The critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us got its accolades from being a masterpiece in storytelling and suspenseful gameplay. For me, Naughty Dog will forever be a studio that sits close to my heart for making fantastic games from the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series all the way to Uncharted and The Last of Us series. As for The Last of Us, I have played through the game on Grounded mode, as well as received the Platinum Trophy for this game. Every play through never ceased to make me sweat profusely on the controller. One of the most compelling part of the game is its sound design and its fantastic atmospheric music by Gustavo Santaolalla. The feeling of loneliness is conveyed so well through the empty pad of a plethora of instruments from all over the world, but one part I always liked is when you can always identify when the main theme is played and when it's being developed throughout the game.
After the unveil that there is going to be a The Last of Us: Part II, and we saw Ellie pick up a guitar and started playing and singing, I knew that was something I wanted to do my own take on, as well, it was an opportunity to exercise my arranging skills to deliver a medley of my favourite works from the first game's soundtrack in a way that is engaging and true to the atmosphere and story of the game, ending the medley with the song that Ellie sang in the trailer for The Last of Us: Part II.