It’s the sequel to one of the best selling games of all time. The Last of Us 2. This time, Naughty Dog ain’t holding back. It’s guns blazing in a more violent, un-moralled post-apocalyptic city of Seattle.
Before we go on ahead and have a SPOILER-FREE look at The Last of Us 2, let’s take a walk down memory lane, and revisit the prequel which started it all, The Last of Us (Well, same title, just without any numerical identification).
Where we left off…
The prequel itself was quite a game on it’s own. It introduced us, the players, to the world of Last of Us, and presented us with the events which take place in the game (and in Last of Us 2). In short, the series features Zombies, “those infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus.” to be precise. It left us on the edge of our seats, especially when Joel shot Marlene, took Ellie, ran away from Boston and swore to Ellie that everything about the Fireflies were “true”.
Where we are now:
We’ll try to do this without spoiling the game. So where does that leave us? How does The Last of Us 2 continue the story? This sequel brings out that same familiar vibe, albeit in a more revengeful manner. In a nutshell, Ellie’s on a crusade to hunt down those responsible for seemingly unforgivable crimes.
No longer is it Boston, or Jackson County, where the prequel concluded on the outskirts of Tommy’s settlement. The game takes place deep into the urban overgrowth of Seattle, a city that went through a totally different experience in comparison to Boston. Take control of Ellie, and survive in a new world that has no morality, or laws.
To conclude, let us just start with how amazing the reception has been so far. We’re talking high rating scores across the board:
So what makes this game such a hit? If you look at it from a general perspective, it’s a very in depth story that hits you, the player, hard. It’s a profound and harrowing sequel that makes you want to play through the prequel again. It’s uncomfortable, and exahusting, but that’s what makes it great. It differs entirely from another big release that’s coming up next month, but it’s an entity on its own, which can, and WILL make you shed a tear.
The Last of Us 2 is almost here, but before that, do grab a PlayStation Network (PSN) Card from SEAGM, and play along on PlayStation’s Online World!