HBO's The Last Of Us robbed us of the game's best sequence
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HBO’s The Last of Us TV series robbed us of one of the game's best sequences, say fans.
In terms of being a faithful adaptation of its video game counterpart, The Last of Us series from HBO is as good as it gets - and we’re just not talking in terms of settling for what we got. This series is genuinely one of the most critically acclaimed shows and has already had a second season greenlit.
Some of the show's best moments were like-for-like from the video game including scenes and dialogue. However, there were plenty of moments missing from the show. Such as the longer hospital battle where Joel was nearly fatally wounded or the intense sewer encounter involving Sam and Henry. Variations of these sequences made it into the show, but not as we remember them.
One other notable exemption from The Last of Us TV series was the hotel basement sequence. Fans of the video game will know the dread that this segment brings.
As Joel, players will fight off a wave of generic Infected, Clickers and a Bloater. On the surface, this sequence shouldn't provide that much of a challenge for the ordinary player. However, the basement’s dark, winding and narrow corridors make it an encounter not easily forgotten.
“I just realised we didn't get a horror basement sequence on the show, I was really looking forward to that,” said Redditor I920131.
“This is my biggest problem with the show. We needed more scenes with the infected. First, it’s fun as long as you don’t do it every two seconds. But also to establish them as a constant problem or threat,” replied henningknows.
A common complaint of the show has been its lack of infected and no doubt this scene would have been a worthwhile inclusion, in my opinion.
“I know they were going to intensity, but it misrepresented how much of a threat the infected as a whole really is,” explained Crystal_Bearer. “If you’re going into a new area, it seems fine to just run in because the infected seems to be so rare. They don’t need to be in combat with them constantly, but even simply seeing and avoiding them would have been enough.”
The Last of Us recently concluded with its near-perfect episode which aired on HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.