I preface this blog by saying I am quite staggeringly drunk. I've just got back from the Christmas party I can barely type and I was singing along to the end theme to dirty dancing with a colleagues wife
, I sang with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Brian Cant I'll have you know, sing it with me Kate. Now I've had the time of my life and I've never felt this way before ... Anyway back to the topic.
Most of the exclusives for ps3 have been a bit iffy so far. Heavenly sword was good but short and a copy of got of war, ratchet and clank was fun but limited in market. Uncharted: Drakes fortune, the first really good exclusive title for the ps3. Based on the legend of Sir Francis Drake you play as treasure hunter Nathan Drake a supposed descendant of Drake out to find the fortune. With Minor characters and love interest Miss Fisher an action documentary person. Made by the people behind jak and daxter, it is a platformer that channels tomb raider and Indiana Jones. The graphics are superb and all the cut sequences are in engine and very very good. The animation is very well done and often so fluid it's hard to believe it is predone. One of the things it manages very well is the interpreting actions like assassins creed it manages to take the inputs from the controller and interpret things as close as possible to what you intended. It copes with the slightly error prone input to the extent it manages to get what you meant rather than relying on old school pixel perfect accuracy.
It also is intelligent on how it saves to prevent the annoying repeat a section 20 million times error a lot of platform games fall into.
The acting is superb and it has a real feel of an old action film with some solid performances and wonderful graphics. It also makes sure the game never gets too stuck usually the next step of puzzle/shooter is obvious never frustrating you too much.
This is the first game that really sells the power of the ps3 it has truly magnificent graphics with neat little touches like when your character enters water your clothes stay wet and nice solid platform action game play. Some of the animation is nearly film quality.
It is the first game that you can really hold up and say this is something the ps3 has that the xbox360 doesn't it's a fun game to justify the enormous expense of this hoped up bluray player. If they can manage more games like this then the PS3 is looking more solid as a platform.
Anyway I'm off to sleep off a large amount of booze, yes I swear it's the truth and I owe it all to you ...