Episode 1 (Fan Creations)

by cheapLEY @, Monday, January 16, 2023, 15:22 (493 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Even in the original game, all evidence, from the pictures, to the birthday card, to the conversations that Joel has with Ellie, it all points to Joel having been a great father who went the extra mile to make sure Sarah had opportunities in life that many kids who have both parents don't get (why she still turned to selling hardcore drugs is anyone's guess).

This was AFTER he neglected her no? That was the stuff he tried to do to turn it around.

Unless my recollection of the game is just wildly wrong?

I think it’s wildly wrong—that’s what he’s saying. As far as I can recall (and I just played the opening of the game when the Part 1 PS5 version came out last year), there’s literally nothing in the game portraying Joel as having neglected her, unless you extrapolate him coming home very late from his job as being neglectful.

Are you certain that you’re not thinking of the opening of Part II, where he’s trying to make amends with Ellie?

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