Jason Hill looks at a new game that offers Boy's Own adventures for older gamers.
As the creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, Californian developer Naughty Dog has a peerless reputation for high-quality, entertaining games. But the studio is heading into uncharted territory for its PlayStation 3 debut.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune has the hallmarks of a studio forging a new path after the departure of Naughty Dog's high-profile co-founders Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin.
An important departure from the company's cartoon-oriented past, Uncharted recognizes that the average PlayStation fan is now a lot older than when Crash was king.
The game is aimed at a more mature audience, has realistic characters and scenarios, a deep story and plenty of gun play.