Seriously. This might be the best looking video game I've ever seen in my life. I've already talked about how excited I am for this final installment of the Uncharted series and the story trailer that was released this morning only makes me even more pumped than I already am. And, yes, the title of this card has a lot to do with the visual nature of the trailer and how I'm floored by it (I am currently typing this on the floor and I cannot get up). But there's another reason, a more personal reason, I'm excited for the game.
I mean, I had some understanding that the game was about Nathan Drake and his brother but I had no idea that the story revolves around this dynamic. And as someone who has one older brother -- and I'm definitely the Nathan Drake of the two of us (sorry, bro) -- I'm so pumped to play a game that's mostly, well, about brothers. As soon as I saw this trailer was released, I texted the link to him and said: "Brothers game?"
And he responded: "Definitely"
My brother and I made up a genre of media called Brothers Games/Movies/Books (not really we just call things Brothers [insert whatever] when there are brothers involved). It was always our way of connecting with each other through the movies we watched and the games we played. We even made a fake holiday in the spring called Masbad Brothers Day where we buy each other things for fun.
And there's a very special and interesting part of me that gets giddy like a little kid would when I see a Brothers Game or a Brothers Movie appear on my news feed. I guess, I'm more excited about the conversations my brother and I will have about Uncharted 4 than I'm actually excited about the game. Don't get me wrong, I want to play Uncharted 4 because it's probably going to be amazing and like the title says, it's a beautiful looking game, but thinking about my brother while I play the game will make it that much better for me.
Even in the trailer there are brotherly moments that remind me of conversations my older brother had with me. For example, in the trailer when Sam tells Nathan that his friends don't know him the way he -- his brother -- knows him, I remember times my brother told me the same thing over a couple of beers or while we were hanging out at home. I wonder how many of these brotherly moments will pepper the game and give me that weird familial nostalgia.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End comes out on PS4 on April 26th, 2016.