LONG AWAITED SEQUEL TO THE LAST OF US FINALLY GETS A REVIEW DATE
The Last of Us Part II was originally revealed back in 2016 at the PSX Showcase and has been in development for six years now. It’s been a long wait but review scores will be coming in soon. Journalists with review copies of the game have managed to keep quiet and all that has been shared is a screenshot of the title screen.
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WHEN CAN WE EXPECT REVIEWS?
The review embargo is set to be lifted a week before the game releases on June 12th at 00:01 PT, 03:01 ET, and 08:01 BST. Once lifted we’ll start seeing reviews across various gaming news sites and get an idea of what we can expect.
The Last of Us Part II has had a lot of controversy surrounding it but developers Naughty Dog remain confident. After being leaked in April, the plot has been a major issue among many fans, leaving them divided. I won’t go into detail but some have already decided to abandon the game. Personally I have not been able to avoid the leaks but at the end of the day we have to remain unbiased. We don’t know the full context so we’ll have to see when the game is finally out before forming opinions. Even voice actor for Joel, Troy Baker doesn’t know how fans are going to react. In an interview with Fandom he said: ”If we have done our job right, people will question everything”.
“I want people to go in open-minded to this story, and allow Joel and Ellie to tell their story — not the story that people think that they want to be told…If people go in open-minded to this thing,” he teases, “I think they will have a completely different experience than if they go in close-minded.”
TLOU2 was originally scheduled to release on February 21, 2020, but was later delayed to May 29 and finally delayed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were left frustrated at the delays and reports of the Naughty Dog crunch were coming in. That being said Naughty Dog reassured fans that they were still hard at work after the initial delay and the second can’t be helped since the corona-virus affected many developers. The studio remains positive and there’s definitely a lot of talk surrounding the game, it’s expected the embargo lift will give pre-order sales a push.
The standard edition of The Last of Us Part II is now available to pre-order at various retailers for £54.99 and other editions are available with some cool bonuses. Are you looking forward to playing The Last of Us Part II? Let us know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to check out our Youtube channel here!
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