During last week’s PlayStation Showcase, Sony revealed Naughty Dog’s upcoming title, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. It’s a bundle of both Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. These are two very different games that are intrinsically linked. It’s the last official tale of Nathan Drake as well as the spin-off adventure with two major characters in their own title. The spin-off title is actually really good, and one of the best surprises that Naughty Dog has ever given us. I think it was originally meant to be DLC, but it’s way too big for that, so it got released as its own game.
If you’ve ever played an Uncharted game but you haven’t played either of these, I don’t know why. These are the jewels that sit on top of the crown that is the entire Uncharted franchise. Nathan Drake’s final adventure is a whirlwind that never ends. Sure, it doesn’t quite have the supernatural elements that the other games contain, but it’s still a title that asks you to suspend your disbelief so that you can enjoy the moments it presents. I personally think it’s the second-best behind Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but that’s just me.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy sees Chloe Fraser team up with one of the antagonists from Uncharted 4: Nadine. However, this is before she has her own army and is considered a serious threat working against Nathan and his friends. It tells you how the pair worked together to uncover some lost treasure, and it actually has more of the supernatural stuff if that’s what you’re looking for. The villain in this slightly shorter adventure is also much better than the one in Uncharted 4. If it’s classic Uncharted you’re after, then this is the game for you.
I’m quite disappointed that Sony didn’t get Naughty Dog to show off any of The Last Of Us Part 2 Factions, but I think that’s coming. Now that this title has been revealed and will be out of the doors early next year, I think that TLOU Factions 2 is more a matter of time. It’s coming, we’ve just got to wait, and this collection is a great way to pass the time.