Episode 104. July 6th, 2020. SPOILER ALERT! We are going to talk about our experiences playing The Last of Us Part 2 on PS4. We are not avoiding anything so if you haven’t played the game yet, or are still working through it you probably want to hold off on this episode.
I start the episode with an important notice (around 3-4min in): I don’t care what your feeling/opinion is on a video game (or any creative media), threatening violence against the actors, creators, and developers is just unacceptable. Be better.
We talk about a lot of themes in the games, our feelings as we played through it. What we liked, and what we thought could’ve been better. Ultimately, we all enjoyed the games and have somewhat different feelings on the ending and characters. The discussion of Abby vs. Ellie is important, and I think Naughty Dog did a great job with this game. That said, there is a lot of discussion happening on the internet right now, and its a good thing. We should be having tough conversations about games and perspective and viewing things through different lenses. It matters.
Let us know what you think of the game, your thoughts and feelings from TLoU 1 to Part 2, and anything else you’d like to. Tweet us @thedgcast and let us know.
As always, we will catch you on the flip.
Mike, Andrew, and CJ, The Disconnected Gamers Podcast