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, 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.
Great game. Not only is it an adventure game but it has a lot of action. Great story and very fun to play. If you do not like long games I would reccomend not to get this. it's long but very fun.
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.
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.
An absolutely stunning game
As a huge fan of Assassin's Creed and the Uncharted series, I was pretty excited to pick this game up for my vita. I was not disappointed. This game has all the elements I enjoy from the other Uncharted games, and even brings in some new things that really add to the gameplay. (That's my opinion, some people think that the rubbings actually halt the game.) Let me just jump right into my review. Gameplay- For a PS Vita game, this is a really good game. It has a story that keeps you playing, and the different difficulty levels for some reason make me want to replay the game to see if I can beat it on the higher ones. Nathan Drake is his usual brilliant self, and climbs/discovers/and balances his way to uncovering secrets and taking down bad people. This time around however, I was less than impressed with the climbing mechanics. You're able to swipe a path for Nathan to take...which really devalues gameplay a little bit. Other people might like this, but for me it made the game feel a bit samey. I mean you can use the controls to move him, but it's so much easier to swipe the path. And another issue I had was the balancing acts you have to do, and its over almost every single bridge and tree he has to cross, this was a huge frustration, but it didn't happen that often so I won't mark it down much. Otherwise, the gameplay is great, I experienced no slowdown, and the game took me around 14 hours to beat. Sound- I really, really recommend headphones for this one. The Vita is a handheld, and won't have the best output, so using some kind of headset would really help you out. The soundtrack was pretty good, and actually felt like it was adding to the game. Intense music was where it needed to be. Graphics- For a handheld game system, the Vita can sure handle some pretty sweet looking games. Golden Abyss is a very stunning game, especially when you're climbing a high mountain or ruin, and you look at the landscape. The attention to detail is amazing, they really pulled it off on this one. Some of the characters are a bit weird looking when the game shows them close up, but it's a handheld game, and for that it does it's best. 10/10 for graphics. Some people I know complained that the game was dark at places, and that the need for bright light to reveal certain clues was annoying, but honestly that kind of stuff happened once or twice, and shouldn't deter you from this game. Conclusion- Overall I think Uncharted Golden Abyss is a must have for Vita owners. The game really showcases what the vita can do, and the game performs extremely well. Add a good story, and you're set for a nice weekend of playing Vita. But I think it's replay-ability is limited to maybe one replay, then some more over a period of time, but once you see the story it's really just a "Play on hard mode and see how fast you can finish the game" type of thing. I highly recommend this game.
Best Series ever on PS3!
i love uncharted 2 and since i saw about the same level of graphics on ps vita i decided im going to buy the ps vita just for uncharted.I just cant miss a uncharted game.xD im also looking forward to call of duty on the go with ps vita and lbp.Day 1 purchase for this title
I never imagined a game like this on a portable console! The graphics are great, gameplay is the usual Uncharted amazingness, and the story is awesome. The only downside is there isn't anything that will keep you playing when it's over.