Tomb Raider + Gears of War + Far Cry = Uncharted
Some people would say this game is very uninspired. I wouldn't argue with you if you told me that. It's pretty obvious the gameplay in this game looks straight out of Gears of War (or kill.switch). But you know what? Who cares, this game rocks!
You play as Nathan Drake, an experienced treasure hunter and deep sea salvage expert who is looking for clues that Sir Francis Drake (a past family member) left behind about El Dorado. Tagging along with Nathan is Elena fisher who is filming a documentary on Sir Francis Drake and Victor Sullivan, Nathans business partner and one time mentor. All of them along with other characters are backed up with some really great voice acting.
ANIMATION. The thing that stands out to me the most in this game is the character animation. You can tell that naughty dog put a lot of work into it. Drake moves very fluidly as you run around. You don't always see the game old animation when you jump over a rock (unlike gears of war).
Uncharted really gives you that exploring feeling that old Tomb Raider games used to have. Going into caves, jungles, or where ever it may be, looking for the treasure (el dorado). Shooting up bad guys who are also after the treasure. Man... forget Tomb Raider, this feels like an Indiana Jones movie!
The great atmosphere in Uncharted is also backed up by some great graphics. Environments, water effect, character models, all look great. I find that the Jungle's could of looked a tad bit better, but still great looking. What also makes this game look really good is the lighting. It's the best i have ever seen in a game.
Uncharted is such a great game, i really don't know what bad things i can say about it. I guess the only thing i can say is that its over too soon! About 10 hours from start to finish. It really sucks to finish such a great game. Most people like me will beat it another time and finding all the hidden treasures in the game, adding a lot more to the value.
All that's left for me to say is... Naughty Dog, please... give us Uncharted 2!!!