Naughty Dog: We Need A New Word For "Platformer"

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?

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gamesblow3718d ago

Uncharted is not a platformer by anymeans. It's a kickass game, but not a platformer. It's like a Bard. It's a jack of all.


It nails Survival horror down cold, for those who don't know by the way. Resident Evil what? Is what you'll be saying to yourself... That's for damn sure.

stevenhiggster3718d ago

what it is, cause whatever it is, it's freakin awesome!

AtlREMF3113718d ago

I'm only halfway through and I 've already clocked over 8 hrs. I'm trying to find every treasure there is.

unrealgamer583718d ago

i think its genre is awesome

unrealgamer583718d ago

i think its genre is awesome

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