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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy by Henry Jackman (Review)

posted Sep 21, 2017, 11:33 PM by Leo Mayr

The Uncharted series continues with The Lost Legacy. Henry Jackman returns, having joined the franchise with Uncharted 4, and with him a fun action adventure score that sadly fails to surpass it's predecessor.

In line with the switch in protagonist, Jackman introduces a new main theme that is effective and nicely integrated into the score, but doesn't live up to Greg Edmonson's theme that was kept in Uncharted 4.
If you listened to Jackman's score for the last game, then there's nothing here that'll surprise you. A few instrumental touches represent the game's setting in indian mythology and nicely set the music apart from its predecessor. Jackman's action writing is spectacular as always, and the more atmospheric music does a great job at engrossing you into the game's world and story. That wonderful feeling of adventure that made Uncharted 4 so special pops up here and there, wonderfully accompanying the game's gorgeous world.

The Lost Legacy, while being a stunning adventure score just doesn't live up to the franchise's previous scores. The music does a great job at keeping you invested in the action onscreen, yet there's not a lot that stands out here. If you liked Jackman's previous scores then you'll have a blast with The Lost Legacy, but at the end of the day, you probably won't remember as much as with previous games in the series.