Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End co-director Bruce Straley has advised players not to rush through the action-adventure game’s campaign. Writing on Twitter, Straley said Uncharted 4 is “not like the last three” entries in the series. He encouraged players to slow down and “enjoy the moment.”
#Uncharted4 Trick Tip: Take your time. Its not like the last 3. Don’t try to gobble it down in one sitting. Settle in. Enjoy the moment.
— Bruce Straley (@bruce_straley) May 6, 2016
Straley didn’t say why he recommends playing Uncharted 4 in this manner, but one possibility is because of the game’s story. The ominous-sounding subtitle suggests something serious will happen when all is said and done, so to better appreciate the story, it follows that you may not want to zip through it. Of course, you can play the game however you want, and it is understandable that some fans would want to reach the end quickly to see what happens.
Also related to Uncharted 4’s story, the game’s other director, Neil Druckmann, warned that “lots of spoilers” will start showing up online today, May 9. “Stay strong. You’re almost there,” he said.
Uncharted 4 launches on May 10 exclusively for PlayStation 4. Reviews for the game started to show up last week, and critics are handing out high praise. It is the last game in the series Naughty Dog plans to make and the final one that stars Nathan Drake. However, there could be an Uncharted 5.
“In its writing, in its design, in its understanding of what makes games unique, Uncharted 4 is something to aspire to,” critic Mike Mahardy said. “It’s a shining example. And we’ll be talking about it for years to come.”
For more on the game’s critical reception, check out this review roundup.