Hey guys, I'm not sure if you've had the chance to play this game, so this thread will contain SPOILERS! DO NOT READ FURTHER UNLESS YOU WANT TO RUIN THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF. I played this shit and honestly, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it was the best game I have ever played. Period. To be frank, it gets so intense sometimes, almost too intense to handle and the way they pace that shit makes me hate and love to play it. It's just ridiculous. I mean it's like...emotionally, physically and psychologically intense to the point where I *need* to cool off a bit before going further. The thing that got me was the relationship between Joel and Ellie. Specifically the end. First of all, I think Joel is a sociopathic monster who has basically set Ellie up to be his dead daughter (in his mind). And Ellie is okay with that, because I do feel like she knows subconsciously that he lied when he said there was no possibility of a cure. God damn, what amazing writing. I'm honestly trying to wrap my brain around this story because I feel like it's a very deep psychological horror game because the real monster is Joel who has kept Ellie in a prison of his own making rather than accepting the world for what it is. She was ready to die - he was not ready for her to go. Thoughts?