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Uncharted 3 - Naughty Dog "already know what they want to do"

SystemLink: "If it passed you by, Uncharted 3 was basically announced in January. Nolan North is definitely back as Nathan Drake, and Naughty Dog boasts that the game will be graphically superior to Uncharted 2." (Dev, Industry, Naughty Dog, PS3)

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theonlylolking  +   1955d ago
"If it passed you by, Uncharted 3 was basically announced in January. Nolan North is definitely back as Nathan Drake, and Naughty Dog boasts that the game will be graphically superior to Uncharted 2."

I think they will be using MLAA this time.

I just replayed the first level of uncharted 2 again and I dont know how I stopped playing that game.
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1955d ago
if ND didn't know what they wanted to do, it would still come out to be a masterpiece. Day one for me anyway.
-Alpha  +   1955d ago
I'd love to see:

-More complex puzzles
-More varied boss battles
-More co-op
-More Sully
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number47  +   1955d ago
Since UC was dubbed "DUDE RAIDER" I had my hopes up for it actually
being a slight rip off of tombraider... exploring & puzzles.. But its just not that type of game. The puzzles could be more difficult though.. or require some searching. But yeah, it would be a different game.

Can someone just make a normal tomb raider?

Anton Chigurh  +   1955d ago
Nothing but
Respect for Naughty GODS. Can't wait for Uncharted 3
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Aquarius  +   1955d ago
they should introduce diving to Uncharted too.
blahblah  +   1955d ago
anything but boss battles. and less killing more exploring if possible.

while killing doesn't bother me so much, boss battles and their randomness pissed me off. uc1 and the enemy waves were much better and required you giving your best. uc2 boss battles were requiring 99% of luck and 1% of non sense (I almost felt like fighting final boss in R&C:ToD without groovytron). if they really do boss battles again, then best thing ND can do is explore how well DS implemented them, not one death was random
-Alpha  +   1955d ago

IMO the boss battles in UC2 were a letdown and weren't as creative. A lot of it was blindfiring and running in circles except for the chopper battle.

I'd like to see better boss battles. As for puzzles, number47 made a good point on that it's not Tomb Raider.

IMO the puzzles were way too easy and some of it was just filler. But if you make them TOO hard it breaks away from the experience. I think puzzles should require some more thinking but they shouldn't be frustratingly impossible that it breaks away from the action for too long.

Regardless, UC3 is going to be fantastic. I hope to see ND do Jak 4 sometime before the PS3 cycle ends, I adored these guys since Jak 2/Spyro.
CernaML  +   1955d ago
if ND didn't know what they wanted to do, it would still come out to be a masterpiece. Day one for me anyway."

I bet if they even wanted to create a piece of crap and tried so hard to make it the worst game they have ever made, it would STILL win GOTY.
Redempteur  +   1955d ago
More co-op ! thoses 3 missions weren't nearly as enough to satisfy me ..
( they were still awesome )
inveni0  +   1955d ago
I would love to see them do something pushing fantasy a little more with the setting, but realism a little more with the story.
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number47  +   1955d ago
Really guys...13 disagrees?
I know the sony brethren run this site, but christ... its like a pack of wolves sometimes. Friendly fire guys..

Friendly fire.
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nycredude  +   1955d ago
Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they are sony fanboys.
KiRBY3000  +   1955d ago
Spyro is by Insomniac, Naughty dog made the Crash Bandicoot series.
-Alpha  +   1955d ago
Sorry, I meant Crash, hence the similarities between him and Jak :D
Cenobia  +   1955d ago
They really need to bring Eddy Raja back. He was an awesome not-so-villain.

The interactions they had in Uncharted 1 were great and they could do a lot with that if they met up again.
Imperator  +   1955d ago

Yea, it was also called best game of this generation, one of the best games ever, and is the most awarded game of all time... but I guess you forgot about that right? LMAO.
ExplosionSauce  +   1955d ago
@ number47
Regardless of what Uncharted was dubbed by the fanboys, it is almost nothing like Tomb Raider.

I mean, he hunts for treasure. But here are other games that have much more in common with each other than UC with TR. I mean, go to a store and look at all the games that share not just gameplay, but themes in common.

Just look at the gameplay itself. I love the TR series, but the TR games I grew up playing were a lot more puzzle based, getting through traps and fighting off wild animals.
Uncharted is a lot more combat based, with mercenaries and whatnot. It's hard to explain, but when you play one game and then play the other, there isn't much alike.
morganfell  +   1955d ago
When we met with Amy Hennig at GDC and discussed the design of Uncharted 1 and 2, one of the points she brought up in a very subtle manner is that the Uncharted titles are adventure games. They aren't shooters, they are adventure games with shooting. They aren't puzzle games, they are adventure games with puzzle elements.

The games have to be made for the majority. The game has to move at a certain pace and rhythm. We discussed the puzzles and the gist was that if the puzzles were to be too complex then it drags down the natural ebb and flow of the game. Her vocal regret was two places in Uncharted 2 where the difficulty spiked - yes, one of the spots that she didn't like in it's published form was the fight with Drazen.

On a personal note I think they know what they are doing. More GOTY awards than any title in history is a strong indicator they are on the right track. I don't really care to have them monkey around too much with an already proven formula. The last thing I want to hear myself say is, "Crap, why couldn't they just let well enough alone."
ChineseDemocracy  +   1955d ago
The thought of Uncharted 3 makes me sweat like a hooker in church :)
sikbeta  +   1955d ago
BEAST!!! I can't even imagine how Amazing it will be... A total blast....

