Episode 35 - The Eldritch Truth About Yellow - The Last of Us

Once we're done with this whole thing, I'm gonna teach you how to podcast. Yeah, I reckon you'd really like that.

Welcome to NOCLIP this week, and this time we're talking about The Last of Us. One of the most popular games to release on the PS3, Naughty Dog's take on the zombie apocalypse got a lot of people talking about the narrative elements of games, including a lot of people who seldom considered games to be a great storytelling medium beforehand. We break down that story, as well as the game it's attached to, in what ends up being a surprisingly divisive discussion on what elements live up to the hype, surpass it and sometimes even fall short. We talk about the evolving perspective on the narrative throughout a playthrough, crafting and dissonance, and what kind of belt buckle or trailer hitch decoration Joel is most representative of.

Thanks again for listening, and join us next time when we talk about Earthbound. There's been enough time since we covered Undertale, right?