The Last Of Us Alt Ending Details Revealed

The post-apocalypse of Naughty Dog's survival-action game The Last of Us is a bleak and hopeless one. But one of the game's scrapped alternate endings, which took a turn for the improvised and musical, provided a swelling, romantic sense of hope (and plenty of laughter).

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ZodTheRipper1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Very good read, goes to show what an amazing studio Naughty Dog really is. I'd love to see the motion capture footage of that alternative ending.

ShugaCane1873d ago

I'd love to see the motion cap footage of the actual ending too oO

Mounce1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago ), old news though....why is Polygon reporting this as new, and their article literally is Aug 30th....

August 9th! Was when ND talked about it....

So what's new here, they showed a VIDEO of the alt ending?

HeyImBen11873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Im soo happy that they have choosen the current ending. The ending was perfect, but i really want a TLOU 2. I want it so hard like i've never wanted a game ever.

Drakesfortune1873d ago

I like the ending there went with tied up the story arch nicely...

Although I like the idead where ellie had a pup...can you imagine what would of been like a puppy yelping alerting the clickers...shit.would of got real

ForgottenProphecy1873d ago

I feel like that would be too comical. In a game like Uncharted, it would fit perfectly. I just can't imagine a dog yelping at clickers being in a serious situation.

Pancit_Canton1873d ago

Polygon doing articles about Sony related? F that _____.

Eiffel1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Still ass hurt over a 7.5/10? They give a game a score that doesn't meet the quality of the die hard hivemind and their creditably is forever in question. Get over yourself. A 7.5 isn't even bad, it's above average. Just because someone likes something doesn't mean someone else will. What's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander as they say.

ZodTheRipper1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

It's not justified and you wouldn't deny that if you had actually played the game.

Eiffel1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Played and beaten it(PSN ID: ToUniek). I personally thought it was overrated but not a bad game, nor did the review reflect that. Someone shared a different experience, and reviewed a game based around their own opinion. If every review site gave the same reception to appease the hivemind from getting their panties in a bunch over an opinion it would make all these review sources redundant. It's as justified as any other opinion. Again, get over yourself.

Ahytys1873d ago

I didn't like The Last Of Us ending, I liked the remaining 90% of the game, but I couldn't really stand the ending..

rmatthe51873d ago

The original ending gives you a chance to imagine for yourself what happens after the credits roll.

KiRBY30001873d ago

what didnt you like about it?

Ahytys1873d ago

Well, basically what I didn't like is that Joel basically acted for himself, not caring about the rest of the world. He just wants to stay with Ellie, probably because she reminds him of his daughter. In the last cutscene we are also brought to think that even Ellie would have wanted to sacrifice herself for that cause, but Joel gives her no choice, lying to her.

In addition to that, if you remember what Tess said to him before getting killed by the guards, she thought of this "mission" as a chance for her and Joel to be redeemed for all the bad things they had done. He screwed this up too and, we can say, Tess died just to save the two of them, while she was hoping to help saving the world.

These are the reasons that come to my mind right now, maybe I'll have more as I think about it better.

Ahytys1873d ago

Oh yes, another thing: before getting to the hospital, if you talk to Ellie she gives you a picture of Sarah and Joel comments "One thing I learned, you cannot run from the past", now how does it harmonize with the final cutscene, when he lies to Ellie, the only person he lives for. How long does he think he'll run from that past?
She'll notice that people keep getting infected, that no one talks about a cure... I mean, it's clearly a dead end.

KiRBY30001872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

I agree with everything you said, but to me it sounds like you are giving me reasons why Joel fails a human being, not reasons why the game sucks.

If you cheer for Joel, you want him to get the job done and go through with the mission no matter the cost. But the truth is, he cant. Thats the beauty of the ending, it doesnt reward you with a standard "congrats, you saved the world" stupid BS ending. It just show you the dilemna and the limitation of a human being living in a world that went to shit. It shows the ambiguity of right and wrong.

It might feel like a slap to the face, but thats a slap that might be there for a reason. In the end we feel hopeless, just like Joel feels hopeless. In the end, I felt like the ending resonated with my own experience with the game.

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