‘Remastered’ version adds a polished shine to already outstanding game
I’ve made the comment before: Some stories (or, more specifically, video games) don’t need to be revisited. Sometimes, once is enough, and that’s a compliment for the most part. (Some games are terrible. There. I said it.)
But when it comes to Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 masterpiece, “The Last of Us,” once was never going to be enough. With the release of the remastered version (which boasts a better framerate, all the downloadable content and enhanced graphics), I was lucky enough to get another chance to delve into that dark, immersive, beautiful world. Like the first time, I don’t know enough adjectives to properly explain just how amazing it was.
Right from the start, let’s answer the important question: Did we need a PlayStation 4 port so soon (the original came out in the summer of 2013), and if so, is it worth paying full price for a new copy (you could probably get it cheaper by now)? The answer to both, in short, is a qualified yes (more so for the former but the latter has its own case, too). Why? Because even if it’s just a port of a masterpiece, it’s still a masterpiece, and it gives a new, shiny reason to play the game again (or for the first time if you haven’t already).
Five perfect stars out of five, and a critic’s pick.
Editor’s note: This review of “The Last of Us: Remastered” was reviewed on the PlayStation 4, for which it is an exclusive title.