Friday, November 16, 2007

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune First Impressions

Every once in a while a game comes out that make me forget to eat my lunch. To make me forget to check my email, a game that makes time fly by so fast that other obligations are almost forgotten.

Today, that game is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on the PS3. Hands down this is the game of the year for the PS3. I have not had this much fun playing a game in such a long time.

The story is entertaining. I actually like the main characters. Eleana and Nathan have a great chemistry, and the interactions with each other are funny. There are times when I LOL'd.

Its like someone took the best parts of Tomb Raider, and added Gears of War and a dash of Lester the Unlikely (a quarter for anyone who remembers that game with out the use of wikipedia)(Quarter void in Rhode Island and all of the planet Earth). When a gun shot misses your head, you flinch. We you jump your arms flail. When a grende lands at your feet, he makes a comment about how he is alot of trouble.

The graphics are great, I really think they are the best this year. For any game, on any system. Some screen tearing aside, and sometimes textures load in slowly. But the jungle is lush and atmopsheric.

Plus this is the first ps3 game to use the medal system for PS3 Home. Basically achievements. 1000 points for doing things in game that unlock extras in game. Finding treasures, to killing people with weapons.

If you have a PS3 and liked the demo (Enemies die faster than in the demo thank goodness) pick this game up, or at least rent it. Naughty Dog has a great game on hands


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