The Last of Us. Where gaming beats movies.

I don't think I've ever quite experienced an "entertainment event" like I did on The Last of Us (PS3). A game that sucks you in, deeper than any movie. A game that benefits from big game budgets - where the script writing and plot is as good, if not better than Hollywood movies. A game that terrifies you, excites you, makes you shout at the screen - and literally stays with you, long after the credits have rolled.

It's pretty hard to describe how this all comes together. Especially since we're used to video games being video games and movies/TV series being just that. Except that line is so blurred now.

Besides being profoundly entertained and thinking hard about the metaphor of how humans react in an apocalyptic event... I honestly found myself preferring a 20 hour game - over any TV series Hollywood can throw at us.

Even if you're not a gamer. And if you can stomach a little violence - all extremely purposeful in terms of creating the atmosphere and character relations... Get this.


Popular Posts