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GF Rating
8.4

29033 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A Much Needed Exclusive

posted by Madgod (SAINT GEORGE, GA) Nov 25, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

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
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I give this game an 8.7

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

awesome game

posted by bigtex1 (MONTALBA, TX) Nov 24, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

This game is great from beginning to end the graphics are some of the best I have ever seen and the game play is superb I'm just happy to own a ps3 so I can play great games like this

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The PS3's Saving Grace

posted by HvnsAngel (ENUMCLAW, WA) Nov 24, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

So I've played the huge hyped PS3 exclusive games like Lair, Heavenly Sword & Rachet & Clank:Future and all while good games in there our right, nothing really made me say this is why I own a PS3! The comes Uncharted... immediately the story took off and had my attention, the graphics and the attention to detail in terms of lighting and textures make this game that much more emersive. The voice acting and facial animations are top notch and are some of the best I've seen on any of the next gen consoles. The gameplay is near flawless. This game is meant to be played like a great action thriller and it succeeds in all areas. The game play is swift and fluid. At no point was I "this is boring". To the point this is my first PS3 title where i wasn't simply playing to say I had played and beat the game. It was a very enjoyable & exciting expirence. This game deserves your time.

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