Love this game
I'm 68 years old and started playing game about 10 years ago. My only complaint is on tutorial. I did not understand the ability to upgrade heath, Knife, etc. It would have helped had there been info on this in the game. I am not a seasoned player where something like this would be natural for a experienced player. So, on the next Last Of Us if this issue could be addressed for senior citizens new to gaming that would be wonderful. But, bottom line this game is absolutely fantastic. I've played it four times and plan to keep playing it.
Part of being a gamer is trying/testing things (like all the different buttons, etc.) even if the game hasn't outright told the player about them yet.
Game devs like Naughty Dog generally don't want to be "too much on the nose" with the tutorials. Hence the game only tells you about the basics. The rest the player is expected to figure out for themselves by trying and testing things, which is more rewarding.