Is this true, or yet another misdirection from the developer?
They said the same thing about The first and then surprise!!! You played as Ellie, and it was one of the best part of the game
Sometimes devs gotta lie to benefit the gamers.
Neil Druckmann must get out from ND ...he is transorming the game according to his idiotic views..No Joel ,little importance to Infected and generally less scinece fiction ...Fk i dont want a game to be a social outcry .......i want a damn well polished survival horror based on scinece fiction like its predeccesor
Nah Joel will be in there for sure.
@naruga Bahahaha. Joke post right?
Nevermind hater gonna hate.
what does it matter if you play as ellie or joel. Gameplay still stays the same
@Naruga Where are you getting info that there’s little emphasis on infected? Yesterday, they stated that there will be new classes of infected. Or are you just saying that because of the gameplay reveal? You do realize them at the first gameplay reveal for TLoU only had human enemies shown as well? The infected weren’t revealed in official gameplay until several months later, and yet they still had a vital role. Unless you can share a link, stop trying to spread false info.
As much as I love ND I have to admit I don't like this and I hope its not true. Joel is an integral part of this IP and I would be greatly disappointed if they cut him out in favor of some social bullshit.
@naruga There is still infected creatures in The Last of Us. But it’s never the TLOU main focus. It is about humanity sanity and lost someone who you love the most. Human is the Last of Us main enemy. Who is the real monster in The Last of Us ? Infected or human?
naruga boy here really doesnt like Neil Druckmann
Honestly it wouldn’t bother me. Joel was a good character, but sometimes the best moments in fiction is when a characters story comes to an end. If here’s there fine, if he dies sad, but still fine. Joel is no longer integral to the story of the Last of Us outside of simply being in Ellie’s life. He made his choice to save her and as a result his story is no longer relevant to how society moves on. On top of that it’s 5 - 10 years later and Joel was already getting old in the first game.
Hopefully they are lying because I really want them to do a half and half scenario You can’t just get rid of Joel like that.
He's dead.... what's so hard to understand
Spurg, Whats hard to understand is how you reached that conclusion without a single shread of confirmation from ND...
"He's dead.... what's so hard to understand" More trolling. And bad trolling. https://youtu.be/btmN-bWwv0... "Your old man really laid into me today. What happened? Another big lecture about my patrols. Don't go here, don't go there. Its funny how involved he gets when you are scheduled to go out."
I am with you Foxtrot. I will be seriously disappointed if the entire game is just Ellie, and even more let down if Joel is just not involved. And no Spurg, Joel was in the reveal and referenced in what was shown at E3 this year. What is so hard to understand about that?
In the PGW I really had the feeling you would play as the hammer girl.
Um, she is the main character of this entry of the series, why wouldn't she be the only playable character?
Hands down one of the best parts.
... Accidental post.
difference is, in the first one it was understandable because Ellie is a kid and there was no love for TLoU. Now there will be an outrage for not being able to play with Joel because we're big fans of the first game.
God of War. Surprises are fun.
Yeah, I'm of the mind Joel will remain playable. He took a lot of damage in the first game, imagine if they had a new spin on gameplay for him solely. Maybe sick or crippled Joel? Can't walk properly, in a wheelchair? Just an idea!
So I guess that mean that Joel is dead...
Pretty sure they’ve confirmed plenty (reveal trailer and recently) that Joel alive, he’s just somewhere out there
I hope so.
ND already confirmed Ellie's "Old man" is Joel.
Don’t believe it.
we'll be playing as Joel eventually. ND can't spill out everything right now
I liked the different combat styles of Ellie & Joel both! I hope its not only her but ill still play the hell out of it
I remember after the first teaser they said it was just joel, 1 day ago they said multiple characters, now its just ellie, make up your mind neil godamnit
I'm getting the game regardless, but I hope that's a lie. Even if it's only for a little bit, like Ellie's section in the first game, I really want to play as Joel again.
Hyped for it
Joel would be BRUTAL in this game.
like can he get more brutal than he was in tlou? did u see how he fucked those fireflies up at the hospital at the last level? especially the first guy who was asked to escort him out of the building.
I guess he meant with more graphic violence since this game obviously goes further in realism.
This is fake. So far we already know that we going to play with (I think) Ellie mom and hopefully still get a chance to play with old Joe.
Is she her mum though? . Did you see the same shit going on implying the events matbe in the same time frame?
That why I said "I think" since I am not 100% sure that the other women is Ellie mom even though they look very similar.
Ellie is badass, loved playing as her in the first game. Works for me.
Hmm. That’s a little dissapointing, I can’t lie, but as long as Joel still has an important role, I’m fine with it.
I bet Joel will be playable in a segment near the end.
And bam! No Joel and my pre-order is cancelled.
Use your Sense Bro. use it.
If true this is an odd move I will admit. However it could also be brilliant as it leaves an opening for the franchise to branch out as it pleases. Keeping the same main character makes it very tough to make quality sequels without rinse-and-repeat feeling.
That's disappointing... Hopefully they're BSing again, definitely hope there's plenty of Joel in this game.
There’s another article just a few below this one, that claims to have been in a ND Q&A as well and quote them as saying “there is going to be additional characters you will play with” https://www.mweb.co.za/game... Contradiction? Misdirection? Misinterpretation?
ok, No buy then! Thanks for clarifying thinks early. I will stop following this game.
As long as the white knight, Druckmann is there, expect all leads in every ND game to be female and very likely a lesbian. Druckmann needs to leave because he is infecting ND games with his left-wing liberal SJW agenda. No one can deny this.
He's been nothing but a bloody cancer to the gaming industry.
Joel or no buy
Oh no, female protagonist! Better boycott!
Come on give us one Joel level! The last of us is beyond my favorite game. When the first one came out I had just lost my daughter to leukemia and that first level where Joel lost Sara I just lost it. Til that point I had yet to properly let myself deal with it but in that moment Joel and I shared a deeply emotional cry. Throughout the game as Joel opened up and let himself heal I felt like I took that journey with him. I know it's just a game but Joel and Ellie will always have a special place in my heart
I hope not. I'm fine with Ellie being 50-60% of the play time but she shouldn't be the only character.
Kinda expected that tbh. But I do hope Joel is still a big part of the game. Probably will act more as a catalyst for Ellie in the story.
Just like that, I'm no longer interested in this game.
It wouldn’t feel the same to me if I can’t play as Joel, at least for a good portion of the game, if not most of it...
ND lie all the time, look at all the shit they made up about the remaster prior to release on PS4. We let them get away with lying because there still so god damn good at what they do. We’d never let anyone else other than the likes of Rockstar maybe even a couple more get away with it. I don’t appreciate their lies but I can give credit where credit is due because they’ve moved the industry so far forward & keep producing great games.
I honestly don't care! Just need this game now!
But I like Joel more :/
That’s fine. I liked the demo a lot. The combat was fluid, seamless transitions from stealth to batshit. Full prone and environmental actions on the run. The gameplay delivered. That’s what I care about. I didn’t like TLOU because it was too slow. The storytelling and gameplay were drawn out to me. This demo here was enough for me to give TLOU 2 a shot.
Fine by me.
They said that about Joel too and we all know what twist happened. :)
Can we play as her jewish girlfriend too?
Just because if she swims on her back in the ocean people think it's a shark, does not mean she is a jew. 😁 joking!!!
Hmmm...? Not buying Ellie's ugly and has no goals that I'm interested in. I'd rather play as a no name grunt betraying her and hunting her down instead. I still don't understand why we have this sequel. What else is left? The plot is done, now they're shoehorning a love revenge story for sales instead of having new main characters.