In 2013, the United States experienced an outbreak like none other before. A mutant Cordyceps fungus plagued humanity which causes the lost of all brain functionality, becoming hyper-aggressive, and converting to cannibalistic tendencies when it comes in contact with a host. This fungus has already killed and infected roughly 60% of humanity and will claim more with no cure in sight.
The mutant Cordyceps fungus has caused a division between survivors with different solutions towards their dilemma. On one side you have the Federal Disaster Response Agency (FEDRA) using their military influence to instill martial law on quarantine zones. On the other you the Fireflies, a revolutionary militia group whose goal is to free the oppressed and return the power back to the people. Despite the conflict between the FEDRA and Fireflies, they both are in search of a cure.
With no known cure it leaves many in wonder if being killed or become infected will be their fate. As the Fireflies say, “When you’re lost in the darkness, look for the light,” and her name is Ellie. Alongside a man named Joel they travel across the United States to get to a Firefly facility in order to create a vaccine from her blood. She is the only known case of someone being immune to the fungus, which leaves the future of humanity in her hands.
Recently, Naughty Dog released some news in regard to one of their critically acclaimed game series The Last of Us. During the PlayStation Experience 2016, this studio released a reveal trailer that confirmed all the rumors of there being The Last of Us Part II. Of course this left all fans of the first game relieved and satisfied by this news. So far we don’t know too much information about this game except that it’ll take place five years after the first game and you’ll be playing as both Joel and Ellie. Also some developers stated that this game would be fueled by hatred and revenge.
With this news being music to some ears, it also caused some worry from others. If you ever played the first The Last of Us, you would know that this game was considered one of the best games in a long time and didn’t really need a part two. Some believe that the first game was so good that it’ll make part two have high expectations and will have a difficult time topping the first game. This skepticism was fully acknowledged by the creative writer of Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann, and stated that what he has in store for The Last of Us Part II will leave players beyond pleased.
Myself being a huge fan of the first The Last of Us, I also had some concerns about The Last of Us part II. I’ve played and beaten this game twice and I’m currently going through this game a third time and I consider it to be one of my favorite games. This news of there being a part two left me more curious then anything. The Last of Us as a whole was almost flawless in my opinion so I’m interested to see what’s to come with part two. I will continue to remain optimistic though and hopefully some more information and gameplay footage will be released sooner than later.
If you haven’t played the first The Last of Us I would highly advice for you to not let this game go by without you playing it. If you like a well-written story, visually stunning graphics, and great gameplay you will thoroughly enjoy this game. It is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and also PC through the PlayStation Now service. Feel free to check out the trailer for The Last of Us Part II down below.
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