Reggie Fils-Aimé

The Last of Us: Part II is out and causing chaos among its fans -- but did you know its fanbase includes the Regginator? That's right -- Reggie Fils-Aimé, who retired from his tenure as president of Nintendo of America last year, has played Naughty Dog's latest, and it sounds like he rather enjoyed it. In the latest of a podcast series hosted by the industry legend and writer Harold Goldberg, Reggie interviews Neil Druckmann, director on the divisive project.

You can listen to it above -- Druckmann's interview takes place within the first half of the podcast. There are one or two spoilers, but the discussion is mostly about Naughty Dog's creative process, inspirations, and how it's been dealing with the game's reception. Druckmann even admits he's a big Nintendo fan and loves Super Mario. It's a great chat, and while Reggie remains mostly impartial, it's clear he has a lot of respect for the studio's work.

If you've got a spare half hour -- or whole hour if you want to take in the whole podcast -- it's well worth a listen.

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