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6 Responses to UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection – PlayStation 4 Reviews

  1. Dan Truong
    Dan Truong May 18, 2016 at 8:39 am |
    85 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you never played the Uncharted games in your life, what are you waiting for? Do it!, October 9, 2015
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    Dan Truong (Philadelphia, PA) –

    This review is from: UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    One of the best Playstation exclusive game franchises of all time. I loved playing all 3 Uncharted games. If you have a PS4 but never played the Uncharted games because you probably missed out on it back on last gen or on last gen you were an Xbox 360 gamer, here’s your chance to experience this. You’ll love everything about these games; the story, the characters, the action, adventure, puzzle solving, etc. I’m looking forward to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in the next 5 months.
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  2. Gabe
    Gabe May 18, 2016 at 8:42 am |
    73 of 83 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The bar was raised way back in 2007, and Uncharted remains at the top of its class, October 9, 2015
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    Gabe (Lee, New Hampshire) –

    This review is from: UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)

    The one sentence summary: Three of my favorite all time games collected on one disc, polished beyond compare, delivering untold hours of fun.

    The longer description: When I first played Drake’s Fortune on PS3 in 2007, I was so floored by what I was playing, it compelled me to write my first ever Amazon review. I felt I simply had to tell gamers to try it. Eight years later, Drake’s Fortune is still one of my favorite games, along with its two sequels. Each of them is unbelievably fun, featuring the best cast of characters I’ve ever experienced in gaming. Sully, Elena, and Nathan became like family to me as I engaged in our fast paced, thrilling adventures across the globe, and I cherish every moment I’ve spent in the remarkable world of Uncharted. These games have aged incredibly well, and the remastering of them has only improved upon their presentation and fun factor. And if you’re like me and enjoyed spending plenty of time achieving the platinum trophies for these games on PS3, you can look forward to that challenging experience once again on PS4, along with some new, fun trophy challenges and a whole new difficulty setting.

    Personally, I love to battle my way through these games on the “Crushing” difficulty level. I find the challenge to be perfect – extremely hard, but never frustrating. It sometimes takes me 50+ attempts over the course of an hour to clear ONE ROOM, but it’s a very fun and rewarding experience. If you’re a casual gamer, the game can be set to “Easy” or even “Explorer” (which is new for this edition, and sure to make you darned near invincible, if you simply want to enjoy the stellar story).

    The second that iconic music starts up on the title screen, I start getting excited for the “interactive Indiana Jones” experience, which I’ve come to love like no other game series. And if you’re new to this whole Uncharted thing… boy, are you in for a real treat.

    Below is my original review for Drake’s Fortune on PS3. Every word of it remains true, but now the impossible has occurred: the game is even better now on PS4! Now if I can only hold out for the tantalizing Uncharted 4 next year…

    Original thoughts on Drake’s Fortune in 2007:

    Drake’s Fortune is not only the best title yet released for the PS3, it is also one of the finest games ever created, for any platform. Production, production, production… quite simply the production values for Drake’s Fortune are through the roof. From start to finish, developer Naughty Dog took zero shortcuts, and delivered exactly what gamers deserve to receive. The graphics, voice acting, game-play, interface, pacing, and reward system are all top notch, and they come together to form a sum that is a masterpiece of modern video gaming. (Naughty Dog has come a long way since the original Crash Bandicoot on PS1!)

    Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment of Drake’s Fortune is the pacing. Over the course of the adventure, I was never once bored, and I attribute that to the brilliant manner in which the story is delivered- not only through magnificent cut-scenes (featuring some of the finest face modeling, motion capture, and voice acting ever witnessed), but also because the game-play never gets stale. One level you’re fighting for your life on a ship that is besieged by pirates, the next you’re exploring a lush jungle, then onto a high-speed jeep chase with gunfire galore, followed by wave-runners, booby traps, duck and cover battles, submarines… you get the idea. You won’t become bored, because Drake’s Fortune won’t give you a chance to. Even the delivery of the puzzles is brilliant- they are just challenging enough to provide a quick change in game-play, but they never slow down the pacing of the story.

    And without revealing any spoilers, I will add that at one point in the game, I experienced the most authentic “survival horror” type game-play I have ever endured- even more so than in Resident Evil 4 or Condemned: Criminal Origins. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat (gripping the controller far too tightly), and the muscles in my arms and shoulders were seizing up. Only when I gasped for air, did I realize that I had been holding my breath in fearful anticipation (wait until you see these lighting effects and character animations in action). Now that’s convincing game-play!

