Let's Travel the World with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End - Libertalia

Let’s Travel the World with Uncharted 4 (Part 4) – Libertalia

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.

References

Tropical Isle and Sea
Craggy islands and azure seas akin to  the ones leading to Libertalia.
Cartagena, Columbia
Cartegena in Columbia. This wouldn’t look too out of place in Avery’s faux utopia.
Colonial architecture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Colonial architecture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Kellie's Castle in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Not exactly it, but Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh, Malaysia wouldn’t look too out of place in Avery’s Libertalia too.
Historical elevator demonstration.
Historical elevator demonstration.

And Now To Avery’s Pirate Paradise

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The beautiful route to Libertalia.
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A great place to bring your wife for a second honeymoon.
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A not-so-pleasant welcome for Nate’s arrival on Libertalia.
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Is this Uncharted 4 or Lord of the Rings?
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Okay … It’s not that BAD once the weather lets up.
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A certain Chinese, Wulingyuan, feel here.
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Well geared tourists. Watch out, Libertalia!
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“You will find plenty of exciting things to do on our island!”
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“Our local ecology tour departs every Monday and Wednesday at 8 am.”
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“Our well maintained network of routes will delight visitors looking to explore at their own leisure.”
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“If money’s no concern, we have 12 lovely villas to choose from for accommodation.”
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“Do note that we require 3 working days to prepare any of our historical properties for your stay.”
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“Our pirates’ graveyard photo spot will leave you spellbound.”
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“If money’s an issue, we have a variety of lesser options for you to rest at.”
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“Finally, another view at our most instagrammable spot.”

More References

Hawaii coastline
Island in the Pacific have geographic features similar to Uncharted 4’s Libertalia.
Galleons at a dock.
Galleons are nowadays near exclusively used for leisure purposes only.

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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