Naughty Dog On Uncharted 4 Story: "No, It's Not Mass Effect"
Uncharted is still Uncharted (thankfully).
While the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is expanding a bit, offering larger playgrounds and a few branching dialogue options, developer Naughty Dog wants us to understand that it will still be a standard action/adventure game.
Concerning that last point about branching dialogue, we saw that option pop up in a trailer last year. Some thought it was evidence that the adventure was adopting deep role-playing elements but in a new Eurogamer interview, Naughty Dog boss Neil Druckmann says simply, this isn't a BioWare game:
"The thing I want to make sure we're clear about is that we're not making Mass Effect. Uncharted has a very specific story, it has a very specific ending that's very definitive to the franchise. But every once in a while we felt a dialogue tree would really bring you more into the scene."
The branching dialogue is indeed limited to a few spots, such as Nate's brother Sam asking about his old adventures. That's when the devs give the gamer a chance to choose which adventure Nate talks about first. "And there's a few other instances like that where it felt like a dialogue tree was just going to get you more into the scene and make it more interactive," Druckmann added.
But it's certainly not going to be an RPG, nor is it going to be an open-world environment. Adding traces of both is fine but let's not annoy the loyal fans too much, right? Square Enix, you taking notes? Anyway, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is scheduled to launch on April 26 for PS4 and Naughty Dog has explained why this represents Drake's final quest.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 4
1/20/2016 11:51:20 AM Ben Dutka