Category Archives: the last of us

Post Apocalypse XXIII – Amsterdam, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Glasgow – Destroyed Cities, courtesy of ‘The Last of Us’ (2013)

If you go here you can select various cities of the world, and view them through the ravaged filter of a post apocalyptic event.

Take for example, Amsterdam, where I live;

                                 an example of the Canals (after the apocalypse, and then before)

and Vondel Park (before, and then after the apocalypse)

Then we have the destroyed Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol;

the ruins of King’s College, Cambridge;

the derelict ‘Angel of the North’, Gateshead;

and the starkness of the decaying Clyde Arc, with the ruins of Glasgow in the background;

Post Apocalypse XXII – ‘The Last Of Us’ (2013)

Since the developer Naughty Dog announced this title just over 18 months ago, there has been a trickle of teaser trailers (and all of them looked incredible), game play demos and positive noises coming from the gaming press. Over the last week the reviews have begun to come in, and it seems pretty unanimous that this is one of the outstanding games from this console generation. With the title due to be released in 2 days, I can barely contain my excitement, which is why I am posting the launch trailer here. A post-apocalypse current-gen game, with shades of ‘The Road‘, and created by Naughty Dog, who can do no wrong in my eyes after ‘Uncharted 2‘ and its sublime follow-up, this promises to be a bit more than the usual gaming experience. This is a game where you are faced with moral dilemmas for a lot of the decisions you have to make, but woven into that is the notion that the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is less distinct; that when you are faced with survival it is just you against the others.