The Last of Us is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic United States. The Last of Us is played from a third-person perspective. Players use firearms and improvised weapons, and can use stealth to defend against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated fungus in the genus Cordyceps. In the online multiplayer mode, up to eight players engage in cooperative and competitive gameplay. Following its announcement in December 2011, The Last of Us was widely anticipated. It was released for the PlayStation 3 in June 2013; a remastered version was released for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014. It was praised for its narrative, gameplay, visuals, sound design, characterization, and depiction of female characters. The Last of Us became one of the best-selling video games, selling over 1.3 million units in its first week and 17 million by April 2018. The game won year-end accolades, including multiple Game of the Year awards, from several gaming publications, critics, and game award ceremonies. It has been cited as one of the greatest video games ever made.

With my playthrough of Horizon Zero Dawn done and dusted, I made a start on this game based on recommendations from my community on March 1st, 2021. What a wonderfully immersive experience this game is. I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes (…and what the point of killing the dude’s daughter at the beginning was).

Onwards on our journey we go as our quest to get Ellie to wherever it is we’re supposed to be getting her on the continuing playthrough of The Last of Us.

We start today’s session upside down. It might take a while…

Once again we start in the middle of a mission I’m struggling to conquer… seems to be a theme…

Jez plays hotel inspector the continued playthrough of The Last of Us on April 5th, 2021.

In today’s May 3rd, 2021 playthrough we try to remember where we left off last time and continue on our journey with some new friends!

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