I wanted to play this game before I played the excellent sequel, but when I popped it into my PS3, it froze on the third or fourth scene. This was apparently a fairly common problem but if you’ve got an internet hookup, the PS3 now automatically downloads an update that fixes it.
If you’ve played the second one, the graphics here aren’t quite as mind-blowing, but the game play is just as good. My biggest complaint: too many massive gunfights make some of the levels a bit same-y. About halfway through, I learned how to play them more strategically, which did make them more fun as well. Still, I could’ve done with a bit more variation level to level.
Other than that, there’s lots of Indiana Jones-style treasure hunting fun to be had with top-flight dialogue by Naughty Dog writer/director Amy Hennig, plus an excellent cast led by Nolan North, Richard McGonagle and Emily Rose who is actually far more beautiful in real life than her animated avatar.
Anyway, a good game, a bit monotonous at times, but generally fun and worth playing through to the end.