Preview: If you love Uncharted 4, you’ll love Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was a fitting farewell to Nathan Drake and his adventures, but fans weren’t ready to give up the Uncharted universe just yet.
Enter Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Announced at PlayStation Experience last year, The Lost Legacy is a spinoff game from Uncharted 4 starring Nadine Ross, who was introduced in Uncharted 4, and Chloe Frazer, who we last saw in Uncharted 3. Set after the events of Uncharted 4, The Lost Legacy sees Nadine and Chloe team up to go after an ancient Indian artifact called the Tusk of Ganesha.
During E3 2017, PlayStation showcased the game with an off-hand demo in its theater and if you enjoyed Uncharted 4, you’ll definitely enjoy The Lost Legacy.
Chloe is the featured character in the game and controlling her seemed no different than controlling Nathan Drake. The gameplay mechanics looked like a continuation of the previous game or even another quest where you get to control a different character for a side mission.
The banter between Chloe and Nadine is light and funny and when the action pops off, both women get down and dirty with the best of them. Chloe has the ability to snatch bad guys from ledges, and knock out unsuspecting henchmen with ease. When the gun battles start, Chloe’s aim is as solid as Nathan’s. Chloe also has a grappling hook to leap and swing to other parts of the map. There are plenty of action-packed cut-scenes that will look and feel familiar to any regular Uncharted player.
In one scene, there’s an armored truck with a machine gun mounted on the back of it, busting through ruins, and driving through the map all the while busting off multiple rounds at Chloe and Nadine. It’s loud and intense.
Speaking of the map and the game’s environment, the virtual Indian landscape looks just as lush and gorgeous as any environment in Uncharted 4. It doesn’t look any better than the previous game, but it is equal.
Sure, other than the starring characters and the new narrative, there isn’t much of anything here that sets The Lost Legacy apart from Uncharted 4. That’s fine by me because why fix something that isn’t broke?
Look for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to arrive on August 22 for PlayStation for $39.99.