The Last of Us: Part II now has a release date

Who would have thought it? The Last of Us Part 2 looks better than any game I have ever seen graphically, and in a trailer just shy of 3 minutes I have all the information and motivation I need to be completely in for this game. And most importantly, it comes out on the 21st February 2020. 

I have to be honest; I was not particularly excited for it before yesterday. I was intrigued but I needed something to give me a reason to think this game was going to live up to the brilliant first game. The Last of Us is such a great story that another trip in that world is borderline risky. We haven’t seen a sequel to Citizen Kane, and that is what the first game was for video games.

If you’re avoiding spoilers, then obviously steer clear of the trailer, as it sets up the story of the game and I know some people will want to avoid any information at all. For me it delivered the perfect amount of intrigue and motivation. The trailer sets up several questions, give you some unexpected answers, and reminds you of how dire the world of TLOU is.

It’s one of the better trailers any video game has ever produced, and it featured very little gameplay if any. That being said I am not sure, as I think this game will look like a movie in and out of cutscenes and being able to tell when you’re in control won’t be easy for people watching.

Naughty Dog have my complete trust when it comes to games, but I was unsure I needed another Last of Us story. Now I am 100% in and any doubts I had are gone. I went from meh to give me it now in the space of 3 minutes and I genuinely cannot wait to experience this piece of art.

There were other games shown during the State of Play event, but I haven’t caught up yet due to being worse for wear the last few days. It feels like I haven’t written for ages, but it’s only been since Monday. I will make up for it tomorrow by going through all the State of Play and Inside Xbox information as well as all the rumours about a new Batman game from WB Montreal. If those rumours are true, I wonder what game Rocksteady have been working on for the years since Arkham Knight.

More on that tomorrow, until then thanks for reading.

ChAzJS

 

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