|Uncharted: Drake's Fortune|
|Date Released||April 4th, 2015|
|Completionist Rating||Finish It!|
|Link||Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - The Completionist Ep. 125|
Originally announced at E3 2006, the title was developed for about two years before being released at the end of 2007. Seen as a key title for the PlayStation 3 during the holiday season of 2007, the game was well received by critics, many of whom cited its technical achievements and its high production values, similar to that of summerblockbuster films. The game went on to sell more than one million copies in ten weeks, and become part of the European best-selling Platinum Range of titles. A sequel titled Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was released in 2009 and a third entry to the series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, was released in 2011.
The Completionist Edit
Jirard finds the story easy to get invested in due to its characters and adventurous atmosphere. However, he draws many parallels between this game and Indiana Jones and National Treasure. Special attention is given to Nathan Drake, who he sees as a well-crafted, flawed protagonist. He also lauds the graphics and presentation, as well as the music, which he finds his favorite part of the presentation.
As for gameplay, he finds the mixture of platforming and action, which gives the game variety. However, he finds the shooting mechanics to have aged somewhat badly. He's also a little let down by the lack of true bosses in the game, relying on many shootout sections to challenge the player. Though he does enjoy searching for the extra treasures, especially for nods to other Naughty Dog games such as Jak and Daxter. He does not recommend Crushing Mode.