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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – A Journey – Part 1

A Spoiler Free Journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Chloe and Nadine in the jungle Uncharted: The Lost LegacyChloe and Nadine in the jungle Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
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“Together, we will protect the lost legacy of India.”

If I were describe the game in one sentence, that would be it.  The journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a looking glass into the heart of India. Join me on my spoiler free* photographic journey through India with Chloe and Nadine.

*Some small spoilers are unavoidable, but are only minor and will not ruin any future experiences with the game.

The City

The journey starts inside a shop in the slums of a major Indian city, with a clever little shop keeper that is barley 10 years old. The shop is exactly what you would expect in an Indian city, with trinkets, souvenirs and weaving’s throughout. The market area is busy, making it hard to move through, and the surrounding buildings are dilapidated and feel like they will fall on you. The sun is in just the right place to make seeing through the haze difficult but not impossible.

A shop at the Start of the Journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Start of the Journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

After hitching a ride out of the market area, I reach a deeper slum  on the outskirts of the city. It’s after dark, and the city shows itself to be even seedier now than it was in the light. I move past fallen over fences, people sleeping on the street, and up onto a rooftop.

Rooftop explosion in the Journey of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Rooftop explosion in the Journey of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I move across the rooftops, and through more degenerating buildings to reach the destination I am looking for.

Pink lotus hotel photo
Uncharted hotel shot
Climbing to the Pink Lotus in the Journey of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Climbing to the Pink Lotus in the Journey of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I soon meet up with my partner in crime, Nadine. Those of you that have played the previous Uncharted games may recognise her.

Together, we move through the buildings of the slum, moving forward and avoiding trouble.

Chloe and Nadine in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Chloe and Nadine in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

The city is amazing detailed and is charming in it’s own dingy way. I had a real sense that danger was just around the next corner, the journey across the rooftops is precariously awesome and the views are spectacular.

After some more rooftop madness, we make a hasty getaway from the city. Chloe and Nadine’s journey together now takes them deep into the Indian Jungle.

The Indian Jungle

Chloe on a ledge overlooking a temple in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Chloe on a ledge overlooking a temple in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Anyone familiar with the series won’t be surprised that the focus is on  the Jungle. It has worked well in the past, and it has worked well again. Chloe and Nadine find themselves overlooking an amazing vista with a temple in the background.

The detail in this game is incredible, and one way I have tried to capture this for you is with photos of things that might be overlooked in other games. Below is a picture of a dragonfly humming above the drop off, with the mist rolling down off the mountains, the sky beginning  to appear, and the sunrise shining through the valley.

Dragon Fly in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Dragonfly in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

From here, we need to scout out our next destination and get moving.  Jeep time!

The wildlife in this area is vibrant and abundant! Here you can see a flock of birds fly off after being startled by our Jeep. Throughout this area there are monkeys, birds, insects and more. I felt that one of this game’s strong points is the connection with the wildlife.

Jeep through the Flamingos Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Jeep through the Flamingos Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I noticed while in this area that the lack of a pose in photo mode could ruin some shots. Chloe seems hunched over like she has a monkey on her back, and putting a smile on her face doesn’t make it any better. Throughout the game I tried to pick moments where Chloe was doing something other than just standing there because of this.

Chloe Hunched Over

Chloe hunched over Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Without Chloe - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

 

And that is enough for one post!

Thanks for joining me, and stay tuned for Part 2 of the journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Robbie
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