Even though it was already evident from the trailer’s and promotional images released so far for Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us, it became very clear in my time playing that this game is not Uncharted. The game may play similarly at a basic mechanical level, but the tone is a near 180° from what was found in the adventures of Drake.
It’s probably because of the increased realism in visuals combined the rising quality of the writing, but I find that as I play more recent games, I’m having a problem. It’s the same problem I will occasionally have with certain kinds of movies, where I’ll see a character do something, or watch an event unfold and think to myself, “I don’t buy that.”
With Sony preparing to take the stage, announcing the future of its PlayStation brand, industry members and fans wait in anticipation to see what the next generation of home gaming will look like.
Uncharted and Nathan Drake fans will be happy to know they can expect a new series title for the Playstation Vita. There aren't too many details on it yet, but we promise you, it's like no other Uncharted game.
This latest console generation has established a few new “rules” that are going to have a profound impact on the next generation.
I’m an unabashed fan of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. The historical framework, the character banter and the kinetic set-pieces all hit just the right note for me. Even as someone who isn’t much for competitive multiplayer, I’ve sunk a ludicrous number of hours into Uncharted 2 and 3’s online mode. I’ve also played through each of the games on various difficulty levels (still haven’t managed 3 on Crushing) and spent far too much time chasing after game trophies that I could usually care less about.
Since it doesn’t appear likely that my (and C&G’s) home city of Toronto, Ontario will receive much of any snow this holiday season — and because I apparently no longer play anything but Skyrim — I’ve been thinking a great deal about winter. The idea of yet another grey and rainy December is a bit depressing, but, luckily, there are many beautiful winter landscapes in videogames that can help cheer us up.
What better subject for a year-end fluff piece (ha ha, get it?) than a look at some of the games that best capture the feeling of winter.
In grade six my teacher once announced to the class that he had gone to see the Mortal Kombat movie on our recommendation. In a thick Austrian accent he claimed that it was one of the worst films that he had ever seen and derided us for enjoying a movie that offered nothing but puns, biceps, and graphic violence.