The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.
- A Complex and Emotional Story - Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie’s relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge your notions of right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain.
- A Beautiful Yet Dangerous World - Set out on Ellie’s journey, taking her from the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before.
- Tense and Desperate Action-Survival Gameplay - New and evolved gameplay systems deliver upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie’s journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and updates allows you to personalize Ellie’s capabilities to your play style.
- Video Games
- 18 Jun 2020
- PlayStation 4
- Standard Edition
- Naughty Dog
- PS4 Pro Support
- SA Gamer
Duration: 04:05Resolution: 640 x 360Codec: H.264Duration: 05:03Resolution: 640 x 360Codec: H.264
- Announcement Trailer
- Teaser Trailer
- Supply Source
- South Africa
Not everyone will like it
Andre S onReviewed by
The game's director, Neil Druckmann, took a gamble with the story and while I don't think it completely pays off, there is definitely a good story in there - in my opinion just told poorly. Without going into spoilers, the game tries to make you feel empathy for certain characters that most people will just hate off the bat (club?) and it doesn't always succeed.
This is a good idea as the game forces you to see certain events from the perspective of other characters. Especially in the world of The Last of Us, not everything is black and white. I just wish they executed the storytelling a little better.
Looking past the storytelling, though, the gameplay is brilliant with some of the most intense encounters I have ever experienced (make sure you play this on at least the Hard difficulty - but Survivor difficulty is the best in my opinion). Ellie is much more agile than Joel was in the previous game and also more weapons/tools available to allow for a wider range of opportunities to work through an encounter. The craft-able explosive arrows and trap bombs are a personal favourite.
Other than that, the graphics, performance capture and voice acting are top notch, as can be expected with any Naughty Dog game.
I wish I could give this 5 stars but the storytelling did leave me disappointed at times.
Super fun, intense gameplay with the best voice acting and performance capture that tells a good story poorly; but you will definitely get hit in the feels at some points.
Definitely pick this one up if you enjoyed the previous entry.
A divisive Experience.
GamerDad onReviewed by
It was a painful experience that lasted almost 30 hours.
By the time I got to the end of the game I was literally just rushing through it to see how it ended without much love for the repetitive, gruesome, and depressing nature of it..
First the good... The graphics, world building design, and voice acting are all top notch. The gameplay has had some significant improvements from the first entry but still feels like a story driven game rather than one that focuses on slick game-play and gun-play. The story, which comes with almost 15 hours of in game cinematics, leaves a lot to be desired... This is where things start falling apart.
Straight to the point, this sequel does not live up to the adventure, intriguing characters, and memorable story of the fir4st game.
As a matter of fact, everything that happens in the 2nd half of the game seems to actively destroy and poison the memories we had of the first game.
The Last of Us 2 is a masochist’s dream. There’s no shortage of gore, crude sexual acts or bloody massacres as you play through the campaign. It’s a terrible story-line at best.
Had this been a standalone game without any connections to the first part, it more than likely would have failed to sell at all. There are no memorable new characters, and there was no development for the characters that were killed off leaving everything to feel rather stale. It felt like a crude remake of the first story with similar themes played out in bad taste.
The subversion of expectations is the only tool they used in writing the story.. Sadly, it has misfired for Naughty Dog this time around.
In conclusion, The Last Of Us 2 is a lengthy dredge through depression and at times a confusing tale of revenge. With none of the impact of the first game. Only recommended if you liked season 8 of Game of Thrones...
A bold direction that fully pays off.
Chiraag D onReviewed by
The answer, in my opinion, is no the hate was not warranted, and it most definitely lives up and exceeds the hype.
What naughty dog have achieved with this game transcends the medium. This is a bold narrative that will challenge you in your beliefs and dive into the complexity of human emotion. This is triumph from the beginning to the end.
The story worked on every level for me, and I understand this is highly subjective. It is very possible that the story does not work for you, but i implore anyone that is interested in this game to not buy into the hate vitriol and experience it for yourself if you can.
From a gameplay perspective, this is an evolution rather than a revolution. What worked in game 1 has been refined, and what was janky been polished. The stealth aspects have been tweaked and it is a blast to play through encounters, despite the bleakness and violence of this world.
I have a few gripes, with the length of the game being a small issue. I do believe that the last few combat encounters were one too many, and the game could have had a more laser focused narrative at the end. On easier difficulties, enemy AI can be a bit simple, but I think playing on hard and above gives you a real challenge.
Despite these small issues, i have still given this game a perfect score as a i believe full marks in this case is not perfection, but rather it recognises what is to my mind a masterpiece, and a story that will stick with me for years to come, and one that I will discuss and dissect extensively into the foreseeable future.
Emile F onReviewed by
Who else can't wait for 2020?
Dewald W onReviewed by
Michael L onReviewed by
Last of Us 2, can't wait.