Naughty Dog is amazing. I first fell in love with their games after playing The Last Of Us. I still think it is the best game I have ever played. The graphics, the storyline, the voice actors, and the gameplay itself are incredible. I loved the Uncharted series as well, not like my love for The Last of Us, but it's not meant to be as serious.
Who Doesn't Love An Adventure?
I think we can all agree that it's nice to play a good adventure game once in a while. Nathan Drake is one hell of a character, too. I decided to play the series from the beginning, and I loved watching how both the character and the gameplay itself became more evolved.
Best In The Series
My favorite in the series is definitely Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I can't believe the jump between Uncharted 1: Drake's Fortune and 2. The graphics take a giant leap. I had difficulties seeing some parts in Uncharted 1. My eyes aren't the best, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who has trouble seeing parts of 1. I couldn't tell where it was ok to have Nate jump in some instances, so he'd end up falling to his death. This did not occur in 2.
This game grabs your attention right from the get-go. Drake is hanging off the edge of a cliff from the back part of a train. It's foreshadowing the adventure he's about to embark on. The puzzles in this game are fun to crack and I loved beating the villain's ass at the end.
Lazarevic is the toughest villain in Uncharted thus far. I played the game at level Hard and it was so frustrating to try to kill him at the end. First of all, he scared the hell out of me. He'd jump out of nowhere and then he'd get angry the more you were really kicking his ass. I liked that they incorporated the vibrating in the controller at this point in the game. Everything is falling, you don't know where he's creeping around, and it's the best when you finally defeat him.
I think Uncharted 2 requires the game player to be extremely strategic. My weapons of choice were the Dragon Sniper, the Pistole, FAL, and RPG-7. Sneak attacking unsuspecting villains was one of my favorite things to do because it'd get me an awesome weapon to use. I'd always throw grenades first and then follow through with a FAL and whatever other favorite weapons I had in my possession. Drake seemed to have more teamwork situations to work through in 3, which I also enjoyed.
'Uncharted 3': Drake's Deception
I had very high exceptions for this game after loving 2 so much, but it's not my favorite. It has some great moments. I definitely see improvement in regard to the movement of the player. The graphics have another intense boost. I think that's my favorite part of the whole game.
Uncharted 3 is the easiest game out of the series. It also didn't have much of a boss, but I thought it was very imaginative. I loved when Drake was in the desert and had his mirage visions. I also loved when there was a flashback and you'd play Drake as a kid. My favorite had to be when he drank the water and you, the player, weren't sure what had happened to Sully. The horseback riding was also fun, but that's because I love animals and I thought they were pretty.
'Uncharted 4': A Thief's End
I had never been so impressed by a video game trailer until I watched the one for Uncharted 4. Holy shit. Naughty Dog is definitely delivering us another beautiful game. I can't say it's going to surpass 2, but it sure looks like it might. I have become very attached to these characters. I love Drake because he is so loyal and he's brave. He's unbelievably stubborn and doesn't quite know when to accept that something is too dangerous.
I cannot wait to get my hands on this game. I think it's going to be an emotional end. It was hard for me to finish The Last Of Us because I loved the characters so much. I think I'm in the same boat with this one. It will be one hell of a game.