Monday, January 5, 2009

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review

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Uncharted Ever wanted to live like a Treasure Hunter. Travelling to exotic locations in search of treasure, Traversing deadly cliffs and narrowly escaping enemies. Well in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune you can.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Combining platforming and third-person shooter elements, the game charts the journey of protagonist Nathan Drake, supposed descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he seeks the lost treasure of El Dorado, with the help of Uncharted-charactersfriend Victor "Sully" Sullivan and journalist Elena Fisher.


When you first start Uncharted you are immersed into a cinematic experience that delivers and has immersion. Naughty Dog the company behind the legendary Crash Bandicoot series has gone all out in this game. It's quirky humour and intense battles form together to make quite a unique game.

Now the gameplay side of things.
Uncharted is a third-person shooter mixed with the 2D-3D platform element. That is probably its primary downfall. While in platform Uncharted_drake_fortressmode, the game has the annoying 3D camera (not all the time but quite allot) which means that some areas that you need to get to are not visible and sometimes completely off screen. 

Now the combat system of the game is quite unique it is the usual third person shooter with a melee system fused into it. The game also features a cover system. Where Nate will use walls and pillars as cover and also any object that is about waist height.Uncharted-cover-system

One thing that annoyed me about the the weapon systems is Nate can only carry one pistol at a time, and may also carry one rifle, whilst there is a limited amount of ammo per gun; picking up a different handgun or rifle switches out that weapon for the new one.

This game has several similarities or may even be inspired by the Indiana Jones series and even the National Treasure series. Yet it has its own twist on the treasure hunting genre. The hero Nathan Drake is a Mans-man, he just seems to be really realistic as just an everyday guy.

All and all I give this game a rating of 8 out of 10. For its immersion in gameplay and quality characters. But on the downside it has the Bad camera choices and annoying choices with gunplay.


Happy Gaming