I'm genuinely not trolling. I thought I'd ask a forum where the members actually have brain cells.
I'm not judging or being sarcastic, I'm really curious. Perhaps I'm desensitised, but I could never find characters and events in an animated project too violent. There's things like The Raid 2, and The Night Comes For Us, (not to mention B movies that are made purely to shock), which are perhaps two of the most violent movies I've seen, and those involved real people. TLOU2 is nothing compared to those. Now before I finish - I'm not saying it's wrong to feel that it's too violent or be affected by it, this is a genuine open ended question.
I've thoroughly enjoyed stealthing my way around tall grass and shanking people in the neck, and occasionally blowing their limbs off.
As for what they did to Joel... I feel like it was just. People pout and mope and throw their toys out of the pram. In real life you don't get to choose when someone you love or are attached to dies. Sometimes it happens at the worst, most unexpected time. Sometimes you ask yourself why and you grieve, but ultimately you have to carry on. You don't just sit with your arms crossed and say "no". I have no control over when people in my life die, just like you don't have control over when Joel does. Sure it was a shock and came at a terrible point, but as is life. You get up and avenge his death by going on a killing spree.
I do NOT, however, like that you have to play as Abby. My father isn't around anymore, but he wasn't murdered. Had he have been I certainly wouldn't like to get to know his killer. Now that was an odd narrative choice that I don't think added anything at all.