Today, Naughty Dog released its latest gameplay trailer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which shows off more of the vegetative scenery and combat mechanics we’ve become accustomed to in the series. However, the dialogue takes center stage; Chloe’s humor and propensity to discuss puzzles with herself is heavily reminiscent of Nathan Drake, but her interactions with Nadine provide an interesting dynamic that differentiates itself from that of Drake and Sullivan.
Their idiosyncratic relationship looks to offer a new feel to the series, departing from the slapstick back-and-forths of the series’ previous protagonists in favor of more conversational depth and a cerebral tone, while still retaining some comedic elements. The stealth sequence also affords us the opportunity to hear some of the humorous dialogue between the enemy soldiers. While so far the game has presented a few innovations, it’s moments like this that make it so distinctly Uncharted.
The puzzle-solving mechanisms also appear in the trailer, honing the map, item, and artifact interactivity from Uncharted 4. In addition, we see more of the driving sequences that were popularized in the previous installment, along with the impressive grappling hook and swimming mechanisms. As far as freshness goes, the new lock-picking system shows its face again in the video, this time exhibiting its utility for opening weapon crates.
Check out the full video below.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 for PlayStation 4.
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