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‘It’s a love letter to fans of the Playstation game’: The Last of Us Series Sets Internet Ablaze as Fans Eagerly Wait for HBO Debut

'It's a love letter to fans of the Playstation game': The Last of Us Series Sets Internet Ablaze as Fans Eagerly Wait for HBO Debut

Based on the 2013 action-adventure video game, The Last of Us will premiere on HBO Max soon. While the series is expected to follow the same plot as the game, many believe that the creators would probably change some things. The show-makers have also said that they will be focusing on enhancing the original story, instead of stretching the show. While fans were not so thrilled after the network released its first trailer, the audience has grown to like the upcoming show. The series has already received immense love from critics and has already set a new record on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Last of Us
The Last Of Us

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The Last of Us Sets a New Record on Rotten Tomatoes

The Last of Us is yet to release on HBO Max, but the series has received glowing reviews from critics. It has received an average critic score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. With a 98% critic score, it has gained the highest review score for a live-action adaptation of a video game ever.

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HBO’s The Last of Us

Given the reactions and reviews video game adaptations generally receive, the score turns out to be impressive. However, unlike live-action adaptations, animated adaptations of video games have received a positive response.

Even after a 98% critic score, The Last of Us still falls behind Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Arcane: League of Legends, the animated adaptations of video games. Both animated shows have a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us game
Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us game

Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie are also being praised for their performance in the series. So far, it has received positive reviews. Most reviews also point out how viewers don’t need any prior knowledge of the game to watch the series.

And to make this possible, the makers of the show have made some significant changes. The HBO adaptation is reportedly different from the previous live-action adaptation of video games. With The Last of Us receiving the best reviews and critic scores, fans are also excited about the show.

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Fans Looking Forwards to The Last of Us Premiere

There isn’t much time left for The Last of Us premiere and with the positive reviews pouring in for the series, fans are getting more excited about its release. The reviews do not end with praises for the cast and the makers, the video-game adaptation is described as Neil Druckmann’s love letter to the fans of the video game.

While the ratings of the video game adaptation can fluctuate after its release, it already has the highest review score for a live-action adaptation of a video game. Along with the fans of the game, people who do not know much about the game, are looking forwards to the series.

The creator of the series, Neil Druckmann, has said during an interview that he wanted the video game adaptation to stand alongside the “great HBO shows that are out there.” Druckmann said that as a fan of the game himself, he wanted to honor the source material in every way possible.

The Last of Us will premiere on January 15, 2023, on HBO Max.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.