Eh. TLOU2 throws out all the subtlety and focus of the first game, for a by the numbers revenge story, and a cackhanded, self contradictory message about violence. It fails to pull off its central conceit of getting you to empathise with the bad guy, because it uses cynical, lazy writing to do it.
I liked the game the first time around, but slogging through it again, its shortcomings are obvious.
The game is about making you feel. Like... real feelings. you are supposed to be a mad, angry, sad and empathizing.
There is nothing lazy about it's writing.
There is nothing triggering me more as "bad writing". It's not a fucking book. I think the characters were genius and the fact that I felt bad for Owen and Abby in the end, really say something.
Some people are more stubborn than others and will never accept that game.
it is best seen when you watch some ending reactions on youtube. There are 2 groups of people. Those who didn't understand the game, never let go - the stubborn people who still wanted to kill Abby during that ending.
And the 2nd group who full screamed at Ellie for trying to kill Abby. I think this is how you are supposed to feel if you let the game take you for a spin