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Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (4.5/5)

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is an amazing cross between 3rd person shooter and platforming that you won’t want to miss.  The game follows a simple pattern: First you enjoy a platforming section that will have you climbing up buildings and jumping of cliffs.  Then, you will engage in a gun fight that will have you running for cover.  Then, back to the platforming.  Its a nice formula, and though it gets repetitive at times, you won’t be disappointed.

The platforming works well.  There is a button for jumping, and a button for letting go of items. There is not much to it, but thats kind of the charm.  Its very simple and it looks great.

The gunplay is also simple.  You can have two guns, a big one and a little one.  You run and take cover behind something, then shoot.  It gets chaotic and sometimes feels unfair when you are outnumbered, but it works.

One great thing about the game is that the characters feel like real people. Nathan is not just some big tough guy who runs in guns ablaze.  He has to spend most of the action hiding behind something.  He does some great acrobatics during the platforming sections, but he always just barely manages to grab onto the distant ledge.  When he is walking on uneven terrain, he occasionally stumbles.

The supporting cast also feels like its made up of real people.  The game has a very cinematic feel to it, and the Indiana Jones inspired story draws you in unlike any other game I have ever played.  This is an amazing game, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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