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You play as a random dude during the infection outbreak. Then insues (is that how you spell it?) a tutorial as you learn the basic things (movemement, cover, perhaps melee) trying to survive. You then have a swarm of infected running after you and you gotta find a gun, but its hopeless. There are too many, and you get overwhelmed, and... DIE. You then fast-forward to I-dont-know-how-much-further and you are now in the shoes of Joel. So the story begins.
Personally I think this could be a cool start to the game as it would serve as a good way of showing how much the world has gone to s*** and it'll simply be pretty exciting and tense.
Joel," My parents told me "Son,you're special,you were born to do great things."
Joel,"You know what? They were right."
-You hear gun fires in the background and sounds of runners and people screams in the background,and than The Last of Us appears on the screen with a black background with fancy effects happening to the text.-
Also kudos if you get my reference.