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The story is very intriguing and the format true to the games, however the writing style especially during dialogue reminds me more of a sophisticated fan fiction rather than a published novel. I also say this because the introduction of the new character Jada read as quite clunky and the relationships with her forced. Perhaps that is purely because she is not in the video game series but personally I was not a fan.This book is a good read if you wish to prolong the magic of the Uncharted series as Nate and Sully's interactions are well written but it isn't the best video game book I have come across.
On a practical note the book itself is smaller than your average paperback which for me made it a little awkward to read.
Offiziell hin oder her. Eine recht unterhaltsame Story ohne große Atempausen, die sich leider nie so ganz nach dem Vorbild der Videospielreihe anfühlt. Wer einen kurzen Abenteuerroman sucht, der wird hier fündig, sollte allerdings nicht zu viel erwarten. Die exotischen Orte sind mir leider selten nur so in den Kopf gekommen, wie man es visuell von der Spielreihe gewohnt ist und die Charaktere wirken nicht ganz den Vorbildern getreu.
If you are a fan of the Uncharted series then you will definitely enjoy the story as it is another adventure with the characters (Drake/Sully) that you have come to love over the past games. The author captures the 2 main male characters well.
Overall the story is enjoyable, the connections to history are interesting
(Possible Spoilers ahead)
There is one/two major plot holes. At one point the "bad guys" (the group of mysterious non-gun carrying) have a chance to kill the 3 main characters. They instead tell them to leave/give up their pursuit - why they do this is not explained, nor does it make sense when you consider how this group of bad guys interacts with all other groups they come upon.
Also the book doesn't really flesh out the the group of mysterious non-gun carrying bad guys and how they get around and do what they do. It is for this reason that I gave only 3 instead of 4 stars
I've played the all three of the Uncharted games and I loved every single one of them. I love the characters, I love the gameplay, and I love the compelling story that each game had.
I read this book after completeing Uncharted 3...and I must say, this book almost felt like Uncharted 3 but different locales and characters. Even the ending of the book was similar as well as the main "treasure" that was found and what it does. It was almost as if the story from Uncharted 3 and The Fourth Labyrinth were laid out side by side and they were wondering which one would be the game, and which would be the novel. I would have given this book 4 stars if not for the similarities.
With this much said, did I have a good time reading the novel? YES I DID! I love the characters and withe every page turn I can just picture Drake and Sully do what they do in the games. The way they move, the way they dodge, how they react, and even when the witty banter/ sarcasm comes into play. I can even picture the facial reactions and their voices in my head as I kept reading. From another reviewer, it is very true how there was no physical description of the main characters mostly because those who have played the games will be very familiar with all this. It doesn't introduce the characters, rather it shows what other adventures they have had. Its similar to that of watching Indiana Jones the trilogy, and then reading novels on the side story. Not much written would be going into the description of Indiana since we would already have an idea of who he is and what he does. The same goes for Drake and Sully.
This book is a good read a solid page turner. Enjoy!
Although this is an entertaining read for fans of the Uncharted series, others probably won't be very impressed. Golden has clearly attempted to capture the some of the charm and spirit of the writing that distinguishes the games, and sometimes he succeeds. However, unlike in the game, the jokes often fall flat. And there is far more exposition, more tell-don't-show, than necessary.
That said, the book is not a complete throw-away. It's kind of fun to read about Nate's adventures in a pulp novel. The Uncharted games were so clearly based on the Indiana Jones movies, which themselves were based on novels of this genre. It's a fitting tribute.
Golden has embraced enough of the canon to satisfy fans (though swapping donuts for oreos only distracted me). Some may find Jada as an intrusive role in both Nate's and Sully's life. Others will look to this book and hope to see Naughty Dog adapt it for future DLC; Jada, Olivia and Henriksen might make some good multiplayer skins, to say nothing of the minotaurs.
It's another Drake adventure. If that's enough for you, go ahead an enjoy this book. It won't take more than an afternoon or two to finish.
This is an all right book. Don't expect anything as exciting as the Uncharted video games though. There should be a lot more action and suspense than there is in this book. If you're looking for a substitute until we can finally hold the upcoming fourth Uncharted game in our hands, then you give it a read. Too bad, however, that it's a rather lackluster substitute at best.
This book started out with me rolling my eyes. The context, not content, the author uses would appeal to a person in middle school. After forcing myself to continue, since I am a huge fan of the Uncharted series on PLayStation, the story ended up being decent, but just that...decent. If I had to do it all over again wouldn't have gotten the book, however; since I did, I have no regrets.
This seemed like good fanfiction. The characters from the game were well represented along with a new character that wasn't too well developed. All in all, if you enjoy the Uncharted series, then you will most likely enjoy this book. Words of advice: Buy this book used.