Really since I bought my PS3 a year ago, month by month I waited for the game to prove my strong belief that it's a machine worth having. Uncharted is the epitome of, not only what a PS3 game, but all games should aspire to achieve, story, voice acting, controls, replay value, this game has it all in spades. Not only do I recomend a rent but if you can afford it, buy it. I'm thinking of clicking the "keep it" button myself. :) PS3 owners the wait for a superior title is over.
What more can I say about this game but wow? I ended up renting this game because of the high review ratings it got from online gaming websites and thank goodness I did. This is the best action/adventure game I have played since Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. The graphics are astonishing, the player models are top notch and perfect, and most importantly, the game play is just perfect. It is not too hard nor too easy and the most surprising part was the story line, which will keep you on the edge of your seat. At many parts, I was hooked in like it was a movie I was watching and that's what makes it so good. The game took about 12 hours to complete and that in itself is also perfect. If it were any longer or shorter, it would make the game seem not as good. You will shoot many weapons including mounted machine guns and you will even ride around in jet ski's. After you finish the game, you will feel like you actually accomplished something because the story line keeps you involved and you feel a sense of being part of the game. This gets a 10/10 from me without a doubt. Too bad this game is running somewhat under the radar compared to other titles out there. It deserves more publicity.
I have to say that I originally downloaded the demo for this game with no high-expectations at all. I had seen the screen shots, and they looked great, but we have all seen games that looked great in the screen shots and played like dung. As a matter of fact, most games have great screen shots... but only the select few actually go on to be really great games.
This game is the exception to the rule.
Great Graphics – This game has some of the best lighting I have seen to date on ANY system. The sun peers through the trees when you are in the jungle, and the flashlights create amazing ambiance when you are underground. The textures and character animations add to the overall effect for the best looking game on the PS3 IMHO.
Gameplay - The controls seem to move your character seamlessly through the areas. From running and climbing in the jungle, to diving behind cover while fighting enemies, you'll forget that you are pushing buttons and feel like you are actually immersed in the game... this is what game control should feel like.
Story - I have to say that I loved every bit of the story, with the twists coming from nowhere right until the end. The writers did a great job, and I can't wait to follow these characters on their future adventures. ( I hope they make sequels) Sure they are somewhat stereotypical, The strong woman Journalist, the bumbling adventurer (Indiana?) and the list of baddies. But the formula really works in this case, creating a game that is as fun to watch as it is to play.
Replay Value - With lots of hidden treasure to find, and unlockable rewards, I plan on playing this one at least two or three more times. Though the story is linear, it is never the same game twice, as the enemy AI does a good job of putting you into bad situations.
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune may not go down in history as a groundbreaking, system-selling, hyped-up uber title.
But if you want a great game with a great story, then don't hesitate, RENT THIS GAME!