Charting Uncharted: A Lost Legacy Primer

The Lost Legacy is the best of Uncharted, says game developer Naughty Dog of their cheeky, standalone spin-off. But then they would, wouldn’t they? Thing is, by all accounts, the company’s faith in, and enthusiasm for, their latest project appears well placed.

“You know that treasure hunting is not for the risk adverse, right?”

ombining everything fans love about the franchise, including combat, puzzles and platforming, this latest Uncharted, though familiar, takes the bold move of ditching series veteran Nathan Drake in favour of former supporting players Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.

Although this move has, as expected, cranked the blind sexism of some male players up to eleven, most people are welcoming The Lost Legacy for what it is: a refreshing shift of focus in a game that, beyond the cosmetic differences, delivers everything that fans love about the series.

Here Senior Communications Manager Scott Lowe discusses the game with screenPLAY’s Steph.

Plot-wise, the game’s on safe ground, even if the heroes of the story aren’t! In order to find an ancient Indian artefact, the girls venture deep into the Western Ghats mountains, discover the lost cities of the Hoysala Empire and face a ruthless warmonger, Asav.

Here’s more on the game from Naughty Dog’s Shawn and Keith, recorded at this year’s E3.

As far as we’re concerned, Uncharted is bigger than any of the characters in it. It’s the games that are the stars, and with The Lost Legacy, Naughty Dog appears to have delivered another winner. Here are fifteen further things about the new game that we’re assured you need to know.

Finally, here’s a healthy hit of gameplay, courtesy of PlayStation. Warning: minor, early spoilers ahead!