“You’ll breathe a sigh of relief when the credits finally roll on The Last of Us Part 2.
“Clocking in at just under 30 hours, it’s twice the length of the original. But length isn’t the only thing magnified in The Last of Us Part 2.
“It’s more challenging, harrowing and thoughtful than its predecessor. As the final scene fades to black, you’ll feel the satisfying fatigue that follows from having your emotions well and truly stirred.
“That’s not a sentiment that could be applied to many video games. The past 20 years in gaming have seen the means of storytelling advance — visuals improve, voice acting reaches Hollywood quality and game mechanics become more sophisticated — but without a commensurate will to tell stories. AAA budgets are sometimes used to spin a meaningful tale, but only rarely.”
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