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Somehow Naughty Dog is able to tackle a story that feels impossible and crazy on paper, yet is fully functional and brave beyond measure. This is largely due to the flawless execution of fantastic narrative and storytelling. While the gameplay, visuals, sound design and music are all in their own league: I have never felt more emotionally exhausted by any form of entertainment, as I have with this game.
I have laughed, cussed, trembled and cried more tears than I can count. Tears of despair yes, but also tears of joy. There were times when I expected the game to stop, but it simply kept on going even against my own wishes.
It takes a lot of guts to do what Naughty Dog has done here and I feel truly fortunate enough to say that their efforts have not been in vain. While I do fear that there likely will be others who might not share my experience:
This review ultimately boils down to what I felt about this game and its lasting impact on me.
The Last of Us: Part II is now my game of the generation and I thank Naughty Dog for having the confidence to craft such an honest story and a worthy sequel that lives up to the quality of the original game. While I could write more extensively about this game, I just don't feel like I can do it enough justice. The writer, Neil Druckmann said it best:
It's a videogame. You have to play it.