@ntm: I think my real issue is that I thought that game was going to tackle some really interesting topics and it just fizzled out on it. I thought they were going to talk about the whole trauma of being a survivor thing but I didn't get that vibe at all. At no point do you ever have any real reason to question Joel or what he does. I can honestly say if The Last of Us came out in theaters, I would not go see it. It would be another bland zombie movie amongst a trend.
did you even play the game? One of the biggest themes in the last of us is survivors guilt.
Yeah, it's certainly deeper than your average zombie movie, even though there's some aspects (as I've said) that are unoriginal. I kind of feel weird even calling it a zombie-like story since they're not really zombies, and the story is less about the cordyceps, and more about the human side of it. I mean, it is about the survival and how humans try to live their lives in a world where something has gone horribly wrong. It even goes as far to say that perhaps the world is better off without us, at least that's how I saw it.