The Last of Us: Part II – Night One Review

The Last of Us: Part II – Night One Review


WARNING: This post was written to be as spoiler free as possible, but proceed at your own risk. There could be unintentional spoilers that I missed!


At midnight last night the sequel to one of the greatest games of all time was released… and I couldn’t be any happier. Clearly I haven’t beaten the game or anything yet, but The Last of Us: Part II has absolutely blown my mind in what little time I have spent playing. This won’t be a very long article as I am absolutely feening to go play some more, so lets dive right into some things that are so awesome with the game so far.

Graphics

Before I was even into the game, the start up screen had me sold on how amazing the graphics for The Last of Us: Part II were going to be. The start up screen was so subtle too. A boat floating in the water, yet I felt as if I was there. Then I actually started playing. The textures, the sunrise, the disgusting features of the first clicker’s face up close… its all absolute perfection. I am stoked to play through more today and see what else Naughty Dog has in store for us.

Mechanics

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m only a few hours into the game, but so far the mechanics are just as great as the original game. Killing undead is just as smooth (and fun) as TLOU. The new climbing/traversing feature works flawlessly from what I can tell and adds an entirely new aspect to the game. Crafting is even easier than before and I’m so glad that I am back on the hunt for items that can be hidden in every nook and cranny of this game.

Story and Trophies

Once again, I’m not that deep into the story yet, but what I’ve played so far is top-notch. I really like how the game began with a quick tie into the original before jumping into Ellie’s new adventure. It was also quite the refreshing surprise when I found myself playing as a new character (Abby)so early on in the game.

Trophy-wise, I haven’t dug too much into this yet in fear of having something ruined. Typically, my first play through I try to uncover as much as I can by myself and the second go around is where I hunt the trophies down. I have gotten a few so far though, mainly for scavenging items and upgrading gear. I’m sure some will pop for campaign related things as well, but only time will tell.


Well that’s all for now. I’m currently booting my PS4 up to dive back in, so be sure to check back for updates and explanations on the game! I plan on fully breaking down each chapter of The Last of Us: Part II (as I did with the original game) over the coming days/weeks as well. If anyone has any questions about the game or has anything that they want explained leave it in the comments section and I will do my best to provide some detail!

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