Dear Nathan – a love letter to Uncharted from a fan


If you haven’t played Uncharted 4 and are concerned about spoilers, even mild ones, I recommend you stop reading now.

I tried to write this article several times, but it kept coming out sounding like a love letter. I think it was around the time that I said the words, “She still loves us,” while playing Uncharted 4 with my husband that I realised just how engrossed in the story we had become, so I thought I would just embrace that.

Dear Nathan

I love that you are an expert in your field. You always seem to know cool, obscure facts and myths. I love how you’ve discovered numerous forgotten cities, but you and your friends are the only things to have escaped those cities (relatively) unscathed. You could have at least left something behind for other people to find. I love how your only proof of these discoveries are your journal and a handful of trinkets I helped you find along the way (I still wonder where you carry all that stuff, by the way). You’re a talented (and speedy) artist, but I wish I could buy you a camera.

I am sorry that I don’t enjoy actually playing your games, but frankly, your enemies have way too many employees. I always wonder where they find their seemingly-inexhaustible supply of stupid goons to send after you. It’s crazy to think about just how many people you’ve killed in your life, but it’s okay because you’re the hero of your story.

I love that you can survive things that would kill lesser men, and that you curse while doing it. I feel like you should share the secret of your bullet-proof skin with the world. Something like that could really save lives. And your fingers must be incredibly strong to climb all those buildings and ledges. I love how you go on crazy missions with just a gun and some rope. And that grappling hook you have? Amazing!

I’ve enjoyed going on your adventures with you. We’ve survived train wrecks, plane wrecks and shipwrecks together, and you’ve done it while somehow managing to maintain your sense of humour, and that perfect hair of yours.

I’m so happy that you ended up with Elena, because, really, who else would put up with you? Plus I was rooting for you two from the very beginning.

I’d like to thank you for letting me join you on your adventures. You will always have a special place in my heart. It’s a place you’ll share with a few other special people. People like Harry, Steve, Daniel, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Shepard, Jim, Carth, Katniss, Tobias, Buffy, Xena, Gabrielle, Piper and many more.

Thank you, Nathan.



In case you were wondering about my gallery of favourite characters:

Harry Potter, Steve Rogers (Captain America), Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1), Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca (Star Wars), Commander Shepard (Mass Effect), Jim Kirk (Star Trek), Carth Onasi (Knights of the Old Republic), Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Tobias (Animorphs), Buffy Summers (the Vampire Slayer), Xena (Warrior Princess), Gabrielle, Piper Halliwell (Charmed).

Gamer, geek, LEGO fanatic. I also love Pathfinder RPG, The Sims, cross stitching, crochet, and sci-fi and fantasy movies, games & books. And animals.

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