Following on from the recent release of The Last of Us Part 1 on PC, the community of the beloved franchise has absolutely slammed the port for its poor performance.
Fans of the game have taken to Reddit, Steam, and Twitter to voice their opinions on the game, and the review bombing has already started. Following on from frame rate stuttering, loading loops, and shader issues, the game is currently reviewed at Mostly Negative on Steam.
The Last of Us franchise began in 2013 with the original, and since then it saw remakes and remasters, alongside sequels and prequel DLC. However, this is the first time that the game has seen a port over to PC, and it joins an extended list of PC ports that have failed miserably.
With a patch on the way eventually, the community has already degraded into memes.
Why is The Last of Us being review bombed by the community?
The game is utterly broken, and the reviews fairly reflect that. With tens of thousands of players of the game not recommending the game, you’re probably also going to want to avoid buying the game.
With issues ranging from psychedelic lights imposing themselves on the terrain, to Joel’s face rendering weirdly to say the least, it’s clearly got some funny issues to contend with.
One particularly funny comment stated that the game has been infected by psilocybin, instead of cordyceps. And then, another ridiculous bug is one that makes all characters appear as though they’re drenched in sweat.
On a more serious note, other community members have stated “this is the worst PC port [they’ve] seen in a long time,” and that they can’t even refund the game as it took two and a half hours to install the shaders.
It’s also not entirely black and white, as some gamers are stating that they could run the game just fine on some rigs. That has, of course, split The Last of Us’ community, with many complaining that “we don’t really need a million ‘Game not working’ posts either.”
However, Naughty Dog have released a statement on the poor performance of the game upon release:
“The Last of Us Part I PC players: we’ve heard your concerns, and our team is actively investigating multiple issues you’ve reported. We will continue to update you, but our team is prioritizing updates and will address issues in upcoming patches.”
We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest updates on The Last of Us Part 1 on PC, and all of the issues surrounding the game. Make sure to check back in with us periodically for the latest updates.