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The Last of Us Part II review
by Héctor Cárdenas

Naughty Dog have created a bold, exceptional masterpiece that expands on it's world and echoes messages that will have you questioning your own morality, and a duality path of revenge leading to empathy.
«Blew my mind»
Ísak Agnarsson
Questioning your own morality ? You mean the forced mash square to kill or hit someone in cut scenes ? Or killing a dog, or play the insane killer that doesnt care if she kills a baby in stomach of a woman, or the same Joel/Ellie mirrored version of Steroid Ape/Lev that we are supposed to now adore ? Its very bold at least (no sarcasm there) game is really good in many ways but the writing is absolutely terrible and forcing you to play the antagonist over half the game, who has a decent story around her but very bland boring uninteresting friends but she likes dogs and you as bad Ellie killed the dog and good Abby loves animals, like the zebra and plays with dogs, therefore she makes sense to be this evil, its just.. wow. Honestly i appreciate the boldness and i actually like this game, and some aspects of the story but its so messy and all over the place, and it shows while 70% of the staff is gone, they just wanted to release it finally, and subvert expectations

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Spoiler alert: this game wouldn't treat your faves good because they were pieces of shit in the first game.

So here we go again. This game isn't like the first one, it's more like The Walking Dead comic sibling. It's not about surviving zombies, it's about surviving around people — people with their stories and their problems.
Gamers weren't ready because they thought it's going to be “COOL old man saving small girl aka daughter” trope all over again. But Joel turned out not to be cool after killing hundreds of people. He's a usual mortal man like everyone.
From a difficult child who doubted her “father”, Ellie turns to PTSD bitch who doesn't give a shit about everyone (Dina, Tommy, Jessie, JJ). And all these things make sense during the plot.

I wouldn't talk about Abby's storyline because she's a new character. But her gameplay was the way interesting than Ellie's.
Although, let's talk about gameplay. It's not fresh and new but it's slightly updated with good stealth mechanic. Don't know about your experience but my first thought was “wow, Metal Gear Solid vibes”. World design and attention to details on the top-notch level, no comments here.

To be honest, I was pretty down and sad bout the game final. I've enjoyed all the games except for the last hour in Santa Barbara. Ellie is one of my favorite video game characters, and they did her like that? But all these days after finishing the game I thought about it and you know what? It is what it is. It's an ugly story about how nasty people can be. Bullshit like this happens in real life on a daily basis even tho there are no zombies around. So you know, let's treat people with kindness. Maybe we are the main characters of our lives but NPCs have feelings too.

P.S. Acoustic version of Take On Me is on repeat right now 😔
«Blew my mind»
«OST on repeat»
I very much enjoyed the first The Last of Us. So much that I pre-ordered The Last of Us 2, which I rarely do. If you ignore what people on the internet are saying (which is good advise in general) you'll find an engaging and dark story that takes place in a world with a staggering amount of detail.
The one thing I could have done without is the companions. At best the help out on the rare occasion but mostly they just sit around and waste the good cover spots. Once they even pushed me out of cover in front of a very angry looking fella.

Date Completed: 2020-07-03
Playtime: 25h
Enjoyment: 9/10
Recommendation: If you played the first then it's a definite yes.
I really enjoyed the ride, despite its obvious issues!
The Last of Us Part II tells an insubstantial, poorly structured, and badly paced story. Many situations are implausible and the message is confusing and simple. This second part does not adequately continue the story of the original game. I expected a lot from this game but I get almost nothing from it.
«Disappointment of the year»
An amazing and emotional masterpiece.
A mind blowing masterpiece. So overwhelmed and impressed, absolutely love it. 
«Blew my mind»
Great game
«Blew my mind»
This is, without a doubt, the best game I have ever played. What an achievement.  I can understand why some people who played it may not feel the same way, and I respect that, but don’t trust anyone who has only been going off the leaks. Trust the people who have actually played the game.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
If you love The Last of Us 1. Don't play TLoU 2. It ruins the story. 2/10
«Disappointment of the year»
«Reviewers bribed»
I know some people hate this, but I think if the first story meant something to you, this story will mean even more if you get past the antiquated beliefs people are using as weapons against this game. It doesn’t give you what you want, but it gives you what is DESERVED. No one makes it out of this game unchanged, and it often means they have to experience the worst thing possible. It’s raw, brutal, and overwhelming, but also beautiful, intimate, and haunting. Without a sequel, the first game was complete, but this game fundamentally alters the first game, and without this chapter, it now feels like only part of the story. It’s incredible, I truly do not understand how fans of the first game can not appreciate the story being told here.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
The story line is shit. 3/4 of the game is spent played as abby on a pointless quest. The story would have been better if ellie got her revenge and after started on a quest to search for the fireflies again in hopes of righting Joel's wrong, and hopefully finding someone that can use her to make a cure. Instead abby takes over the game just to fuck off in the end. Smh. Wait until this game is at a $20 mark down or just borrow it from some sorry soul that already has it.
«Disappointment of the year»
«Waste of time»