Uncharted: Golden Abyss review

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  • alexandre-bret - February 19, 2012 5:12 a.m.

    Never liked Uncharted all that much, the graphics were awesome but there were issues that annoyed. Would never get this but the graphics look amazing
  • ItBurnsWhenIWii - February 17, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    I disagree. This game was a seven at best. It was over all really forgettable, and it does not deserve the same score Twisted Metal got.
  • R-ape - February 17, 2012 3:38 a.m.

    Would've been funny if you guys had said "be prepared to poke, tap, and rub Drake a lot."
  • brickman409 - February 16, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    lol there was a resident evil 3DS ad before the video
  • talleyXIV - February 15, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    That is pretty cool to see a game compared to all three of the games from the series. Anyway, no I am not getting a Vita.
  • gilgamesh310 - February 13, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    @christain-shaffer, the games don't even have a good story though. They just present it in a very cinematic fashion that draws people in. All the stories really just involve, is you following a trail of macGuffins in search of treasure, while killing 100s of baddies along the way. Games like Silent Hill tell very good, deep stories and do it mostly through the medium itself. Silent Hill tells most of it's story visually for example. Half Life 2, even though it doesn't have a particularly good story, tells it through the gameplay and doesn't mimic the conventions of cinema like Uncharted does. It's not something that anyone should be championing for the medium.
  • Tranquilbez34 - February 13, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Still not stopping me from buying it!
  • Triscuitable - February 13, 2012 7:22 p.m.

    An 8 makes you doubt if a game is worth buying?
  • gilgamesh310 - February 13, 2012 11 a.m.

    I think gameplay is actually starting to take a real backseat in modern gaming. All everyone seems to talk about these days are story and graphics. Ive seen a range of shooters critisised in most reviews because the stories aren't up to standard, even though they might have very solid shooting mechanics. It's just stupid! Still Demon's Souls and Dark Souls do show that not every developer runs gameplay into the ground to make way for other, far less important attributes.
  • ChaosEternal - February 13, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    I wouldn't say storytelling is far less important. While it is less important, as I wouldn't slog through terrible gameplay for a good story, it still is pretty important to me. A good story is pretty important to me depending on the game type. For some games, it can be just as important to me as the gameplay.
  • ChaosEternal - February 13, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    Whoops, restated myself there. Probably should have proofread that. >_>
  • The_King_of_Nothing - February 13, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    Which sucks. Gameplay has always been the most important factor in my liking or hating a game. Followed closely by story. Without those, I cannot get into a game no matter how pretty it looks.
  • Corsair89 - February 13, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    Actually, the whole cinematic feel of the Uncharted series is the biggest reason I got sick of it. To hear that there is an Uncharted game without that cinematic Hollywood wannabe bullshit and it actually treats itself like a game is nothing but good news to me.
  • gilgamesh310 - February 13, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    The fact that the cinematic 'camera'is supposedly the best thing about the Uncharted games, really speaks a lot about how mediocre all the games must be beneath all the polish. Games aren't meant to be about 'watching a movie'. The gameplay is supposed to be the main reason why people play them. Everything else is just secondary and tertiary. When playing a game of choice, you wouldn't complain that the game is poor because you don't like the shape or colour of the pieces!
  • christian-shaffer - February 13, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    I do think that gameplay is one of the most important aspects of video games. However, I am just as likely to buy a game for the story even if the gameplay isn't at it's best. It's all a matter of opinion, but one person cannot say what a game is meant to be about. It's different for everyone. One of the main reasons I bought the Uncharted games in particular was because of the story, not the gameplay. I am not saying gameplay is not important, but it is not the only reason to buy a game.
  • majormoses117 - February 13, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Firstly, how is an 8 mediocre? Second, you must not have played an Uncharted game before. Yes, it's fun to watch the cinematics and essentially let the game-world play out without you in it, but Uncharted is so much more than that. It's the culmination of great graphics, fun, fluid gameplay and an engaging, immersive story that make Uncharted games feel like a movie. They aren't perfect, but they're damn close. I bet that the game would have been given a lesser score if it were missing a coherent story or fun gameplay than just the cinematics.
  • Burdmayn - February 13, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    To even make a comment like that proves that you've never played a game in the Uncharted series. Calling things mediocre without experiencing them yourself is the disease that plagues most of the internet. Congrats on falling victim.
  • festerblatz82 - February 20, 2012 6:15 a.m.

    How about trying the games before making an uninformed assumption?
  • rainn'sgaydar - February 13, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    I wish it was better (and maybe it will be for me), but at least it's not a bomb. Definitely looking forward to this!
  • AquaPimp82 - February 13, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    This is the only launch game I'm picking up. Nothing else is really tickling my fancy.

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Release date: Feb 14 2012 - PS Vita (US)
Available Platforms: PS Vita
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developed by: Naughty Dog, SCEA Bend Studio
Franchise: Uncharted
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes