I don't have a PS so have never played Last of Us or the sequel, so this is a question coming from actual ignorance other than the synopsis of the stories I've picked up from online sources.
Regarding the last moments of the game where Ellie fights Abby, and then Ellie realizes that revenge is a counterproductive circle:
1. Is that supposed to be the overall message that the game is telling us? That revenge is hollow and will leave no closure?
2. If yes, was there a significant price that was paid (from Abby's standpoint) for her vengeance against Joel? Is there closure for Abby?
I'm curious as to these questions. I do know that Abby gets captured and possibly tortured--however, I've seen nothing to say that this was a consequence of Abby's vengeance against Joel.
If I'm mistaken about the above, let me know!
1.) As Abby is near death, she remebers her last encounter with Joel where she finally learns to forgive. All that hatred and pent up anger is for naught. That vision of Joel gave like a snap to reality check for Ellie. She is not really getting any satisfaction in drowning Abby. She learns to forgive Abby.
2.) Killing Joel like that haunted her, she knows it was messed up. She tries to find redemption with the scar kids. Hence her dream of her dad giving the thumbs up. The main price she paid is losing everyone from the Salt Lake crew. They are all dead because of what she did to Joel