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Topic: I like The last of us part II but it’s story doesn’t always work

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Col_McCafferty

@MaulTsir This guy gets it!

Jackson is the only community of people we see where there is something resembling normality and perhaps this is why Joel and Tommy react the way they do early on in the game. In a way it's a reflection of their living in relative peace and comfort, perhaps they become too complacent.

The other groups are living under siege and react accordingly although one thing I did notice on the island: no Infected.

Anyway glad you enjoyed the game and speak eloquently in 'defence' of it. I think it's pretty darned special myself and have found the discourse surrounding it ever so tiresome especially from those on this site that seem to want to try and convince people like us that actually like the game that in fact we're wrong and are deluding ourselves.

Also this ludo bollocks is just some fashionable ***** people bring up to try and make themselves look smart. It holds little if any merit in my view.

Col_McCafferty

MaulTsir

@Col_McCafferty yeah I mean if you want a game where everything goes your way and the main protagonist always wins you really should be going and playing games like Spiderman, I think people are to use to everything working out exactly how they want it.

I really did enjoy it and I avoided most of the spoilers but did see alot of the negativity when it was first released and after playing for about 5 hours I just thought wow really what is peoples problems. I mean everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it seems like people want to be negative these days, its the cooler and smarter thing to do, also people read way to far into things.

But overall I loved the game, thought the story was brilliant, the gameplay was improved from the first (which is another point of negativity i don't get alot of people rant on about how boring and repetitive it was but it was an improved version of the first game they love so much) the graphics and visuals were fantastic especially on the ps5.

I will say this though I'm really happy for them to leave that story there, and if a 3rd game does come along set maybe in a different country or 20 years in to the future or something with totally new characters.

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MaulTsir

R1spam

I have to say, I have less of an issue with that part of the story. I genuinely enjoyed the game and even though I didn't know Mel, or Nora in the first part of the game, their deaths had weight and consequence. Approaching the aquarium as Abby that final time was so tense, even though I knew what I would find. The part of the story I just don't think works is how Ellie, Dina and Tommy survive back to Jackson. Broken arm, headshot with high velocity weapon and pregnant/infection just doesn't work. I actually laughed when Tommy comes in at the farm. I think so much of the game is to such a high standard that when there is a mis-step, it really stands out.

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It must be the way that I look at games but personally I try not to over analyse a plot / story as otherwise you will always manage to pick holes in it. Pretty much every game and film you could say has issues this way so it's best just to enjoy it for what it is and take away what the writer / director was trying to get across in telling the story. For that reason I really enjoyed this game, and it's left a really lasting impression on me just as the first one did. I started to play it through again to get the platinum but have ended up leaving it for the moment so that I can revisit it down the road to see if I still feel the same way.

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