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I really hated playing as Abby. I've killed her in every possible way. I don't think her story is even very well written. She went from Owen being her people to those kids being her people in world record time. I hate that we don't get the satisfaction of killing her. What do we even gain by humanizing Abby? I don't think anybody believed that Joel didn't need to die, but why put effort into making us like the person that killed him? It wasn't very successful and her play style wasn't different enough to make the gameplay feel warranted. I'm left very unsatisfied by this story and very disappointed.
It's still not a bad game. I don't think I could give it any worse than a 6/10. I applaud Naughty Dog for not taking the easy way out, but I just don't understand why they thought making us play as Abby for so long would be fun. The core mechanics are still pretty good, so maybe multiplayer will make up for it.
I'd be all for a The Wire podcast from Bald Move, but I don't know if now is the time. I think The Ringer's podcast (they just finished season one) would be hard to beat in both production and insight. They have a whole team over there making their videos look really well done, and Van Lathan and Jemelle Hill have a level of insight into black culture that two white dudes from the midwest can't match. My only problem with their podcast is they have taken a break while covering the BLM movement and haven't started season two yet. You can't just start a rewatch and expect me to slow down! I'm already almost done with season two again.