The Last of Us Video Highlights Only Happy Moments That’ll Make Your Day a Little Brighter
To get your week off to a brighter start, check out this wholesome video made up of happy edits from The Last of Us.
Let’s face it, we could all do with some lighter news right now. Lately, all you have to do is turn on the TV or open up social media to be bombarded with terrifying news that leaves many of us in a confused and anxious place. Thankfully, there are still some aspects of goodness happening around the world (if you look hard enough) and video games can provide that much needed space away from this crazy planet we call home. When you think of The Last of Us and more so The Last of Us Part 2, happy moments may not be the first thing that pops into your mind. While The Last of Us may have offered more uplighting encounters than Part 2, TLOU2 still provided many heartwarming occasions. To showcase this, Twitter user Anastasia put together some edits from both of the games to help us all to try and focus on the good instead of the bad.
Through Anastasia’s wholesome short video, we see Ellie and Dina embracing in a dance on the night that their friendship turned into something more as they shared a kiss. We also see a smiling young Ellie with Joel in the scene where he plays her his song of ‘Future Days’ on the guitar and then offers to teach Ellie how to finally play. If you have played Left Behind which is a DLC to the original The Last of Us, you’ll already be familiar with the adorable Ellie and Riley scene as they jokingly play around in a photo-booth. Abby from The Last of Us Part 2 is thrown in too as she and Lev receive some good news over the radio that the Fireflies have regrouped, giving them both hope for the future.
You’ll also see clips of Dina dancing, Lev petting Alice even though he has a fear of dogs, the iconic scene from The Last of Us where Ellie and Joel stumble across a herd of giraffes, Dina and Ellie cuddling with JJ, and many other happy and pure moments shared across the scope of The Last of Us series. This video is a really great idea from Anastasia that shows us that beneath all the violence and hate, there is love and goodness to be found – you just have to look for it.
You can check out the entirety of the video below to hopefully make your start to the week a little bit better.
the last of us but it’s only happy moments because i’m tired of everyone making only sad edits pic.twitter.com/lm0t3znlrm
— anastasia (@infamousellie) September 18, 2020
In other The Last of Us news, what fan wouldn’t be excited about the upcoming The Last of Us HBO series? Recently, we learned that it will include a “Jaw Drop” moment that was originally cut from the game. Chernobyl creator and HBO’s The Last of Us writer Craig Mazin said that ”We’re creating new [things] and re-imagining what is already there to present it for a different format,” Mazin told the BBC’s Must Watch. “Our goal is not to keep you in love with The Last of Us, but to make you fall in love with it again in a different way. It’s a passive way of taking it in, instead of playing it, but you’ll be experiencing more, with more characters in more ways.” Mazin says of his reaction to hearing about a moment that Druckmann had initially left out of The Last of Us “Jaw drop – that’s going in. For sure, we have to do that. You couldn’t stop me doing that. You will have to shoot me [to stop me] from doing that.”
While you’re here and most probably an Ellie fan, check out this incredible fan art poster by Twitter user @IconicNephilim who has created a piece of art illustrating the evolution of Ellie throughout The Last of Us Part 2. While not wanting to leave the equally amazing Abby out, here’s some fan art in the form of a mural appropriately painted right beside a gym in Wiesbaden, Germany. You may also enjoy this fierce cosplay of Abby by Nieke or this intense cosplay of Ellie facing off against some Clickers.
The Last of Us Part 2 is available now exclusively on PS4 (and soon to be PS5). The game was one of DualShockers’ favorites of 2020; make sure to check out the official DualShockers (generally spoiler-free) review. Also, feel free to grab the game physically on Amazon to help support the site.
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