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The Last of Us Review

Naughty Dog sure know their way around a third person action game, as it has pretty much been their bread and butter for the past few years. With their most recent success coming in the form of the Uncharted franchise. This was of the main things that drew me to their latest offering, The Last of Us, available for Playstation 3. Another reason why I picked up a copy was the fact that I love anything post-apocalyptic, but very few games in this genre manage to show the desperate struggle to survive that would accompany the end of the world as we know it. One thing that I was worried about when I picked up my controller was that The Last of Us wouldn’t be able to live up to the hype that had preceded it’s release, we were treated to a lot of promotional material and usually the final product doesn’t live up to our expectations. With The Last of Us, however, I believe it deserved even more hype. Read the rest of this entry

Naughty Dog Feared Last of Us Reviews!

Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann feared that the companies blockbuster release The Last of Us would not review well, and how us gamers would receive it. Read the rest of this entry

The Growth of the Naughty Dog Franchise!

Franchises are becoming quite a common thing in todays video game industry, some of the most successful ones getting their number of titles up in to double figures. Franchises help us gamers get straight to the action as there isn’t as much need for background stories to set the scene, as we saw it first hand in previous titles. Also games in a franchise don’t just end, we are sometimes treated to a cliff hanger ending, which builds up suspense and gives us something to look forward to by way of the next outing. Many major game developers have at least one franchise in their gaming arsenal, which is sometimes there sole focus for many years, which can sometimes make the games become drawn out and fans may start to lose interest. One company that knows how to let a franchise run its course and then bow out on a high is Naughty Dog. Not only have they had 3 very successful franchises, they have all been the face of the consoles they were released on. Read the rest of this entry