Ahem. I might be a little excited about it.
For those of you who don't know, I played the first game (you can find my review here), and absolutely adored it. I could gush about it all day. I'm also still in love with Joel as a character. Anyway, here's the trailer for the new game:
The game trailer was nothing like that. We were introduced to a whole new cast of characters, one of whom, it is heavily implied, might be pregnant. This badass mum-to-be is rescued. And then there's a line that perked my ears up:
"She's one of them." As in one of the demons. As in one of the infected.
Except she doesn't look or act like one of the infected.
Ah hah! She's immune (probably).
Pregnant and immune. Ellie's mum?
This is all conjecture, of course. Entirely speculation. But it's really fun to speculate about who these people are and why we're seeing them.
I am a little disappointed that there was no Ellie and Joel in this trailer. I love them so much, and would love to see more of them. I am excited, though, to find out about Ellie's mum. Perhaps they'll combine both; as in Ellie finds out something about the Fireflies that has to do with her mother, and that's what sends her on a rampage against them. Maybe we will get more Ellie and Joel.
It might be wishful thinking, though.
I'm genuinely thrilled to see this trailer. Of the games I've played, The Last of Us is the one that has sat with me the longest. I still sometimes think back on that story, and the characters. And if this game is anything close to the brilliant vehicle for telling the story that the last one was, I'll be well satisfied.
I do have to point out a rather pleasing idea that I read in the comments of the video I watched yesterday:
Imagine if Joel and Ellie's mum had an encounter and affair during the fall of humanity, and Joel is actually Ellie's dad, and neither of them know it.
I think it'd be a hell of a coincidence, but it's still fun to think about. The idea pleases me.
Any gamers amongst my readers who are deep into tearing apart trailers and coming up with theories? LEave your favourites in the comments below!