Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End is the final chapter in the Nathan Drake Uncharted series. The game has most of the old cast back with new allies and enemies. The great thief/adventurer Nathan Drake was happily married to long time girlfriend Elena Fischer and settled down into an honest job. Later on in the game, he was reunited with his older brother Sam who was thought to be presumed dead in prison years ago. His brother was in trouble with a crime lord to recover treasure from a long dead famous pirate lord James Avery. Now Nathan Drake now aware of his brother’s fate decided to dawn his adventuring demeanor once again to find this lost treasure. Now both brothers are now in competition with a long-time cell mate Reece and his partner Nadine along with hired mercenaries who are out to take out their competition.
Nathan Drake is back with another dangerous adventure of puzzle solving, leaping through obstacles along with exciting gunplay and fisticuff fights that are shades of the Indiana Jones movies. The early part of the game didn’t have much gunplay to offer, but instead brings the plot of the game in-depth with retrospective chapters featuring Nathan who was raised by Catholic nuns in an orphanage home. The game focuses more on using stealth instead of being dependant on using combat all the time. As the game progresses, Drake gets to drive on a jeep on open road and use the grappling hook from his trusty jeep to help reach impossible obstacles. Stealth combat is more unique, Drake can leap off a cliff, building or rope and land on an enemy. He can use a dagger to cling on and leap off mountains and can slide down hill. What can through long time Uncharted fans off to a degree is the change of configuration when using your resources. Whether or not if that is a necessity, it is great to have more features to the gameplay. Nathan Drake can use a rope throw it up to a branch and swing across like Batman or climb up the rope.
Overall the game goes out with a bang in the Uncharted Nathan Drake saga. With unfolding plots and twists along with complicated puzzle solving, daring obstacles, and intense gunplay this game will be a timeless classic. One of the downside of the game is the long drawn out ending nearly reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings the Return of the King which I found unnecessary. None the less this is a must buy for fans of the Nathan Drake saga.
Note: Uncharted 4 is not the last Uncharted game, there is sequel of prequel of sorts subtitled the Lost Legacy, but not starring Nathan Drake, but all the gamers know anyways.