DisturbedSwan Posted June 19, 2020 Share Posted June 19, 2020 Made a start on this last night, got about 2 hours in. Not much has happened so far but I do not want to give anything away at all about this game so will put all of this in Spoilers: Spoiler Wow. It’s no surprise but I’m just so incredibly impressed with it already, the acting in just the opening cutscene alone is a cut above almost all games out there, it’s fucking crazy. It’s safe to say the beginning is much more sedate and less of an emotional gut punch than the first game, it definitely eases you back into the world rather than the shock and awe tactics of TLOU1. It picks off right after the events of 1 whilst in Tommy’s camp in Wyoming, after a few cutscenes and a bit of exposition there’s a time skip and you’re right into Ellie’s boots in modern day. The beginning is actually weirdly similar to RDR2. You start off playing on a horse and then as Ellie get shown through Tommy’s camp. Getting introduced to some of the local characters and seeing some of the market stalls in this snowy small town that looks straight out of a Western is just great. It just has such a nice jolly atmosphere to it. Events take place after the Winter Dance trailer from E3 2018, you don’t actually see the Dance in game which is an amazing touch I find, love it when trailers add a greater context to the game itself. Everything just feels so well choreographed and written. As mentioned previously the acting/voice acting is superb, sometimes it seems video game characters shout a bit to emphasise their point or get you to do something in terms of the plot but here there’s a softness to the way the actors deliver their lines that’s just so much more real and nuanced. It’s just such a great game to see in motion. Everything feels like such a well choreographed ballet or something, the way everything fits together perfectly. The world in combination with the characters in combination with you, all so well directed and written. Hardly any combat in those first two hours aside from a snowball fight ? but from the enemies I did encounter it seems very similar to the first game, it’s just you don’t need Shivs now thankfully. I will say I don’t find the graphics as impressive as I thought I would. They are still extraordinary but don’t look a whole lot more advanced than U4. Needless to say I’m very impressed. I honestly couldn’t put it down, if I could’ve stayed awake I would’ve happily played it all through the night. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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