On to the second part of my new series on travel the world with video games.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the game I’m using for this mini feature. If you haven’t, and if you love Viva la Italia, please do check out part one of this series.
Without further ado …
Our Travel the World Guide. Mr. Nathan Drake. Explorer Extraordinaire.
Uncharted 4 Travel Itinerary 2: Scotland
Scotland: Hunting for the Grave of Henry Avery
Scotland forms the backdrop for two chapters in Uncharted 4. A mixture of cliff sides, abandoned abbeys and underground caverns, this is where the game starts to get hairy. Throughout the two chapters, Nathan and Sam keep encountering small pockets of adversaries. There are also several puzzles to solve. Several of which involve scaling immense basalt columns.
To be honest, I didn’t quite like this part of the game. It was overall, rather gloomy, and those encounters regularly get frustrating. It was only after I “despaired” from getting gunned down for the third time by some goons that I began to appreciate the beauty of the land. When cycling the camera in desperation for another route to approach my enemies, I discovered the best sceneries lie not ahead, just behind and around. Similar how one should never just focus on the route ahead on any trek, the most breathtaking scenes in these chapters are around and in the distance. Occasionally, there are some awesome glimpses when looking down too.
Firstly, Some References …
Back to the Game. And We Have …
Speaking of enhancements, isn’t this toying with screenshots akin to improving actual travel photos?
Three more real-life Scotland images for your reference. Do “travel the world” by playing Uncharted 4, and by heading to this lovely corner of Europe someday.
Continue to Part 3. All the way down south to the colour African island of Madagascar.