Latest “Uncharted” game gets high marks

Walsh Green, Reporter

Uncharted 4 is an action/ adventure third person shooter made by Naughty Dog for the Playstation 4. It is the fourth installment in the beloved Uncharted franchise.

For those that don’t know, Uncharted was a launch title for the PS3 back in 2007.  Two years later Uncharted: Among Thieves was released and I still believe it is one of the best PS3 games ever made. Then, three years later we got Uncharted: Drake’s Deception.  And since then fans have been demanding another Uncharted game.  We did get one in 2011 for the PS Vita called Uncharted: Golden Abyss.  

The Uncharted games center around fortune hunter Nathan Drake who always seem to keep getting into more and more trouble.  He is accompanied by his friends, Victor Sullivan who acts as a father figure towards Nate, and news reporter Elena Fisher.

We start off the fourth game with Nate and another man driving a boat through a storm, towards an island, while getting shot at by other mercenaries on other boats.  A couple minutes i and we see how this all started.  We see a young Nathan Drake living in a catholic orphanage. He gets in trouble for something and is grounded in his room. Then we see Nate’s older brother Sam is knocking at his window telling Nate to bust out of there. So we do, and we discover Sam wanted to go to their old house and recover a special scrapbook that their mom had.  

After we get out of the orphanage the chapter ends and we see current day that Nate is in a prison and we get in a prison fight. It is at this point the melee system of combat is introduced. After that we are carried away by a guard named Vargas who find out is actually taking you outside the prison to recover some treasure for him that is in a tower.  So we go to the tower and we don’t find the treasure but clues to where the treasure is.  Then we meet up with Sam and we are introduced to Rafe who is working with you and Sam to get the treasure. Then you try and escape the prison and once you do its a race to get to the treasure along with all of your old friends.  

The story in this game is incredible and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  First let’s talk about the good things.  As I just mentioned I loved the story in this game, and the game looks… well I don’t want to call it good because that wouldn’t be doing it justice.  Well let’s say they look AMAZING this is better than most games wish they could be and the gameplay is fun too.  The dialogue is great, the shooting is tight and responsive, and the controls feel great.  

However, there are some bad things. For instance, Uncharted is a game that is built mostly around climbing and that’s okay.  But sometimes Nate’s jumping is unrealistic at times.  I have a hard time believing anybody could do any of this but it’s a minor thing.  

That’s all I have to say really except for a few really badly designed parts of the game, like when you’re in the cave near the end and you have to slide a lot and if you’re not in the perfect position when you get to part where you’re supposed to jump you’ll miss your mark entirely.  But other than that the game is really well made It’s not the best Uncharted game I’d argue that two is the best but this game is definitely one that doesn’t require you to play the other to enjoy it.  Overall, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End gets a 10/10 from me. Oh, and don’t get me started on how good the multiplayer is.