Before I make this review, I just want to thank Amazon for being so great with its shipping. Every order I make the shipment comes in within like 2 days, and that's using its free super saver. Thanks Amazon, you're my number one outlet for ps3 purchases (y)
Uncharted 1 is a quality game with good platforming and shooting sections, but overall a lackluster story. It's about as basic as you can get with "treasure hunter chases down a CURRSSED treasure", but this doesn't draw from the game's overall experience. The level design and the lighting are some of the best I've seen, in all truth, ever. The vibrant tones of the sun glare against the screen and bring a red hue to everything. While covered you can see the greens of the grass contrasting against the buildings and each level has its own proper colour scheme. I'm honestly shocked by how good the game's visuals are.
Uncharted 2 far exceeds the original. The storyline is more intricate and covers a nemesis that people can actually gather behind and spite. The visuals (somehow) improve even further, and the shooting/platforming sections are polished. It also includes arguably the best in-game dialogue in recent releases. Drake and other characters will talk without pause outside of battle and give hints, or development to the story, sometimes even just to make a joke or a little character development. Lines are well delivered and scatter the entire game, as well as they aren't repeated. Every line is intended to be enjoyed one time then tossed off into some dialogue grave. This vastly improves over games which spurt out repeated dialogue constantly. "IT'S REYN TIME!" coming to mind.
Overall these games are well deserving of 5 stars. There are flaws and they are apparent while playing, but 5 stars does not mean a "perfect" game, merely the best that's offered. If you own a PS3 I highly recommend buying this pack.