The Last Of Us is probably one of the best games of this console generation. It’s certainly one of the biggest console exclusives in a long, long while. And it could have had a very, very different ending. Spoilers under the jump, you’ve been warned.
Neil Druckmann, the game’s creative director, gets into his thought process behind this alternate ending, which you really need to see for yourself. There’s a lot of setup to this, and you really should watch the whole thing, but skip ahead to 3:00 to get the gist
As offbeat as the alternate ending would have been, I really feel that we don’t have nearly enough of this in video games. After all, strange endings out of left field used to be a hallmark of gaming, and this lets the talented cast show off their range. Ah well. Maybe in the sequel. Actually, maybe the entire sequel could be in this style; it’d certainly be different!