Naughty dog really knows how to make an action adventure game. Uncharted 4 and Lost legacy are two of the best games the genre has ever seen, and both came out on PS4 in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Smart, funny writing combines with great production value and gameplay. Thrilling to bring the best blockbuster game. But these are PS4 games. They’re super-impressive PS4 games that hold up excellently these days, but they’re PS4 games, and this dual PS5 port doesn’t improve that much – at least at a glance. These are boneless portals that Naughty Dog’s expert uses of previous generation hardware.
There isn’t much to the point of how good each game is, as there are millions of ready-to-read thoughts. Alex was impressed in his Uncharted 4 review, while our friends/enemies/rivals/colleagues at Eurogamer equally impressive in their Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review.
For my money, Uncharted 4 takes too long to start, but is a huge improvement over Uncharted 3 – a game that seems to follow the vein of the incredible second game and cargo flight sequence on an impressive plane. The Lost Legacy is a more tightly produced film and offers more of an open world feel, but it feels a bit underwhelming when placed alongside 4. It makes sense to see them as a complete package, so the pairing here makes perfect sense, even if the entire five-game series would be very welcome on PS5.
Then they themselves go to the ports, and the news is… well, to be honest it’s pretty boring. Both games have three visual modes to choose from: 4K at 30 FPS, 60 FPS at something like 1440p, and 120 FPS mode at 1080p. Along with the majority of the population that buys games, my TV doesn’t support 120hz, so I haven’t tested that mode. I’m sure it’s adorable, but honestly the 60 FPS mode is smooth enough for a game like this. It’s hard to go back to 30 FPS after playing at 60, and the difference in clarity/resolution wasn’t enough for me to make that choice.
Aside from some DualSense support – neat but not really transformative – the only differences here from PS4 games are the 3D sound and fast loading. Again, though, these don’t change the game by any means. PS4 savings and titles can also be transferred if you already own one or both games, which isn’t really a big deal, but given how clumsy some ports from PS4 to PS5 are .
Are both games in this collection worth $50? Yes, for sure. They’re excellent and 100% worth playing if you’re still not enjoying them – perhaps if you don’t own a PS4. But what about the $10 upgrade to unlock PS5 features if you already own the games? Honestly, 60 FPS is great, so it’s probably not the worst way to spend 10 bucks. But the real question is whether we should. Let’s take a look at something like Gears 5 on Xboxand you’ll find a dramatically improved game, free, for Xbox Series owners. Looking closer to home, Death Stranding has the same upgrade cost for PS5 owners, but it also comes with loads of extra content.
Ultimately, and in the shortest possible time, I would say the choice is yours. Unless Sony adds the free 60 FPS patch, I think the price to upgrade is worth it. I don’t think you should pay for it when other games have offered more for the same price or less, but judging on its own merits, $10 is fine. Newbies also get a bargain as you completely ignore the current price of PS4 games and look at the quality instead.
There is no doubt that there is controversy about how the work done on these portals should be paid, but that ignores the fact that some things are good for the community and user base. fan. Since the upgrade here isn’t overkill, it can’t help but feel a little bad.
https://www.vg247.com/uncharted-legacy-of-thieves-collection-deserved-better-ps5 Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection deserves it on PS5 – but PS5 and the Collection deserve better