Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Adventuring Finally Deserves Next Generation Status

drake2.jpgIf I haven’t been playing my Xbox 360 very much for the last few days, it is because of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on the Sony PlayStation 3.

Today I completed the title on normal difficulty and now my sights already wander to the next installment with high expectations and a sense of pure happiness. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune may not be entirely original and seems to borrow from many popular sources, but what it does achieve is cohesion of all these elements into one explosive blockbuster title.

If you can imagine gaming characteristics of the following, Tomb Raider, Broken Sword and Gears of War, yet somehow creating something that feels nothing like a simple rip-off and instead the recipe for one of the best titles I have played in years, you should also now be grinning like me.

px0115_5_lq.jpgGraphically the game is stunning. Lighting, textures and attention detail is sublime and now I can understand without a doubt that the PlayStation 3 hardware is really up to the task of extreme high definition entertainment.

Whether you are exploring, taking cover and shooting or enjoying the gripping story line, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune has you hooked from the introduction right up until the conclusion. There are certainly many plot twists as you follow Nathan Drake (our adventuring hero), Victor Sullivan (friendly scoundrel) and Elena Fisher (aspiring archaeological reporter).

px0115_6_lq.jpgYou can actually believe in the characters and their journey to various intense locations and situations throughout your travels. Each cut-scene lovingly presented with care and certainly generates the interest required to feel some sort of emotional attachment to the fortune hunters.

I could go on all day about how amazing I believe this game really is, but if you haven’t already, make sure you at least experience what I believe is one of the greatest titles to ever be released on a gaming console.

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James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • TorBeest

    Hmm, interesting, I’ve always loved the Tomb Raider series (the first ones). I remember trying to open doors climbing long routes back and forth 5 times just to pull levers.

  • What about slamming Lara into every wall you could find just to hear her reaction :)

  • Cat

    Now we know why you play Tomb Raider! It’s all become clear!

    And I can’t wait to play Uncharted one day. Until then I’ll admire the game box in the cupboard….

  • TorBeest

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    Ha yeah and holding “shift” while climbing up a box so she’d do her handstand and swivels her legs ever so elegant.