Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)

Fortune Lost




On this week's Emotive Pixels podcast, we bring ourselves back to the roots of Generation VII with a voyage through some highlights of 2007 Naughty Dog's title Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. As the first of what would come to be a tril- and then quadrilogy, Uncharted was a fun romp in the park of ludonarrative dissonance. No, really: someone besides Nate uses that phrase in this podcast.

Uncharted is a third-person shooter with a distinctly Indiana Jones-like style. In this podcast, we lob all sorts of critiques at the 7-year and one-generation old game. We speak a lot about what levels we play games on (especially Will), and we delve extensively into voice acting: what exactly makes Uncharted? is it Heavy Rain? is it Bastion? is it Ravenholm? (We don't go to Ravenholm.)

Special bonus points go to the astute listeners who can spot the hidden reference to a superindie underground Sony-exclusive title in this episode. Feel good about yourself if you find it, you sherpa you. ;)


Brian Pachucki

Nate Stevens

Alberto Malfavon

Will Atkinson