Tag: The Last of Us

“A New Apocalypse”: Juxtapositions Within Sunset Overdrive

When you read the words “post-apocalypse”, or “dystopia”, you probably form a mental image of a gritty, war-torn universe, where the only thing sadder than the environment are the people inside of it. Most games in this genre fit that description, including recent titles like The Last of Us. However, there is one game that breaks free of the stereotype and is still considered a post-apocalyptic shooter.

Sunset Overdrive is a first-person shooter that takes place in a dystopian city, where the consumers of a drink called Overcharge (manufactured by the “Big Brother” company, FizzCo) are turned into grotesque mutants called OD.Read the rest

The Last of Us: Understanding the Final Scene

I think I went into a state of depression after I finished The Last of Us. I didn’t eat for two days. This game, the connection it makes with the gamer; it’s an intense power I didn’t realize a game could have over someone. It’s in that reasoning why I decided to study the final scene in The Last of Us. With a narrative as strong as this, it was hard to choose a different subject matter.  I will analyze the meaning behind the last scene in the game by paralleling it to the last scene in the DLC.… Read the rest