- PUBLISHER: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Platform: S4
- Genre: Action Adventure
- DATE OF EXHIBITION: August 23, 2017
- PLATFORM ON WHICH THE GAME IS TESTED: PS4
Playing video games, reading books or watching movies is often emotionally linked to the major protagonists we sometimes associate with, and that emotional connection sometimes manifests itself and so we sometimes look at those characters in their subconscious as their friends or relatives , so when the authors of some of the above-mentioned pop culture work decide in some way to end the story with these protagonists, we often feel that the real person has left us, and returning to such a work can be painful and frustrating, and sometimes even impossible.
One such situation we had with Uncharted 4: Thief's End, the last great adventure of a loving treasure trove of Nathan Drake, the charismatic bitanga that we had with the whole PS3 era, and a bit later. Uncharted 4: Thief's End marked the end of Drake's story, which led many to think that the last Drake's adventure is at the very end of this fantastic series and that Naughty Dog will fully turn to the development of another masterpiece called The Last of Us : Part II (and we expected Naughty Dog's tradition maybe Uncharted karting), but Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley and the rest of this genius did not have the intention of dropping so fast from the Uncharted series. It was originally planned to be the story of Uncharted 4: Thief's End, modeled on the Left Behind expansion for The Last of Us, but we did not know anything about it until the PlayStation Experience event from the end of 2016 when it was the first time we met announcing Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a standalone expansion that eventually came to a sort of spin-off halfway that came with a big surprise – the new main protagonist, Chloe Frazer. The absence of Nathan Drake from which we have been forgiven in Uncharted 4: Thief's End and entering the scene of the new mainstream actor has led many to wonder if the Uncharted series can go on without Nathan Drake and whether it will still be Uncharted or a whole new game. The answer to this question, as well as numerous other issues related to The Lost Legacy, is provided below, so let's find out whether Uncharted without Nathana Drake is still Uncharted …
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the first Uncharted game without Nathana Drake and we will certainly remember it for a long time. We will also recall it with a new, protagonist, a charismatic and somewhat puzzling Chloe Frazer, which is very well remembered by Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and will be taken by a new adventure even to the far-off India-affected war , where he will teach his father's quest to find the famous Ganesh kilo. As Nathan had Sully, Chloe also had a partner in the crime, and it is also well-known Nadine Ross, former leader of the private militarist-security company Shoreline, who we could see as one of the negatives in Uncharted 4: Thief's End.
There is no honor among the thieves, we will see it in The Lost Legacy as a part of Chloe's partner who will be in charge of the action section (if you played Uncharted 4: Thief's End, then you are very familiar with Nadin's martial arts skills) and the relationship between this dynamic dua is told in a classic fantastic naughtydogic way, with the addition of another very good and, above all, a very real evil, which gives us a full Uncharted experience, during which you will be repeatedly drawn into a new story you will not even notice that you are not playing with Nathan Drake (true, there will be some shiny Nathan post, but Chloe and Nadine have their moments). True, this is a short story, which will take you some 6-7 hours, but most importantly, The Lost Legacy is in every aspect a classic Uncharted, with just a few more novelties to learn more about the text below.
Good old Uncharted iliti "everything is the same only Drejka no .."
When it comes to gameplay, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is still the good old Uncharted we love, with now we have some bigger and more open locations, which is why we got a much more nonlinear game that gives us something more freedom when investigating these same locations. The same gameplay mechanics in the game have not changed at all, so we still have a harmonious mix of exploration, kicking and jumping with opponents with just a few stealth segments that almost always end up with a frontal clash, and why not do the weapons and ammunition in the game quite enough to start the Third World War. While the shooting remained unchanged (which is still somewhat objectionable to the Naughty Dogs), the melee struggle was, according to adding Nadine Ross as one of the main protagonists of the game, gaining significant advancements (it is a real pleasure to watch Nadine as his opponents throw and beat much more intensively than in the past game Math Nathana and Sam), and some kind of combo moves involving Chloe and Nadine are involved. Observant and improved artificial intelligence of opponents, who are now significantly more upset in their intentions to get you in, so often they try to surround you and attack you from the back, so camping behind some (mostly destructive) is definitely no longer a solution, but because of the size of the location we now have far more opportunities to escape, hide and tact for each action scene.
It is these much larger and more open locations and the main and greatest novelty that The Lost Legacy brings in this series. Namely, after about an hour of gameplay, once you sit in your field and go to the open West West region of West Gat, nestled with junks and large mountain massifs, the game gets the open world concept and turns into something completely new since we get a chance completely free to explore and arbitrarily handle standard glossy but somewhat simpler puzzles and discover traces that lead us further. In The Lost Legacy, you spend much more time on the wheel of your tire than in Uncharted 4, and this in some way imposed the nonlinearity and openness of the game at the same time is a brilliant addition, but also its handicap, as it draws a little out of the story of the game and throws it in the second plan, which will not be liked by those who are accustomed to the action of all the Uncharted games that they have done with their tale pulling forward. Has the implementation of the highest level created by Naughty Doga so far needed for the success of this game is truly debatable, but this is certainly a pretty significant change for the series, which could be printed in the open world entirely in the future. Quasi – open world and non-linearity or not, still in front of us we have a fantastically acclaimed, super-fun action adventure that rarely can leave indifferent, and that is what is most important.
