The Last of Us – one of the most exciting games of the past year. She showed us the world after the apocalypse, pleased by the beautiful scenery and proved that the plot in an action movie about zombies could be an adult and sensible. Unfortunately, it was not without flaws, such as mediocre artificial intelligence, a small variety of enemies and battle system schematic. Eight months later, after the story came to light addition Left Behind.
The first is to note that people who have not yet played in The Last of Us, it is impossible to read this article. Events Left Behind unfold in two time intervals. In an alley looking for drugs mortally wounded Joel. In another – a girl remembers her best friend Riley. These moments are intertwined with each other. Seriously wounded Joel reminds Ellie about losing her best friend, and found records recorders military force to remember the tragic finale of their friendship.
Ellie just once went to school where taught shooting, told stories about the bad and good government rebels. Everything changes with the sudden return of an old friend. Only here Ellie is not happy to see her, because she disappeared for a month and a half and said nothing to anyone, most people find her dead. But Riley is alive and also joined the rebels.
As an apology for the sudden disappearance and long absence girlfriend promises a big surprise for Ellie and offers escape from the camp. Restoration of the former friendship, lighthearted fun in a world without joy and plans for the future of teenagers – that’s what tells Left Behind. What this is all over, has long been known, but the trump card of this supplement – directing. All the memories of place, each of them has a role to play in understanding the nature of girls. Number of dialogues rolls, and various mini-games reinforce our relationship with the heroine.
The rest is still the same game of survival with a stupid bandits and the same species of fungus zombies. Arena does not provide room for maneuver, in many ways they do not pass. Always there is an obvious way out of any situation. Differ only in the moments in which there are both mercenaries and zombies. Naturally, they can (and should) be set on each other. Apart is the final battle that puts the fragile girl in difficult conditions. Battle scenes and videos still do not hesitate to cruelty, with all the details show the killing of people and zombies.
Universe retained its severe. Oppressive atmosphere of the empty shopping center, military notes about the death of friends – in this world there is no place fun or joy. They are only in the memories of Ellie Shop of Horrors, fun photos with her best friend. Each location worked out to the smallest detail, the art design is great as before. Not far behind the visual and musical performance. Composition perfectly characterize a general depression.
Unfortunately, the addition does not bring anything new to the gameplay, and throughout the passage can not help feeling that this chapter just cut out of the original campaign, leaving a reserve. But great storytelling and excellent, memorable game two actresses pulled all. The main idea of the authors disclosed at the end of history. Just ahead, you can not give up, to go, no matter what.
Naughty Dog did not disappoint. Let the addition does not give us new enemies and challenging battles, but instead offers the tragic story of the friendship of girls and brings us into the heavy “Winter,” the darkest period in The Last of Us. There is only one “but”. Left Behind looks as if it was once part of the game, so organically complements the main story. And tested in just two hours.
- Heavy atmosphere of an abandoned world
- Adult story of friendship
- Competent direction
- Excellent design locations
- Fun mini-games
- Short duration of
- Simple battle with zombies and looters
- Very little gameplay