We Reviewed Drake’s Greatest Globe-Trotting Adventure Yet
A MASTERPIECE THAT CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
It has been over five years since we’ve last seen the treasure hunter extraordinaire, Nathan Drake, but fans will be pleased to know that the wait has not been in vain. Taking a leaf out of the successes of previous installments, as well as the new tricks that they’ve learned with The Last of Us, Naughty Dog has delivered yet another smashing blockbuster with Uncharted 4:
A Thief’s End that brings back the excitement of treasure seeking, as well as the adrenaline rush from over-thetop action sequences that will leave players at the edge of their seat.
Set well after the events of Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4 introduces us to Nate’s older brother, Sam, who was presumably dead until he comes knocking with a fresh new adventure, and a plea for help to save his life. Together, the brothers embark on a globe-trotting quest in pursuit of the long-lost treasure of the pirate king, Captain Henry Avery, traversing snowy highlands, bustling marketplaces, jungle islands and, of course, a staple of the series: ancient cities.
Right from the get-go, it’s hard not to get lost in the immersion of Uncharted 4 with its realistic animations and breathtaking set pieces that make you feel as if you’re part of a movie rather than a video game. Boasting the best graphics we’ve seen on the PS4 to date, Uncharted 4 has been carefully thought out and planned to deliver in incredible scale – from lush mountainous regions to sprawling European cities overlooking the sea. Graphics-aside, fans will be pleased that much of the
Uncharted formula remains, with the joy of the game lying in its exploration with treasures to find, as well as nooks and crannies to explore. The introduction of a new grappling hook and later, a piton, facilitates these discoveries, and is also a welcome addition for Nate to navigate the beautifully crafted levels that are both smart and challenging.
The game has also been made more accessible to new
The lighting effect is wonderfully sublime.