Uncharted 3 is
one of the most anticipated games coming this year and for me
personally, is one I'm dying to play. The ability of the Uncharted
series in providing a cinematic, movie-like experience is
unparalleled and this has made the series one of the biggest new IP's
of this generation. Lets go back to the time when the PS3 had just
came out and Uncharted
developer's Naughty Dog was now making their first new IP
since Jak and Daxter.
Drakes Fortune began on scary
ground with everyone thinking Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones. Uncharted had
an up hill battle due to that criticism and with sheer quality alone
change the opinion of the naysayers.
The game has an
interesting story which does actually make you care about characters.
The story although is a little clichéd, again,
still makes you care due to the characters and voice acting of the
game. The game really makes you love the characters as if they were
characters from a TV show you watch consistently, which is an
extremely tough thing to do and so Naughty Dog should be commended
for this achievement.
of Drake is very interesting, he's funny, witty, smart, makes the
right decisions at the right times and has a way with women which
makes us chuckle. Other characters such as Victor Sullivan are
brilliantly executed and make you really like the chemistry between
the characters. This is a game which will make you soak into your
seat and await the next witty comment about what you just experienced
as you will want to hear what the characters have to say about your
graphics are beautiful, with vibrant leaves reflecting
glowing sunlight under the shadows of the trees.. The water is
super realistic and is a delight to walk and swim into as it actually
wets your clothes (now that's cool!). Next to the
graphics being freakin' beautiful, the animations are amazing as
Drake is almost photo realistic and has a massive batch of animations
which keep surprising you as you're ducking into cover constantly in
What's a game
without good gameplay? Uncharted's gameplay is
exciting and fast paced as it nails the 3rd person
shooter gameplay and makes other games like Tomb Raider and
Resident Evil 5 look primitive in comparison.
is enjoyable but it can get boring at times when it starts getting
repetitive, however whenever that happens, Drake throws in a line or
two and makes the climb entertaining. Some
controls like throwing grenades are extremely 'wonky' and the motion
sensor controls suck quite a lot. You can turn them off after your
done trying them once and boasting about your motion technology (yeah
you would boast about motion if it was 2007).
although fun, does get repetitive in Uncharted untill your almost
near the end where the game throws a massive turn on you and changes
everything. That change is very surprising and is very welcome. The
puzzles are fun to do and are cool to get through at-least once
due to a clever use of Drakes journal.
Uncharted isn't full of fresh new ideas but it does its deal brilliantly. It's an
8-9 hour long game with light amounts of replay value due
to some collectibles and videos (no online), some may consider that
short and I don't really disagree but at the end of the day, this is
one game that will bring you back to it constantly due to its
Oh one last
tidbit, the game is extremely cheap now, especially in Sony's
Uncharted 1 & 2 packs, so there really is no reason not to get
out there and buy it ... NOW!
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