Uncharted 4 Has "Nearly Endless" Set of Facial Expressions, Game Length Similar To Previous Games

Naughty Dog also talks about pacing the crazy set pieces and sequences.

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the-dragons-bane1172d ago

the amount of detail naughty dog put into this game is crazy!

jon_snow1172d ago

This game gonna set the bench mark next gen action adventure games. U4 gives me the same feeling U2 gave after its e3 showing. Hope they release special U4 ps4.

Charybdis1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

The animation and movement of drake are very impressive

jb2271171d ago

At around the 5:00 mark the discussion shifts to drivable vehicles, first referencing the jet ski in DF, then mentioning the drivable jeep in UC4, then they slip in there "Sams got his motorcycle"....why would they mention an npc in that frame of reference? Could we open the game or have a section where we play as Sam on a motorcycle? After UC3s big surprise opening & TLOU giving control to Ellie, I'd have to assume this new trend would dictate that UC4 would have something similar. I'm calling it right now, we will control Sam at some point during the campaign. Sounds kinda inconsequential but every little bit of info regarding this game is like gold to me personally.

pivotplease1171d ago

I love when they mess with the narrative using time and different perspectives so that would be cool. I personally think we will get some flashbacks to explain the backstory between Drake and Sam. There are clearly some important dynamics at work between them and it needs to be well detailed. I think the plot will end up being some kind of showdown between them maybe? Or at least some kind of tragedy will go down based on the title involving a third party.

jb2271171d ago


Those are great ideas. I never even thought about the potential for the final battle in the game possibly being between the that would be a gut wrenching finale that breaks the norm of what a boss battle has been up to this point. I can't think of another instance in gaming where it would actively break your heart to have to fight a character. I could definitely see something like that coming to fruition & lending some big emotional weight to the narrative. I bet you are right about a flashback involving the two as well...we heard in the initial reveal trailer that presumably Drake left Sam "to rot", so assuming they are still on that path, it would serve the game really well to potentially flash back to that perceived betrayal. I don't think ND would release this game & focus on that relationship so closely w/o diving into Sam's story head first and potentially letting us play as him at some point. Being the same team from TLOU, chances are high that Nate & Sam's relationship in the game will be as fleshed out as Joel & Ellie's was in that title. Really can't wait to see how it all pans out, it's certain to end on a bang with all of these stars aligned.

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Aloy-Boyfriend1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

I've never had a problem with Uncharted's length. I actually like to replay Uncharted at least once a year because I just love this series. There are like 2000 people still playing U2 MP and U3 has still tons of people but it's friggin' unbalanced since it went F2P. They are still as fun as before. Here's hoping U4 multiplayer is good

IIFloodyII1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Me neither, it's pretty much the perfect length for that type of game, isn't too short, but doesn't outstay it's welcome, to were the spectacle wears off. The pacing in Uncharted 2 was especially good, probably one of the reasons I like it so much.

chrisx1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Naughty gods wave your wand, do your magic

curtis921172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

That's disappointing about game length. I was hoping these more open areas would add more gameplay.

Edit: Not trying to be a negative nancy. Still super stoked for this, just was hoping the larger areas would add some length.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Have you ever played an Uncharted game ? The game length is great. About 10 hours. How is that disappointing for you ?

Peace_Love_and_FPS1172d ago

It's very good, but you don't get what he's saying (I was thinking the same thing). Uncharted is a great length in its linear state but combat in open areas can take a lot longer in most cases, so logic dictates that more combat = less amazing set pieces and stuff we love about Uncharted besides shooting guys if it's length is the same time, you know?

Overall I'm not too worried about it :) it's gonna be good regardless

curtis921172d ago

Yes 10 is great for super linear games, but because this appears to be a bit more opened up, I figured that would allow for more gameplay. Does that make sense?

DragonDDark1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

They said they are balancing combat/puzzle etc. time in the interview...

Uncharted games were always 10-12 hours to beat.. and thats a good length.. sometimes too much is bad, you know.

GameDev11172d ago


Actually the game length would describe the story campaign, depending on your play through the open areas, you will likely get more game time than others. But Uncharted games always had great suitable lengths anyway for their genre

And if you listen to the interview instead of this headline that isnt so clear, they actually said each Uncharted iteration gets longer, and it will probably be the same here, so the headline is actually wrong

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DragonDDark1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

How long do you want it to be? a day? lol
Plus, there are collectables... that will make me want to comeback.
and of course the multiplayer! :)

@curtis below..
I always beat uncharted games in a day :P
I freaking take the day off for every game i am excited about lol

curtis921172d ago

What I'd love is to not beat it in a day. But I realize that's unrealistic.

Aloy-Boyfriend1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Well that really depends on you. If you explore and discover, then it might take you longer. Also this is just an estimate. They aren't very sure yet of the length. If it ends up anything like TLOU then That'd be great, not to mention the multiplayer added tons of value to the previous games. Also 8-12 hrs of campaing is not bad.

LamerTamer1172d ago

8-10 hours is short. I could play two hours a night and beat it in less than a week. That isn't a very good value. Not everyone likes online multiplayer either. I won't touch it. No psn plus here as MP is not my thing. Relying on MP to supplement a short campaign is disappointing.

Tetsdah1172d ago

@LamerTamer, 8-10 may be short, but I feel like those length of games are needed, because some of these games being so long have been intimidating for me. Especially going from one open world game to the next with crazy time sinks. I think it's excellent value as long as it was a damn good campaign and that I wouldn't mind going through it again and again at various points of my gaming gen. Some of these games now are too damn long XD.

LamerTamer1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )


I am not saying it has to be a 200 hour open world game like The Glitcher 3, but 20-30 hours would be about good. If the game is good why would you want it over so fast and get jipped? There is no time limit so if the game lasts you a couple of weeks of gaming instead of two days why would that be bad? It isn't like a movie where you need to experience it all in one sitting.

COD campaigns are short like that but that is COD which is MP focused, not a story based game like Uncharted is.

All of this waiting and all of the hype and it is over that quick? As in "you win, big deal"?

MasterCornholio1171d ago


You really believe that Uncharted 4s campaign should be 20-30 hours?

Your asking for to much.

Just spend 10 hours with the single player and 20 hours with the multiplayer. That's what most people do with linear games like this.

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FITgamer1172d ago

It's pretty long. You could easily put 20 hours into just getting the trophies.

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