UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on August 17, 2017
I don't know if you've read my report on the press presentation of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but the bottom line was that I couldn't wait till I could get my hands on this game. Well, I can proudly announce that, despite the fact that this latest addition to the Uncharted series launches next week, I already can tell you guys about it!
As we all probably know by now, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has a different protagonist than previous games in the series. Yes; it's bye bye Drake and hallo Chloe Frazer! Yes ladies and gentlemen; Chloe Frazer is chosen to be the heroine of this game. Together with Nadine Ross, who we all know from Uncharted 4, Chloe is on her way to find the mythical Tusk of Ganesh. As you might suspect when dealing with this particular deity, the game is set in India. A beautiful and busy market is the start of this mighty adventure. As the game begins, we see Chloe doing some shopping. She looks much more detailed then how I remembered her from Uncharted 2 and 3, but don't worry; she's still looking great!
In the first chapter, Chloe wants to hop in the back of an enemy truck, but a little girl warns Chloe about the dangers of her actions and tries to stop her from going. Chloe asks the girl to be quiet and to be careful and promises that, when she returns from her quest, she'll buy the girl pizza. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I think that is one hell of a way to motivate someone, don't you think? Also, this chapter explains why Chloe is after the Tusk in the first place and how Nadine fits into this story. And of course we get to know our brand new villain; a guy named Asav. He and Nadine know each other from her time with Shore Line, but it's not a happy reunion. So Chloe and Nadine have to run for their very lives! I love this chapter already; it's filled with action, combat and running through a beautifully crafted city in India. And we've only just begun.
The Lost Legacy features all the awesome stuff we already know and love from Uncharted 4, and more. The grappling hook is back, the weapons are more detailed and again we can drive a very cool 4x4. But there are also new collectibles, like tokens. And, because Chloe carries a smartphone with here, there are numerous locations that are just begging have their picture taken. The coolest new feature, in my humble opinion, is the ability to pick locks. Sometimes you'll need to pick a door or something in order to continue. But throughout the levels, you will come across several crates, often belonging to enemies. If you pick the locks on these crates, there might be some special weapons or treasure in there for you. So keep an eye out for opportunities to do so.
The cooperation between Chloe and Nadine evolves as you progress the game. They're both interesting characters with different reasons to be on this quest and have their own background story. Between all the action, exploring and treasure seeking, there is plenty of time to get to know these ladies better. During the game, I often laughed about the comments Nadine and Chloe make about the situation and, of course, about each other. They even have a nice girl talk moment when they discuss the fling between Chloe and Nathan. At other times they hate each other's guts, so let's say that the relation between the ladies is a complicated one, that has its ups and downs.
Considering this game was first meant to be nothing more than a DLC pack for Uncharted 4, it is huge! There is so much to do and to discover and I, for one, am glad the developers decided to turn it into a full game. With a running time of about nine to ten hours, depending on how you play, The Lost Legacy is definitely a worthy addition to the Uncharted series. I love the fact that we are treated to a brand new Uncharted story and the game itself contains more than enough action and puzzles to keep you busy. And if your goal is to find all collectibles and complete all achievements, well let's just say that you've got a challenge on your hands.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy really is an awesome game. I would love to tell you more, but I think I would probably spoil a lot of the fun that is to be had when playing it. And that can never be the goal of a review, right? Let's just say that if you're an Uncharted fan, like me, or if you like to play awesome action adventure games with a good story, cool characters and breath-taking environments, Uncharted: The Lost legacy should be right up your alley!
So, in the end, there's only one important question left to ask, right? Will the little girl we saw at the beginning of the game get her pizza?
UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY
August 22-23, 2017