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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review

I've had a scratched copy for the PS3 which made me very sad cause i thought Uncharted 2 and 3 were very fun games but with the arrival of the Nathan Drake collection for free, i finally was able to play it and it was kinda weak.

First of all, this game feels like a beefed up PS2 game which i quite like to be honest, Nathan moves and feels like he came straight up from Gun for the PS2. However, this game does show it's place in the awkward transition from the previous generation of consoles to the PS3. The shooting is not nearly as satisfying (with some weapons) as other games from the same generation with the enemies often acting indifferent to your shooting, the AI sometimes feel like they're bullet sponges which is weird because they're supposed to be just regular old dudes. There's a certain type of enemy that comes in the late game that is actually fun to shoot at but when they're shot with automatic weapons their animations start to jank a little bit. Though using stuff like revolvers, sniper rifles and shotguns is really fun since the characters ragdoll and often fly across the area. 

The climbing sections in this game can go from completely obvious and basically plays itself to somewhat bullshit but they are consistently the weakest part of the game. The puzzles in this are so easy you don't really have to think to do them. But without a doubt, the worst part of the game are the jet ski segments, there's only a couple of them but the jet ski handles so stiffly and you ride it through some very slim areas that have barrels that explode the moment you touch them basically insta killing you. There's also a bunch of enemies shooting at you but if you wanna shoot back, you will have to stop basically making you a still target to a bunch of enemies. Thankfully it's only brought up twice and then you're done but those two parts are really really bad.

The story is quite simple and if we're being honest, really weak BUT the characters are so fun with such a great chemistry that you don't really mind it. Drake is a more playful Han Solo, Sully is an experienced adventurer that talks like he's always a little bit tipsy and Elena at first glance, seems like the damsel in distress (which in this game is actually S P O I L E R sully) , but we quickly learn that she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, often disobeying Drake's orders and doing things her own way. The character's interactions are so fun and they feel very organic. The only weak part are the villains, which we only get to interact with them for a few moments and they do a little plot twist that doesn't really work because we don't really know or care about them.

Overall, somewhat disappointing. The graphics are beautiful, the characters are interesting and the movement is fun, but with a somewhat inconsistent shooting, lacking any intriguing villains, puzzles that basically do themselves and some very very weak segments, it's hard to recommend it nowadays. Maybe a great showcase of what the PS3 could do at its' time, but since then we've gotten infinitely improved sequels that overshadow any of this game's achievements and it's more of a novelty nowadays. 


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Clunky but solid start to the franchise
The definition of mediocre.

This game does nothing special and even manages to struggle with simple elements of any shooter game. 
Games like that are responsible for the idea of "shooter games are not made to console". No, they are just badly handled. The sensitivity and aim acceleration almost made this game unplayable for me. Shooting heads, doing flicks, and being versatile are crazy hard in this game because Naughty Dog can't understand what makes shooter games so good to the niche community (I mean, niche at the time, since everybody plays some shooter rn). If you are a casual player, this probably won't bother you though.

Another element that is present mostly in the game and is mediocre af is climbing. Or fake climbing, being accurate. Is so scripted that becomes boring. You almost can fail and precision was never in the discussion. Just spam X to jump and you are good. That's sad since climbing should be the identity of this game. Also, there's not much scenario variation.

The story is much simple. Really predictable. But to be honest, its uncommitted tone matches with Drake. I also consider him fun, with made the experience a little better. The characters are good either. I liked some jokes either.

Anyway, I expect the next game to correct some mistakes from this one. Since it's a 2007 game, I understand at some point. Even then, my experience was not great.
Nice game. A little bit dated Gameplay but fun to play. 
very good game me lo pasé durante la cuarentena con ojos asi 👁️👄👁️
Indiana Jones, the game. I played the remastered version in the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, and the 13 year old game looks great on my PS4.  The voice acting is top notch, with an understandable story, great cut scenes and action.  Is it linear?  Absolutely, but Uncharted is the blockbuster film of the video game world, less concerned with complex gameplay and providing a vehicle to tell a compelling story through (while shooting lots of bad guys.)
«Beaten more than once»
that was a hell of a fun game. A few mechanics I kinda hated (I never wanna deal with jet skis again), but the story was solid + it's so pretty too