The Last of Us Part II Has Moments That Are 'Really Challenging Emotionally to Play Through' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2020 / 833 Views
Today marks two weeks until the release of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Last of Us Part II. The game will be a heavy hitter emotionally according to the game's creative director Neil Druckmann who spoke in an interview with Eurogamer.
Druckmann and the development wanted to "elicit certain feelings from the player and then have them reflect on those feelings for the second part."
"So for us, it's like okay, we got the first part. Now let's see if we can get the second part once the game is out there because again people just don't know. There's all these theories about what the ending is but the ending is not out there. You actually don't know how it all comes together.
"We're finally getting it into people's hands, to see this meticulous journey that we've crafted for Ellie and how these events affect her, the highs and lows of that journey - that there's beautiful sweet moments and these dark, hard moments to deal with.
"And we want it to be challenging, right? It's like, yes, there are games that are just comfort food. This is not one of those games - there are moments in the game that are comfort food, and there moments are really challenging emotionally to play through. That's part of the design of it."
The Last of Us Part II will launch for the PlayStation 4 on June 19.
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