12/03/2007 - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review
A review that might actually get on the gamerankings and meta sites.. What a joke! 26 scores now out on these sites. Odd, don't you think?
I like these video reviews. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and Uncharted is really a game you just have to play to believe. I'm so glad I bought a copy.
adam his hilairious, that thing about the 80 gig ps3 had me rolling and he makes the claim not TR rip clear as it's Better than every Tr game released and is mature and not another run of the mil run and gun. part prince of persia, part gears of war, all fun and beauty. what else do you want from a game. completely stunning if you ask me
This game was the main reason i bought a PS3...i love loading teh game up...sounds like national treasure.
nates theme is my favorite song of the ost. it has over 150 listens on itunes for me..
I finished this game today and it took me only 6 and a half hours on normal difficulty!! i can even give you the save file, that will show the time. Even if i am leaning towards PS3, it just felt unpolished, the difficulty was somekind crazy and frustrating, yeah the AI was great, but maybe too great so i needed to waste many bullets on enemies, and on the other hand enemies accuracy was like 95% chance to hit you so i couldn't even run out of cover. The graphics were great, also the cutscenes but the game was too linear. my score 8/10.
Edit: rofldings i wrote in the comment, that it was on normal difficulty/mode.
seeing 3 disagrees already, and i gave a warning for the fanboys not to read my comment :D you guys must have a special script for that disagree button :p
What mode did you play it on?
Dude I seriously doubt you played the game 6.5 hrs on normal..??
ok so how many treasures did youcolect..15/60..???
my first play through on normal was 12hrs and a few minutues..collected 48/60 treasures...
i played it on hard the first time through and finished it in 10.5 hrs. of course i got 45 of the 60 treasures so I was actually looking for them. Did you just run through it? BTW I am a fanboy of Uncharted... sorry but i loved it. It was a little linear but its definitely better than an 8.
What made you think it was unpolished? I think the aiming system worked very well. You couldnt just hit the body and expect them to fall... you had to hit the chest. Hit the legs and it could take 5 shots, chest 3, head 1. It may not be absolutely real, but you know 2 hrs into the game where you need to hit them in order for them to fall quicker. If you cant hit them there its definitely user error. I counted 24 headshots in a row when i was playing it on Crushing, so dont tell me the aiming system isnt tight enough.
But anywho... everyone has their opinion and we may disagree, but i respect yours so heres a bubble.
i found 33 treasures, and yes i have finished it in 6 hours. i am a hardcore player, so saying something like AI was difficult because i couldn't aim is out of place here... I can upload the save file really, so you see i am not lying. This stands on my save file:
-Played for 6 hours 29 minutes
-Collected 33 Treasures
-Earned 450 Medal Points
Not saying I dont believe you allaroundgamer, but if your a hardcore gamer like you say, why play a game on normal?
I play every game I get on hardest difficulty from the get go, because I dont like replaying it through again to get bonus content and I want to get every bit of intensity out of the game as I can. Granted I haven't played through Uncharted on hard I was playing on a friends PS3 and he was on the easy difficulty and breezing threw the game seemed inevitable...
i'm probably on like 11 or so hours right now, and i'm only on chapter 17 or something. its not that i'm bad, cause i'm not, but sometimes i just walk instead of run to look at things cause its so pretty...
it's a tradition, that i always start on normal and than play it again on the harder difficulty :) and i am glad i did here too, cause on the harder difficulty i would probably smash my gamepad :D
Bonsai1214 yeah i did that too, like standing on the mountains over the U-boot and enjoying the wonderful view. It's not like i wanted to finish the game the fastest way, why should i do that for christ's sake? Well i did that when playing Halo3, because the game gave me headaches (colors + boringness) and i wanted to see the ending...
Sorry man but someone that calls Uncharted "unpolished" never played through it. I'm on the second run (Crushing mode), my first run was about 11hrs in hard. Didn't rush through, didn't skip any cut scenes and enjoyed every bit of those amazing graphics, the perfect water and the unbelievable full screen Sun glare. It was 10 hours of pure enjoyment.
The is my favorite game on the PS3, hands down.
i dont see why people think its hard to believe you can beat this game in under 10 hours. mine was 6hrs 40 mins. i still loved it though. currently playing it again on hard. even though i beat it fairly quick, i still think it deserves a 9. greeaaaat game.
It's well known Uncharted isn't very long but once you get through the game you still have other things to do. Did you find everything in the game? Some games are really long but most of the game is boring. Is that any better?
