Uncharted 1 – Remastered Review
For Christmas I treated my Mrs to the Uncharted game collection. This was a game she really liked as she saw it on the PS3, so when this came out around Christmas 2015 I thought I would get her this for Christmas. I’m currently working my way through the 3 games before Uncharted 4 comes out on the PS4. This is my experience of the first Uncharted game.
I remember playing the demo of the first Uncharted game back when it was first released. For some reason or another at the time I didn’t play it any further nor was I gripped enough to go out and buy. I think it was primarily because I was a 360 fan and this was around the time of Gears of War – that had my attention. So when I got the chance to play this I thought I’d give it a go.
Story: One thing I do like about Naughty Dog’s games is that they’re probably one of the best studios in the gaming business who know how to tell a good story. With good narration they do a great job of getting decent voice actors and also pay particular details to the animation of their characters to portray a convincing scene in which it gets the end player gripped. Th game starts off with you finding a tomb which from the sea-bed to which you and your partner have just opened to find Sir Francis Drake’s diary. At this moment pirates attack your boat (most likely they’re after your newly discovered treasure). Once they are out of the way you set off for an adventure on this unknown island to find out what happened to Sir Francis Drake and to complete his legacy of discovering El Derado.
Gameplay: The game plays like a typical game you would expect from around 2007, the control mechanics do feel like they have been left in time. This can be a bit annoying as it definitely isn’t as slick as Gears of War when you’re trying to get into cover and out of it. It is one thing I noticed with Naughty Dog games that this is also a challenge as well as the aiming system. This can make it annoying when you’re trying to get head-shots on your targets. With the cover system it’s quite common to get stuck on the object you’re trying to get out of cover from or vice-versa. This meant I ended up getting killed a couple of times due to the programming not being as what you would expect.
The story which drives towards the end of the game keeps you involved, you even get to find out to the predecessors who went searching for El Dorado after Sir Francis Drake. Their is a surprising story here so won’t spoil this for you if you’re going to play it.