The wise-cracking Drake returns on PlayStation Vita and
needless to say, it is absolutely an Uncharted game. Full of the action and
platforming that one would expect to experience from the franchise except for a
few flaws. Sony’s Bend Studios took the potential of the Vita and decided to
implement some forced controls in the gameplay. Holding a Vita up to light
proved to be unsatisfactory and downright annoying. It’s especially irritating
when progress is put on hold until a sufficient light source becomes available.
For anybody that rides a Muni at night or enjoys road trips at dusk, prepare to
pause Uncharted and return later.
Through most of Drake’s escapades, he has other partners
that tag along. The first we meet is Dante, an old friend of his, but it’s
quite apparent that he has no interest in keeping Drake safe. The banter
between the two is relatively entertaining but not up to par with Drake and
Sully’s relationship. Another unwelcomed guest is Chase; a headstrong woman
with her own agenda with an interest in Drake. If you’ve played any Uncharted
games before, you know where Nate ends up so our interest level in Chase and
her background were expectably low. Gladly, Sully makes a lengthy appearance
and we’re right back to where we should be.
Overall, Golden Abyss is a fantastic addition to the
franchise and it is still free on PlayStation+ so download it now.
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