When speaking to the average PlayStation 3 fan about which game is the best PS3 exclusive the answers are astonishing. Nearly every player asked answered Uncharted; Uncharted 2 to be specific. When asking these players why they had such strong feelings toward the series the most common answer tended to be something like, “Because there is no other game out there like it.” As we know the game is great and does have original points, it is not understood how a fan could answer that there is no other game on the market like the Uncharted series.
During this same ‘Q&A’ sessions with fans the franchise Tomb Raider was brought up (of series past, not the upcoming 2013 release) and most every fan denied the two games even being remotely similar. These titles could be the most comparable games on the market yet players are failing to realize that both games follow a similar pattern.
The Tomb Raider series quickly became a classic. It is an older series, especially compared to Uncharted and one of the first great action adventure games and it captured a significant fan base. The game featured great story but more importantly fantastic puzzles. Tomb Raider was something that so many people loved so why do Uncharted fans get so angry about comparing to great titles.
The Uncharted series is a game the quickly took on a huge amount of fans as well. This is a game that did not fall in the trend of shooters but stepped outside the box by making something based on story and puzzle which has been noticed as uncommon in the video game industry. Instead the game took some inspiration from Tomb Raider, or so it seems, and put it to use with new story telling ideas and new game play elements.
It cannot be said that the games are exactly the same; they defiantly are not. But they are both too great games that can easily be compared to one another. We are a fan of both games and appreciate the creativity in both games but cannot understand why fans refuse to agree that they are games that are semi-similar. How do you feel about the comparison of the Tomb Raider and the Uncharted series? Leave your opinion in the comment box below.