Have You Met Bill? He's in The Last of Us
By Joseph Christ on July 16th, 2012 (6 comments)
This went up a day or so ago but we talked about it a bit on Cocktail Time LIVE last night. Naughty Dog has released another short Last of Us Video, this time focusing on deep characterization rather than the fighting gameplay we've seen recently.
Basically, Naughty Dog is fantastic at this kind of thing and I really love how the scene plays out. The overarching feeling of the scene goes from safety, to terror, to suspicion and back to safety again in a little under three minutes. It's indicative of a world where no one is truly a friend, and everyone is suspicious, but everyone also knows that underneath it all they need each others help if they have any hope of making it though alive.
Or as we've been talking about the last number of weeks, that thing DayZ does by the very nature of its mechanics.
I especially like the strength of the child character that's on display here. Much more aggressive than the main protagonist, you certainly get the feeling that her mechanics will be nothing like an escort mission and will be almost anti-ICO in their delivery.
What do you think?
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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