Naughty Dog has impressed their fans yet again with their final addition to the uncharted series. Though fans are little upset about the fact that it’s going to be their last adventurous ride with the beloved character “Nathan Drake”, but still excited about the game. Uncharted 4 is way bigger compared to its previous title Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in every aspect’s, where the graphics of the game is much more improved. Naughty Dog’s whole team has pushed their limits covering up every major and minor detail’s in the game, to give breathtaking output to their users. Improved and expanded open world experience, artificial intelligence (AI) and accessibility, Uncharted 4 can be one of the most interactive game in its series and category too.
Because of this advancement in the game, things can get little tricky while playing uncharted 4, where you’re not the only one that can sneak attacks and play games on targets. With the improved accessibility and AI, situations may occur in game where you have to take help of the stealth option. Running and shooting around in the air like a fool will not going to help you, unless the difficulty level is “easy”. So the level of smartness of your enemies in this game is not going to be like a typical action games enemies. So let’s take a look what Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has to offer.
Uncharted 4: Worth It Or Not
To be honest guys you will never find any dull moments in this game, as it is packed with stunning sceneries where the game takes you to different locations as it proceeds. But the prolonged chasing of clues is the only drawback of the game. Uncharted 4 is a sequel to the previous title, where the protagonist Nathan Drake is retired from treasure hunting, but due to sudden change of events he reunites with his brother Samuel Drake to find the millions worth lost treasure of Captain Henry Avery to save his brother’s life. You will come across many situations where the game offers you to take multiple approaches in missions, but you will never lose track in the game as it is set to end up at the targeted locations.
Action scenario’s is very well maintained giving it a powerful outlook, and also gives you chance to be a part of it. Story of the game itself portrays how the life of these brothers is, with the mix of action, drama, emotions and a great chase to find Avery’s treasure, Uncharted 4 is filled with complex moments. Outrunning your targets (enemies) or taking stealthy approach isn’t going to be easy. Due to improved artificial intelligence and open level design in the game, you’re not the only one who can play games on the enemies. Mercenaries and antagonist in game are very well developed, where they can attack you in a group and beating them will not be a simple task.
Hand to hand combat, stealth attacks (takedowns), open firing or swinging across in the game environment using your grappling hook is complemented with stunning camera angles. Some features like tagging your enemies will help you to keep track of them and let you know their locations, which will help you to sneak your way out or just to keep you updated with their every movement’s.
Exploring every part in the game such as lying notes on the ground, hidden artifacts, symbols, collectibles are things which will help you to get to your destination. Also helps you to understand the situation and story of the game. Springing from edges to edges of mountains, climbing and swinging with your grappling hook is the part of Uncharted 4, giving gameplay that rusty hard adventurous feel. Characters in the game (Nathan, Sam, Sully, Elena) will work as a team and help each other to get past various obstacles. Dialogue selection is one more way to get the players involved in gameplay, although you have several selections, it will not affect the plot (storyline) so bad decisions will not be taken into account.
Graphics quality and details are beyond expectation of every gaming fanatic. Swaying bushes, leaves of trees, waterfall, nature is designed perfectly with every slightest details are considered as major. Characters skin texture, facial expressions, body language, clothing are extremely detailed. Conversations between characters during the game are filled with mixture of complex emotions, which keeps pacing of the game well maintained. Even though uncharted story mode (campaign) runs at 30FPS you will never face any lag issues or related to slow gameplay.
Storyline (plot) of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes you to different locations as game proceeds, unfolding every clue’s and set of information we have gather along the way. Some of the places we go in the chase of finding treasure are Italy, Scotland and Madagascar. We can pretty much say that Uncharted 4 revolves around various beautiful locations as the plot gets interesting.
Multiplayer Gameplay: Different Modes And Features To Play
Well the developers have managed to keep the game living by adding interesting modes in the multiplayer option. Of course they couldn’t let their best series die, with multiple approaches in multiplayer gameplay they kept the Uncharted community alive. Interesting features are added in multiplayer, with couple of changes made in the existing modes. You well experience overall chaos in multiplayer gameplay with enjoying and competitive spirit which runs at 60FPS. So we’ll take a look on the modes and features in multiplayer option.
