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The Last of Us 3: What We Hope To See In The Next Sequel

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part 3 will probably be the final chapter in Ellie and Joel's epic story. Here's what we hope to see.

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ED-E640d ago (Edited 640d ago )

After she lost everything she loved in TLOU2, I would like to see a healing process for her in TLOU3. I would like to see Ellie grudgingly taking care of a pupil and warming up to it (mirroring Joel). In the end become the source of a vaccine/antidote she was destined for since the beginning, like to save said pupil in exchange for her life.

Also I don't care if people come and say "bUt YoU cAn'T mAkE A vAcCiNe AgAiNsT sPoReS!!!1111", it's a post-apocalyptic science fiction videogame, not a scientific thesis.

Lightning Mr Bubbles639d ago

I agree, I mean what else can be left? How it happens exactly remains to be seen but I'm pretty It's all coming down to whether Ellie dies or doesn't die. It would make sense if she has a reason to live, making her decision that much harder.

robtion639d ago

I have honestly lost interest in the franchise thanks to the direction of the sequel. Not my cup of tea at all. I'll stick to the original and just continue to pretend it was a one and done game.

goldwyncq639d ago

I think Ellie sacrificing herself for a vaccine at the end would not only invalidate the first game's ending, but a huge part of TLOU 2 as well. Ellie's character arc deals with her learning that she doesn't have to be stuck with survivor's guilt forever, that her own life matters more than just being sacrificed to save mankind. Once she understood Joel's actions at the end of Part 2, she was finally able to let go of revenge and start anew.

If the next part ends with her sacrificing her life for a vaccine then the entirety of her character arc in the series would've been rendered meaningless.

ED-E639d ago (Edited 639d ago )

@goldwyncq
TLOU 1 ending was not her decision, Joel quite literally called the shots there against her wishes. Joel never worked through his trauma of loosing Sara, which highly influenced his decision when Ellie starts to grow on him and is about to die (see Joel reactions to Ellie in the final act of Tess vs. Joel reaction in the final act of the game).

In TLOU 2 Ellie made it very clear in that she will never forgive him for that, but since she loves him she wants to try. It's an emancipation process from Joel in many ways. Joel still tried to make decisions for her behind her back, and he still was on her mind during her violent revenge she had to break out from.

Druckmann once said in an interview in terms of TLOU1 how far will go for love and for TLOU2 how far will you go to bring justice for those you love. So selfishness was not the message of the games, it was the cause.

goldwyncq639d ago

@ ED-E

The entire series is about love. Ellie being saved by Joel was first and foremost an act of love. It might seem selfish if you're looking at it from the perspective of the greater good, but the games have always been about Joel and Ellie, not saving the world. Ellie exists more than just to provide a cure for the world, and that's something she had realized and made peace with by the end of the second game, giving her the strength to abandon revenge and start life anew again, just like what Joel wanted for her. She's not going to throw all of that away just because of a savior complex she already grew out of.

"If somehow the Lord gave me a second chance at that moment... I would do it all over again."

Tetsujin639d ago

I want to see Ellie and Abby in a relationship for research purposes only.

Really though with how 2 played and ended I'd like to see a different story with different people.

CaptainHenry916639d ago

I would like to see this franchise end. Tbh it should have never been a sequel to begin with

F0XH0UND922639d ago

One of the highest rated games is all time. So glad a sequel was made.

EvertonFC639d ago

That sounds a great idea for a story, no doubt Ellie will die at the end

F0XH0UND922639d ago

"No doubt"

You writing the story or what?

SullysCigar639d ago

I'm just hoping for more best-in-class storytelling and gameplay, really. These guys are masters at their craft, so I've no doubt they'll bring some awesome new characters and ramp up the emotions all over again.

Actually, a PSVR2 option would be nice too. Clickers in VR... 'O'

EvertonFC638d ago

I'm hoping there is a VR component for all 1st party games moving fwd

_Decadent_Descent639d ago

Too predictable and cookie-cutter makes for a boring story.

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-Foxtrot639d ago

New location

Possibly the UK

No relation to Abby, Lev or Ellie

Lightning Mr Bubbles639d ago

You're crazy... Abby and Lev yeah. But Ellie? She's is The Last of Us. If you're going to remove her, then why even bother making the game.

ClayRules2012639d ago

I’d love to see Abby and Lev again, but if they aren’t in Part 3, I won’t be disappointed either, I loved the time with them that we were given. Ellie on the other hand, yes, I agree, She’s The Last of Us (at least as of now) I can’t imagine them doing a Part 3 and coming up with some random new character to try and bring in fans of the game for the 3rd game, that’d be rather ridiculous. I want to know what happened with Dina, the baby, Tommy, what Ellie decided to do with herself etc.

Lightning Mr Bubbles639d ago (Edited 639d ago )

@ClayRules2012

My point isn't so much about Abby or Lev. Though I can see Abby being in it since she's probably working with the fireflies now. Remember her dad was a doctor for the fireflies and she was on her way to regroup with them before she was ambushed. I just hope her role in the game is small.

My real point is that Ellie "is" The Last of Us... Without her there's no point in making the game. That's why I think Foxtrot's opinion here is pretty crazy.

ClayRules2012639d ago

Yeah, I do get remember that, now that you mention it, and that makes total sense. I hope her role is smaller in the 3rd game (if she’s in fact in it) and Ellie takes center focus.

Ellie can’t get infected, as we know, but she’s also important to Tommy, Dina, the baby, and just others. I want to know where she’ll fit in in the world, her purpose and place for the 3rd game, what that’ll focus on, I’m intrigued to know. Without her, you don’t have a story to tell.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen639d ago

I would like to see Abby and Lev. Abby was such a badass to control and I would love to see what direction their lives take. Perhaps Naughty Dog could include Ellie in Jackson as the area gets over run with infected?

CrimsonWing69639d ago

I actually found Abby’s part of the story way more interesting than Ellie’s straight revenge plot.

Lore639d ago

Joel was the Last of Us

ClayRules2012639d ago (Edited 639d ago )

@IGiveHugs
What a difference name…that picture of Ronald too, goodness lol. It gave me a much needed laugh haha.

But yeah, I would like to see Abby and Lev again, great characters. But I wouldn’t be upset if we didn’t again. I do wonder where they’ve gone, what’s happened to them since Ellie spared Abby tho.

And I couldn’t agree more, Abby was badass to control, powerful, quick, regardless of her size, and her moves felt brutal, unforgiving, and oh so satisfying with each encounter. Did you prefer controlling her or Ellie, in terms of just the general combat overall?

outsider1624639d ago

I'd like to see abby atleast helping out Ellie in time of need, she owes her that atleast. Maybe fight together against a common enemy. Maybe even sacrifice her life for Ellie (sounds cliche i know)

-Foxtrot638d ago

She was the Last of Us, they both were and NaughtyDog decided to just ruin her in Part II

She was immune, a great story to explore but they just pushed it aside like was nothing and left her with nothing in the end

Another “ReVeNgE iS bAd” ending where she lets it go despite everyone she killed getting to her

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

@Clay

I preferred playing the Abby segments. Her story really shows how some people tried to work together to rebuild civilization. If they had a better leader they probably could have with all that military training at their disposal. Abby's combat fits the moment and is really, really immersive. She knows she's a badass and she also knows she's not invincible and it comes across in her actions and the story.