In the somber world of The Last of Us Part 2, where sorrow and tragedy permeate the air, there exist fleeting moments of tenderness and warmth. These precious interludes, strategically placed amidst the turmoil, lend greater impact to the game's dramatic and emotional scenes. One such moment arises when players catch a glimpse of what could have been a normal life for Ellie and Dina—a tranquil farmhouse where they explore, nurture, and cherish the newly arrived JJ.
Curiosity piques, and we find ourselves wondering: How did Ellie and Dina stumble upon this idyllic haven? Fear not, for a YouTuber by the name of Speclizer has woven a tale that unravels this mystery. Behold! On their YouTube channel, Speclizer presents a custom level crafted for The Last of Us Part 2, unveiling Ellie's nocturnal encounter with the farmhouse, her valiant quest to rid it of lurking infected souls.
In the captivating video (which you can feast your eyes upon below), Ellie gracefully dispatches a couple of Clickers with her trusty bow. She stealthily maneuvers around the house, searching for a melee weapon. Then, with a flourish, she reveals her silenced machine gun and embarks on a meticulous room-by-room cleansing, systematically eradicating any lurking Clickers. Before departing, she dispatches another unfortunate soul outside, likely in her pursuit to fetch Dina.
But Speclizer's craftsmanship extends beyond mere gameplay. In this artistic endeavor, subtle world-building touches emerge. Throughout the video, lifeless bodies—clearly not felled by Ellie's hand—bear silent witness, suggesting the tragic fate of the home's previous inhabitants. And there, in the front yard, an enigmatic horse stands, as if contemplating the recent loss it has endured.
Alas, dear readers, you shan't wield these virtual weapons yourself, for Speclizer has not made the level available. Understandable, considering The Last of Us Part 2 has yet to grace the realm of PCs. But fear not, for the winds of change blow steadily! The release of The Last of Us Part 1 on PC last year serves as a harbinger of hope, hinting that Speclizer may grace us with their creation when the time comes. Until then, let it reside as a delightful headcanon.
As fate would have it, Speclizer's video coincides with the recent launch of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered, a treasure trove of developer commentary and Lost Levels that unveil intriguing tidbits previously unknown. Imagine, if you will, the revelation that the game's rendition of Seattle draws inspiration from Infamous: Second Son, or the delightful revelation that the intro's snowball fight between Ellie and Dina was originally a game of Clicker tag.
And so, we embark on this journey, tracing the path to tranquility within The Last of Us Part 2. With Speclizer's imaginative vision and the game's layers of narrative, we savor the bittersweet moments, cherishing the respite they offer amidst a world consumed by darkness. Let us bask in the anticipation of what lies ahead, eagerly awaiting The Last of Us Part 2's inevitable arrival on PC, for it shall be a glorious day indeed.