Submitted by Gekko 992d ago | opinion piece

The Last of Us: Do You Think Joel and Ellie Survive?

Greg Miller:

So, there's a new The Last of Us trailer thanks to the VGAs, a May 7th release date, and a bunch of preorder goodies. Hooray! But here's my question to you, lovely reader -- do you think Joel and Ellie are going to survive The Last of Us?

Back when Game Informer did its blowout on The Last of Us, the magazine quoted Naughty Dog Last of Us Guru Neil Druckmann as saying: "The story is self-contained. The story stands on its own. We don’t end on a cliffhanger. The characters and the journey they go through ends with this story."

As post-apocalyptic fiction such as The Walking Dead franchise and The Road has shown us, these kinds of stories rarely conclude with a happy ending. Is it possible that Joel and/or Ellie won't be breathing when the final credits roll? (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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Godchild1020  +   992d ago
There are a few ways to find out; 1) Play the game to the very end and avoid spoilers around the web. 2) Watch the ending on the Web. 3)Talk to someone that beat the game around the time of release or after release.

As for the question; In the VGA trailer, it shown Ellie pulling a gun out on Joel or someone. So, I think only one of them will make it out alive. Unless there is some crazy twist in the game and Naughty Dog is good for those, so I might be wrong and something else might happen.
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DeletedAcc  +   992d ago
Joel wore his winter jacket and ellie her summer shirt
Their are different scenes
Naughty Dog just wanted to troll us and it worked :DD
ellie would never kill joel :'f
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Crazyglues  +   991d ago
Of course they make it, how else are we going to get The Last Of Us II on PS4... ..LoL

The Game is really Looking Awesome can't wait to play this should be a blast..

- Naughty Dog looks like they are taking some chances and doing things a little different - and that looks like it's going to mean an awesome game for us. I can't wait..

- And call me crazy but I do already want a part II if this indeed turns out to be an amazing game, I would love to see a PS4 version down the line.. especially since this is their first time at this kind of infected people game..

so it will be amazing to see how they refine and push pass our expectations for a part 2 especially since by then they will have real experience with the new tech as Uncharted 4 is expected to be a launch title for PS4.

That team will clearly be sharing tech secrets with the last of us team.

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bothebo  +   991d ago
They die on the first level. Hate to ruin it for all of you.
iamnsuperman  +   992d ago
I can see Joel dying more than ellie but I agree i am not expecting a happy ending. There isn't really a happy ending to a post-apocalyptic world with an infection going on.

Edit: also if both are going to die i expect Ellie to go first and joel go on a suicidal rampage
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majiebeast  +   992d ago
We wont know till we play the game. Last scene in the trailer is just a smart thing they did with editing.
Imalwaysright  +   992d ago
I can see Joel diying and Ellie surviving for an eventual sequel.
wishingW3L  +   992d ago
if you pay attention to the latest trailer you'll see that it either:

1) gives away the ending


2) there will be some epic twist

Because the trailer subtly says that Ellie will kill Joel.
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th3n00bg4m3r  +   991d ago
Joel was wearing his winter clothes and he has ice all over his beard, but Ellie was wearing her summer clothes. So, i don't think the ending will be just like the ending of the "story" trailer.
DeletedAcc  +   991d ago
ND said they didnt spoil that much in the trailer
It would be a BIG event in this game if its true and a BIG spoiler but its not
Zha1tan  +   991d ago
It would be a great but depressing ending if one of them did die.
j-blaze  +   991d ago
i'm predicting that annoying 12yo gangster will survive but Joel "the only good thing in this game" will die
th3n00bg4m3r  +   991d ago
You seem to hate this game, why is that?
DigitalRaptor  +   991d ago
The guy hates Naughty Dog because apparently they're all arrogant, and undeserving of the awards they receive. Apparently their games are now generic and he's jealous that more of the Japanese games/developers he prefers don't get the same levels of recognition.

It's funny, I remember when he was trying to convince people that the AI was all scripted and not advanced at all, and even calling us all liars. Delusion takes you to those places.
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Imalwaysright  +   991d ago
Sakaguchi, Kojima, Kamyia, Mikami and Myamoto have the same level of recognition (if not more) as ND. Just a few days ago all the top stories on N4g were about that Phantom project from Kojima. If that is the real reason why he hates on ND he really is an insecure troll.

Edit The top story on N4g right now is about Phantom project.
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Bathyj  +   991d ago
Because its on PS3.
I thought that was obvious.
Eldyraen  +   991d ago
If you simply follow most post apocalyptic story lines: someone has to die. Add in zombies/infected then one of the two will become infected or otherwise die saving the other (or both--fighting off infection till bitter end and die from mercy killing or in one last act of humanity). Either is very possible with the relationship shown between Joel and Ellie.

Happy endings are nice and all but don't really suit post apocalyptic settings when there is more than one character dominating the story. I'm looking forward to May no matter what though. Who's kidding, every month leading up to this one is still killer.
DFogz  +   991d ago
Joel ends up getting infected, Ellie puts him down

You heard it here first
FoxHound_  +   991d ago
I think it will have a pretty sad ending. I just don't see Naughty Dog letting both Joel and Ellie live on happily ever after, most likely one of them will survive but not both.
Riderz1337  +   991d ago
I was scared to click this article and I don't know why but I feel as if every The Last of Us article will spoil something about the game. I'm going on a media blackout 2 weeks prior to the release of the game so that reviews/douche bags don't spoil the game.
DigitalRaptor  +   991d ago
Oh IGN... Is it really worth writing an article asking this question rather than leaving it to our imaginations until we find out when we play it for ourselves.

Of course there will be an emotional ending, someone will most likely die, but I'd honestly rather not even think about it.
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Dark-soul  +   991d ago
Why so i have a feeling that story will be similar to walking dead?

Girl will survive,dude will die
Oldman100  +   991d ago
Potential ending:
Joel finds out at the beginning of the game(revealed offscreen from the friend that asks the favour) that Ellie is his biological daughter, then finally decides to share this revelation with Ellie at the end of the game when he's injured/dying in her arms.
Hicken  +   991d ago
Interesting but irrelevant question, as we'll find out when the game releases.
Raoh  +   991d ago
Everyone is an armchair writer now a days.

I already know the ending though, had nothing to do with the trailer either.

The truth about the ending is this.

Many people and sites will hate the game because its a PS3 game Published by Sony and Developed by a Sony First Party Studio known as Naughty Dog. Hate will be spewed, spit will be spat, sh!t will be shat.

The End.

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