A new video comparison between HBO and The Last of Us Part I has surfaced online demonstrating how accurate the TV series is to the game. This comparison between the game and the television program comes from YouTuber “ElAnalistaDebits” and emphasizes the attention to detail, contrasts, and parallels between the two. Please be aware that this video does contain spoilers, so it would be best to avoid it for the time being if you haven’t yet played the game or seen the premiere of the TV program.
The video indisputably displays comparable clothes as well as exact recreations of famous gaming pieces and scenarios. The lack of spores in the show, which have been replaced with tendrils, is one of the most notable changes between the game and the program at the moment.
Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the co-creators of The Last of Us, have already reassured fans that the HBO adaptation will stay loyal to the original. They did, however, also reveal amazing new additions to the plot as well as narrative components that were initially omitted from the game during its creation and added back into the story for the adaptation. Longtime viewers will quickly note one significant shift that concerns how the program handles the deadly fungus that causes zombies.
Craig is right, there are certain additions that we made to the show, which I really liked.
We wanted to avoid making a zombie show. We have the Clickers, which helps separate us, by grounding them in one way. But also, they’re such interesting, weird beings, and they use echolocation to find their way around. But with the more recently infected, we had a lot of conversation about what that vector could look like because there are certain things from the game that we took away.
The game had spores in the air and people had to wear gas masks, and we decided, early on, that we didn’t wanna do that for the show. Eventually, those conversations led us to these tendrils.
-Neil Druckmann via Collider
The real-world mushroom called Cordyceps served as inspiration for Druckmann, who created the first computer game. It is known that certain strains may affect an insect’s brain and alter its behavior. In the video game The Last of Us, the illness is transmitted via the bite of an infected person or by spores released by an infected person who has passed away. Although Craig thought that spores in the actual world would be too readily transmissible, making mass human survival too improbable, spores were entirely deleted from the program.
First episode of The Last of Us TV show has clearly been a hit. We are looking forward to the second episode of it which is expected to drop next week.