The Last of Us Part II's journey to release has been riddled with well-documented strife, from multiple delays to users review bombing the game on Metacritic even though they haven't played it yet. But when you cancel out the noise and actually experience Naughty Dog's latest title, does it live up to the immensely high bar set by its lauded predecessor? Find out as we break down the game's story and discuss why Ellie's tale has Joe Juba, Andrew Reiner, Andy McNamara, and me emotionally exhausted, yet utterly spellbound.
I cannot emphasize enough that we spoil almost every single major story beat from The Last of Us Part II while also showing said footage from our time playing the game. If you want to be fresh and experience the game for yourself (which you unequivocally should do), please bookmark this page and come back to us when you've completed your playthrough. I promise it will be worth it.