gamers (81%) found this review helpful
I am an older gent and have been an avid gamer for 30 plus years. I have mainly been a high end PC build enthusiast but finally went back to a console recently and chose the PS3 and I could not be happier. Drake's Fortune has been one of the best playing games in years. Not only is the game visually stunning, the game play is exceptional and the storyline is one of the best. I am not a big fan of running games over and over but I could see myself doing that with this particular game. Naught Dog has by far out developed most developers and has won my loyalty.
In my opinion this game should not just take PS3 game of the year, but industry game of the year. I never thought I would ever say this about another game in the last 5-6 years. As they say, "the proof is in the pudding". Rent this game and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
posted by mysticxradiance (LAKE FOREST, CA) Apr 16, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
If you haven’t played Uncharted 2, I’d recommend you play that first. If you love that game, then go back to play this game. This game is fun, but the gameplay needs improvement.
I played the sequel before this game. But I tried to grade this game fairly because I don’t think it’s fair to judge this game through the prism of its sequel.
Pros: -Compelling storyline full of action, romance, puzzles, and many surprises! -Very well developed character cast. I felt connected to them all. They were also well voiced. -Visually stunning. Gorgeous. Each scene felt realistic. -Thrilling music. -The ability to unlock bonuses and find hidden treasures adds replay value.
Cons: -To sum it up: Gameplay. The gameplay was way more difficult than it needed to be. -Checkpoint saving was random and inconvenient. -Jumping was inaccurate. I also occurred a few glitches. -Guns and weapons lacked accuracy. Grenades were extremely pointless because it required time and patience to use the Playstation’s motion censored controller to aim the grenades. Seriously, I’m not gonna mess around with my motion censored controller in attempts to have a grenade tossed and meanwhile a room of people are shooting directly at me. Also, guns could only hold little amounts of ammo. It seemed like nearly every time I died it was because I had run out of ammo due to the game’s flood of enemies. -Difficulty level felt inaccurate due to the difficulty of the controls. -Stealth was impossible to achieve due to the superior computer characters with sonic hearing, I suppose. You don’t even approach a door and everyone’s shooting. (frustrating, since it’s possible in the sequel to use stealth). -“Hints” was a great concept that was not executed. Very seldom did hint tips arrive, and they were never actually helpful.
Verdict: 8.2 I am just truly happy that every single complaint I have about Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was fixed for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. :)
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
Had to give this one a 10/10. I didn't expect to love this game since I was never a fan of Tomb Raider due to excessive running around, looking for clues, figuring out lame puzzles, etc. However, this game's pacing is perfect. Action is just high-paced and exhilirating, short puzzles that don't frustrate, graphics and scenery are vivid and absolutely breathtaking, no load times, cutscenes blend seamlessly, great story. It's like they went through every second of the game with a fine-tooth comb to come up with a perfect end product, unlike the glitchy mess that is Assassin's Creed.