The Last of Us is something really special. Like, truly special. But at least, that’s in my eyes. I’ve already said my bit on the game through here but what do others think?
Last year’s Wii U podcast was a decent, if alright success, so once again I decided to round-up a couple of people who’ve played and finished the game and to try and converse their feelings in vocal form on a Friday evening. They are Insert Coin’s Dan Long, The Average Gamer’s Colin Gallacher, BRB’s Jon Brady and, well, myself.
Here it is.
[WARNING: I CAN NOT EMPHASISE THIS ENOUGH – ONLY LISTEN TO THIS IF AND ONLY IF YOU’VE FINISHED THE GAME BECAUSE THIS IS SERIOUSLY HEAVY ON SPOILERS. IF YOU LISTEN WITHOUT FINISHING THE GAME, KITTENS WILL DIE. AND YOU DON’T WANT CUTE ADORABLE KITTENS TO DIE NOW, DO YOU? YOU ALSO DON’T WANT THE CUTEST AND ADORABLE WESTIE PUPPIES TO BE KILLED BECAUSE YOU SPOILED THE LAST OF US FOR YOURSELF, DO YOU? DON’T DO THIS TO YOURSELF. NAH, JUST KIDDING, BUT IF YOU LISTEN OR GO TO THE REFERENCE LINKS BELOW THE SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER BEFORE FINISHING THE GAME, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK —– BUT NOT AT THE RISK OF ADORABLE CATS AND WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER DOGS]
+ Eurogamer news article on Ellen Page’s Reddit remarks
+ Insert Coin and Sony announcement
+ Geoff Keighley’s Twitter giraffe meltdown
+ Could Joel and Ellie return for The Last of Us 2?
+ Kim Bauer’s run-in with a cougar from 24
+ Game of Thrones and Metro’s spoilerific page two on the Red Wedding
+ Post-VGAs Eurogamer piece, including notes on Druckmann’s lost iPad featuring the trailer and the initial E3 2011 reveal plans
+ IB Times piece featuring quotes from Druckmann on how the relationship between Drake and Tenzin in Uncharted 2 inspired TLOU.
+ Ellen Page pets a Joseph Gordon-Levitt giraffe. This isn’t mentioned at all in the podcast, but I’m just putting it here anyways.