Jun 19 2020

The Last Of Us Part 2: A game I will never play

Published by at 3:03 pm under Games,Uncategorized

 

I’m a huge fan of the zombie genre, but The Last Of Us: Remastered is a game I’ve only played once. Why? Because it never felt right to me. The tone was too bleak, I never wanted to hunt animals, and truth be told, the game world was depressing and had nothing to offer that attracted me to spend more time in it than necessary. The Last Of Us: Remastered was a huge mood killer for me.

So, yes, I was already was very skeptical about the sequel when I first heard about it.

After having watched several game play videos and after having read over a dozen of reviews, I found this one sentence that sums up my own impression of everything I saw from The Last Of Us Part 2 quite nicely:

“I didn’t want to bash that lunging dog with a hammer or slice at that defenseless woman with a knife.”

That quote is from The Verge, if you want to look it up:

https://www.theverge.com/21286964/the-last-of-us-part-2-review-ps4

Another review also explicitly talked about the cruelty the game forces you to inflict not only on other humans, but especially on dogs.

I generally don’t have a problem with violence in video games, but I have a problem with games that force me to kill animals, and I have zero tolerance when a game wants me to kill animals in obscenely cruel ways. So this is going to be very simple for me: Fuck you, Naughty Dog. I will neither buy nor play this cruel monstrosity that you’ve created.

But I have a question for the team at Naughty Doc: You folks created one of the greatest games ever made, Uncharted 4, which has one of the most likeable video game characters of all time in it, Victor Sullivan.

What the hell has happened to you?

 

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