The thing with Drake's Deception is that while it's a good game - definitely one of the top games of 2011, it suffers from some illogical plot threads and a horrid case of pacing. It leaps and limps between set-pieces and locations without a break, characters that are not Nate or Sully coming and going on the fly, a good case of paddling even with all the varied locations, and the story in itself feels rushed.
It's really the result of the developers coming out with the set-pieces first, the plot second. That, and they wanted justifying some locations and homages to classic films.
With that being said, out of the original trilogy it's my favorite one in terms of gameplay. Its action is damn sweet and I love how important Sully is in this game after being sidelined in Among Thieves.
If I recall correctly the Uncharted series is a mixture between the supposed mythical alongside some so-called logical explanation; in an interview/commentary (I don't recall), I think an ND employer said that El Dorago is not necessarily a curse, but rather the result of a very nasty virus. But regardless, doesn't change my opinion against cross-overing those two franchises.
And yeah, sorry for the lacks of Mods and Admins here. The 'crat that adopted this wiki has been MIA since October, and I came back to deal with vandalism and other stuff.
Don't forget the inconsistency with story-Nate and gameplay-Nate; the former being a fun and easy-going rogue, the latter is a psychotic serial killer who could populate entire nations with the people he killed.
Honestly? I love that supposed dissonance.
I'm against it; it feels pointless, and somewhat clashing with both games' tones: the Uncharted series is a mostly lighthearted action series, while The Last of Us is bleak and grim like most zombie apocalypses. It just feels like there is no place for Nate in Joel and Ellie's world, and vice versa.
Also... I'm not sure how the alternate universe will work... I've seen how Konami did it for Metal Gear Survive and I hope no one else will do it. XP
Hmmmm... Gameplay-wise I'd go with Uncharted 4; it also holds the most emotional depth for me and I personally consider it the best well-written game in the franchise.
But I'll have to go with Among Thieves; other than the fact it holds a very special place in my heart, it was and remains the biggest leap forward in the games. It had everything I could hope: great action, insane and hilariously epic set-pieces, strong characters and I think it's also the best-paced entry in the series; DF dragged on a lot, GA got lost in itself here and there, DD had a fucking terrible pacing, and ATE has a somewhat padded third act.