Ars is reviewing HBO’s The Final of Us collection

Is it dark in here or is it just HBO's <em>The Last of Us</em> adaptation?

Enlarge / Is it darkish in right here or is it simply HBO’s The Final of Us adaptation?

HBO’s TV adaptation of The Final of Us premieres on Sunday, January 15, after years of failed makes an attempt to show the 2013 recreation right into a film (although the actually disastrous film model of Naughty Canine’s Uncharted makes us type of glad for that failure). As Ars’ resident The Final of Us skilled, Senior Gaming Editor Kyle Orland has recruited franchise neophyte (and TV recap skilled) Andrew Cunningham to assist speak via the great, dangerous, and disgusting of the collection’ weekly episode releases.

Whereas online game diversifications into linear media have a little bit of a hit-and-miss historical past at this level, the status TV therapy of this post-apocalyptic thriller is getting loads of early buzz. That is in all probability thanks in no small half to the involvement of the sport’s artistic director Neil Druckmann, who serves as government producer and director for the TV collection.

This adaptation can even profit from the tight narrative already established in The Final of Us video games. By rigorously crafted minimize scenes and off-handed conversational moments throughout gameplay, these video games really feel a bit like tightly paced status TV reveals anyway—only one that occurs to be often interrupted by interactive gun fights.

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