It should go without saying, but for posterity’s sake? The entire purpose of this post -- and by extension this whole miniseries -- is simple: I want to find out how good the Uncharted series really is. Or if it’s even good in the first place.
I wouldn’t know, because as embarrassing as it sounds, I’ve barely played any of the games prior to this. Based on how much traction it’s gotten, I’d like to at least assume that the franchise is good. Perfect? Probably not. But you don’t get to become a marquis title on one of the big three consoles by being merely average. You have to be something special. Something awe-inspiring. Something fantastic. True, it’s entirely possible that Uncharted’s traction is unfounded, and that its definition of “special” is actually a bunch of smoke and mirrors -- the most basic of the basic, elevated to godhood thanks to marketing and hype. Or maybe the series is actually incredibly good, and deserves its place in the spotlight despite its AAA status. Who knows?
The only thing I know for sure is that I’ll find and present my own personal answers via this miniseries. Well, actually, that’s not entirely true. I know that based on my experience, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is roooooooooooooooooooooooooooough.
And yet, it feels strangely familiar.