Evidently, the first thing you will notice is the graphical upgrade. Naughty Dog says they’ve built the game from the ground up for the PS5. So this is not the Remaster like we saw on the PS4 but a Remake. What that means is that there’s a bit more happening in the development process other than just slapping shiny new visuals.
If you’re fortunate enough to be introduced to the series for the first time, I recommend going with this Remake because then The Last of Us Part II will be a seamless extension in terms of visuals and gameplay quality. That’s the highest praise I can give The Last of Us Part I Remake. Which is that it’s the best possible quality of the remake and it’s done extremely well.
The animations and facial details that were lost in the original game due to hardware limitations are now being used properly with the Remake. Naughty Dog says that they revisited the original motion capture footage and finally had the chance to include many details like more accurate face movement, eye depth along with natural body movement. Characters won’t turn and twist like Minecraft characters. Enemies, too, have realistic ragdoll physics. You can notice is clearly when you start shooting enemies with different weapons and how they tumble and fall around the environment. It’s natural to the letter, and that quality is what not many remakes can match. Although we expected nothing less from a Sony PlayStation studio.