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Review of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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Uncharted game franchise is very, very enjoyable series of games which are filled with intense action, interesting treasure hunts, history, memorable and colorful characters, emotional drama and great humor.
Naughty Dog is maybe my favorite gamestudio out there which focus more to detail on their games and character development alongside with Bioware, than any other studio. Their pervious game Last Of Us (2013), which became one of my favorite games of all time, was a perfect prove from that and so was Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
I played the first Uncharted game on 2007 after christmas when my sister's fiancé brought his PS3 system to my grandparents ranch, where we were spending our christmas holidays at the time. I finished it in couple of days and liked it very much. It reminded me a lot of Tomb Raider, which i prefer slightly more and the 2013 reboot is also one of my favorite games of all time. I've always liked arkeology themed movies, games and books so these games are perfect from that area.
It took almost eight years when i got a chance to play the rest Uncharted games Among Thieves (2009) and Drake's Deception (2011) after i bought Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on my PS4 system. I was Xbox 360 owner at the time when the games came out, but i tried both of them couple of times somebody elses PS3 system never finishing them. I also had seen my sister's fiancé and friend played them when they came out and eventually watched playthroughs in YouTube.
This Uncharted become my second favorite Uncharted game in the series after second installment, Among Thieves. I really like pirate era in history and pirate captain Henry Avery's story was written well alongside of Nathan's final adventure. Like Last Of Us, this game was also very well "acted" by Nolan North, Troy Baker, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle and the rest of the cast on their motion capture suits and of course voice acting was also flawless.
I really liked the drama between Nathan's brother, Sam but more with his wife Elena. And who can forget his trusted buddy Victor "Goddamn" Sullivan a.k.a Sully who was funny and epic in this one too. There was a few scenes which were very emotional to watch, which hence the great acting/voice acting.
And those bad guys. Uncharted is one of the few games which can provide a decent, plausible and even intimidating villains. Some of them were charismatic gentlemen with a cunning attitude and almost have equal amount of knowledge with Drake, or some of them  were just merciless killers. Zoran Lazarevic, who was rival trasure hunter in Among Thieves and my favorite bad guy in the games, was that last one. Now he was very scary and deadly enemy to have.
The game was so detailed and gorgeous looking. It was almost like watching a movie. It's awesome how much Naughty Dog use time on that, so the game would look as perfect as it can. Sound effects and editing was realistic and it bringed environment to life. Action was over the top, like in previous ones but that makes these games so enjoyable to play.
This was definitely the most serious part of the series and it can see in the stroytelling. Ending was good and heartwarming. I couldn't ask for more. On one point at the end i was gasping that it would end like almost every second game in past few years, but luckily it didn't. I won't spoil anything, but let just say that Nate got himself a good and earned ending.

Added by MarkusT90
2 years ago on 13 May 2016 13:59

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