Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Impressions

Via Ripten:

"The idea of an "every man" action hero who hasn't yet realized what he's capable of isn't exactly a new concept. In fact, it is one that dates back to biblical references of David and Goliath.

The concept is simple - people empathize more with characters they can relate to, and this train of thought is the very foundation for Naughty Dog's wildly anticipated November 19th release of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."

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BigE3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )


But i mean seriously.. the previewer says things such as :

Early on, you’ll receive tips that teach you how to pull off some serious Solid Snake “Close Quarters Combat” moves. In addition, your accuracy with weapons is nearly perfect, something I’m pretty sure the average Joe sitting in a Starbucks isn’t capable of doing.

Umm.. ok dude like wtf is wrong with u? IMHO the accuracy depends on the player not the character... either this dude was really good at aiming... or the game was just so good he had to say something negative about it.
Either way this is a must buy for me and is good news for all PS3 Owners... and a great oppurtunity for non owners to purchase one and experience what the PS3 has to offer with this game

Nostradavis3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )

anyone else notice that you can not crouch in the game? This makes shooting from behind an obstacle and popping out fairly predictable. You are always going to be popping out high and on your feet. It would have been nice to be able to crouch....

Oh, and just for the heck of it...when you are high above your enemies in the game fire a bullet into the air and listen as they shoot aimlessly without even so much as a visual of where you are at for 5 minutes straight. They will probably do this longer then five minutes, but after 5 minutes I got bored of listening to the constant fireworks.

Essentially, you could get them to empty every bullet they have by firing one bullet into the air. Don't believe me? Try it.

wangdiddy823993d ago

sony doesnt hype the games up.. Its the dumba$$ websites like this that hype games up these days. He proves it by saying ill be the first in line to pick up uncharted.. Thats hyping right there.. And heavenly sword was a great game.. I dont know anout liar, i havent played it yet.. But i remember a lot of websites saying this game was awesome before it came out...

Nostradavis3993d ago

Companies generate hype through marketing. Have you ever read a press release before, if so you would realize how wrong your statement is.

And you only selected the part of the writers statement that helped make your case. The full graph reads...

"Based on everything I’ve seen so far, Uncharted has every chance of becoming an amazing triple-A title this holiday season. That said, one can not forget that Sony has had a track record of over-hyping some of its games (see Lair and Heavenly Sword), but even that won’t stop me from being first in line to pick this game up."

He states that while there may be reason for concern, it is not enough to make him not want to buy the game. That is different from "everyone rush out and buy this game now".

Bathyj3993d ago

I agree with wangdiddy82. Companies dont really hype their games up that much any more (unless its Halo).

Its websites and rabid fanboys that do all that, and then have the nerve to be disappointed if its not perfect, saying it was over hyped. Lair is an example of that. I dont remember seeing any tv ads, or billboards for Lair. Sure a few interviews by websites and gameshow appearances and thats it. And then people complained it was just Rouge Squadron with Dragons, Geese sorry for trying something new.

Nostradavis3993d ago


If you don't think companies hype up games, then what do you think their PR departments are for?

When a writer says a game is hyped, he doesn't mean they have commercials on TV and the radio. There are two ways to hype things. A) hype it to the general public via TV, print, etc..and B) hype it to the press. What I believe he meant is that it was hyped to the press via press releases written by the PR firms etc.


Bathyj3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )

Of course they hype them or advertise to a certain extent but not nearly as much as we all make out. We hype them ourselves more then they do talking and arguing back and forth everyday. We blown it all out of proportion snd then wonder why nothing reaches our lofty goals. Most the stuff we read aren't press releases, they are interviews or previews. I just think the games media and the fans themselves are more guilty of overhyping games than most games makers.

Nostradavis3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )


I understand what you are saying. Personally I don't like to bash developers regardless of how the game ends up because they bust thier butts to try and deliver the best game they can. It is lack of funds and or lack of access to top tier talent that usually does most shops in. Competition is still in this industry.

That extends to the media covering the games as well. I think Josh at Ripten did his best to give his honest opinion by walking the fine line that is previewing a game.

Below are some quotes by Sony execs talking about them marking the game...

"We’ve given Drake’s a similar marketing budget to Resistance: Fall of Man," explained product manager Phil Lynch.

"Our online campaign is one of the most ambitious and engaging I’ve ever been involved with,” added Lynch. “The creative will be hosted on some of the UK’s biggest and best gaming and entertainment sites."

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Goldsack3993d ago

also the leaf shadows which shine :-) over Drakes Body...very very nice!!

360sucks3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )

hey Heavenly Sword was great
lair is so over look
its some thing different
but anyway review said
running water tend to look a bit plastic-like
but it’s disappointing nonetheless
are you kidding me hes talking about
running water tend
talking about needle in a hay sack
please this is the best looking water
in game history

Nostradavis3993d ago (Edited 3993d ago )

what language are you speaking in?

maybe all that funky line breaking you are doing made you forget the rest of what he said...

"there are a few places where cliff faces or running water tend to look a bit plastic-like. This isn’t a deal-breaker, but it’s disappointing nonetheless."

You conveniently left out the part where he said that it wasn't a deal breaker.

Lionsguard3993d ago

The preview wasn't that bad, So what if Nathan Drake isn't exactly your "Every-man" Hero. Your average joe sitting at the Starbucks isn't going to want to search for buried treasure while getting hunted down by hundreds of AK-47 wielding maniacs. Of course Drake is going to be a bit more than your average joe-blow. But really who gives a damn? Oh and too good on the aiming? Why not just play it on hard? You're going to want perfect aim because your average joe isn't going to muscle through 3-4 clips of AK-47 rounds to the chest.

Nostradavis3993d ago

No it wasn't, i agree. He gave his thoughts and ultimately said that he believes it is going to be a great game. What more can you ask for?

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