What is the lore behind the last of us?

Set in the post-apocalyptic United States, the game tells the story of survivors Joel and Ellie as they work together to survive their westward journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race.

Is the last of us 2 nihilistic?

Cynicism and nihilism is a given for anything set in a post-apocalyptic world, but The Last Of Us Part II is especially dour. You don’t ever get a sense of closure or even an inkling that Ellie and Abby might’ve just learned something – anything – over the course of The Last Of Us Part II’s brutal journey.

Is the last of us critically acclaimed?

It received critical acclaim, with praise going to narrative, gameplay, visuals, sound design, characterization, and depiction of female characters. The Last of Us became one of the best-selling video games, selling over 1.3 million units in its first week and 17 million by April 2018.

What is the message of The Last of Us Part 2?

While The Last of Us Part 2 is very much a revenge tale, the resulting story has so much more to say. Throughout the entire game, Ellie is infatuated with the idea of justice for Joel. However, in her addiction to this revenge, she finds herself losing those she loves and her humanity.

Why is Ellie immune?

Could the infection be finally catching up to Ellie? In The Last of Us, Ellie’s immunity to the Cordyceps virus that destroyed most of human civilization is the entire reason Joel is tasked with escorting her across the country: so the Fireflies militia can use her biology to develop a cure.

Did Ellie forgive Joel?

Dina and Ellie live on a farm with each other, though Ellie still has PTSD from Joel’s death. She chooses to forgive Abby, as she eventually came to forgive Joel for eliminating humanity’s final chance for a vaccine.