If you're like me, you're going to want to go ahead and brace for feels because a lot of good (and not so good) puppers are going to be dying in your Last of Us Part II playthrough. A recent press event paired with a brand new trailer reveal for the Last of Us Part II revealed a lot about the upcoming sequel from Naughty Dog and while the gameplay and grown-up setting sounds cool, my little heart can't stop resting on one fact: Dogs are going to die and I'm already really broken up about it.
Anytime there's dog-attacking in games, I always cringe. It's a big reason why I play most of the quests in Dragon Age II on silent because of those damn mabari sound so pitiful when slain. There are a ton of games that include this mechanic as a way to pull at feels even more, and yup - Last of Us Part II is one of them. The only upside is that these aren't some cute and cuddly corgis, they are vicious killing machines, but that doesn't make it easier if you're a stupidly obsessed puppers person like I am.
Like a lot of games that force players to kill dogs, these also make really pitiful sounds - much like the mabari I mentioned earlier. Though in attack mode they are gnarly and really brutal, the takedown reduces them to a whimper that will most certainly pull at your heartstrings.
So yeah. In addition to a heartbreaking narrative of Ellie in her quest for revenge and survival you can also look forward to not cuddles with all the goodest of the good boys. My advice? Bring tissues and if you drink? A nice class of whiskey wouldn't go amiss.
The Last of Us Part II officially makes its way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on February 21, 2020. You can learn even more about the highly anticipated sequel with our previous coverage here including the latest trailer, special editions, and even some awesome cosplays!