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Submitted by PSNghost88 558d ago | opinion piece

Is the Uncharted Series Dead?

Nick goes over the reasons why the Uncharted Series still has life and ideas on how the franchise can blossom into something great. (Dev, Industry, Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted Series, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune)

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user7402931  +   558d ago
this guy does not really go in to emphasis as to why he actually questions "is uncharted dead?" he is just spouting ideas. he does have some good ideas though.
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Boody-Bandit  +   558d ago | Well said
Is Uncharted dead?
No but gaming journalism is dead.
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Blacksand1  +   558d ago
The way these journalism be talking. You can bring back the HipHopGamer show. LOL
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Rimeskeem  +   558d ago
I could only wish for...
Ezz2013  +   558d ago
gaming journalism is not just dead ...they turned into zombies and trying to feed on the poor internet users brain
guyman  +   558d ago
Uncharted is a great series, there's truly nothing else like it

EDIT: ok maybe tomb raider
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ColeMacGrath  +   558d ago
Add that clone, Deadfall Adventures to the list.
cfc78  +   558d ago
Uncharted is only dead if Naughty Dog decide to make it that way I'm hoping it's the beginning of a series that goes from strength to strength in the future,for me personally I can't get enough of the game Uncharted 4 bring it on and hopefully 1,2,3 remasters at some point.
SpiralTear  +   558d ago
Normally, when Naughty Dog completes a story and moves onto a new franchise, the former series is either abandoned completely (Crash Bandicoot) or given mediocre continuations until it's irrelevant (Jak and Daxter). It seems that the only one that knows how to make Naughty Dog franchises Naughty Dog.
ColeMacGrath  +   558d ago
Crash is only abandoned because it's in Activision's hands now.

Also, this is the first time for ND to create a 4th sequel in a franchise, so it certainly shows some potential for Uncharted to have more future sequels/spinoffs for PS4. I wouldn't doubt ND to remaster the first 3 games one day for PS4.
Ripsta7th  +   558d ago
3 was meh... Too many bullet sponges. The mp was ok but UC2 was better in every way. The thing i like about uncharted games is the character customization. Makes you feel unique
LOGICWINS  +   558d ago
I enjoyed UC3's campaign. Those gameplay sections in the desert were EPIC! Multiplayer was garbage though. Unbalanced mess.
SkippyPaccino  +   558d ago
Uncharted 3 was the best one by far they just didn't sell it properly. They showed us almost the entire game before it was released and if you watched a couple of video reviews (I stopped watching video reviews before I play the game after uncharted 3)they spoiled the rest.

I think naughty dog learnt a lesson after 3 because they barely showed anything for "the last of us" (I also staid far away from any news) and it made the game so much better.

Imagine Going into uncharted 3 and not knowing anything about young Drake, the boat sequence, the plain sequence etc? You would've been blown away. Uncharted 2 was a great game (one of ps3 best) but it followed the exact story arc of the first uncharted game, it's only that it did it better the second time around.

I can't wait to play 4. I don't even need more news on the game since it's a automatic day one for me. I wouldn't mind them stopping the franchise after 4 and maybe potentially have it comeback at the end of the console cycle. Naughty dog is a very talented studio and I want them to give us new adventures to look forward to.
Becuzisaid  +   558d ago
What a stupid question.
PSNghost88  +   558d ago
I seriously had this arguement with a group of Uncharted fans. They said it was a dead series. Plrobably should have explained that a bit. I thought it was implied really.
cfc78  +   558d ago
Sure they weren't Halo fans pretending to be Uncharted fans.
luis_spartano  +   558d ago

A series is dead when the games are coming but not selling, and no one wants them. And that's not happening with Uncharted, 'cause everyone wants a new one!
DigitalRaptor  +   558d ago
Have you noticed that most opinion article titles we see are redundant questions?

The content in this video is good, but these bad, click-bait article titles need to die away. Not once did he really discuss why Uncharted could be considered a "DEAD" series, so why is it in the article title? Cause it gets more hits.

Enough already - if your content is good it will find its way without sensationalist headlines.
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PSNghost88  +   558d ago
I tried not to make it too click bait, but failed apparently. Its hard to get things approved with a generic headline. *still not an excuse for click bait* my apologies.
DigitalRaptor  +   558d ago
Dude, you should do what you want with your content. Don't feel like my complaining should make you change anything. My comment was just my gripe with gaming journalism in general, and how it can be improved.

I liked the video though. You come up with some pretty great suggestions.

And yes, Uncharted is not dead - ND will find a way to blow us away again, I'm sure. ☺
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HeWhoWalks  +   558d ago
I have noticed it, which is why I tend to ignore them. Continuous redundancy with little to nothing that truly aids the idea. "Is the Uncharted series dead"? Um.....based on what? Why would such a question need to be asked?

That said, the author seems like a reasonable guy - thus, would probably warrant a good discussion.
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I hope 4 is the last one (at least with the current characters). If they make Uncharted 5 then at least let it have a whole new cast rather than just milking the ones they have. They apparently have no problem doing it with the last of us so they should do the same with Uncharted.
OrangePowerz  +   558d ago
Part of why I play and like Uncharted games is the cast. It's like doing a new Indiana Jones without Indy.
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LOGICWINS  +   558d ago
And ND can EASILY create a new cast that Sony fans will scoop up like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

UC4 could have had a brand new cast and it would be getting just as many pre-orders only for the fact that ND made it and the graphics look "purdy".
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OrangePowerz  +   558d ago
I was quite concerned when they showed the first teaser that Nathan wouldn't be the main character.

