The Last of Us 2 is a Perfect Sequel

02 Th07, 2020
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my most controversial opinion is about *checks notes* a video game
this video is a breakdown of the characters/themes/symbolism in this game
MAJOR SPOILERS. remember it's all opinions here folks.
this is different from what i usually do but i enjoyed it!

  • damn, your point of view is really valid. I hate this game, and so mad when I had to play Abby. But after listen to what you say, it change my perspective. I can't say I like this game, but at the very least, I am holding less grudge against this game. Thank you for your hard work! subs already.

    Shy DeathShy Death4 tháng trước
    • @Golgari Plague Ikr and I actually like Abby

      Briyana PantonBriyana Panton26 ngày trước
    • @Golgari Plague Tbh yes it was but Ellie will always still be my baby girl and I actually like Abby

      Briyana PantonBriyana Panton26 ngày trước
    • To be fair bro you dont have to like the game, i personaly really liked it, but i think that as long as youre not an asshole about somebodys opinion of the game or you dont shit on someone who likes it or hates it, then its a valid opinion. Honestly the thing i most hated about this game is the toxic community, on one side theres idiots whos shit on it for it having a lesbian protagonist and on the other theres peapole who think they are better or superior for likeing the game and thats just dumb. Its ok to hace deifferent opinions as long as it has valid points and it respects others, sadly thats something the internet does'nt seen to understand. And i a m glad to see a coment like yours that is actually pretty nice about it.

      Perez Martinez DanielPerez Martinez DanielTháng trước
    • Man you must be regarded if you change your opinion just like that its a shit writing I would recommend angry joe he is the best when it come to paying for these loot box of games using the forst one as source

      RecommendedRecommendedTháng trước
    • @Jarod Lechadores 🥺I'd like that

      Speed gamer_oneSpeed gamer_oneTháng trước
  • this is basically my opinion, as someone that enjoys games and storytelling, the game was great, as someone whose favorite character is joel i hated it. even though i understand abby’s side i personally still dont like her but thats just my opinion

    joel miller fanclubjoel miller fanclub19 giờ trước
  • None of this is directed at the video or it's author (fantastic video, loved it). Even the people lauded as the "reasonable" ones who were on the hate train for TLOU2 have participated in insane conspiracy theories, lies and character assassination. The first being that Neil Druckmann hates Joel. Joel is literally a self insert for Neil and is a character he created back in college. All of Joel's favorite songs are Neil's favorite songs, Joel's stoic exterior and soft interior reflects Neil himself, hell even Joel's death was inspired by a personal experience he had when he was younger. He was struck in the head with a golf club and had to be rushed to the hospital. To this day, has a dent in his skull from the incident. The second is that Neil Druckmann isn't actually at all responsible for the first game and were it not for Bruce Straley, Neil would have destroyed Part I. This is probably the most insane and provably false one that I've seen and it's PROLIFIC. Even the most "reasonable" TLOU2 detractors believe this. Joel and Ellie are characters Neil Druckmann ALONE created in college and the story of the Last of Us had been outlined BY HIM during that time. Neil Druckmann served as CREATIVE DIRECTOR and WRITER of TLOU which, to anyone who may not understand, means EVERYTHING GOES THROUGH HIM. Straley served as TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (and specifically NOT writer) which, while a very important role, has little input on the creative elements of the game itself. Neil is the one who cast Troy and Ashley. Neil is the one who was on set every day directing the actors. Neil was the one who wrote the story. In fact, the truth is that Neil Druckmann likely had MORE creative control over TLOU1 than he did over TLOU2. Neil served as Creative director and writer on The Last of Us and Left Behind whereas he served as co-writer on Part II with Halley Gross. So, if anything, she's the one you should be blaming if you were to be logically consistent. Even then you'd be wrong. The third is that Anita Sarkeesian was a consultant for the game and Neil is obsessed with her so that's why Left Behind and TLOU2 have an evil SJW agenda. Probably the easiest one to dismiss as the insane ramblings of paranoid, politically motivated, terminally online smooth-brains as the reality of what happened is so benign. Anita Sarkeesian visited NaughtyDog headquarters ONCE and was simply given a tour of the facility and a glimpse at some of the things that were being worked on. This is incredibly common for journalists in all industries. Anita was not the only one to visit ND in this capacity. Druckmann has met Sarkeesian all of two or three times and they've barely shared more than a few words with one another. Neil simply had the "audacity" to say that Anita had a point that video games often depict female characters as one-dimensional sex objects meant to be a conquest for the male protagonist and that it would be cool to see something different for once. This is literally just a fact. Triggered by FACTS and LOGIC snowflake? There's many more but, honestly? It's just TDS, TLOU2 Derangement Syndrome.

    The OutsiderThe OutsiderNgày trước
  • Great points. I just finished this game last week and absolutely loved it. I can not believe some people hate it so much. At the end I was cheering for both. Now I find out 90% only cheered for Ellie. It's kind of sad, and fits perfectly into a world where people seem to have lost the ability to see the other side. People cant see it even see it when they follow the character for 10 hours.

