Entrapped: The Illusion of Agency in Naughty Dog’s Magnum Opus

A spoiler-laden review of The Last of Us Part II

Ellie and Baby Potato, in what comes across as the ending of The Last of Us Part II, but turns out is the start of a lengthy finale. Courtesy of Naughty Dog

Very few video games can make people weep at their conclusion. That emotional gut punch, amplified by a profound soundtrack, is often the domain of cinema. So it was a welcome surprise when I found myself crying at the end of The Last of Us in 2014.