Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set sometime after Uncharted 4 with Nate’s former love interest (and resident treasure hunter), Chloe Frazer teaming up with Uncharted 4 villain Nadine Ross. Without spoiling too much, Chloe and Nadine venture deep into the mountains of India to recover the legendary Golden Tusk. Chloe is in it to uncover the iconic treasure (and fulfill a family legacy) whilst Nadine is in for the ride, in order to rebuild the sunken Shoreline empire.
I must say, I was a massive fan of Nadine in Uncharted 4. She was one of the better villains in the Uncharted franchise and she doesn’t disappoint here. On the other hand, I know that I’m in the minority but Chloe didn’t grab me in Uncharted 2. In The Lost Legacy, however, I was absolutely intrigued by her backstory and her topsy turvy relationship with Nadine Ross.It’s clear that there’s a power struggle throughout the entire game and it lends itself for some interesting narrative and gameplay mechanics. There’s a constant clash between the two that manifests in each of them constantly trying to get the upper hand on the other. For instance, Nadine will constantly attempt to get the last hit to prove that she’s stronger, or insist that she wants to drive when you take the wheel. The other thing worth noting is that Nadine is thankfully helpful as an A.I partner. She’ll help find certain clues, solve puzzles and even take the wheel of the car to pull down doors with the wicked winch (yes, it’s back).
It goes without saying that the Uncharted games have always been beautiful games and The Lost Legacy does not disappoint. It’s a much more colourful game than previous entries in the series. Starting out in the dark streets of India with neon lights glistening through your screen to uncovering luscious plant filled areas of rural India. This is one of those games that make you feel justified in your investment of a PlayStation 4 Pro + 4K TV (if you have them).The Lost Legacy started out as a smaller DLC piece and ended up becoming a standalone game of its own. Whilst it plays very similarly to Uncharted 4, there are some new additions that are appreciated (and don’t make it a bad game by any stretch) but are questionable in their necessity.