    The Diet HacksThe Diet HacksNgày trước
  • its not

  • You completely ignore that fact that apart from Nora every one of Abbys friends tried to kill Ellie and made it self defence at that point. Yes she kills hundreds but she doesn’t ruthlessly slaughter Ellie’s friends the way Abby slaughtered Joel

    Terry LiamakerosTerry Liamakeros3 ngày trước
  • Abby would have killed Dina if not lev, lev made her make that decision not herself

    Terry LiamakerosTerry Liamakeros3 ngày trước
    • @OoXLR8oO the point is Abby would have killed Dina if you took lev outta the equation and either way Dina shoulda died she got her lung punctured by levs arrow and got her face slammed by Abby in what world does someone’s who pregnant survive. She’s how far away from Jackson

      Terry LiamakerosTerry Liamakeros2 ngày trước
    • I didn’t see no gun pointed at Abby when she made the choice to show mercy.

      OoXLR8oOOoXLR8oO2 ngày trước
  • I knew there was some kind of light despite or the depressing things and thoughts and outcomes that happened to Ellie but I didn't know exactly how to put that "light" in my head into words. Now I know, that's Ellie's peace of mind. Thank you saying out loud or the emotions that have confused me.

    Tam LeTam Le4 ngày trước
  • No, its not. To me its the worst sequel ever. Sorry

    Zalas .tZalas .t5 ngày trước
    • Just kidding.

      Bram KeijzerBram Keijzer4 ngày trước
    • Guess not everyone can handle perfection.

      Bram KeijzerBram Keijzer4 ngày trước
  • Most level headed people (like myself) are just pissed off that the horrible cancer that's been infecting all forms of entertainment, called Woke Culture, has ruined a cherished and beloved traditional story.

    Isaac GarciaIsaac Garcia6 ngày trước
  • When I played this game, I thought it was cool as hell that that they showed the perspective of Abby. That they were showing us, literally, there's two sides of every story. And here we get to experience both of those sides. I've been the villain in other people's stories, even though I thought they were the villain in mine. But I later saw my bullshit, and that I was wrong, or we both were, whatever. And this game made me think about that. It felt very human.

    Alfafa MugwortAlfafa Mugwort9 ngày trước
  • I just finished it again and this is the perfect summation of everything I’ve felt after completing. Seriously man you are a big brain human. You so eloquently summarised so many of the nuances that made this game, in my opinion, a masterpiece. I hated the first time but I’m slowly seeing the light. There’s almost a part of me in a twisted way that feels like naughty dog wants you to hate it. Your are meant to HATE the fact that Joel dies. But as I slowly come to acceptance with his death and the emotional grief the game made me feel i start to appreciate the beauty and mastery in it. In a way the audience can almost have their own process of acceptance through playthroughs of this game.

  • Well, Joel is no Ironman, he is no hero so in this world, he doesn't deserve a heroic death. ^^

    Muffin MCMuffin MC9 ngày trước
  • As always you changed my opinion and I appreciate the game a lot more even though I don’t think it’s perfect or as good as the first game. And you pointing out Abby’s dreams really opened my eyes. BUT I still dislike Abby’s story and not because she killed Joel. It’s just that it was a little boring playing as her after Ellie because Ellie’s is just more interesting to me. Her arc and descent into darkness was so compelling, all her friends are interesting as characters and I care about her motivations. Abby’s flashbacks didn’t make me care about her motivations as much as I did Ellie even though I understand them. That sounds bad but it’s a fictional video game so they have to try harder to make me feel sad about someone’s dad dying. For example Sarah’s death is emotional because they established their relationship really well, we played as Sarah and felt the fear and confusion of a little girl watching the world fall apart and right after see how protective Joel was over her. Even Ellie watching Joel die was done better and not just because we already care about her and Joel. There were so many layers to that moment for example the state of their relationship at that point and the fact that they were gonna mend their bond. And the scene itself was so heartbreaking because of Ellie having to watch him die a brutal death while desperately begging Abby to stop. Compared to that, Abby saving a zebra with her dad and then just walking in on him dead didn’t make me care as much(also her dad was a dumbass for pointing a scalpel against Joel so I can not bring myself to feel bad for him. I think if Abby was related to Marlene it would’ve been better). Her friends except Lev are so bland and boring(Owen is interesting but for a single scene). Lev is the only reason I liked it but I think the fact that I care way more about him than I do Abby is a bad sign. I understand why we had to play as her but most of the time I was just waiting till I could play as Ellie again.

    maye’s clinicmaye’s clinic9 ngày trước
  • You said nothing You literally just said what happens in the game and that it is good 🤣

    Eric SakoorEric Sakoor10 ngày trước
  • I have genuinely watched dozens of hours of content on this game. Maybe 50 hours. I'm obsessed with it. But this video, especially your explanation of the dreams and flashes of their dads, showed me ideas and perspectives I've never heard before.

