UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY
Developer Naughty Dog Publisher SIE Format PS4 Release August 22
True to its word, Naughty Dog isn’t bringing back Nathan Drake for one last, archaeologically devastating hurrah. Chloe Frazer makes for a convincing enough replacement, though. In this hefty standalone expansion, we watch her pulling off all the usual moves in her search for the legendary Tusk Of Ganesh: yanking guards over ledges, sneaking through grass, sliding from pillar to post to avoid gunfire and generally running her mouth. Uncharted fans, rest easy – Drake may be gone, but his template endures.
Not that there isn’t room for a few characteristic set-piece surprises: our demo ends with an armoured jeep bursting through the wall Frazer is climbing. The owner of said jeep is Asav, a power-hungry mercenary also seeking the Tusk. We’re on familiar ground, then, but The Lost Legacy deviates from the formula a little. Rather than telling another story about Nathan Drake, this is about a double act, and an all-female one at that: Frazer is paired up with Uncharted 4’ s Nadine Ross.
That said, there’s little sign of the kind of co-ordinated melee attack we saw in the reveal trailer, Nadine even taking on two men solo at one point despite Chloe’s suggestions otherwise. We’re promised this scenario can play out differently, but on this evidence The Lost Legacy seems unlikely to deviate too much from Uncharted 4’ s core systems. Regardless, we’re looking forward to learning more about two rather underserved characters in what looks set to be a consolatory parting gift for anyone struggling to say goodbye.