Uncharted Fight for Fortune is a brand new spin-off title for PS Vita. It allows you to play solo or online, while also using your save data from Uncharted Golden Abyss to unlock content for the game. But how does it play, is it worth your while and more importantly, an Uncharted card game, Really?
In simple terms, Uncharted Fight for Fortune is an action adventure turn based card game featuring good guys and villains from the Uncharted series. The game works by getting the player to create a team of faction cards using the Heroes, Villians and Mercenaries in their deck.
Once a faction card is placed you then equip it with resources and fortune cards which increase the abilities of the placed card. Finally you can use this card to attack your opponent.
There are two options when it comes to attack. If your opponent has a card facing you then you'll damage cause damage to this. If your attack is powerful enough this will remove it from play, if not then it'll simply stay but with reduced health. Should your opponent not have a card down then you'll take health directly off of them. Reduce your opponents health value to zero and you'll win the game.
That's the basic rules, however things are made a little more complex with the addition of Faction Cost and Fortune Points. The former are added at the beginning of each round and are required in order to bring Faction cards into play. Each card displays a Faction Cost at the top so you'll need to make sure you have enough points to play the card you want. In a similar fashion Fortune Cards needs Fortune Points in order to come into play. When you place a Fortune card onto a Faction Card, once it is destroyed all of the points will go to the victor. You can also place Fortune Cards back into your deck instead of placing them on the field, giving you an instant 5 Fortune points.
Resource Cards are probably the most useful asset. These add defense or damage points to your Faction Card, allowing it to become stronger or take your opponent and his cards down quicker. Once again Fortune Points are required to bring Resource Cards into play, so you can see why earning these will give you the upper hand within a game. In addition to the cards mentioned above, some cards allow for Combos, giving extra attacks or damage against opponents.
Finally worth mentioning is that each player has five slots in which to place Faction Cards. Should you fill these slots then you can then switch cards, removing any which have been damaged in battle.
This may all sound a little complicated but it's actually quite simple once you pick things up and what's more, it's pretty fun and addictive to play too. The single player campaign will last you a good few hours thanks to the inclusion of the Uncharted Golden Abyss theme and the Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 themes, each of which include a good few opponents to defeat. Not only that but you'll be given different challenges against each opponent, be it to defeat your opponent; stay alive for a certain amount of rounds; win in a certain amount of rounds; keep a certain card alive or overkill (kill by more than what is required) a certain amount of cards.
In addition to the comprehensive single player, Uncharted Fight for Fortune also allows for both local and online multiplayer. Local sees you pass the PS Vita between each player while Online obviously explains itself. Unfortunately we have been unable to test the online multiplayer as of yet, however if it's as addictive as the main game then we are sure it'll be popular amongst those who have the game.
Uncharted Fight for Fortune is certainly not the next game in the series which I was expecting, however it's still a lot of fun, especially for those who have spent a lot of time unlocking artifacts in Golden Abyss. If you've played and enjoyed games such as Magic the Gathering, then you'll no doubt enjoy playing Fight for Fortune.
(Version Tested: PS Vita)
- A fun, addictive card game
- Local and Online Multiplayer included
- Works in tandem with Golden Abyss
- Works in tandem with Golden Abyss
- It's a card game, which may put some off
- Hardly?stretches?the system to the limit
- Multiplayer servers may not be populated by many people