The life of a treasure hunter has always been exciting, and our hero Nathan Drake is as it again; traveling around the world searching for a long lost treasure of a mogul, and trying not get killed in the process. With this sequel, every point has been made stronger than Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (the first release). The astounding colors bring every location to life – from tropical jungles to ice caves to broken cities, and they feel new too! The game isn’t perfect, but the minor quirks are forgivable enough to fully enjoy this awesome game.
The adventure begins as Nathan Drake sets off to find a mysterious relic, supposedly with magic powers. This said object is also being pursued by an evil warlord intending to use its powers and become omnipotent. The twists involved are predictable, but they manage to keep things interesting as the cast are all likeable. The dialogue incorporated into the game is great as well, making the whole adventure process very authentic.
Our hero may be good natured and humorous, but he does his business very seriously. Drake is well armed to take on any quest that can involve the following: armed mercenaries, lunges across bottomless pits, or putting together an ancient puzzle. The weapons and grenades are easy to aim and use and you can use one weapon after another for a sadistically thrilling slaughter of unknown enemies.
Drake’s actions are very fluid as he moves from one environment to another, and a chain of actions is not impossible! He can perform a long jump then instantly grab a weapon behind his back to defend himself in case of an ambush attack. The animators gave attention to details in the background to make the experience more authentic; after having a swim in the river, Drake emerges wet, or in jungle scenes you can see tiny animals running among the branches. Despite all of this, the game manages to be quick and smooth.
Known for its stunning graphics, Uncharted 2 is better visually and is more dynamic than Drake’s Fortune. Each level is fully destructible, perfect if you have a lot of extra weaponry at bay. Multiplayer options are rewarding as well, with two modes to choose from.
Ever dreamed of becoming a top class professional golfer? Well now you can, with the pro Tiger Woods as your coach! Learning from their mistakes from the year past, EA has up their game to the fairway by bringing in more user – friendly controls that were a big hindrance last year. Online integration got better too, making the game fit for Tiger Woods fame.
The analog stick controls the club, you pull it back to initiate a swing, and then move it forward to strike the ball. If you would click the right analog stick, a more convenient three – button press option will made available in the screen. Imperfect swings are more forgiving this year, and feedback is instantly flashed on your screen to let you know where you had your shortcomings. This way, you learn to adjust your aim, straighten your swing, or fading a ball.
Hank Haney, as well all know, is Wood’s coach, and his presence in this year’s PGA Tour makes everything easier for the player. Customization is also a breeze in this year’s version.
There are 16 golf courses in the game, with the same roster of male and female professional golfers. You can pick one that you like, or make one from scratch! Make your golfer as similar as you, virtually of course.
As you progress throughout the game, money is earned when you finally complete events. This hard – earned cash can now be used to upgrade your stuff and up your game further. Coach Haney will punish you from time to time when you fail him, but he is quick to make it up to you by providing chances (and courses) for you to regain your composure in the green.
There are a few sports games out there that boast a robust commentary system and PGA 09 failed miserably. Seriously, they could have done better as the announcers are really bland and boring. It could actually be better if you just turn the system off and plainly listen to the game’s crisp and excellent audio.
EA has now made it possible for four players to battle it up online, and the experience is as better as ever.
The only thing to complain about PGA 09 is that EA didn’t add more courses, actually they just retained the old courses from last year, and please get rid of that annoyingly bland commentary in the game.