Harry Flynn Double Cross – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Video games are filled with twists and surprises, it’s how they work to keep players invested. But sometimes the twists waiting for us at the end of the path are as clear as day and the only ones left surprised are the characters in the story. We’ll be taking a look at some of the most obvious twists that everyone saw coming. There will be quite a few spoilers in here.
Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series is filled with twists and cliched plot devices, but they always work in the lighthearted, swashbuckling adventure style of the games. However, they could have made the twist at the start of the second installment in the series slightly less obvious.
In the opening scene, Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake’s old friend, alongside Chloe Fraser, offers him the chance to steal a Mongolian oil lamp that will supposedly lead them to the sunken fleet of Marco Polo. With the lamp, they can get their hands on a map that will lead them to more treasure than they could ever wish for. As soon as they’ve found it in the highly guarded mansion, Flynn betrays Drake and leaves him stranded in the room with a broken lamp at his feet and security on their way. It’s a classic betrayal but Flynn’s creepy, untrustworthy manner makes it clear from a mile off. However, it isn’t the only twist in the Uncharted games that might as well be signposted by flashing lights and a twist warning…