The Last of Us Part II

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Date Reviewed:
Oct 19, 2020
Hours Played: 30
Beat the Game: Yes
Platform: PS4
Fan of the Genre: Yes
Fan of the Dev: Yes
Fan of the Series: Yes
Naughty Dog had the audacity to model their game logo (and title of the sequel) after one of the best movie sequels of all time, The Godfather Part II. There is no direct comparison, of course, but both sequels were following up on a landmark work of their respective medium. There were a thousand possible traps for Druckmann and Co., story and design decisions which might
Date Reviewed:
Oct 12, 2020
Beat the Game: Yes
Platform: PS4
Fan of the Genre: Yes
Fan of the Dev: Yes
Fan of the Series: Yes
J_C
Essential
A sequel disinterested in ‘more of the same’ The Last of Us Part II transcends the question of “what happens next?” by carefully unpacking the events of its predecessor, and using them as a platform to convey the effects that loss and trauma have on the human spirit.
Date Reviewed:
Sep 25, 2020
Hours Played: 70
Beat the Game: Yes
Platform: PS4
Fan of the Genre: Yes
Fan of the Dev: Yes
Fan of the Series: Yes
SofaJockey
88 / 100
Playing this game does not present an easy ride, both from a story point of view or from the perspective that it's a blood-filled and brutal game. The game mechanics and gameplay are tight and responsive and whilst the game is very linear, moving from area to area, that movement doesn't feel like one long corridor. The characters are fascinating and particularly the player
Date Reviewed:
Sep 23, 2020
Hours Played: 60
Beat the Game: Yes
Platform: PS4
Fan of the Genre: Yes
Fan of the Dev: Yes
Fan of the Series: Yes
Social Play: Played mostly solo
I ended up really enjoying my time with the Last of Us: Part 2 despite some shortcomings. The weakest element of the game is definitely its length—it’s a few hours too long, and some chapters of the story, especially during the second half, really drag on. It takes too much time getting to the ending, and even though I was relatively satisfied with how it concludes, some sections
Date Reviewed:
Sep 22, 2020
Hours Played: 45
Beat the Game: Yes
Platform: PS4
Fan of the Genre: Yes
Fan of the Dev: Yes
Fan of the Series: Yes
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