Uncharted, one of the main reasons people prefer the Playstation line of consoles, will probably never see a full release on Android or iOS. What we can expect though is probably more spinoff titles like Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. I can say there is more gameplay in this spinoff than there is in similar apps for various first person shooters. Rip the Uncharted name from Fortune Hunter and you have a decent puzzle game, not a great one but one worth the price of admission. Did I mention this game is free?
You control Nathan Drake in Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, fitting considering this is a companion game of sorts to the console version. Particularly linked to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Fortune Hunter will allow you to bring skins, relics and one-time boosts to your multiplayer gaming on the Playstation 4. That is a cool incentive to do well in the mobile game- not so much for those of us that don’t own a Playstation 4, or Uncharted 4, though.
The idea behind Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is that you are faced with rooms of danger and treasure. Your goal is to figure out how to get the treasure without getting Drake killed. Later levels introduce additional challenges such as move limits, poison arrows and more. Get the treasure and you move onto the next room. Simple. The action is viewed from overhead so you always have a bird’s eye view of the situation.
On its own, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is a decent puzzle game. The solution is not always apparent and many rooms require playing through more than once to get the best outcome. Where people are being hard on this puzzle game is the fact that it has the Uncharted name slapped on it. People are expecting more than a puzzle based companion game. If Playstation Mobile Inc would ever release a full-blown 3D, or 2D, action adventure then they might see more than a few sales. As it stands, ignore the Uncharted name and just enjoy the puzzles.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter by Playstation Mobile Inc
Genre: Puzzle, companion game
Platform: Android (ZTE ZMAX 2 used for review) and iPhone
In App Purchases: Yes
Rated: T for Teen on Google Play and 12+ on iTunes
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store