Watch: The worst parts of Uncharted (and how to get through them)

Though Nathan Drake's had some serious work done for his debut on PlayStation 4, every one of his hardships – whether entertaining or frustrating - have been faithfully preserved. The cliff-hanging moments are all there, now with revitalized resolution and framerate, as are some of the sticky points that bring a few scenes grinding to a halt. In this video, I revisit some key stumbling blocks throughout Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and discuss why they hamper each game's otherwise smooth pacing. These are just a handful of problematic areas, though, so there's also some advice on how to push through and keep the peril-train rolling.

If all else fails, the Nate Collection also offers a new difficulty mode, "Explorer," which is truly suited for those who just want to see the story through.