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Likely influences for TLoU

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I see a lot of these various sources as being those that may have most influenced Naughty Dog's blockbuster, The Last of Us:

 

 

Joel & Ellie......................The Father, Son (and missing Wife) in Cormac McCarthy's The Road

 

Ish...................................Ish in perhaps the best known and loved Post-Apocalyptic novel, Earth Abides

 

The Infected....................Earth Abides, Left 4 Dead 2, 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, The Walking Dead, etc.

 

Runners..........................Left 4 Dead 2, 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead

 

Bloaters ......................... 'Spitters and Chargers' in Left 4 Dead 2

 

Raiders............................Fallout 3, Doomsday (the movie)

 

The Environment............The World Without Us, Life After People, Logan's Run

 

Ellie as Cure....................Abby Grant in the British TV series Survivors

 

Graphics..........................Uncharted Series (of course)

 

 

Anyone have any others they'd like to add?

 

 

 

 

 

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Pretty nice setup, I can only remember a part of interview where ND was asked if they were inspired by Jurrasic Park in the scene with giraffes and they said yes, so that one too Smiley Very Happy

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jarekmasta wrote:

Pretty nice setup, I can only remember a part of interview where ND was asked if they were inspired by Jurrasic Park in the scene with giraffes and they said yes, so that one too Smiley Very Happy


Have you read the art book? There's concept art of a movie theatre displaying a title called "Giraffic Park" 

 

I thought that was funny.

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Jun 30, 2013
ND also have stated that they wanted it to feel like No country for old men, and you can definitely get the similar feeling for the ending of the game.
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Jun 30, 2013

I actually made a video a few months back on something like this

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE4bjYNsc9Y

 

The movie Stake Land and The Last of Us have simliarties as well. 

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGOODKyle
http://www.twitch.tv/thegoodkyle
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Jun 30, 2013

Environment: The Book of Eli, I Am Legend (among your suggestions)

 

Henry and Sam: Michael and Walt from LOST

 

Plot: The Last of Us ♥ (I can't see exactly similar plots anywhere)

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Jun 30, 2013

I think Warm Bodies had some influenece on it, mostly because they both have cities with enclosed portions of cities that are safe from zombies

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Sch3ffs11 wrote:
ND also have stated that they wanted it to feel like No country for old men, and you can definitely get the similar feeling for the ending of the game.

Yeah I heard that too. But I don't understand what the end has to do with it. I heard that they mentioned it had to do with the uncertainty of what's coming (which is definitely an element in The Last of Us, of course).

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I think that the tv show The Walking dead, the comic The Walking Dead, and Telltale's The Walking Dead video game had some influence on The Last of Us. Especially Telltale's The Walking Dead game because in that story, you feel an emotional connection with a girl (younger than Ellie) who isn't related to the main character.

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Yeah, Definitely that too! The ending, at least in my opinion was similar because it left it kind of unfinished. No country definitely was way more unfinished than that of the last of us, but The game just kinda ends, all the sudden like, leaving tons of questions that could be answered unanswered haha. IDK maybe its just me but I had a very similar feeling when finishing it as I did after watching it. Kinda hard to explain, do you get what Im trying to say tho?
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