Uncharted (Series) Review
Posted: 8 months ago, last updated yesterday.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You’d be forgiven for dismissing the game as disposable, trashy entertainment, but there’s more here than the violence or quips, as Nate meets Elena and a rollercoaster romance threads its way through the action. From the fling in the first game to an unexpected encounter in the second, they are married, separated and reunited before the shooting finishes in the fourth game.
Over five games, we get a window on Nate’s obsession with treasure hunting, and the cost of this to the rest of his life. Why father figure Sully is so important to him and how he has been shaped by a tumultuous relationship with his brother, broken childhood and absent parents. Will he finally hang up his revolver and settle down with Elena?
- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on PlayStation 3.
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3.
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PlayStation 3.
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss is on PlayStation Vita.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is only on PlayStation 4
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is only on PlayStation 4.
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection brings the first three games in series to PlayStation 4.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 19/11/2007, updated in 2017
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
- Difficulty: There is a wide range of difficulty settings, although it's still quite hard on the easiest. Tips appear in the game if you get stuck on a puzzle or direction of travel.
- Reading: Some reading is required but most of the dialogue is voiced. Subtitles are provided for all dialogue in the game.
- Controls: There's a "Lock-on" option to automatically target enemies when you press aim. You can adjust how strongly this is applied. There are different shooting modes that don't require holding buttons. You can disable the need for rapidly pressing buttons.
- Image calibration: You can control how the camera moves and use "Camera assist" to help you look in the right direction. Enemies are highlighted with tags and colour. You can control contrast. There are unlockable game visual effects that enable you to apply a high contrast and other effects that )aren't designed for this purpose but) aid the visibility of the game greatly.
- Audio calibration: There are audio cues for visual events in the game. You can adjust, music, dialogue and sound effect volumes separately.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
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