So I’m feeling a little guilty after awarding yesterdays Best of E3 to beautiful visuals alone; so how better to make it up than with The Last Of Us from Naughty Dog. You know it’s going to play well, and what stands out from this small sample of gameplay footage is the beautiful transitions into and out of contextual animations – the hand-to-hand combat being a prime example, whether brawling or wrestling over a shotgun. It’s fluidity provides a real cinematic boost.
Beautifully designed sets and well implemented AI supporting what looks like an interesting story, all pulled together with Naughty Dogs trademark epic moments and smooth interwoven gameplay-to-cinematic structure look to present a solid, compelling and complete package. How is this not going to be a hit?