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Outing the Elephant in the Room (**NO SPOILERS**)
on March 6, 2014
Ok so first things first. The length of this DLC is around the 2.5 - 3 hour mark, if you explore all there is you **might** stretch that to 4 hours and having said that, like the original, its cut-scene heavy.
With all that said, my opinion is that this DLC is worth every single penny. If you loved the original, then I cant help but feel you are doing yourself a disservice by not picking this up due to its slightly high price.
Whats in the DLC?
This DLC covers a small but important part of the original story that was missing, but it also covers some of Ellies back story. Not only do you have a very important piece of the original story filled in, but you also find out about Ellies pre-Joel life.
As good, if not better than the original game. Graphics are jaw-droppingly good, considering this is a last gen game, just WOW. The sound is as good as the original and then the acting / mo-cap is again, spot-on.
Should you buy?
Tough question. But if you are a fan of Naughty Dogs exquisite story telling, if you absolutely loved the original TLoU, I struggle to see why you wouldn't enjoy.
On the other hand, if you are looking for fast paced, shooter action, while the DLC does have this, its VERY story / cut scene heavy. If you even remotely put off by this possibility then I think you will struggle to justify the $15.
I am a huge fan of story telling, and for my money no one does this better than Naughty Dog. I loved the story in the original and this is not only more of that but a piece of the story I felt was missing. Yes its short but this is the perfect example of how DLC can be done right and be AAA+ quality start to finish.