‘The Last Of Us 2’ Might Ruin Naughty Dog’s Reputation If RPG Features Are Inserted?

By Martin Suan | 10 months ago
‘The Last Of Us 2’ Might Ruin Naughty Dog’s Reputation If RPG Features Are Inserted?

“The Last of Us 2” having RPG features could possibly destroy Naughty Dog’s reputation of releasing games that have “excellent cinematic experiences.”

Following the release of the trailer of “Uncharted 4,” rumors and speculations have been rife that the game developer might include role playing game (RPG) features for “The Last of Us” sequel.


While an RPG feature would definitely give users a new gaming experience, some were quite worried about the consequences if the company decides to insert it.

According to Kenny McDonnell of Moviepilot, an RPG feature in ‘TLOU 2’ might destroy Naughty Dog’s reputation.

“Naughty Dog have become masters at delivering excellent cinematic experiences. Allowing us to impact on that may destroy the reputation they’ve cultivated,” he said.

With an RPG feature in “The Last of Us 2,” it would give players various options on what to do in certain situations and conversations, consequently affecting the outcome of a situation and the impact of the whole story.

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Further, there could be more than two alternative endings in “The Last of Us” sequel if it is released with an RPG feature. This made some quite uncomfortable about the concept of including RPG in “TLOU” 2.

However, it all depends on the fans if they would buy an RPG-type “The Last of Us 2.” Time will also tell how it will perform in terms of reviews and profits.

And if it will rake good reviews and massive sales, it will be an addition to the company’s current reputation: They could also release killer RPG games.

Still, one question remains: Will Naughty Dog release the sequel? Currently, the company has been mum about its latest development.


In an Ask Me Anything session at Reddit, game developers Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley said it had a 50/50 chance.

“If you’re asking about a sequel… right now I’d say it’s 50/50,” he said.

Here’s hoping Naughty Dog would give an announcement about “The Last of Us 2” after the release of “Uncharted 4.”

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