The Last of Us new details revealed: “Different from Uncharted,” and emphasis on Story

Posted By | On 27th, Feb. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Naughty Dog is hellbent on pushing the story medium forward in videogames, and Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, who are veterans at Naughty Dog, revealed a little more info about the main protagonists of The Last of Us, and also commented on the inevitable comparison with Uncharted in an interview with PSM UK.

It’s no secret that the game looks like Uncharted. I mean, it uses the same engine – so the colour palette and textures really reminds people of Uncharted, but the Naughty Dog devs  say that it’s not really a cause for concern and it’s going to be nothing like Uncharted.

“Uncharted is a different genre to this. Uncharted is pulp action. And with this game, everything is constructed around the tone,” said Druckmann. They emphasise on the fact that this won’t be a shooterfest, and there will scarcity of ammo, delivering a true survival feel.

The emphasis on story is the main point of the game, and Druckmann added, “Both of these characters are going to go through something that will change them forever. And that’s the whole focus of this project, getting through that with these two characters.”

Joel’s voice actor, Troy Baker revealed some new information about Joel, and he said that “He’s not a hero, he’s not a badass. He’s a survivor.”

“He’s a guy that learned how to use a gun because he had to, and he’s fighting every day because that’s what you do. Does that mean that [he] steals this, that [he] does this? Maybe. But it’s not that he has a plan, or that he’s a strong archetypal character. I really think it’s gonna turn the model of the hero on its ass.”

It will be interesting to see how the game turns out, as whatever information we have about it right now, seems to suggest that it will be a spectacular game.

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  • Jen Albertson

    Naughty Dog should just drop game development and move to Hollywood. They’re “games” aren’t anything more than b-movies with interaction. The gameplay has become second fiddle to their cinematics. They spend too much time and effort pulling animated movies out of the PS3 when they could be creating real games. Just go become the next Pixar, it’s probably easier to animate a movie if they don’t have to do it in a real time engine and add in bad shooting mechanics.

  • Roger

    Yeah Jen and graphics alone don’t make a good game. Only the fanboys that believe in the Sony overhype train fall for that. The games underdeliver and that was very clear with Uncharted 3, more of the same and a lot worse than part 2.

  • lee johnson

    hahahha and im sure that halo is much more of a REAL GAME, than anything sony ever made, give me break its like reading posts from 9year old boys

  • tarbis

    Why don’t you two both go back to playing your Angry Birds.


    To Jen and Roger u mad alan wake was as close as a an exclusive u xbots were to have but even that got FKd. keep hatin I love it.

  • charles2029

    The Uncharted series had such great potential, I’m surprised they lost their way as the franchise got more popular. I hope this isn’t Naughty Dog has become.

  • icemanjj27

    this looks like there may be more interaction in this game especially with the new body search

  • icemanjj27

    bythe way new gameinformer cover for this game looks great

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