Should've gone before we left.
- Apr 4, 2020
By 'resolution to their relationship conflict', do you mean the scene right after the burning building where Peter saves Aunt May and Miles with help from MJ? Because in a way I do like how MJ confesses her frustration and apologizes to Peter for taking it out on him. BUT the problem is that the game itself feels like it framed MJ to be in the right in those earlier parts. All those moments feel like the usual, tired 'woman who shakes her head at her man's folly'. It's this writing trope where we apparently need to have our hero couple be annoyed with eachother before they get together. And in this particular case it makes MJ come across as a total fucking brat.I did forget to mention that the resolution of their relationship conflict was suuuuuper unsatisfying. Very reminiscent of how Drake and Elena got back together in Uncharted 4.
Yeah, she really does not look good in their relationship. Feels like she's gaslighting Peter. "God, stop saving my life, I'm a strong independent woman".
And yeah, Drake and Elena sort ran into a similar problem, but there the fault squarely rested on Drake's character and the game taking it way too easy on him. Where I'm like 'Really game, you're just letting him get away with all that, and have Elena forgive him?!' In the end I do kinda like it in Uncharted 4... buuuuut I do need to squint my eyes just a tad.