The Last Of Us: DLC I’d Like To See Happen

The Last Of Us: DLC I’d Like To See Happen

The Last of Us has dazzled the masses with its hard-hitting story and brutal world. Ellie and Joel’s journey may have ended, but the game’s universe is still teeming with stories to tell. Throughout the game there are notes that detail other survivors’ struggles, and these notes contain some great (or horrific) stories that feature interesting characters.

The reason why I mention these notes, and the stories in them, is because they wield great potential in regards to downloadable content. As such, the following is what I would personally like to see when it comes to The Last of Us‘ DLC.

Also, be warned there are some minor spoilers (mostly concerning stories within the notes), so read at your own risk.

The Story of Ish

tlou-tunnel-entranceIsh is one of the most intriguing characters in The Last of Us, which is odd given he never makes an actual appearance. A down-on-his-luck survivor who has pretty much given up, Ish becomes an unlikely hero and leader. Ish is instantly endearing, and his personalty shines through with each note the player reads. Ish could easily translate from text to pixel because his story has all the elements that makes The Last of Us such a compelling game, and his journey from just another survivor to a leader/protector of a small community would be an ideal story to be depicted via DLC.

The Hunter Becomes The Hunted

tlou-survivor-campThe bandits in The Last of Us aren’t as bad as you’d initially think. There are numerous notes and sections of the game that point towards the bandits just being people trying to survive. Sure, there are a few of them who enjoy the ‘hunting’ a bit too much, but on the other hand, there are others who just want to keep living. My idea for DLC involving the bandits would be placing the player in the shoes of a normal guy who’s forced into partaking in one of the ‘hunts’. It would explore the change in attitude in a group that ultimately resulted in them becoming bandits, and it would be great to see an enemy truly fleshed out and made human.

The Firefly Backstory

fireflycollectible_960pThe Fireflies are a group that get referenced throughout the whole game, yet little is known about them. It’s because of this that delving into their history and their moral standards would make for a great addition to the lore of The Last of Us–even more so if the player was given the chance to experience the Fireflies’ experiences first hand. For example, to see how the group formed, and how they fared during their journeys across the various states of the US. It’s made quite clear, quite early, that the Fireflies were initially a sizable group but subsequently dwindled in numbers, and seeing how this happened would be fantastic.

Sean Halliday


3 Comments

  1. PJC
    November 11, 2013, 8:47 am

    The most obvious DLC would feature Henry and Sam (if I remember their names correctly). Their dynamic is very similar to Joel and Ellie. At one point, Sam follows Joel as they take on the infected and he even crawls through a vent to open a door that’s locked from the other side. Henry is much like Joel, good with weapons and stealth. I can’t remember if they said where they came from but their journey could mirror Joel and Ellie’s early travels but featuring new areas leading up to where they all meet in Pittsburg. Their is even mention of other characters they were traveling with. We all know how their tragic story ends but the DLC would show us how it began.

  2. kareem
    November 30, 2013, 2:58 pm

    Thank god the dlc is about her best friend.

  3. Justin Ross
    December 19, 2013, 1:15 am

    Having just completed the game I’d like to see a take on Henry, and Sam before they met up with Joel & Ellie. However, I’m really curious about the DLC they’ve announced :)

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