I used some reward points to pick up two new games: Killzone 2 and Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune arrived today in the mail, and I started playing it late this evening. This game is awesome! This platform game is in the same vein as the Tomb Raider series, but I like it so much more. Yes, it is a lot like Tomb Raider, but it feels like I’m also watching (and participating) in an Indiana Jones movie. The gameplay intermixes with cutscenes wonderfully, and there’s just enough tips and hints at these early stages to help me find my way. Controls are pretty intuitive too.
The premise of the game is you play Explorer Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, who begins a search for an ancient relic that is linked to his ancestor. With the help of some sidekicks, you-as-Nathan traverse jungles, waterfalls, caves, and ruins while avoiding scummy modern-day pirates. I’m having a kick-ass time, and it’s only been 90 mins. That’s usually the sign of a good game.
This game came out in 2007, and there’s already a sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, coming out in Fall 2009. Why didn’t I get a PS3 years ago?
See the trailer below. This is actual gameplay. I know, I know, I bet all you console guys and gals have been doing this for years. I’m catching up to all the fun now. Kanishk, you were so right.
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