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Uncharted 4 is a “wide linear” game

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Yesterday, we showed you some screenshots that had prematurely escaped the embargo that Sony Interactive Entertainment had set for Uncharted 4 previews. Later yesterday, videos from those preview events showed just how incredible Uncharted 4 is shaping up to be.

But before we get to the delicious footage, here’s what those who’ve been all handsy with Uncharted 4 have to say.

On the subject of the vehicular sections, IGN says that terrain you traverse is “part of the engagement.”

“While there might be some situations where persistence and messing with video game physics allows you to cross seemingly insurmountable areas, the section of Uncharted 4 that I played in a vehicle felt as authentic to the experience of driving an actual 4×4 as one could imagine. The surfaces you drive over react to your vehicle; mud, in this area, proved to be especially tricky.”

Gamespot, meanwhile, says that Uncharted 4 borrows from The Last of Us. “Uncharted 4’s action seems to take cues from The Last of Us, mainly by adding optional stealth mechanics,” the site says.

“Drake will regularly be outgunned by rival treasure hunter Rafe Adler and mercenary leader Nadine Ross, so these new mechanics should equip players with the tools they need to take advantage of the game’s larger areas and gain the upperhand before opening fire. Among these tools: enemies now have awareness indicators that appear above their heads when Drake is sneaking. If the indicator fills all the way, that enemy becomes suspicious and will start actively searching the area. If he spots you, expect all hell to immediately break loose.”

Ars Technica says it looks incredible. “And while Uncharted has always been a looker of a series, the bump from PS3 to PS4 is unmistakable. View distances are staggering, and the mountain environment I explored offered a good mix of reflection and particle effects in the mud.”

Take a look at it in action for yourself.

Last Updated: April 5, 2016

88 Comments

  1. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    April 5, 2016 at 10:02

    This game is gonna blow your tits off.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      April 5, 2016 at 10:05

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 5, 2016 at 10:08

        Bob had bitch tits

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          April 5, 2016 at 10:25

          That hung enormous

          Reply

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:26

            Yeah, fuck grammar!

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 10:29

            @Admiral_Chief:disqus won’t allow it

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:30

            It’s like trying to charm a snake when you type on Lazygamer and Admiral is around.

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:32

            I’m not very charming, I won’t lie. XD

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:27

            The big moosie slobbering all over me… that was Bob.:D

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 10:29

            Six months ago, Bob’s testicles were removed. Then hormone therapy. He developed bitch tits because his testosterone was too high and his body upped the estrogen. That was where my head fit into his huge, sweating tits that hung enormous

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 5, 2016 at 10:30

            Babies don’t sleep this well

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 10:30

            I became addicted

      • Pariah

        April 5, 2016 at 10:11

        Probably one of the dumbest movies ever made.

        And before you ask, I do legitimately feel that way, yeah.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          April 5, 2016 at 10:14

          But why?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 10:15

            I don’t think he’s allowed to talk about it.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 10:16

            ROFL!

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:23

            You just won the internet.

            (Still hate the movie)

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:24

            Tell us why. (so we can laugh behind your back)

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:25

            You already do, so there’s no point in telling. 😀

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:25

            How’d you know!?
            We have a “What Pariah said” Skype group and all 😛

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:26

            Intuition?

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:27

            It’s spelled *institution
            But okay 😀

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:27

            Sssssh, didn’t you see? “Fuck grammar”.

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:28

            Ah, damn, just saw it now.

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:28

            It’s fine man. Whatever. I know you hate me. You just want the world to know all my secrets.

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:29

            I hate no one!
            Except maybe EA
            And sometimes Ubisoft
            And Zuma
            And pretty much most of our government
            And a few bullies from school…
            And…..
            And…
            :/

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 5, 2016 at 10:30

            I wanna bully your bullies

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 10:30

            Kinky… ?

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 10:35

            But I played video games as a kid, so of course it made me very violent and that’s why I killed everyone at school who bullied me. Because that’s just how all gamers are: Violent and psychotic.

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 5, 2016 at 11:35

            Really? I never got the memo for that!
            It would have made life so much easier! XD

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 5, 2016 at 12:28

            😀

          • Darren Peach

            April 5, 2016 at 15:30

            Dude, If the stats were true about video games, Don’t you think someone like me would have bombed a tuck shop by now ?

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 10:38

            And all government sporting bodies… Especially the one that bans the use of our national flag

          • Darren Peach

            April 5, 2016 at 15:22

            Huh ?

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 15:27

            Old story, basically a SA team went overseas to compete in Battlefield but they weren’t affiliated so they went as the Southern Barbarians and won anyway

          • Darren Peach

            April 5, 2016 at 15:28

            Not sure how to process that…. Errrr coossaaaadunno ?!:)…maybe

        • Captain JJ the Isolated

          April 5, 2016 at 10:24

          Book >>>>>> Movie
          But still, the movie was great, ending was meh though.

          Reply

        • Darren Peach

          April 5, 2016 at 15:16

          Burn the Heretic. Loved it. Was completely fooled.

          Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 5, 2016 at 10:04

    “Uncharted 4 is a “wide linear” game” JUST LIKE YOUR MOM!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 5, 2016 at 10:10

      CoD called. They want their jokes back.

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      April 5, 2016 at 10:31

      You take that back!

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    April 5, 2016 at 10:06

    wide linear… Like MGS5?

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 5, 2016 at 10:08

  5. Captain JJ the Isolated

    April 5, 2016 at 10:20

    They used this formula in the first Crysis. And it worked so well.

    Also the last time Crysis was any good. But 2 and 3 sure did look nice

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 5, 2016 at 10:31

      The only thing that was good about Crysis 2 was this trailer:

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Isolated

        April 5, 2016 at 10:33

        Yea. Pretty much.

