Last summer I posted this article talking about this game called The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 and one of its greater mysteries: the infection and why Ellie was immune. In order to understand what was going on I looked at the inspiration for the infection, ophiocordyceps unilateralis, more commonly referenced in the game […]Read more "[ Game Theory ] The Last of Us: Ellie and the Infected Revisited"
Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. Before I played The Last of Us, I’d only heard of this in passing; it’s a fungus that seems to spread among ants through spores in the air. The spores, once taken in by a host ant, slowly start growing inside the ant until its baser functions are overridden, presumably to benefit the fungus somehow, […]Read more "[ Game Theory ] Dissecting The Last of Us’ Infected"
I hate snipers. I can only think of two scenarios in which I love snipers and both of them involve me being the sniper: either we’re both snipers and it’s one-on-one – which I almost always win – or I’m the only sniper and I’m picking people off. When I’m outnumbered by grunts on foot, […]Read more "[ Blog ] Playing The Last of Us, Pt. 1"
I’m going to warn you now: this is not a spoiler-free review. I’m not going to ruin the game for you but I’m not tip-toeing around. That’s all you’re getting. Have you ever watched I Am Legend? You know, that movie with Will Smith about the end of the world at the hands of some kind […]Read more "[ First Impressions ] The Last of Us"