Impressions - Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Available on PS4

The Game
Nathan Drake is back for another globe trotting adventure in Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 A Thief's End. Like I always do on my impressions posts I won't drop any spoilers or main story elements. Also just a heads up I have not been online yet so this will be about the main story mode. From a graphical standpoint Naughty Dog has outdone themselves. The game world has a distinct look and feels vibrant and full of life. If your character falls in mud you will see mud on their clothing. Same can be said about vehicles and different landscapes. There was a lot of attention to detail and care put in to the design of this game and you can tell from the very outset. There are a lot of places you get to visit, from the inside of a South American prison to an underwater cargo ship and even an orphanage. In all honesty I haven't seen to many games like it and this game proves what a team can do with time and an understanding of the hardware. If you are a fan of the Uncharted series then you know what to expect but everything in this game is amped up and polished. I haven't finished the game yet but from what I have read its about 15 hours, so pretty much around the norm for an action game.

The Game Play
They fixed the shooting, they fixed the shooting. One of my main issues with the first games in the series was the shooting mechanics. Personally, I think its a lot easier to line up your shots than in previous games. The fighting mechanic as well is better. Sometimes it feels a little off but overall in my opinion it is better than it was in previous installments. Being that this is an action adventure based game, much like the Tomb Raider series there are some pretty big action sequences that require some timed usage of the controls. Not quick time events per se but you do have to pay attention to whats going on. I love those moments in this game as they are fun whether you pull the move off or plummet to your doom. Overall, I would say that the game play is more of the same from previous entries just way more polished.

The Sounds
The soundtrack to this game is great. The voice acting is top notch as always. The dialogue isn't bad either, the story is engrossing and keeps more interested in what happens next. On the music side of things, every flows nicely and gives that movie type feel to the game. All in all great job.

My Thoughts
At the point I am in the game I am enjoying myself immensely. Then again I am a fan of the series however, I will say that this game just feels more polished than the other entries in the series. The game is rated T for Teen. It plays like a PG-13 movie. That means there is some violence and couple of times harsh language is used but other than that I think its a nice edition to the library that you don't have to hide from the little ones.

Game Play Vid

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