Thursday, March 22, 2012

On The Horizon: Uncharted The Board Game....

When I have free time from work and board gaming (very rare), I do enjoy playing video games as well.  And the best video games I think I have ever played are the Uncharted series on the Playstation 3 system. If you've never heard of them, just imagine the pure cinematic joy of the Indiana Jones movies combined with the cocky attitude and humour of some Bruce Campbell films and you'll get the idea.  In addition to that, the main protagonist in the series, Nathan Drake, is the most swoon-worthy pixellation ever to climb his way on to a console (yes, my name is Eric and I have a crush on a video game character).

Seriously, though, the gameplay and puzzle-solving in all the Uncharted series is unparalleled and the writing and stories are top-notch.  The games truly feel like cinematic experiences and are far better than most action flicks coming out nowadays.  So now that I've read that Bandai is releasing a board game version, I can't help but be curious.  I own the Resident Evil Deck-building Game, also from Bandai, and despite its level of chaos, it's very thematic, quite fun, and true to the video game.  I'm excited to see what they do with my favourite series.

(Thanks to BGN for the link...)