The Last of Us Part 2 has been hailed for its performances and characters which have labored collectively to kind a phenomenal (and haunting) narrative. One of the actors concerned has now shared her ideas about how the post-apocalyptic sequel “elevates the enjoying area for storytelling.”
Speaking with (*2*) for the newest podcast episode, actress Shannon Woodward, who did the movement seize and the voice of Dina, showered reward on developer Naughty Dog for representing LGBTQ relationships in a mainstream recreation like The Last of Us Part 2—the appropriate means.
“There has by no means been a triple-a recreation that starred a lady, ever,” stated Woodward. “and this [The Last of Us Part 2] stars a number of girls, with one who’s homosexual, one who’s bi, after which now we have a transgender character.”
“For so lengthy individuals have been treating tales in video games like tales in porn,” continued Woodward. “Nobody actually wants it however it’s type of simply there.” She added that “illustration clearly issues” and there are clearly different video games which have completed the identical as effectively, however The Last of Us Part 2 simply does it significantly better.
“It is extra enjoyable. It is extra fascinating. There are numerous tales individuals haven’t instructed. It is an superior step ahead to open the panorama for various sorts of tales,” she exclaimed.
Woodward additionally identified that The Last of Us Part 2 was her first time working in a recreation. She was beforehand solely concerned in motion pictures and tv reveals such because the extremely acclaimed Westworld. She nevertheless can be an avid gamer. BioShock particularly was a recreation which in her phrases “introduced me again” because it was a lot greater than only a pointless narrative backing pointless taking pictures.
Having now labored in each mainstream tv and video games, Woodward said that working with Naughty Dog was as compared “…extra intimate and extra non-public.” While she had a small however essential function to convey to life an vital section of the storyline, Woodward drastically liked enjoying the sport as effectively. “There is a lot [Dina] was not there for; she knew what was occurring, however it’s completely different to expertise it.”
The Last of Us Part 2 is now obtainable on PlayStation 4 and thru backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5. Naughty Dog might but launch an replace to make the sport native to the brand new (and highly effective) console.