Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

Uncharted 2

Some mornings you wake up in bed. Some mornings you wake up trapped in a wrecked train car that's hanging off a cliff. That's life when you're Nathan Drake, artifact hunter. The charming, roguish Drake is after the secret of Marco Polo's lost fleet, and it's going to take a lot of fisticuffs and gunplay and problem-solving to find it. The hunt takes you through an unbelievable sequence of epic settings, one after another, each one topping the one before it: jungle ruins, mountaintops, Tibetan cities. As if that weren't enough, the writing and voice acting are way above par for a video game. Seriously. Anybody who was disappointed by the last Indiana Jones movie — meaning everybody — should try Uncharted 2 instead.