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Uncharted: Golden Abyss - PlayStation Vita

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Platform: PlayStation Vita
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Edition: Standard
  • Versatile gameplay for the Uncharted fan: Traditional (Dualstick Analog/button) or interactive (NGP features) allows players to choose the method that compliments their playing style.
  • Through utilizing the technology of the OLED screen, Uncharted: Golden Abyss delivers the signature Uncharted cinematic experience on-the-go.
  • Epic single player campaign that takes players through richly detailed realistic environments and undiscovered lands.
  • Experience the adventure of uniquely acrobatic Uncharted gameplay, optimized with PlayStation Vita controls
  • Touch, and tap the screen to swing, jump, and traverse non-continuous game sections, like crumbling bridges and river crossings
  • Puzzle solve as you collect the relics hidden throughout the game
  • Rub the screen to take important imprints of in-game relics found
  • Utilize the motion-sensing controls of the PS Vita's internal gyroscope to balance Drake as he crosses slippery logs, and as an aiming method in shooting situations
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Platform: PlayStation Vita | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B0050SW8OS
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 13, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,260 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PlayStation Vita | Edition: Standard

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a single player Adventure game that brings the trademark active gameplay of the Uncharted series to the small screen like never before. The most prominent of the launch title for the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld Golden Abyss features an all-new story revolving around the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, as well as controls optimized for play on the PS Vita. Features include: a combination of touch pad and motion-sensing controls, as well as Adventure and Puzzle-solving gameplay.

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Drake Pushed To The Edge of the Golden Abyss

Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition as Nathan Drake follows the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect. Caught in the middle of a rivalry between his old friend, Jason Dante and Marisa Chase, the granddaughter of an archeologist who has mysteriously vanished without a trace, Nathan Drake races into the treacherous river basins, undiscovered temple ruins and karst caverns of Central America in search of a legendary lost city, only to find himself pushed to the edge of the Golden Abyss.

Nathan Drake jumping over a log in Uncharted: Golden Abyss
The best-selling 'Uncharted' adventure game series optimized for PlayStation Vita.
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Uncharted Gameplay Optimized with Vita Functionality

In addition to the standard analog stick controls found in Golden Abyss, PlayStation Vita's innovative control set brings a fresh feel to the well-known acrobatic and puzzle-oriented gameplay of the Uncharted game series. Using the handheld's front and rear touch pads players can more fluidly move laterally, or up and down a wall that Drake must explore. Touch functionality is also used to make charcoal rubbings of found relics, as well as arrange puzzle pieces into the correct configuration for puzzle-solving. Similarly, touch screens can be tapped to move Drake across non-continuous surfaces such as handholds at irregular increments, dilapidated bridge planks and tricky river crossings. Tapping is also utilized as a fast means of switching weapons in combat situations. In addition to this, the motion-sensing controls of the PS Vita's internal gyroscope allows players to balance Drake as he crosses slippery logs, and serves as an aiming method when shooting at enemies. In the latter situation, just point the Vita in the direction you want to shoot, line up you target and pull the trigger.

Key Game Features

  • Experience the adventure of uniquely acrobatic Uncharted gameplay, optimized with PlayStation Vita controls
  • Touch, and tap the screen to swing, jump, and traverse non-continuous game sections, like crumbling bridges and river crossings
  • Rub the screen to take important imprints of in-game relics found
  • Utilize the motion-sensing controls of the PS Vita's internal gyroscope to balance Drake as he crosses slippery logs, and as an aiming method in shooting situations
  • Puzzle solve as you collect the relics hidden throughout the game
  • Through utilizing the technology of the OLED screen, Uncharted: Golden Abyss delivers the signature Uncharted cinematic experience on the go

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Nathan Drake fjording a river in Uncharted: Golden Abyss
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Nathan Drake taking aim at enemies with a pistol in Uncharted: Golden Abyss
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Nathan Drake following a companion in Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Treasure hunting & puzzle play.
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Nathan Drake descending a dangerous cliff wall in Uncharted: Golden Abyss
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Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition as Nathan Drake follows the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect in Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Caught in the middle of a rivalry between Jason Dante - his old friend - and Marisa Chase - the granddaughter of an archaeologist who has mysteriously vanished without a trace - Nathan Drake races into the treacherous river basins, undiscovered temple ruins and karst caverns of Central America in search of a legendary lost city, only to find himself pushed to the edge of the Golden Abyss. Developed by award-winning Sony Bend Studio, Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the portable system debut of the multi-million selling Uncharted franchise. The game offers a cinematic experience on-the-go complete with industry-leading motion capture, a rich storyline, highly-detailed environments, and special effects that truly captures the look and feel of the Uncharted universe.

