Game Review: “Uncharted 4”


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Over the years, video games have been progressing as their graphics become more and more realistic. On May 10, 2015, game developer, Naughty Dog finally released the awaited Playstation 4 exclusive video game, “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”. This video game was set to be released in late 2015 but was held back due to additional development time. After delaying the initial release of this game four times, Uncharted fans finally got their hands of the final installment of the Uncharted series five years after its preceding game, “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.”

The Uncharted series is a third person shooting game that is set around a treasure hunter, Nathan Drake. In every series is a different adventure, set in different countries to search for missing treasure. You are required to solve puzzles and do whatever it takes to reach your destination while fighting against your enemies with stealth or the use of firearms.

“Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” is about Sam Drake, Nathan Drake’s older brother who is assumed dead, coming back into Nate’s life and bringing him back to the world of adventure. As usual, the introduction of the game is fast paced, we begin with Nathan Drake driving a boat away from their enemies during a thunderstorm. We are brought back with the rush of adrenaline as we were with the past three Uncharted games. As we drive the boat towards safety, we are introduced to the new controls of the game, as it is not the same as the previous installments.

As for the graphics of “Uncharted 4”, Naughty Dog lived up to their name, they are incredible. Compared to Uncharted 1-3, the graphics are very realistic, to the point where I understand Naughty Dog delaying the game until May 2016. However, the graphics are not as realistic as “Until Dawn”- a Playstation 4 exclusive horror video game that uses pure graphical movement to create their characters. Not only were the graphics improved, but the gameplay as a whole leveled up. Players can now roam around specific places and look through objects and can make make choices out of 3 options.

“Uncharted 4” is approaching the game with a darker and more in depth storyline than ever before and in the end, gamers will want to say goodbye to their favorite Uncharted series with a better understanding of their favorite virtual characters.