The Last of Us Part 2 Tease Irritates Gamers With Its Snow and Climbing Mechanics
Climbing mechanics don't seem to impress the gamers, and the snow isn't good enough.
If you’ve been waiting around for more information about The Last of Us Part 2, there’s not really much new to report on. However, developer Naughty Dog has shown off some old gameplay showing Ellie being able to explore the world through climbing. A simple tweet aimed to populate social media and reiterate the games upcoming mechanics. However, gamers aren’t happy about the new video. Why? Snow. Also climbing.
Naughty Dog shared a video clip of the protagonist, Ellie climbing up some snow-covered obstacles, and jumping across a gap, landing on another snow-covered platform. However, gamers have jumped on the tweet to express their frustration about the snow, and also throw sarcasm at the climbing mechanics being mentioned.
In The Last of Us Part II, Ellie is more agile in combat and when exploring the world, allowing us to introduce new verticality and discoverable areas to environments as you climb and jump over obstacles. pic.twitter.com/n9bwpXLB9q
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) March 17, 2020
The tweet from Naughty Dog essentially explains that players can expect to climb and explore environments freely. A mechanic that’s available in most video games, sure. But in comparison to The Last of Us, players were only able to climb ladders and were unable to jump large gaps. It seems people are assuming that Naughty Dog is revealing a brand new mechanic that’s mind-blowing and never been seen before in games. When in fact the studio is just stating that the sequel will include a mechanic the original didn’t have.
If that’s not enough, a lot of people are also complaining about the quality of the snow deformation that’s featured in the video. When Ellie walks through it, you can see the snow crumbling at her feet. Even when she jumps and lands on the other platform the snow becomes deformed, with an animation showing the spreading of the impacted snow.
The thing is, the video clip shown by the account is a clip from the gameplay trailer we saw back in September 2019. So the gameplay itself is fairly dated to what it could probably look like today. Not only that, but it’s snow for goodness sake.
The Last of Us Part 2 has come under fire of late after the studio’s crunch culture was reported on, The game itself was delayed from February 2020 to May 2020, however, despite this delay, as revealed in the report, a developer told Kotaku, “we aren’t slowing down the pace.”
The Last of Us Part 2 will be heading to PS4 on May 29, 2020.