I came across a section of gameplay – I won’t say where – and there was a trap. Annoyed at having come through the other side of too many fights with bugger all resources left, I thought, “Fuck it. I’m going to stand here. The infected will see me. The trap can do the work.” And, mostly, it did. The infected made a beeline for Ellie’s freckled face, straight through the trap, and straight to the floor. But having legs is not a requirement for The Last of Us 2‘s infected. Crawling works just fine.
So I backed off. And kept backing off. About 20 seconds later, after a solid effort elbowing their way towards a piece of Ellie’s flesh, the infected gurgled their last breath.