The Last of Us Part II (PS4)



  • @bam541
    I think Borderlands 3 might be doing something like that with it's Directors Cut and Designers cut for Season 2. I think, they still haven't exactly explained what either are.



  • @dmcmaster just checked them out, it sounds like they're just new content to me, not stuff from the cutting room floor.



  • I feel like the dance scene could’ve served a lot better than some on the monotonous scavenging. I mean, the scavenging doesn’t really do much world building at all and if anything could’ve been trimmed down, I’d take some of that over the town at the beginning.

    Spending more time in the town would’ve made certain events at the beginning feel even more like a gut punch.



  • @dipset Auto pick up is such a godsend in this game.
    Also, finding out you can activate slow motion in this game has made it a 10/10 for me.

    More games need modifiers like this.



  • @dipset
    Personally as I'm going back thru the game I am left with a few thoughts.

    1. Jackson crew had little development (Jesse and Dinah)
    2. Abby's crew has even less development
    3. I don't think anyone ever says the name of Abby's dad


  • @dmcmaster @El-Shmiablo

    I think I wrote my comment out wrong but you got the point (I think). I meant to say I'd take world building in Jackson over some of the boring scavenging.

    I didn't even realize auto pick up was an option until after I finished the game which would've shaved a solid amount of time off the game (for the better).


    1. The Jackson crew / scenes could've used a little Life Is Strange world building. I think of Life Is Strange because the player (and the protagonist) come back to this town after a decade and within one or two scenes, you're filled in on the town and are led understand the things that happened while you were away (i.e. disappearances, bullies, deaths, etc). Jackson could've used that same sort of "while you were away" buildup.

    2. Also, I kinda like that Abby's crew had no development at the beginning because it left this implication that they were there for nefarious reasons. That's why I got this horrible knot in my stomach in the scene they hover over Jackson after sneaking out in the morning.

    3. He's scum fuccem.



  • @dipset said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    Also, I kinda like that Abby's crew had no development at the beginning because it left this implication that they were there for nefarious reasons. That's why I got this horrible knot in my stomach in the scene they hover over Jackson after sneaking out in the morning.

    This happened to me too. Also, I was a little bit dissapointed when I found out the WLF crew's motivation is pure revenge and not something else. I was thinking like ''Hope they didn't kill Joel just for revenge'' until I finally accepted it in the upcoming chapters.



  • @scotty
    I'll have to see if I can find it again but there's this old plot leak that I remember stumbling across a month or two after the game was announced, that in retrospect might have been a earlier version of the plot. I remember shrugging it off but in retrospect it might have been real since it did mention some characters and events that didn't get talked about till the game was almost out.

    Only things I can remember off the top of my head were
    1.Issac was leader of the Seattle branch of the fireflies and had some sort of bounty/warrent for Joel and Ellie's capture.

    1. Abby was mentioned, but her story was slowly turning against Issac as he went insane, don't remember if it said she was playable though.
    2. Ellie, Tommy, Dinah and Jesse head up the rescue efforts of Joel


  • @dmcmaster

    Sounds better tbh. I liked ''bounty'' promise more than ''nameless doctor's revenge''. ¯_(ツ)_/¯



  • TLOU PT 2: Revenge of the Nameless Doctor!



  • Very good video:

    Youtube Video

    Respect the shit out of Dunkey for digging his heels in here. He somehow makes a comical video that explains points that I have far better than I ever could.



  • @capnbobamous He's stating the obvious for anyone who isn't a dickhead, but fair fucks to him for making the video.



  • HEAVY SPOILERS!!!

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    I don't hate her but I don't love her, still I can see her side except the torturing part.

    With that said, playing as her was more enjoyable than Ellie starting from the woods chapter and with all those awesome weapons. Also Abby&Lev was a good similarity like Joel&Ellie. Another thing is "momentum" upgrade, what a satisfying thing to do! Did I mention awesome set-pieces while whole island is on fire!!! And don't start me on that Rat bastard. God! I should finish this game again soon...

    Favourite 3 Abby lines:

    Goddamn it Isaac! He is just a kid!

    I'm not fcking move.

    You are my people.



  • So I been thinking about the game again lately and felt the urge to read/watch random opinions from all over, and I stumbled upon this. The narration is done by Neil, Troy and Ashley, and it's really well edited.

    Youtube Video



  • @bam541

    Do you think this will be a trilogy or we will just see spin-offs if anything comes again from the franchise?



  • @scotty my best guess is there will be an expansion of some kind, since ND's last 2 main games has one.

    I'm thinking that it's gonna feature Abby and Lev as the main characters, and it's gonna be structured like Resident Evil 2, where you'll get to play as each character traversing the same location (maybe the Catalina island?), only meeting each other at certain points, and you will only get the full picture by playing both characters. The reason I think that there will be this 2 playthrough thing is that it's pretty much an evolution/expansion of the main game's structure, and ND's previous expansions also feature some sort of evolution/expansion of the respective main games' ideas (Lost Legacy expanding on the semi open world area idea, for example).

    It's a wild prediction, but I've had this idea for a while now. Either this or some weird spin off.



  • @bam541

    They don't have DLC plans for this one.



  • @scotty Oh really? Didn't know that. Well, my idea still applies for any standalone/spinoff thing that they'll do. Maybe they'll just take a long break for the franchise after Factions release.



  • @bam541 said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    Maybe they'll just take a long break for the franchise after Factions release.

    That's most likely possibility. I hope their rumored next IP which is a sci-fi is Savage Starlight and I hope to God that it is not an FPS like the rumors suggest.

    @bam541 said in The Last of Us Part II (PS4):

    my idea still applies for any standalone/spinoff thing that they'll do.

    I want them to make it a trilogy but I wouldn't be so surprised if they go to this road with spin-off game for Abby&Lev.



  • @scotty I just looked into the rumor you're talking about, and man, it sounds pretty cool to me. I definitely prefer third person though, unless they doing some cool immersive HUD shit.