- The Last of Us 2 continues to impress fans with its well-crafted details, even three years after its release.
- A player on Reddit discovered a morbid connection between Ellie and Joel through a subtle detail on the map.
- The use of blood as a way to write signifies Ellie’s hardening and survival in the brutal world of the game.
While playing The Last of Us 2, one player noticed an awesome detail when it comes to Ellie that connects her to Joel. Although the game is three years old now, many fans are still finding great details hidden within The Last of Us 2 that showcase just how well-crafted the Naughty Dog title is.
Although the game can be divisive for some fans of the series, The Last of Us 2 brought a dark and brutal experience to gamers when it launched. The first game was praised for its realism and detail, and The Last of Us 2 took that attention to detail to the next level. With the recent announcement of The Last of Us 2 remaster for the PS5, there could be more great hidden gems uncovered by eagle-eyed fans. The world Naughty Dog has crafted in The Last of Us feels like a scarily realistic version of what a post-apocalyptic America could look like, and this attention to detail is found in its characters as well.
A player known as Ozzell on Reddit noticed a subtle, but brilliant, detail while recently playing The Last of Us 2. While looking at the map, Ozzell noticed a morbid connection that Ellie has to Joel by marking Abby’s possible location in Nora’s blood, just like Joel had done at David’s resort in the first game.
Using blood as a way to write is also a method Tommy uses to write down the gate code after interrogating some enemies, suggesting that Ellie’s choice to mark the map with blood is a trait she picked up from both Joel and Tommy. The Last of Us 2 is one of the darkest games around, and morbid details like this are a perfect example of how bleak of a game it can be. A small detail like this is a simple, yet powerful, way to show how growing up and surviving in such a brutal world has hardened Ellie through the years.
As of now, the future of The Last of Us remains a mystery, but the incredible attention to detail both games have means that a third game could follow suit. Whether it’s the subtle detail of a character or the realistic cities and environments, The Last of Us games are some of the best in the horror genre, and the stellar world-building Naughty Dog has done is one of the main reasons for their success.
The Last of Us Part II is the follow-up to the original game in the series. This time around, players control both Ellie and Abby. The game won many awards, including smashing the record for the most Game of the Year awards.
- The Last of Us
- June 19, 2020
- Naughty Dog