Game Completion 2020 #40 – The Last of Us Part II

  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

It’s a little uneven and suffers from severe pacing problems, but it’s a decent continuation and natural progression from how the first game ended and I enjoyed it a lot overall.

I don’t agree with others that the message is ‘violence is bad so here’s violence’, but more how we reconcile how those that protect us growing up aren’t the heroes we build them up to be. It’s also a commentary on the cyclical nature and futility of revenge – its costs, and how we should allow ourselves to let it go, lest it consume us.