Holy damn, while most publications are posting their preview of TLOU2 giving it incredible praise (90+ confirmed metacritic) Gamespot's preview literally only talks about how the game is too violent and makes the reviewer feel uncomfortable. I don't think I've ever seen this complaint before. The funny thing is that the violence seems realistic as it should be, not forced but somehow Gamespot feels sensitive about it, lo.
The melee combat feels incredibly good, but it's hard not to wince when you slam a machete into a person's shoulder or take them down with a knife to the side of the head. The damage modelling is satisfying, but there's always going to be a shock when someone's head shatters from a rifle shot or someone's skin gets melted by a Molotov cocktail. And when other enemy characters cry out the name of the guard dog you just exploded in front of them in disbelief, it's hard not to feel like a bad person