Review UNCHARTED: Fortune Hunter™
Become the treasure hunter Nathan Drake
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 30 Mar 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great graphics, lovely puzzles, funny dialogue
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter for Android fooled me into believing this was going to be another lame puzzle game that had a skin of a beloved franchise slapped onto it. Fortunately, it’s not that at all. It’s a quasi-arcade puzzle game that seriously requires some thought.
There is a really small story that is sort of injected into the game to give you just a bit of context behind what you’re trying to do. You play as Nathan Drake who is partnering with another guy so they can find long-lost treasures and both get rich - not exactly surprising if you’ve played any of the other Uncharted games.
This game doesn’t feature Nathan running forward with guns blazing and it (fortunately) doesn’t have any lengthy platforming bits either. Instead, you’re walking around levels trying to press levers in order to access new parts of each level in an effort to acquire the treasure at the end. You’ll interact with objects that change the level and requires you to really think about what you’re doing before you do it because you could trap yourself in a bad situation.
The game looks really, really good and all of the controls are responsive. I loved the puzzles. They require experimentation and a bit of forethought,
I honestly didn’t have much faith in Uncharted: Fortune Hunter before I sat down and actually played the game. I was expecting another run of the mill puzzle game, but what I got instead was something that required thought, concentration, and was broken up into the perfect bite sized portions for mobile.