Now that we have taken care of the basics of the game, which should definitely help you in your journey, it’s time to delve deeper into the game’s mechanics. There are so many interesting gameplay elements that make The Last Of Us more than a simple survival horror game, almost unrivaled in its depth.
As we already stated in the Survival guides, fighting in The Last Of Us must always be considered at a last resource when all other options have failed. This is because there isn’t much ammo around the game for your firearms, meaning that every single bullet must be saved for those situations where fire arms are truly the only way to go. In The Last Of Us stealth is always the way: using Listen Mode you can avoid pretty much all humans and infected hostiles without alerting them and starting a fight.
The fact that fighting enemies is not the focus of the game is also underlined by the fact that most of the weapons in the game are optional: you may be able to get to the end of your journey without having to find any of them. The Bow will probably be one of your most used weapons, not only because it’s perfect for stealth takedowns but also because you can recover arrows after shooting them, something that you obviously cannot do with regular bullets.
Another good reason to not get into fire fights is to avoid alerting enemies: if you go trigger happy against an Infected in an area, you’ll end up alerting all of them and if they surround you it’s an almost certain game over.
Despite all this, weapons are still useful in some tight situations, especially if you have been already discovered and running is no longer an option: you’ll be grateful during these moments that you have been saving bullets.
In The Last Of Us Weapons Guide we will be covering all the weapons available in the game, starting with your basic equipment and analyzing all the available optional weapons of the game. If you’re tired of running then it’s time to understand what you really can do with these weapons.
The machete is one of the blades available in the game: it’s a long knife used in close quarters combat. The machete has a longer reach than a knife and more durable than a regular sword. It’s also really powerful since most enemies, with the exception of Bloaters, will die in a single hit. The machete can also be upgraded to increase its durability.
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