All taht is of course in your opinion which is fine but don't make it seem like that is a widely shared view....And as far as the OP goes it did say by metacritic console-generation which I am thinking meant not on previous platforms.
It's quite an unpopular view, actually.
The Last of Us is one of the very most accomplished games on every front, and widely regarded as so.
I love when people say other people bought on its hype. I have actually had no contact with the game prior playing it, haven't saw it at E3 or whatever, and that game skyrocket as far as beating everything else I had played up until then with the exception of a single game that is for me as important as a close friend and that shapped my being itself.
The Last of Us is way, way above its own, and very deserved, hype, and very accepted as being so.