The Last Of Us: Remastered has gone gold, and I've got a question for all the critics out there:
How will you review the game? To what standards will you hold this revamped title?
Technically, The Last Of Us is a last-gen (or current-gen, depending on your definition) production. Just because this is a remastered version doesn't make the game new, so maybe reviewers shouldn't be comparing the game to what we have today. Then again, isn't that what we're supposed to do with all new products? Compare them to currently available products that would be in direct sales competition? That's only logical, right?
At the same time, and despite all the improvements and upgrades, The Last Of Us: Remastered isn't a next-gen game, now is it? It was designed for the PS3 and that's that. Of course, one could argue that even the original TLoU is better than anything we've seen on next-gen consoles to date. And if you believe that, the waters get even murkier. Then you start wondering if Remastered should indeed be held to next-gen standards, and maybe it could also be considered for Game of the Year in 2014.
I guess it all depends on how you view this Remastered effort.
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us: Remastered