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Aerys said:

I loved Rafe, especially his last chara design and this boss battle sooooo good ! Not like thé others Uncharted.

Honestly, I hated the Rafe battle. ND did a good job with Lazarevic in U2, translating the mechanics we've been practicing and honing throughout the game and then putting a new spin on them. U4, meanwhile, introduces an entirely new set of mechanics at the end for fencing that just fell really flat imo. I would argue the quickest way to flub a final boss (outside of making it a QTE fest) is to have it feel nothing like the game you've been playing up to that point, and Rafe is certainly that. 



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I enjoyed the game immensely, but the biggest problem I had with it is that it definitely felt like Naughty Dog wanted to make The Last of Us 2, but were confined by it being Uncharted. As such, the game felt like it had a bit of an identity crisis. There were so many times throughout the game that I thought "wow, this level design is going to be amazing in The Last of Us 2."

Having played through the game, even though it was the longest length-wise, I was left wanting more. This is because the shootouts were genuinely lots fun (a first for the series, to be honest) and they were much more spaced out than in previous Uncharteds. Whereas in each previous Uncharted, I felt like the games overstayed their welcome in the third act with their tedious battles and bullet sponge enemies, this was not at all present in Uncharted 4. That said, TLOU was the perfect length and it never overstayed its welcome.

Honestly, even though I know people will criticize it. I genuinely enjoyed the Rafe battle. I only wish they made parry left and parry right L1 and R1 respectively instead of triangle and circle. I accidentally pressed square instead of triangle so many times.

So, in total, U4 was a very, very, very good game, but it was nowhere close to as good as The Last of Us.



Great thread!

I cant wait to get my copy of the game in the future.

Still need to play Uncharted 3 (well the Nathan drake collection for PS4 since I only played the PS3 versions).



    

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Great review and I agree with all of your points. So to rate all of ND games from PS3 up until now it would be: TLOU>U4>U2>U3>U1

The epilogue and chapter 4 in U4 were perfect.



patronmacabre said:
I enjoyed the game immensely, but the biggest problem I had with it is that it definitely felt like Naughty Dog wanted to make The Last of Us 2, but were confined by it being Uncharted. As such, the game felt like it had a bit of an identity crisis. There were so many times throughout the game that I thought "wow, this level design is going to be amazing in The Last of Us 2."

Having played through the game, even though it was the longest length-wise, I was left wanting more. This is because the shootouts were genuinely lots fun (a first for the series, to be honest) and they were much more spaced out than in previous Uncharteds. Whereas in each previous Uncharted, I felt like the games overstayed their welcome in the third act with their tedious battles and bullet sponge enemies, this was not at all present in Uncharted 4. That said, TLOU was the perfect length and it never overstayed its welcome.

Honestly, even though I know people will criticize it. I genuinely enjoyed the Rafe battle. I only wish they made parry left and parry right L1 and R1 respectively instead of triangle and circle. I accidentally pressed square instead of triangle so many times.

So, in total, U4 was a very, very, very good game, but it was nowhere close to as good as The Last of Us.

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Am I the only one that thinks that the game was a bit too slow and lacked those amazing and ridiculously over the top action set pieces the last 2 games had? I'm also a huge Uncharted fan, and think the game masterfully wraps up the series, I just missed a scenes on par with U2 train and U3 ship.



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ghettoglamour said:
Am I the only one that thinks that the game was a bit too slow and lacked those amazing and ridiculously over the top action set pieces the last 2 games had? I'm also a huge Uncharted fan, and think the game masterfully wraps up the series, I just missed a scenes on par with U2 train and U3 ship.

This. No ridiculous over the top action set pieces is dissapointing.

Also... Uncharted games usually end with the last chapters being fucking awesome! Uncharted 4 ends with 2 underwhelming chapters. Also the final fight sucks (specially on higher difficulties).



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KLXVER said:
Aldro said:
I qualify a 10 as a masterpiece, not as flawless because I believe giving a 10 only for flawless games mean that the metric would infact never be used. I also dont do 9.5's or such. A 9 to me is incredible. This game is more to me.

The gameplay is more than incredible? What does this do that many other games fail to do?

On paper, very few things. But being the only game to do something no one else does is not something that matters to me. What it does do, it does better than all games before it in my opinion. As a result, its a new bar for the genre for me. Theres a genuine sense of adrenaline and rush as you play it. Im hooked badly on the MP right now and heres a clip of last night where the gameplay truly shined and even an hour after I had stopped, I was still feeling the rush of it all. Shit really played like an E3 showcase hahaha. =>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHppQqkOzGA&t=2h05m01s

 

Ultimately you yourself know if that is to your liking or not.



Wright said:

I can't trust your review after you told me Uncharted 3 was awesome, Aldro!

It's a masterpiece, your loss :( <3

TLOU > UC4 > UC3 > UC2 > UC1 for me

 

 

ALSO i ADORED the boss fight on UC4. I have been asking for that exact kind of fight since I finished UC1, no joke. I was fucking crying tears of joy that we finally got to do it and it was everything I expected and then some hahaha.



Aldro said:
KLXVER said:

The gameplay is more than incredible? What does this do that many other games fail to do?

On paper, very few things. But being the only game to do something no one else does is not something that matters to me. What it does do, it does better than all games before it in my opinion. As a result, its a new bar for the genre for me. Theres a genuine sense of adrenaline and rush as you play it. Im hooked badly on the MP right now and heres a clip of last night where the gameplay truly shined and even an hour after I had stopped, I was still feeling the rush of it all. Shit really played like an E3 showcase hahaha. =>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHppQqkOzGA&t=2h05m01s

 

Ultimately you yourself know if that is to your liking or not.

Fair enough. The gameplay is not bad in any sense of the word, I just feel it gets a bit tedious after a while. I know I sound like a hater, but I did really enjoy the game