UPDATE: I've finished the game and it's as excellent as I thought it would turn out.
So I have to be totally upfront with you -- I haven't completed "The Last of Us" yet. You can blame E3 for this one. However, I did manage to marathon about 9 hours of it last night just for you! But sadly, the call for sleep finally hit me around 4 or so this morning. So with that said, this isn't a review so much as an extended impression.
Even with the few hours I've played, "The Last of Us" has so far presented one of the best gaming experiences I've had on the PS3. Naughty Dog has strained out every ounce of Sony's 7 year old system and put out a fantastic, narrative driven and genuinely horrifying, and at times emotionally draining game.
Microsoft is shining the spotlight on four titles in August--starting with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"--as the publisher promotes another Summer of Arcade.
...and it's not Ryu Hyabusa. In this E3 premiere of the intro sequence to Team Ninja/Comcept's upcoming "Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z," we finally get to learn what makes a cyborg ninja flip out and want to try to kill a guy who goes sick house on cyborg ninjas for a living.