Plot and Story
Set before the events of the original Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted: Golden Abyss plunges players into the role of the charming and fearless fortune hunter, Nathan Drake. The game’s plot unfurls a thrilling adventure where Drake unravels the sinister secrets of a 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition. His quest draws him into a volatile rivalry between his old friend, Jason Dante, and Marisa Chase, the granddaughter of a mysteriously vanished archaeologist. Amidst treacherous river basins, uncharted temple ruins, and intricate karst caverns of Central America, Drake races to find a legendary lost city while teetering on the brink of the Golden Abyss.
Gameplay and Graphics
The gameplay of Uncharted: Golden Abyss blends action, adventure, and puzzle-solving, staying true to the franchise’s spirit. Sony Bend Studios have adapted the game to leverage the capabilities of the PS Vita, offering an immersive experience that combines traditional controls with the innovative features of the handheld console. Players can use touch, tilt, and motion sensor functionalities to execute precision tasks like sniping, swinging, and jumping. The game boasts over 30 action-packed levels filled with richly detailed environments, challenging puzzles, and hours of gameplay. The graphics are top-notch, with meticulous attention to detail that plunges players into a stunning, lifelike world.
The game breathes life into beloved characters from the Uncharted series. The charismatic protagonist, Nathan Drake, steals the show with his wit, courage, and indomitable spirit. Other prominent symbols include the enigmatic Marisa Chase, who joins Drake in his arduous journey, and the cunning Jason Dante, an old friend turned adversary. Each character is flawlessly animated, displaying emotions and nuances that add depth to their personalities.
- Cinematic Experience: Delivers signature Uncharted cinematic adventure with OLED screen technology.
- Immersive Controls: Utilizes intuitive touch, steer, tilt, and motion sensor controls for a more engaging experience.
- Versatile Gameplay: Offers traditional dual-stick and interactive PS Vita feature controls.
- Rich Single Player Campaign: Features a compelling storyline set in detailed, realistic environments and unexplored lands.
- Over 30 Action-Packed Levels: Presents a mix of combat, exploration, and intricate puzzles across diverse levels.
- High-Quality Graphics: Showcases highly detailed and lifelike graphics that enhance the immersive experience.
- Interactive Environments: Uses front and back touch controls to traverse the game environment.
- Beloved Characters: Features a vibrant cast of characters from the Uncharted franchise.
- Hours of Gameplay: Provides engaging gameplay with challenging puzzles and intense combat.
- Prequel Story: Explores events predating the original Uncharted game, offering fresh insights into the franchise’s lore.