Reading the game: our last.


Reading the game: our last.

Over the years, we’ve told ourselves some of the best, the craziest, the most touching or revealing stories that come not from books, movies or television, but from video games. So we’re running a casual series, reading games, and we’re looking at these games from a literary point of view.

The first time I played this game, it was like the perfect awe and horror. I think it’s wonderful that the word describes it best. Walk into this ruined, beautiful world, and the story of Joel and Ellie, “our last”. Usually, such a completer – obsessed with exploring every hidden and empty space in these imaginary worlds – in this case, I simply state. Run properly. Through the darkness, the rain, the sun. When there is no other choice, stand on my bloody ground.

This is the story in “our last” performance. It allows you to care deeply about the pixelated pixels of a teenage girl, and you will die for her twice in the world.

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Joel falls in love with his surrogate daughter Ellie, who falls in love with her only father, Joel. And I (a father with a daughter about Ellie’s age, Ellie’s four-letter words and Ellie’s strange, incongruous humor) also love Ellie. So when I reached my final goal, I was presented with a terrible choice (no spoilers… ), I drew my gun, massacred my way to the last credit, angry and affirmative, I made the only choice I could.

The second round: the beat is the same, the story is a known thing. Joel and ali fight zombies and soldiers, bandits and maniacs. They lost friends, saw the sunrise, this time, I played a terrible wisdom. Cassandra’s curse. I know how the story ended, I’ve decided, this time, I’ll make another choice. On the right (moral, math, humanistically), so I go all the way to the end, and then…

And then I made the exact same choice again. I can’t let the other one. It hurts too much. Because this is the story of “our last” story. It allows you to care deeply about the pixelated pixels of a teenage girl, and you will die for her twice in the world.

Well, now we’re going to get a doting, just warning.

Reading the game: no one’s sky.

All the technical considerations.

Reading the game: no one’s sky.

Finally, we are a zombie story. This is an incredible derivatives, from one hundred different books and generously to borrow in the movie, on the structure is simple, figurative, melody, inner violence, though (or because all of these) tells the story of you will find the most touching anywhere, influence and satisfying one of the story. At the heart of it is Joel’s story, Joel, a 20-year bankruptcy and ruthless thief and smuggler living in a zombie world. He and his partner Tess was forced to do a job, asking them to take a young girl out of the quarantine area, Boston and sent her to a revolutionary army, because this girl, of course, is the only one – to infected people become rough, cruel mushroom spores of zombies/virus is immune. The young girl is Ellie. And, unsurprisingly, the work is not entirely planned.

If that sounds familiar, that’s good, because it’s familiar. The story -story is a stock framework – test and reliability. It’s a road trip story, like cormac McCarthy’s “road,” or mad Max: the road to anger. From point A to point B, survive the journey, get there. When it is used to support complex role curves, there is nothing wrong with this simple narrative architecture, as it is here. “The last of us” is a simple road trip story for the complex and rich redemption story service.

All bets and destruction are in the first 10 minutes, displayed in such a powerful prologue that even if you don’t have one, you will break your heart. On the night of the end of the world, Joel lost his daughter, and his little girl died in her arms, trying to stop the infection at the mouth of a terrified soldier. Twenty years later, when ali appeared in his life, the weary player said, oh, this is where he learned to love. … You’re right.

Explore the universe in video games

13.7: universe and culture.

Explore the universe in video games

But when you see this happens – like Ellie are carefully between the two buildings shaking a shaky piece of wood, Joel briefly looked at he wear a watch, the gift of his daughter, he wore for 20 years – you participate in it happened (to protect her, to defend her, eventually became one of her perspective transformation a hefty chunk of a brilliant game), it’s all just click. This is a love story – one of the best parents and children of all time.

When the end comes, you will get the ultimate parent nightmare scenario: will you sacrifice your child’s life to save the world? Not a stranger, a friend, or even a spouse, but your own daughter (that’s what Ellie is now – Joel’s daughter, blood or no). Because in Ellie’s life the mushroom zombie plague treatment. But to create it, she must die.

Before writing this article, I started a third game. I walked slowly, slowly, listen Ellie see from her jokes book, looked at her in suburban Boston fireflies, enjoying the game environment of natural beauty and profound story. Nature has recovered most of the abandoned world, giving us an unusual revelation and a revelation of wild flowers. Although I haven’t come to the end yet, I know it’s coming. I know the choices I have to make.

And I know exactly what I’m going to do.


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