Join the Ashes of Creation MMORPG
(Register or log in to remove advertisements - why ads?)
What do you think of the ending?
I approve of the games ending.
100.00%
4 100.00%
I disaprove of the games ending.
0%
0 0%
Total 4 vote(s) 100%
You do not have permission to vote in this poll.
* You voted for this item. [Show Results]

[Game] 

The Last Of Us: Ending: Discussion


Started by Beor of Skyrim
Post #78011
Member

Likes Given: 393
Likes Received: 356
Faction & Race:
Ebonheart Pact (Nord)
The Last Of Us

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!


Probably one of the best games, if not the best game, Naughty Dog has ever come with. The ending was quite an... interesting one. If you don't remember or don't care about the fact that you are about to see a major spoiler for the game - then here's the last mission:






Long story short: the girl Ellie who the main character Joel was looking after was immune against the "zombie" disease. The whole game covers the story of Joel taking Ellie to one of the last labs in the US where scientists were looking for a cure. The scientists were part of a group called "the Fireflies" - who took the task upon them to search for a vaccine and to rid the world of the terrible disease.

After more than twelve months of travelling going through lots and lots hardships they arrive at the guarded hospital. Joel discovers there - when Ellie has been taken from him - that the only way to find the source of the problem is to perform surgery on Ellie's brain. There was no guarantee that they could find the source of the immunity but maybe they could possibly create a vaccine that would cure mankind and bring things back to what it once as. (Mind you they had performed surgery on a dozen other patients - who were immune, though Ellie was the "most immune" and had the biggest percentage of succes).

However, Joel came to love Ellie as a daughter and could not bear to loose her - no matter what. He saves Ellie and snatches her from the operation room and escapes the building. They travel back to a secluded settlement in the forests of Jackson Ville, where Joels brother lives along with twenty other families. Ellie has no idea what had happened since she had been under narcotics the whole time.

Joel tells to her and says she isn't immune and that there are dozens of immune people out there. He swears to her that it's true and the game ends when they both walk into the settlement and supposedly live happily ever after together.

What are your thoughts on the games ending? Can you sympathise with what Joel has done or do you think that he should have saved mankind?

Reply down below!
This post was last modified: July 10th 2013, 01:25 PM by Beor of Skyrim


Clan leader of The Bromlokiir

Voth Ahkrin!
Like this post Reply
The following 1 user likes Beor of Skyrim's post:
Hentmereb
Post #78023
Member

Likes Given: 117
Likes Received: 233
First of all I really enjoyed this game one of my favorite games in recent memory. It did a lot of things games are afraid to and really made death have some weight and well I could go on and on. The only negative was the somewhat repetitive combat.

As for the ending personally I really loved it and I didn't really take it as happily ever after, but more as tomorrow is another day we are alive so lets just be happy with what we have. I think Joel to me did absolutely maybe not the right thing for the world, but the right thing for he and Ellie as well as what I personally would have done. The truth is even the doctors in the game kind of seemed unsure about this working and really if they killed her they still could not have had a vaccine for everyone they would have had to try and replicate it which again there was no guarantee so in the end really did he even stop anything? It is more like we will never know if this would have worked, but would it have been worth it to see her die and it not work.

The lying to Ellie when it was obvious she knew could be seen as bad and I kind of think it was a little messed up. As I think about it more though it seems that maybe Joel could have done that to keep all the guild and the burden of what he had done to himself rather than in anyway make that little girl he now loved feel responsible. Basically he tried to keep up the illusion of them being ok with it so that she would not have think about or accept the horror of what he had done and what they wanted to do to her with such iffy chances for success.

I think this is far from a happily ever after ending and closer to as happy as it can get in such a hell. They survived and tomorrow who knows maybe the dam will get attacked and they both die or maybe not the point is for the first time they have a home and they made it through all of it together. That is juts my perspective on it though. I really loved the ending and to me Joel was right almost all of the time even as messed up as it seemed, but then again there is a reason he has made it 20 years in hell some of it even on his own.

It was an amazing journey and an amazing game I am glad naughty dog also plans to end their story here makes me happy cause to me their journey is over and where they go from here is up to my imagination. The world and story of the game is rich enough to explore new avenues and characters. A definitive ending like this really ties the experience together and that they leave it up to us to decide is a really nice thing rather than it dragging on.


The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination-Voltaire
GM Vlos Hithern actively recruiting EP Guild Check us out!
Like this post Reply
The following 1 user likes MaxxRocker's post:
Beor of Skyrim
Post #78123
Member

Likes Given: 393
Likes Received: 356
Faction & Race:
Ebonheart Pact (Nord)
@Maxxrocker

I have to agree with you plus Joel isn't a man with a whole lot of faith in humanity. I mean he can be very coldhearted at times. In the beginnign he doesn't help get strangers in the car who cry for help, his faith is further weakened when he gets screwed over many time - including that one time by Henry and Sam.

Plus I think he couldn't bear loosing yet another person that he loved so dear, especially Ellie for she is like a new daughter to him.


Clan leader of The Bromlokiir

Voth Ahkrin!
Like this post Reply
Post #78188
Member

Likes Given: 84
Likes Received: 71
Faction & Race:
Ebonheart Pact
Nord
I'm mot reading that beor, gonna wait till the PS4 comes out then get this on the back catalog they will have, looks like a unique serious and emotional game.


Aenar The Vengeful
Zeymah Of The Bromlokiir
"To live with honour is the call of all nords, to die with honour is my only request"
Like this post Reply
Post #78265
Member

Likes Given: 117
Likes Received: 233
(July 11th 2013, 02:26 AM)Beor of Skyrim Wrote: @Maxxrocker

I have to agree with you plus Joel isn't a man with a whole lot of faith in humanity. I mean he can be very coldhearted at times. In the beginnign he doesn't help get strangers in the car who cry for help, his faith is further weakened when he gets screwed over many time - including that one time by Henry and Sam.

Plus I think he couldn't bear loosing yet another person that he loved so dear, especially Ellie for she is like a new daughter to him.
Yea absolutely I mean it was apparent from beginning to end that well Joel was a realist and a bit harsh. He had little to no faith in humanity and really only valued the ones who he knew he loved and could trust...I really think the whole Henry and Sam thing was another moment that just really was depressing and really did something in a game that again you are not really suppose to do by a lot of standards. Honestly if anything was my favorite part of this game it was the fact they did not shy away from the fact of children not being untouchable and even being on screen when things happen.


The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination-Voltaire
GM Vlos Hithern actively recruiting EP Guild Check us out!
Like this post Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
(Register or log in to remove advertisements - why ads?)


This fan site is not affiliated with ZeniMax Media Inc. or any of its subsidiaries. Including, but not limited to, Bethesda Game Studios and ZeniMax Online Studios.
The Elder Scrolls® images © ZeniMax Media Inc. / Forum content © TESOF.com