The story of Uncharted 4 is set several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Nathan Drake is now settled into a semi-normal life with Elena when Nathan’s brother, Sam Drake returns from the dead. It doesn’t take long before things feel familiar and the Drake brothers are on the treasure hunt of their life.
The narrative of Uncharted 4 is much more slow-paced than previous iterations. It focuses on Nathan Drake’s upbringing and the hardships that he has gone through in his earlier years. I absolutely loved the way that the story was told. It hit all the right notes and whilst it’s not the fast-paced non-stop story that we’ve come to know, it really does a great job of fleshing out the inner-workings of Nathan Drake and providing an insight into why he craves adventure and solving mysteries.
Without going into too much detail, The Uncharted franchise has always struggled with creating memorable villains. Without a doubt, the villains in Uncharted 4 are the most memorable and well-written to date. They are integral to the story as a whole, and are believable in how they relate to the backstory of both Nathan and Sam Drake.