Players can expect The Last of Us Part II to be 50% bigger than its predecessor in “every way.”
In an interview with GamerBraves, Naughty Dog narrative lead Halley Gross discussed how The Last of Us Part II is expanding from the previous game.
In regard to the overall length, Gross expressed that players should expect to log around 23 hours to complete the campaign.
The Last of Us Part II‘s narrative is not the only aspect of the game that is being increased. Gross mentioned that the title “is massive, not just in length […]We have larger melee systems. In every way, this game is bigger and better.”
An increased scope will allow the sequel to provide players with “something new” when replaying certain segments of the game. For example, reactions from Ellie and enemies will vary depending on a player’s set-up, and how they approach a situation.
The varied paths that players can take when approaching certain scenarios could encourage replayability via non-linearity. The Last of Us Part II‘s single-player-only focus has altered the way gamers will consume its content over time.
Multiple difficulty modes and open-ended combat encounters should breathe new life into each playthrough of Ellie’s journey of revenge and survival.
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