Games like Uncharted and The Last of Us make you feel like you’re playing a movie. They make you relate to the characters, believe in their predicament and act out based on their ideologies. For all you know, they’re real people.
The Last of Us Part 2 continues this tradition. Despite some shortcomings, it raises the bar for cinematography and storytelling in video games. It conveys that any actions you perform, any decisions you make, can lead to dire consequences for you and those around you.