I've often wondered what Uncharted would be like sans Nathan Drake. As it turns out, not too bad.
The Lost Legacy was the first outing - possibly the last, but you never know - for the Uncharted series without its cover star. And while that's a lot of in-built recognition to throw away, teaming up Chloe and Nadine ended up going down a treat according to Jackson and Kirk.
'.Uncharted. The Lost Legacy is an easy video game to like in spite of its flaws. It's buoyed by a winning cast of characters and has some of the prettiest vistas this side of an actual trip to India. It also includes one of the most entertaining hidden features I've ever encountered in a video game..'
The fun in the photo mode aside (and no, it's not what you'd get with a normal photo mode), the friendship between Chloe and Nadine was "the most appealing aspect", according to Kirk. "Their relationship needle swings too wildly between friend and foe at times, but by the time the curtains fell I found myself believing in their friendship and rooting for them to succeed. How nice, too, to play a video game where the bulk of the story revolves around two women working together."
There's also the advantage that Lost Legacy takes the improved mechanics from Uncharted 4, but doesn't adopt its sluggish pacing. It's roughly 11 or 12 hours, a lot more on par with the superb Uncharted 2, and apparently the finale is a cracker too.
How have you found the latest Uncharted so far?