Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Review
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Box Art
System: PS Vita
Dev: One Loop Games and Bend Studio
Pub: Sony
Release: December 4, 2012
Players: 1-2 (Pass and Play)
Screen Resolution: 544p Suggestive Themes, Violence, Blood, Language

Further, you need to buy $3 expansion packs if you want access to characters from Uncharted 2 and 3. You can also unlock and improve cards by playing Golden Abyss, which is an interesting twist, but it can unbalance multiplayer matches, putting players who don't own Golden Abyss or haven't obsessed over unlocking everything at a disadvantage.

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Screenshot

And speaking of multiplayer, I often got errors when I tried to start matches, but aside from the technical hiccups it seems to have all the bases covered. There’s an "asynchronous" option, meaning you can play a turn here and a turn there whenever you feel like it if that's what you want. There's also a pass-and-play option, which is nice to see in an age when local multiplayer seems to be dying.

Finally, you can customize your deck, but the process is incredibly painful thanks to a clumsy interface. This is something that should have been fixed before launch, and it's kind of surprising given how well the controls work during normal gameplay.

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Is it a cheap move on Sony's part to slap the Uncharted brand on a card game? Sure. But Fight for Fortune is selling at the right price—$5, or $11 if you buy both expansions—and the developers have designed an innovative, simple, and challenging system here. Not everyone can learn to love a card game, but those who can should give this a shot.

By
Robert VerBruggen
Freelance Writer
Date: December 7, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.0
Graphics
They’re not stunning, but they do the trick.
3.2
Control
Basic gameplay works well, but the deck-customization interface is horrible.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The sounds capture the feel of Uncharted.
3.5
Play Value
There are problems here, but it’s a decent experience for fans of card games.
3.5
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Use your cards and battle in head-to-head matches.
  • Play online in synchronous or asynchronous gameplay.
  • Challenge multiple opponents at one time.
  • Customize your deck and choose from your favorite characters.
  • Over 300 cards available to power-up and unlock.
  • Build your defense and fight against your rivals.


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