Only the Ruthless and Brutal Will Survive The Last of Us

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Joel's gun clicks pathetically as his finger desperately squeezes the trigger. Another survivor — the one with the still-loaded gun — grins, takes aim, and gets his head bashed in with a brick wielded by a 14-year-old girl.

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In describing the recent gameplay demo of The Last of Us in on the PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer paints a picture that fans of the post-apocalyptic have seen time and time again. No matter what great catastrophe brought on the downfall of civilization, ultimately it's the other people we're going to have to worry about.

Those others aren't playing nice either, employing derelict vehicles, guns, melee weapons and whatever else they can find in their quest to be on top of the new food chain. At the beginning of the demo one survivor feigns an injury in order to play on the sympathy of Troy Baker and his young companion, Ashley Johnson.

Sympathy is something they can't afford.

Check out the latest screens of The Last of Us here (some were released via Game Informer previously), and then hit up the PlayStation Blog for more survival tips.

The Last of Us – The Latest Info in One Place [PlayStation Blog]

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DISCUSSION

Kind of appropriate you're talking about an apocalyptic game today. Here in KY, we've already had some big storms, and we will have more later, possibly enough for tornadoes. Schools all over the state have dismissed early for the severe weather. I'm lucky I didn't have any classes today, but I'm supposed to work from 6 to midnight. I haven't worked during a tornado before, so it should be interesting. During one storm last year, I heard that everyone was led to the back of the grocery store into the big freezer.

..Back to the game! This looks so gorgeous! I, like many of you, have been burned out on the zombie craze. But I believe Naughty Dog can make this game great with their fantastic storytelling.