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The Last Of Us Gameplay Screens: We're All Tingly Inside

So far, we've only seen that incredible debut trailer and the only screenshots have been taken from that video.

But as a sneak peek of their upcoming issue, Game Informer has tossed up four in-game pics of Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us.

There are a few notes next to those screenshots; for instance, under the screenshot of a baddie snapping a plank over Joel's back, we learn that weapons will break after repeated use. It's also interesting to note that the backdrop is actually the city of Pittsburgh...well, a post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh, but still. Lastly, if anybody is worried about the Joel/Ellie tandem, Naughty Dog stressed that the game isn't "one long escort mission."

During a brief demo, Game Informer says Ellie was always able to keep up, and never got in the way. That's great news because babysitting sucks. Yeah, I said it. It sucks. However, done correctly, a partner mechanic can be great; I thought a perfect example of how a duo should work was found in Resident Evil 5. You can hate on that game all you want but Sheva was a fantastic partner. Never had to worry about her.

Related Game(s): The Last Of Us

Tags: the last of us, naughty dog, the last of us screenshots

2/2/2012 8:50:15 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 9:19:42 PM
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Everything except the truck looks amazing. Which only makes the truck stick out even more. Come on, ND, you can make a better texture than that.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 9:30:37 PM

One thing I'm fairly certain of: these are very early pics, and the final result won't look exactly like that. :)

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 9:52:01 PM

Oh definitely. The character models are outstanding, as is just about everything else. If it werent for the terrible truck texture i'd have thought they were pre-rendered bullshots.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 8:39:04 AM

Lol. I love how i get a thumbs down for pointing out an obvious shortcoming in the one screenshot.

I'm not going to pretend its perfect just because its ND. People are funny.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 9:50:40 AM

Maybe they just disagreed with you. That's always a possibility. When I highlight the thumbs down, the word "disagree" pops up. Maybe they thought the truck was good?

Personally, I don't see the truck in that picture up top that you're talking about, so I just assumed it was a different pick and didn't agree nor disagree.

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maxpontiac
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:39:25 AM

I gave you thumbs down because out of all the good things these screens have, you focus on one negative issue.

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 8:19:18 AM

Its pretty damn obvious, it would hard not to comment on it.

It would be like having a 458 Italia with a scratched and mispainted hood. The rest of the car is awesome so we'll just forget/ignore the one terrible part.

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Underdog15
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 9:40:47 AM

I still want to know what picture you're talking about.

And no, it wouldn't really be the same unless the texture you're referring to was an 8-bit NES version of a truck.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:30:14 PM
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No negativity here, why do that anyways? The one with the yellow bridge is amazing.

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Beamboom
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 7:13:45 AM

That's the shot I ended up examining too. Wonder if that area is explorable? And if so, can we enter that factory with the broken windows? I bet there is good stuff and bad guys to be found inside.

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TheAgingHipster
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:44:49 PM
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I don't know how excited I am about this one. Sure, it's Naughty Dog, and they've certainly proven themselves over the years. I'm sure it will be a great game. I'm just... a little tired of the post-apocalyptic setting.

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Beamboom
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 8:54:55 AM

There hasn't been *that* many post-apocalyptic games lately has there? Fallout is the only ones I recall right now?

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Underdog15
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 9:51:21 AM

Enslaved is another.

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Temjin001
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:19:30 AM

Rage

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Temjin001
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:59:07 AM

Oh, and Mario & Zelda's Adventures in Apocalypse Land.


...haven't checked to be sure but it probably exists by now =p

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Fane1024
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 6:59:51 PM

Borderlands.
Darksiders.

Plus any "zombie apocalypse" game, like Dead Island, I suppose.


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Beamboom
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 7:53:40 AM

Aha, Rage, of course.

And yeah Fane I was thinking of Dead Island too, but ended up concluding that's not really post-apocalyptic. I do understand why you mention it though. It's on the same ballpark at least.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 11:04:37 PM
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Looks like a treat. I suspect, though, I shouldn't be getting my hopes up for a more methodical genre by way of design. I think I'm seeing a straight forward action game with expertly produced accompanying cinematic cutscenes from the pics.
But that's okay, Naughty Dog has a cinematic-action game formula that works real well, so I'll be happy with that and I shouldn't be expecting different =)



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Lemon_Saint
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 12:45:09 AM
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Sweet .. set in the winningest city. I did so many promotional products for so many buildings and landmarks for Pittsburgh that it will be fun playing through this game, seeing something familiar, and saying, "Hey .. wait a minute!"

Super stoked.

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bentl78
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 1:30:39 AM
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Total agree on what ben said. sheva was a good partner!
I wonder if this game can have co op? :P it'd be awesome if there was.kinda like the local co op found in uncharted 3!

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 12:26:16 PM

Plus Sheva is a hottie(at least to me she is)

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Beamboom
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 7:57:13 AM

Sheva was a hottie indeed. Omg what a beauty. Did you get that extra outfit for her from the DLC too? OMG...

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 1:30:51 AM
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Sorry Ben but Sheva's AI was completely incompetent. The game is made by naughty dog so yes it will be awesome.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:31:11 AM

Untrue. Sheva was fine. She may not have killed enough stuff, but at least I never had to worry about her.

