Uncharted (spoiler free)

let me first give a short back story, exclusives were the whole reason I got a PS4 in the first place, already owning an Xbox one I saw no point in also purchasing a PS4, that was until the Pro was announced. Having taken a while to decide whether to get a PS4 or not, it was finally taken out of my hands, when I got given a PS4 Pro as a gift for Christmas. The very first game I played was the Uncharted collection and I wasn’t disappointed, far from it in fact. From the very first moment we meet Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher on the boat in the middle of the ocean it’s action packed, it doesn’t take long before the characters are attacked, playing as explorer Nathan Drake we are forced to defend the boat from oncoming attackers. That is only the opening of the very first Uncharted.

The Uncharted series (1,2,3 and finally 4) has got to be one of the best action adventure games in recent memory. The very first Uncharted entitled Drake’s Fortune is eight years old, it balances great gunplay, platforming and exploration all under the title. There is one thing to note about Uncharted, it just keeps getting better with each game. And even 8 years later the first Uncharted is still a great game especially for a first game that introduces the main characters so well.

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves houses an incredible amount of detail among dilapidated buildings and the rusted ruins of cars that have long stopped working. It’s a game (and in fact the entire series) worthy of a double play through. Uncharted 2, had perfect pacing, great gun battles, even more puzzles to solve and not to mention the Nepal helicopter sequence. Nathan Drake is at it again, travelling the world, searching for lost artefacts, getting a shot at and being reunited with arguably the second best character in the game, Elena Fisher.

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was a more narratively ambitious game than the previous 2, it delves deeper into Nathan Drakes past, his personal relationships, which are a great part of the storyline, the characters along with great dialogue and story’s make it all the more believable. This game has one of the best introductions in a game, starting in London we join Drake and Sully as they fight their way through a bar and a number of thugs later they manage to escape into an alleyway. The fight scenes feel and work great.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: This is how you end a series, Uncharted 4 delivers everything you loved in the previous games and a whole lot more, including tying up loose ends. The core game remains the same as the previous trilogy, a great platform game tied with third person shooting. On top of it all, we get chase sequences, great battles and puzzles. The graphics on this game are brilliant, the details on Drake, Sully, Sam, Elena and other characters show an incredible amount of detail. This game has got to be the most visually impressive game I’ve played to date. The story is wrapped up well for all the character and not just the main one (like most games and even TV/film). The ending story feels good and I’m left feeling very satisfied (which is not an easy task when it comes to storylines for me).

The Uncharted series makes me glad that I eventually got a PS4, it is these well-done exclusives that make the PS4 an attractive purchase.

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