Uncharted: Golden Abyss Video Review
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- Feb 13, 2012
Can Golden Abyss live up to the series' excellent pedigree, or is this one adventure too far for Nathan Drake? Mark Walton finds out in this video review.
I think the problem here is that the reviewer is constantly comparing a Vita game to a PS3 game, it's not a surprise because the Vita version looks and feels almost like Uncharted for PS3, but still....
not to be rude, disrespectful, or anything like that but i hope this game comes back for the Playstation 3 because i am a huge Uncharted franchise fan...
this review is crap... this game is really good for a vita. I love it, its cutscenes and combats are just addicting to watch and play. i would give this a 8.5 at least. but the whole story is sort of easy to figure out from the beggining
they say that there is too many set pieces, then they say there is not enough, wtf make up ur mind guys
this game deserves at least an 8.0. the visuals are good and so is the gameplay apart from slightly complicated controls and predictable story
I was going to buy a Psvita for this but I after seeing this review I'm just going to buy a 3ds for Icarus and Kingdom hearts 3D.
I don't know if this dude reviewed the game using a Beta version on a pre-production prototype VITA, but I just finished the game last night and had NONE of the stuff he complained about. No frame rate issues, perfect response of touch controls and, to disagree on the subjective side, I found the "spark" he says is not present to make it feel like a real full blown Uncharted game. The gameplay is pretty varied with plenty of stuff to do. The action is as awesome as it is on the PS3 versions and it ain't shorter than the others, not with 34 chapters. To me it was a solid 8.5 with just some characters feeling a bit superficial, like the guerilla war lord. Other than that, an awesome game.
Ok so after thinking about it more and playing the game twice, I agree the touch controls are a bit much at some times but over all I still think it could have received at least a 7.5 to a 8.0 score.
I do agree with this review in most aspects. I would also give it a 7.0-7.5. Following this game when it was first announce, in interviews, the developers promised that the touch controls would be optional and I put them up on their word, which sadly they didn't deliver. Not having the option to use a regular control scheme really hurts them. The touch screen stuff breaks the pacing, the characters introduced are hard to care about, and the story portrays Drake in a way that makes him unintelligent and gullible. It has a lot and I mean a lot of dialogue which at some points I just wanted to yell "shut the F up" and there was times in the middle where I wanted to put a couple of bullets in peoples legs so I wouldn't have to see them in the end game. All in all this game is NOT better than the first game. Fans of the series you will probably like this game enough to defend it and give it an 8.0 - 8.5, but when it came down to it, I, myself was disappointed.
Wait right there, what was on your mind to score this 7 gamespot? If it was Uncharted Nintendo Abyss it would have received 9 at least. Oh yeah, the spot is missing, The gamespot minds have gone missing...
I rated the game a 8.5, I really liked this uncharted game. It's right below uncharted 2 to me and better than 1 and 3 would be the highest rated.
After finishing the game, I feel that this game does not deserve this score. Its my opinion and according to me it deserves a 8.5 for sure.
7.0 my ass (or arse since everything seems to be UK now). This game is way underrated. Put Mario or Zelda on some piece of crap and it get 9's and 10's.
@unaminous I have a Vita and I love it but I do agree with you. Mainly because I'm dying waiting for some new games!!!
lalalalala a peaceful canoe trip with old man Sully, lalalalala BOOM BAAM AHHHHHHHH RUNNNNNNN DEATHHHHH BOCHHHHHHH. So much for a peaceful trip.
@ Rheinmetal: I see your point regarding does this justify a purchase of a Vita. No it doesn't. But I own the Vita and this game + UMvC3, Ninja Gaiden make it all worth it. Plus I get to play my psp games like final fantasy iv and tactics, disgaea, persona, etc. Will the price drop piss me off? Yes but it is needed. Does the proprietary card annoy? Yes but at least Sony is upfront with what you need to play. Xbox comes cheap but a parent later finds out you need to buy a hard drive, then get an xbox live gold account to do what the ps3 does multiplayer wise. So many hidden costs. That being said, I think Sony is repeating their mistakes i.e. PS3 price. But they survive and I am happy with the Vita. Now if only there was an AV out.
