Also Pedro Pascal again! That guy is in everything!
Bella Ramsey is also good as Ellie. I never played the game, but like many people I thought Elle bore more than a passing resemblance to Ellen (Elliot) Page. Obviously that would no longer be that good casting choice for a teenage girl as he’s like 35…and a dude.
I enjoyed it, but Walking Dead or no Walking Dead, I kind of feel like I’ve seen all this zombie stuff before, many times.
Also, how did they build a massive wall around Boston during a zombie apocalypse? The Big Dig took over 20 years to complete and that was during when the world was humming along normally.
I personally think the sequel game is an absolute masterpiece, a breathtakingly ambitious narrative and thematic expansion on an already great original game, and I take a very dim view of the supposed divisiveness claimed for it. But as this is about the show, followup should go to a different thread.
Re the show, I liked it a lot. Very smart as an adaptation, faithful when it needs to be, elegantly condensed when appropriate, smart in how it expands in other ways. Looking forward to the rest.
While it may be true that “most” video games are not written like this many are. Witcher, Mass Effect, Bioshock, System Shock, Deus Ex are a few that leap to mind. While heavily plotted games with a lot of dialog and story may not be common they are not uncommon either.
People say “Finally! A video game done right” because they seem to immediately forget the previous time they said this, like Arcane,Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Sonic 2 just last year. Jolie’s Tomb Raider was considered bang on the mark in its day.
It reminds me of Black Panther being the first Black superhero to be the lead of a movie. Wesley Snipes over there going, “Didn’t you all see Blade in 1998??? And Blade 2? Even Blade 3?”
Not to mention Hancock with Will Smith. Catwoman with Halle Berry. Even Shaq was Steel in that Steel movie. Probably less said about Catwoman and Steel, but both Hancock and Blade were successful movies.
I heard three. The second game split into two seasons. Players will understand why, but details are spoilery.
The story of the first LoU game, if you buzz efficiently through the combat and don’t bother with any exploration or more than the minimum resource hunting, is around 13-14 hours. If the first episode is a reasonable guide, they got through about ninety minutes of gameplay in an hour fifteen. That’s with the extra prologue bit at the top, but without the lengthy combat sequence where Tess and Joel go after Robert.
I think with some elegant elision and expansion in different places, one season of hour-long episodes is appropriate for the entirety of the first game.