(All screenshots of gorgeous Libertalia are the property of Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted 4 Travel Itinerary 4: Libertalia, Utopia of the Pirate Kings
Libertalia is the most difficult location to write about in this series. First off, there’s no such place in reality. Even in the game, all we know is that it’s somewhere in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar.
Secondly, as the end destination in Uncharted 4, Libertalia is choked full of features toeing the line between reality and fantasy. There’s are stunning marvels of engineering such as an Atlantis-like half-sunken city. There’s even a hawkish central mountain visible from most locations on the island. This peak itself wouldn’t look too out of place in a land like Mordor.
The closest real-life locations I can associate with Libertalia are villas and palaces in former European colonies. Colonies such as India or Malaysia (Malaya). Admittedly, even these do not quite share the same feel as Avery’s ersatz utopia, and nothing certainly feels at all like the labyrinth or ship graveyard in the final chapters.
On the latter, I can only say that Libertalia is overall somewhat alike an architectural theme park, one with lots of adventuring and photo hot spots opportunities. If you enjoy visiting such parks, the final chapters of Uncharted 4 are likely to be the most enjoyable for you. They would, of course, also make for a perfect cyber vacation.
Firstly, Some Real-Life References …
And Now To Avery’s Pirate Paradise
More Real-Life References
That’s it for this video game tourist series on travel the world with Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End. If you haven’t, do consider playing the game. Check back regularly too for my next Travel the World with Video Games series!
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