When the first Uncharted hit the shelves, it piqued interest quickly. After the first few minutes played, it resulted in many devoted fans right from the start.
With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End nearing release, a lot of fans are asking if it will live up to the stellar reputation of the previous three in the series.
Will this be the best storyline for our protaginist Nathan Drake? Let’s start with the trailer.
Our hero Nathan Drake seems to be waking up having washed up on the mysterious island talking to (the not pictured, off screen) Sully. The ominous music, dark mysterious island jungle, and then the hanging cages with skeletons inside seem to promise that fans of the series are in for more of what they loved from the previous games.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes place years after the events that shook up Mr. Drake in Uncharted 3. Nathan Drake is retired from the (often very dangerous) world of treasure hunting and was living life peacefully, until Drake’s (surprisingly alive) brother Sam arrives to shake up his world, raving about a pirate colony called Libertatia. He reports that it has riches for the taking, hooking Drake, and dragging him away from the idyllic existence that has been his new normality.
This could very well be the end of Nathan Drake. While we hope not, whatever happens, Naughty Dog has been teasing the possibility that this game is the proverbial nail in the coffin for Nathan Drake, possibly for the entire series. We may not know how his story ends until the final scene, but the very idea raises the stakes considerably for Uncharted fans who have fallen in love with their hero.
Naughty Dog could be pulling the wool over our eyes, although we hope not. In any case, the hype surrounding Uncharted 4 surpasses that of any of the previous games in the series, which speaks to its growing popularity. As long as it delivers the suspense, raises the stakes, and has a storythat keeps us on the edge of our seats, we’re betting it’ll be the best in the series. Maybe that’s hopeful optimism, but count us excited for the continuation (and possibly ending) of Nathan Drake’s story. While we anxiously await its launch, we’ll be replaying through each of the previous games in the series.