It's a launch title doing what handhelds could barely match on console until now. Sure I am a fan of Uncharted and yes this game didn't engage me on the first hour. Just not the same pacing of the usual Uncharted, but as a launch title the score is harsh. In fact, for a handheld this is harsh. Aside from Deadspace on iOS, there were few handhelds that attempted this console complexity. I personally enjoy using stick controls on this uncharted over dead space ipad screen controls. Harsh score but I see the reviewers point. Uncharted is about story and pace, which is not really here. However, still too low of a score IMO
This looks like a fun game but I have a stomach feeling that it would get boring after awhile. And I think they made the PS vita a little too pricey considering you have to purchase a memory chip at a highway robbery price.....
@unaminous yep im doing the same. but if they anounce bioshock with the batch of new games im sold if it comes befor a drop in price.
I really want a Vita, but it's probably best to wait until the price drops and it gets some more games.
yeah it's buying the vita to play it's an amazing game although the game does have some of the issues mentioned it's still a great game worth experiencing
@Bilal100 Maybe. But still they have given their GOTY awards to Sony exclusive titles, like Metal Gear Solid 4, or Demon's Souls.
Golden Abyss looks like a fine game. The question is: does Uncharted justifies the purchase of a PS Vita at this moment?
Its good how Gamespot is not buying into hype and reserves highest scores only for few most special games that are very rare nowdays.We are in 2012,and I have certain standards I expect from gaming,and it seems Gamespot thinks the same. Good review this one,a 7.0 sounds about right,a good game,but nothing more.It looks like it was rushed to become Vita's launch title for a release outside of Japan.Had it spent some more time in development,it would've been much better... Also,some nice lulz in the comment section ;)
When a game gets a lower score than you thought it's a GS conspiracy.When the game gets a rating you like it's perfect.People need to grow up.
@naf456 im not a sony fan i have all consoles except wii and i play anything for fun and i dont care which one..i never compared iphones game with handled games thats just stupid but Gamespot did that!!!! its funny when you read about psvita on IGN and read PSvita on gamespot ..IGN thinks is great with two flaws battery life and expensive but gamespot thinks its the worst handled game ever made and none should buy it and it have many many stupid flaws like 5 seconds to start!!!!!!!!!!! people can be stupid when they talk with hate.
@nevershoutnevea or, your a sony fan boy. Yeah, the game looks great, but there is flakey animations and the controls are naf. yes, if your comparing an 8 core beast of a Console with a crappy 2 core iPhone, then yes, go an play fruit ninja, you really don't deserve to play glorious 133 million polygon a seconds beauty of a game :D And Come on game spot... Graphics? Bloody hell, I thought Golden abyss was a ps3 game initially!
@Goyoshi12 if you have a good opinion and good excuses yeah we love to hear your opinion...but you have lame and stupid to hate a certain system why you made article about it if you have none....lets say i made article about xbox360 and i saied i dont like the avatar thing and its worst system ever cos it take 5 seconds to start and i think iphone is better than xbox games....i bet you going to say she lost her mind and or shes insane ....read his article and you gonna realize he has a stupid excuses for hate or hes a xbox fan boy and he hate sony ....why he bought it if he find his angry birds is better than all handled systems?!!!!! he just a stupid guy filled with hate for sony..im 18 and i feel more mature when i read about haters :] sorry for long reply
@nevershoutnevea Didn't know opinions are now non-existent. What's wrong with not liking a certain system? He's an individual? He can't have a different opinion from the next guy over?
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- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3),
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Siege Expansion Pack (PS3),
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Drake's Fortune Multiplayer Pack (PS3),
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