The latest adventure from Nathan Drake has left me with satisfaction I wish I could see in many other games and one damn happy Uncharted 4 review!
Where do I even begin with this Uncharted 4 review? First off, I would like to state that I am not going to spoil anything! Also, I will be writing the Uncharted 4 review with less fluff and more about what you what you need to know. As much as I want to write about everything I saw and the game itself, this is one of those titles that you have to discover for yourself. The world is vast and there is a lot to cover, but this is all a part of the experience this game lays out.
Jumping back into the world of Uncharted seemed weird at first. It felt as if you never really left. I was surprised at how quickly the game had brought me right back into the world. The Uncharted series was something I loved from the get-go and I am seriously happy Uncharted 4 came out the way it did. The love for the truth and your thirst for exploration seems to always be satisfied after going through one of these adventures. So I hope my Uncharted 4 review does some justice!
Uncharted 4 review
As in any other Uncharted game, the story is the shining star. Throughout the game, I was linked back to the characters on such an emotional level that I was genuinely worried for their safety and future. The storytelling in this game is unlike any I have seen. As the other uncharted games made me feel like I was a movie action star, Uncharted 4 made me feel like I was a real treasure hunter. A mixture of new faces and old, I felt as if this was so neatly written that it started as a love letter to the fans and became the series magnum opus. Sadly, the story also was where the game fails. This may seem a bit nit-picky but the fact that I could call out all the action scenes only brought me back to reality. The unlucky Nathan Drake always getting hit by explosions, crumbling bridges, faulty rocks, and jumps that seem impossible. As engaging as the story was, I was brought back to the real world every time I yelled out to the screen what was going to happen. Even with this flaw, the story was beautifully orchestrated in a manner that leaves you with such a feeling of satisfaction. The lead up to the end and the ending play out in a manner that you do not want to play another story driven game for a while because It will not be as great as Uncharted 4. Hell even me explaining it in this Uncharted 4 review is not doing justice.
You too can be a treasure seeker in Uncharted 4
While writing the Uncharted 4 review, something that could not be ignored was the level of immersion in this game. Honestly, the immersion is on a whole different level. Not only does the story hook you in but the worlds that are created in front of you are just breathtaking. Traveling inside a cave that has never been used for 100’s of years and seeing the overgrown bushes, the clear water, and the artifacts that were once left just makes you feel like Nathan Drake himself.
All of this could not be possible if not for those amazing graphics. I have no other way of saying it other than Uncharted 4 is simply gorgeous. The graphics in this game are something that shows that the PS4 is a workhorse and definitely is the current generation system we were looking for! Whether you are stuck in the deserts or exploring the jungles. this game is absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes you will find yourself taking a breather and just in a state of awe as you circle your camera around your surroundings.
The music is something special as well. It seems as if something as little as crunching leaves to as big as the orchestra behind the fire only adding to the tension of scenes creates a completely mesmerizing world. I literally felt as if I could go out and do this myself…after years of working out…and having Nathan Drake skills.. and well fuck it I will just let the game make me feel like a fortune finder and at least finish this Uncharted 4 review.
What about the jumpy and shooty stuff?
Gameplay on this beast was something I was extremely happy with. Everything was immensely well done in movement allowing you to fight, climb, jump and parkour easily and so fluidly that you were in the action with each movement. The new mechanics in the game were extremely welcome and actually made the game very tense in certain situations. Exploration was on a whole different level not only because of the graphics but because of the new mechanics. This allowed for locations that were once unattainable to be now very possible!
I saw myself questioning whether I should and not whether I could or not. Finding treasures in random locations were only rewards that were welcome to my random exploration and gun fights were fun as hell! While writing the Uncharted 4 review going through options I found that this is something that the player can tweak to their preference as the options for this are in the plentiful. Need aim assist? They have that. Need the auto lock on? Got that. Want to center the camera? No worries! Of course, you can turn all these off and still enjoy the game. I found that by tweaking these settings, you can create the perfect difficulty for yourself! Sometimes I did find myself throwing the controller at the screen because the fucking controls were going the wrong way, a jump that should have made it did not or (you will get this after playing the game). I have played enough Mario 64 Big Penguin Race that I know what I am doing game!
What the hell do I do after I beat the game?
So after you beat this game what the hell do you do? Lucky for you I did not stop the Uncharted 4 review at single player. The multiplayer is something on a whole different level. Those familiar to the multiplayer from 2 will be in love with the game again plays so field. Taking chances to attack an enemy or just play the long game will always run through your head. The game modes allow variation but also allow the players to revisit the worlds that you once explored. This will let players create their own action and just makes replayability of this game off the charts. Speaking of replayability, check out the bonus menu after you beat the game. Using in-game currency, which can be earned or bought, you will unlock different graphical changes for the game, cheats, weapons, skins and more awesomeness. For the sake of the Uncharted 4 review, I bought some guns and unlimited ammo while playing with 8-bit graphics and 8bit audio. I regret nothing.
Your Uncharted 4 review sold me, give me the game now!
Overall, I did not want to write this Uncharted 4 review like every other game website. This review was written as a way to just express that you need to buy Uncharted 4 now. Many people will complain that this is a movie and a game put into one or not enough gameplay focus or too many cutscenes but just stop. The game is that way for a reason and that is because Naughty Dog found the perfect blend between storytelling and action. The narrative is limited and straightforward, but you are not buying the game for the open worldness, you are buying this game for the ability to immerse yourself. You will not get this level of satisfaction from another current game and it truly does justice to the series. If you are ready to feel like an adventurer searching uncharted areas looking for things that history told you were untrue than uncharted is the game for you. The level of immersion, the amount of fun, and the overall beauty of this game will make you regret not getting it sooner than you did.