Uncharted, the legendary saga of the Naughty Dog adventure game category, puts players in the shoes of Nathan Drake, a skilled treasure hunter. A hero accompanied by his alter ego Victor Sullivan in memorable adventures through beautiful landscapes often inspired by real areas and cities. Released on May 10, 2016, the fourth opus entitled Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is nevertheless singular in many ways.
HEADING FOR MADAGASCAR
After Panama and the Pacific in the first opus Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007), Tibet in the second (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves) and Saudi Arabia in the third (Uncharted 3: Drake’s Illusion), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (a PS4 exclusive) takes gamers straight to Madagascar. In the company of his girlfriend Elena and his brother Sam, the hero Nathan Drake ends his journey in beauty in Libertalia (now St. Mary’s), a colony founded by pirates around the 18th century on the northeast coast of the Great Island.
This last opus stands out for its diversity, but above all for the faithful reproduction of the landscapes of the island of Sainte-Marie. The graphic rendering shows a search for detail that commands respect. Luxuriant jungle, dusty savannah, rivers with strong currents… so many elements that guarantee a total immersion.
A LITTLE DETOUR THROUGH THE CITIES
In Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, however, Nathan Drake and Company’s journey goes beyond the single constituency of Libertalia. The gameplay video published by Sony during the E3 2015 (Los Angeles) does indeed show a chase through the alleys of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing the stalls of small shopkeepers, displaying Ariary prices (local currency), but also the staircase of Ambondrona, the stele of Ambohijatovo and the palace of Ambotsirohitra.