Naughty Dog ended the Nathan Drake saga with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and we thought that the developers would be done with the series. However, that didn’t happen as the developers surprised everyone by announcing Uncharted The Lost Legacy. This game looked quite different and unique from the beginning, and hopes were pretty high. Thankfully, this game delivers on everything that made Uncharted series popular, and adds a lot of new and exciting stuff as well.
All of the Uncharted games have had an atypical storyline and it was no different this time around either. Your main character Chloe is in search for a treasure and as expected, things won’t go as smoothly as she would like. However, this time, an open world element has been added to the game along with some side quests. This makes the world feel way more believable. Chloe is accompanied by Nadine from Uncharted 4 in this journey, and their duo brings exiting new elements to the table. Both of their own agendas and goals, and yet they both combine their effort in order to find the long lost treasure. The story was really well told and a different protagonist allowed developers to add some awesome new back-stories as well.
The world, characters, and animations – everything looks absolutely fantastic. If you thought Uncharted 4 had unreal graphics, then you will be blown away with Uncharted The Lost Legacy. When it comes to presentation, everything is top notch. Awesome graphics have been a staple of Naughty Dog and they have delivered on that once again. To say that The Lost Legacy is the best looking game on the PlayStation 4 would not be an understatement. It is easily one of the best looking games ever made. For people that crave graphics, this game is heaven. The detail that has been put into characters, dialogues, and environment is unreal, and all of them combined make for an exceptional looking game.
Sound design has never been a problem for Naughty Dog. They hire top notch voice actors and ambient sounds are also done brilliantly. Making the characters look good is just the tip of the iceberg, what really brings them to life are the voice actors. Both Nadine and Chloe feel like living, breathing individuals, which is something that’s absent in most games. A lot of effort has been put into ambient and environment sounds as well, and it shows. Sound design is remarkable and helps in making the world more believable.
If you have ever played an Uncharted game, then it is more or less the same. However, there are some minor stealth sections that are new to the game. They force you to take small pathways, hide from the guards, and take down enemies without alerting everyone. These sections keep you on your toes and compel you to think. In previous Uncharted games, there were climbing sections, a couple of puzzles, and then some shooting. By the end, you felt like you have basically done the same thing over and over again. Fortunately, that’s not the case with The Lost Legacy. The experience is kept fresh throughout the game by adding new layers to it and that alone makes it better than the previous entries.
If you have ever played an Uncharted game and liked it, then there is absolutely no reason for you to miss out on Uncharted The Lost Legacy. It brings a lot of old elements to the table and adds some new mechanics to the gameplay as well. The story also feels unique due to different characters. Furthermore, the semi-open world design is deployed really well, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that became a staple for the forthcoming Naughty Dog games.