    Georgia GreenfieldGeorgia Greenfield10 ngày trước
  • "This game made me feel things a game has never made me feel before" - that hit close to home, so well put.

    preisseldrumspreisseldrums11 ngày trước
  • I liked playing as Abby. Especially during the levels with Lev.

    Leviathan FilmsLeviathan Films11 ngày trước
    • Lev was great

      The real Jesus ChristThe real Jesus Christ8 ngày trước
  • I very much dislike that they killed Joel. But I do like the way they did it. They showed the harsh reality of surviving in the apocalypse. They showed that Joel is just a normal human, and that he’s not immortal.

    Leviathan FilmsLeviathan Films11 ngày trước
  • This is truly the most in depth & most unbiased review I’ve ever seen & this has truly opened my eyes to a whole new perspective. Thank you so so so much. I’ve hated this game for a while , but truly your words have changed everything. You’re a fucking God.

    Hugo CholulaHugo Cholula12 ngày trước
  • perfect breakdown bro....

    mark fourtwentymark fourtwenty12 ngày trước
  • Very good breakdown. Loved this game. IGN got it right this time. 10/10.

    GregoryGregory13 ngày trước
  • I did end up liking Abby. Having to fight with Abby vs Ellie was tuff though. Then having to do the opposite Ellie vs Abby. I think it may be the best game I ever played.

    GregoryGregory13 ngày trước
    • Honestly. I cried like a fucking baby when I saw Ellie couldn't play the guitar anymore and it cuts to black, Neil did a fantastic job, and same with the rest of the naughty dog staff.

      TaxEvaderTaxEvader12 ngày trước
  • The thing is that all of the hidden meanings that the story has at the end of the day aren't that deep really (but they can make you feel like they are, because you have to analyse and really look into the story to find them) , and the narrative just feels dumb and stupid, with a cliché revenge story that introduces a bunch of very bad characters, and kills of fucks up all of the good ones from the first game, and on top of that kills everything that was good on the franchise to realise the dumb plot that they created. You can't like Abby because, even though she has every reason to want to kill Joel, she's not a good character at all, she isn't that interesting or compelling and she's constantly a prick (and the intention of the game is for her to be like that, but to improve as a person as she helps Lev and her sister and copes with her grief, but she doesn't really get there as she keeps that same annoying attitude and personality until the end of the game). If the story was happening in real life people would sympathize with and like Abby (and maybe would even support her over Ellie I think, because imo Ellie does it even worse to Abby than the opposite), but in a fictional story you won't really care about anyone if, on top of having a reasoning for their actions, they're not a compelling character, and that's the exact case for Abby. In short, they've managed to fuck up one of the greatest videogames of all time by doing a cliché, very dumb, poorly conceived revenge plot, that thinks it's so deep but in reality it's 100% the complete opposite, thanks for nothing Neil Druckmann (Jeez this comment is long lol, no one is going to read it probably but I had to say my piece)

    Hugo TargaHugo Targa13 ngày trước
  • Almost a year later.... this game still won't leave my mind. It certainly has lasting effects. I loved it from the start, but it's interesting to hear all the different perspectives.

    Waldo CarmenWaldo Carmen13 ngày trước
  • Great points, i think most people missed this

    jimbo2487jimbo248714 ngày trước
  • For some reason I read it as rome 2 the perfect sequel and was like........

    03 Akash Abhinav03 Akash Abhinav15 ngày trước
  • I adore this game it’s one of if not the most special piece of art/fiction to me

    Dr who Video essay manDr who Video essay man16 ngày trước
  • I find it interesting that you think it's not a "perfect game" after all the analysis you did. It would be awesome if you made a video talking about perfect games, what things does a videogame need to have in order to be at that level for you. I would love to watch it!!!

    AmandaAmanda16 ngày trước
  • Theres so many trolls that are just saying anything they can to make the game look bad thats the other huge reason its being shut down by so many they can't find proper reviews

    carl Jcarl J18 ngày trước
  • How do you feel about part 3 being a prequel about what Joel and Tommy do after Sarah's death? I think it would be a smart way to bring back the fans who hated this game. Also, we get to explore and learn new things about this world such as the collapse of society from Joel's perspective and his transformation from a normal guy to a cold blooded killer and hardend survivalist.

    Tyler ChunTyler Chun20 ngày trước
  • Unfortunately you can't really call the last of us 2 a good sequel, because Joel is dies so early on it prevents how good this game can be as a sequel, the main arc of the first game was Joel's change of heart and Ellie and Joel's relationship is the foundation of the first games story. So it's not so much an issue to kill off a character, but it's that the game can't be a good sequel if the cliffhanger of Ellie and Joel's relationship isn't THUROUGHLY explored, yes the flashbacks kind of fix this but they only give us a minimal exploration of Ellies and Joel's relationship. Certainly not deep enough to satisfy what so many players were craving. If instead of Joel dying at the start Joel dies at the end, and if throughout the game we were able to see how Ellie found out what Joel did and then pushes him away and then we see their relationship degrade over the course of the story as Ellie struggles to forgive him and Joel struggles to get her trust back and at the end they resolve it and Ellie finally forgives him, and THEN Joel dies almost no one would have had a problem with that, and a significantly more amount of people would have liked the game and then it would have also solved one of the game's biggest issues.

    wiff niviwiff nivi21 ngày trước
    • @wiff nivi yeah buddy you’re the one who’s wrong. YOU actually aren’t making sense,

      MiguelMiguel5 ngày trước
    • @wiff nivi You must not have any experience with narrative writing outside of hero's journey and Marvel movie style stories.

