The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

  • @sentinel-beach Oh damn, congrats! I envy people who can stomach another play through of this horrifying video game.

  • @bam541
    It's not that horrifying, if anything I think MGS3 left me more of a wreck.

    Although It took 3 weeksends for me to complete TLOU2, while I think I marathoned MGS3 in like 14ish hours.

  • @dmcmaster I haven't played MGS3 so I don't know what that's like, but man, I started the NG+ of this game a few days ago, and seeing Joel cleaning that guitar made me way too sad already. I immediately turned off the game. I feel like me marathoning the game in a span of 3 days amplified my feelings of the game.

  • @bam541
    I'm honestly thinking of replaying TLOU1 before doing NG+ on 2.....I get the feeling that might be a bad idea

  • From kind of a clickbaity source, but there is one little detail present in the ending I missed, and maybe you guys did too

    Ellie made up with Dinah off screen before heading to the farm.

  • That’s pretty interesting but is it bad that I have no recollection of this bracelet whatsoever?

  • @dipset Yes, I think it's bad :p

    That's a super neat observation though.

  • Banned

    @dipset Yes. Very bad. Horrible even. You're basically Kratos from God of War 3 now.

  • @dipset
    If I recall Ellie gets it at the start of Day 2 I think.

  • I know I'm pretty late to the party here but finished the game about a week ago and I personally loved it. I know reactions have been diverse to say the least but most of this game just totally clicked for me.


    Personally though my favorite part was the boss fight with Ellie. I'm sure it's be discussed here and I should comb though the messages to find those talking points but this was my favorite boss fight ever. Does anyone recall any other games where you fight the protagonist? I'd agree the mechanics are a little odd as some stuff like grabbing is disabled but mostly I love this cuz of the internal conflict it created within me. I died multiple times during the boss fight but my reaction was mixed, on one hand I got a little frustrated when I failed, but at the same time I didn't mind getting to see Ellie get her revenge. It was just so surreal to go into listen mode and see Ellie's silhouette, armed to the teeth with all the weapons I helped her collect and upgrade. I also like how she uses most of her arsenal, I saw her throw Molotov and set up bombs. A couple times when I tried throwing a bottle at her she'd dodge it. Also after the fight the cut scene where Abby is just wrecking Ellie and Dina was maybe the first time the violence really got to me. At this point I'd smash a ton of dudes and ladies heads in against a wall or something but seeing it happen to Dina made my stomach turn. I know this stuff didn't land as well with others but this boss fight just messed with me in a way no other game had done. Hats off.

  • @TheMarcV It's amazing how people can have two different takes on the same thing. Love and respect to you and your interpretation, but


    Spoilerthe Ellie boss fight was the one thing I hated about the game. I thought it was incredibly immersion breaking to be controlling Abby, whom I didnt want to succeed, and I just wanted to turn the gun on myself lol. Then when Ellie got the best of me on my first try, the game just gives you a game over screen and reloads because Ellie's victory here is clearly not the canon intention of the developers. So my options were to either a) beat the hell out of Ellie which was completely against my inclination or b) be funneled without agency into a fight that could only end one way. I absolutely loved the game and the story but this boss fight reminded me that I was playing a game with an agenda I had no part in.

  • @ozymandsss spoiler tags, doc.

  • @ozymandsss
    While it probably would of added another few months to a year of development I would of loved if

    The Ellie fight had different outcomes for both Ellie and Abby.

  • @ozymandsss I knew I should have muted this thread lol.

  • @capnbobamous
    Quick bleach your eyes

  • @ozymandsss It is interesting how different people have different ways to experience the same thing.

    Lack of agency it's something that pisses me off about Naughty Dog storytelling BUT... Some moments in this game I really enjoyed being forced to do something I really didn't want to, it fits perfectly with the irrational nature of revenge and offers a quite unique perspective on the theme.

  • @ozymandsss Love and Respect to you as well. I think you have total valid reasons for not liking it but I think a big reason I was able to enjoy that section of the game and the game over all was I was just there for the ride. I know ND style, they are going to tell you their story, you as the player just get to experience it, not change or mold it.


    Spoiler I so appreciate being put in this position that I'd never been before in gaming. I'd never been in a boss fight that I was okay with losing, it honestly just messed with me in such an interesting way, for me personally this boss fight 100% validated playing as Abby for so long.

  • Ok, I'm sorry all. I have to admit, I don't know how to spoiler tag! Can someone please advise and I'll edit my post! Sorry!

  • @ozymandsss Sure thing:

    When you click to create a new post or reply, click on the last icon to the right. You'll see >! Spoiler

    Then replace the text spoiler with whatever you want to say.

    Like this.

  • @Brannox Got it! Thanks and sorry again!