originals\ May 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Ranking the Uncharted series, a look back at one of the best franchises in gaming

The real treasure was in the games all along

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#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.

 
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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.

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