Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Genre: Action/Adventure - Publisher: Sony - Age Rating: 15, 16+
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Review of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)"
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was developed by Naughty Dog, and published by Sony in 2007. This game is the first of it's series, and definitely not the best.Accompanied by the journalist Elena Fisher, you play as Fortune Hunter Nathan Drake a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. Nathan figures out that the numbers on a ring in his possession are actually co - ordinates. Using these co - ordinates he finds himself at the bottom of the ocean in Panama, facing his ancestors coffin, except rather than finding Sir Drakes skeleton he finds a diary. This diary sparks Nathans belief that his ancestor in fact faked his death, and the diary points to the location of the treasure of El Dorado.
Once he leaves Panama, Drake and Elena are attacked by pirates, and their boat destroyed. They find themselves soon rescued by Drakes friend "Sully". Drake explains what he has found, and his plans to Sully and they abandon Elena on a dock and go searching for the treasure themselves.This is where the game starts to plunge into the story line, you play as Drake in search for the treasure. In the game you have to climb walls, shoot at the bad guys and survive, in that order. That's the entire game. Oh an solve the odd mini puzzle.
There world is very restricted, it's not open like most other games. You can't explore, except for certain immediate areas. When it comes to fighting bad guys you might struggle at first, the aiming in the game is just ridiculous. Unless your using a sniper rifle if you try to aim your gun the sight is shown slightly to the side of your face. The shooting is crazy, the bad guys seem to have the best weapons ever. Their guns fire with no problems but when it comes to your shooting them the guns only seem to have a staggered one bullet every 5 seconds release. I was very disappointed with all of this.
Not a lot of thought had been put into the game play, another part that comes to mind is Nathan and Elena are on a jet ski. The river is full of explosive barrels, and the surrounding buildings full of enemy's. You actually have to stop driving the jet ski to aim and shoot at people. WHAT. In my opinion that is just pure lazy from the developers.
Not much else happens, you find some treasure, kill some baddies. Things happen. I got extremely bored after playing for about 1/2 hours for 2-3 days. I kept waiting to see if it picked up. It didn't
Graphics are as good as you'd expect them to be for a game from 2007, sounds also measure up the same. They were good then, not good now. The game had a few bugs, but when I connected my PS3 with a HDMI the game kind of freaked out for while. It wouldn't play for a few days, then when it did Nathan wouldn't aim, screens and scenery wouldn't load properly. There was a whole list of problems.
Overall, I was very disappointed with the game. It could have been more, although I will not discourage anyone to play the rest of the series. I hear 3 is the best of the series and is actually an enjoyable game. Well we'll see anyway.
3/10 for this game
Product Information : Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Manufacturer's product descriptionGenre: Action/Adventure - Publisher: Sony - Age Rating: 15, 16+
Release Date: 2007, 2013
Age: 15, 16+
Max Number of Players Offline: 1 Player
Max Number of Players Online:
Format: Blu-Ray Disc
Long Name: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Essentials Edition)
Listed on Ciao since: 17/10/2011