Ranking the Uncharted series, a look back at one of the best franchises in gaming
The real treasure was in the games all along
#3 Uncharted: Golden Abyss
The Vita is still alive and kicking, despite how Sony likes to treat it. We recently got some amazing new titles for the tiny handheld platform like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Axiom Verge, and Drink Box's new game -- Severed, but perhaps one of the best games on the system is Sony Bend's launch title, Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
Golden Abyss was a selling point for the Vita. People Saw Uncharted & Vita and went out and picked it up without a doubt in their mind -- rightfully so too. The game was and still is an example of what a Vita game could be. It implemented the use of its touch screen and back touch pad to its maximum capacity bringing a new element of gameplay to the franchise.
Holding up your Vita to a light to see the hidden message, scratching off dirt from the screen, and taking pictures with the Vita as if it was a camera were some of the most sensible uses of the Vita capabilities and it was all featured in Golden Abyss.
However, it wasn't without faults. The story was pretty lackluster giving fans a one-off villain for just the purpose of having a villain. And on top of that, he wasn't even that bad.
However, it was pretty nice that Bend featured a new side character -- Marisa -- in the series instead of using someone like Chloe or Elena. It was kind of disappointing that she was never mentioned in one of the main titles as a cool little nod to players who played the game.
If you're an Uncharted fan that owns a Vita but has yet to try this game, make sure you do it soon, this game is well worth your time.