Well. The Last Of Us 2 trailer and gameplay was amazing. From the animations, the graphics quality, and a small glimpse into the life of an older Ellie, and her relationship with new character Deena, Naughty Dog is coming for everyone.
First things first, the trailer that heavily focused on gameplay set the scene first with an exchange between Ellie and two new characters around her same age. But that quickly ended with violence as Ellie cut into the neck of what we can only assume is a member of the Fireflies.
After that introduction, the audience watched Ellie as she navigated through an overgrown, urban area, sneaking past enemies before ultimately getting into some amazingly beautiful, and intricate combat.
Naughty Dog is pulling out all the stops and, in this writer’s humble opinion, going to push the limits of the PS4.
The gameplay was very seamless, showing Ellie interacting with her environment without slowing down or needing to be in a certain position. The new crafting menu is more streamlined, switching between weapons is as smooth as butter. Even Ellie healing herself requires her to dig the bullet from her shoulder instead of the video game cheat of slapping a band-aid on.
But as the action wrapped up, we were back with Deena and Ellie is some make-shift dance hall.
However, there was no release window showed at the end of the trailer, leaving us all wondering when we can bring The Last Of Us 2 home.