What do you get when you take every science fiction and anime trope imaginable, throw them into a blender, and hit the “frappe” button? 13 Sentinels, apparently; a weird, wonderful game that surprised me with how crazy, yet coherent it was.
When the original game, The Last of Us debuted on the PS3 back in 2013, no one was ready for it. Naughty Dog had initially established itself as a developer of fun cartoony action games like Crash Bandicoot, or Jax & Daxter. Then they moved onto swashbuckling, action games like the Uncharted series. All of these became hits and established Naughty Dog as the go-to studio for fun escapism.
Then The Last of Us came out.
Well, it’s here. The big one.