Well, I’ve just read that Nathan Drake will not be returning in the latest installment of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. When I read this, I was like…
It can’t be true!!??
Well, folks.. sadly, it is… Not sure how to feel about all this…
Yes, I admit… by the end of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, I would definitely say it looked as if Nathan was headed for retirement. If you’ve played it, you know what I mean. Still… I’m torn. I mean, I get it…it does make sense. His story did seem to be coming to an end in the last chapter and it would be hard to pick it back up again… But, at the same time..in my opinion… Nathan makes the story.
After all, it all began with his story.
Writer for the series Josh Scherr said..”The writing team entertained a few possible ideas including Nate as a secondary character… But everything we did felt superficial because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.” And this is true. I guess we just have to be willing to open our hearts to a new version of Uncharted. One focusing on two very strong female leads. Both of them having a sketchy past with Nate, I see him at least coming up in conversation and I wouldn’t be surprised if he made a cameo or two.
Chloe Frazer & Nadine Ross both take over as lead characters. An unlikely pairing to say the least. I’m sure this makes for some very interesting content. And… like I’ve said before… I love a strong female character and in this… I get two. I really do feel the need to give them a fair shot. Chloe has been a fan favorite for quite a while now and it would be nice to see her take on a more active role this time around.
(But, you know how it is.. you get used to a character and it becomes difficult for them to be replaced. I’ll admit It, I get attached.. lol.)
The Lost Legacy takes place roughly 6-12 months after Uncharted 4. It picks back up with Chloe and her search for The Tusk Of Ganesh, an ancients Indian artifact. Along the way, she runs into Nadine Ross, a fellow treasure hunter. She was brought back after being defeated by Nathan in Uncharted 4. Nadine & Chloe are forced to team up to recover the ancient artifact before it ends up in the hands of a ruthless war profiteer. Eventually, the two learn to compromise but, from the very beginning their teamwork is challenged.. as they are reluctant to pair up at all. As they venture through the beauty if India they begin to unlock the secrets of the ancient artifact and together they stay one step ahead.
These two characters could not be more different. I actually love that.. it makes for great storytelling. Chloe is a dark character, darker than both Nathan and Nadine, morally speaking. She always looks out for #1. Nadine is much more rational, always taking the high road, or the most practical route possible. Most likely the route that everyone can benefit from. Pretty different from how she was portrayed in the past.
Eventually, the two grow into their roles and except that they do in fact need one another. Nadine does everything by the book and keeps Chloe grounded and Chloe is spontaneous and keeps Nadine on her toes. Chloe is the head of this operation though being in charge isn’t her strong suit and as for Nadine, letting Chloe take charge just isn’t her style. They are both learning and growing as they go.
The basis of the story is detailed and extremely well thought out, as usual. Naughty Dog, the makers of the series have yet to let us down. Every Uncharted so far has been action packed and seriously intense. I’m sure this addition will be no different. The Lost Legacy tells a deep story from the most exotic of places so far. Topping previous setting had to be difficult to do. Uncharted has always taken us on journeys to unimaginable places. Places most of us could only dream about. Personally, this is what appeals to me most about the series.
I for one, am hoping even with the absence of Nate, the story will continue to be just as successful. I mean…The Uncharted series is awesome without a doubt… And let’s face it, we’re all waiting to see how this part of the story pans out.
How do you feel about Nathan Drake not being a part of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy? Will you miss him? Do you think the series will carry on just the same? Are you still a die-hard Uncharted fan? Does this sway your opinion of the series? Let me know your thoughts, you’ve heard all mine… lol.
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