I rather see the series end instead of some other cast replacing Nathan, Sully and co. Just like why I don't really look forward to MGS5 because Snake without David Hayter isn't Snake for me and that's a big part of why I like MGS or why I couldn't be bothered with Scrubs after many main characters left. So yeah they wouldn't get my pre order for an UC game without the usual cast.

I love ND games, but without Nathan Uncharted isn't Uncharted for me. I can life without Joel and Ellie in a TLoU sequel since their story was told and there are many many other survivors left in the universe to make a story around. It was a specific story arc of for these two characters that had a clear start and end. The same just doesn't apply for me to Uncharted and Nathan since it's like Indiana Jones. There isn't any specific start or end or specific story arc. While there are some parts of story that carry over between the games the main story is self contained. And you can play any of the 3 games without encountering really any moment where you get lost because you didn't play any of the other games.
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LOGICWINS  +   558d ago
I don't see the issue with just can't have Nate as the lead anymore. ND has made it clear that this is the end of the Drake storyline.

UC3 should've ended Nate's story IMO, but ND has proven they can create compelling storylines. Nate will have a VERY good reason to be back for a new adventure.
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Joey_Leone  +   558d ago
Nope, the uncharted series is untouchable.
Godmars290  +   558d ago
It should either ended with this fourth installment, or the baton needs to be past to a new protagonist.

Who, oddly can't/shouldn't be female...for obvious reasons.
MegaRay  +   558d ago
Racism! We need Unraided!
LordMaim  +   558d ago
Drake is what makes the franchise. Uncharted without him is just manslaughter in the jungle.
Aldous_Snow  +   558d ago
PSNghost88  +   558d ago
Oh nose!
Gamer777  +   558d ago
What type of title is this ? Uncharted 3 sold like 6 million copies and has a metacritic score in 90s.
WeAreLegion  +   558d ago
Is my tabloid-style title too obvious?
ocelot07  +   558d ago
I honestly don't believe this is the last of Drake to be honest with you. I think after uncharted 4 they will make a prequel of some sort like the Golden Abyss on the Vita. Maybe even a game where we play as a younger Sully.
MysticStrummer  +   558d ago
Ha ha Sully with young Nate as his Short Round.
Bathyj  +   558d ago
No time for love Dr Jones.
Bathyj  +   558d ago
I've been saying for ages I want Uncharted:The Sullivan Chronicles:Rise of the Scoundrel
Transporter47  +   558d ago
Uncharted dead let me think... far from it. When a series ends that doesn't mean its dead. All it means the series has ended.
PSNghost88  +   558d ago
So very precise with gammar. I'm impressed.
Jiiiiiiin  +   558d ago
There is uncharted 4
PSNghost88  +   558d ago
I bet the "Last of Us" movie comes out first. Casting drake will be hard.
Jiiiiiiin  +   558d ago
U're right!
JasonRoseEh  +   558d ago
They're making a sequel and a film. This is a moronic question to ask.
jay2  +   558d ago
Is the Uncharted Series Dead? No. A movie and a game are on the way how can it be dead when people thought they were watching a CGI movie 2 months ago, and we get a movie release date last week?
OrangePowerz  +   558d ago
Blossom into something great? Uncharted 2 was one of the best games last gen. Just give me something like that with better graphics and I'm as happy as can be. I would buy a remaster of the 3 games instantly with no questions asked. I don't want huge areas to explore or similar, areas of the size of TLoU is fine and other than that just more of the same of what UC2 made great.

A few tweakes to gunplay and AI and everything is good.
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daBUSHwhaka  +   558d ago
Uncharted 2 really has been the only one making any noise.The other two were sub par.A Thiefs End will change that mind you,looks sweet.If they can get those graphics with U2 story and cinematic gameplay then we're in for a huge treat.
OrangePowerz  +   558d ago
I really liked the first one. It had it's problems that's for sure, but I still consider it a very good game and it was quite different from the sequels just like Golden Abyss that was more like the first one. Still prefer UC2 because that's when they ironed out most of the issues from the first.
ado908  +   558d ago
How wasn't uncharted 2 like the second or third most awarded game of last gen? The last of us being first? Uncharted has a bigger user base than the last of us.
KYU2130  +   558d ago
I am an uncharted fan. I replay all of the games in the series when I have nothing better to play, and I think it's time to let the series go after the next one releases. why? You ask. Well you've sen the main characters evolve and the story for Drake has been told, if the series continues Drake would have to be the mentor and pass the torch to someone else. Since it's quite obvious this is an older Drake we should find out how his relationships have changed and if he is settling down and if he is hanging up his holsters.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   558d ago
Hell no it isn't. Every Uncharted game has been fantastic imo. Give me more please. UC4 will be stellar because that's just what Naughty Dog does.
turdburgler1080  +   558d ago
Dead as a door nail. Sony needs to find another dead horse to beat.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   558d ago
Ms should do the same for halo lame ass game!!!
SynestheticRoar  +   558d ago
Hell no.
SilentNegotiator  +   558d ago
"Must...get... views!!"
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pop-voxuli  +   558d ago
Uncharted 4 says "NO"
CPTN MITCHELL  +   558d ago
Is Call of duty dead? there I fix the title
Vyktar  +   558d ago
I hope so.
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