The Last of Us Part 1 Remake has been out for a while now. While there are noticeable improvements to the graphics, animations, and accessibility, many of the other elements aren’t as apparent. The accessibility alone is enough for the remake to exist as it extends the game’s availability to entirely new audiences. However, all the new additions and improvements to the animations, enemy AI, and more make this the definitive version for hardcore fans and those finally playing it for the first time.
Although this is the game’s definitive version, I don’t know if it’s something I could recommend to someone who isn’t the most hardcore of fans or a newcomer to the series. It still holds up pretty well, and it’s relatively easy for anyone to play the PS4 remastered version, unlike Demon Souls, which was in dire need of a remake before it got the Bluepoint remake treatment. My question to everyone is — now that you’ve played it, do you consider it essential?
How do you feel about the Last of Us Part 1 Remake? Who do you feel this remake is best suited for? Do you think it’s too soon to see it get the Remake treatment? What do you think is the proper amount of time before a game should be eligible for the Remake treatment? Is that timeframe any different for a game getting the remaster treatment? Let us know in the comments.
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