Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Without Giving Spoilers
This is by far a must own Vita game. It's gorgeous, plays REALLY well, the animations is on par with Uncharted 2, and the story elements are Uncharted level. Although this game was developed by Bend Studios, this game was created for them by Naughty Dog, so you can expect some neat plot twist and what'not. The puzzles in this game plays a huge roll, but as well as everything else. This game is lengthy, giving you a good 11-13 hours run on a handheld! Expect to recharged your PSVita over and over to finish this game, as it carries 34 Chapters! This is a must have game for the Vita at launch day.
One of the best!
Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a day one buy. This is going to be the game that makes the PS Vita. With its online, single player , and more.
Possibly The Best Of 2012.....
I have just received my PS Vita in the mail Sunday and popped this game in a flash. When the game began it did start off typically slow (as usual) but began rise in climax with jumping ,shooting ,climbing, and what ever heck comes Nathan Drakes unlucky way.The story became deeper and richer to the point where the PS Vita was impossible to put down. Striving to the end was no easy task the game was easlily a 12-15 hour game. With 23 chapters. The Lack of multiplayer is not as bad as it sounds. I mean sure it would have been a treat but the campainge its self was enough for me to experience enough of unfourtunent events for a while. As the day ends this game is truelly the game for Uncharted fans who want to taste the story lines juicy climax and the PS Vita's amazing dual analog sticks and touch mobility. Honestly a complete 10/10.
I have played the uncharted series, but this one was the best. The touch screen controls make a whole new gameplay experience. If you want an adventure or just want to try the series this is the way to start.
I, over the last couple of months have become a huge fan of the Uncharted series. I have all three games and I've enjoyed every one of them. This doesn't look bad but I honestly can't tell much yet, not a huge amount of information has been read by me. But any reasonable Uncharted fan should at least be the slightest bit excited for this game. I am... a lot...Still facing the problem though of not being able to afford a vita. Though I'd really like to get one with this and the littleBIGplanet for it. It is a bit awkward to me though that this game isn't run by Naughty Dog, the creator of all the others... But it should still be alright as I've heard Sony is making this with all the similar elements they've observed from other Uncharted games, plus Naughty Dog is still looking over it to make sure everything is alright. So, Yeah. Shooting elements still look fine, graphics; good, overall game play... We'll see.
I work for a game review company, so I got a copy of a Vita early, along with Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and other games. Here's what I think of UGA. You may have had enough of hanging from glowing ledges, jumping from crumbling floors and narrow escapes from massive explosions, but I can't get enough of the adventures of "Dude Raider" Nathan Drake. I loved all of the PS3 games, with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception being my pick for the best game of 2011.
That said, I had some reservations about the series going portable. How would the series' trademark cinematic style hold up on the small screen? I was also concerned that the title would not be coming directly from Naughty Dog, but from SCE's Bend Studio. Would this be a gimmicky, touch screen one-off?
All of my worries disappeared within 10 minutes of playing Uncharted: Golden Abyss on the new PlayStation Vita, both released in Japan on December 17. : Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the Vita's first "must buy." This game sets a new high mark for portable gaming.
Golden Abyss has Drake working for a somewhat shady old friend named Jason Dante. He reports for duty as a historical expert for Dante in the deep forests of Central America. During their work they meet Marisa Chase, the granddaughter of a famous archaeologist. Chase is looking for her grandfather, who has gone missing during his an expedition. The group gets mixed up with a retired general from the region that is on the hunt for treasure. It seems that everyone is looking for the same ruins, but for different reasons.
This game is also lovely in motion. The same high quality motion capture you enjoyed in the console games is present in Golden Abyss. Even moving water is stunningly realistic in this game. And despite some reports, I never experienced any kind of slow down or stuttering. Golden Abyss ran smoothly from beginning to end for me.alk about coming out strong! From launch day Sony has a flagship title and a potential system seller with Uncharted: Golden Abyss -- it's that good. It's everything you'd expect from an Uncharted title as a graphical powerhouse, and it serves as a technical showcase for Sony's newest hardware. It does such a good job of taking advantage of all of Vita's capabilities. It's as if Sony knew that this had to be amazing, and then spared no expense to make it so.
