Sony Computer Entertainment today announced the sales success of the PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us.
Developed by Naughty Dog, The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic third person action game inspired by fiction such as The Road and The Walking Dead. For a video game it is unusual in its focus on the human element of the struggle to survive a harsh and hostile environment.
Some may argue that it could have gone further with its game-play around the survival aspects. Certainly it is recommended to play the game on ‘hard’ settings. It is true however that regardless of how a player makes their way through the game; The Last of US will leave a, well, lasting impression.
One reason for this is the simply superb performance capture of the games characters. And for the most part the game-play is extremely satisfying as well.
“These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. “The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. PlayStation continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example”