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 switchblade is Ellie’s signature weapon and it works pretty much like the Shiv. Unlike Joel’s weapon, the switchblade doesn’t get damaged but it’s also slower, taking more time to perform a stealth kill. Ellie can use it to kill enemies from behind, while running and from the front: she’s going to automatically attack an enemy depending on her position.
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