These portraits were initially conceived as a pair, Joel & Ellie's relationship is the heart of The Last of Us. It wasn't until after the second game was released and I had finished it that I went back and added Abby.
The Last of Us Part II is one of the best games I have ever played, and definitely one of the best narratives in video games. It's impressive on every front, be it technical or in the bold themes it tackles. A fitting and poignant follow up to the legendary first game.