Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (We can argue about it later. It'll be great!)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a third-person action/shooter developed by Naughty Dog* for the PS3. Drawing from pulp adventures like the Indiana Jones series, it follows Nathan Drake and his partner Elena Fisher as they search for the 400 year old treasure of scurvy sea-dog Francis Drake. Spanning such diverse locales as Incan ruins in a South American jungle and Spanish ruins in a Caribbean jungle, the game pits the hapless adventurers against pirates, mercenaries and a vast swathe of exploding barrels.
Featuring ACME(tm) Whizbang Graphics, some kind of dynamic lighting and no loading times whatsoever**, perhaps the most striking technical feat of this title is the animation. Not happy with merely crafting thousands of specific gestures, Drake's Fortune uses an animation layering system which means Nathan's movements will be generated on the fly as an amalgalm of individual actions - a quick shoulder flinch as a bullet flies by, a shotgun-pump and a scream of "Shiver me timbers!" all at once.
With all the production sheen of an episode of Survivor, Uncharted will feature over ten hours of gripping gameplay and guarunteed replay value, with 60 hidden treasures to find, a not-at-all achievement inspired medal system, and unlockable game modes. Want to live it out with that pulp feel of an old adventure novel? Just turn on sepia mode and be careful not to tear the pages. Want to feel like your vast PS3 investment was worthwhile? Turn on next-gen mode and bask in the saturated colours and extra helping of light-bloom.
So why are you looking at these crappy screenshots I picked at random? Check out the brand new trailer at the Playstation Blog for one of those shiver up your spine, oh-my-god-so-excited moments that usually only happens when the score rises up in your favourite movie. It's a really good trailer. Or you can check out the Gamers' day trailer here, or youtube up some gameplay videos if you like ruining all the fun by seeing the game before you even play it you big ruiner.
Is anyone else really excited? Watch the new trailer. It pushed all my buttons. The game will be released on the 19th of November in the United States.
* see also: Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter.
** I read it in an interview, honest.