On the one hand, I'm not going to screw my nose up at a new Naughty Dog game. If nothing else it's bound to be a polished title that pushes the tech forward. Yet, on the other hand, Ellie and Joel's story already had a satisfying arc and conclusion. To echo @Darth-Lando's post from two years ago, I can't help but get this cynical feeling that Part 2 only exists because someone at Sony rolled a dumpster truck full of cash up to the Naughty Dog offices. Also, hearing the developers saying things like how the game's narrative theme is "hatred" doesn't inspire much confidence. The first game was a story about loss and humanity, with a nuance to the writing not seen in most video games. Focusing on 'hatred' just feels like a backwards step, given the fact that dozens of games focus on hatred. It's a theme that sells well with angst-ridden teens who want a safe place to let their anger out upon the world. But then it's not like the first game was a shining beacon of originality, given that it uses the typical zombie-apocalypse story line to drive its plot forward. So yeah, I'm really unsure about this. It could end up being great, and I'll be keeping a close eye on it. I just can't really say I'm that excited for it either, and I say that as someone who loves the first game.