Story - 88%
Graphics - 93%
Audio - 89%
Gameplay - 88%
Replayability - 75%
Uncharted has become a great flagship for PlayStation, and Naughty Dog is now known for its great development of these games.
I have been a fan of the Uncharted series since the second game, and soon after finishing it I went back and played the first. After that I got giddy every time Naughty Dog announced a sequel. With Uncharted: The Lost legacy I was a little worried as I thought it would only be like an expansion seeing as it is releasing so soon after Uncharted 4 but I was shocked. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone title in its own right, it has everything you would hope from an Uncharted title and some more and it is a little different seeing as Nate is not the main protagonist.
Some gamers might not know this but Naughty Dog has been around since 1985 with their first game called Math Jam. Some of their first “great” game series were Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter but it wasn’t until 2007 with Uncharted that, in my opinion, it really turned things around for this studio and set them up to be one of the greats.
The Lost Legacy is about Chloe Fraser, who we first met in Uncharted 2, the story takes place after the events of Uncharted 4 and hence we also have Nadine Ross who joins Chloe on her adventure to try and recover the Tusk of Ganesh. In the mountains of India you will try and recover clues on where the Tusk lies but you also have another searching for the same treasure as is accustomed in Uncharted. Asav is the new villain and a great one at that. In the beginning the developers struggled to decide who the main protagonists need to be and they did some juggling with Nathan Drake, Sam Drake, Victor Sullivan and even Nate’s Daughter Cassie but eventually they chose it would be best with Chloe and Nadine and right they were.
Chloe makes for a very interesting character and throwing Nadine into the mix after Uncharted 4 just takes it to another level, there is also a nice twist later of other characters that come into the story that I was not expecting at all. Some Critics have said that the game is great but lacks some innovation, I on the other hand disagree. At a point, the game opens up a complete map where you have freedom to roam, now they had this in Uncharted 4 but not at this scale and where you can complete objective in any order you wish. This adds new flavour to the game series and opens up the series for even greater new innovations.
The Multiplayer is the same as in Uncharted 4 and has been updated to the latest version but they added something cool, Survival mode, this is now a complete mode on its own and works similar to the Multiplayer mode but instead you will team up with other players to take on Waves of enemies. I enjoyed this thoroughly and cannot wait to explore this further.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a great new chapter of the series and although I had some concerns for the game, they are all gone now and I’m more excited to see what they are going to do next…
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4
Genre: Action Third Person
Age Rating: Teen
Publisher/Developer: SIE / Naughty Dog
Estimated RRP: R599
Release Date: 23 August 2017
- Great main Character
- Interesting story and fantastic scenery
- Some more meat