Plodding third act, over-familiarity, repetitive sequences.
'Cinematic', while the go-to adjective for almost any scripted action-adventure game, is key.
The siblings' relationship is central to the game, woven through the narrative with a flashback to their orphaned childhood, and contrasted against Nathan's doubts over his future and discomfort at settling down.
So, paragon of maturity, he runs off to track down the ultimate historical stash - $400 million worth of plunder, with a quest that takes him to the furthest reaches of the planet.
Multiplayer has always seemed a strange addition to Uncharted, even though it's been a fixture since the second game; a bit like hugging a friend at a train station and then realising you're walking to the same platform.
It packs in four modes, including ranked and unranked Team Deathmatch shootouts, king-of-the-hill style Plunder, and Command, where factions battle to take out the opposing team's captain.