The first four episodes of HBO's The Last Of Us have already begun, and the first four episodes provided an idea of how faithful this adaptation is to the original game. Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (who direct the game) have taken several steps to improve the game.
What are the advantages of these changes? The changes in HBO's The Last Of Us are mostly intended to broaden what is already there, allowing the series to be viewed as a sort of director's cut or expansion of the original game.
I'll be bringing up lots of spoilers in the end, so here's a warning.
Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have enhanced and enhanced the original game's narrative by fleshing out Sarah Miller, who plays Joel's daughter, in the series. In the game, we only saw her giving Joel the repaired watch.
We see her making an effort to repair Joel's watch and later visiting her elderly neighbors to check on their wellbeing. As a result of all of this, her eventual death in Episode 1 is likely to have been even greater.
Another example is in Episode 2, which is an episode directed by Druckmann himself. This origin story for the Cordyceps infection was previously included in the games, but this was pushed aside due to certain constraints and circumstances.
Christine Hakim as Dr. Ratna discovering the Cordyceps infection and later advising the Indonesian military to simply "bomb" the whole city to eradicate the infection, is a powerful and disturbing sequence that will linger in your thoughts for hours or days after you watch it.
Nick Offerman's Bill and Murray Bartley's Frank are two of the game's biggest changes. Frank is Bill's romantic partner, but he doesn't appear as a character in the game because players will discover his body. He commits suicide after discovering that he's infected.
After getting married and spending one lovely final day together, this entire episode is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
I believe that Bill and Frank's character in the HBO series is superior to what happens in the game. When Joel and Ellie meet him, Bill learns that Frank not only killed himself after being infected, but also that he hates him (Frank left a suicide letter for Bill).
This episode (with Bill and Frank) is the best description of this concept. It's moving and moving, as well as providing a beautiful narrative and optimism in a time of such turmoil and turmoil.
The main difference between the two episodes is the setting (from Pittsburgh to Kansas City) and several original characters, but these don't really add much to the original game's narrative. Nevertheless, HBO's The Last Of Us remains a very good adaptation of the games, but it adds so much more to the original story by adding additional characters or plot threads.
The Last Of Us, a video game adaptation, should be taken as an example, which is proof that you may modify the source material without sacrificing the original's meaning and intentions.
We were also the only Malaysian media to feature in interviews with Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, Merle Dandridge, and Gabriel Luna, as well as in other HBO Asia related content.