If there?s one thing the Uncharted series has succeeded in, it?s that each installment feels like a summer blockbuster. The stories in each game have been similar to other action films like Indiana Jones or National Treasure, complete with action-packed set pieces and quips that almost put Marvel?s Avengers to shame.
Uncharted 4: A Thief?s End has a lot to live up to, especially when it comes to the aforementioned set pieces. While the game shouldn?t attempt to redo them, it would be wise for the developers to learn what made these set pieces great and why fans still remember them.
Stuck in a train (Opening sequence of Uncharted 2)
Our hero Nathan Drake wakes up and realizes that he?s in an abandoned train car that?s about to fall off a mountain. He?s also heavily injured, which makes the way he escapes even more incredible.
It was a hell of a way to open the game, filling players with suspense and having them on the edge of their seats. It would be cool seeing Uncharted 4 do something similar to keep the series? fans guessing what the developers can do next.
Pub Brawl (Uncharted 3)
There are few things more satisfying than punching a drunk right in the face. In the case of Uncharted 3, the pub brawl involves a bunch of mercenaries, but that didn?t stop the sequence from being fun.
What made this particular moment special was how it only focused on close combat. No guns could be used in this scene, and the new takedowns were fun to do. Hopefully, Uncharted 4 will have similar sequences.
Plane Crash (Uncharted 3)
This sequence is so cinematic that the director of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was inspired by it, according to GameSpot. This ?scene? has everything a summer blockbuster fan wants: an exciting car chase, a fight scene and stuff exploding in the background.
The best part is how much control the player has of the situation. Players have to make sure Drake catches the falling items that prevent him from turning into a bloody mess.
Nepal (Uncharted 2)
Nathan Drake is turned into a one-man army in this memorable sequence, taking down an armored truck and a helicopter. It?s a fun sequence that ends with Drake having a rocket launcher in hand.
Uncharted 4: A Thief?s End is slated to release this May 10 for the PS4.