Controversy about The Last of Us Part II’s narrative started to flow into earlier than the sequel even hit retailer cabinets. Such drama stemmed from a large leak, whereby key story particulars have been outed on-line. This led to assessment bombs on Metacritic inside hours of its launch. In addition, so-called followers additionally took it upon themselves to ship hateful messages and tweets to members of TLoU Part II’s forged and crew. Suffice it to say, the previous couple of days have been a whirlwind. And it’s but to decelerate, evidenced by a petition that lately went reside on Change.org. In quick, there are 1000’s who desire a “remake” of the newly launched title’s storyline.
Beware: Spoilers for The Last of Us Part II function beneath.
According to the petition, the core downside rests within the narrative’s framing. Joel dies by the hands of a small group, led by a girl named Abby who’s out for revenge. Throughout Part II, the explanations for her actions turn out to be clear–Her father was the physician Joel killed on the finish of TLoU to save lots of Ellie. Abby and her cohorts are additionally looking for vengeance for humanity’s damnation, since Joel’s habits ensures a remedy is actually inconceivable.
The petition additional takes umbrage with the truth that gamers are compelled to play as Abby, Joel’s killer, for a substantial time frame. “…we were supposed to connect to [Abby] throughout half of the game, and the main character isn’t even [Ellie],” the petition reads. It continues, “…we need a remake for this game because this was a massive disrespect for every fan that waited 7 years for this sequel, and we need to get what we deserved and it was not this game.” (Entitlement overload?)
Quite a lot of gamers, who might or might not have truly performed the sport, appear to agree. As of writing, roughly 12,000 individuals have signed the petition for a remake. The aim is to realize 15,000 signatures.
The Last of Us Part II is in shops now for the PlayStation 4.