Is this the last of The Last of Us? Allegedly so, it’s the final slice of DLC. Fear not though, gentlemen, it’s going out with a bang. A ball-busting bang, at that. The kind produced when you blast someone’s gonads off at point-blank range with the spangly new shotgun you now have.
Yes indeed, the multiplayer experience is the focus of the Reclaimed Territories package. It brings four new maps: Water Tower, Coal Mine, Wharf and Capitol. There are also four new weapons to brandish as you merrily cavort about on them. Said double-barreled shotgun is joined by a couple other deathsticks, named things like ‘Enforcer’ and ‘Specter’ so you know they will kick asses.
Meanwhile, if you enjoy playing with yourself (and it certainly gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, if you’ll excuse the cheap wank joke), you can test your skills with the new Grounded Mode. This is, apparently, a fiendishly difficult new setting for the main campaign. According to developer Naughty Dog, in Grounded Mode, ‘the AI is relentless, smart, and brutal and survival will be near impossible.’
And who could refuse that?