Excerpt: A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Excerpt: To many, the PS3 may not be host to a huge amount of exclusive gaming gems, although with the likes of Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance: Fall of Man, Heavenly Sword, Everybody’s Golf World Tour, Buzz Quiz TV, Valkyria Chronicles and LittleBigPlanet (not forgetting the likes of Super Stardust, Pixel Junk Monsters, and WipEout HD on the PSN), it still boasts a decent amount of shiny gems.
Conclusion: I have said it before, and I must say it again: good developers like Naughty Dog understand that the best way to make “next gen”, or “cinematic”, or whatever the hell you are aiming for is not to have the most A-list voice actors or the biggest scripted sequences; it all comes down to the little details in the environment and character animations, carefully designed levels, and the maturity to make a story that fits the game, rather than the other way around.
Conclusion: There will be absolutely no complaining about Uncharted’s length either. The core game is in the 10-hour range but replayability is off the charts. Achievements in the game allow you to unlock a myriad of new characters to play through with, including the game’s scrappy female Elena, those early E3 versions of Nathan and a few others I won’t spoil here.
Summary: Classic adventure tale, combining beautifully rendered landscapes with pirates and treasure. Be whisked away to an undiscovered island where puzzle solving, fluid platforming, and loaded guns are used to unearth an ancient mystery. If you are looking for a solid title, Naughty Dog's Uncharted Drakes Fortune is no less than a masterpiece.
Pros: Some of the most beautiful environments and colorful characters yet on the PS3, High quality voice acting and facial animations
Cons: Slight amount of screen tearing, Gun battles could have been more diverse
Excerpt: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is often likened to the gaming equivalent of a Hollywood action movie. The story has a slightly epic feel to it and sends our main character, Nathan Drake, from one exotic and mysterious location to another, as he raids tombs and ruined buildings in search of a cursed treasure, at each stage being continuously hounded by villains and stumped by various obstacles.
Conclusion: Much like Drawn to Life , Lock’s Quest is a game that looks great on paper. In practice, however, many of these ideas prove to have numerous problems. If the game sells well enough, perhaps we will see a sequel addressing the game’s numerous problems. Lock’s Quest ’s awesome gameplay ideas are balanced out by poor execution, and the final product is a mere shadow of the game’s full potential.