ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Thanks to a beautiful narrative with captivating and engaging characters, players can often forget about or completely overlook the additional content that The Last of Us includes: multiplayer. The Factions gameplay is an underappreciated aspect of this game. Naughty Dog are famous for their singleplayer experiences, but they've often included remarkable multiplayer modes deserving of praise.

I've engaged with the Factions part of The Last of Us for many hours since the game was released in 2013. It's an exhilirating experience that highlights the depth of The Last of Us' gameplay, drawing the focus away from Joel and Ellie. This is something that The Last of Us 2 needs and Uncharted 4 will give us a great insight into how it'll work!

The Last Of Us 2 - Joel & Ellie Aside, Don't We Need A Great Multiplayer Mode?

The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us 2

I recently got back into Factions after I'd finished up with [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985) (a remarkable masterpiece). What brought Factions to mind was MGS5's compelling Metal Gear Online mode. It's not secret that The Phantom Pain probably has the greatest stealth gameplay of all time. But in saying that, its multiplayer element was still lacking.

Therefore, after sneaking around and trying to take out my enemies in the land of Big Boss and Solid Snake, I soon returned to join the many clans online in The Last of Us.

Naughty Dog did a remarkable job of creating online modes that would challenge you in unique and innovative ways. Whether it be for the search of a Lockbox in Interrogation or the heart-pounding tension of Last Man Standing, Factions was a great stealthy experience.

What Do You Want From Its Release Date?

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

As I've mentioned before, multiplayer is never really something we focus on with Naughty Dog's products. I for one can't wait to see what Nathan Drake gets up to in Uncharted 4. Multiplayer with this game is an after thought, even though I enjoyed the beta. But it's different with The Last of Us 2.

While I may discuss my desire to see Joel and Ellie out of the picture for the sequel, or see Naughty Dog move the setting of the game outside of the Untied States, multiplayer is a priority for The Last of Us 2. I'm a huge fan of stealth in video games, and being granted the opportunity to employ stealth tactics in an online framework is quite the dream! But what do you want from The Last of Us 2? Are you a fan of the Factions multiplayer? Let us know in the comments.


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