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UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End Madagascar Gameplay

Upset about the delay of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End? Let this gameplay demo tide you over.

BY WAYNE CHEONG | Apr 6, 2016 | Technology


Not everything that comes in threes is a charm.

In its third delay, Naughty Dog’s latest (and possibly final) instalment in the Uncharted series, will be released on May 10.

The fourth chapter, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sees Nathan Drake trading his fortune hunting days for a normal life with his family when his brother, Sam, long believed to be deceased, appears asking for Drake’s help.

To tide over the delay, we tried our hands on a demo of Uncharted 4 and we were not disappointed. Taking place in Madagascar, we control a 4x4 land rover with two other NPCs in tow. This is the first time, the Uncharted series have a player-driven vehicle sequence. We assumed that driving a vehicle, especially over terrains that swings between dusty and slippery, would speedbump the overall gameplay but it’s actually quite fun.

The game promises a “wide-linear” environment, allowing us the option of exploring a sandbox while still rooted in the storyline. Exploration can yield hidden treasures and also a feast for the eyes as exemplified as we traversed through the Madagascar plains.

Only available on the PlayStation, Uncharted 4 is now available for pre-order and other than the standard edition, there is also the Special Edition, where the game comes in a steelbook, along with an art book, sticker sheet and in-game currency to unlock various multiplayer content and the Libertalia Collector’s Edition that consists of the game in a steelbook, art book, sitcker sheet, a 12” statue and tons of multiplayer unlocks.