The Last of Us 1 Part Review | Disappointing and unnecessary

When are The Last of Us Part 1 was introduced in June of this 12 months, and dissatisfaction took over the temper. Why would a 2013 recreation that was launched on the finish of the PlayStation 3 technology and received a remastered (paid) model for the PlayStation 4 the next 12 months want a brand new model on the PlayStation 5? Unfortunately, this query stays to at the present time, together with on this overview.

There is not sufficient cause to have fun the arrival of Naughty Dog’s new recreation. Neither the interviews nor the texts with the builders have been revealed The PlayStation Blog and to have dozens of movies posted simply to create hype is sufficient to boost a remake that has no foundation — at the least not in its most simple model at R$349.90. Yes, I’m a fan of the franchise, however I can not get previous “this material”.

PlayStation Brasil has pre-released a digital copy of the sport Canaltech. You can verify our opinion concerning the recreation within the following paragraphs.

Special options are the sport’s best asset

Despite the damaging critiques to be made, there are some themes to be applauded. The largest and finest information is accessibility: the sport is accessible to gamers who’re blind, deaf, or have motor disabilities. Now, the sport is in Brazilian Portuguese, together with audio description for cutscenes.

assets The final of us half 2 additionally applied within the redesign, akin to a high-contrast show (which makes enemies and objects extra colourful and vibrant), a display screen magnifier, a textual content reader, and extra.

The accessibility menu has many customization choices that make the sport accessible to all gamers (Screenshot: Felipe Goldenboy/Canaltech)

Art course has additionally modified. Characters, objects and situations are far more lovely and in increased decision. Ellie and Joel’s fashions have been the identical flashbacks in it 2 components, and they’re excellent. But who actually steals the present are the companions we meet alongside the best way: Tess, Bill, Henry, Sam, and others, who’re far more lovely with expressions, eye actions, and clothes particulars, for instance.

Other NPCs (non-player characters) and the Infected have additionally suffered a visible assault – particularly the Infected, who look rather a lot paler, angrier and bloody. When you shoot them, it’s also possible to see extra blood gushing and guts flying.

Teammates like Tess (pictured) and Bill have modified essentially the most and for the higher (Screenshot: Felipe Goldenboy/Canaltech)

regardless of its absence ray tracing, you may see the reflection of the surroundings in mirrors, glass and puddles. Plants are extra vibrant and considerable. Light and shadow are additionally reworked, and some scenes that when regarded too vibrant at the moment are darker and vice versa.

Speaking of graphics, there are two viewing choices: Fidelity mode, which favors 4K however delivers as much as 40 frames per second; dynamic 4K or 1440p, however Performance mode, which maintains 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, no 4K improve 60 frames per second continues to be uncommon on the PlayStation 5.

As anticipated, the DualShock controller responds to some of the on-screen motion; for instance, when the character is within the rain, completely different vibrations will be felt. Adaptive triggers fluctuate relying on whether or not the participant is aiming with a easy handgun or a heavy weapon akin to a rifle or bow and arrow. Other refined particulars made attainable by the PS5’s {hardware} are quicker loading screens and the tip of black screens after the preview begins.

The colours are a lot brighter and brighter within the recreation. But it is even darker in moments of rigidity and suspense (Screenshot: Felipe Goldenboy/Canaltech)

There are additionally two new recreation modes: one everlasting demise (“everlasting demise”, the place the sport is as soon as and for the primary time the participant dies) and one velocity (his objective is to beat the sport as quick as attainable). These are very area of interest recreation modes that ought to attraction to a small subset of gamers – and will be added as a free replace. remastered PS4, however that is tremendous. You must beat the sport at the least as soon as… even for those who’ve completed it earlier than.

The recreation now has a Portrait mode (Screenshot: Felipe Goldenboy/Canaltech)

“If you have not been capable of take pleasure in The Last of Us earlier than as a result of lack of accessibility options, this is likely to be time to strive The Last of Us Part 1.”

