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THE Lost Legacy is proof that the Un­charted se­ries can carry on with­out its main hero.

But while play­ing this six­hour ex­pan­sion of the se­ries, we still felt like we missed ac­tion man Nathan Drake.

His witty one-lin­ers are such a part of the se­ries that it just didn’t quite feel the same to us.

But that’s not to be­lit­tle what Naughty Dog has done with The Lost Legacy.

This is a ster­ling job with new pro­tag­o­nists Chloe Frazer and Na­dine Ross.

Their re­la­tion­ship is a world away from the blokey Drake and Sully ca­ma­raderie.

In Chloe we very much have the boss, a woman on a mis­sion to re­cover an an­cient In­dian tusk relic who has em­ployed tough­nut pro­tec­tor mer­ce­nary Na­dine to do her bid­ding.

And its a very frosty at­mos­phere be­tween the two when we meet them for the first time.

But as the game pro­gresses the pair grow on each other, the ban­ter starts fly­ing and you end up ad­mir­ing their story arc.

Ev­ery move and ac­tion set piece feels fa­mil­iar, some­times overly fa­mil­iar in a rare crit­i­cism of the se­ries.

The gun play, run­ning, jump­ing and rope swing­ing all quickly be­come sec­ond na­ture thanks to Naughty Dog’s well-honed joy­pad play.

And the first half of this epic sin­gle player cam­paign does feel some­what of a re-tread of past glo­ries de­spite the shiny new char­ac­ters.

It’s not un­til the sec­ond half where the game re­ally gets into gear and finds its own voice with Chloe and Na­dine.

The Lost Legacy looks beau­ti­ful on a nor­mal PS4.

It re­ally pushes the ma­chine’s graph­ics card to the lim­its.

The back­drops of jun­gle vis­tas and In­dian dwellings look stun­ningly colour­ful.

And the minute-by-minute game­play an­i­ma­tion stuns as they switch back and forth with life­like cut-scenes.

A clas­sic ad­ven­ture, twist­ing and turn­ing and of­fer­ing a strong duo to an­chor the whole thing in an emo­tional re­al­ity.

It does the Un­charted fran­chise jus­tice and proves that this se­ries can do very well with­out Nathan Drake.

But it also left us pin­ing for a fresh full Un­charted. Let’s hope Sony doesn’t leave it too long be­cause a proper Drake/Chloe/ Sully/Na­dine se­quel to this would be bril­liant. An­other great ex­clu­sive for the PS4.

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