      James LanierJames Lanier7 ngày trước
    • @James Lanier Everything you said was wrong, you must not have any experience with narrative writing!

      wiff niviwiff nivi9 ngày trước
    • It is thoroughly explored. The flashbacks provide far more than minimal exploration. Also fan service doesn't make a good sequel.

      James LanierJames Lanier19 ngày trước
  • now that i think about it. Attack on Titan has a lot similar points.

    Djentleman JakeDjentleman Jake21 ngày trước
  • TLOU2 is a really good game, but NOT as a sequel. So i strongly disagree with that but i have to say, you did change my perception of the game and im thinking about playing it again. Nonetheless, i still have to point something out: -When you start playing this game, you want to play it because of TLOU1, where Joel and Ellie are the main characters and the only thing you want is to play with them. So i understand the meaning (closure and finding peace) but they cant expect people to see that so easily if they want them to see it through a character that kill and make suffer the characters you already care about, they cant expect people to empathize with Abby and see the background of her story when she already killed Joel and your empathy is with him. Thats where storytelling fails because storytelling is all about empathy (especially in this world where the good and bad is very blurred) and you cant empathize with the robber if he's robbing you, so to empathize with Abby you have to overlook things or make like TLOU1 never happened. You go with Ellie, its her journey, you've been with her since TLOU1 and you feel the same rage she feels about Joel's death, you wanna kill Abby as much as her but then when we finally got the chance to do it, she realizes she doesnt need to, so she doesnt, but you still want to and thats the problem. As a player you want her to do it because you need you're own closure as a player, and that is to kill the character that killed your character. They introduce a new character in the sequel as the main villain by KILLING THE MAIN CHARACTER of the previous game, and just then they show her like she's not a villain, that she's a person too and she has her own story, when they should've shown that first. If TLOU1 wouldn’t exist, the story of TLOU2 would work just fine, the game on its own its perfect. But its a sequel, so its very far from being perfect

    joseignacioctmjoseignacioctm22 ngày trước
    • You say storytelling is all about empathy, yet you're expecting stories to cater to people only capable of selective empathy. Also, as someone who was nearly mugged once, empathizing with the robber is one of the best ways to talk them down. Also, if you still wanted to kill Abby by the end, you're just a psycho.

      James LanierJames Lanier19 ngày trước
  • 8:02 literally what my mindset was at the end of the first game

    zarazara24 ngày trước
  • Cannot agree more. I truly value the experiences I can have only in vedio game. That's the amazing part of this unique interactive art format

    aaron zhengaaron zheng26 ngày trước
  • That Chris Rock part had me floored 🤣

    G KG K27 ngày trước
    • But great video and analysis. I also loved the game and story.

      G KG K27 ngày trước
  • I love this game, I think it trounces the first game completely. I hope we get a part 3 at some point on PS5, maybe at the end of its life cycle

    JustintendoJustintendo29 ngày trước
  • I respect everyone saying that they don’t like abby but saying that the game sucked and the first one was sm better just bc of joel? Nah that’s just stupid,i love abby idgf ab ppl hating her she is my girl and it took times to actually like her but I really do now and i love all of them too but again saying that a game sucked (even tho they nailed everything ab this even the story) just bc a character u don’t like is just childish as fuck..and i REALLY liked what they did like i really like that type of stories “the gameplay is nice but the story sucked” nah i love seeing things with two perspective even tho both of them are not right..just like attack on titan.

    Sharoon NoSharoon NoTháng trước
  • THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TAKE And it's so crazy. I avoided all the reviews and I loved this game with all my heart. Then I got online and EVERYBODY was shitting on it. Like, dude, appreciate the creative direction.

    TheAlexxAnestheticTheAlexxAnestheticTháng trước
    • Tbh this video gave me goosebumps.

      TheAlexxAnestheticTheAlexxAnestheticTháng trước
  • There's always 2 sides to a story

    NotsoGamerNotsoGamerTháng trước
  • I’m glad you made this video. It gives me more faith in humanity

    Derrick TrinidadDerrick TrinidadTháng trước
  • I think is the best game I've ever played. It was epic.

  • Ellie trying to drown Abby is THE single most intense moment in a game I've ever played. It was hard to watch Ellie become this monster, but I was so god damn happy when she chose to let Abby go. It was such a hard choice and it took her going to the very edge of her soul to do it. The editing of the game is kinda weird but the ending really justified it for me, because it drives home that life is often so hard and so disappointing. People you trust hurt you. People you love leave you. But the ability to hold on to your own life is such a powerful and daily choice that all of us have.

