“The Last Of Us” show is true to the video game

By: Audrey Cable

The HBO show “The Last Of Us” is based on a well-loved game that was released in 2013.

The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a mutated fungi causes people to turn into zombies. There are multiple stages of turning: Runners, Stalkers, Clickers, Bloaters, and Shamblers. The higher the stage, the more dangerous the zombie.

The two main characters in the game are Joel and Ellie. Joel had a daughter when the outbreak happened but she died by gunshot. Ellie is a kid who was born after the outbreak and is immune from turning. Joel has to take her to the other side of the US to try and make a cure. 

The show follows almost exactly the same plot as the game, while still changing it in some areas. The creator of the game, NaughtyDog, worked closely with the director of the show to make sure they portrayed the game correctly.

The video game producers are currently planning on releasing the second game story in 2025. NaughtyDog has come out and said that they are planning on making a third game, so we can assume that there will eventually be a third season of the show.

I really enjoyed the first season of the show. I have played the game, and I cried multiple times during this show. The acting by Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie, was amazing.

There has been some criticism floating around about how Ramsey looks nothing like Ellie and how the producers should have cast someone else. I think that it was an amazing decision to choose Ramsey to play Ellie. I hope that next year she gets an Emmy for her acting in the show. 

My favorite has to be episode 3. The writers changed a lot compared to the game, but I thought Bill and Frank’s ending was more peaceful than it was in the game. I sobbed during this episode more than I did playing the game. The game doesn’t really talk much about Frank other than he kills himself because he is bit. In the game, Bill is still alive and meets with Joel and Ellie. In the show, we don’t get to see the relationship between Bill and Ellie, but I liked the change. 


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