Game Reviewed: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Release Date: May 10th, 2016
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: Reviewed on PlayStation 4
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Rated: T for Teen
When you hear Naughty Dog is behind the development, you’ve heard that one the greatest teams are on the project and it’s either going to be phenomenal or pretty darn close. From Crash Bandicoot to Uncharted and even the Game of the Year winner The Last of Us, you can only question how they do what they do so well!
Uncharted truly deserves to be recognized as nothing less than perfection. Even for those that have never embraced the earlier chapters of the Nathan Drake Collection, A Thief’s End takes you back to their early childhood, briefly getting you up to speed.
A Thief’s End is very slow paced yet so detailed allowing gamers to appreciate every single moment it has to offer. The final chapter tells the story of a Nathan that’s looking to quit his old life and a brother that needs that side to emerge one more time in order to live and see another day.
As all Uncharted stories, there are guns, bad guys and a whole lot of high-packed action. This installment is nothing less than brilliant. Thinking back to even the Last of Us and the magnificent level of storytelling, Naughty Dog has managed to hit a greater peak.
Expect to climb as Nathan seems to utilize platforms more than any Assassin’s Creed title. Rock climbing, ledge jumping; you truly can’t help but to appreciate every bit of the action. In addition you’re able to find hidden treasures and collectibles. And if that wasn’t enough, the developers have given you a handful of easter eggs including one that puts you back on the original Sony PlayStation’s Crash Bandicoot.
Uncharted 4 is visually stunning, definitely one of the few titles to push the PlayStation 4 to its limits, just as The Last of Us did on last gen. Character models as well as the environment is carefully detailed from the buildings to water… honestly everything. The cast is just as strong, delivering realistic and believable roles through voicing.
Multiplayer is just as solid of an experience as the campaign with Team Deathmatch, command (required to hold don capture points) and Plunder which has its own spin of capture the flag. You get to choose from the many characters within the story, including a few from the previous adventures that Dare has partaken in. Find treasure, earn cash and unleash the unexpected.