Warning: Spoilers up ahead Game director Neil Druckmann shared that the character Abby in The Last of Us Part II was actually meant to be hated by everyone.
this part is major success. we call all agree on that.
Check this out. It is the best understanding of both the game and it's controversy https://youtu.be/bh5gzGs-63... It's never been explained better before.
Video should be called Rationalization TLOU2. and If you need to link a video explaining the game than that is proof the director failed. Druckerman was supposed to convey all that through his work not through his apologists.
All characters are hatable.. Story never managed to pick up.. Main character dies after so much complicity in first game , he dies so fast in split second. Dialogues are so poorly written. Felt like a huge challenge mode from TLOU1 from enemy wave to another.. Game director the moron being so arrogant thinking his game is flawless that he found nothing else than add sex into it.. Absolute garbage..
@Game-ur: No, i linked you a video because you're stupid. I thought Pretty pictures would help your small brain process the basic storytelling ND wrote. But i see you are just ignorant. You are right. People shouldn't have to explain such a basic story. Too bad your ignorance got in the way. That is explained here https://youtu.be/bh5gzGs-63... But then again, you're never going to understand any form of literature unless it is paint by numbers.
@sampsonon chill bro. all the vitriol and anger is coming from Druckerman fans. guy is a hack not a misunderstood genius. the esteem you give this bad story is all made up in your head.
You don't have to be a literary genius to understand the plot of this game, and it's ridiculous to throw around the notion that people didn't get it if they didn't like it. ND did something radical which a lot of people liked, and a lot of people hated. You're trying to explain to someone why their own opinion is wrong. Personally, I didn't like it. I didn't care for any of the new characters ND introduced, including Abby, and the entire plot after Joel's untimely death was predictable and all events after that were sticking out a mile. Telling people they didn't understand it isn't going to change their opinion.
Sampsonon, kind of guys you insult his mom he's okay with it.. But don't touch a boring ass virtual character. You get called stupid! Grow up. Let people say what they think
No. Abby >>>> Ellie and Joel
I'm actually more like Abby =/= Ellie & Joel.
By the end of the game i was actually more sympathetic to Abby than i was to Ellie.
No she wasn’t they did there upmost for you to Sympathies towards Abby haha they just know by the reaction of the people there plan didn’t work whatsoever and it backfired.. they thought they had the talent to pull this off and sadly they didn’t.
was being sarcastic :P
She's meant to be hated in the first half, and then you're meant to be challenged on that initial knee jerk reaction. In some ways you're meant to love or hate her by the end as much as you're not meant to love her or hate her by the end. It's up to you, the player. There is no right or wrong when it comes to this choice.... If you ask me, Abby is the Ellen Ripley of videogames. Strong, independent, grounded, and when she throws a punch I believe it hurts as much as she want it to.
I loved playing her story more than Ellies. The boss fight and skirmishes were a lot more exciting. I want to see her in Part 3. While I hated her to begin with... I did sympathize with her - after playing in her shoes. She lost everything but found redemption in Lev.
I certainly sympathised with her but found the Lev & Yara storyline to be a bit of a sudden shift. When she went back to rescue them I just kept asking myself "Why...".
@dnAWE After killing Joel, i think she was out to reclaim her capacity for good. Lev & Yara were just the means.
Completely agree, I found myself liking Abby way more than Ellie which, at the beginning, I never expected to happen. Would be really cool to have Abby and Lev the center of Part 3 since Ellie's story feels quite finished to me.
I thought they deliberately made Abby’s section more fun to play so that players would easily empathize with her.
"you're meant to be challenged on that initial knee jerk reaction." sorry I needed to be more thoughtful reacting to Abby torturing an old man to death. and also ignore her indifference to the killing of children. and ignore she was about to participate in genocide. and ignore she went for revenge again and killed another of Ellies friends. and ignore she was about to murder a pregnant teenager. I need to go offline for a while and reflect on my emotional processes.
This game really hurt yours feeling that much? You are in a lot of articles about this game, with multiple comments. Quite entertaining and sad at the same time. Never knew a made up story in a video came can mind fuck some people like that.
*rolls eyes* do people really need to repeat same "independent wahmen" crap after DECADES of fictional women being badasses?? Also, no, Ripley was nowhere near as buff. In fact, I still believe that Abby has an unrealistic physique given the environment of the game... and common sense
Well mission accomplished IMO because I hate that Bitch with a passion !
haha definitely. i mean i get why she's hated and understood her side of the story, but hey, they wanted her to be hated.
I liked her. Liked her as a character and her arsenal way more than Ellies.
Abby best character
That's pretty obvious right from the start. But she definitely grew on me in Day 2 of her PoV. Still playing. It's slow as hell. I haven't been able to force myself through it in one go. It's insanely boring. Duration probably should have been cut in half.
Uh huh. Sure, Druckmann.
Game director says this character was meant to be hated. Maybe dont include the characters name in the title if u are warning about spoilers. Shmagegs
At first ? yes, but she becomes more likable and understandable the more you play through her story, not that many haters would know this considering they won't even play the game.
Make your mind up ffs. Stand by your decision even of 50% of people hated it
Not done with the game yet but getting close. Don't hate me too much but I have actually grown to like Abby. Obviously, that may change back to my initial feelings for her once I have completed the game. But, like it or not, there are always two sides to every story and there is definitely validity to her feelings towards certain other characters. No one in the game is really "good". There are different people who have different views of the world they live in. Nothing is simple.
Just my reflections on this, but the hatred that Ellie feels for Abby is an externalized reflection of the hatred Ellie harbors for herself. Why? Well, Joel deeply hurt both Abby and Ellie in different ways and they both punished him for it. Ellie hates Abby for torturing Joel to death, especially because she didn't get a chance to restore her relationship with Joel. This is a mirror because Ellie also tortured Joel, she did it for years but in a different way, and I'd say in a way that was more painful for Joel, and that was by disconnecting from him. She hates herself for torturing him like that and not restoring their relationship when there was still time. That's the real pain she has been trying to avoid facing during this entire revenge quest, she's like a drug addict using revenge to avoid dealing with those painful feelings of regret. This is the realization she has while she is drowning Abby when she has the flashback to the scene on the porch with Joel and chooses to Spare Abby. She's not just forgiving Abby, she's really most importantly forgiving herself and finally coming to terms with what happened between her and Joel, I think her leaving his guitar to rest in the house and walking away is supposed to symbolically represent that she has forgiven Joel, made peace with what happened between them and is finally ready to move on and start a new life. I hated the end at first but after much deliberation I think it's actually really poetic, People saying the game is just about "revenge is bad" I think have really missed the point. It is interesting to interpret the story in several ways and the conclusion is always the same. it's like we're reading a book and feeling different emotions.
lol no shit. Obviously a character who kills the protagonist of the first game will be hated. Its later in the game when her story develops I learnt to tolerate her. But never forgave her
She’s ugly too.
So if she is meant to be hated why is ND and others mad at the reviewers and gamers who do hate her
Joel, that little b*tch got what he deserved. Abby ftw.
By the end, i actually quite liked Abby. She honestly came across as a better person than Ellie to me.
Yeah I knew that from the get go but tell that to game journos, the ‘fans’ who don’t even play games and Neil Druckmann.
"The Last of Us Part II Was Meant to Be Hated" fixed your headline
I'm only on the coast in her section. Her back drops are a little weak, and her story is a bit boring. She has some interesting moments with scars, but so far. She isn't a well developed character. That may change as I still have a lot to go through with her. Only thing I don't like, is she looks like a she Hulk.
Lol no she wasn't, the game tried it's hardest to make you like her. It failed.
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