Uncharted 4 Modes
Team members in a particular team have the objective to kill every member of the opponent’s team. As this mode primarily focuses on teamwork, to win the match you have to reach the certain given points.
Ranked (Team Deathmatch)
This is little different from team deathmatch considered on the approach of this mode. Where in Team Deathmatch you have to kill members of opponent’s team to gain points and win matches. But in Ranked Team Deathmatch your points are taken into consideration to help you get past in qualifiers and being ranked, according to your current points the rank ranges from Diamond 1st to Bronze 3rd. To enter into qualifiers you have to gain some definite amount of points, when you enter in qualifiers the player must win 3 matches out of five to rank higher. If you fail to do so your points will be depleted and have to try again to get into qualifiers. There is saying to be the best you have to beat the best, so basically to reach Diamond 1st rank competition among gamers will be strong, which keeps the gamers wanting every part of this mode.
There are some few changes in plunder mode of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, where in the previous titles traversing with the idol (Flag) was not possible. Well the developers have removed this issue, and the 5V5 is changed to 4V4. Objective of plunder mode is to carry the idol to pointed out location on the map and secure the idol in treasure chest before the other team. This is one of the most interesting mode in the multiplayer gameplay.
Command is basically the most fun and intense mode in the multiplayer option, where you have to take care of your life and your captain’s life as well. Command focuses on map domination where you have to capture multiple command sites across the map for increasing your points.
Killing opponent team’s captain brings large amount of points into your account, captain of the team is selected by the game judging on how much points he/she have (more the points, higher chances to be a captain).
Uncharted 4 Features
Mysticals are the supernatural features leave’s you drooling over Uncharted 4 every single time if you use it. As you know Nathan Drake travelled many places back in his previous titles, this supernatural power comes from every part of it.
Spirit of Djinn is the ability to teleport across the map which takes your team closer to victory. Travelling fast or teleporting will help you and your team to gain more points by killing other team members and increases the chances of winging every single match.
When you use Warth of El Dorado your enemy’s worst nightmares will come true, where the El Dorado sarcophagus releases the spirits to hunt down the enemies and kill them. One of the coolest power in mysticals.
Cintamani Stone is a life saver in difficult situation when your team members are down on health. By activating the power helps team members within its area to regain their health instantly. So without any doubts you will need this mystical to survive in tough situations.
Staff of Ayar Manco will help you locate the locations of opponent team on the map. Tracking and hunting down will become much easier by using this power.
Indra’s Eternity will slow down the enemies who enter in the area where this power is activated. Making enemies dull for few seconds will help you kill them faster, which in turn will make the oppositions helpless.
The sidekick feature is very cool which will enhance your team in multiple ways. Sidekick feature include some Non-player character or Non-playable character (NPC) allies helps you to get kills and heal you along the way.
- Sniper – Sniper’s role is to defend the territory and team members by killing the opposition team members who are long range targets (not in the range of other team members).
- Savior – Savior goes by the name, where the character revives the injured members of the team. Helping out with ammo’s and get the necessary weapons, equipment’s to the team members when they are in need.
- Brute – Brute is a heavily guarded with heavy weaponry to kill targets that are in range. But the only issue this character has is its slow paced, so they are used to kill enemies who are in closer range.
- Hunter – Hunters are used to hunt the enemies who are near in the area, Helps us by holding the enemy for us until we attack.
The DirtyPanda’s Last Word
By being perfect in pretty much all but also in necessary aspects of the game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a great combination of storyline, accessibility and interaction. With stunning graphics and easy character control, the developers has managed to cover up every minor details to take the game to its limitations, and give fans the enjoyable experience of their last addition to the Uncharted series.
Developers: Naughty Dog
Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: May 10, 2016