Photo mode brings even more artistry to The Last of Us

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The Last of Us Remastered is out today, and by my earlier account it’s just as brilliant as the PS3 version, and prettier. But apparently it’s the new “Photo Mode” that gamers are really enjoying, as players the world over have been busy framing their shots in the game’s stark yet strangely beautiful environs and uploading them for the world to see.

Even I managed to get in on the act, framing and taking what I think are two very cool pictures:

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Ansel Adams I’m not, but this is still a pretty cool freeze-frame.
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It’s a little macabre, but death scenes make for some very interesting photos.

The internet, of course, took things a whole lot further, using the built-in filters and tools to create far more professional-looking images, capturing much of the haunting beauty that is The Last of Us’s scenery and characters. Nowgamer has put up a feature showing off a selection of the best shots from the game posted to Reddit and the NeoGAF forum, and there are some truly excellent shots. Take these, for example:

This black & white portrait of Ellie is particularly striking.
NO HOPE, indeed.

I won’t post all of them here, you’ll have to head over to Nowgamer to see the rest. There’s a very nice mix of scenery and characters, and someone even managed to take a snap of something that seems entirely unrelated to the game, so powerful are the tools. There is so much artistry poured into the selection that you really shouldn’t miss it.

Well done, TLOU fans. I look forward to seeing what else you guys (and gals) come up with in the coming months.

[Source – Nowgamer]

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.