The Last of Us was one of 2013's finest games, in its story, acting and play. It'd take brass balls to just swagger in and rewrite the ending, but someone did, and the game's creative director himself gave the redo a thumbs up,
NeoGAF, in one of its classic rainy-day thought exercises, yesterday tried to improve the ending to Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic tale. The thread quickly veered into the absurd. Then commenter Erevador offered this take, and Neil Druckmann noticed.
Druckmann is the creative director on the game, with other credits on the Uncharted series. Spoiler alert: Even in jest this might give away parts of The Last of Us for those who have not completed it.
The scene, according to Erevador:
"Ellie and Joel are driving away from the hospital. He has saved her, and murdered the fireflies.
"In the rearview mirror, Joel sees a car approaching. He lightly hits the gas pedal, trying to put a little distance between him and the car that follows. The car keeps gaining on him, it pulls up beside him.
"Joel looks out the window and sees the last person he wants to see right now.
"It is Vin Diesel. A relic from Joel's dark drift racing past.
"Vin gives Joel a look that only says one thing. This challenge is on baby."
For the rest of The Last of Us and its new action-packed ending, see NeoGAF.