The Last of Us
You came wanting more 'Last of Us.' You left with the VR 'Skyrim' nobody needs.
But Naughty Dog’s sequel has the chance to flip the standard protector/protectee roles, giving Ellie the power to keep her closest friends safe.
Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.
From the sickeningly brutal, to the psychologically petrifying, right down to eye-watering moments of profound sadness.
Not only was it the perfect swansong for the PS3, but Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure is arguably the best game on the PS4.
You don't need to be in the middle of a game to fall in love with this music.