To be honest, we’re not sure Naughty Dog is doing itself many favours uploading these short, heavily compressed The Last of Us: Part I comparisons to social media. Take this scene, where Joel treks across a dusty abandoned track on horseback. The animations, foliage, and lighting take a clear step forward – but the improvements would be difficult to appreciate without the strict side-by-side.
Now it’s clear that the developer has put a lot of work into this project, and the real differences will be more evident when we have the final product in our hands. But the replies to the video are largely what you’d expect: fans don’t believe this kind of remake warrants a $70 fee. With a month until launch, the developer still has some serious convincing to do, then.