5Taking control of Ellie
When Joel gets injured about half way through The Last of Us, the focus turns to Ellie. It’s a chance to understand more about her character through her eyes. It also revealed her bond with Joel, and how much she was willing to go through to save him. It showed how far their relationship had come.
Ellie’s gameplay also changed the formula we were getting used to with Joel. There was much more of a focus on stealth with Ellie, and those moments were some of the most tense in the game.