Another review complaining about the "difficult" aiming. Look, not all games need a generous auto-aim or aim-assist. Uncharted makes you aim with your skill and reflexes. If it's hard to aim, it's your fault.
Gamers have been cradled by overly generous aim-assist for a long time, and I for one am happy as hell to see a game make you work for your head shots.
But when I shoot a guy in the face and hes still alive...=lame
EDIT: You both are f**king retarded. Its not FUD, I've played the game. Headshot=death, DUH. Someone should tell the guys at naughty dog that. And don't ever compare Uncharted's targeting system to COD and GOW.
the targeting system is miles better than gears or anything else out now with the exception of CoD4.
there have been real life instances where people have been shot in the face and lived, so i would say that is accurate when it might take a few headshots to take them down
That just means you didn't get a headshot. When you hit someone in the head in this game, they go down. People who claim otherwise don't know where they were shooting, plain and simple.
actually, Panzer is right. i got the 100 headshot award, from shooting a guy in the head. "cool!" i thought, until i saw the guy i thought i just killed with a headshot keep shooting at me.
Why brag about how long it took you to complete Uncharted...when you can start from any chapter, which resets your time of course and change the diffculty while playing. Showing a save file doesn't prove anything.
bragging??? i was just shocked that's all, because i thought it would take at least 12 hours...
Come on X-play get ur act together. I mean 4 is a good score dont get me wrong but wen you give Assassin's Creed a perfecrt score ders something wrong. Uncharted wasnt the longest game but id take 10 hours of fun engaging gameplay w/ an awesome story over 15 hrs of repeatative(it can still be fun in small doses)gameplay w/ a decent storyline anyday.
When it takes you a day to do a Mass Effect review and 2 weeks to do an Uncharted review you know something's up.....
I mean honestly a lot of people watch TV and some watch G4. G4 gets the word out. People find out about games this way. When they don't review it early some people might not buy it.
And wait did he just complain that the gun was off and he didn't know why he died? What kind of complaint is that? (BTW I'm awesome with the guns anyways)I'm not saying the game is perfect and 4/5 is justice because Xplay doesn't go by .5's but seriously.
6.5 hours? are u serious you are either lying or you are a super gamer..
if he beat it that fast he's the kinda guy who has no appreciation for a game's story. I'm a fairly seasoned gamer, and even on normal I find myself having my ass handed to me at times in this game. I call bs, either that, or he's just missing the point of what is largely a story driven game.
The review is solid, though. Sessler definitely addressed all the real faults of the game. It's good to see an honest, non-partial review these days.
AS the king of Xbots would say"keven pirerea".I just completed the game on normal it took around 10/11 hours got most of the treasures and half the metals and seriously if sessler play the "Whole" game then its obvious that it deserved a 5/5. This is the best Ps3 game out to date and he gives it a 4 because of his poor aiming? I agree with Hulk and xplo ever since AOTS got redesigned G4 became the Fox news of the video game world. I can't even watch a full ep of AOTS without hearing some kind of PS3 bashing, Keven Pirera admitted that he hated sony and refer to the PS3 as a "failure" and a "pet stone". Im not trying to say sessler is biased but he falls victim to the hype and must sway his true feelings about the game like Mass effect and assassin Creed even when there were swampt with glitches and repetition.
lol difficult aiming? please what the hell. the aiming is soooooo great. thats part of the deal... does he want auto aim to the heads of the enemies? lol at the review.
im so scared of finishing it. hihih. i am at chapter 11 i think.
I was pretty surprised with the 4 out of 5 - especially right after they gave Assassin's Creed a 5. I think Uncharted is at least as good as Assassin's if not better.
it's definitely better than Assassin's Creed, and that's saying a lot.
why are people complaining about the aiming system it's the exact same as the resident evil games stop whining and enjoy the game
why is it when ever they do a review for a ps3 game they always say the game is a godsend for the ps3 and that it warrants the purchase of the ps3.that's bullshit
Why was he jumping for that ladder? I see why he died a lot, you can just stand over the ladder and drop down. Looks like he was trying to rush through the game, he swung once and jumped for the ledge! lol dumbass! Good review other wise.
I don't think I agree with Adam's review. Normally, I enjoy watching X-play, but I think they missed the mark by only giving Uncharted 4 out of 5.
I've seen about 4 lying tards on here who said they beat the game in 6 hours. Please. Everyone I know who's played this game, myself included it's 10 to 12.
took me 12 hours on Hard. 46/50 treasures, a lot of looking around, petting the monkeys, enjoying the beautifulness that Uncharted is.
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