There are the tinniest, most well thought-out moments during the story of ‘The Last of Us’. They are engraved into the narrative, crafted to be remembered and special. The kind of moments you remember not because you were playing, but because you experienced something inspiring.
The backbone, the structure, the support of this story is all built on the pacing. There are earth-shacking moments when everything is hopeless, when violence and despair and all of the worst of humanity takes center-stage, but it’s the quiet breaks and the almost sterile environments that Joel and Ellie find together that create the perfect balance for those moments.