Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PlayStation 4 Pro Review

The Lost Legacy delivers a strong campaign full of exciting moments, it's a shame this is the final Uncharted adventure from Naughty Dog

By Grayshadow, Posted 31 Aug 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is more Uncharted. Everything from the high-intense battles to fantastic acting is all present here. Taking place after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End The Lost Legacy as Chloe Frazer, introduced in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, taking the lead here with her new partner Nadine Ross, the antagonist of Uncharted 4, in search of a legendary Indian artifact. It checks off all the necessary components of a good Uncharted game but lacks the same quality of past adventures. Regardless, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has everything this franchise is known for.

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The Lost Legacy has players taking control of Chloe Frazer as she travels to India while the country is in a state of conflict. Joining her is Nadine Ross, mercenary and all-around bad-ass, in search of ancient Indian treasure. Asav, a ruthless warlord and doctor, serves as the primary antagonist and wants the artifact for himself and serves as the primary barrier between Chloe and Nadine.

The weakest part of The Lost Legacy is the story. Given Uncharted's reputation, this is shocking but considering this is an expansion this tale isn't as fleshed out as other adventures. Asav falls flat as a generic one-dimensional enemy with very little screen time. Chloe and Nadine offer witty banter between the 2 but Chloe goes against her character during the final parts of the adventure.

In previous Uncharted games, Chloe's character was established as a goal-orientated person, focusing on her objective above everything else. By the end of The Lost Legacy Chloe's persona drastically changes and resembles more like Nathan Drake, with one of the final scenes of the game playing similar to the cutscene in Uncharted 2 before the fight with Lazarevic with Chloe acting like Nathan and Nadine like Chloe. This shift in her personality, after 2 games of maintaining the same ideas, felt forced to make her more heroic and altruistic. However, seeing the trust built between Nadine and Chloe offer a chance to explore the backgrounds of each of these characters. How they handle betrayal, hardship, and joy of success create dynamic synergy, as they went always meant to be partners.

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Character animations and writing are still strong. Facial animations and body language help express each character's feelings toward each situation. This is a beautiful game and it's clear that despite being an expansion Naughty Dog went the extra mile to ensure everything was designed with passion and quality. Rain drips across the face of characters and foliage bends towards the wind. This detail helps bring this entire world to life.

The Lost Legacy doesn't attempt to change the established formula, it plays exactly like Uncharted 4 and that's a good thing. Precise controls ensure that combat and exploration are easy to grasp, however, expect to grab to the wrong ledge from time to time. The Lost Legacy also adds a large open area to explore, in one chapter, for hidden treasure that leads to a helpful item that aids in the location of other treasure. The open area is small enough that fast travel isn't necessary and has very few dead ends.

You'll grapple, shoot, and stealth kills enemies while breaking for the occasion simple puzzle. Enemy variety hasn't changed from the core campaign with a selection of infantry, snipers, heavy armored, and heavy weapon targets littered throughout the campaign. Thankfully your allies are helpful and will aid you by providing covering fire, stealth killing enemies, and spotting targets. It was annoying that I couldn't arm them with higher caliber weapons, seeing them use a handgun during some of the more difficult battles was frustrating.

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The Lost Legacy succeeds in the strengths of the Uncharted franchise. Strong writing, excellent gameplay, and the strength of the protagonist. The main villain is lacking compared to other antagonists within the franchise but seeing Nadine and Chloe grow as a treasure-hunting duo helped bolster the experience. The thrilling cinematic moments and the strength of Nadine and Chloe's relationship conclude Naughty Dog's involvement in this legendary franchise with a bang.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): PS4
Publisher(s): Sony
Developer(s): Naughty Dog
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Treasure Hunting
Release Date: 2015-08-22

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