by Oliver Layco
The Uncharted series got its start with this introductory game in the series. It has you shooting and running and climbing as Nathan Drake; a lot of climbing. The game was released in 2007 shortly after the PS3 launched in 2006. There wasn’t much expectation since it was a completely new story. However, when it came down to it, Naughty Dog delivered. The player becomes fully engrossed in the tale of Nathan’s search for El Dorado. With him as his trusty sidekick is an elderly man named Sullie. There is also Elena a news reporter who gets swept up in the adventure. It is entirely possible to just sit down and play it through; that’s how much this game takes you in. Visually it was an accomplishment for being only one year removed from the PS3 launch. The water effects, lighting, and general outdoor scenery were really well done. Gameplay had its moments where the aiming seemed off or you would jump one direction when you meant another. These lapses weren’t enough to turn me away from the game, but it made it frustrating at times. Overall, it’s a really fun adventure gamers get to experience.
9 out of 10 Bigblue Leaps!!