Remastering A Masterpiece: Why The Hype Is Warranted For Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

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Today, remasters are becoming a common curse word among the gaming community’s rhetoric. It almost seems that each week we’re hearing about an old game getting the resolution bump, and the dlc packaged treatment. Our consoles are coming up on two years now, why on earth would we want something we’ve already played!?

Well, there are some experiences that not only defined last gen, but also helped usher the medium forward to what it is today. Alas, the Uncharted series. This was the game that you showed to people who didn’t understand videogames. The game you could actually get away with playing in front of your significant other.  You didn’t have to be a gamer to see the magic the series contained. From its lovable characters, to globetrotting storylines, it wrapped you up in its irresistible sense of adventure.

With Uncharted 4 aiming for a Spring 2016 release, The Nathan Drake Collection is coming out at just the right time, and we can’t wait to dive in. Developer Bluepoint Games has added a plethora of updates to the franchise. Not only is this running at a full 1080p 60fps, but there are new textures, effects, updated character models, and controls across all three games. This will be the best the series has ever looked, and played. Included is also the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta. This will be open from December 4th to the 13th. It seems Sony is giving us the complete package here and showing a lot of love to their flagship series.

It’s been years since I’ve gone through the campaigns of Nathan Drake. There were so many intense moments that still haven’t been topped to this day. From the train ride in Among Thieves, to the burning chateau in Drake’s Deception, Naughty Dog has crafted some of gaming’s most epic sequences.  Their master craft storytelling and pacing truly defined last generation. The good news is we don’t have to wait too long either. Sony just released a demo up on PSN, and the trilogy is coming out on October 9th. Although, “remaster” has become almost a dirty word recently, we can’t wait to relive some of our favorite gaming memories in its best iteration yet.

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Jared Cooney