The Last of Us Part 2 is undoubtedly Naughty Dog’s biggest project yet. People have been waiting for the game ever since its announcement. Unfortunately, the game opened to mixed reviews and now, many from the fan base have expressed their displeasure with the game’s storyline.
Let us warn you about the potential Spoiler Alert first. Do not read further if you plan on playing the game after this.
The story of the game is set five years after the original title ‘The Last of Us‘. Players control Ellie and will go about exploring and completing objectives in the post-apocalyptic United States. The action-adventure title is more of a survival thriller with an array of weapons and stealth moments to defend yourself against the mutated enemies.
Several players disliked the story due to a couple of incidents. Players are very fond of the two main characters of the game; Joel and Ellie. In the very first half of the game, Joel is brutally killed by Abby. The loss of a fan-favorite character has certainly enraged the fans. Abby is the daughter of the Firefly surgeon whom Joel had killed trying to rescue Ellie. Players complained about the narrative and how the story unfolded.
Some were unhappy about a particular change in the game. The game’s trailer showed Ellie being grabbed from behind by a character who was revealed to be Joel. However, in the game, that character turned out to be Ellie’s friend Jesse. This wasn’t taken well by fans and they are blaming Naughty Dog for false news. As if Joel’s death wasn’t disappointing enough, Abby, the new protagonist, kills off Jessie as well.
The fans also blamed Naughty Dog for making Joel careless in the game. The character in the first part was portrayed as someone who is cautious and vigilant. The sequel seems to have forgotten that part.
Several others have also criticized Abby. She is playable in the game and fans of Joel were not happy about that. Others questioned the ending of the game. To clarify, Abby causes Ellie a lot of pain but in the end, she spares her life. Fans considered the ending to be illogical and unjustified.
The Last of Us Part 2 is being applauded for its gameplay and visuals. Visually, it is one of the best looking games to have ever been made. Fans did come in support stating there is no flaw in the storyline; showing their love for the story.
The opinions regarding the game are divided as of now. Naughty Dog made an impressive game that has its share of pros and cons. We leave that to you. After all, playing the game is the only way to form an opinion of your own.
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