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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.

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dedicatedtogamers1801d 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"

coolbeans1801d 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.

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DonaldBeck1801d ago

8 is the new 4/10.

anyways im getting this day 1 its a 10 for 9/10 reviewers.

TheHomerPimpson1801d 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.

ABizzel11801d ago

That's why they need to change reviews.

Buy
Rent
Niche
Pass
Way was this made

KillNr3load141801d ago

If you ever herd of spill.com i like their rating system.

Better Than Sex!
Full Price!!
Rental
Some Old Bullshit!
Fuck You!

TheDivine1801d 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.

KonaBro1801d ago

Are you seriously slamming a portable version of Uncharted for being 6-8 hours from their playthrough? A portable version?

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