Thursday, August 04, 2011

Bargain Bin: Uncharted Drake's Fortune Ps3 2007


A combination of 3D platforming and third-person shooter, developed by Naughty Dog.
Released November 16th 2007, North America

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.  
Scoring 88% from both users and critics on Metacritic.com

Game Trivia:  
Game designer Tim Schafer,  the creator of early Lucas Arts adventure games such as The Secret of Monkey Island,  lauded the game, saying he "liked it a lot"..... ?
In July 2011 it was reported that Neil Burger, director of Limitless would direct a film adaption.

Reviews Summary:
Combining key elements that every gamer holds dear in a game that looks and feels like a blockbuster film.
Some slightly uneven gameplay, a fairly standard adventure game at its core
Attention to detail, mind-blowing visuals, fantastic combat, immense climbing puzzles and a brilliant storyline
Gameplay comes up short, turning key moments in its 8-to-10-hour run time into frustrating, repetitive slogs
The only set back?  the game length
It's involving in it's narrative, a triumph of pacing, and simply a pleasure to play

Uncharted series wiki
Uncharted Walkthrough
Uncharted 2 Amongst Thieves
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception

9 comments:

gnome said...

A yes, see what you've been missing?

The Elderly said...

...indeed!! not alone do I have to get used to a an brand new blogging universe, but I've so much catching up to do....

if only i hadn't gone your cellar for a bottle...... sigh!...

gnome said...

Yes, yes, well the part is the past...

(cyclical as it might be)

The Elderly said...

(inhales deeply....)

Your right Gnome :) a fresh perspective is needed.... I wonder if it's still there...

(heads to corner of blog room, taps floor tiles with his foot...lifts up loose tile and draw out a mysterious looking bottle of clear liquid...)

:) Aha! some things will never change, 4year old poitin!! for my friend...

?...they haven't changed the rules about blogging and drinking have they?

gnome said...

Absolutely not Elder Sir!

The Elderly said...

:) Perfect! well nothing for it but..

Party!!! :)

(phones stripper line....)

....got this number from twitter, amazing service...

(puts phone on loudspeaker...a faint rustle of clothing can be heard through speakers..)

Just listen to that.... 8)

gnome said...

(elegantly drools)

Blogger Narrator said...

(throws down micriphone)

okay this is completely outside my jobspec, no way am I going to stand here and watch these two drooling....

(...Door slams....)

The Elderly said...

?