The Last of Us and the Independently Motivated Protagonist.

*Contains Spoilers: This article may only be fully appreciated upon completion of The Last of Us* The video game hero is oftentimes never a truly realised character. With hours needed by the player to invest in the completion of the game, to have the player at odds with their heroes makes the entire experience hard to connect with. We want to save the world or we want to destroy it, whichever route the game takes you down the player’s and protagonist’s goal are intertwined; we share their quest because it is what we generally believe in. Therefore the hero we … Continue reading The Last of Us and the Independently Motivated Protagonist.