Goondu review: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Goondu review: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Goondu review: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

It’s tough to suppose an Uncharted diversion though Nathan Drake. After final year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, we saw a finish of a series’ protagonist, Nathan Drake’s adventures.

Die-hard Uncharted fans mourned collectively during a finish of Nathan’s adventures nonetheless there were tears of fun as it was such a happy finale for a aged friend. This year, Naughty Dog brings us another Uncharted journey set in a same star with new protagonists. Meet dual tough-as-nails chicks, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.

An doubtful partnership between an guileless Nadine (left) and a stubborn Chloe (right) formula in moments of tragedy and wisecracking humour in a game. SCREENSHOT: Yap Hui Bin

New faces, new places

In The Lost Legacy, we see a dual doubtful partners organisation adult together in hunt of Ganesha’s blank spike in India.

Legend has it that a elephant-headed God Ganesha was concerned in a scuffle with Parashurama and his spike pennyless off as a result.

The spike is now sought after by Asav, a personality of a organisation of rebels who is penetrating to sell a spike to account his rebellion and overpower a stream regime.

You play Chloe Frazer, a value hunter of Indian and Australian descent. If we played Uncharted 2, we competence remember her impression featured as Nathan’s adore interest. She follows a footsteps of her archaeologist father who was also acid for a Hoysala Empire.

Chloe’s partner is Nadine Ross. For those who played Uncharted 4, we will remember Nathan’s rather upsetting encounters with a Shoreline niggardly leader. It does feel a small bizarre rooting for a chairman whom we had fought so tough opposite in a prior game!

I do suffer a chemistry between Chloe and Nadine, and a game’s concentration on their characters and backstory brings realism to a characters. You will learn some-more about Chloe’s attribute with her father, and also Nadine’s dispute with her niggardly group, Shoreline.

Chloe’s stubborn inlet total with Nadine’s buoyancy creates many moments of tragedy as good as wisecracking humour, nonetheless some of their squabbles can be childish adult to a indicate of be annoying.

Anything Nate can do, we can do better! The Lost Legacy’s protagonist, Chloe Frazer, shows that she’s each bit as able as Nathan Drake. SCREENSHOT: Yap Hui Bin

Living adult to a guarantee as an Uncharted game, The Lost Legacy treats gamers to a visible feast, with beautifully rendered ancient cities of Halebidu and Belur belonging to a ancient Hoysala Empire.

After a brief army in a city scorched by polite war, we get to try sensuous forests, fantastic caves, considerable waterfalls and a rather informed murky turf in an outlandish location.

It’s also a good event to dive into a misconceptions of Hindu gods like Ganesha, Shiva and Vishnu, and a game’s art renders a gods beautifully, that is a genuine yield for gamer tourists.

There are even opportunities for Chloe to take cinema of a pretentious view with her mobile phone, creation we feel like a genuine tourist!

Set in India, a Lost Legacy is a visible yield for a gamer tourist. SCREENSHOT: Yap Hui Bin

Deja vu
In terms of gameplay, it is customary Uncharted fare, with a crowd of climbing, jumping and automatic puzzles to solve. Uncharted stalwarts will find a puzzles informed and rather lacking in challenge, generally if we play this true after Uncharted 4.

Speckled stone wall? Use a piton to poke while jumping. Muddy up-slope? Drive a 4WD over hilly surfaces. Bolted door? Use a winch. Mechanical puzzles? Keep branch until something changes. If we get stranded for a while, Nadine or another messenger will yield hints.

There are also timed hurdles that force we to unequivocally concentration and memorise a timing of routes and jumps. Not my favourite kind of nonplus though they do assistance to mangle a routine of a game.

There are armed mercenaries to understanding with, so ready for copiousness of sharpened as well. And, only like Uncharted 4, there are heart-stopping automobile and sight follow scenes that force Chloe to perform unfit stunts, like jumping from relocating sight to relocating automobile and behind again while sharpened enemies. Sounds a lot like what Nathan went by in Uncharted 4?

The Lost Legacy incorporates a section where we can try a area and demeanour for mislaid tokens in sell for a useful item. SCREENSHOT: Yap Hui Bin

What’s new in The Lost Legacy is in Chapter 4, that is designed for some open-world scrutiny as good as an discretionary query to collect 11 Hoysala tokens in sequence to get a Queen’s Ruby.

This appendage is a completist’s dream – it works as a radar for intuiting circuitously treasures by sound and quivering on your Dualshock controller, that is good if we have a “gotta find them all” syndrome.

But if we are a kind who likes to follow down a story and not hunt for pieces of archaeological treasures, we competence wish to only wish to skip forward to a categorical quest. Bear in mind if we wish to collect all 11 tokens, we contingency do it in Chapter 4 – if we go further, there is no branch back!

With token collection, a diversion is extended as some of a timed puzzles can be utterly time consuming, requiring patience, use and a small bit of luck. Overall, The Lost Legacy is most shorter than a unchanging Uncharted game, clocking in during around 9 to 10 hours of gameplay if we confirm to hunt down all a tokens.

The Lost Legacy brings we face to face with a God of Hindu mythology. SCREENSHOT: Yap Hui Bin

The Lost Legacy is a good further to a Uncharted collection though it is a standalone DLC and it positively feels like an “add on” to a Uncharted universe.

I enjoyed a chemistry, impression growth and a wisecracking humour of Chloe and Nadine, as good as a pleasing view of a Hoysala Empire.

However, a gameplay is a small too identical to Uncharted 4, so it doesn’t unequivocally offer too most novelty. If we have only finished Uncharted 4 recently, take a mangle with other games before diving into this one.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is accessible during S$46.90 during a PlayStation Store.


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