Naughty Dog shares a new trailer that focuses on Abby’s emotional story in The Last of Us Part II.
Man ... I nearly thought this was the TLOU II's PS5 graphics enhancement blog. Maybe Q1 2021?
Haha it looks next gen for sure. I dont know how ND does this.
Could've easily passed off as a next-gen game.
30 fps is the key, only noticeable current gen aspect of it.
@spicelicka If that was all there was to it, every game should look like ND games. But nice attempt at downplay.
Sequel has no story.. I honestly don't understand how people enjoyed playing this garbage..
It was an amazing story like we’ve seldom, if ever, had in gaming. Its just that it was too mature of some people and it was too far from others’ world view to like. But to say it was “garbage” smells like bias. I give ND props for sticking to the story they wanted to say.
The same way we don't understand how most of you throw fits because the game didn't unfold in a way you wanted it to. The story was about revenge, growth, and forgiveness. It wasn't a journey like the original game. The only thing I can say about the story is that a nonlinear narrative while great for books didn't translate well to many gamers, because that's the root cause of much of the outrage, and unfortunately many people can't stick with this style of writing in most mediums outside of books. I can guarantee you most of the people complaining about the writing rarely read anything outside of a blog or social media post, because this is a common writing practice in books.
That and the Factions game - I want them SO bad!
I agree! I really missed factions when part two released. That would be the main factor in me rating part one better. Factions is still great and will buy the inevitable part 2 next generation game for full price if factions is part of it
Need a Factions trailer! Re. Abby...the way they destroy her by the end (mind, body, soul), I thought would’ve set some minds at ease. Quite the transformation at the beach, pulling one from the Bale/ Hanks/ Leto/ McConaughey playbook.
Still the best looking game out currently.
Demon's Souls says Hi!
You just know when that PS5 patch drops next year it will wipe the floor with anything on the new gen consoles.
Major yes Demons souls looks really good but TLoU2 is still a more technical game. Mo cap, sound, voice acting, animations and controls in TLoU2 are unmatched. The ps5 upgrade couldn't get here soon enough.
Majorlazer I’m playing demons souls right now and it is very impressive, but tlou2 definitely has it beat.
I am sure it is coming along with multiplayer if they are making new trailers
Man forgot how good this game looks
I wanna play it again. I get goosebumps seeing this. Moments like this reminds me why I love videogames.
One thing's for sure, you can't knock the emotion Naughty Dog get into their games. The performance capturing is just so good. Proper intense stuff!
Absolutely fantastic. THAT'S the trailer they should have released at launch, instead of the one trying to make it look like Joel was playable throughout the game. Neil Druckman should have just been honest from the start about the story arc, it would have caused much less controversy. That trailer makes me want to go play the game again.
I like it when they deceive me tbh its not a negative. So they can shock me more. go ahead I dont care :P
I feel like it was fair because fans are smart and it's easy to make guess on what trailers show or not. And It's much better than the opposite where the trailer shows way too much.
You like to be deceived? The perfect citizen for communist countries!
@archangelmike **********spoilers********** Nah man, that experience of waking up as Abby after trying to hunt her ass down and feeling so angry and frustrated when I’m controlling her for the first time and then thinking man this manny fella seems alright, and eventually leading to empathizing with Abby by the end, and wishing Ellie would just stop. All of those moments work only when you go in thinking this is a Joel / Ellie story. The counter of that is when you wake up as Abby some people couldn’t get past what she did to Joel no matter what. And hated half the game for it. This trailer would have softened the blow for them.
And thats perfectly fine too. The rabid fanboys wouldn't listen to any criticism of this game. I didn't like the abby part at all, tlou was all about Joel for me (being a father of a similar age) and I was gutted with how the story turned out. But you know what? That's OK. There were a lot of us appreciated what nd did but just didn't like the way things turned out.
@BenRc01 Dude yes totally get you. This was a divisive game. This was not a safe sequel to make. Totally get this was not the sequel you wanted. But it was for me. Sony and naughty dog showed brass balls green lighting this sequel. Sony in particular deserves a lot of credit for allowing this to happen. Think of all those games that get focus tested and get churned out like an algorithm. Like from ea like anthem. For me Tsushima feels like that. It’s a game that came out of a lab that checked the boxes and felt safe and dated to me, when I finished it I just shrugged and moved on and haven’t thought about it since. But it’s running for goty this year. So Different people can have different opinions about things and like you said it’s totally okay. Lol.
