Early in The Last of Us Part 2, Joel gifts Ellie a guitar and teaches her how to play it. In guitar segments from then on out, the game gives players access to a fairly fleshed-out minigame with a variety of guitar chords. The DualShock 4’s touchpad lets you strum or finger-pick to a surprising degree.
You can simply follow the on-screen instructions to play the specific songs the game has cutscenes for. Or, you can fiddle around with the guitar to your heart’s content, perhaps even learning a few different songs along the way.
Some patient players are doing exactly that, and uploading their songs and snippets on social media for the world to enjoy. I, for one, am impressed — both that The Last of Us Part 2 allows for this much flexibility, and that folks are spending time practicing on this virtual guitar. Bets on how many folks will end up buying that luxury replica Taylor guitar that Sony is selling for $2,299?
With great effort, you can play the LittleBigPlanet pod music in #TheLastOfUsPartII #PS4share pic.twitter.com/oTWCSoeov6— Jamie | BLM (@j_plusb) June 22, 2020
Here Comes the Sun! This is my thing now.#TheLastofUsPart2 pic.twitter.com/e6R8Yp89Ri— Rosabelle Armstead (@rosabelledraws) June 22, 2020
heres some Take Me To Church by @Hozier on the ingame guitar in #TheLastofUsPart2 #TLOU2 @Neil_Druckmann pic.twitter.com/NKBgYvV36A— Anthony (@AnthonyMingoia_) June 21, 2020
OMFG I can play the guitar while finger picking on #TheLastofUsPartII wtffff pic.twitter.com/0NF5V9DhIH— Harish Tamillionaire Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) June 20, 2020
Whoa you can play hotel california on guitar in tlou2!!!!! #TheLastofUsPartII #PS4sharehttps://t.co/o7PvLPlIAv pic.twitter.com/LKkBHWr8DW— americanpatriöt (@americanpatrit1) June 20, 2020
Eyyy!, I made Ellie play Canon in D . .— Artupred Huejell (@Fredartwork1) June 23, 2020
This guitar feature in game is so cool, never expected that this will be a thing Thank you game!#TheLastofUsPartll #TheLastofUsPart2 @Neil_Druckmann @TheVulcanSalute pic.twitter.com/6CLHoe0Muc
Attempt to play Through the Valley with Ellie's guitar. #TheLastOfUsPartII pic.twitter.com/091bayvEN0— Clément (@white24room) June 21, 2020
#TheLastofUsPartII https://t.co/gja1AhPJWg— Костя Павлов (@btwstw) June 21, 2020
Awesome cover Johnny Cash- Hurt
Folks who have had The Last of Us Part 2 for longer have also had more time to master its pesky strings, so VG247 put together a compilation of a few different covers in a YouTube video you can enjoy below.
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