Sony gave us a glimpse of the gameplay of the highly-anticipated Last of Us Part II at E3 2018 in Los Angeles.
Naughty Dog’s original The Last of Us was Sony’s fastest-selling new IP and one of the most highly acclaimed games of its time. Hence it comes as no surprise that the Last of Us Part II is one of the most anticipated games to be showcased at E3 this year. We’ve seen a couple of character-heavy trailers that have given us some information and more mysteries to solve about the game.
We know so far that the game will be right after the events of the original, will feature the same duo with Ellie being the primary this time and a number of new characters, along with the best character details and effects in Sony’s entire current lineup. Well, Sony has revealed a lot more about the title at E3 2018, and here’s a look at the new gameplay.
We got a deeper look at the character animation and expression details that The Last of Us Part II has long promised. Ellie is now 19 and has found some semblance of peace in the world. According to the developers, a violent act disrupts that peace and puts Ellie on a course for retribution. It also explored the romantic relationship between Ellie and Dina before moving onto combat gameplay. Here’s what we learned from that.
The gameplay and the world
The game had been reported to be more focused on stealth gameplay and that’s what we saw right from the beginning, with Ellie sneaking through a forest and avoiding the bad guys in the game through crouching, sneaking and taking them out through melee as well as bow and arrow attacks. If this gameplay is how the rest of the game is going to be, we’re in for some intense action in the Last of Us Part II.
The game looks very well designed in terms of environments, lighting and more. Even details down to where the character has been shot or hit are reflected in the way the combat plays out, and so does the environment. Every fight sequence feels like a well choreographed, pre-designed set. It might just be the most well-designed game from Sony this year. Additionally, the game also features a lot of RPG-ish elements now such as crafting and looting. We don’t have an official launch date yet.
According to Naughty Dog, if you’ve played the previous Last of Us title, this game will be everything that it was but better. And that includes the enemies as well, who will be more environment-aware and offer you more dynamic stealth and head-on combat situations. Overall, Last of Us Part II seems to be worth the wait.
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