Unless you’ve been living under a rock for about the last two and a half years, you’ll know that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End finally released on PS4 last week! Here are our thoughts on the game so far.
Finally, the time has come. After a few delays, I finally found myself standing in a short line at my local GAME store, ready to pick up a box that had been on pre-order since ancient times. After flashing my smartphone-based loyalty card, the assistant headed out to the back and returned with a package so large, it blocked out the light.
Yep – the Uncharted 4 special edition was mine. The game. The art book. The digital goodies. And the immense, awesome, frankly majestic foot-high statue. All mine. But all of this pales in comparison to the contents of the Blu-ray. Uncharted 4 is everything that everyone is saying it is. Beautiful. Compelling. Powerful. Epic gameplay. Wonderful storytelling. Soaring soundtrack. Outstanding sound effects. Brilliant acting. Awesome set pieces. Stunning level design.
And I haven’t even started the multiplayer yet. I’m taking my time, and working through the story. I feel like I owe it to Drake and crew to see how this all pans out before I start levelling up across the maps. Having had a taste during the recent beta, I know I’ll be playing this for a long time to come. The PlayStation 4’s seminal title has arrived. Miss it, and miss out.
Yes, it should come as no surprise that my time this past period has been spent playing Uncharted 4. Like Dolph, I too picked up the Special Edition complete with the awesomely tall statue and art book. My favorite thing about it, however, is the steelbook case. The artwork on it is just fantastic. Speaking of fantastic…
The game is simply stunning. The Uncharted franchise has always displayed the best of PlayStation consoles and having the fourth title be the franchise’s debut on the PS4 is just perfect. Honestly, there’s not much to say about the game other than you should be playing it.
What else could have been my focus this week, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End finally releasing? Uncharted 4 could very well be the closest game to perfect I’ve ever played, as it exceeded expectations and mine were very high. A fantastic and wonderful story with the characters I love, the best soundtrack in the series and an addictive multiplayer means that not only will Uncharted 4 be nigh impossible to beat for best game of 2016, but it’s also the best game on PS4 to date. I plan to start my crushing playthrough soon and go for the platinum!
Otherwise I played a lot of the Overwatch beta, which ended Tuesday and I spent about 14 hours on it. I’m sold, as it’s one of the most creative and colourful first-person shooters around. I can’t wait to get my hands on it again! I mostly played as D.Va, just in case you were wondering.
By this stage, it should go without saying that my most played game of the last couple of weeks was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End… you know, just for a change. Although I’d be lying if I told you it was my favourite game of all time (please don’t hurt me!), there’s no question that Uncharted 4 is a fantastic video game. From the richly detailed environments and characters, to the wonderful performances and sound design, many aspects of the game are extremely impressive.
I think I’m a little over halfway through the story now, so I’m looking forward to seeing where things go from here. I have a couple of theories as to how it will all end, but I’m hoping that Naughty Dog will surprise me; just as they did with one stand-out (and not to mention unexpected) moment that occurs within the first couple of hours, which had me almost giddy with excitement!