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Is the Last of Us Remastered Edition worth the double-dip?

Let me get this out of the way – as a card-carrying member of the PC master race, I know the greatness that is going back to the well to play some older games on new hardware. Last-gen’s Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry, GTA IV (maybe the best example) play so well on a PC with decent guts that I’ve secretly wished they would re-release all of these titles on the PS4 and Xbox One. Let’s face it – if we can get what is essentially the Criterion Collection of a classic, but relatively new game on hardware that will show it off properly, then let’s do it. I would love to see Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, Red Dead Redemption, Metal Gear 4, the Uncharted series all released again. Bring it on. 

So yeah, I really like the Last of Us: Remastered Edition. I bought the game brand-new, full price the day it came out on PS3, and I did the same again when this version dropped on Tuesday. Is it worth it, dropping $110 between the two versions of the game? 

The game was perfect before, and somehow, it got even more perfect. Even if you’ve played LoU before, the game comes with DLC content for the multiplayer suite and also the brilliant single player prequel, Left Behind. With roughly $30 of DLC packaged with one of the best games ever spit polished to a 60 fps shine, it’s a steal. Besides, you have to think you’ll get 15-20 hours out of the single player (I’m actually enjoying my second playthrough even more than my first), then you can go enjoy what I think is a vastly superior multiplayer when playing at 60 fps. The controls react far better at this framerate and on the PS4, and while this wasn’t a huge issue on PS3, it feels just oh so good on the new Playstation. I love it. I love it. I love it. The way I look at it, you’re going to play so much you should at least be down to roughly $2 an hour. 

I believe in breaking gaming habits down to dollar per hour. It’s easier to justify to loved ones that way…

I could write more, but I want to go play.

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