There are two games that came out this year and each of them have a chance to earn Game of the Year honors. The one game that is still one people’s minds is GTA V with it setting numerous sales records and a vast city that allows for hours of exploration.
The other game that was a huge success early in the summer was the action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us. This game did have one of the biggest video game launches of 2013 with it selling over 1.3 million units in its first week.
The game would eventually lose that distinction with GTA V breaking that mark on the first day alone on the shelves.
These two games have set the benchmark by which other open world and survival horror games will be measured by. The thing is which game will be remembered more a couple of years down the road.
It’s kind of hard to forget what Rockstar was able to accomplish with GTA V and the way the game was focused around three characters.
There’s also the scope of the game and how anything you could ever dream of is possible. There was plenty of anticipation surrounding the game and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
The Last of Us is a little different where the player is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world with zombie-like creatures.
The game features a unique character action driven storyline that focuses on the unlikely pairing of a young girl and a hardened scavenger.
The developer Naughty Dog did a tremendous job in the art style of the game and it’s one of the better exclusive games that’s come to the PS3 in quite sometime.
One of the best parts of the game is the narrative in the way it depicts the human condition, and also dealing with themes loyalty and hope.
The one thing that is true with both of these games is that they tell a story that keeps gamers interested from beginning to end.
I will leave the choice up to you as which game will be remembered more.