What does Uncharted 4 need to prove?

Will it live up to the hype? We asked several game fanatics what Uncharted 4 has to prove when it gets released tomorrow.
A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

"Uncharted was the first big franchise to successfully blend cinematic values with a game that's fun to play. They pretty much nailed it. Nathan Drake has that Indiana Jones vibe, the wisecracks, and even a brown leather jacket. The games themselves have all the twists and turns of an action movie while never making you sit twiddling your thumbs throughout interminably long cut-scenes. A final and brand new HD hurrah for the series is both welcomed and deserved."
- Karl Puschmann

A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

"I don't think another Uncharted was necessary but I'm glad it's happening because I think The Last of Us woke Naughty Dog up to potential they may not have realised they had. To me, that's the real test of Uncharted 4 if it must be compared against its hype or heritage: Can it outdo The Last of Us, the best game of the last five years? I love a good binge though, and I think that's the best way to get through an experience like this. I'll take my time - just not too much of it."
- Troy Rawhiti-Forbes

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"It needs to close out Nathan's story in a way that feels complete. The thing about the Uncharted series is that when you get to the end of a game, it always gives you this bittersweet feeling. Usually nothing has gone to plan but you wind up feeling hopeful anyway. I feel like Uncharted 4 is primed to double down on that feeling, given the name 'A Thief's End'. It will be a day one purchase for me."
- Siobhan Keogh, NZ Herald

A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

"The gameplay is simple, and the stories it tells are broad, swashbuckling affairs, the beats of which most people are familiar with. I'm not hugely excited for it, personally. I thought the last Uncharted game was a bit rubbish, and I'm not attached to the series' characters the way many fans are. But it's certainly a big deal for PS4 owners - especially as they have had to wait for the latest Tomb Raider (a series Uncharted heavily borrows from)."
- Matt McGuire, editor at Gameplanet.co.nz

A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
A scene from the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

- TimeOut

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