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A Treasure In The Rough 1

After the announcement that Sony Bend was working on Golden Abyss in Naughty Dog's stead, my expectations for the game dropped harshly. It would be near impossible, I thought, for a third-party studio to capture the charm and the excitement that made the console entries such a pleasure to play. It didn't help that the game sported gimmicky-looking touch controls and played with a B-cast of unknown characters. I was pleasantly surprised, then, when I ended up not just enjoying Golden Abyss, but a...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Certainly No Crystal Skull 0

The more that I think about Uncharted: Golden Abyss the more I’ve realised how closely the Uncharted series of games mimics my love for the Indiana Jones franchise of films. Sure similarities could be made between the themes and comedic action stars Indy and Drake but what baffles me the most is how closely my affection for say the first two Indy flicks matches that of the first two Uncharted games and the comparison goes on for the third also. The exception it seems is the fourth Unchart...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

You Should Play this Game 0

I have never played an Uncharted game but have wanted to for a long time. I’m more of a PC gamer, so I just never got around to buying the PS3 games. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is what made my Vita preorder a final decision. I had previously been waiting for the 3DS to come out, but I was disappointed enough after playing with one in the store that I was going to hold off. News of the Vita kept me holding off on the 3DS purchase. To top it off, once I saw the gun play in Uncharted, I was sold on th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review 0

Uncharted is one of most, if not favorite game series this console generation. From the witty dialogue, beloved characters, and the many engrossing adventures I’ve gotten to go on with Nathan Drake, few other video game franchises could quite match the experience I have always gotten out of an Uncharted game.So I was confident based on what I’ve seen that the Vita could do that the little portable console could deliver a full-fledged Uncharted adventure that I could take with me and play on the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Prequel Worthy Of It's Name 0

With any new console, it's good to have at least one launch title that makes people look up and take notice. Uncharted: Golden Abyss was definitely that game for the PS Vita. Sure, you had Wipeout, Lumines, Ridge Racer, and a few other more niche titles, but at the end of day, most PS3 owners who have ventured into the world of Nathan Drake are going to be salivating at the idea of another adventure, and for good reason, Golden Abyss is an enjoyable, lengthy romp with our favorite digital advent...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Hits and Misses: Uncharted Golden Abyss 0

Easily the worst title in the series, Uncharted Golden Abyss still manages to be a technical marvel on the Vita. Just don't go in expecting Naughty Dog's grandeur.The HitsA gorgeous adventure: Sony Bend has somehow done the impossible: they've ported the Uncharted experience to a portable device without it seeming like a complete bastardization of the series. Sure, it isn't the most engaging Uncharted title but it's hard to argue over the fact that it looks like an Uncharted title. The environme...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great adventure, if not gimmicky 0

One could argue that Naughty Dog was one of the driving forces that helped make the PlayStation 3 a success. While developers initially railed against the console for its complexity Naughty Dog not only met the challenge, they found ways to push the envelope and squeeze more power out of the machine. The result? One of the finest trilogies of this console generation. After Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Naughty Dog was ready to set its sights on new properties but Sony wasn't quite ready to let...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Nathan Drake moves to the Vita that makes you start reminiscing 0

The Uncharted franchise has increasingly become one of the highlights of playing videogames for me. I love the sheer excitement those games build up as I immerse myself in an (almost) Hollywood action-adventure experience. Naughty Dog has kept building on the formula, with each version getting closer to their idea of a seamless representation of a cinematic and involving story.2012 sees the release of Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld, and with it at launch comes a portfolio of some well-know...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Portable 'Charting 0

Uncharted Golden Abyss is a prequel to the original Uncharted game on PS3, and utilizes most of the features that the Vita is capable of. You’ll touch the screen, rotate the Vita, use the rear touch, and even play around with the camera features. With a great story, impressive visuals on the Vita’s OLED screen, and Nolan North reprising his role as the popular adventurer, this launch title is still the Vita game to beat.The main feature of the Vita that you’ll utilize often is of course the touc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Must-Have for Vita Owners 0

Here's an idea: Let's take a well loved franchise, renowned for its technical prowess, and hand it over to a different developer to build a launch title for an unproven handheld console. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Bend manage to do the Uncharted franchise justice in this Vita adventure.Let's get this out of the way first: Golden Abyss is much closer to the low-key explore-and-discover Drake's Fortune than the bombastic, set-piece heavy Among Thieves or Drake's Deception. If you're ho...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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