    Ryan SansaricqRyan SansaricqTháng trước
  • Perspective is key. Subscribed.

    Corey WallaceCorey WallaceTháng trước
  • Team Abby till this day

    Corey WallaceCorey WallaceTháng trước
  • last of us part 2 exposed how people cant think on their own and depend on other people if the game is worth buying or not. Sheeps.

    Casdom DomcasCasdom DomcasTháng trước
  • Judging by the comment section, it seems a lot of people needed this analysis because they didn't understand the characters motivations and what this game is even trying to do. Goes to show how a lot of the hatred is based on ignorance more than anything else.

    FriendlyManFriendlyManTháng trước
  • I'm super super late to the video, but dude you got the ending completely wrong: Ellie gets closure and a peace of mind through a) having agency/ a choice b) letting Abby go - Why? Because Joel took away her agency - he made the decision to take her away from the hospital -FOR HER, and she has to live with it, and she can't forgive him, and she can't double forgive him after Abby takes that chance away from her. So in a way Ellie gets closure when she gets agency (over Abbys life) and then find the literal means to forgive Joel and get a peace of mind through letting Abby go - she had it, she had her revenge in her hands, and she FINALLY had the agency to LET GO. God I hope I make sense.

    NemirNemirTháng trước
    • @Tito Lounge Nah he's really close to my interpretation, I just felt like he really downplayed the anger and resentment towards Joel who took away her agency in life when he took her out of that hospital

      NemirNemirTháng trước
    • That's a good interpretation but it doesn't contradict Nathan's interpretation so idk why you said he got it wrong

      Tito LoungeTito LoungeTháng trước
  • Also, I literally struggled so many times in battling against Ellie/Abby in this game. I've never seen that be done before? There was some points I just did not want to go further. I didn't want to keep pressing the buttons but I had to. I think it's so compelling, and I love how you brought that up. Definitely not something a lot of mediums try and play with. I think more videogames - especially when so many try and pull the "violence is terrible" card while making it so fun - should toy more with scenarios like these.

    caesuraescaesuraesTháng trước
  • I particularly adored this game and, although it wasn't an instant and all consuming love that I had for the first one, the fact that it can bring me chills just to think about certain scenes - to me it just sets in stone how masterful the crafting of this narrative was.

    caesuraescaesuraesTháng trước
  • Brilliant game, my favourite in tandem with the first. Yes I was tempted to winge like a little bitch when papa Joel died, but that was the point of that moment in the story. Some of the best storytelling in modern media as a whole. Thats my opinion, completely subjective. I personally would give it a 10/10... Well maybe 9 - 9.5.

    Dave JohnsonDave JohnsonTháng trước
  • The last of us 2 is a perfect sequel Me: Right and im a ham sandwich

    S0ldier0fG0d96S0ldier0fG0d96Tháng trước
    • You're a ham sandwich with mayonnaise

      ice ice babyice ice baby19 ngày trước
    • you're a ham sandwich?

      Nathan ZedNathan ZedTháng trước
  • I liked the game a lot, combat and mechanics are all improved over the first game, amazing art design and animation. But it's writing is definitely sub par compared to the first game. I blame Bruce Straley for leaving the studio, and Naughty Dog hired some rando chick who wrote some bad episodes of WestWorld season 2 to write this game. I don't think Joel died in some disrespectful way. Would you would frame it that way if it was a big burly dude who killed him? What does it matter that it was with a golf club? If it was a baseball bat it would be more dignified? What about a mace with spikes on it? Anyways, bad video, dude just talks through obvious plot points, describing the obvious theming exhaustively is not really a good defense of it.

    CashPrizesCashPrizesTháng trước
    • Bruce Straley wasn't a writer though.

      James LanierJames LanierTháng trước
  • DOOM eternel is so much beter then this garbage game

    Marin MulacMarin MulacTháng trước
    • @Marin Mulac just cuz your dumb brain can't understand it, doesn't mean its a bad story, its not as good as tlou1 i will give you that, but its still the best game that came out in 2020, deep story, fun gameplay, good soundtrack, outstanding visuals and prolly the best acting in this generation, DOOM eternal as much as I liked it, its just not GOTY material, its repetitive and non innovative, its small in scope nothing really crazy, I had more fun in DOOM than tlou2 but still can't gave it GOTY from me, I know you are not gonna do it, but I encourage you to play tlou2 again and look at it with the eyes of critic not a fanboy and you may enjoy and appreciate it alot more.

      Ahmed AdamAhmed AdamTháng trước
    • @Ahmed Adam you do relise rhat the story is garbage

      Marin MulacMarin MulacTháng trước
    • @Marin Mulac yeah compare an FPS action with a narrative based adventure, that's wjhy you haters are dumb

      Ahmed AdamAhmed AdamTháng trước
    • @Shadow Knight btw sorry for my bad spelling englisch is not my first language

      Marin MulacMarin MulacTháng trước
    • @Shadow Knight Tlou 2 is the biggest faliuer in the gaming world

      Marin MulacMarin MulacTháng trước
  • This game was great. It made me empathise with the antagonist in a way I didn't expect and I was so conflicted at the end.

