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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review
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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an action-adventure game where you Chloe Frazer and your counterpart Nadine Ross seek the Tusk of Ganesh. Set in the Western Ghats mountain ranges of India in the midst of a civil war, it's the first Uncharted game not to feature protagonist Nathan Drake.

Like other Uncharted games, you use firearms, melee combat and stealth to defeat enemies. Between fisticuffs you jump, sprint, climb, swim and swing to explore environments including towns, buildings, and temples to advance through the game's story.

What makes enemy encounters enjoyable is the cat and mouse feel of taking on a clever foe. The game uses artificial intelligence so enemies react to combat situations and respond to players' actions. They can coordinate tactics and cooperate with each other to get the upper hand.

As opposed to Nathan's light hearted quips and foolhardy plundering of treasure, Chloe and Nadine bring the game a darker feel. Chloe is more interested in finding out about what the artefacts tell her about her family. This combined with the shorter story, creates a compelling and intense game that digs into the affect our parents have on us.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13-18 year-olds

Release Date: 23/08/2017

Platforms: PS4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting and Stealth

Accessibility: 27 features

Developer: Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. The game gives access to the multiplayer of Uncharted 4, with additional content tied into The Lost Legacy.

CostsCosts

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy usually costs £15.99.
 

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4. Rated PEGI 16 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. The majority of the violence is hand-to-hand combat with characters punching and kicking one another, different forms of guns such as shotguns and pistols can also be used during combat. The player can also trigger sneak attacks on enemies that are more graphic in nature, often involving snapping enemies necks and leaving their bodies on the floor. All the reactions to the violence are realistic with characters showing visible injuries when hurt.

ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence. Players use machine guns, pistols, grenades, and blades to attack each other; combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects. Players can also use stealth takedowns and melee attacks (e.g., neck snapping, fist fighting) to incapacitate enemies. Some scenes depict corpses or wounded characters with bloodstained skin/clothes. Taunt animations depict characters lighting and smoking cigarettes or cigars as well as drinking alcohol (i.e., rum, wine, beer). The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 16.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

13-18 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have the patience to take your time in some encounters, as well as the patience and emotional maturity to appreciate the themes and dialogue that develop.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

AccessibilityAccessibility

While earlier Uncharted games required the use of the motion controls, fine control of two joysticks and quick button presses during combat and cut-scenes, Uncharted Lost Legacy (like Uncharted 4) is designed to be more accessible.

There is a wide range of difficulty settings, although it's still quite hard on the easiest. Tips appear in the game if you get stuck on a puzzle or direction of travel.

There's a "Lock-on" option to automatically target enemies when you press aim. You can adjust how strongly this is applied. There are different shooting modes that don't require holding buttons. You can disable the need for rapidly pressing buttons. You can control how the camera moves and use "Camera assist" to help you look in the right direction.

Enemies are highlighted with tags and colour. You can control contrast. There are unlockable game visual effects that enable you to apply a high contrast and other effects that (aren't designed for this purpose but) aid the visibility of the game greatly.
 
Our Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Accessibility Report documents 27 accessibility features:

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