100°
Submitted by ssb3173 1243d ago | review

Eurogamer: Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review

With original developer Naughty Dog sticking to the PS3 for the time being, Drake's latest fate is thrust into the hands of Sony's Bend Studio, and the team best known for the Syphon Filter games proves a fastidious steward, carefully ticking all the right boxes over the game's six-to-eight hour lifespan. There's a reluctant love interest, double crosses, fossils and relics galore, and an ancient city of gold to be found by jumping, shooting and dangling through jungles and ruins across South America. (PS Vita, Uncharted: Golden Abyss) 8/10

dedicatedtogamers  +   1243d ago
The article is basically,

"These graphics are the best ever seen on a handheld"
"controls like a dream because of dual sticks"
"touch controls are innovative and a ton of fun"
"environments are even more interactive than the console Uncharted games"

But...

"the game isn't as cinematic as Uncharted 3, so 8/10"
coolbeans  +   1243d ago
Perhaps we should encourage users to read the context of the review for themselves; not extrapolate our own meanings in order to smear a review over a great score.
Tocqueville   1243d ago | Spam
DonaldBeck  +   1243d ago
8 is the new 4/10.

anyways im getting this day 1 its a 10 for 9/10 reviewers.
TheHomerPimpson  +   1243d ago
"8 is the new 4/10"

This is sad, but true.

Granted most modern day games have very big budgets, and we are seeing more and more AAA titles released every year, which may account for the "replacement" of the "1-10" grading system to the dreaded "8-10". It does seem like a shame considering a "B" should be considered a good score for anything, but when there's one "F" for every five "A"s...a "B" doesn't seem so hot.

I'm really not sure where to fall on the topic honestly...are there really many "4 out of 10" games released these days? Should game journalists always take the game's development budget, time of development, size of development team, and tons of other factors that games don't necessarily REQUIRE to be a good/original game into account when reviewing a game?

It does seem that something it askew with the way games are graded these days..think most can agree with that.
ABizzel1  +   1243d ago
That's why they need to change reviews.

Buy
Rent
Niche
Pass
Way was this made
KillNr3load14  +   1243d ago
If you ever herd of spill.com i like their rating system.

Better Than Sex!
Full Price!!
Rental
Some Old Bullshit!
Fuck You!
TheDivine  +   1243d ago
Sounds awesome but 6-8 hours? 3 was too short at about 7 hours but it had co-op and mp to make up for a short game. I might wait on this, i hate paying full price for a game i beat in a day or 2 but on the other hand it looks awesome i might not be able to resist. Wish there was an epic rpg coming out day 1, that or a new mgs for it. Those were my bread and butter on psp.

Why didnt they add mp in this? Even 3vs3 would be fun on a handheld and they could easily add a little survival mode for local and online. Id preorder it right now seing how much fun un3's mp is.
KonaBro  +   1243d ago
Wait what?
Are you seriously slamming a portable version of Uncharted for being 6-8 hours from their playthrough? A portable version?
Derek-Flint   1243d ago | Spam
Eiffel  +   1243d ago
An 8/10 and people are bawww'ing over it, cry moar.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1243d ago
OH NOEZ A GAME I LIKE GOT A GOOD SCORE. I'M GONNA CRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT DIDNT GET PERFECT SCORE.

Really now this generation is corrupt in the head. If this was a movie review site, an 8/10 would be a rave review.
Urrakia34  +   1242d ago
Dude honestly STFU. Uncharted games are the very best this generation has to offer and so anything less than a 9 is quite frankly a slap in the face.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1242d ago
I SEE WUT U DID THAR
DigitalAnalog  +   1243d ago
Not enough criticism.
I believe the review was actually kind of lenient. For a system that sports new "control" schemes back/front panels yet only used them as an afterthought should have more points docked off. (Take for instance Wii games would only utilize motion controls for Wii sports but then goes back to the traditional d-pad format for other games) This is where Nintendo DIFFERS: The NDS has a lot of fantastic uses with the touch-screen (while smartphones obviously capitilizes on that alone)

I say this because why introduce a control scheme that is only "optional" when it's directly implemented into the game? I don't want a simple port of game, and I'm beginning to see why the 3DS/NDS have their successes. Their "unique" control/3D features become less gimmicky and into the realms of enhancing gameplay that only exists because of that proprietary technology embedded in them.

To me, more reviews should be more CRITICAL with the games VITA produces ONLY if the front/back panel is improperly utilized. If SONY's intention was to bring games that can obviously be ported back to the PS3 with higher definitions then this is really the only point where I would refuse to buy a VITA.

In closing, I want the games that can ONLY and ONLY be played on the VITA. Gravity Daze and Escape plan seem to get the message. SONY could've used Uncharted to sport the various intricacies of the back touch panel to enhance gameplay - instead we have a direct result of "in-paper" mechanics that can be thought out of by a 6 year old.

No doubt I agree with the franchise's traditional roots on cinematic values and stories which define it's games justifies good points of the review but to dismiss the poorly implemented features will only inspire devs to look in that direction.

On a side note: If people are apathetic to such issues then it's obvious the VITA should've eliminated the touch features to lower costs but would be susceptible to cannibalism by it's higher contemporaries such as the 360/PS3 because it makes NO DISTINCTION other than a device that gives portable experiences of the home console.
#8 (Edited 1243d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
MasterCornholio  +   1243d ago
Great score and

DUAL STICKS FOR THE WIN

Yep they do rock and all handhelds should come with them. Many PSP games were horrid due to the lack of a second stick.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC is Both Good News and an Opportunity

18m ago - Kat is intrigued by the news that Batgirl will be playable in Arkham Knight for a variety of reas... | PC
20°

This Metal Gear REX by Mega House comes with an adorable Liquid and Solid Snake

18m ago - Mega House Corporation, a 'Strategic Business Unit' of Namco Bandai Holdings, is producing an act... | Culture
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
10°

‘Dino Empire’ News From The Realm Of The Dinosaurs

28m ago - Numerous updates from the world of Dino Empire (formerly Dino On Fire) you're going to want to hear! | iPhone
30°

Aging Gamer: Binge Gaming

28m ago - The Aging Gamer looks back fifteen years and wonders why there is no more binge gaming in life. | Culture
20°

REACT Alumni Scheme

29m ago - Eight creative Collaborations have been awarded acceleration funding from REACT, an AHRC funded k... | Tech