5 years ago
Finally an adventure game that has all the components of an Indiana Jones and Clive Cussler novel. Now granted I'm late to the party about this game as I just picked up the Nathan Drake collection for PS4, but my god this game restored some faith in gaming! The game had wonderful graphics, compelling characters and an incredible story! Between shootouts, puzzle solving and dialogue between characters this game didn't bore me at all. The controls, while good, could use some tweaking, but I'm sure they figured that out in the next few games. The puzzles were fun, not too challenging, but did require you to think. There wasn't really an arrow saying "come here" or Navi's "Hey listen!". Instead it gave you some clues and you had to figure it out which I honestly loved. You felt a little more accomplished than being spoon fed the whole time. The gunfights were fun with a few different weapons playing a cover and shoot style gameplay which was fine. They didn't drag on to much and were separated by puzzles and cut scenes so you don't have consistent repetition. Other than some debatable controls, my main issue with the game was the camera angle. There times it just completely threw you off and you had to hope you jumped the right direction. Other than the gameplay the voice actors were great, Nolan North really helps create a fun loving character who is a mix of Indiana Jones and Dirk Pitt. The side characters are no exception when I say this game is amazing. I loved all of them, even the villains, almost saying that they really make the game. Finally the true star of the game, in my opinion, is the story. As I'm a history buff I loved the take on El Dorado, Francis Drake and so on. The creators took stories from facts and legends and created a whole compelling story that made you want to complete the game. Between exploring German U-Boats, the jungle, ancient ruins and a deserted Spanish colony this game really delivered. While I can give almost nothing but praise, I can't say I want to play it again, at least for awhile. The story while great and characters fantastic its one of those adventures, like a movie, where you watch it than do something else. I'm not saying I wont replay it, but its not something I'd play over and over and over again. I'd recommend this game to all adventure, history and gamers of all types. Now I can say I played the game so many talked about.
yes: I recommend this product