        Reply

  6. RinceThis

    April 5, 2016 at 10:30

    WOW 0_O

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      April 5, 2016 at 10:33

      Interesting insight.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 5, 2016 at 10:35

        I learned so much & it’s caused me to reconsider my stances on a whole range of issues.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        April 5, 2016 at 10:37

        He’s using his full vocabulary again

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the Isolated

          April 5, 2016 at 10:37

          Haha!

          Reply

  7. oVg versus

    April 5, 2016 at 10:46

    Shame, after this game drops, Lara has no chance to wow us like she did on Microsofts platforms.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      April 5, 2016 at 10:47

      Yup, not even her twin……..pistols can win us back

      Reply

      • oVg versus

        April 5, 2016 at 10:47

        Sexist 😛

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          April 5, 2016 at 11:08

          Why? Because I prefer a man over a woman? Wait…… what?

          Reply

          • oVg versus

            April 5, 2016 at 11:11

            Depends what pose the man is in. Does it show his Butt? If it does then we need a petition to censor the Butt pose or slap. Like removing swearing from a violent R-Rated movie. You know?

            Fcuking gamers.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 11:41

            I refuse to acknowledge a person that’s petty enough to complain about a pose as a gamer

          • oVg versus

            April 5, 2016 at 11:45

            I dont understand this culture. The kids today are weird. They need a war or something to stop them from being so overly sensitive about everything. From Batman rants to Butt slaps. Its just hate, hate, hate and more over privileged hate.

            Check my Avatar, do you have any idea how much hate that game gets? What are people afraid of? I dont get it.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 12:06

            I blame the internet, every pussy now has a mouth hole and they hide behind anonymity. They’re cowards who cry foul about anything that offends their self entitled opinions on subject matter that they have no interest in but still feel the need to object to. So what if a girl slaps her butt or if another poses in a funny way? If it’s offense then don’t buy the damn game and leave it as is for the rest of us to enjoy.

            Also, from what game is that avatar? I’ll buy it out of principal just so that the makers of that game is a little bit more profitable and as a middle finger to all the internet babies

          • oVg versus

            April 5, 2016 at 12:17

            senran kagura estival versus PS4 60fps R520

            Game is dope. The script made me laugh, the colours popped my eyes out, the gameplay is super cool, the characters are fantastic. It was on the DS a few years back. Half mob hack n slash with power ups and half visual novel. A grown ups Naruto.

            Its not afraid of itself and IT NEVER crosses that line because of its stupidity. Very brave game.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 5, 2016 at 12:36

            SOLD!

      • Darren Peach

        April 5, 2016 at 15:20

        Seriously, I think it was a step backwards in terms of the First……Reboot…. Yikes ! Way to lower your expectations and when it comes out you will thank me.

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 5, 2016 at 10:50

      She’ll get a chance to wow me. WTF is this random knockoff? 😛

      Reply

      • oVg versus

        April 5, 2016 at 10:51

        At R999 😛

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 5, 2016 at 10:53

          R599. ;P

          Reply

          • oVg versus

            April 5, 2016 at 10:55

            SOLD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 11:02

            Steam Summer Sale – R200 *run*

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 5, 2016 at 11:29

            Steam summer sale -when it releases on the PS4 – R20…

    • Francois Knoetze

      April 5, 2016 at 17:02

      2 Different experiences all together me thinks. Personally love both, even though Rise really was a lot of fun and a ridiculously pretty game Uncharted is just going to kick so much ass.

      Reply

  8. oVg versus

    April 5, 2016 at 10:47

    I hate to say it but, it kind of kills the graphics in the Final Fantasy demo. DEAD.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      April 5, 2016 at 10:49

      But Open World

      Reply

      • oVg versus

        April 5, 2016 at 10:51

        We will see. As it stands, that demo was not Final Fantasy, it was Kingdom of Hearts. Nothing wrong with that but the graphics was ripped from FFXIII You can see. At least there are no more jaggies.

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the Isolated

          April 5, 2016 at 10:52

          Yea. I’m very curious about the new FF, but I’m taking a wait-and-see approach to it.

          Reply

  9. oVg versus

    April 5, 2016 at 10:54

    This gameplay blew me away.

    Reply

  10. DragonSpirit009

    April 5, 2016 at 11:04

    Damn!! It looks really good…
    Wonder if they have an achievement for dying a lot in the game. Think I would nail that in the first chapter XD

    Reply

  11. Jonah Cash

    April 5, 2016 at 11:22

    My word that looks insanely cool!!

    Reply

  12. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 5, 2016 at 11:32

    Why do ve afrikaans ous always sound laaik dis, hu? It’d be naas if vey had two guyss playing ruckbee or somfing in ve background…

    Reply

  13. Donald the BananaTrump

    April 5, 2016 at 12:46

    Damn.. I felt a stirring in my nether regions 😀 This is looking awesome.

    Reply

  14. Darren Peach

    April 5, 2016 at 15:14

    It’s unfortunate that the Souf Effrican accent is……. Just like the Russians and ze Germans and everyone outside of America, Our lovely accent is evil.

    Reply

  15. Francois Knoetze

    April 5, 2016 at 16:47

    The facial animation in this is off the charts. Pre ordered the Libertalia edition bec HUGE Uncharted fan and it’s my 3 last purchase of the year.(need to clear out the massive backlog)

    Reply

  16. theseschoolboylies

    April 5, 2016 at 20:26

    Game of the Year

    Game of the Decade

    Game of the CENTURY

    GAME OF THE ALL TIME

    Reply

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