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Thread: Uncharted 4: A Thief's Bellend

  1. #1
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's Bellend

    Firstly the game took forever to start going anywhere. The first 5 hours were wretchedly paced, filled with boring cutscenes that go on forever. I actually forgot I was even playing a game and reached for the media remote to pause the movie so I could check my email.There was literally one point during a cutscene where Nathan Drake and Elena were fighting over who would do the dishes, Christ.
    • 5 hours for a ~15 hour journey to start getting good is lame.
    • The plot is predictable as fuck, it's exactly as I guessed it would be in 2014.
    • That level where you're doing retired Drake's non-adventuring salvage job was painful to play. Who thought that shit was a good idea?


    Midway through the game there are a couple levels where you're in vehicles and dropped into decently-sized open worlds. You're free to drive around and explore, looking for tidbits tucked away here and there. I found these levels sublime, probably the only parts in the entire game series where I actually felt like a treasure hunter.

    Narrative wise what did surprise me was that there was no supernatural BS and no "escape the crumbling lost city" during the 3rd act this time around. Props to them for that.

    AI is surprisingly pretty good. Eg Goons will try to flank you, they won't stay behind the same chest-high walls forever. The partner AI is useful too, eg Sam will hold down goons for you. I was in tall grass about to do a stealth takedown when Sam did one.

    It should go without saying that the presentation is sublime as is the attention to detail in world building. Snow builds up on Drake's hair and he leaves footprints in the snow. In one fight a goon had pinned down Sam, I gunned him down and Sam preceded to thank me for the save.

    Combat feels so rudimentary. The framework they have here is promising, but it feels like something from the 1st game in a new IP, not the 4th. This is what happens when don't give enough love towards actual gameplay as you do to other departments (eg graphics and cutscenes), you end up with a ridiculously stagnant core experience. This series is ~9 years old yet it's barely changed in that period.

    Drake's toolkit for killing is so limited. Eg the only option for stealth killing is melee takedowns. I was stealthing around and longed for Lara's bow from Rise of the Tomb Raider to silently snipe some fools.

    They clearly cribbed some stuff from Tomb Raider 2013 for this game like the rope but they didn't go far enough IMO. Taking Tomb Raider's mission hub style of level design would've been fantastic, they'd have a good excuse to give Drake a big toybox for the player to have more choice in their experience. I loved getting new gear in Rise and then revisiting old mission hubs to gain access to new places.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2014
    Lol why do you torture yourself Eva? Can't say I've played an uncharted game, but I definitely expect I'd share your frustration if I did.

  3. #3
    At least he didn't call it Unsharted.

  4. #4
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Out Oct 19th. This had been delayed most of the year because the shitty studio behind Arkham Knight had been porting it. I can't recommend paying $50 USD/$90 NZD for such old games. Pick it up in 2 years time on deep discount for Lost Legacy, because Uncharted 4 is shit.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...es_Collection/


  5. #5
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    God, I hate this game! You'll be able to buy it on stupid fucking Steam for $50 when the dipshits that have been picked to do what's probably gonna end up being a shitty port finally manage to find their asses with both hands. Which I seriously doubt they'll be able do without outside assistance, because these fucktards are trash, and deserve to die of rectal cancer!

    I just wish you'd all SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY! JESUS!

  6. #6
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Stop double posting, Evaunit.

  7. #7
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Jokes on you! That second post was actually me.

  8. #8
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    *rubs eyes*

    huuu? whaaaa????

  9. #9
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    :jazzhands: I'M MAGIC!

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