There have been numerous leaks regarding The Last Of Us Part 1 gameplay, and it is safe to say fans aren’t thrilled with the leaked mechanics.
There are many, MANY lists of hard-to-access gaming fan-favourite titles that have been deemed a ‘must remake’ due to their almost mythical availability. There is one thing every one of these lists have in common, The Last Of Us is not on any of them.
Since Sony announced the huge remake, there have been many reactions regarding it, the main one being confusion. After all, the original title released less than a decade ago and has also received an update forwards with smoother textures for the PS4 which released in 2014.
This confusion grew when Sony revealed the price of the remake to come out at full price for a PS5 game, when a PS4 copy can not only be played on PS5, but can be obtained for far less at retailers. Today, there has been some leakage regarding the ‘remake,’ — something The Last of Us II is very familiar with — and although all leaks without regarding the context are inherently bad, this one seems to have done some damage.
The leaks in question show off combat, and new character textures for those you meet on Joel and Ellie’s journey. If the screenshot above is any indication, it does look like a big improvement. It is also worth mentioning the title will gain The Last of Us II‘s weapon crafting system, as workbenches have been shown off in the leaked footage. The issue remains with the combat and the reaction to the combat. Instead of being overhauled like the weapon crafting, the combat seems very close to the original, and this is where the internet fandom raises all of its grievances.
A user on Twitter named @ClunkSpider posted a video clip of the melee animations from The Last of Us Part 1, and posted the comment “Bruh these are the exact same melee animations as in the original game.” The post is below, so other fans can be the judge, and this post should be taken with a grain of salt considering it hasn’t been completely confirmed to be the remake.
Now, there are noted obvious improvements from the 2014 remaster, but the problem lies on the full retail price, and fan concern over Sony dipping their hand back into The Last of Us cookie jar for another bounty. Many reactions on Twitter are disappointment, with the term ‘cash grab’ being used more than once.
The Last of Us Part 1 is set to rerelease for PS5 on September 2nd, 2022.