Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Game Review: Uncharted--Drake's Fortune

I almost posted this on Vague Notions until I remembered that I had a gaming blog. :)

This was my first game purchase for the PS3 (I had seen it bundled with the PS3 at a different Best Buy the week before I bought mine, but of course there wasn't one when I was ready to make my purchase).  Long story short: this game is every bit as good as people had said it was.  It got rave reviews when it was released and is still considered by many to be one of the very best titles available on the console.  I concur.  I am so in love with this game, and I can't wait to play Uncharted 2, which by all reports is even better (I have seen the graphics on Uncharted 2 and they're amazing). 

Playing this game is like watching a really fantastic adventure movie.  It is addictive in all of it's pulpy goodness.  The really amazing thing is that, for the first time that I can remember, I'm actually looking forward to cutscenes.  I've always found them annoying in the past, but in this game I can't wait to hear the dialog and see how the story is going to advance.  In fact, not only am I looking forward to cutscenes, I'm upset that there aren't more of them!