Friday, 1 September 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: PS4 Review

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: PS4 Review


Developed by Naughty Dog
Platform: PS4
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: PS4 Review

Much more than a female spin-off of Uncharted, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy stands alone as a great title, even if it does pilfer some of the dynamics from the previous games.

You get to take on the role of Chloe Frazer in her latest escapade, and are dropped into the middle of India and an escalating situation. Teaming up with Nadine Ross as the civil war starts to unfold, it's upto you two to try and retrieve the the tusk of Ganesh as a baddie Asav tries to beat you to it.

Relatively short in run-time and perhaps relinquishing its chance to do something innovative with its core gameplay mechanics, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is nonetheless a good solid title that adds a bit of depth to the Uncharted universe.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: PS4 Review

It's great to have two solid female leads in this world of traditionally male driven heroes and the relationship between the pair grows as well as it should. There's a scale to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy that's obvious from the start when Chloe witnesses the bombing of an Indian city from the rooftops, and the arena glows orange.

Equally with the scrambling and scurrying over rooftops and buildings a very familiar move for the Uncharted games, there's still a sense of a real world being fleshed out here rather than a simple spin-off being done for financial gain.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: PS4 Review

Whilst the latest Uncharted isn't as long as Nathan Drake's prior outings and feels like The Last Of Us' spinoff in terms of story and execution (ie female leads, same mechanics), it does still prove that Naughty Dog's on top of its game - and if they were willing to maybe try something a little different for future titles,  there's clearly plenty of life left in the series to explore and enjoy.

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