Submitted by ForeignEarth 859d ago | opinion piece

Why Uncharted Needs A Break

The Action-Adventure Series Needs To Wait Until Next Gen To Return

Uncharted is a fantastic series that saw its peak in 2009 with the release of the ever-popular PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

GraveLord  +   859d ago
I say wait until its ready for the PS4. I'll take another Vita Uncharted though.
dboyc310  +   859d ago
Yea a ps4 installment well be pretty cool. Uncharted 3 didn't live up to how I wanted but in no way will that make me think it needs a break. Hopefully the fact that it got mixed reviews it will force ND to build something greater that way they can top themselves with what they did in Among Thieves. Plus The Last of Us is coming out and it will be nice to see some inspiration off that for the next Uncharted. Maybe not a whole day dark tone to the game but a more mature approach. Would like to see them tackle myths like the burmeuda triangle or Atlantis(crossing my fingers). Series is great for what it has offered.
Irishguy95  +   859d ago
Would love for them to just get on with new franchises.

For one's enjoyment
Ezz2013  +   859d ago
hmmmm..aren't they already give it a break since they are working on a new ip ...the last of us ?!

as for uncharted games...the last uncharted game on ps3
have 92% matescore
sold over 5 million
won tons and tons of GOTY awards
there is no reason why they should end it

i can think of alot of other games that should take a break though
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xHeavYx  +   859d ago
"The reception was slightly mixed, with some fans feeling the game was simply too similar to its predecessor"
I think that would belong to a COD article, also, the only reason this "journalist" says the game needs a break is because of it... " being a bit iffy on whether it continued to improve over its predecessor" ????
I agree that the series need a little of a break, but if the guys gives that reason, then the title of the article should be "the most stupid reason why Uncharted series need a break"
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chukamachine  +   859d ago
That's the problem with any series, Worst offender is Assassins creed - I Mean are they trying to make people sick of it?

I played the first creed and brotherhood, don't want to play it any more. Boring now.

Uncharted should wait until alittle time into PS4'S life, and also release on PS3 maybe.
wishingW3L  +   859d ago
if they release on the PS3 then they will not be able to take advantage of what the PS4 has to offer since the PS3's GPU is considerably weaker and not to mention the ram (256MB XDR + 256MB GDDR3 vs 8GB GDDR5). So releasing the next Uncharted on both consoles is a no-no unless you want more of the same and an incredibly gimped game.
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ginsunuva  +   859d ago
no not release on ps3. what are you thinking?
Godmars290  +   859d ago
Would agree in light of Tomb Raider it need to take a break, pick up a few new tricks, but then that's most of the industry. Something like Assassin's Creed especially, which is seeing titles coming out on a yearly basis before any reaction to the one prior can be gauged.
smashcrashbash  +   859d ago
I disagree fully.I still don't see why Uncharted should take a break when no one else is.Just because the last Uncharted wasn't the best doesn't mean it needs a break.People still cry as if it was the worst game ever or something.It just needs a different approach for the next one.People keep harping on about things needing a break but a game could take a break and still come back worse then ever e.g. Duke Nukem.It has nothing to do with how frequent a game is made.Mario makes only one Mario platformer per system and I am still damn tired of it.Waiting a while doesn't guarantee that it will come back any better received.Uncharted 4 for the PS4 as a launch title could blow our minds and make us glad they didn't wait.People are always so sure if you wait a while a game will automatically get better because of that.Besides there are series out there that are more desperately need break and have had more games then Uncharted did and still use the same formula over and over again.One game that isn't able to or can't live up to it's predecessor doesn't mean a game needs a break.By that logic they shouldn't have made another DMC so soon after DMC2 tanked.And with the PS4's power it will give UC4 advantages that UC3 didn't have.
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clintagious650  +   859d ago
Definitely agree with u %150 I mean alot of ppl act as if uncharted 3 was a complete down, when that is certainly far from it. If uncharted 2 doesnt exsist all those GOTY AWARDS & achievements uncharted 2 won wouldve all been given to uncharted 3 because it was that good of a game but to alot of ppl their expectations were too high after what uncharted 2 set the standard & even tho uncharted 3 didnt achieve all the awards uncharted 2 had, it still was an amazing all around game & experience. Hard to find a series where All 3 games are awesome.
DigitalRaptor  +   859d ago
It doesn't need one, but it would be better off having one and deserves one.

