The Last of Us
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June 29 2013, 01:17 AM
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Re: The Last of Us
I've been dying to talk spoilers about this game with someone who played and finished. If you haven't finished this game I strongly urge that you not read any further.
About the last scene between Joel and Ellie I was wondering what you think about it. I think Ellie was remembering all the people that sacrificed their lives to get her to the Fireflies. She was ready to give her life for a cure for mankind. And Joel lied to her. Not only did he lie, but he killed the surgeon who may possibly be the only person that can fashion a cure. I have a lot of friends who played this game that doesn't have kids and they all see Joel as evil for what he did. But every parent that I know thats finished the game doesn't see it that way. They look at it as Joel giving Ellie a chance to have a good life. He was actually protecting her. For all intents and purposes, we don't know if that surgeon could've fashioned a cure from Ellie's brain. What if he tried and failed to find a cure and not the only and best hope is now dead? No way would I have consented to such a procedure. I think that if I were Joel, I would've done the same thing. There's no way I would let them kill an innocent life just because everyone else's life is fucked up. If there was a way to keep her safe and have a happy and full life that was the answer. She Should make the choice herself. After she's had kids. The rest of humanity would've had to wait until she was old and ready to go. And Joel did the right thing by lying to her.
There's no way Marlene could've had her best interest at heart. Ellie's bullshit detector is too good. You can tell that she knows Joel lied to her, But she's willing to let sleeping dogs lie. This ending was awesome.
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