The Last of Us Part 2 is a grimy, nasty, and lurid game. What it isn’t is anywhere near as accomplished as its marketing and reviews (same thing in this case) claimed it was. It’s a fun action-horror game, which is perfectly fine… save for the excessive promises that would make Peter Molyneux seemed restrained.
Also, one has to wonder if so much extraneous detail is justified as Naughty Dog faces allegations of abusive crunch practices.
Also also, this game would have been about twice as effective if it had been put in a better order. The story struggles desperately enough as it is, it doesn’t need to be fighting the poor structure on top of things.