Naughty Dog: The Last of Us Will “Change the F–king Industry”
What does that mean?
We try so hard at Naughty Dog to push things. And then games come out that are fun and exciting and get visceral things right, but to read in reviews that they have an amazing story is disheartening to us because we work so hard at it.
As critics we need to raise the bar, otherwise no one’s going to change. We’re going to keep pushing ourselves, and kill ourselves to make this story happen — but hope that by doing it, the rest of the industry is going to take notice and try to do the same thing.
Game director Bruce Straley added this tidbit:
It’s going to be a completely amazing experience that no player has experienced for this genre, the characters, the development, everything.
I want to point out that Naughty Dog whiffed big time on Uncharted 3‘s story, but it’s important to note that these two dudes worked on Uncharted 2, which was amazing, but NOT Uncharted 3. So I’m not going to necessarily say that what happened with Uncharted 3 indicates something bad for The Last of Us. Not yet, anyway. We’ll see.