A Personal Examination of The Last of Us Part 2 (Spoilers)

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SPOILER WARNING: This video contains spoilers for both The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2.

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The Last of Us remains one of my favourite stories ever told through games. When I received code for its sequel, The Last of Us Part Two, I'll admit I was sceptical given the perfectly ambiguous note its original exited on. After some time away from the thirty hours I spent beating the game, I'm becoming less and less confident the game follows through on its rather basic thematic premise of "vengeance changes people" and "every enemy has a backstory". I definitely didn't hate my time with TLoU2, but in this analysis/critique/review, let's discuss why the game's structural issues had me wondering if we should have just left things at "okay".

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