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The Last of Us Part II's best lesson is not one on the human condition, but on unhealthy fandoms and expectations 0

This review contains spoilers for The Last of Us Part II.To discuss The Last of Us Part II today is to wade into one of the most toxic landscapes in games, conceived and operated by some of this hobby's most unreasonable bigoted participants. This is unfortunate, because Naughty Dog's latest is pretty spectacular.The new additions to the cast are seriously greatThe 2013 series debut was heralded as a swan song for the PlayStation 3, one that effectively raised the bar for dramatic storytelling w...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Last of Us Part II is an exhausting experience, mostly for the worse. 1

There were several parts of The Last of Us Part II where I thought that this had to be the end, right? Storylines were resolved, characters were redeemed, revenge had been enacted, and the story appeared to have nothing more to say. However, it just kept going. Another cutscene, another hour of rummaging through an abandoned building, another combat scenario requiring a half dozen resets. Whatever it was, it just kept going. I don’t think I’ve ever played a game of such a high produ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Perfectly Imperfect 0

The Last of Us Part II is an unapologetic emotional roller coaster from start to finish just like the first one was. The constant anxiety of what happens next, of where to go from here, of where the story will take you is an ever-present force that will fluctuate between knocking you flat on your ass and building you back up again. This direction and story telling isn't a breakthrough of the form by any means but this game is telling its story the way it wants to and it doesn't even have the cou...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Last of Us Part 2 - Spoiler Review 0

When "Part 2" is added on to a sequel title as opposed to a sequential number many begin to wonder why it would alter the convention of just slapping a number onto the title and giving it a basic label. The Last of Us Part 2 is the most Part 2 thing ever; three days before Part 2 was released I finished the first game again, which I had not replayed since the game originally came out and had bought the Remaster in an online swap bundle never really intending to play it. Hot off the first game i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A masterpeice 0

This game is a very strong follow uo to one of my favourite games of all time. Only real shame is how loud my ps4 fans were, but the gameplay was smooth on the base PS4. The story flows very well and they do a good job of keeping you hooked. It will also be very interesting to see what Naughty Dog will be able to do on the PS5 as this game looks and sounds incredible....

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Excellent from Beginning to End 0

The Last of Us 2 is a game that many people felt wasn't needed after the first game, myself included, but was pleasantly surprised that they improved over the first game in just about every way I can think of. I'm still shocked at how well done the writing of the characters were, the world building, and overall quality of the game that I'm surprised this was even possible in a game that doesn't fluster on one of those parts.Even with overwhelming odds at times, there is always another option in...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A huge disappointment... 1

This is going to be shorter than I'd like because the biggest issues I have is HOW the story is told not the content itself but how it's written. I can't go into it without spoilers which is a major problem when reviewing this game.Let's start with gameplay. The controls are very fluid and they make combat easy. Sony has also included options to make it even easier. For example you can disable weapon away or change how good the ai is at specific things. Overall that's a great idea especial...

3 out of 9 found this review helpful.

The Last of Us 2 is not the catharsis we need. *Spoilers* 0

United States Circa 2020The Last of Us 2 closes out the PS4/XBoxOne era with a whimper. Naughty Dog is an overrated puppy mill in the 3rd-person action genre. There are glimpses of what the PS5 might do but this game lays bare the tropes and tired gameplay that has existed in gaming ever since the Playstation 1. Games need to evolve.THPS3 on PSXThe PS1 closed out its amazing collection of games with enough diversity that it's impossible to name just one as the definitive PSX game. Though the PS...

2 out of 16 found this review helpful.

An Unneeded Sequel - But a Welcome One 0

In my opinion, TLOU was a perfect game that never needed a sequel, it is without a doubt one of my favourite games ever made. Consequently I was very skeptical of TLOU2, but for the most part was proved wrong. It is a stunningly gorgeous game that touches on some of the darkest parts of the human condition.The Last of Us 2 largely follows the story of Ellie, Joel’s companion from the first game, as she comes to grips with her new life and events that occurred in the first game. There stil...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Missing the mark on story and gameplay 0

I don't write reviews often, but playing this was a chore for the most part. The story-telling was heavy-handed and at times I would say somewhat nonsensical. The more "open" world feel was to the game's detriment, and left me feeling somewhat lost at points and often wondering why it was necessary at all. I'm not going to get into the people who come out of the woodwork because of their twisted opinions, this review has nothing to do with any sort of bias other than how I felt playing it. It w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Last of Us Part II 0

Really a special experience and the result of an incredible vision and attention to detail. The standard to which this game is being held by some gamers is ludicrous. Incredibly dark and difficult to stomach but if you can enjoy that type of story you're in for something special. There has never been a game like this and a universe this well developed.Played unspoiled at launch...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

would give 4.5 if possible 0

(almost) all the complaints about this game are about the story so at the end of the day you have to play it for yourself to see if the criticisms resonate with you. i found the story to be excellent, believable, and moving. once i finished the game, i spent time with friends, the game reminded me how important it is to spent time with loved ones and that the way to deal with loss is not revenge, but moving towards a reality that will bring you joy.there are a few reasons i would give 4.5 instea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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