    Aerodyll UKAerodyll UKTháng trước
  • Dude I really like how you explained your viewpoint of the game , and appreciate that you explained it like you did, with the positivity, I'm tired of seeing poeple just saying they hate it , or they ruined it , without explanation, I didn't like that I had to beat the crap out of ellie , or play sooo much of abbys arch , but overall liked the game , thanks again for how you explained it!!

    Dustin mooreDustin mooreTháng trước
  • Great review! I've always contend that with Abby in the beginning, she was a daughter avenging her father and by the end she is a mother protecting her son (Lev).

    GW_427GW_427Tháng trước
  • The gameplay alone is totally worth it. I can't wait to see what this game would feel like with a PS5 and the new dualsense controller and an enhanced version for new gen. Never before have I played a game with such incredible feedback to the player and silky smooth gameplay and I only had a base PS4. When you consider some of the trash that has come out since that people hype about but won't play this 🤦‍♂️. Nearly every game I play now feels cheap in comparison.

    Charlie ChazCharlie ChazTháng trước
  • Mate it doesn't take a big brain to figure out if you wanna play just pirate it or watch angry joe he is always right on these things it's basically a money heist drying up coustomer money based on the first one.

    RecommendedRecommendedTháng trước
    • It's one of the worst takes Angry Joe has ever had. This is literally the opposite of a money heist. If it was a money heist, they'd push out three more games with Joel as the protagonist giving him the Nathan Drake treatment.

      James LanierJames LanierTháng trước
  • In my opinion, TLOU2 is what Game of Thrones was but unfortunately stopped being, a history that did not care about giving fans what they wanted, but what the story needed, a story with great moral ambiguity and that showed characters that were more than caricatures. I am tired of people comparing TLOU2 to GOT season 8, Neil druckmann wrote a masterpiece that demanded time, while Dan and David created a final season that was rushed and left a lot to be desired. TLOU2 should be what stories with moral ambiguity should aspire to be.

    Arthur FortesArthur FortesTháng trước
    • Yeah, compare TLOU2 to GOT season 3. Much more valid I think.

      James LanierJames LanierTháng trước
  • At the end, when Ellie leaves the house... what if she’s hunting Abby for a third time 😂

    ojoreakatheojojoreakatheojTháng trước
  • Spot on! Exactly how I felt playing this game. It's a masterpiece and it's left wife open for a 3rd one

    Pat GreenPat GreenTháng trước
  • Here's a guy who gets it. These games are masterpieces of psychology.

    raulz88raulz88Tháng trước
  • dropped this game for 6 months, and i was so mad. Picked it back up... i was wrong. It is 10/10.

    ojoreakatheojojoreakatheojTháng trước
  • The Last Of Us Part II is Game Of The Generation for me.

    Ellie JoelEllie JoelTháng trước
  • The Last Of Us Part II is emotional roller coaster. This game is emotional masterpiece😭.

    Ellie JoelEllie JoelTháng trước
  • The Last Of Us Part II has best cinematic narrative, best technique, best visuality & animation. Also The Last Of Us Part II has awesome gameplay, so good AI, marvelous level and concept designs, so detailed settings, ravishing atmosphere, perfect lore, a original and well-written script and well-written characters.

    Ellie JoelEllie JoelTháng trước
  • My top 27: 27-Ghost Of Tsushima 83/100 26-Final Fantasy 7 Remake 84/100 25-Resident Evil 2 Remake 85/100 24-Resident Evil 7 86/100 23-Heavy Rain 87/100 22-Ori & Will Of The Wisps 88/100 21-Detroit: Become Human 88/100 20-Death Stranding 90/100 19-Batman Arkham City 90/100 18-Marvel’s Spider-man 90/100 17-Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception 90/100 16-Silent Hill 2 90/100 15-Metal Gear Solid 4 91/100 14-Devil My Cry 91/100 13-Demon’s Souls 92/100 12-Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 92/100 11-Legend Of Zelda: Breathe Of The Wild 93/100 10-Shadow Of Colossus 93/100 9-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 93/100 8-Red Dead Redemption 93/100 7-Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 93/100 6-Bloodborne 94/100 5-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 94/100 4-Persona 5 94/100 3-The Last Guardian 94/100 2-God Of War 95/100 1-The Last Of Us Part II 96/100 Bonus-The Last Of Us 93/100

    Ellie JoelEllie JoelTháng trước
  • I loved the game...damn near perfect in my opinion.

    MiketheManMiketheManTháng trước
  • Damn great analysis, of the one of the greatest games ever made! Good job, brah! TLOU 2 is 10 / 10 stars! I don't care what any other wankers think! By the way, JA! Abby is brawlin, dude! Totally brawlin. But I love it! She is my fave character. Sexy, strong, and takes NO SHITE!

