The Last of Us: Part II

I remember when “The Last of Us” was released, it was hailed by many as one of the best games ever made. Personally, I thought the game was great, but I always found that to be a bit of an overstatement. With the new continuation, it seems the fans are much more divided this time around. If the first game is mildly overrated, I would say that “Part II” is severely underrated. This is still a great game with edge of your seat gameplay. At every turn I felt fear, not necessarily because the lights were off or because the game involves zombies, but because the game has this way to creating anxiety at every turn. The story kept me playing, but there were many situations where I would choose to simply run for my life, because it genuinely felt like the best option. These games are known for being realistic, and while I like it, it is also the most frustrating aspect. Having low amounts of ammunition and having to create your own health kits seem like ways to make the game challenging but also did cause me to be flustered in a few moments. I consider myself decent at video games and found myself able to get through the game on moderate difficulty without too much frustration, so I like that the game included more difficulty options this time around. As far as the story goes, there are definitely some bold choices here that have rubbed people the wrong way, but I would say you really can’t have an opinion on it until you experience this game firsthand. The way the game made me uncomfortable with the brutal violence and how it generated empathy for the most unexpected characters is why the game was effective. I think the game explores some great ideas that can spark fascinating discussions. Overall, I don’t think it is a perfect game but it is still a one of a kind experience that I personally enjoyed. I would recommend everyone pick up this game and form your opinion instead of reading into the divisive nature of the story.

4.5/5 STARS



Author: Yash Bansal Reviews

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