Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

This is a review of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune the remastered version. It’s an action-adventure platformer. The games protagonist is Nathan Drake, who is a treasure hunter following in the footsteps of his supposed ancestor Sir Francis Drake in search for the lost treasure of El Dorado.
The game introduces the characters well and it didn’t take long for me to fall for the cast. The games story setting is also interesting enough, although a bit generic, that I was hooked right from the beginning. And that was also the downfall of Uncharted. I will admit that I have never hated any game as much as I did this one. That is not to say Uncharted is necessarily a bad game. It just hasn’t aged well. While the characters and their dialogue was well made the gameplay doesn’t hold up very well.

Most of the gameplay is a Gears of War style cover-based 3d shooter mixed in with some platforming. I’m not a huge fan of shooters and I wasn’t impressed with this one either. My biggest problem with the game was in fact just how painfully average everything was. The gameplay became so boring it also managed to destroy the story for me, and this is the reason why I hated this game. After a while the shooting felt like I was playing Gears of War horde mode instead of an adventure game. The platforming was also extremely mediocre. I never felt like I could fail the platforming which made it really boring.

Even though I sound negative about the game I can understand why so many people liked it. If you like the cover-based shooting and don’t fall asleep during the platforming then you will probably like this game. If not I recommend skipping this one and trying the sequels. I have only played the beginning of the second one but it seemed to have improved on some of the problems this one had.

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