Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - PS5 Version Review

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The "job" of the explorer has always made young and adults dream: the possibility of experiencing adventures on the edge of reality, with danger ready to strike from behind, is something we all dream of at least once in our life. Books, movies and video games have made us experience something close, with Indiana Jones ready to launch her whiplash and Lara Croft to solve yet another puzzle. However, it was in 2007 that Nathan Drake, what at first might have seemed like a simpleton when compared to his older colleagues, arrives on the field ready to entertain, excite and even laugh in his saga called Uncharted. Today we are here for the review of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, a collection of two games that proposes the last two adventures released.

The games in question are Uncharted 4: End of a Thief e Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, with the latter being also the first chapter without Nathan Drake, who a bit like Spider-Man: Miles Morales did later, offers a standalone adventure sequel to the previous chapter, but with other characters.

So great and small

Many translations, little space for interpretation: from little to much, a concept by Sir Francis Drake who wanted to sum up at the time of his travels the fact that every great adventure has a beginning, but it is the way to go, that which leads to its end, which reserves true glory.

We have already walked the road traveled to get to this point 5/6 years ago, experiencing what was immediately announced as the last adventure of Nathan Drake, a character who over time has entered the hearts of many players with his light-hearted doing. and his funny ways, but also with his ability to survive any storm and get out of it thanks to his shrewdness.

There is little to say about the plot of these two games, the same as the original versions (you can find the reviews of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy by clicking on the respective links): the writing of the two games is fresh, modern and capable of entertaining, especially with the help of the cinematic style used for the game. Playing them one after the other you may seem to have a game and its DLC in front of you, but trust me when I tell you that the Lost Legacy will delight you, also thanks above all to the interpersonal relationships between the two protagonists, certainly of equal charisma with ours. loved Drake.

Yes PS4 and PS5

So if we talk about concepts such as "from small things to big things", then we cannot fail to make the parallelism with the generational change from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5: this collection, in fact, offers two games that already at the time were squeezing for good PS4 but now, on PS5, they find new life and new energy. The porting was done, however, by implementing some innovations due to the new console (and its peripherals).

First, let's talk about the Dualense: The way haptic feedback has been implemented is fantastic. The game since PS4 offered agitated phases, naked and raw fights and a series of adrenaline moments. The DualSense will send that adrenaline to you with its vibration, making you feel every punch given, shot or jump made. Also brilliant is the way the string will give you a weird effect on the triggers, almost making us wish we had an Uncharted 5 in the next few years.

Another plus to remember are the fast uploads: the SSD manages to do magic even with these two games, allowing you to cancel those uploads that - although they were not disruptive in the originals - will now be soon forgotten. The implementation of theAudio 3D in the game: in this way it will be even more immersive to escape from enemies, jump from wall to wall and avoid dozens of bullets ready and graze your head.

For fans of the technical specifications, the game offers three modes distinct but interesting: the first is the Fidelity Mode, which will make you play at 30 FPS but with fantastic 4K resolution; the second is the Performance Mode, which will optimize the game to target 4K (upscaled from 2K) on a UHD TV, or which will allow you to experience an improved 1080p (starting from 2K) on a FullHD TV; the third, for the more hardcore, will be the mode Performance+, which will give access to the beloved ones 120 FPS (strictly in FullHD, even if you need a TV with VRR).

The end of everything?

Uncharted 4 is the last chapter (for now) dedicated to Nathan Drake, while Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has told new stories and is, at the moment, the last game released in the series: Naughty Dog has subsequently focused on The Last of Us Part 2, and many times there has been talk of a possible return, always denied. However, if there is one thing that Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection shows, it is that adventures of this type are lacking in the videogame landscape, and are increasingly needed to be able to make thousands of players dream of dealing with ancient treasures and mysteries to be revealed.

In fact, Uncharted does not shine for its freedom of action, it does not have a vast world to explore freely: on the contrary, however, it knows how to give the player the right freedom in undertaking actions of some kind within the map, it knows how to make you choose how to deal with it. the firefight, but above all it offers a world to explore which, even if not totally open, is still brilliant and ready to excite you, regardless of whether in front of you you will find a treasure chest, a golden cup, the ark of alliance or a simple coin.

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collect (Tested on PS5) 9.5 Final grade

    Technically improved (from the already excellent previous result) and with exclusive PlayStation 5 features, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection offers Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on the new Sony console. The games are those, and already in the past we talked about them in a more than positive way: this time, however, you will have a better graphic rendering, a greater fluidity, intriguing features and the right time to dive back into the challenges of treasures and mysteries.

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