The lights are on
After the rousing success of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog is
putting its Uncharted series back in the limelight. The
charismatic thrill-seeker Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
This time around he's searching for a mythical pirate utopia in Madagascar, and
is joined by his long lost brother, Sam. Naughty Dog introduced Sam at the PlayStation
Experience expo this past December, and after a visit to the studio
in Santa Monica, we have the scoop on what this mysterious man brings to
Uncharted 4: A Thief's end takes place three years after the
events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and Drake's life has changed
significantly. Our cover story reveals what Nathan has been up to, what conflicts
he's facing, and why he got back into the treasure-hunting life. We also saw an
extended version of the PlayStation Experience demo, showcasing more gameplay
and an extra scene between Drake and Sam that teases more of what's at stake.
Find out Naughty Dog's approach to a new-gen Uncharted game and how it's pushing the boundaries of the hardware to create the most trying
adventure yet. Nathan Drake has secrets, and this entry promises to expose
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This issue also contains our breakdown of the top 50 games of 2014. Not
only will you find out which game won our coveted Game of the Year award, but
we also put the entire year into perspective, examining all of the successes, disappointments, characters, and dorks of 2014. In addition, we look back at RPGs that helped propel the genre
forward, celebrate the life of the late Ralph Baer, the father of video games,
and get an exclusive look at the new King's Quest.
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content, featuring interviews with the developers and voice actors, more
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