Available exclusively on PS4. Developed by Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog made great games, once upon a time. They were the creators of Crash Bandicoot, one of the first 3D platformers. They made Uncharted 2, one of the best games on the PS3. Their Jak & Daxter series, despite a misstep with the tone of the second game, as well as an ill-advised kart racer, holds up incredibly well as a piece of deft platforming-adventure gaming. Then Uncharted 3 happened. All of their goodwill pissed away on an absolute disaster of a game, filled top-to-bottom with nonsensical plotlines with no resolution, areas that seemed directly copy/pasted from the second game, and what essentially amounted to character assassination of their protagonist. After that shitpile, The Last of Us was going to have to really pull off something amazing to dig themselves out of the gutter they were in.
It did not.
Sam Raimi announced at Comic Con that not only was he producing The Last of Us movie, he was also working on an Evil Dead television show. This news has singlehandedly renewed my interest in The Last Of Us movie, of which I thought would just be cutscenes from the game.
As for the television show, all we know for sure is that it’s starring Bruce Campbell, and that’s essentially all we really need to know. The question remains of what kind of adventures Ash will be going on in this series, but it is definitely something to look forward to.
So far, Sony has been wiping the floor with everyone else. Microsoft put out a valiant effort this year, but was still lacking in games I’m actually interested in. Now it’s time to see what Sony pulls out… Last Guardian for PS4? Parappa 3? LET’S GET IT ON!