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It's Never too Late For Uncharted!

  • Feb 21, 2011
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+5
Once again I come about two years to late to the video game front. However, even two years from its initial release date, Uncharted is a still a game that must be added to every PS3 owners library.

Uncharted plays out like a virtual action adventure movie. You play as Drake who is on a vessel with a TV host as he tries to find Sir Francis Drakes long lost treasure buried in the ocean. As a treasure hunter he is faced with opposition and the story starts from there. The beginning moments start out amazingly, nearly like a movie to be honest but you are actually playing. In several of these "would-be" cutscenes you can actually move around and start fighting enemies.

The games continues on from there and you go through the South American jungle searching for the treasure. It actually feels like an action adventure movie and I do not think it can be said enough.

Gameplay revolves around a mix of platforming puzzles (finding ways to manipulate the environment to open hidden passages or reach places that couldnt be reached such as scaling the cliffs) and firefighting scenes in which you are fighting opposition forces as they try to undermine and get to the treasure before you.

The game last approximately 12-15 hours on Easy difficulty and a bit greater depending on the other difficulties. The game can last longer if you want to get all of the trophys and unlockables such as concept art, music. Once the game is finished all of the cinematics are unlockable too.

Speaking of Cinematics the game is perhaps one of the most beautiful on the PS3. There are several moments in which you can tell the people who made the environments wanted you to stop and look out at the beauty of the waterfall, or cliffside, or the setting sun. It is amazing. There has been so much detail given to the characters faces that the emotion is definitely apparent, the game takes cutscenes to an entire new level. Speaking of which, there are no load times either, so the seamless play is all the better.

The soundtrack by Greg Edmondson is amazing and is also available to purchase. It is perhaps one of the best soundtracks available on the PS3 to date as well. Voice talents are splendid. This can also be seen how everyone clamors around the voices of Nathan Drake, Sully, and Elena whenever they appear at events. It is awesome.

The only con to the game is that some people claim that the shooting segments are too numerous or predictable, however in the context of the story it would make sense to have these moments. A moot point but the segments only take at most 10 minutes to complete (if you are not impeded by nasty traps).

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is one of the games on the Playstation 3 that highlights all aspects of a good game; fun gameplay, high production values in graphic technology, voice talent, and story, and great unlockables. Definitely check this game out if you have not. IT is never too late to pick up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. It is the best $60 that I have spent!

Firmware Update from initial Release
*Trophy Support has been added

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for 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 friend Victor "Sully" Sullivan and journalist Elena Fisher.

Originally announced at E3 2006, the title was developed for about two years before being released at the end of 2007. Seen as a key title for the PlayStation 3 during the holiday season of 2007, the game was well-received by critics, many of whom cited its technical achievements and its high production values, similar to that of summer blockbuster films. The game went on to sell more than one million copies in ten weeks, and become part of the European best-selling Platinum Range of titles. A sequel titled Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was released in 2009 and a third entry to the series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, is to be released in 2011.
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ESRB: T
Number of Players: Single-player
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Naughty Dog
Console: PlayStation 3
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: November 16, 2007
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