features. It was a pleasure to revisit.