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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nathan Drake goes portable. February 27, 2012
By J. Star
Platform for Display:PlayStation Vita| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I always like to lay my personal personal prejudices out there in the beginning of reviews so that people know where I am coming from and if they can relate and might have the same opinion of a product. So, having said that, please know that I am an Uncharted fan. I am mainly a PC gamer. I didn't own any of the current gen consoles until Uncharted 2 was released. I saw so many previews and reviews, and from what I could tell the game was a modern take on Indiana Jones. I had to play it, so I actually bought a PS3 just to play Uncharted 2. I stopped two levels in and went out at midnight to buy the previous game so I could play through that first. Since then I have used my PS3 mostly to watch movies, until Uncharted 3 came out. I own the collector's edition of that game. I own all the soundtracks. Like I said, I am a fan.

So, when Uncharted: Golden Abyss was announced for the new PlayStation Vita system, I immediately pre-ordered the Vita and Uncharted. (Maybe someday something else will come out on the Vita that I want to play. Vita Uncharted 2, most likely.) I mean, two Uncharted games in less than a year? Sign me up!

Graphics: I am floored by how good this game looks. I am sure there are some technical cheats to make it run well, but you cannot tell on the Vita's brilliant 5" OLED screen that this game looks any worse than any of the other Uncharted games. It looks fantastic. Some of the vistas from mountain side ledges are jaw dropping. The characters are all animated well, and they look like they do in the big screen versions of Uncharted.

Sound: The sound is good, considering it is not surround sound and is being generated by the Vita's tiny built in speakers.
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76 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation Vita|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was hesitant about the hype built up around the PlayStation Vita - WiFi. Handheld gaming is entertaining, but for me nothing beats playing a game on my PS3. Uncharted: Golden Abyss changed that. To start off, this game is gorgeous. Better than a lot of graphics I've seen for console games. The voice acting is top notch, as is the music and sounds throughout the game. The controls are easy to understand and use. There's no doubt in my mind that this will be one of the best games of 2012 and definitely set a new bar for handheld gaming.
Golden Abyss takes place before the events of the first game, Drake's Fortune, and follows Nathan Drake's adventure to uncover a 400 year old mystery about a missing Spanish Expedition. It's worth noting that the game developer's said that Golden Abyss is technically a prequel, they like to think of it as it's own self contained story. This is still the Nathan Drake we all know and love, just a bit younger.
Golden Abyss is a fantastical experience. The story draws you in from the first moment you start the game to the epic conclusion. Couple this with the stunning graphics and you're (literally) holding one of the best experiences in action/adventure gaming so far.
Nathan Drake and his old friend, Jason Dante, are journeying through Central America in an adventure to uncover an ancient secret. Along the way they'll meet Marisa Chase, who plays the damsel in this tale.They'll also run across a former general, Guerro, who is bent on stopping Drake at any cost. For those who played the previous games, you'll see a familiar face "return" also.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By tenike1
Platform for Display:PlayStation Vita| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me start off by saying that this is my first product review. I enjoyed this game immensely that I had to write a review about it.

I had skepticism about this title because it was being developed by Bend Studios, rather than their parent developer, Naughty Dog. Uncharted 3 underwhelmed me quite a bit, so I didn't have very high expectations for this game. I'm happy to report that I was DEAD WRONG about the quality of this video game. This is what Uncharted 3 should have been.

I don't know what Naughty Dog was thinking when they made Uncharted 3. Uncharted 3 seemed to lack what made Uncharted... Uncharted in the first place. The sarcastic exchanges between Drake and Sully, the lightheartedness, the sassy female co-star, etc. Basically what I am trying to point out is that Uncharted 3 was depressing and most of the settings, sans the cruise ship, were bland and devoid of any vibrance. Naughty Dog made a masterpiece in Uncharted 2, so I believe the expectations were too high for Uncharted 3. Nothing more could be done to improve the Uncharted franchise...

That was until Bend Studios came in to the picture. Naughty Dog should thank Bend Studios for making this wonderful game and revitalizing Uncharted. I am here to spread the word about this game. I fear that the recognition that this game deserves will be overlooked because most people are probably putting off buying the Playstation Vita.

Let's talk about gameplay. What's new?

The "treasure" system has been totally revamped. In the previous installments, treasures were simply collectibles hidden throughout the game. In Golden Abyss, the treasures you find can be categorized in several different ways.
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5.0 out of 5 stars he says: AWSOME!!!
Yes, brother love it.......
Published 1 day ago by ViviLove27
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncharted Vita
great game for the vita. I'm a huge fan of the series and this was a great addition with some cool features.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Another good chapter in an already awesome franchise. Can't wait to see how it ends.
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2.0 out of 5 stars its okay
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Published 10 days ago by Vicky
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best games for the Vita and that uses the touch ...
One of the best games for the Vita and that uses the touch controls pretty cleverly.

Also if you are fan of the Uncharted series then you would enjoy this game.
Published 12 days ago by ToastyEwok
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this game. The end is really nice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for vita
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