Game Review: Uncharted Drake’s Fortune

ImageWelcome back my fellow comrades! You have now entered the Lair of the Game Huntress

Earlier this week I beat my very first PlayStation 3 game! As many know i am a bigger XBOX 360 fan but i recently got a PS3 for a few games that are only PlayStation Exclusives, with that being said lets get this review rolling!!

INFORMATION

Name: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

Platform: PlayStation 3 only

Developer: Naughty Dog

ESRB Rating: T for Teen

Genre: Third person shooter, Action-Adventure

CHARACTERS

Protagonist/Playable Character: Nathan Drake (Voiced by Nolan North)

Companions: VIctor “Sully” Sullivan, Mentor to Nathan. (Voiced by Richard McGonagle

                      Elena Fisher, Reporter who is working with Drake. ( Voiced by Emily Rose)

Villains: Gabriel Roman, competitive treasure hunter (Voiced by Simon Templemen)

              Atoq Novarro: Mercenary working with Roman (Voiced by Robin Atkins Downes)

               Eddy Raja: An enemy of Drake (Voiced by James Sie)

Disclaimer: This Review will contain no spoilers for those of you who have not played or yet completed the game!

In this game you play as the protagonist Nathan Drake who is a descendant of Francis Drake & a Treasure hunter! With the help of his two companions Sully and Elena they hope to uncover the secrets of El Dorado, the fabled city of gold that was supposedly found by Francis Drake himself. Along the way the three characters run into Indonesian Pirates led by Eddy Raja. Roman and his hired mercenary Novarro who are all on the same quest together looking to finding the secrets of a hidden city! The secrets of this city start to come together the farther you get into the game, Nathan and his companions must solve puzzles and sometimes even go to great heights to be the first to find the treasure and the secrets of El Dorado! In the end you find out what really happened to Francis Drake and the people he made the discovery with (think it was the spanish but I’m not 100%) which happens to be quite an intense part in the game for Nathan and everyone else involved.

There you have a short review on what the games story is like but moving onto my own personal opinions about Uncharted Drake’s Fortune. I am going to list some Pros and some Cons i found while playing this game, but one must remember that it is the year 2013 and this game was originally released in 2007, that my friends is quite a huge cap considering how far games have came over the years so here it goes.

Pros

  • The story evolves very quickly and keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next.
  • Characters are relatable and you want to see them succeed in the end.
  • For the time period this game was made the graphics are as close to top notch that they can get.

Cons

  • My main complaint would have to be the camera angles are sometimes dampening to the gameplay because you have to control Nathan and make him jump certain ways where the camera will not move too.
  • Also another complaint i had was at times the controls were touchy, as an example at times i would try and find cover by pushing the square button on the PS3 controller and instead of going where i intended to go Drake would get into the line of fire or when trying to make him jump from one position to another he would drop down onto a ledge instead of going where i intended to but that is just a slight oversight.

My two complaints wouldn’t stop me from continuing on or playing it a second time. Here’s to hoping that Uncharted 2 has improvements on camera angles and control issues. But overall i just loved this game and found myself wanting more and more. I tip a hat in favor of Naughty Dog. I Look forward to playing as Nathan Drake and seeing his character develop throughout the games.

I hope you enjoyed my review and respect my opinions I would love to hear feedback about your thoughts on this title whether it be about how you agree on loving this game or hated the whole entire story. If i somehow peeked your interests please go pick up this game or even rent it. Its a great title to have in your collection of games.

(Side note: I am trying to put together my very own rating system for these reviews i intend to write on several games/movies/books/comics you name it, if you have any suggestions please message me, comment me or DM me on twitter! Twitter handle is @Geekygamerchick.  I would greatly appreciate it. Until i release my official Rating system for now i will use a generic 5 star rating system.)

The Game Huntress gives Uncharted Drake’s Fortune by Naughty Dog a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars! With the cons i discussed before kept it just shy of 5 stars!

And with that, This is The Game Huntress signing off and remember wherever there is experience points/achievements around I will be on the hunt!.

 

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