AT ONE point early in PlayStation 4 game The Last of Us Part II, grizzled old mentor Joel gives main character Ellie a guitar. From then on, players can occasionally access a guitar mini-game where they can use on-screen controls and the controller touchpad to play chords and strum out tunes.
Of course, enterprising Pinoy gamers are using this to have Ellie play some OPM classics.
On Facebook, user Jules Danting uploaded a cover of the Eraserheads’ classic “Ang Huling El Bimbo.” He cleverly captioned his post, “The Last El Bimbo.”
Paolo Gabriel Gregorio posted a cover of Catholic church staple “Ama Namin” on YouTube. Ellie strums the rhythm to the Lord’s prayer, while an off-screen gamer sings the vocals.
These aren't OPM songs, but other gamers have been pumping out some pretty creative covers. Here's The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun."
The Last of Us Part II, a bleaker sequel to the already grim The Last of Us, was released just this week. Most reviews are calling it a masterpiece, though some warn about its unrelentingly dark storyline.
In video game retailer DataBlitz, the standard edition of the game sells for P2,995. The special "Ellie" edition — which includes a 12” Ellie statue and a 48-page art book — goes for P13,895.
DataBlitz is currently offering a promo where delivery of the game is free (up to P100) if you order it at their online store.