'The Last of Us: Part 2' Latest News & Update: Nostalgia, Melancholy & Worries About Reveal Trailer Explained
There are two elements that reveal trailer of "The Last of Us: Part 2" presents that entangled players - nostalgia and balanced emotion. Surely, Naughty Dog doesn't want to end Joel and Ellie story while it can still sell like pancakes and a second iteration is inevitable. It is just a matter of time for "The Last of Us: Part 2" and the time had indeed come.
Now here is a problem with "The Last of Us: Part 2" reveal trailer; it left a feeling of unease. While Naughty Dog reaps the critical acclaim for making the intro nostalgic and exciting as well, it also spawned melancholic touch. In fact, there are talks about possible demise of Joel although the developer hasn't yet confirmed nor denied this "The Last of Us: Part 2" rumor, as discussed earlier here at GameNGuide.
Perhaps, what led to theory of Joel's death is that lead Ellie plays her guitar in "The Last of Us: Part 2" trailer in grieving fashion, Hardcore Gamer said. So if Naughty Dog chose code of silence over the whole controversy, what could shed more light are the next trailers. That is if "The Last of Us: Part 2" will not opt to play along the current heartbreaking trend.
A more disturbing observation in "The Last of Us: Part 2" reveal trailer is the hint that changed the whole Ellie character into a hardened gal full of hatred. On the contrary, players witnessed a jovial and loving Ellie in the previous game. It is quite intriguing what caused our protagonist to hate the torn-up world she is lives in. There are few theories within this parameter and again, it points to Joel's unlucky fate.
Make no mistake about it, Naughty Dog made trailers that are arguably the best in the business as of now. "The Last of Us: Part 2" can be counted among them. It's just that - those two eerie elements we discussed can't be so easily swatted away.