The Last of Us Will Flip Conventions of Video Game Heroes, Actor Says
Don’t expect the main character of the upcoming Playstation 3 title The Last of Us to have a Commander Shepard-like archetypal hero.
That’s according to actor Troy Baker, who voices protag Joel in The Last of Us and is known for lending his pipes to Booker of BioShock: Infinite and Snow of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Baker told OXM-UK that The Last of Us’ hero is drastically different from the heroes in other Naughty Dogs, such as Nathan Drake.
“He’s not a hero, he’s not a badass,” Baker said. “He’s a guy that learned how to use a gun because he had to, and he’s fighting every day because that’s what you do. Does that mean that [he] steals this, that [he] does this? Maybe. But it’s not that he has a plan, or that he’s a strong archetypal character.
“I really think it’s gonna turn the model of the hero on its ass.”
Okay. I’m intrigued.