Recently I went through The Last Of Us and replayed the remaster on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility and now it’s time to revisit the journey in its remade incarnation. So let’s look at The Last of Us across generations.
If you haven’t played the game what you get is the best version of the game possible and for those who know the remaster we’ve seen it holds up mostly well. However, AI did needs to be improved and in some areas, you can see the technical limitations. What is praise for Naughty Dog is how well it presents itself. Playing the original and going to the remake a huge set of changes are noticeable looking at The Last of Us across generations.
The Last Of Us Across Generations. How Naughty Dog Improved A Classic
The first aspect that struck me was the visuals. It looks so much more realistic thanks to a complete ground-up remake. Naughty Dog redid all the textures and animations. We also have no pre-rendered cut scenes, so the transitions to gameplay are much smoother. The lighting has been overhauled with more realistic reflections and shadows.
Particle effects have been improved; for example, the explosions seem early on far more realistic. In places, assets have been added or moved. The AI is sharper and we see smarter play. Overall until you play this game, you can it’s hard to appreciate how much work has been put into this fully. I’ll leave you with the comparisons and our review.
So we see where the remake offers increased foliage, and improved textures and lighting.
Fire looks more natural in the remake.
Increased vegetation added
Another example of textures completely overhauled.
Improved lighting and texture upgrades. More comparisons can be seen below.