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Re: Who Is Ish?

Jun 22, 2013

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when you get to the underground area that is like a school for kids, you find more stuff about Ish. he was a soldier in the early years of the outbreak who guarded the kids and people in that underground shelter. it didnt work out so well.

disregard that, i forgot about some of the letters you get after that part of the game.


I hope he made it out when it was attacked...


in letters you find later it hints that he was the one who wrote the warning on the outside of the door about the infected.


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Jun 22, 2013

Ish was the guy that owned the damaged boat at the beginning of the sewer levels. He wound up taking the sewers with a group of survivors who he allowed to join up with him. Eventually the sewers were overrun and he escaped with Sara and a couple of kids. It is implied he had feelings for Sara. His last note was in the suburbs and after that we never hear from Ish again. Hope he made it. His notes made him seem like a cool guy.

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Jun 22, 2013

Dude, that would be awesome. There could very easily be an Ish DLC. The prologue would be him waving to Joel, then his family dying and getting to a boat, then skip to the massacre at the sewers after you get familiar with the families. That would be **bleep** awesome.

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Jun 22, 2013
This just in. Ish was spotted in Bill's town.... splattered all over the wall. Smiley Happy
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Jun 22, 2013

No way Ish is the man that Tommy drove past in the Prologue, that would be WAAYY To cliche and ND has avoided the over-used cliches in TLOU which I absolutely love. I would like to find out more about Ish tho.

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Jun 23, 2013

Ish was on a mother**bleep**ing boat when the outbreak happened.

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Re: Who Is Ish?

Jun 23, 2013

EyeCue86 wrote:

Ish was on a mother**bleep**ing boat when the outbreak happened.


Alright! Finally someone gets it!

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Jun 23, 2013

What I got out of it was he was the only survivor of a boat crash , and he hid out in the sewers for a long time until one day he came across a group of peopel with children , after seting them on there way , he felt remorse , He was loney and he realy had nothing to lose so he whent out in search of them . he found them and brought them back to live with him, and soon his little establishment thrived untill the outbreak broke out  and he and a few others managed to escape. 

 

If anything its forshadowing the fall of Tommys establishment. 

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Jul 10, 2013

Ish is a short side story that ND told on behalf of all their inspirations, I believe. The name "ISH" comes from the 1940's novel, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart; one of the first post-apocalyptic sci-fi novels ever written. The main character of the story is named Isherwood "Ish" Williams who finds a wife after the fall of the society and decides to work with her to help rebuild it. Part three of the story is about Ish's final years where all of his efforts to recreate society are lost and he is left to reflect upon the way humans have reverted to a very primitive state. He reflects on if this is actually not for the better, and hopes this new society will not make the same mistakes as the old one. 

 

I believe the story of "Ish" was to draw peoples' attention to other works of art that have come before The Last of Us. I think it's they're way of saying, "thanks for the inspiration".  Regardless of all that, Ish was an awesome character and I was pretty dumbfounded when I stumbled across a note from 'him' on that boat for the first time. 

 

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