Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Reader Review
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune reviews.
Uncharted is a third-person action shooter, developed by Naughty Dog, publish by Sony exclusively for the Playstation3. In Uncharted you are a treasure hunter called Nathan Drake or "Nate." You are tracking down the lost treasure of El Dorado, mercenaries are also after this treasure and don’t hold back when people get in their way. The game is mainly set in the Amazon. The story begins with Drake and Elena on a boat to retrieve the coffin of Sir Francis Drake and pirates attack them. Drake shoots and melee’s enemy’s until the boat gets blown up and the have to abandon ship. Uncharted looked brilliant I was worried about another GTA 4 nice graphics but boring gameplay and repetitive missions, far from it. The gameplay is brilliant, sooth frame rate, beautiful animation, and a cover system to rival and in matter of opinion beat Gears of War. So the gameplay, graphics and story are brilliant. That’s not it the characters are believable, Drake is a real every man kind of guy put into a bad situation, Elena and Sully two NPC’s (non playable characters.) Sully is an old friend of Drake who is now in debt and is desperate for treasure so assists Drake. Elena is a news reporter for her new show, when the adventure goes pear shaped she stays with Drake and helps him. After the boat gets blown apart Sully picks you up in his seaplane and the land away from the scene for safety. The game only has one mode, which is the single player campaign. The narrative couldn’t be clearer, cut scenes are done through motion capture using real actors, and they speak while acting to give the game a realistic feel. Subtitles are automatically switched on at the start but a simple press of square switches them off, I feel they aren’t necessary and ruin the cinematic feel of the cut scenes. The cut scenes break up the gameplay and which are mainly used to tell the story, there are no loading times beyond the first at the start, cinematic and gameplay merge seamlessly. The inventory system is used so Drake carry’s between one and three grenades, a assault rifle or shotgun, and a pistol. Drake’s Fortune has plenty of rewards, as you complete certain objective’s e.g. 50 kills with an Ak47 you gain "medal points" you use medal points to purchase, skins, video’s, weapon select option and a lot more. Just under a year after release Sony released the trophy system on to PS3, which was implemented into Uncharted almost instantly after it was released in a firmware update for PS3. This game when you get into it is addictive first time I played was for a short time got around 10% through, and I went back to Call of Duty 4. The next time I played it I got addicted, I am not sure how long I played for but when I saved and quit I was at 76% and around 6 hours play time which amazed me. I am currently playing the sequel, which was released 2 weeks ago, and it beats Drake’s Fortune, possibly in every aspect. Don’t get me wrong I loved the first but that was released in 2007, development started in 2005. Uncharted Drake’s Fortune is still a classic and a must for any PS3 owner.
9 / 10