Lol at Tom McShea doing this interview. He gave this game a 7 or something and the Internet furor was incredible. Just finished this DLC, I think there should have been a final scene where Ellie kills Riley when she goes mad. All in all, this bought me back to the intensity of TLOU. Dem feels
Am I the only one who thinks it's an amazing coincidence that Elle Page came out of the closet on the same day this was released?
Ellie looks a lot like Ellen Page, just saying...
I think that in 10 years time people will look back at this game and realise how amazing this game actually was, the same way I look back and remember how amazing Zelda The Ocarina of Time was.
I think the only people the lesbian relationship bothered are people who are just insecure about it. In all honesty it only bothered me a bit because I'm insecure about people being insecure about it(oh no, here we go, I don't want to see, hear, or have this argument). I realized this as I visited certain forums in which, tacked on to the end of the lesbian issue, was also the race issue, right behind it as something related, as though they were both intentional swipes at their personal egos and ideologies.
The lesbian part was hardly anything dirty; a simple peck to denote the extent of their relationship, how much they meant to each other, and how much of a loss she'd really be to Ellie in the end.
The lesbian twist is entirely unecessary. It serves no purpose what so ever, other than making the audience go, OHHH THEY KISSED, HOW CONTROVERSIAL! Utterly ridicules.
And lets not forget about the ridicules price...
*Spoilers* The DLC was amazing, but I really wish I could have seen Riley's last moments and if Ellie put her down.
i didn't expect this game to be funny but it was genuinely funny and that was a pleasant surprise........
I heard two peanuts walked into a park, one was as-salted. Need I really say anymore about why this DLC is the most awesome thing ever.
I think Ellen was even kinda upset or assumed that ND had "stolen her face".
@weetbix23 I was 14 when Ocarina came out- if the school yard chatter was any indication, people realized it was amazing back then (though personally I was more of a Metal Gear Solid guy - they came out at around the same time)
@Earth_Krish I thought it was really well done, I got the feeling that they were a bit more than friends the whole time, but it was subtle. The person responsible for these characterisations is truly a mastermind of our medium
@Jawehawk-DK The kiss was kept hidden but intimate. We saw it from just behind Riley and it lingered just a heartbeat longer than a farewell peck between friends. There was no lust or sexuality, just love and tenderness. The relationship spawned from a necessity of closeness. As for the price. I feel it was well worth the price of admission for the amount of work put in...did you even see the credits? its not like it was one person creating this DLC.
@Jawehawk-DK Got to disagree. While I wasn't really expecting it when it happened it seemed like the most natural thing in the world to me. As for the price I always say vote with your wallet. Its not like anyone's forcing you to buy it.
@puddinghead101 It was great! It's made me want to play the main game again, which I am now. Such a great game, one of the best story-driven games with some of the best characters ever.
@puddinghead101 @Jawehawk-DK @Earth_Krish
I personally don't think it was intended as a Lesbian relationship at all
Firstly, they're both below the age of 14, so their feelings toward each other would just be confused and in no way 'real' as they're both far too young to understand
Secondly, the Kiss came across as it was just a strong show of friendship, it was almost as though Ellie was so happy to be where she was with Riley, that she had to show how much it meant to her, and there was no other way in her mind
Thirdly, the kiss showed us how much Riley meant to Ellie, without the Kiss, we would have not known how truly close they were and how much it hurt Ellie to lose Riley
Its well played out, i wouldn't say it should be seen at all as Lesbian, but more too very strong friendships at a young and confused age showing their affection for each other...
@grey_fox1984 never gave it thought at that age tbh, i was too busy enjoying simple things like football with friends in all honesty
Any relationships you have at 14 are completely different to a real relationship between two grown up lovers though... Its a lot easier when you're young because nothing is truly serious
Also, the above text was completely my take on it, i'm not saying other opinions are wrong, its just what i see it as... Two young girls desperate for companionship in times of hardship
@FabledVeteran Did you know you were straight when you were 14?