Ever since Naughty Dog teased a new Uncharted trailer there has been much debate as to the name of the new title, its setting and story, and more importantly who the games protagonist will be. The safe bet would be to say Nathan Drake, although there have been several debates suggesting that maybe the developer needs to bring a fresh perspective to the franchise, which would mean retiring Drake.
A small percentage of Uncharted fans believe that Uncharted 4, or whatever Naughty Dog names the next title in the franchise needs to get rid of Nathan Drake along with Elena, Sully and also Chloe. These minorities would also have you believe that the franchise is now stale and that a change is needed, and so Naughty Dog need a complete rethink.
However, this is not shared by most Uncharted fans or us, as we believe getting rid of Drake would be like retiring Lara Croft from Tomb Raider or Link from Legend of Zelda. Naughty Dog would need to have lost control of their senses to do such a thing.
We know that Uncharted 4 or 5 needs to go back to the drawing board with certain elements of the game, but in terms of its protagonist, leave well alone.
Drake is a perfect protagonist and there are still many treasures to be found, we just hope that Naught Dog doesn’t start to get lazy and do an Indiana Jones 4 on us, although nothing can be that bad?
For those of you who still believe that Drake could be retired, may we remind you of Naughty Dog’s philosophy in game development. The characters along with the character development define their games and it’s this that makes them one of the best game developers out there.
In terms of when Uncharted 4 will be released, we had suggested that it could be 2015 along with several other gamers, although some of our readers believe this to be wrong and still hold on to the hope that its release will be November of this year.
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