The Last Of Us came out in 2013 and was soon hailed as one of Sony’s greatest ever exclusives.
Although its gameplay and story weren’t revolutionary, its characters Joel and Ellie made it an unforgettable experience.
And the director of PlayStation 4’s God Of War has said it was an “awakening moment” for himself and the video games industry.
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God Of War director says The Last Of Us was an “awakening moment” for the video games industry
Barlog said (via Gamingbolt) that The Last Of Us influenced God Of War “a little bit” as it was sort of an “awakening moment for this industry.”
The famed director acknowledged that The Last Of Us wasn’t the first “dark” game about an intense subject matter, but he praised it as the experience that showed everyone in the industry that broad audiences want to be challenged emotionally.
God Of War was a remarkable title that achieved the seemingly impossible in making Kratos so much more than a simple Neanderthal who constantly barked about revenge. With a heavy emphasis on story and character relationships, it succeeded in being a complex and emotional adventure worthy of all the accolades it has collected.