Title says it all. The game is great. You'll hear lots of comparisons to the PS3 titles, mainly because a lot is expected from this franchise. Now. The game itself plays out like the others. So it's a great game. 10/10.
Then - add in the Vita features, and subtract two points. Why? Because they feel as if they were included just because this is a launch title. Running across logs, and then having Nate stop just to balance himself - psh. And the touchscreen features, nice as they are, they aren't as responsive as previewers made them out to be. Play the two boss battles on Crushing and you'll know what I'm talking about. It just didn't make sense in an action game, to stop, and swipe the screen - mid action - just to pull off certain finishing punches. 8/10.
Subtract another point for pacing. I honestly didn't know what was going on, nor did I care, until the game's end when I reached The Lake of Ghosts. Probably how the rest of the game should've went, but eh, the game's still good regardless. 7/10.
Oh yeah - it's portable too. The one thing everyone mentions.
posted by bobaaganoosh (PLAQUEMINE, LA) Apr 9, 2012
Member since May 2011
If your a fan of the Uncharted series, you HAVE To buy this. Yes it's only singleplayer but boy is it a great one! To say that this game is on a handheld system, the graphics and gameplay is just phenomenal. The game makes great use of the rear touch pad as well as the touch screen controls. Like when climbing up or down a roap, vine or chain you swipe your finger up or down to climb. it's pretty neat. Also throughout the game theyll have hidden treasure items hidden behind these thick brushes and on screen you have to slidd your finger across screen to cut through it with a machete. You also reload weapons, pick up weapons and throwing the grenades with the touch screen controls. It all works out pretty neat and smooth. Visually the game looks like its right on par with the PS3. Stunningly amazing. The story takes place years back before the first game i think. Sully makes an appearance in the game as well. I got my Vita mainly for this game hahaha and its so worth it. Even though its only singleplayer ifs still mad fun getting all the trophies which are the usual UC trophies likd finding the strange relic. If you have a Vita or considering getting one, this game is deff a must buy.
posted by Viewtiful_Josh (LAS VEGAS, NV) Apr 9, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
Really, you must try this game at one point of your gaming life. It still has everything and even more stuff than the other PS3 versions have. Looks, and plays beautiful. Really don't see a reason why not to rent this game. I gave it a 9 only because of the story: it was good, but not great (Sally, Drake's life long partner, really makes the story great).