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Saving Joel: A Playable Twist in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered

In the vast wilderness of post-apocalyptic gaming, one scene in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered has left players shattered and emotionally scarred. H...

Claire Jackson Jan 21, 2024
Saving Joel: A Playable Twist in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered

In the vast wilderness of post-apocalyptic gaming, one scene in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered has left players shattered and emotionally scarred. However, a cunning modder has now taken it upon themselves to bring solace to the broken hearts of survivors by making that heart-wrenching scene playable. Brace yourselves for a cathartic and even more brutal experience. (Spoiler alert!)

The legendary modder, Speclizer, recently graced the gaming community with a YouTube video titled "TLOU 2 but you can save Joel," uploaded on January 19. This astonishing creation presents a playable version of the scene where Ellie exacts her revenge, but with a twist: you now have the opportunity to alter the course of fate and save Joel. Although the name might be a tad misleading, as Joel's unfortunate encounter with a golf club remains intact, you can at least attempt to change his tragic destiny.

The Last of Us Part 2 is known for its dual storyline, a gripping tale that can devour up to a staggering 32 hours of your life as Ellie embarks on her vengeful journey across the apocalyptic landscape. However, courtesy of this fan fiction in the form of a mod, we are transported to a more convenient reality where Ellie avenges Joel in a mere two minutes. Despite the bloodshed being just as gruesome, this remixed scene surprisingly results in less overall carnage than the original game.

While the modded level undoubtedly provided some much-needed catharsis for players still grieving the loss of their beloved character, it amusingly highlights the disparity between the vulnerable Ellie we encounter in cutscenes and the unstoppable force of nature she becomes in gameplay. It's a delightful quirk present in Naughty Dog's repertoire, as they strive to deliver dramatic and grounded narratives alongside the adrenaline-fueled excitement of a stabathon.

Speaking of unexplored possibilities, the recently-released remastered edition of The Last of Us Part 2 unveils previously cut content from the original game. Among these hidden gems lies a particularly harrowing flashback for Ellie, which adds an extra layer of intensity to the already emotionally charged storyline. For those seeking respite from the traumatic events, fear not! The new No Return mode offers a unique twist by infusing tense combat scenarios into a captivating roguelike structure.

As you delve deeper into the gripping world of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered, you might find yourself yearning to venture beyond the boundaries of the main characters. Well, fret no more! Discover the secrets to unlocking every playable character in the exhilarating No Return mode. From battle-hardened survivors to enigmatic wanderers, this mode allows you to experience the apocalypse through various perspectives, adding an extra layer of excitement and replayability to an already thrilling game.

In the end, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered proves that the gaming world is a vast and wondrous realm, brimming with opportunities to reshape our favorite stories. Whether you choose to rewrite the heartbreaking narrative or explore alternate scenarios, the power of modding and the creative ingenuity of the gaming community never cease to amaze. So, grab your controller, embark on this emotional rollercoaster, and remember that sometimes, even in the midst of darkness, a glimmer of hope can be found.

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