Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End may very well be the last time that we are able to play as the fortune hunter, Nathan Drake. However, it doesn’t mean that the hero will just go down in history like an expired piece of beef jerky sitting in a corner of your refrigerator. The game makes it so that he is placed into the history books of gaming with a bang. The 4th installment to the Uncharted franchise will be launched on the PlayStation 4 next month.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End May be the Last We’ll Get to Play as Nathan Drake
Aside from being the 4th major installment to the franchise, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End also marks the game’s first debut onto the PlayStation 4 console. Therefore, expectations from this title from Naughty Dog goes through the roof. The game will be released on Sony’s current generation console on May 10th, and those who have attended the recent demonstration event in Los Angeles have gotten their first-hand experience from playing the game.
This time around, the game is “even more” personal. Playing as Nathan Drake in the 4th installment of Uncharted feels like a cross between Lara Croft and Indiana Jones. Our main hero is always in the lookout for his next big score, and by “score” we mean treasure. Nathan Drake is supposed to be retired but he is called back into action as he seeks the lost fortune of Captain Henry Avery. The person in question was rumored to have had a pirate haven found in Madagascar within the late 17th century. Drake is then joined by his brother, Sam, and his longtime mentor, Victor Sullivan.
Aside from the great narrative and plot, the visuals portrayed in the game are absolutely jaw-dropping. However, this might come as a no-brainer since publisher Naughty Dog already has a reputation of pushing the PlayStation hardware to its limits. From the mountains, the baobab trees, to the tiny details found on the blades of grass as you run them over with your jeep, the sceneries and settings are truly a sight to behold.
Speaking of the jeep, the one that you take with you in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is more than just a set of wheels. Instead of just popping out in between missions, it is akin to that of an extension to Drake himself. You will use the jeep as a main mode of transportation as you explore the vast terrains of Madagascar. While there are certainly a lot of improvements, deep down, you would still know that it is, in fact, still an Uncharted game.