series is known for often feeling like a playable action movie, and in our
recent time at Sony's offices, we saw how Uncharted 3 goes even further in melding gameplay with cinematic flair. We started with a hands-off demo of a
never-before-seen area that's tentatively called the desert village, which
Nathan Drake stumbles into on the verge of death...
With two massive PlayStation franchises already under its belt in the shape of Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, it's surprising that developer Naughty Dog's debut PS3 project isn't more visible on the gaming radar. But apart from a couple of brief - albeit incredibly impressive - appearances, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune still remains something of an enigma.
So what do we know about Uncharted? Well, it's a third-person action adventure set primarily against a lush, jungle island backdrop and
Imagine Lara Croft as a perpetually frightened-looking man running scared through the same islands on which Far Cry is set, and you'll have a rough idea of what Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is all about. A slick-looking adventure from the minds behind Jak & Daxter, Uncharted promises to hurl players into blistering firefights through lush jungles, tempered with plenty of climbing and jumping through vine-covered ruins in between. And it looks absolutely amazing.
Heavily influenced by 1930s pulp
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune first appeared last year as a stunning nameless demo, but lacked any real direction. However, during the last year or so it has gained shape, a name and a reputation as one of the most promising PS3 exclusives to date.
Developed by Jak & Daxter creators Naughty Dog, Drake's Fortune is a broad adventure that attempts to wrestle the responsibility for searching for lost treasure in exotic places away from Lara Croft and the fairer sex. The man in question is
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While some games take forever to reveal their secrets, Uncharted is happy to give us a guided tour of its own mysterious island, complete with thick jungle, hostile inhabitants, strange monuments and skeletons of previous visitors. All that's missing is a polar bear, though we wouldn't rule out seeing one of those at some point either. That's not to say the game is short on mystery - it's storyline packs loads of intrigue, while simultaneously serving up a muscular, fast-paced
The most impressive PSP titles have always been those spun from first-party, console-spawned franchises. Ratchet and Clank, God of War, Resistance, and Motorstorm entries have all set Sony's handheld firing on all cylinders. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, a prequel to the PS3’s original Nathan Drake-starring adventure, seems to be continuing this trend as the PS Vita‘s early killer-app contender. Developed by Resistance: Retribution’s Sony Bend team, Drake’s jump to the next-gen portable platform seems to be retaining the series’ highly-produced, cinematic presentation, while complementing it with integration of the hardware's more notable and unique features...
The PlayStation Vita hopes to change the way we play some of the most recognizable Sony franchises with touch screen functionality and motion control. Now Uncharted: Golden Abyss has updated its shooting mechanics to take advantage of the system’s gyroscopic sensors…
We've finally had a chance to sit down with Uncharted: Golden Abyss for a
few hours and get into the story of Sony Bend's take on Naughty Dog's hit
franchise. How is it? Well, check out the video above to find out…
Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Sony Bend's take on Naughty Dog's massive license, is likely the most important game launching with the PS Vita, so we obvious grabbed it the second we had a chance. Now, we've taken the full version for a spin, and have, so far, really like what we've seen...
You start off in a white room. Everything is white until you toss a black glob of paint at the wall, which splatters - giving shape. Then, and only then, does the world begin to form around you. This is The Unfinished Swan, an indie game that has us absolutely impressed...