I've finally had a chance to finish the story. (I actually got stuck at around 50% of the story and then rage quit, it was embarrassing, ahhaha) The Cinematics, gameplay, art style, animation are all round solid. It definitely deserves the title of game of the year 2013!!
If I was in Joel's position, I would have done the same. Ellie has become family throughout the journey, and I would do anything for my family )