    At eight to ten hours, Drake’s Fortune is of perfect length to maintain the excellent pacing. Every minute spent in this world is enjoyable, and never are the production values reduced. It is somewhat akin to an Indiana Jones movie, but far more rewarding. Instead of passively watching a character go through the motions, you become the character, and actively direct the adventure. Becoming Drake for a few hours, and joining the lovable Sully and Elena (your main companions), is so much fun, this is one experience that most gamers…

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  3. theOne
    theOne May 18, 2016 at 9:38 am |
    32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must Have, October 9, 2015
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    theOne (harrisburg,PA) –

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    This review is from: UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    Brings in a lot of good old memories .. graphics looks good and the game play is very smooth .. trust me this is one ps4 game that everyone should have .. Uncharted will always be a masterpiece
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  4. Amazon Customer
    Amazon Customer May 18, 2016 at 10:36 am |
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Collector’s Edition!, May 11, 2016
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    This review is from: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    This is regarding the physical goodies that come with the collector’s edition, not a review of the game itself. First off, the Nathan Drake statue is huge! He comes at 12″ and towers over the little Uncharted 3 statue we got a few years back. The sculpt is fantastic, nearly identical to Drake’s in-game model. The paint application is pretty good. The wet finish on spots on the shirt, lower pants, and mud really compliment the sculpt. The art book is full of great concept drawings and 3D renderings. The steelbook case is great, sturdy, and has an awesome illustration on it. Plus some great DLC goodies. Don’t hesitate to buy if you’re a collector/uncharted fan!

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  5. Freakonforfatty
    Freakonforfatty May 18, 2016 at 10:44 am |
    16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent Amount Of CE Content. Plain Presentation. AMAZING Game., May 10, 2016
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    Freakonforfatty (California, USA.) –

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    This review is from: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    I will review the contents of the CE more so than the game itself.
    If you own Uncharted 3 CE, you’ll be somehow disappointed at the presentation of Uncharted 4 CE, since it comes in an ordinary box with some game graphics, nothing special. No fancy looking box.
    The statue has me a bit confused, IMHO, because it doesn’t look 100% like Nathan, but it is a great looking, well made statue none the less, the paint job is great and the details are as well.
    You also get a set of sticker from Naughty Dog’s logo and other in game related stickers, that I won’t spoil for you.
    The art book is small, very small. The art is great, but they could have given us a bit more.
    My favorite is the tin case, probably one of the best looking cases I have, the printed art is simply beautiful. The case itself is sturdy and well made, so no complaints there.
    And you’ll also get some MP DLC, nothing too fancy, but still fun to have.
    That’s about all you get for the $120 you pay. IMHO, the could have thrown in a few more items, but the game itself makes it all worth it.
    So, if you are a fan of the series and have been following since the first game, then don’t skip the CE. Just be aware that if you own the previous CE, you might be expecting more than you’ll get with Uncharted 4 CE.
    As for the game, all I can say is, they’ve outdone themselves. The story is simply amazing, the prologue alone will have you hooked. It’s one of those games that you can’t wait to replay when you haven’t even finished 20% of it. I won’t spoil the experience for you, so I’ll stop here and let you see it all for yourself.
    As a fan, I appreciate this CE, even with its short comings. You will too.
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  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 18, 2016 at 11:19 am |
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Another grand adventure from the masterful auteurs at Naughty Dog, May 17, 2016
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    This review is from: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    I’m currently on chapter 15 of the single player campaign and have likewise invested a few hours into multiplayer at this point. That Naughty Dog is able to coax this much graphical power and fidelity out of the PS4 astounds me, and my gosh what a joy it is to be spending time with these wonderful characters again! This game expounds upon much of what was great in the gameplay of the previous titles along with its solid storytelling and character development and ratchets it all up to 11. The steelbook case with this game features cool graphic novel-esque artwork, and the mini artbook included is good enough, though a larger more in-depth one covering all 4 games later would rock (don’t look at it until you’ve beaten the game!). The statue looks nice enough, far better than the UC3 statue, but I still feel it could use some added detail; I have it standing next to my Rise of the Tomb Raider statue (cuz the kids just gotta learn to get along), and there just appears to be greater overall detail in Lara’s appearance compared to this Nate statue.
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