When Uncharted Golden Abyss was announced for the new Playstation Vita it was not a shock to anyone. Then when they announced it would be a launch title it got many (specifically western gamers) very excited. But what comes as a surprise to us all, except the likes of Sony, is Uncharted Golden Abyss is fantastic and easily one of the greatest handheld games ever.
Letâ€™s start with talking about the main part of any Uncharted game, the story. The story is fun and at times can be as funny as Uncharted 3, however it never really embraces you completely like the console versions. Thatâ€™s not to say itâ€™s not good and doesnâ€™t grab you, because it does both well enough. However, it all feels like a DLC story in the end. So thereâ€™s meat there, just not as much as I would have liked. The acting and voice work are everything that we come to expect from an Uncharted game, witty and funny, making the player feel as if theyâ€™re watching a movie. Even though Drake and Sully are the only characters that you will be familiar with, the developer does a great job at flushing out the rest of the characters and making you care what happens to them. Personally as much as I could have cared about the other characters, I only really found myself invested in what would happen to Drakeâ€™s new love interest.
The graphics are what really makes the game shine. At times when looking at the gorgeous Vita screen you could be excused for thinking you were playing its PS3 counterpart. The game is beautiful and the best looking portable game ever, PERIOD! If this is what Vita has to offer in regards of graphics, plus 60 frames a second, and smooth animations then Jesus Christ this system is going to give the consoles a run for their money. I found myself at times just staring at the screen completely in awed that I was actually seeing something so beautiful in the palm of my hands. Continue reading