The whole thing about Joel preventing a vaccine is a load of bull. The development of a cure was a shot in the dark AT BEST. Even if they were able to do it, the Fireflies would not have had the resources necessary to mass produce and distribute the vaccine to the world! The chain of command was breaking down anyway, so even if they miraculously found the manpower and capital for such an endeavor, they would have crumbled as far as organization. Ellie living was the best outcome!
If Joel had let Ellie die and if it /had/ created a vaccine it would still be pointless. The people of the world have gone to shit, doing whatever it takes to survive; murder, rape, cannibalism. Who’s to say just because you might not turn that things will turn to normal? That’s why I’m glad Ellie survived.
Full Confession: I feel like Joel tried too hard to reject Ellie, because she made him feel like Sarah was still alive, and that shook him down to his bones. I was waiting through the whole game from him to yell at her and say “Sarah” instead of “Ellie”. That’s the only thing that I wanted that I didn’t get from the adventure.
It was the character developments that impressed me the most. Ellie went from this goofy, vibrant kid in this bleak world to an exhausted, world-weary person who’s seen too much. And that to me, was the most tragic thing.
I would pay good money for a DLC that allowed me to play the entire game through Ellie’s perspective. Her parts in the Winter chapter were so god damn tense and I felt as if it were ME fighting for my life, as I am similar in physical strength.
Throughout the game you learn so much about the characters…you learn how they react to things they dont like, how they act around people they love or hate…but with me i didnt only just focus on that, i focused on their emotional conection with eachother. And that was so powerful to me…That made the game special.
In the end, it looked like Ellie’s bite mark was getting worse. Maybe the process was just slower for her because her body was resisting the infection, but eventually it might begin to take over and she might turn. Just my opinion.
This game is so important to me because I can relate so much to Ellie. I just broke down during the David scene because it seemed like he was about to sexually abuse her and I’ve been in the same situation she has.
Full Confession: It disgusts me how so many gamers refuse to believe David was trying to rape Ellie. “But he was trying to kill her!” “He wasn’t tearing off her clothes!” “He was trying to seduce her and then he got mad when she broke his finger!” No, dudes. It’s pretty clear David was a serial rapist who was planning to rape Ellie (and was about to when she macheted him.) And that’s why she was traumatized, not because she was just nearly killed by a cannibal. She’s used to people trying to kill her.
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