And Ashley, when she says “fucking except for you” and she pushes me, that wasn’t scripted. - Troy Baker

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People wonder what’s so great/emotional about this scene so here’s why it moved me (and many others I’d imagine) to tears.

You’ve been on such a roller coaster of fear, anxiety and tension already prior to this, especially with that psychopath chasing Ellie and her butchering him the way she did. So much shit has happened you automatically think its about to get worse. You’re able to pick up on Ellie’s silence and automatically know something is wrong. 

The game totally breaks the mould here, especially when Joel goes for the ladder but stops and you know for sure something’s (seemingly) wrong. Then when she sees something and runs off, straight away you assume some more bad shit’s gonna happen, she’s either gonna be shot or an infected’s gonna come out after her or any number of ways to die in this shitty world.

But then after even more tension and buildup as to what the fuck has she seen, you see it. It simply takes your breath away. You’re not ready for it, not ready for something like this after everything bad that’s happened. 

Between the surprise, the Giraffe’s reveal, the heart-wrenching music, the breathtaking realism of the scenery, Ellie’s childlike curiosity and wonderment and Joel’s fatherly nature resurfacing after all those years, it creates such an achingly beautiful and moving moment in games and is a perfect showcase on how the medium is an art. 

THAT is why this scene is so great.

Joel & Ellie.

Joel & Ellie.

By: Olly Moss
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By: Olly Moss

(submitted via @unchartedjoy)

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LESSONS I LEARNED FROM VIDEO GAMES (feel free to add your own!)

Mass Effect: There will always be people telling you the fight is impossible. Fight anyway.
Assassin's Creed: Heroes can come from anywhere.
Fez: Sometimes solving a puzzle only takes looking at it from a different angle.
inFAMOUS: Give people second chances. They might surprise you.
Journey: The road may be long, but you don't have to walk it alone.
Civilization: Not all victories are the same.
Borderlands: Sometimes, you just need to laugh at yourself.
Minecraft: There is no limit to your imagination.
Skyrim: Practice makes perfect.
Pokemon: Friendship can overcome amazing odds.
Katamari Damacy: Even the smallest person can do something great.
Bioshock: Appearances can be deceiving. Even something that appears perfect can have deep flaws.
Dragon Age: Some things can't be changed. What matters is how you adapt to them.
Fallout: Even after the worst disasters, things can be rebuilt.
The Sims: No one man should have all that power.
The Last Of Us: Sometimes redemption comes from the most unexpected places.
Tetris: Do the best you can with what you have.
Portal: If you can't find a way, make your own.
flOw: Adaptation is the key to survival.


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