guip1408's The Last of Us: Left Behind (PlayStation Network (PS3)) review

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Left Behind Didn't Leave Any Quality Behind

The additional content to The Last of Us is to fill in on a part of Ellie’s story that wasn’t shown in the main game. She is, still, the star of the show with a performance as incredible as during the full story. At first, I was a bit off on Riley, I thought they were trying too hard to make her be the way she was written. But in the second half of the game, I started to enjoy her more when her interactions with Ellie started to have more meaning.

That’s one thing that I really respect when a piece of media does it right, they start something that your first reaction is “oh, not sure if that’s a good idea” and they execute so well that prove you wrong. I felt that way a couple of times during this playthrough – which is short, about 2 hours and a change – to then see they present me with a flawless execution of dialogue and interaction that wrapped up well.

The game mechanics are the exact same, but it’s more of a story focused DLC, not that much action. It’s basically 2 extra hours of the same game, with the same quality, you should play it if you didn’t and you’ve already beaten the game. It evens covers some part of her journey with Joel.

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