Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is garnering extremely good reviews, but I don't want to play it for one more minute after writing this column. It's a semi-epic adventure in which you trek along a many-hour tour of jungles, caves, waterfalls and submarine wrecks. You play as a treasure hunter who thinks he's a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake. Once you find Drake's super-secret map, the journey is on.
My big problem is the pacing. I play games to play them, not to watch them. In Drake's Fortune, there's a lot of watching to do of people talking in film-like scenes. The guy and the girl are hot for each other; chat, chat, chat. Drake's mentor gets shot; yada, yada, yada.
What's worse is I have to walk over every inch of the game to try to find small, hidden treasures in the grass, like a silver fish charm the size of a necklace pendant. Tedious.
If you're looking for a pretty game, with lots of light quests, maybe you'll like Drake's Fortune. If not, I doubt it.