As far as single-player gaming goes, franchise fans will not be disappointed with the series' first portable game. Though smaller, Golden Abyss is still the deep, varied and highly entertaining adventure they've come to expect, with almost nothing lost in the move. And with more than 30 game chapters and about 12 hours of gameplay, this is a full Uncharted experience. There's no multiplayer, though, so some followers of the series may miss that.
With Uncharted: Golden Abyss we have the first must-buy for Sony's PlayStation Vita. It takes the series' much-loved gameplay, storytelling and presentation, and adds on innovative touch and tilt features to make a game that fits perfectly alongside its predecessors. Prepare to be amazed by a portable videogame.
This game is absolutely amazing. Stunning graphics, amazing gameplay, great story, and incredible acting. It's a long game which is great. I would recommend this to anyone who is thinking about buying this game.
Disappointing, but not terrible.
I've played some of Bend's earlier games and was quite impressed leading me to high expectations for Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Unfortunately as a launch title, Bend was forced to put in some gimicky touch controls. This makes for some horribly awkward animations and painstakingly boring, and repetitive puzzles. The story in Uncharted: Golden Abyss doesn't really matter as much as previous games; I just didn't care about it as much. This may be due to the fact that you are in one small jungle area for the whole entire game. The Black Market trade system is a cool idea, but doesn't affect too much of the game. The characters were boring, though the dialogue as always is top notch. Sully and Drake are hilarious and I couldn't get enough of their banter. There is TONS to explore in this game. Pictures, glyphs, treasures, you will invest a lot of time in these. Graphics are the best ever seen on a handheld, hands-down. The story is long and there is now trophy support which rocks. I will be playing this for awhile even though it's a bit underwhelming.
Best vita launch title
Uncharted Golden Abyss was Sony's first attempt at a console quality vita game, did they deliver? Yes. GA is a prequel to the first Uncharted, Drake's Fortune. The story wasn't as gripping as any of the 3 console games, but it was still great and it successfully made me hate one of the characters. The graphics are in amazing HD and if you show gameplay to someone who didn't know what it was for, odds are they will say PS3. The gameplay is also like the console while it uses the vita's new features perfectly. Whether you are chopping bamboo or making charcoal rubbings, you will love the way this game uses the vita. The game also sounds amazing with superb voice acting by every single character which is rare for any game. Sadly, there is no multi-player, but you can go back into the story and find the treasures you missed, even though i wasnt compelled to do so.
-Amazing HD graphics
-Superb voice acting
-Great use of Vita's features
-Bonus collectibles in story
-Not the best replay value
Nathan Drake crammed into a handheld
Uncharted: Golden Abyss sets the bar for production values in a handheld. Uncharted: Golden Abyss arrives on the PS Vita as a console worthy adventure, but not without a few faults. The visuals on Uncharted :Golden Abyss are stunning. The 5' OLED screen really makes the colors vibrant and pop. However as impressive as the visuals are I wish there would have been a little bit of diversity. The game takes place in two places: The Jungle and at the base of the main antagonist. Even though the Jungles are vibrant with colors, everything else seems drab in comparison. The Story is witty and well written, however the characters are never developed enough for me to care about their situations. Everybody's voice acting is top-notch and the music accompanies the adventure in a fitting manner. The gameplay is the same as always(not that that's a complaint) and Sony Bend has added some touch screen controls that are for the most part welcome. Some of the touch screen controls are intrusive and really took me out of the experience. For example: countering with a swipe and bringing the PS Vita's camera to a bright light source. Uncharted:Golden Abyss's biggest flaw is that it doesn't have multi-player. The campaign is roughly 10-12 hours an after your done collecting all the treasures there really is nothing left to do. Even with it's faults Uncharted:Golden Abyss remains a must-own game for PS Vita users.