    Gregorius TGregorius TTháng trước
  • Best review I seen glad he didn’t just walk thru the story like all other reviewers

    PeterDoesAnything VidsPeterDoesAnything VidsTháng trước
  • Great video, pretty much reflects my point of view

    mtszkrkmtszkrkTháng trước
  • Still a great video

    Marshall EliteMarshall EliteTháng trước
  • Such a stupid story.

    Ionut DUIonut DUTháng trước
    • thats a valid poit

      insomina 2233insomina 2233Tháng trước
    • @LAZEREO DUDE He must be right 😆

      Piotr KowalczykPiotr KowalczykTháng trước
    • Great argument

  • The discourse around this game has reminded me of The Last Jedi. You either think it's a masterpiece or it's terrible. There's no in between. 😂

    Tim PageTim PageTháng trước
  • One amazing aspect that rarely get discussed is how beautiful the Seraphite simple life vision seemed to be once you are on the island, sure they have become radicalized in this vision to the point of violence, but when you see the houses the woodworking tools the craftsmanship of everything they do it’s heartbreaking to see it all burn.

    Sebeast ArtSebeast ArtTháng trước
  • Great analysis. Nowadays, whenever I find a new game critic on the internet, the first thing I do is to check what he/she says about The Last of Us 2. I don't tolerate a critic who says TLOU2 is a bad game the same way I don't tolerate a movie critic who says The Godfather is a bad movie. Make no mistake, I think you can dislike TLOU2 (matter of taste), but I don't think you can say that it's a bad game (matter of analysis). For example, I don't like Bloodborne (that's my personal taste), but I'm well aware that the game is great (this is an analysis). People often think that reviewing something is just expressing your personal taste, when it's not.

    Jefferson SantosJefferson SantosTháng trước
    • Gotta agree. Lotta... poorly thought out takes on this game. Like, it’s one thing to not like it, but to claim any part of the craft is poorly done to me seems nuts.

      Micolash CageMicolash CageTháng trước
  • Thankyou for this. 💜

    Dizzle BambizzleDizzle BambizzleTháng trước
  • Many people hate a game doesn't mean the game is bad. Just like Sasuke hates Itachi doesn't mean Itachi is a bad guy.

    Yu BunlengYu Bunleng2 tháng trước
    • I'm glad that you don't think it as a bad game and sorry for what I said to you, but for some people when they hate a game just like those who hate TLOU2, they always considered the game is the worst game of all time, or of the year, the worst game they have ever played. And one more thing I wonder is that some people considered Cyberpunk is the best game and The Last of Us 2 is the worst game. Why like that ? It blows my mind. I don't want to compare both games, but It's weird for me to see something like that.

      Yu BunlengYu BunlengTháng trước
    • @Yu Bunleng I never said it was a bad game. I have no idea where you got that from dude. It's only the story which bothers alot of people. In my opinion the story could have been way better and could have actually matched the first last of us game but the story felt flat and forced. Not only was Joel's death handled poorly, people Ellie felt out of character. I personally don't really care about Abby to you the truth. Also Cyberpunk is crap I don't understand why you are comparing that just looks pathetic

      M BillaM BillaTháng trước
    • @M Billa So, The Last of Us 2 is a bad game or It just has the story that people hate ? The game is great. Also, I don't think the story is bad, but the question is why so many people hate it ?. For me, I think because they just hate Abby ( She is the one who killed Joel ) and the game forces you to play Abby for 10 hours. Maybe that why many people hate the game. If you still think the game is bad, Just compare it to many other games and see which one is better ? or compare to your best game Cyberpunk 2077, or whatever you want.

      Yu BunlengYu BunlengTháng trước
    • Yeah but how the fuck is that a comparison. Sasuke didn't know why Itachi destroyed his Clan. Of course he would hate him. The Last of Us 2 is just a step down from the story of the Last of Us

      M BillaM Billa2 tháng trước
  • Pretty much describes my journey with the game. It was good to find another positive take on it. There are plenty of us out there who feel the same and you aren't alone. :)

    Dork AngelDork Angel2 tháng trước
  • bro i’m bouta write an essay myself, shits got me fucked up and i’m not even finished yet

    jj2 tháng trước
  • absolutely love this game for getting me mad

    Gustav _Gustav _2 tháng trước
  • I mean here's the thing what if they messed up the surgery with Ellie. She's was gonna die either way if Joel didn't save her

    Davan PruitteDavan Pruitte2 tháng trước
    • We know about the intent of the Fireflies by how they intended from the beginning to kill her, but didn't just turn her over to the better-equipped FEDRA.

      crazyinsane500crazyinsane500Tháng trước
    • @Davan Pruitte In case you’re interested, Ill link a 10 min video about hope, humanity, and the post apocalypse. I think it answers your doubts and questions better than I can :)

      Andrea MontañaAndrea Montaña2 tháng trước
    • @Davan Pruitte Nothing. They can do nothing about it, their hope would be demolished just as much as Joel stealing Ellie. But here's the thing about hope: It makes people extremely naive to believe that nothing will ever fail, so much to the point that they forget to think ahead and long term. The fireflies didn't consider the vaccine failing because they were so obsessed on the sheer possibility that it could work. So when it does fail, they are left with nothing else to do. But in their minds, at the very least, they attempted it. Because Joel stole Ellie, they would never know for certain how possible it could have been to develope the vaccine. Ellie will never forgive Joel because she's a naive girl who likes to dream big. Despite sounding impossible to make the vaccine, she still deep down likes to believe it will-- I mean, she think one day she will be an astronaut--- having big hopes is fundamental part of her character.

