How Can The Last Of Us: Remastered Not Get a Perfect 10?
Let us explain:
According to Metacritic, The Last Of Us currently holds a 95 average review score. It’s difficult to get much higher than that, especially when you’re counting hundreds of reviews.
However, critics find themselves in an interesting position: The Remastered edition of this award-winning masterpiece is coming soon and when it arrives, they’ll have to review it. The question is, how will they approach it? Furthermore, if they gave it a 10 last year, what the heck do they give it now? A 10.5?
Or, if they gave it a 9 or something, how much higher will they score the improved version? Will they place a lot of emphasis on those increased technical elements? How important is the frame rate, really? How much does that Left Behind DLC add to the experience? Thing is, ten critics will answer these questions ten different ways.
This is the problem with reviewing remastered or special editions of existing games. They’re obviously better than when they first launched but then again, shouldn’t the competition be stiffer for the remastered version? For instance, we’re in the new generation now, so should TLoU be held to a higher standard? As such, will the Remastered iteration score no higher than the original?
All difficult questions. What do you say?