Uncharted is one of my favorite video game series of all time. To me, it elicits feelings of high school nostalgia. I remember when my friends and I left school the day it came out, eager to finally get our hands on the gorgeous looking adventure game. After about an hour of playing, we called each other to talk about how amazing the graphics were and how badass Nathan Drake was.
Naughty Dog already had a special place in my heart, as they were behind some of my most memorable childhood gaming experiences with their Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series. When I heard they were creating a new IP for the PS3, I was instantly reassured that my $600 console purchase would already be worth it.
The first thing you hear when you pop the game into your PS3 is this sweeping epic of a theme song. I fell in love with this game before I had even played the first level. Just staring at the title screen and listening to Greg Edmonson’s wonderful score, I knew that I was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The theme song is a love letter to the pulp action genre; both in the gaming and film mediums. I instantly think of Indiana Jones when I hear it–yet another franchise that is near and dear to me.
I don’t even play the Uncharted games because they are fun; I play them for their amazing stories. I genuinely care about everyone in the game: Drake, Sully, Elena, Chloe, and yes, even Cameraman Jeff. I can’t wait for the latest installment on PS4 and just listening to Nate’s Theme has me all sorts of hyped!