What Next For Uncharted?
I think out of all the new franchises that have been introduced this generation the one that has most impressed me as a gamer has been the Uncharted series. I would probably even go as far to say this covers all consoles, and not just the Playstation 3. Naughty Dog have created a fantastic world, and cast of characters in the Uncharted series. Playing through each game is just like you are part of a action movie. So far we have had the pleasure of playing as Nathan Drake and pals three times on the PlayStation 3 and once on the Playstation Vita. With the series so far having sold close to 20 million copies. Not to mention the first two games are about to be re-released this is a series that is not going away. How though will Uncharted appear on Sony’s next console?
One thing we know is that we will get an Uncharted game on the Playstation 4. Its sales not to mention upcoming movie show that there is a huge want for more Uncharted action. What though could Naughty Dog do to keep making Nathan Drakes adventures so much fun? I loved Uncharted 3, and from a story point of view I think it easily eclipsed Uncharted 2, but it did not have that same huge leap that Uncharted 2 had over the first. It did not have that same WOW factor that you got when you played through Uncharted 2 for the first time. So Uncharted 4 or whatever it would be called would again have to blow gamers minds. Now I am just a fan like anyone else so what I say is just one fans opinion, but I have two theories in the way that the Uncharted series could possibly go that I want to share with you guys.
First of all I think they could keep churning out Uncharted games with Nate, Sully, Elena, Chloe and Cutter. These are such great characters, and as they are treasure hunters I am sure there is no end too the stories that Naughty Dog could come up with these guys. I think Uncharted throughout the three games has done a fantastic job in developing these characters. I know I certainly would not be against joining them all on more adventures set right after Uncharted 3.
One thing that I would love to see is Nate and company going underwater to find the city of Atlantis. So far in my opinion the only adventure game to get underwater game play right was Dino Crisis 2, and that game is over a decade old. I am sure Naughty Dog could do a great job on a game set in this kind of environment.
After the events of Uncharted 3 I never really felt like this was the end, but at the same time you could see time was catching up with Sully. Of course Cutter was badly injured so maybe his treasure hunting days are done. Chloe clearly though things had gotten way out of hand. But perhaps most importantly maybe Nate and Elena after Uncharted 3 just rode into the sunset and called it a day.
This leads me to my next thought about how the Uncharted series could progress onto the Playstation 4. What if it was set years later, I am talking a good ten or fifteen years. In this case we could have Nathan Drake now being the mentor taking a new protégé under his wing just like Sully did. I know that this approach would be the more risky idea to take on, but I think that it would make for a very fun story. I think Nate is a great character. It would be very interesting to see him having to deal with a cocky young treasure hunter much like Sully had to do with him.
Clearly my ideas are more story based, and I have not really talked about game play improvements. In truth I think Uncharted 3 absolutely nailed the game play aspect. I know that many people have said that Uncharted ripped off Tomb Raider. I can see why people have said this, but you have to be honest and say that Tomb Raider never played as good as Uncharted does. I would be more than happy for Naughty Dog to keep the game play intact. For me its fine the way it is. Uncharted is all about the story, and the set pieces. If the Playstation 4 is anywhere near as powerful as it has been rumored I am very excited to see just how action packed Naught Dog can make Uncharted on the PlayStation 4. So what about you guys? How do you think Uncharted will show up on the Playstation 4?
What is Naughty Dog's first PS4 game? -- March 9th, 2013
Now that the PlayStation 4 is official, Sony fans are wondering one thing: what will Naughty Dog's first PS4 game be? Could it be Uncharted?
As of right now, Naughty Dog is still at work putting the finishing touches on PlayStation 3 release "The Last Of Us" and has kept quiet on any of their franchises making the leap to the PS4. However, this is to be expected; the company is currently in crunch time to make sure "The Last Of Us" ships on time, as it will be one of the PS3's last great releases.
The company did have this to say about the transition from PS3 to PS4:
"We had a pretty bad experience when we moved from PS2 to PS3, because we made some stupid mistakes," Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra claims. "And that was totally our fault. And also we were going from PS2 to PS3, the shaders were different and things like that, and we had a lot to learn. I think we've caught up though - I think our games look pretty good, so I feel like we're fine right now."
Article by - Jason Delacey
Insert Date: 07/13/2012
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