Exactly i at first hated playing as Abby i wanted her dead but after learning why she did what she did I didn't know how to feel. Still kinda wanted ellie to finish her off though
@jukins ******spoilers**** Ellie would have turned into a full on villain if she had though.
“ Ellie would have turned into a full on villain if she had though” Oh but slaughtering a shit load of people to get to Abby, even accidentally stabbing a pregnant woman was totally fine “Yeah those 100 or so people you killed, some probably more innocent than you, to avenge you father figure who was brutally killed is fine but if you kill your main target Abby who kind of deserves it, you’re a baaaaaaad person” 🙄
@shabz666 GoT feeling safe and dated? It had amazing combat, sound, visuals, environment, content (even free co-op mode), and a story of a period that has never been done in gaming and not really told in cinema (Mongol invasion - most do Nobunaga / warring states time frame). As for brass balls to green light the sequel, the first made a ton and won a ton of awards. It was common sense to green light it. Most already figured it'd follow Ellie as the first game had you control Joel. They went for the shock value of killing Joel off, then tried to make you feel sympathy for the villain. Hard to feel sympathy for someone that advocates killing little kids that throw rocks at soldiers and sleeps with someone who's partner is pregnant...
@foxtrot Lol, Ah yes yes I think it would be more accurate to say if Ellie had done Abby dirty then she would have turned into someone even I can’t sympathize with anymore. Since I love Ellie so much she’s allowed a pregnant kill here and there. Lol but I draw the line at Abby. @rdgneo Hey like I said if you think Tsushima isn’t dated and safe then that’s fine. For me , it was a podcast game but that story was predictable from scene 1, the sekiro light combat, the obvious story, even what happens with the yunas brother (urgh so predictable) and the assassins creed checklist of stuff to do. Outposts for fast travel, gear hidden around the world and ronin boss fights all of this felt like it was made in a lab. But like I said different people different opinions and it’s totally okay. Sony has Brass balls for green lighting THIS sequel. Tlou2 sequel was definitely happening but THIS game , THIS story , this was a gamble.
It's not about getting past it. All people could get past it as it wasn't hard to see what they were trying to do. The problem me and others had was that it is pointless. It fails to drive the story. Abby shows no regret. And Ellie's and Abby's actions throughout make no sense either. It would've been better to transform ellie into this scary badass. That would've made more sense. Revenge should've taken place. At least in some serious way.
RGR Ah that sucks it didn’t land for you.
"THAT'S the trailer they should have released at launch, instead of the one trying to make it look like Joel was playable throughout the game." There was literally nothing that indicated that Joel was "playable throughout the game" - in fact, if you watch the very first trailer when they announced the game, it clearly implies Joel's demise as he was obviously a ghost/figment of Ellie's rage-induced imagination. "Neil Druckman should have just been honest from the start about the story arc, it would have caused much less controversy." Not really. People would have cried foul just as much. Also, why would you advocate that devs spoil critical parts of the story before the game is released?
I wouldn't say it was 'obvious' per se... but yeah, my first thought when Joel appeared in the initial trailer was "damn.. Joel is probably dead and this a figment of Ellie's imagination :(" Not sure how more people didn't pick up on that.
I don't mean spoli the game. Not in terms of revealing that Joel dies or anyting like that, but more just interms of the conflict between Ellie and Abby.
@dadavis1992: LOL. Touche
I absolutely get why they kept out the Abby stuff, but I completely agree with not hinting at playing or having Joel along for the ride.
Still playing. It's a great game.
When you say still playing, does this mean you just started recently, or do you replay the campaign? Serious question as I don't replay linear story campaigns, and i'm curious if this is what others do.
This game was just so damn good, it was just a roller coaster ride of pain. I honestly couldn't get enough, I wanted to love some people but couldn't. However, I understood them and I felt like that was what was most important. Even though I didn't agree with them I understood them.
