When I finished my play through of Uncharted 4, I really thought to myself, “Is this the end?”. After 9 years, was Naughty Dog ready to give Nathan Drake a break from it all? Well, they’ve brought Uncharted back, but with a “new” set of characters at the forefront.
What You Need to Know
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy takes place some time after the end Uncharted 4. Players will assume the role of the tough as nails Chloe Frazier, as she travels to India to search for the Tusk of Ganesh. It wouldn’t be a girls’ trip if it was only Chloe, as Chloe hires Nadine Ross, one of the antagonists from Uncharted 4, to aid her in quest.
Treasure hunting is never easy for our protagonists in this series as Chloe and Nadine find themselves in a race against warlord Asav. The game also delves deeper into Chloe’s background with her parents, her father in particular.
You also receive access to Uncharted‘s multiplayer and Survival mode, which are good little add-ons since Naughty Dog created a fun online piece to the series.
If you’ve played the Uncharted series, you know exactly what to expect from this game; guns, climbing, puzzle solving, story. You know, the works. This game doesn’t fail to stray far from those roots, and why would they if it works so well?
Not particularly new to this title is the mini open world-ish area. There are multiple paths to the completion of your main objective, and you are given a jeep to help travel. Think of this part as an expanded version of the Madagascar area in Uncharted 4.
A new feature introduced is lock picking. The bad guys leave crates around, and upon opening them, you’ll discover weapons or even collectibles. Naughty Dog also included silence weapons, with the silence pistol helping pick off enemies while you’re sneaking about. We also have the rope back, so expect more swinging around with no concern for life.
The covering of this game was relatively short because it’s everything Uncharted 4 is, but it’s still so much fun. I have a strong love for the series, and more Uncharted never hurt anybody.
I think the biggest fault of this entry is the lack of new features. This is essentially Uncharted 4 with female leads, and that might bother some people. Watching gameplay trailers showed me that people in the comments were bothered by the female leads. It’s 2017 and female leads still bother some of you? Come on now. It’s not like Naughty Dog went out of their way to create new characters; these are returning characters from previous entries.
It’s important to note that this entry is a short one, and that combined with the $40 entry fee might also scare some people away from this entry. I will say The Lost Legacy gives off a heavy Tomb Raider influence, even the story shares some blatant influences. That’s not to say the game isn’t good; it’s more Uncharted like I previously said. The game looks fantastic, and that is one of the last things I’ll acknowledge because we know ND can make a dang pretty game.
If this is the final entry in the series, I will say it’s a good one. The $40 price isn’t really worth it, but you get a quality entry. Let me know what you think about the game in the comments section.