Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Uncharted is an action-adventure and platformer game that follows the travels of professional treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his companions.
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Story & Themes
In the first game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Nathan Drake and journalist Emily Fisher find directions to the fabled city of El Dorado when they bring Francis Drake’s coffin up from the seafloor off the coast of Panama. Drake, Emily, and Drake’s mentor Sullivan find out that the city is in fact a statue, which Francis Drake had purposefully abandoned on a deserted island after realizing it contained a virus that turns people into bloodthirsty mutants. In the end, Drake must drop the statue in the ocean and hope it is never found.
The games are very much in the spirit of Indiana Jones and other action movies, focusing around magnificent set pieces and out-there ancient artifacts. It uses lots of historical characters—mostly for flavor—and so creates a visually appealing, if light, story.
- Why are adventure and archaeology stories like this so popular? How does Uncharted compare to other adventure stories that you've enjoyed?
- Does the use of historical figures in these stories make you curious to learn about their lives?
- What do you think of the locations that Drake travels to? Would you like to go to any of them yourself?
Action/Adventure, Platformer, Shooter
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