When we play a single player adventure several times, we try and finish it on all available weights and collect all the treasure hidden by the Western Ghats, what's next? Of course, we will also drop a multiplayer game, which has the same amount of content that we will have after all that multiplayer offers to once again wish for single-player adventure of the new brilliant dua
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy comes with a multiplayer component identical to Uncharted 4: Thief's End, which means that we expect as many as 14 maps and 6 great and fun modes, and there is also a brand new Survival Arena where we have to successfully defeat and survive 10 waves of all challenging opponents, after which we are waiting for very valuable in-game bonuses and prizes. For the price at which this sale is sold, content has more than enough, right?
Never Better India, Never Powerfully Produced
Naughty Dog has always been known for moving the boundaries between video games and movies, and the Uncharted series has fascinated us since its very beginnings by the way Naughty Dogs succeeded in creating this fantastic synthesis of storytelling, great gameplay and gameplay. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy continues to trace the traces of all its predecessors, leaving even more profound impressions on the presentation-production basis.
Namely, although it's a much smaller game package compared to the big "Uncharted" game, The Lost Legacy has had all the upcoming Drake adventure unsuccessfully surpassed in the technical field. Naughty Dogs have once again delivered us a fantastic audiovisual pleasure, which at every turn is manifested through truly fantastic visuals, animation, and the ultimate sound and overall sound component.
Graphics in the game in one word is great. Gardening India has never looked so beautiful, and the landscape that stretches all over the game every few will make us leave the controller and enjoy them, and even "shoot" and some great screenshots, just as wallpaper for your console or PC. The characters are brilliantly modeled and their facial animations are even better so that throughout the game we have the opportunity to socialize with incredibly realistic characters, which will inspire us on several occasions, primarily because of its great chemistry and top-level scenarios and direction (yet this is Uncharted, have you doubted anything else?), as well as the maestro performed by the voice actors Claudie Black and Laure Bailey, who once again reprized their roles Chloe and Nadine. Of course, there is also an inevitable Troy Baker, but we will not be too spoiled in what role to play in this game. Also, a recognizable but brilliant soundtrack that has retained some basic themes, but is also enriched with tactics and themes that best match the Indian setting, while the sound quality and sound effects are generally raised for another stage, so if you have a chance to play with quality headphones and sound system, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be a real paradise for your ears.
Is There a Uncharted Future Without Nathana Drake?
I admit, I personally was very skeptical about this question, since Nathan Drake in my opinion is not the best, then one of the best-written virtual heroes ever. His departure certainly marked the end of a phenomenal and above all unforgettable sage, rounding up one fantastic story in a great and satisfying way, but at the same time leaving plenty of room for some other characters from this series to get their five minutes, and Chloe and Nadine are only the first in the series who got their chance and completely justified.
Naughty Dog once again showed that the Uncharted series can definitely work without Nathan Drake, and The Lost Legacy is certainly not the end of the series. What's more, though Nathan Drake will miss us and we will often return to him by playing the older Uncharted games, we can hardly wait to see what new Naughty Dog games have created for Chloe, Nadine, and certainly Sam Drake, as well as many other great characters from the series , like Sully, Charlie Cutter and many others.
Uncharted series continues to live, and The Lost Legacy is the best example that Naughty Dog knows what he is doing. Although it does not bring too much novelty and the novelties it has brought might not like everyone, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a fantastic game that every action adventure fan would have to play not only once, not twice, at least five to six times. And when we take into account the fact that you can buy this great game for only $ 39.99 (one-third lower than the one that usually sells much worse AAA games), thinking places should not really be, so go to the PlayStation Store at light speed or to a nearby gaming store (real or online) and get a better grip on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and as a real treasure hunter, go for a lost artifact.
Additional opinion by Zlatko Bukač
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an unexpected but welcome refreshment of one of the best gaming series of all time. Unfortunately, the refreshment was not overwhelmed with new gameplay features, revolutionary new controls, and changes from the standard Uncharted game atmosphere but brought refreshes to the main characters. Chloe and Nadine, the so far (anti) heroine, have been given five minutes of action in a packed and interesting addition to Thief's End. Communication of the two as well as the story itself will satisfy all the fans of the series, and the only reckoning of setting two protagonists at the center of the event at Uncharted is by experimenting with proto open-world stocks. By jogging and jumping on junks, hills, lakes I was not thrilled in the "main" game, so here is definitely the weakest part of me and something that, I believe, nobody was looking for in this series
Everything else, control, character charms, humor, action sequences and puzzles are what uncharted fans are looking for and what, hopefully, they get. Ultimately, Chloe and Nadine did not become "lost legacy" because they certainly showed that there were places to continue with the Uncharted series without Nathan and Sully. And that is the biggest victory of this standalone DLC, regardless of whether the laurels eventually pick up Chloe, Nadine or somebody else.