Having just completed The Last of Us, and being a huge fan of story driven games and Naughty Dog productions, I can whole heartedly say that this game is one of the best games of the year.
From start to end you really begin to form a bond with the characters and, no spoilers but, at the end I was (outloud) saying to the character Marlene “You are a massive ass hat”. Somehow you can’t help but really get into the story line and enjoy it, and all though the first time I played it I thought it wouldn’t be that good by the end, I was thoroughly proven wrong.
Ellie is by far one of the best characters I have ever played or interacted with. The same can be said for Joel, from battling the infected to beating off bandits them two make a team you cannot help but fall in love with.
If you haven’t bought this game already and own a ps3, go out and buy it! You won’t regret your choice and I swear you’ll play the game 24/7 until it’s complete!