In general, I've got no real problems with "Psychics". When they help someone grieve or give solace to someone who has lost someone, I'm all about letting well enough alone. It's the dirty fuckers that use grief for financial gain that I have a problem with. Those that use someone clearly desperate to hold on to loving memories to further line their pockets. stringing these poor people along week after week with promises of secrets and messages from beyond the grave.
I also hate the TV "psychics" that talk to ghosts for us, on shows like Most Haunted, but we've discussed that already.
Okay. The Last of Us. If you haven't got a PS3 and haven't had the pleasure you really will miss out. It is an amazing game. As you know I'm big on deep rich stories and this one makes no apologies for telling theirs, it's not a final fantasy laden, seven hour cut scene-a-thon, but nor is it a run and gun action bonanza. It's paced, perfectly. It's dark, it's touching. There is no comparison, absolutely none. I racked my brain, even now, whilst typing I'm trying to come up with a game that comes close, to telling such a rich story.
The gameplay is tense, it strings you along the blade of a knife,. You creep in the shadows, even when you seem safe, afraid of what's around the corner. As, just like before, serenity can be lost at moment's notice.
The voice acting doesn't get any better in gaming. I've enjoyed great set pieces in games, I've laughed at fantastic one liners, cut scenes, and endings, but this game is wall to wall nailed on. small sound bites, echo through the hall as you find yourself separated from another character, a sound bite you'll never hear again. You find yourself running to catch up, hoping to hear what's being said, just so you can understand these characters a little bit more.
I can't recommend this game enough, it's amazing. I will grant the doubters one morsel. I am, but 5 days in to the game. Perhaps my excitement will diminish in time, after 1, 2 play-throughs. If so, I will pass on that information to you, but right now. This is the best story, I have ever seen told, in a video game.