E3 2012: ‘The Last of Us’ Gameplay Footage Does Not Disappoint

Naughty Dog is one of those developers that is just on a serious roll. Since they began making games for the original Playstation, all they have done is create three of the most popular franchises in Sony’s video gaming history. From Crash Bandicoot, to Jak and Daxter, all the way to Uncharted, Naughty Dog has been on the cutting edge of gaming.

What they were able to achieve in the Uncharted series was utilize the power of the Playstation 3 to tell a video game story in an incredibly cinematic way. The end result was an experience that some how feels like watching a movie, reading a novel and playing a video game all at once.

Now Naughty Dog is moving forward with another new IP for the Playstaion with The Last of Us, a post-apocalyptic action adventure game. We have seen a trailer for this game already, and it clearly demands out attention, but to cap off their 2012 E3 Conference Sony showed off seven minutes of game play to wet our whistles.

The footage showcases the visual beauty of this run down world, and the shocking realism of the battles. If Naughty Dog can continue to push the envelope of storytelling in a video game package, The Last of Us looks to be one of the most impressive releases of the year.

Check out the full seven minutes of game play after the jump.

Personally I cannot wait to dive into this world, Sony is riding a high of exclusives that rely more on expanding the nature of video games than blowing stuff up.

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