Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the conclusion to the three previous games stories. An action platforming 3rd person shooter that sees the main protagonist setting out to solve the mystery behind a lost pirate colony.
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Pro Focuses on exploration
The game has central hubs in each level where there can be multiple paths to advance. This creates a way for the player to feel as though there is choice to where they want to go or how they would like to approach a mission. Being that these central hubs are large in area, there may be a bunch of different options on how to traverse that area, ranging from rope swings, to using one's Jeep. Overall the game makes what used to be a very linear path (in previous releases) feel a lot more open and accessible.
Pro Great story and character development
Uncharted 4 features some of the best character development in a game. The voice acting only improves on this as it is some of the best acted scenes in gaming. The outset is that a long lost brother returns, whom you would think would have been mentioned in a previous game at some point, but even then something that could be a poor plot point ends up getting explained quite well and acted even better.
The overall story besides the brother relationship also sees some of the best acting in a game as well as develops those relationships in a meaningful manner.
Pro Well implemented stealth gameplay
The player can choose if they want to go into situations guns blazing, or avoid most combat and guns for a more stealth oriented playstyle. Giving the player the freedom to choose can make for a more engaging game thanks to gameplay being able to fit with the story going on at the time. This being the third and final chapter of the franchise supports the idea the the main characters are more calm and grown up, which suits stealth gameplay a lot more than shooting anything that moves.
Pro Multiplayer allows for large online fights
At a max of 5 vs 5 (a total of ten players) the online multiplayer allows for large brawls and gunfights to take place. This is enhanced by supernatural abilities the players can use in order to gain an advantage at an opportune time.
Pro Multiplayer plays at 60fps
The multiplayer has had the resolution dropped to 900p in order to get a smooth 60fps for competitive play. While it would be nice to have a full HD resolution, smooth gameplay is important when playing competitively.
Con Troublesome controls at times
The cover system may leave the player wanting, as it can make for situations where you gain cover in an area you did not want to. There is also issue at points where the auto climb mechanic grabs the wrong ledge when climbing. While both are not overly egregious, it can cause some frustration during hectic moments.
Con Last act feels drawn out
The last third of the game can be quite repetitive, tasking the player with the same objectives over and over again. The feeling that this was done to extend the gameplay is difficult to ignore.