November 29th, 2011


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Or, how I died a lot and didn’t get an explanation.

I’d heard a lot about this game, and the series it has spawned, but never more than see a few screen shots until some generous roommate plopped it down in front of the Ice Box’s entertainment center.

Were some of the cinematic set pieces pretty awesome? Yes. Did they do their archeological homework and then adapt it to their story? Yes. Is it fun to shoot people with a Desert Eagle? Yes. Would I buy it or its sequels? Absolutely not. 

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But now I can’t help but notice the irony that I spent roughly 4 hours writing and revising a post about an 8-10 hour game. I’ll make the weak excuse that I forgot my bag at home today, and so I can’t do anything really productive, even if I had wanted to. Even so, that’s ridiculous.

So, bottom line: for all of its pretty scenery, Uncharted winds up as Jack of several trades, master of none. You can do worse, but you can also do much better. It’s short, so if you’re interested in playing it, rent or borrow it. 
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