      Andrea MontañaAndrea Montaña2 tháng trước
    • @Andrea Montaña OK let's say they messed up the surgery what are they gonna do? They had 1 chance and it went away what they gonna do?

      Davan PruitteDavan Pruitte2 tháng trước
    • @Davan Pruitte yeah but how does have to do with anything I said above?

      Andrea MontañaAndrea Montaña2 tháng trước
  • This is by far the best video about TLOU 2. I've just finished the game and I can say that I liked it. But after seeing this video my eyes were wide open. I was kinda confused with the ending and couldn't get my thoughts together but you've explained everything that I was questioning. The symbolism of Abby carrying Lev being the same as Joel rescuing Ellie from the hospital blew my mind. At this exact moment at the beach Ellie didn't see Abby, she saw Joel and finally understood why he rescued her thus forgiving him. That final flashback with Joel at the end is there not without a reason. Ellie is now free, the past isn't as painful anymore because she is at peace with Joel. You made me understand this piece of art and I can't thank you enough for this.

    AdamAdam2 tháng trước
    • glad you enjoyed it :) i love nathan’s take on it, it shaped my perspective. Check out girlfriend reviews “understanding the last of us 2”, also do a great job explaining

      Andrea MontañaAndrea Montaña2 tháng trước
  • I like this game 🎯

    MARVEL futureMARVEL future2 tháng trước
  • Thank you for this video dude. This game is the first truly next gen game. Never have I experienced the emotion or internal conflict I felt in this masterpiece. In film or game. I still often think about the messages of guilt, selfishness, loss, anger, forgiveness, and self awareness and know that they are a message of decency and humanity in an unforgiving world. Forgive yourselves guys. Peace.

    Liam JoyceLiam Joyce2 tháng trước
  • People want video games and entertainment in general to make them feel good and feel some sadness but not enough to just ruin the experience of absorbing said entertainment, this game doesn’t want to please you and have an “enjoyable” experience it wants to leave u feeling shit and have an experience unlike any other entertainment. I respect it but I could never like this game as any other video game I’ve played but I admire how far naughty dog were willing to go to do something unique. I think me and most people just don’t want their entertainment to be this intense at the end of the day so while I respecc I don’t ever want to play it again and move on from every thinking about it.

    DookaDooka2 tháng trước
  • the hatred they gave to this game was because of bots, first nobody had played it completely and it already had a 3.0 rating, obviously the game was rated by bots, and for those bots everyone threw shit at it.

    Obed PerlascaObed Perlasca2 tháng trước
  • When joell said I'd like that I almost cried at the very end

    Landon FrostLandon Frost2 tháng trước
  • I like him you're the final boss your you're done.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • I can't believe it but I do agree with Abby and I do agree with Thanos the villains of the 2 stories Abby any Last of Us Part 2 was right to kill Joel because Joel killed her father.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
    • Oh man. The entire point of Abby's story in TLOU2 is that she was wrong to kill Joel. Her redemption came with doing good in protecting Lev rather than doing bad in killing Joel. Just like the eugenicist that is Thanos is also obviously wrong. Like are you okay? Do you value life at all?

      James LanierJames LanierTháng trước
  • Abby is a good villain just like Thanos in Avengers Infinity War Thanos had to do what he did just like a Abby had to do what she did if he didn't complete the snap the life on Earth will cease to exist that's a small price to pay for salvation if he doesn't kill off half the population man the population on Earth will starve to death not enough resources and too many people Thanos did the right thing just like Abby did the right thing by killing Joel 4 the death of her father.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • I can't believe honestly that The Last of Us Part 1 was about killing a 14 year old girl.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • I can't believe in The Last of Us that they are seriously debating to kill a 14 year old girl the answer is no screw the vaccine you can't kill a 14 year old teenage girl what's wrong with you people.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • Okay Abby and Ellie & Last of Us fans can we all just admit that killing people is wrong we do not trade life's

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • It was a very selfish decision of Ellie to want to kill herself without Joel's consent Joel has the right to say no to Ellie's decision to kill herself because that's our father.

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • Is Ellie Williams the villain of this story or is Abby Anderson the villain of this story what I'm asking is who's the villain

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • This game is delusional and crazy who's the villain and who's the hero both people that you play as seems to be the villain and the hero I'm so confused

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước
  • I'm the same way I do not give not to shitz about Abby's View I do not want to see this from the villains point of view I just want to kill her

    Chris NelsonChris Nelson2 tháng trước