The Last of Us’ combat will be “brutal yet intimate”, no co-op campaign

Posted By | On 28th, Jun. 2012

We have some new information on The Last of Us, specifically on the combat. There’s one bad news, though. The game will not feature any co-op campaign, so if you wanna play as Ellie, you can’t do that.

Creative Director of the game, Neil Druckmann, has said that the “combat will be brutal yet intimate”.

“When Joel has been tackled and is being choked out by an opponent the camera will be tight and the fact that Ellie is sneaking up from behind with a knife to aid Joel will be hidden. We want to make sure the player feels the tension Joel and Ellie are experiencing,” he revealed in an interview with GamingExaminer.

He also mentioned about a balance of power mechanic that will be vital in the game.

“Making our human antagonists feel realistic and believable has been one of our greatest undertakings for this project. One way the player is going to feel that is through what we’ve termed the balance of power,” he said.

“That is when the enemies will change their behavior based on what weapon they see Joel holding, how many of them are left alive, and whether the player has managed to surprise them. Balance of power is key gameplay mechanic for the title.”

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