How does The Lost Legacy compare?
Uncharted has only gotten better over time, at least as far as the mainline, numbered adventures are concerned (we can safely overlook PlayStation Vita side game, Golden Abyss). While Uncharted 2 landed with a bigger impact, Uncharted 3 made strides in storytelling and dialogue, while last year's Uncharted 4 felt like it took everything to another level: graphics, character development, and death-defying scenarios alike.
This month's The Lost Legacy builds from the foundation of Drake's finale, and as such, it's immediately impressive: the combat, exploration, and visuals are all expectedly superb. It also gets off to a strong start with an early rooftop chase through India that showcases the series' knack for delivering huge, exciting moments without skimping on the little details. And Chloe Frazer, previously a companion in Uncharted 2, subs in well as the new lead. She is charismatic and just as capable as Drake, and is flanked by Nadine Ross, another past series supporting character.
That dynamic duo proves compelling, and while the game often feels strongly familiar, it's still another slice of heaven for anyone who loves a big, beautiful adventure game. The Lost Legacy doesn't feel as critical to the series as Uncharted 4 and retreads familiar ground, but truly, it does nothing to diminish Uncharted's own legacy in the slightest. It's another immaculately polished, massively entertaining, top-of-class blockbuster in an increasingly long line of them.