Sony saved the best for last during their keynote address at PlayStation Experience 2016, showing off an announcement trailer for the sequel to Naughty Dog’s incredible 2013 post-apocalyptic, story-driven action game The Last of Us. Titled The Last of Us Part II, the game will again feature protagonists Joel and Ellie, with director Neil Druckmann confirming that Ellie will be the main playable character this time around.
Druckmann also describes the sequel as a “story about hate,” whereas the first game was “about the love between these two characters,” which seems to indicate that this will be a darker game than the original, if that’s even possible. Naughty Dog is still in the very early stages of development on TLoU Part II, so details are scarce at this point, but when we do finally get our hands on this highly-anticipated game, we hope that the following features / improvements make the cut.
10. Better Crafting System
The Last of Us featured an intuitive crafting system that let you salvage certain items from the environment in order to make various weapons and items. For the sequel, we’d like to see this system return, but it needs to be expanded upon to allow for more interactivity with the game’s environments. The first game was very limited in terms of what you could actually pick up and use, but with the sequel being developed from the ground up on the PS4, Naughty Dog should utilize the hardware to allow players to pick up and use almost anything they find in the game’s environments. This would help unify the game’s story and gameplay even further and also give players more options for dealing with enemies.