Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Better Late Than Never Review: Uncharted Series

I'm actually in the middle of 2 but so far very good.
     Since going back to finish off my degree I have been behind on a lot of things, most of them gaming related.  It's helped me save some money by not pre-ordering things and picking them up later with all their content but the best thing that happened was I got a PS3, when they released the Uncharted 3 250GB bundle.  It was a Christmas gift to me last year so naturally I went and looked at all the best PS3 titles I could not get for lack of the console.

I was a fan boy of the Xbox 360, for economic reasons and no other.  When the price drops came I was already ingrained in the Xbox Live eco system I didn't care to branch our since I was busy with school, Jiu Jitsu, relationship, work, etc. When my girlfriend got me the PS3 it came with Uncharted 3, and me being a fan of great story telling knew I could not jump into a third installment without starting from the beginning.  So I got the double pack of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition, and let me tell you, as corny as Nathan Drake's one liners are, these games gave me the feel of playing an interactive 80's adventure film series of the Indiana Jones and Allen Quartermaine and the Lost City of Gold kind.  If you were a child of the 80's, you'll get where this game is coming from.  Maybe that's why it was received so well, after all the children of the 80's are all working stiffs now so it would appeal to us. 

The game play is my favorite perspective, third person shooter, some platforming and puzzle solving every now and again, yes it's redundant but so are most games.  The story is what propels you along to keep going, along with the great visuals and their improvements with the sequels.  What good is game like this without and awesome story?  These are the first Naughty Dog games I have ever played and I am looking forward to getting my hands on Last of Us after these.  I am finishing up Uncharted 2 as I type this but I haven't been into a game series like this since Resident Evil during the PS1,2/ Gamecube days.