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.
Graphically 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).
You 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.