Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: 08/22/2017
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Naughty Dog knows how to work magic as every game in the series just pushes the boundaries of each system and what games can do visually. Lost Legacy takes what Uncharted 4 did and turns it up a notch or two with exciting action, fantastic animations and voice acting, and great characters, plus the visuals are some of the best ever made, period.
The game follows two female protagonists Cloe Frazer and Nadine Fisher who you already know from Uncharted 2 and 4. The game starts out a little more subtle than other Uncharted games where Drake was in some life-threatening situation that you have to bail out of. They take the storytelling approach as this was a very entertaining and beautiful opening and slowly introduced the characters while ramping up the action. It’s one of my favorite Uncharted openings for sure.
During the 9 chapters you play through you can collect treasure, photo spots, and optional dialog, but it’s nothing very interesting. A lot of stuff from Uncharted is recycled like the open driving area, shooting, weapons, and gameplay, so this actually just feels like an expansion rather than a sequel. One part of the game I did not like was the open driving area where you have to activate three different levers to open a new area. It felt tedious and like mostly filler. The entire game is filled with fluff like an area where you enter a cave just get stuck and climb back out to go around the other way. It’s nearly a 10-minute gameplay session and just felt like it was there to extend game time.
The game is mostly set in the jungle which I wish it would have been in some more urban areas like the first chapter. The jungles got a little old with just rocks and green everywhere as we’ve seen this so many times in previous games, I wanted the variety like in Uncharted 3 and 4. I also felt the puzzles were too easy, and then I still can not get adjusted to Uncharted’s shooting to this day. It’s always slippery and somehow awkward like there’s something off about it all.
Outside of the campaign, there’s a mission mode and collectibles, but the game may be only worth one more playthrough just to see the visuals and combat again, but outside of that there’s not much reason to go back. Overall, Lost Legacy is a must play for Uncharted fans and it’s just one more game that proves the PS4 is the clear winner of this generation of consoles.