Thursday, October 29, 2009

Naughty Dog shows the way in action

IF Steven Spielberg plans to produce any more Indiana Jones movies, he would benefit from a play-through of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

The veteran director’s attempt to revive the once-proud action-adventure franchise was panned by critics globally because of a lack of substance and cohesive story.

Everything the movie missed — action, adventure and attractive visuals, tied together by a good story — is present in the cinematic game Among Thieves published by Naughty Dog. It enhances the successful combination of action and adventure games elements that made its predecessor, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, a hit.

The action begins in the game’s very first moments, when the main character Drake has to climb out of a train suspended over a cliff, and sequences become increasingly complex — such as the use of stealth attacking techniques — as the game progresses. The action is broken up by complex puzzles and interspersed with dramatic movie scenes to lift the Uncharted franchise above the sea of mindless shoot-em-ups.

Stunning graphics complement the stimulating gameplay and are some of the finest ever on the PlayStation 3.

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