Submitted by ktchong 2791d ago | review

Mass Effect (9.5/10) and Uncharted (9/10) - Herald & Review

Herald & Review columnist Aimee Green reviews Mass Effect and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune in her Monday (Dec. 10) column:

"Whether you have an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation, there is a good system-exclusive game out there for you. For 360 owners, there's Mass Effect, an action role-playing game from the creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Meanwhile, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune offers PlayStation 3 owners a fantastic combination of third-person shooting and platform puzzle solving."

Green on Mass Effect: "Mass Effect is one of the most in-depth games I've played. A lot of work was put into the little details, and it really shows. While people who only like to run-and-gun might find its pace a bit slow, most players quickly will find themselves absorbed."

On Uncharted: "The characters are all so endearing that you really care if something happens to them. The only downside to Uncharted is it's a bit short, maybe eight to 10 hours total. But a system of rewards will keep players coming back."

Game Ratings:
• Mass Effect: 9.5/10
• Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: 9/10

[ Scores based on an evaluation of gameplay (4 points), visuals (2), sound (2) and replayability/value (2). ] (Mass Effect, PS3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Xbox 360)
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ktchong  +   2791d ago
This reviewer has played both games.
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Zhuk  +   2791d ago
Mass Effect is another classic RPG from famed developers Bioware, Uncharted is another forgettable PS3 exclusive.

I know which title history will remember
PirateThom  +   2791d ago
Uncharted another game from famed developers Naughty Dog....
Baba1906  +   2790d ago
you never get tired do you ? hihihih.zhuk, i hope you never get the joy of playing uncharted. it would make you realize how stupid your comments are.
JokesOnYou  +   2791d ago
two totally different type/genre games
Well nothing against Uncharted my roomate actually brought it instead of renting it like he does with most ps3 games, its a cool game, great graphics, but imo not much lasting appeal/replay value, but hey its a good game so thats good for ps3 owners. These are two totally different genre/type games so the score is not suppose to be a comparison but even in the rpg category ME is just a breath of fresh air, it looks great, the hybrid rpg/shooter mix is fun to play and the story is so dynamic it really draws you in with anticipation about what the charachters will do next, the dialogue system with the voice acting is definitely unmatched, IF not for the texture loading at begining of levels and after cutscences, which is the only glitch I've seen in the whole game then I have no doubt this game would have been a easy landslide choice for GOTY, damm you Bioware for being so close to perfect in my eyes, damm you, but hey it is what it is and I'd take ME over alot of other games that run perfect and still turn out mediocore. I just finished creating my character for the my second playthrough, ha ha I'm gonna try some new "things", so this time around I'm a chick, yeah you guys know whats up, lmfao @ the haters=

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Lord Cheese  +   2790d ago
Whats the point in replaying ME?
Not sure what i'm missing, but am i the only person in the world who doesnt really see the point of playing through ME more than once? I mean, you've seen the story (as brilliant as it is) and the only thing that would really change is the nature of the combat (if you switch class) and some of the interpersonal bits (if you change the sex of your char). Not criticising the game at all, but i just dont get the point unless you're achievement hunting - but then why not use the same char again.....
ShiftyLookingCow  +   2790d ago
well I played as an adept, so I had no access to shotguns or assault rifles. So I am playing now with soldier class(its much more than slightly changed). And also it a lot of fun to play with my level 50 Adept again(with a higher difficulty level anyway).
PS360WII  +   2790d ago
replay is very nice in Mass Effect. I'm on my 3rd run now. First time I was a nice/bad guy and adept. Second time I was a tech/soldier who was a noble icon. Third I'm a soldier with a big old chip on my shoulder.
PirateThom  +   2790d ago
I don't think it was comparing the games, I think the two reviews just came from the same source and, rather than post them separately, just lumped them together.
rootEXT  +   2790d ago
I have both games and they are both instant classic! Now bring the sequel UNCHARTED pleeeeeeeeeeeease
achira  +   2790d ago
uncharted is the best game this year. period.
ktchong  +   2790d ago
Apparently a lot of people disagree with you
Because BioShock just won the most recognizable Game of the Year on Friday night.
Myth  +   2790d ago
@ The Round Peg
Mass Effect > Bioshock
Uncharted > Bioshock
Heavenly Sword > Bioshock
COD4 single player < Bioshock
Lair < Bioshock
Assassins Creed < Bioshock (thats a tuff one)

Bioshock is not the best game of the year in my opinion folks. And yes I've played the game. In it's 4:3 frame, but I'll probably re-play it now that they have 16:9 patch out, and in true widescreen.
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JokesOnYou  +   2790d ago
great you have an opinion
the thing is judging from what I've seen most opinions in the press and among gamers dissagree with you, and we won't even talk about games sales, ha ha I never seen so many "supposedly" great games with such piss poor sales, but hey thats OK, its like voting everybody gets 1, you just happen to be on the wrong side of the favorites=

SabreMan  +   2790d ago
two great reviews for two great games !!

i haven't played Mass Effect but all the positive press/reviews/opinion can't all be wrong but i do own Unchartered so know how good it is.
Two instant classics so irrespective of platform you own we all should be happy as now is just about the best time ever to be a gamer.

I will say one thing regarding both titles, we all know by now how good both games are so is it necessary to still get reviews of both games posted every day
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felidae  +   2790d ago
Mass Effect: 7/10

Uncharted: 10/10
fe10  +   2790d ago
360 has a lot of good games. Most of then AAA

and you don't have to wait, they're already released.

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