How The Uncharted Games and Naughty Dog Have Influenced My Gaming
I’m eagerly awaiting the final chapter of Uncharted “A Thief’s end” to arrive in the post, knowing full well I’m not actually going to play until sometime tonight… As my son chews on my PS4 controller while I put this together (I’ve stopped 3 times on this paragraph already to protect my right trigger from his ever growing collection teeth!). But this whole thing has me in a reflective mood as I realised Uncharted games have had such a positive influence on my gaming in the previous generation, and so have Naughty Dog with their astounding ability to create action adventure games that, for me, are the best you can play.
You may think this is just another PlayStation gamer gushing over an exclusive game, but my journey with Uncharted actually started as an Xbox 360 gamer, who was playing happily away on the Gears of War series (that I love and will be playing number 4 asap too) plus other great games when my girlfriend at the time – now mother of said control pad chewing son and his big sister – proved she was the woman of my dreams when she bought me a PS3 for my Birthday (an age I’d happily trade my next Birthday for!).
So what was the game I put in first? Well, I picked up Metal Gear Solid 4 and Uncharted knowing both were exclusives I’d missed being on the Xbox. Next thing I’m flipping a coin to decide my fate and Uncharted won out… I barely looked up from the screen for the next few days.
It blew me away with everything it did, it was the full package of eve