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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Naughty Dog game The Last of Us left an undeniable imprint on gamers and pop culture. It was a game that was a perfect blend of nail-biting survival horror and film-quality storytelling. The eventual sequel, The Last Of Us Part II has been an anticipated game ever since it was announced a couple years back.

The game is expected to hit next year at some point, but in the meantime, all we can feast on are the smallest nuggets of information, the latest of which comes from creative director Neil Druckmann at DICE Summit 2018. While speaking, he commented that, while the trailers shown so far seem deadly serious, the developers have turned to an odd inspiration for the game.

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“There’s a show on Netflix called End of the F***ing World – which is so well written, acted, and quirky – has been totally inspiring the stuff we’re doing in [The Last of Us 2]. Again, more on the dialogue stuff.”

So what does this mean for The Last of Us Part II? Don’t expect it to be a straight-up comedy, but I expect we’ll actually be seeing some darkly humorous moments. It seems like an odd mix, but so long as they’re careful with how they use it, it can definitely work.

In the midst of cannibalistic humans, there’s probably room for everyone to laugh at the darker side of things, not unlike men and women in the midst of war, but here’s hoping they don’t skew too far into comedy.

How do you feel about them turning to The End of the F***ing World for inspiration? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.