Naughty Dog's 2013 PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Of Us is one of the most highly regarded games of the past decade. With the sequel due for release in June, you might be thinking about playing the original game the first time or returning to experience the survival story once more.
In a new video feature, Jess dives into what makes Joel and Ellie's tumultuous cross-country adventure stay timeless and affecting seven years later. Jess argues that The Last of Us' greatest strength is timeless--its portrayal of complex characters embroiled in an emotional and heart-wrenching fight for survival.
The video covers much more, including how the game cleverly keeps resources limited to elevate its themes of survival and desperation, and how the narrative's linear format and deliberate pace helps drive home the game's most impactful scenes and character moments.
Be sure to check out the full video above, and keep coming back to GameSpot for more Last of Us coverage in the lead-up to The Last Of Us 2's release in June.