The latest instalment of the Uncharted franchise, called The Last Legacy, costs $40 and doesn’t involve Nathan Drake at all. How is this possible? Because Nate is apparently out of business (he was out during Uncharted 4 too and look where that got him) and we are now following the adventures of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross. Everyone knows Chloe from Uncharted 2 and 3 as that witty blue-eyed brunette who turned out to have a heart of gold. As for Nadine, she made an appearance in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End as a secondary villain and business partner to Rafe Adler.
$40 well spent
This latest installment is basically a short story meant to offer another taste of what the Uncharted series was famous for. With Nate’s story concluded, it was time to focus on other characters too. Naughty Dog even admitted that at first, they were not sure who to choose for this game. But the story of two women searching together for a lost treasure seemed just right. Chloe and Nadine partnered up to find the lost Tusk of Ganesh, the Indian god. It’s very interesting how Chloe is not just a female Nathan Drake. She has her own personality and her own background story. As for Nadine, she was hired to aid Chloe with her mercenary fighting abilities.
So, this is not a story about two friends, but the story of a business partnership. Even if in the end, things will inevitably change and even the appearance of a certain brother we all know will alter the dynamics a lot. Also, the story is much deeper. Chloe’s father was the one who inspired her to go search for this artifact because he was obsessed with it. On the other hand, Nadine used to be the villain’s right hand.
An amazing journey
Many are already seeing The Lost Legacy as being one of the series’ best, along with Uncharted 2 and 4. Its pacing is amazingly-well done, the action sequences come at the right time and the story is captivating. Also, it doesn’t have multiple locations. It only takes place in India, but what you see is more than enough for this adventure. It’s very important that this standalone spinoff, while much shorter in length, lays the foundation of a series without Nathan Drake. And it does it brilliantly.
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