Naughty Dog Wants You to ‘Feel’ ‘The Last of Us’

Naughty Dog’s upcoming Playstation 3 title “The Last of Us” is a step in a grittier direction for the company.

Inspired by the film “No Country for Old Men,” Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer said the game came from the distinct idea that the company wanted to “go to a darker place.”

“There’s really no music in that movie,” Meyer said. “It’s all about the tension. We wondered how we could invoke that in the player. We wanted to create a game where the player feels the same emotions of the characters in the game. We want you to empathize with them.”

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