The Last of Us Part II Announced by Sony

At the end of the show during the PlayStation Experience 2016 (PSX) on Saturday, Sony revealed a teaser trailer for The Last of Us Part II. Very little was shown, but we did see an older Ellie who is still with Joel. The trailer starts with Ellie playing a guitar. We then get to seeContinue reading “The Last of Us Part II Announced by Sony”

The Last of Us is Not a Great Video Game

The Last of Us was developed by critically acclaimed developer Naughty Dog and received over 240 Game of the Year awards in 2013, but were those awards deserved, purely from a gaming perspective? The Last of Us was a pioneer in storytelling in the medium, telling a beautiful story and is one of the most cinematic experiencesContinue reading “The Last of Us is Not a Great Video Game”

Storytelling in Games: How Much is Too Much?

Any modern gamer knows that story has become an important element in video games.  A good story enriches the experience of playing a game by adding more emotional investment and context to the world.  Similar to the way we are invested in the characters of a television show or novel, we get attached to videoContinue reading “Storytelling in Games: How Much is Too Much?”

The Last of Us 2 in Brainstorming Phase

While nobody is quite willing to confirm its existence, The Last of Us 2 is the subject of heavy speculation. A sequel makes sense, given the immense critical and commercial success of its predecessor, but the team at Naughty Dog remain tight-lipped on the matter. Hints have been dropped by prominent voice actor Nolan North,Continue reading “The Last of Us 2 in Brainstorming Phase”

The Last of Us 2 Accidentally Confirmed by Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog, the developer behind the Uncharted series and the critically acclaimed The Last of Us, may have accidentally leaked the existence of The Last of Us 2 during a livestream. The stream was focused on the upcoming Nathan Drake Collection, which contains a remaster of all three Uncharted games for the Playstation 4. While talking about the facial expressionsContinue reading “The Last of Us 2 Accidentally Confirmed by Naughty Dog”