Boring story, horrible combat and forced gimmicks.
posted by MrHyde (BOSSIER CITY, LA) Mar 2, 2012
Member since Oct 2010
gamers (29%) found this review helpful
I love the first two Uncharted on the PS3, but this one is not in their league. Golden Abyss overuses and forces you to take your hands off the Vita to use the awkward touchscreen, and it does it A LOT.
The story is just a bland been there done that story that is nowhere near on par with the PS3 version. It felt like waste of time. The voice acting is fantastic though.
The shooting is the worst thing in the game. It is so horrible that I can't even explain it in words, you'd have to play to understand just how bad the combat is,and since it's near impossible to hit anyone in the gun fights you end up running up to the enemy and meleeing them to death and melee fighting uses the awkward touch screen controls mini-game too.
Basically this is a tech demo for the Vita to show you what it can do, but it's not really worth a rent or a buy unless you want to show off your new tech to your friends and family and impress them with it.
posted by augustisburning (CARROLLTOWN, PA) Apr 7, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
I recently bought a vita to pass some down time at work and as a huge fan of the Uncharted series on PS3, I decided to give this game a try. I was a bit skeptical because I figured the graphics would be a bit watered down and the story would lack the adventurous tone of the console games, but man I was wrong.
The graphics are great for a hand held! They rival the graphics from the first Uncharted and quite possibly the second. Obviously everything is smaller to fit the Vita's oled screen, but everything is very polished.
The game was put out by Bend Studio "Syphon Filter series" and published by Naughty Dog and I am very impressed. The story is compelling and has a lot of action and adventure; something people expect from an Uncharted game. It also has Nathan Drake and good old Sully being as sarcastic as always. One could almost think they were father and son, if they wouldn't have played the other Uncharted games and knew better.
The game introduces a new character named Dante and a fellow fortune hunter/archaeologist, Chase. Both keep you on your feet and soon you find out who your real friends are.
It took me close to 15 hours to beat this; a little over in fact. I was quite amazed at this seeing as how most Vita games can be beat in anywhere from four to six hours. I really hope a Vita sequel is made!
If you love Uncharted, I'd highly recommend this for you. If you even like it half as much as I did, you'll love it! Cheers!