In a treat for fans of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog let gamers feast their eyes on the spectacular E3 2015 gameplay demo for the developer’s upcoming action-adventure epic yesterday via Twitch. The footage contained boatloads of breakneck action, including shoot-outs, chase scenes, and (of course) witty banter between Nathan Drake and his co-horts. In fact, Naughty Dog’s team took time out of their busy schedules after screening the video in order to answer questions from the community involving Nathan Drake’s last adventure, and to flesh out what gamers can expect as far as technical aspects and gameplay mechanics.
Now, in an even more exciting turn, fans of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are being given the chance to have a little bit more of their thirst for the title slaked with a half-hour long gameplay walkthrough. Thanks to NukemDukem — the same individual that has graciously provided us with game guide videos for Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Riddler Trophy Challenges in the past — the video has been posted his YouTube channel, and as expected, Naughty Dog is set to deliver immaculately polished game engineering with crisp visuals and a high-octane drive once Uncharted 4 is officially available.
Although the first 15 minutes of the trailer is footage that we’ve already been introduced to multiple times, as Nathan, Sam, and Sully attempt to escape an onslaught of bad guys, the second half shows off video of what some of us may not have seen yet, giving a glimpse into what action in the deep jungle will be like. Nathan begins in a mysterious tropical forest searching for his brother Sam, so that they can find a purported pirate treasure together. Soon, our intrepid protagonist scales treacherous rock faces, journeys through eerie crevasses, and treks across myriad grasslands to eventually encounter a gang of enemies which forces him into a fight for survival using wits, fisticuffs, and gunplay.
Although it takes a little time for the action to build, once the fracas breaks out, the gameplay starts to move at a quick clip. As expected, the intense battles that Uncharted 4 has become known for have remained intact and definitely look fulfilling on all levels. Plus, as Naughty Dog has previously displayed, the graphics are gorgeous, including a panoply of realistic shades, tones, and colors.
That being said, there are some naysayers upset about Uncharted 4‘s locked 30fps frame rate, and they think that it will somehow degrade the overall quality of the game. However, no matter what the issue, there will always be haters. Plus, it should be obvious by now that Naughty Dog knows what it’s doing when it comes to the Uncharted franchise.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set for release some time in 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.