Nessa’s review of ‘The Last of Us’!

I have finally finished The Last of Us! It took a couple sleepless nights and many squeals of terror, but I did it. I only played on normal and I did not aim to 100% it. Regardless, I want everyone to know just how good the game is. So!  Brace yourselves for the noobish review I am about to lay on you.

For those unfamiliar with the game, The Last of Us is a PlayStation 3 game by Naughty Dog. It follows the story and adventure of a man named Joel and a girl named Ellie as they make a dangerous trek across a post-pandemic US.
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The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. -Joseph Campbell

You know what? Sometimes people just don’t make any sense to me. Like last night, there was some concert or something going on in the park across the street from my apartment complex, there was some pretty fun sounding music being played and I wanted to know what was going on. So, I got dressed, put down my pen, and went over to my friend’s apartment, where I knew most people were, and asked if anyone was interested in seeing what was going on and maybe enjoying some of the music. No one was interested, they just wanted to stay in and play games, and don’t get me wrong, I would normally have been there with them, maybe I was just feeling adventurous. But, going down, I met some people, had a few conversations, dancing a bit and overall had a lot of fun! Looking back today, I’m sad they decided on playing video games because they missed out on one hell of a free concert.

I can understand where they were coming from, but, it was just across the road, if they weren’t having fun they could just leave, only losing a few minutes of game time. I wonder why people do this, because I know even I have a tendency to do things like this, we keep with what we know is fun, or at least was fun, and we don’t explore new things. I think my new mantra is going to be similar to the movie “Yes man”. Yes, I will try that new kind of food I normally dislike. Yes, I will jump out of a plane with you! Yes, I think I would like to ask this pretty girl out to coffee. Yes, I will go to that free yoga class. Regardless, I had fun with the music, the people, everything. I wish my town-city had more things like this, or I at least knew about them before they were half over.

Speaking of half-over, I finally finished writing the first chapter of our novel. Once I transpose it from paper to the computer I will be posting an excerpt, I hope you’ll read it and let us know what you think! I’m always looking for constructive criticism on my work.

We have never posted what started this whole thing did we? Well, let me tell you a little story! Continue reading