Let’s Talk About Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Almost 2 weeks after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End if you’re still wondering whether or not to buy it, this article may help.
If you’re like me, one of the main reasons you may have been hesitant to buy Naughty Dog’s most recent game is that it’s part of a series. Since the release of the first game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, back in 2007, the series, you may have heard, has had consistently brought forth a good narrative. Naughty Dog, if it sounds familiar, is the video game developer responsible for popular games such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and one of my all time personal favorites, The Last of Us.
What does all this have to do with Uncharted 4? Everything. With a history of great games that are both critically appreciated and praised by games, Uncharted 4 is a game that should not be missed.
I’ve mentioned good narrative and you may be afraid to pick the game up because you’re missing out on three different stories. If you can afford it, there’s Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which includes all games previous to A Thief’s End. But if you want to jump right in and start in the newest game, you can!
Both Josh Scherr and Neil Druckmann, who also directed the game, managed to write a contained story that provides enough history of the multiple characters that will make you go through a range of emotions. Personally, never having played any of the previous games, I rather enjoyed the story. It has pirates! Filled with history and some fake history that will definitely make you question what you can bring up as trivia with friends at a bar or question history altogether. But like any game, it will be repetitive at times, like most games. However, with hidden treasures, alternative conversations, and more, the story is definitely worth the replay.
When it comes down to multiplayer, the game is fun! It’s your typical over the shoulder shooter but filled with variety from your choice of guns, abilities, and even mystical powers. Don’t worry, it isn’t too fantastical and unbelievable. But just the right amount for the world of Uncharted. The multiplayer also comes with tons of cosmetic unlockables to make your character unique. Not to mention that they include a Ranked playlist to test your skills.
So is the game worth it? Quite frankly, yes. It’s been a welcome to games that have become a bit stale but I’ve been playing. Once again I have to bring in the great story that is worth experiencing. Multiplayer is just outright fun and worth trying a couple times on your own, which may get you mad, or with your friends, which may get you mad at your friends.
Overall ranking: 9.8/10
*This has been a semi-professional review from an only child.