The director and writer of The Last of Us Part II, Neil Druckmann, offered his thoughts, saying "We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week". Even folks who dodged trailers and went on blackout leading up to the release of The Last of Us Part II will be familiar with the early marketing push for the game. Read at your own risk.
Already, message boards and forums are ablaze with fans speculating about what a potential Last of Us Part III might look like. Now, seven years later, Naughty Dog has finally released a sequel to the hit video game. Sadly, Ellie shouldn't be the one character we get to play as on this sport. "It is especially tougher when I find it happening to staff members or throw those that perform a specific role in the match", he added, allegedly commenting about the hatred that celebrity Laura Bailey has received for the portrayal of fresh personality, Abby.
The Last of Us Part II picks up roughly four years after the events of the first game.
I would hope she was heading towards Jackson, to throw herself at Dina's feet and beg her forgiveness, but whether that would be forthcoming is another matter entirely. Although her age is never specifically given, we do gather that she's not much older than Ellie.
It's hard to imagine Ellie living in Jackson at this point, anyway.
Not only that, but the difference between her as a teenager and a young woman is as stark as night and day. "'I might not do this but I understand why Joel would". And for the first 13 or so hours, the game is damn near ideal in this regard, giving us a dark and twisted revenge story that sees one of the decade's most beloved video game characters go down one of the darkest paths possible. You love to see it. So here is what we're going to do: I'm going to tell you right off the bat that Naughty Dog's latest game is a solid 7/10. The entire thing goes on for much too lengthy and the shift occurs on the worst potential time possible.
If there is to be a Part III, then I think I would like for it to follow Abby. Here's what we know.
With Lev by her side, the stage is set for another journey, although what awaits them is anyone's guess. We do know that Naughty Dog originally meant to bring some kind of multiplayer to the survival game's universe after the initial release - not wanting to stretch themselves too thin during development.
That angle would at least be more nuanced than Ellie and Tommy simply going after Abby in the name of vengeance, as Ellie, at this point, should know better.
While Naughty Dog does its best to eliminate load screens, the new console's capabilities will take out a lot of the work they have to do. They have created some of the most dynamic characters in the medium, and some of its most memorable moments.