Last week in the Outer Wilds blog, I said that some games deserve a second chance. Well, it turns out that for the second week in a row, some games deserve a second chance. The first time I played The Last of Us (Naughty Dog, 2013), I thought that the story was as advertised, but had a lot of trouble clicking with the gameplay and eventually got frustrated and quit. But some games deserve a second chance. Almost 10 years later, I decided to give it another shot with the help of a trump card- Easy mode. Naughty Dog has a bad habit of making enemies into bullet sponges, and Easy mode eliminates that frustration. With that on my side, I was finally able to play through The Last of Us to the end (and what an ending it was!) to prepare for a discussion on the podcast!
Joining me in episode 41 to talk about The Last of Us is Ben Robinson from Play Along Podcast. Play Along Podcast is a games club podcast that breaks games down into small sections and meets each week to discuss. A typical game takes them several weeks to complete, so anybody can...play along. They also do a fun side series called Get Rec'd, where one of the hosts and a guest recommend a game to each other, play as much as they can, and then meet to discuss. I recommend the show, and you can find everything Play Along at this link!
You can listen to episode 41 of Tales from the Backlog (The Last of Us) of Tales from the Backlog in the player below, or you can follow the links to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podcast Addict, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or search "Tales from the Backlog" in your favorite podcast app!