Just like we waited 5 years into PS3's cycle for a next generation God of War, Uncharted would benefit from the same thing. And just like GOW, Uncharted is getting handheld prequels, so I think that is enough to tide people over and build the anticipation to unprecedented levels.
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AmayaAi  +   859d ago
When a game is as good as Uncharged, it never needs to take any break. Go tell this to Call of Duty.
mynameisEvil  +   858d ago
Uncharged? Who ran the damn battery down? I kept telling everyone to stop touching it, that the charger wasn't working, but nooooo...

Root  +   859d ago
Least with Uncharted they don't need to keep forcing the story on us or trying to come up with a new idea like Assassins Creed, Gears of War, God of War. With Uncharted you could a range of games for PSV and the PS3/PS4 and you wouldn't get confused by the story because you don't usualy need the last games to enjoy the new one
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   859d ago
ND just needs to make one more uncharted game to wrap up the series. I see no need for them to make another 3-4 more uncharted entries into the main series.
Jek_Porkins  +   859d ago
It probably needs a break, but I seriously doubt Sony lets their biggest selling new IP take one. Naughty Dog has already said the engine for Uncharted is ready for next gen and upscales. I wouldn't be shocked if they had an Uncharted game to show off at their E3 event this year, wont be a launch title, but I'd suspect it'll come out in 2014.
Williamson  +   859d ago
Nah uncharted is fine with 3 main console titles since 2007 and one on the vita. Many other franchises come out with a new game every year or more often then they should, so make an article about that. Similar to how reviewers are trashing gow by saying it needs to stop when ascension is the first one in 3 years.
claterz  +   859d ago
I feel like they went backwards after Uncharted 2, which had a perfect balance between gameplay and cinematic moments giving the player full control in most action sequences. Uncharted 3 felt too scripted just for the sake of it looking more cinematic.

Having said that I'd love to see an Uncharted title for PS4 with more open environments and new places to explore. I wouldn't say it needed a break as we all know Naughty Dog only make a game when there is an interesting story to tell, and there games are polished to near perfection (they would never rush a game for release)
Uncharted has breaks. Uncharted 3 released in 2011 and there hasn't been any announcement of Uncharted 4 so they have plenty of time to develop one while giving breaks in between.
ajax17  +   859d ago
Yeah, which is why we're getting The Last of Us this year... Duh.
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Smokingunz  +   859d ago
I agree with this article, afterall uncharted 3 was terrible.I would however would like' to see another vita game though
smashcrashbash  +   859d ago
I am sorry UC3 was terrible? What was terrible? Did it have Atari like graphics,was the camera bad, was the animation bad or the dialogue somehow different or was it full of glitches and game stopping problems? Was it any less believable then Uncharted 2? Was the game unplayable or hard beyond belief? Did the A.I. not help you or was so dumb that they couldn't fight back? Did the locations look like they were drawn on paper or the people look like stick figures? Did it get scores below a four and sell horribly? I am sorry but not quite as good as Uncharted 2 is not terrible. Not sure at want point in time no quite living up to the sequel suddenly qualifies a game as what people seem to think is a bad game.It wasn't the best but it was far from the worst.Gamers are such drama queens these days.
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MysticStrummer  +   859d ago
UC3 was terrible? You need some kind of intervention. You're definitely smoking something way too much. Nothing as benign as weed either.
younglj01  +   859d ago
Personally I love the Uncharted franchise. Uncharted 2 took the gaming community by surprise, didn't think it would that amazing.If UC3 wasn't supporting 3D we would have seen something on the level of TLoU.

Yes hopefully UC4 will be an PS4 exclusive but only time will tell...
Psychonaut  +   859d ago
Why is it every single review, or write up on this site try to pass a personal view, or thought as absolute fact. o.O Are they SITH?
Inception  +   858d ago
Lol how much article about some franchise need a break?
video game journalist really going downhill
nolifeking  +   858d ago
I'm sorry, has the next Uncharted been announced? I mean that could be the only reason someone could bring up something needing a break. If at pax or gdc we hear of a new Uncharted, I'll be the first to say "Slow down ND, let the last one settle.", but until then it is taking a "break".
level 360  +   858d ago
It's actually good idea, gives the franchise a chance to recoup and take in new ideas also gets the fans giddy and want the game more on it's return.

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