Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Shadow Guardian is more Uncharted than Uncharted


10:40 AM on 12.15.2010



Gameloft makes no secret of its modus operandi -- copy other games in order to bring iOS gamers the kind of experiences that the original publishers won't bring themselves. Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and even Guitar Hero have all been lifted, but Shadow Guardian may be the most shameless of the lot.

I'm a big supporter of Gameloft and I love what they do, but even I have to raise an eyebrow at this one. Shadow Guardian isn't like Uncharted ... it IS Uncharted. The smart-mouthed hero, the treasure-hunting scenario, the locations, the gameplay, absolutely everything is lifted from Naughty Dog's PS3 classic. At least N.O.V.A tried to have some original concepts buried under the Bungie love. 

That said, Gameloft gets away with it as usual because of one simple thing -- Naughty Dog will never bring an Uncharted game to mobile phones. You'll never play Drake's Deception on the iPad. Might as well let Gameloft step in and do what it does best. Ain't hurtin' nobody.

Shadow Guardian will be out on December 16, along with N.O.V.A 2.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: Tengami photo
Review: Tengami
11:00 AM on 11.17.2014






Apple

7:30 PM on 02.11.2015
Take flight with a flock of birds in Gathering Sky

Gathering Sky (formerly named Apsis) is an upcoming game from indie studio A Stranger Gravity. This will be the studio's first commercial release, and it's looking pretty neat! You start off as a single bird soaring through ...more



4:30 PM on 01.15.2015
Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC

With so much crap out there, it's pleasant to see the mobile-games marketplace value quality. Ustwo Games has released a bunch of data for its delectable iOS and Android puzzler Monument Valley, including sales and revenue fi...more



2:45 PM on 01.15.2015
WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling

I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin...more



View all Apple






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more