Uncharted 4 Travel Itinerary 4: Libertalia, Utopia of the Pirate Kings
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Libertalia is the most difficult location to write about in this series. First of all, there’s no such place in reality. Even in the game, all we know is that it’s somewhere in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar.
Secondly, as the end destination in Uncharted 4, Libertalia is choked full of features toeing the line between reality and fantasy. There’s are stunning marvels of engineering and an Atlantis-like half-sunken city. There’s also a hawkish central mountain visible from most locations on the island. That peak itself wouldn’t look too out of place in a land like Mordor.
The closest real-life locations I can associate with Libertalia are villas and palaces in former European colonies. Colonies such as India or South East Asia. Admittedly, even these do not quite share the same feel as Avery’s ersatz utopia. Nothing in real-life also feels at all like the labyrinth or ship graveyard in the final chapters. On the latter, all I can say is that Libertalia is somewhat of an architectural theme park overall. One with lots of adventuring and photographic elements build in. If you enjoy visiting such parks, if you enjoy taking fantasy rides, these chapters of Uncharted 4 are likely to be the most entertaining for you. They would, of course, also constitute as a perfect cyber vacation.
And Now To Avery’s Pirate Paradise
That’s it, for this mini series on travel the world with Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End. If you haven’t, do consider playing the game. Check back regularly too for my next Travel the World with Video Games series!
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