It’s been five years since Ellie and Joel made it to Jackson, Wyoming, to join a community of thriving survivors in the post-pandemic world. They’ve got horses so you know they’re legit. They’re living in comparative bliss even while under constant threat from the Infected and worse; other people.
It’s not all barn dances and snowy pony rides, though, so The Last of Us Part II revolves around Ellie’s vengequest in the wake of a violent incident involving, someone the cunning editing strongly suggests is, her girlfriend. How far will Ellie go in the pursuit of justice? Will she even still be the hero by the end of it all? What even is morality in a world ravaged by deadly spores? These are just some of the questions you’ll have to face while you stealth-murder your way from Jackson to Seattle. That’s around 1,300 kilometers of rampage, I checked.
Don’t worry, though, Joel’s got your back.
This is the only PlayStation exclusive that makes me jealous, as an Xbox owner.
The Last of Us Part II is set to launch on 21 February 2020, for the PlayStation 4.
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