Naughty Dog really did it (again) this time. Stunning graphics like ultra realistic environment and sweet water animations - wow! I only wished that Drake could dive underwater and that the gunfights could be better (like switching from 3rd to FPS aim-down style) but even so, it was still amazing to go upriver in that jet ski stage :) Story was also great, not perfect, but had pretty good voice acting and great humor :)
Bottom line, this game makes PS3 owners proud and I can't wait until other game developers follow suit. I hope the developers in Hideo Kojima's camp will put as much dedication as the people of Naughty Dog has in making the next Metal Gear Solid game!!!
The pros of this game may outweigh the cons, but nevertheless it did have its flaws.
The enemies seemed to get tiresomely repetitive with voice modeling remaining the same throughout.
Not being able to zoom-in does make aiming somewhat of a hassle considering it takes roughly 4 hits to kill someone. What’s worst is the small supply of weapons and the inability to carry more than two at a time.
The game starts out realistically enough, which was what its main appeal was for me. The game didn’t’ seem to sell out for cult magic and supernatural beings or other such things that seem to be cliché in today’s gaming. But that all changes near the end of the game.
While you can always replay the game or just take your time looking for secret treasures to unlock goodies like clothing, skins, weapons and other such things, the game itself is depressingly short. On Normal difficulty you could sit and play straight through the game in 6 hours.
The lack of a Crouching feature made sneaking very difficult, and pretty pointless.
With more shooting being done in the game than actual treasure hunting you’ll find yourself wishing this was a better Third-Person Shooter than what it is.
While the Third-Person Shooter part of this game had its downsides, the game makes up for this with its puzzle solving and platforming. Taking vague clues from your dairy to decipher how to unlock a secret passage way is fun, challenging and has its own thrills.
All and all Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is a great game, and somewhat desperately needed for a console that hasn’t been getting the best of games and exclusives as of late. PS3’s finally rejoice, a worthy gem has emerged and it is Uncharted: Drakes Fortune..
Note: I mention mostly the cons of the game, due to limited text space and the many other reviews that seem to feature only the pros . I give this game an 8.7