Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – A Journey – Part 2
A Spoiler Free Journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
The journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Uncharted: The Lost Legacy continues in Part 2 of the series. We will visit stunning jungle vistas, ancient Indian ruins and an elephant ride. And maybe a jeep ride off a cliff. If you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here.
The Western Ghats area is a maze of jungle and ruins. It is an area that deserves to be explored to its fullest, and you will soon find out what I mean by a maze.
These warrior statues captured my eye while investigating the area, and as I cruised around I found that there are specific statues that are meant to stand out, and are pointing at destinations of interest. The view from the statues are purposefully meant to show the best view of the ruin that the statue is pointing at, which I took full advantage of.
In the middle of the Western Ghats is a tall, ancient tower. It offers views of distant ruins, mountain vistas and wonderful waterfalls.
Part of my last post was about the body posture of Chloe being hunched over unless she was doing something. At the top of the tower I had some good opto take some character pics of Chloe with a different posture – Marking a map. I think this is one of my best shots on the journey.
Here are a few other map marking shots I took, playing around with the focus point and lighting.
One thing that would be great in the Photo Mode might be a choice to rotate the view with the camera so it is always the right way up (i.e. level with the ground). For example, when taking the vertical orientation (portrait orientation?) shots below, I had to put my head at a 90 degree angle to see it the right way up. Not ideal.
At another location I once again had the chance to take a shot of Chloe marking the map. It was one of the only shots I got to take during the game that actually showed her femininity. The rest of the game she is very tough, cocky and blunt.
This area had some very cool puzzles that are mixed in with the scenery and ruins. The transitions between bright, vibrant, noisy jungle to dark, still and dusty ruins are dramatic.
The wildlife and scenery in the Western Ghats is again a huge contribute to feeling immersed in the game, with visit to a group of monkeys, insects buzzing around and birds perched or flying overhead.
The Great Battle
The first sight in “The Great Battle” chapter (pictured above) is impressive. The waterfalls between the two giant statues are spectacular, and the scene shows off one of the most versatile themes in the game – Water.
It sounds odd, but water features as a highlight of the game. Throughout the journey through Uncharted: the Lost Legacy, water helps you when you need to get somewhere, but can also be an obstacle in your path, and is a danger when raging. Not to mention adding to the ambience, serenity and beauty of the scenes throughout the journey.
Even rain is used, to dramatic affect, when moving through a more troubling part of the game. It gives feeling to what is happening to Chloe and Nadine.
There are many times in the game where scaling mountains, statues and walls is necessary. Every single time you struggle getting to the top of somewhere, you are rewarded with a spectacular view. And sometimes even on the way up. Hope you don’t get vertigo!
But again, the biggest and most capturing theme of the game is Chloe and Nadine’s budding friendship. Their banter in the Jeep is hilarious and their teamwork impeccable.
Chloe and Nadine in Part 2 of The Journey through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Join us for the final leg of our in Part 3, coming soon!
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