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Qubex
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 1:51:09 AM
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Simply mind blowing... The Cell and RSX are bowing out with great pride!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 3:07:21 AM
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no, you did have to worry about sheva, simply because she kept using the most valuable things at the most inappropriate times!
i had to take all the healing items off her because she would heal me and waste them when i had only 1% of my health removed!
or using a shotgun on a zombie thats almost dead!

back to the game, so cant wait till this releases!
i just hope its allot less linear and restrictive then uncharted.


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raptassassin
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 6:50:47 AM
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Cant wait !!!!!!
This is my most hyped game since super mario 64 (lol ya i know). All i got to say is when can i pre-order this bad boy. *drools on keyboard*

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Beamboom
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 9:13:09 AM

... But you haven't even seen any gameplay videos yet?

I love your enthusiasm though. :)

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raptassassin
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 12:05:03 PM

lol ik Beamboom but hey its naughty dog i cant help being excited for a game by them. by the way congratulations on ur new baby im sure i'll make a great gamer dad sorry im way late in doing so but uk lol. if u ever get back on ur Ps3 feel free to accept my friend request i would like to game with u if u get the chance.

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Beamboom
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 7:55:22 AM

Cool, Rapture! I'm offline these days, I've moved to a new flat and the new internet connection is not up yet. I'll accept your friends request as soon as I get it!

And thanks! :)

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jimmyhandsome
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 8:45:59 AM
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Ugh. I know just yesterday I said I wouldn't let the hype get the best of me, but WOW!

Those screen shots look amazing. I wonder if this is a cross-country trip they're on, or just an East-coast thing? Either way I hope they're not in one city for too long. It'd be awesome to see what they could do with cities like NYC or Boston (sorry I have an east-coast bias).

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Underdog15
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 9:53:27 AM

Or Toronto or Vancouver!!!

Oooh, Quebec City would be awesome. The old east part of Quebec City could have SO much detail!

;p

Personally, I think Halifax would have potential for incredible diversity you could never get bored of (no section of a city looks similarly to another.) I might just be biased though since that's where I was born. ;p

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jimmyhandsome
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 2:15:30 PM

Haha...sorry I left out our friends from the North with my comment!

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ZenChichiri
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 12:42:57 AM

It's all about Prince George. There's bound to be some baddies in the Canadian city with the highest per capita crime rate. But then again, I may be biased too because it's my home ;)

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Underdog15
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 9:51:44 AM

@Jimmy
lol no worries. Video games always forget about Canada. Especially war games. Something like a MW3 setting would 100% have Canadian military involved. They aren't big like Russia, USA, or Britain, but Canada has one of the mightiest armies in the world. We certainly manufacture a huge portion of the USA's military vehicles, too. Certainly stronger than an African militia. ;p USA forgets how much ass Canada kicked in both world wars. (My great grandfather was in WW1, grandfather and his friends and relatives were in WW2. And Vimmy Ridge was epic!) The Dutch STILL love us for what we did in WW2. They commemorate us every year, still.

Basically, the only hope Canada get's props is if a game is made by a Canadian company or if the company has a studio in Canada. For example: UC2's audio recording was done at Naughty Dog's studio in Vancouver. As a result, there's that bit in chapter 4 about the women in Montreal. lol


Ah well, we're used to it. As Britain's most powerful military commonwealth ally, you'd think we'd get a lil' more love. ;p

@Zen
lol yeah for sure. You'd think Windsor would have a big crime rate per capita, but it's super tiny. It's right across the river from Detroit, too. Only a bridge separates them. Yet Windsor is pretty uneventful. lol

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JackC8
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 8:55:23 AM
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Pretty excited about this. As soon as I heard the witty banter between the two main characters I knew Naughty Dog was doing their typical fantastic job on it. Probably be a pre-order for me.

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DrRockso87
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:01:26 AM
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As annoying as Sheva is, I completely agree. She isn't useless. She's able to take care of herself (and at times me).

Now, Yorda from Ico though, SHE is useless! I understand that's the point but ugh. I'm doing a puzzle and she's constantly kidnapped (made the speed run unbearable). Her AI gave me problems too as she'd usually climb half-way up a later and then start climbing back down. Ugh.

As long as Ellie can take care of herself instead of being a leech on my character, I'm open to the idea. Can't wait.


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Underdog15
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:36:45 AM

Agreed. Yorda is alright as long as you aren't trying to get that speed run trophy. Otherwise.... well...

omfg x200

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:31:47 AM
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Another great partner- Elika in Prince of Persia.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 7:03:22 PM

Yorda...who proved that even a helpless companion can work if done right.

I'd also nominate Scree from Primal, though you have some control over him.

edit: I hadn't read DrRock's comment when I first posted. I agree with Underdog, though I can imagine a speed run might prove frustrating.


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Hoagie324
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 11:41:28 AM
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That one I agree with completely... Elika saved me SO many times in that game, and I never had to worry about her. I'm really excited for The Last of Us, it looks quite amazing. Here's hoping it comes out this year and not early next year.

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Looking Glass
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 3:19:08 PM
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Hey Ben,

Have you seen Yahtzee's Zero Punctuation video of Resident Evil 5? Because he pretty much takes the opposite of your position with regard to Sheva.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 7:45:27 PM
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I'm really hopeful for this game! :D

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Robochic
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 1:00:39 PM
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I can't wait for this game, guess I'm picking up gameinformer :)

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Sage
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 10:25:11 AM
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Those don't look like gameplay screenshots to me.

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DeathOfChaos
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 2:51:06 PM
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There's only three screenshots. they double posted one, lol. And in RE5, Sheva got me killed countless times....

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