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Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a card-game spin-off of the brilliant Uncharted series, for the PS Vita. It seems a world away from the gunplay and exploration of the main series, so how exactly will it work?
The Uncharted series is synonymous with great shooting action and very well-written stories with rounded characters. It's hard to imagine, but Uncharted is getting its own card-game meta in the form of the budget and download-able Uncharted: Fight For Fortune.
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a strategy card battling game, perhaps analogous to Magic: The Gathering or the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It's all digital and complete on the PS Vita, so there's no worries about buying booster decks every few weeks to bolster your hand.
Like all good strategy card games it promises to be simple to learn and tricky to master. It features online turn-based multiplayer, which allows you to emulate a play-by-mail style of play with an opponent. Perfect for those who find committing time to stick with a multiplayer match to be tricky.
I'm probably not the best advisor on this game's promise as I personally really enjoy the Metal Gear Solid card game spin-offs Metal Gear Ac!d and Metal Gear Ac!d 2, even though everybody else seemed to hate them and this definitely looks like it could equally disappoint those looking for an Uncharted-like experience. But, to my mind, this looks like a really fun side-distraction to play a little bit more around the Uncharted world and a good way to focus on all the different cameo characters who come and go so quickly in the main series but are surprisingly well defined.
Uncharted: Fight For Fortune is now available for the Playstation Vita as a digital download..
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