What is a "platformer"? Or what isn't a "platformer"?
That's the question that came up in MTV Multiplayer's interview last week with Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig, the Game Director of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, which is in stores tomorrow. According to her, Uncharted is not a platformer.
The third-person action-adventure game is similar to Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia. While there's plenty of shooting/fighting sequences and some puzzle-solving, Uncharted is still essentially a platformer at its core: The player navigates Nathan Drake as he scales ledges and jumps to and from suspended platforms. So if it's not a platformer, what is it?