The Last of Us 2 officially launches today, and we’re sure that players are excited to get their hands on Naughty Dog’s latest masterpiece. Before getting the game, however, there are a few important reminders that players should keep in mind.
Naughty Dog’s sequel will introduce a lot of new features, and the game itself is expected to be an emotional gaming experience. Here are some important reminders for players before they jump into The Last of Us 2.
It’s a direct sequel
The game takes place four years after the events of the original The Last of Us. This means that if players want to fully enjoy the game, it’s best that they finish the prequel first as it establishes nearly everything there is to know about the sequel. While there are story recaps online, it’s best to experience the first game personally as it is still one of the best games of the current generation.
There’s a focus on stealth
What makes the game harder this time around is that Ellie won’t be as physically imposing as Joel. This means players will have to rely more on their instincts and stealth to get the job done. If players are looking for a casual and relaxing gaming experience, then the sequel might not be up their alley after all.
It’s currently the best-reviewed game of 2020
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but early reviews of The Last of Us 2 are stellar. In fact, the game has already acquired numerous perfect scores. That being said, it is worth noting that the reviews are focusing heavily on the gameplay, so the story will be a defining factor to see whether or not the game truly is a candidate for Game of the Year.
The trailers for the game already suggests that the game will be more brutal than the first one. Since Naughty Dog has upped the visuals of the second game, players can expect the scenes to be more visual, which explains the game’s mature rating.
The game is not for the faint of heart. Aside from brutal scenes, the story itself is dark and bleak, so players should be aware of what they are getting into.
The Last of Us 2 is expected to be one of 2020’s gaming highlights. Hopefully, the game delivers to fans just as much as it delivered to critics.
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