– Felipe Goldenboy

Everything that was dangerous in 2013 might be worse in 2022

Let’s begin with the fundamentals: what’s tough to categorise The Last of Us Part 1 it truly is. Sony classifies the sport as a “remake”, which means a challenge the place the story, cutscenes and gameplay of Resident Evil 2 and 3 are utterly modified. But that was not the case right here. The story, cutscenes and gameplay stay the identical, solely the looks and synthetic intelligence of the characters change.

Some of the conversations between Ellie and Joel seem to have location errors (Photo: Handout/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Let’s give attention to these two components. The graphics are infinitely extra lovely than the unique. It is plain, as a result of virtually ten years have handed. However, the characters’ actions really feel a bit odd at occasions; It is obvious that the studio has put a brand new look on the identical animations. It’s lovely? Yes, however not as dependable as earlier than The final of us half 2.

As for synthetic intelligence, sadly, we do not really feel a lot distinction. During the sport, we noticed Ellie and Tess strolling in entrance of enemies – identical to within the first recreation. We additionally noticed them shaking with out shifting, not understanding the place to go.

Enemies are nonetheless dumb: they transfer in circles for brief distances, don’t transfer throughout confrontations, and typically merely neglect concerning the participant with out seeing them. “Hey, the place did he go?” or “I do not see something right here, maintain trying!” — at all times with that bizarre accent and tone of voice — I’m dissatisfied after hiding behind the furnishings.

The combat in opposition to NPCs continues to be dangerous (Screenshot: Felipe Goldenboy/Canaltech)

Speaking of sound, we will additionally discuss location. We performed the sport with Brazilian Portuguese dubbing and subtitles and discovered the identical points as the unique recreation: subtitles apart from what was talked about, mistranslations with out context, inconsistencies in dubbing quantity, and so forth. Sony has not promised to re-localize this recreation in our language, as this can be a very particular process that may require the work of many individuals. But it is irritating to see the identical issues being reproduced at full value.

“It’s disappointing to see the identical points as the unique recreation seem virtually a decade later. Even extra disappointing is that enhancements have been promised however by no means delivered.”

– Felipe Goldenboy

The options marketed within the trailers make no distinction

There are different tidbits which can be extremely popular in trailers and official texts. There’s a brand new mannequin gallery (character and object viewer) and unlockable skins, for instance God of warfare to eat Horizon Zero Dawn. You solely must beat the sport as soon as to unlock the cosmetics. “Meh”.

In-game know-how referred to as “motion matching”, it tries to foretell the most effective animations for a transfer or a 180º flip of the participant. The objective is to make the mobility of the characters extra reasonable. sincerely? If they hadn’t informed us, we would not have observed.

The Last of Us Part 2 Weapons Bench in Part 1 (Photo: Disclosure / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The physics of the objects has additionally modified. For instance, an NPC’s cap may fly off (increased) if you choke it, or concrete partitions may shatter in gunfights. You may even break a bit of glass, for instance The final of us half 2. It does not change something within the recreation and they solely function fragrance.

All of this, in response to Naughty Dog, makes up the world The Last of Us Part 1 look extra alive, make fights extra harmful and improve the dynamics of the sport. This is on the buyer’s discretion. Nothing has modified for us.


  • New particular options
  • Remade the character fashions
  • Bright and lovely gentle, colours and landscapes

damaging facets

  • Character animations typically look synthetic
  • dangerous synthetic intelligence
  • Playing with out innovation
  • The quantity of dubbing is consistently altering
  • some mistranslations
  • 2013 recreation offered at full worth

Is The Last of Us Part 1 value it?

Of course not, except you want new particular options. The most suitable choice is to nonetheless search The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 on bodily media, as Sony pulled the digital model from the PlayStation Store. You can discover the sport at retail for round R$60, and even cheaper on neighborhood change teams. This model additionally works on PS5.

Unfortunately, The Last of Us Part I It sums up the whole lot we have come to count on: it is a no-nonsense recreation. The new graphics — the one huge change, actually — do not justify asking for the total worth of R$350. And worst of all: this recreation does not even generate hype for the sequence. dwell motion An HBO manufacturing, scheduled for launch in 2023. Perhaps Sony and Naughty Dog would have been wiser to launch it nearer to the sequence; at the least it could give it a cause to exist.

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