You all (should) know by now that I love the Uncharted series. So when a new four-part motion comic series called Uncharted: Eye of Indra hit the PlayStation Store, I was all over it. What’s strange is that apart from a couple of mentions, Eye of Indra has been relatively under-promoted. Maybe Naughty Dog is just testing the water at this stage?
For Uncharted fans Eye of Indra is a must buy. The motion comic series is a prequel (note: yes, its canon) to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune containing some enlightening back story for Nathan Drake, a plot twist, and at least one person you’re not going to expect. Apparently this particular series is just the first of many, which is a decision I applaud. This means that Uncharted fans can quench their thirst with an Uncharted game every couple of years with extra multiplayer DLC and motion comics to flesh out the Uncharted universe in-between games.
I got the Uncharted: Eye of Indra Multiplayer Skin Pack which includes all four parts of the motion comic and two Uncharted 2 multiplayer skins, although you can get the episodes separately if you really want to. The skins pack contains Rika for the heroes and Pinkerton for the villains. Go check it out!
I’m not usually one for speculating, but what the heck. Time to move on to a bit of speculation: maybe all the motion comics will simply fill in the gaps between each Uncharted game? That leads me to guess that another series could fill in the pieces between Drake’s Fortune and Among Thieves, with another series set after Among Thieves, rather like a sandwich. A very tasty sandwich.
I’ve dismissed the possibility of Naughty Dog taking the Uncharted series into the ahem, mostly ‘uncharted’ waters of episodic gaming. Sure, GTA IV’s episodes seem to have worked out all right, Criterion went purely down the DLC route, but Half-Life 2’s episodes are taking a long time to deliver. I think the DLC/episodic content for Fallout 3 is probably the best example of this sort of idea done right. However for Uncharted’s linear gameplay, in my personal opinion it isn’t worth Naughty Dog’s time and money to go down this particular route. Their current setup seems to be working out well so far.
Have you bought any DLC? If so, was it worth it?