Any gamer that has played an Uncharted game especially the 3 that came out on PS3 are fully aware of how great Uncharted 4 was, many Uncharted 4 reviews spoke highly of the game and I have to admit that the game was good in every aspect including the reveal of new characters.
As many well know, this is Nathan Drake’s last adventure and it goes without saying that going out with a bang is a must-do which Nate did. Uncharted 4 did not really play like its 3 predecessors and it was a good feeling indeed especially when every second wasn’t a firefight like there were in the previous games.
I can say from my personal perspective that the game was definitely a cut above the rest. While there were some similarities between this game and a couple of the last ones, Uncharted 4 exceeded many expectations. Also, I want it to go on the record that the replayability value on the game is through the roof.
Normally, I wouldn’t play a game so soon after beating it but I would definitely replay it because it was so enjoyable which I will cover in this review of the game including the back story, the time travel aspect, the new characters, I’ll render my verdict then conclude the article.
Now, Nathan and his brother Sam’s backstory begins in an orphan in which they were dropped off at after the untimely death of an associate of their mother in which they ended up escaping and going on the run ultimately changing their last name to Drake instead of keeping their mother’s maiden name, Morgan.
The backstory really surprised me because when you play Drake’s Fortune (1), you just see Nathan opening the scene with opening Sir Francis Drake’s submerged coffin then later on in Drake’s Deception (3), you hear Victor Sullivan tell Nathan that Francis Drake didn’t have any heirs.
Ultimately, the backstory was awesome and it really told a lot about the boys and how they ended up going their separate ways for many years especially since Nathan thought his brother was dead which turns out he wasn’t. Another reason why the backstory got so many high marks from yours truly is because the game creators took the time to really make Nathan and Sam’s backstory the best to absorb in any Uncharted game.
Couldn’t you have died AFTER my brother and I left the building?!
The backstory had me hanging on the edge of my seat every single minute, I didn’t care for the nuns that were always pushing Nathan around; they suck!
“Time Travel” 10/10
Some aspects of the boys’ adventure through the game required that the game go backward to the orphanage they hung out at in Chapter 16 – The Brothers Drake. I loved this part of the game because it was such a great thing being able to take time out from what was going on in the present day and looking back to how everything started.
I found it eye-opening, it was riveting and again, I didn’t like the nuns; I found they were too strict and they were always against Nathan. Also, another stage where I found the time travel aspect was Chapter 13, Marooned. Wading through the water to find shore and to get back everything I had lost; it was exasperating.
It was great knowing that Nathan and Elena got married, living together and were trying to make their life uncomplicated bereft of their separate jobs. The gameplay and action wasn’t bad either especially introducing the grappling hook for the first time, it was great and I always felt like there were plenty of places to use it.
New Characters 8/10
Now, this is where the game fell a little from grace with me and that’s the introduction of some new characters like the South African born badass, Nadine Ross. I didn’t care for her very much because it just seemed like it took too much to get near her in a fight and it didn’t help that she was helping that psycho Rafe Adler.
I’m all for change and all but I felt the game was sort of overcompensating by adding these two new characters. I will admit that they did make the game more challenging which is good in every way, shape and form. However, the amount of face time they got was neither good nor bad, it just was.
Also, I think that I would’ve been behind the new characters a little more if they had a little more backstory reveal so I could at least understand them as people. I know that Rafe came from a rich family and Nadine came from a mercenary background but what else, I felt both characters’ stories could’ve been a little more revealing which would’ve played more to their credit.
Ultimately, the new characters were good but not great but they did add excitement to the game and an unprecedented level of action which was good.
So on a scale of 0-to why haven’t you played this game yet, I say this, GET THIS GAME!!!! It is never too late to grab a classic such as this and if I’m being totally honest, it is worth the pickup or download. I was happy when I got the game because it is every bit as action packed as it predecessors but this time you get a grappling hook to get you from A to B.
The game ultimately scored a 9.8 out of 10 for me, it was great in every aspect and it did not disappoint when it came to firefights and you were never without a gun to hold. Another thing was that Sam always had your back but what I didn’t like about that was that he made getting headshots very difficult but the challenge in trying to do so was boss as hell.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End did a great job in telling everyone’s story and even telling the tale of how Sam and Nathan were reunited after so long, it was a great way to close Nathan’s story for good and the ending was awesome.
Uncharted 4 reviews have covered everything from gameplay and story elements, Uncharted 4 was a great game that told a great tale of a bond between brothers along with introducing two new characters, the awesome backstory, time travel and my verdict which stated that the game was awesome.
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