This trailer is going to trigger some people for sure.
Oh it's happening in this comment section already.
So basically “Here’s a trailer to the worst and most badly written character in the game. We’d have show you this real trailer but we decided to lie as we’d know it would put some of you off seeing a cheap knock of pair of Joel/Ellie ”
Want some cheese to go with that whine?
I’m sorry do you WANT trailers to give away the entire plot? How was Abby “the worst and most badly written character”?? seriously every character in TLOU2 is leaps and bounds above any other game I’ve played as far as emotional depth, believability, and player connection. Most games I couldn’t care less about the characters. What other game has made you feel such sadness and anger?
Basically it's a trailer that is going to trigger you, nothing more.
Badly written? What planet do you hail from? Most games dont even HAVE character development. This was heaps and bounds above anything we’ve seen.
I'm going to keep saying it, People like you need your safe space, so you should stick to Fortnite my dude. You're in every TLoU2 article talking about a game you don't like. SAD!
And you and others are in every article saying the same cult sounding thing how it’s perfect, flawless, life changing so Pot calling kettle What you and others who like the game want is simple “Only opinions which are positive and ones I agree with DESERVE to be here”. Agree with me or else I will become hostile to you directly” Most of the comments here prove that...
"And you and others are in every article saying the same cult sounding thing how it’s perfect, flawless, life changing so" No one has called the game perfect or flawless, no one. That would be stupider than the arguments you've made against the game in the past months. Thanks for exposing your delusions. "What you and others who like the game want is simple" Ps5 upgrade and the MP expansion. Simple indeed. “Only opinions which are positive and ones I agree with DESERVE to be here”. Agree with me or else I will become hostile to you directly” Who is hostile? Let me guess a disagreement hurts you way too much. Stop using the internet. Go find your safe space. I don't care if you didn't like the game but you can't make a stupid argument and get mad when people disagree. But I'm wasting my time, you are delusional.
Can you just shut your mouth. Leave the hate for this game behind man.
The game deserves all the accolades it gets...except for the story.
You can't say that on this website, most ppl here have bought Sony stocks and would react angrily if you bash this piece of sh*t game.
Wonder if they still working on the multiplayer add on?
The wait is killing me.
That was a EPIC trailer. I honestly think if they would have just shown this trailer from the beginning it would have went better. Abby was already out the bag and Joels situation was leaked like a cheating boyfriends gas tank. This really shows that both characters have real motivations and although Ellie is who you emotionally roll with as she is the character you’ve had a whole previous game to invest in, Abby is given a chance to not just seem like that B-ass second character but a basically fair chance at being seen as a hurt individual that can also be related to. People’s first impressions were destroyed by the leaks AND the misleading trailers and this further drives home the importance of first impressions and how hard they are to change. Luckily I was able to remain open minded and really enjoyed the game. Twice. I’m interested to see where it goes from here and I honestly think I know the only possible storyline cause it has backed itself into a corner.
Completely agree with you there. The leaks and premature fanboy outrage really did sour the experience for many - who hadn't even played that game by that point. The emotional journey this game took me through, I haven't experienced in any other game. The sheer fact that I was revolted at the shock of having to play as Abby; but then by the end of the game I was pleading with Ellie to just stop and go home. That was a powerful moment of realisation that ND had acheived something no other game had managed to achieve.
Ah ...maybe they should have released this trailer before launching the game? Just a thought
They can pump this much quality from ps4, imagine what ps5 will be doing in a few years.
Fuck Abby. How about a prequel of Joel, you know, the REAL protagonist of the damn game
He wasn't the protagonist in the sequel though. I would like a prequel too, were we get to see all the evil things he had to do to survive.
Yeah, Abby's story was horrible.
Well yeah, it is a horror game.
Trying to sell the game with Abby? She's probably the most hated character of the entire PS4 generation
Nd trying so hard to make us like abby.
I dont care about this trash and making a DLC on this butch , hell no ! they can shove it
I'm still so happy how great this game came out to be. Diffenitly one of the games that defined the Playstation 4 and the generation in whole. Only game I think that can rival this is Bloodborne and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 this Thursday.