Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - PS3
Last December, developer Naughty Dog released Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3. It's a fantastic game, successfully blending elements of Tomb Raider with Indiana Jones to create a classic all-action adventure.
Not only does Uncharted look incredible, with some stunning lighting effects, but the game's characters are thoroughly likeable, thanks to Naughty Dog's incredible attention to detail. The cast's mannerisms and personalities shine through and the story and dialogue are excellent throughout.
Not only has the game been re-released on the new PS3 Platinum range for £19.99, but Naughty Dog released a patch for the game on Monday which adds PS3 trophy support to the game. The only downside is you'll have to start your adventure from scratch to activate them, as the new update doesn't take previous accomplishments into account. The good news, though, is that the game is so good, it deserves to be played again - and that's exactly what I'm doing.
While I know achievement points and trophies are completely meaningless, I've always found the 360's gamerscore feature irresistible, and now the same thing is happening with the PS3.
Only three games currently support trophies: Super Stardust HD, PixelJunk: Eden, and now Uncharted. In the near future, Burnout Paradise and Warhawk will be joining in the trophy fun, while the forthcoming PS3 version of BioShock will also have them.
If you've never picked up Uncharted, now's the perfect opportunity to take the plunge.