The Last of Us Part 1: A Disappointment on PC
The long-anticipated release of The Last of Us Part 1 on PC (Steam) has been met with growing criticism and concern from gamers. Upon its release, almost 1,800 reviews on Steam have painted a rather bleak picture, with “Mostly Negative” reviews and comments flooding in about the game’s broken state.
Users with high graphics and processors reported constant crashes, and to make matters worse, it has been noted that it takes up to an hour to compile the shaders. This has resulted in many gamers not even being able to run the game.
A Rushed Release
Despite being highly anticipated, The Last of Us Part 1 was released in a state that has to lead many to believe that it was rushed. Many have attributed this to the game’s desire to benefit from the popularity of the recently aired HBO series.
For more suspicions, this version was originally dated for early March, but was abruptly delayed by a few weeks to its current release date of March 28th, which coincided with the end of the HBO series.
Gamers Exasperated with The Last of Us Part 1 on PC
On social media, gamers have expressed their displeasure with the PC version of The Last of Us Part 1. Users have complained of numerous performance issues and crashes, citing the game’s unoptimized state as the primary culprit.
Some users have stated that it takes up to an hour just to start the game due to the time-consuming process of compiling the shaders. Others have complained that despite having high-end graphics and processors, the game still crashes frequently, with inconsistent frame rates and texture failures.
While it’s true that reviews can be unreliable and prone to “review bombing,” the overwhelmingly negative feedback regarding the PC version of The Last of Us Part 1 warrants attention. With communication being sparse and a game release that was possibly rushed, it’s disappointing to see a title that has been so eagerly anticipated fall short of expectations. Here’s hoping that the developers take the criticism to heart and make the necessary improvements to provide a better experience for gamers.