Uncharted 3 FTFW!!!!
Hideo_Kojima  +   1954d ago
Why wouldn't they know what they want to do?
Its been almost 12 months and they are not amateurs they have the perfect formula they just need to carry on using it now.

They made Uncharted 2 in just 23-24 months.

I would be shocked if they actually hadn't decided on an idea yet and hadn't started making the next game.
TheLastGuardian  +   1955d ago
Obviously Uncharted 3 will come eventually. I highly doubt Naughty Dog is going to stop at 2 with the sucess that the first 2 games had. I'd love to play many more adventures starring Nathan Drake and so do millions of other fans.
jony_dols  +   1955d ago
Uncharted 3 : Atlantis.

That would Epic. Imagine what they could with all those water effects.
Shaka2K6  +   1955d ago
Sequel to one of the best games of all time? count me in.
Gue1  +   1955d ago
Now we are taking about, the Naughty Gods are at it again to show to everybody of what the PS3's capable of.
UP  +   1955d ago
RPG elements would be great for the franchise.
Gam3s4lif3  +   1955d ago
That aint really surprising
DigitalAnalog  +   1955d ago
This is excellent
I hope they do implement a "sandbox" approach this time around. Like Tomb Raider, you can can choose a number of ways to finish the level (I.E. multiple routes to gain item parts to proceed). Swimming levels, vertical levels and much more.

-End statement
avengers1978  +   1954d ago
Can't wait, and I hope they do some story that has him in america, and possible some urban environments, that you know aren't run down sh!t holes.
Day one for me, when ever that is.
CantHaveOpinionsHere  +   1954d ago
uc3 will be better than 1&2. 1 was great but 2 was a disappointment for me. Maybe uc3 can earn my $65. Although, I wouldn't mind paying 17.99 for uc2
tacosRcool  +   1954d ago
Its gonna be another Game of the Year contender!
DeathGazer  +   1955d ago
The sooner the better.

Love the Drake!
belal  +   1955d ago
uncharted is the best action adventure indiana jones styled
game evver created along side with mgs4,gow3,killzone and ratchet.
pedrami91  +   1955d ago
Second this !
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Xbro  +   1955d ago
I agree with this, but take away Killzone.

Great game, but not the best, no.3 looks like it could slap shit though.
Why o why  +   1955d ago
was a mile better than the latest indiana jones film

how about that
BillOreilly  +   1955d ago
Hell dont ever badmouth indy. Best character ever invented. Hed slap the shit outa drake. The iniana jones movies have soul. Uncharted is hella good but come on nothing beats indy!!!
Why o why  +   1954d ago
nothing beats indy
i know but the last film got sh!tted on by Drakes 2. Poor, poor film
dredgewalker  +   1954d ago
Gotta agree that the last Indy film was a disappointment and I got easily bored watching it.
iammason  +   1955d ago
Try and mention other games other than ones under Sony's belt. Makes you look like a raving fanboy.

Or maybe you're just a youngster who has no idea about what other good games there are.
Imperator  +   1955d ago
He's not a fanboy, it's simply a fact that Sony produces the most ground-breaking and overall best games around.
Roozium  +   1954d ago

Wow, wake up maybe? Super Mario is the best platformer around, Ratchet and Clank doesn't have a chance. And Killzone isn't even good, 6/10 at it's height. I'll give him Uncharted 2 because that's one of the best adventure games ever. MGS3 is way better than MGS4.
WLPowell  +   1954d ago
@ Roozium
you're right MGS3 is better than MGS4, and MGS3 was made on what system?

And when Mario introduced shooting (Sunshine) it was weaksauce compared to R&C:UYA. Mario is good at just doing mario, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Paradise Lost  +   1955d ago
They could easily make a movie out of uncharted.
Fishy Fingers  +   1955d ago
They are. Or at least in the process of trying.
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bustamove  +   1954d ago
I hope it's not a disaster. We need a good Uncharted movie. .__.

As for uncharted 3, count me in dammit. I'll even replay 1 and 2 to prepare myself for it.
RedPawn  +   1955d ago
I want zip lines so I can kick people off high areas, in dynamic fashion.

some underwater action, somewhere.

I large plains stampede/vechicle chase, which you have to escape in cargo plane, in front a giant gorge.

I hope drake does some serious spelunking, with some cool slide areas.

I love this series, and I honestly believe is single handedly defines this Gen.

Oh, and a group of treasure theif type bosses, with their own skills to battle Drake.
jrbeerman11  +   1955d ago
this game will be a monster

cant wait
ELite_Ghost  +   1954d ago
co-op story should be be without nathan drake, just like R2. That was the bomb!
SandRazor  +   1955d ago
Make a PSP2 (or PSP) Uncharted Game!
Now that would be sweet!!!
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Leafhopper  +   1955d ago
No thanks
I am already dealing enough with Valkyria Chronicles now being on the PSP as it is, don't rope Uncharted with this as well.
SandRazor  +   1955d ago
I loved Valkyria Chronicles 2 and I think Uncharted should have a spin-off or something on the PSP2 (if not PSP).
ZombieAutopsy  +   1955d ago
Wouldn't mind a spin-off (prequel maybe) when the PSP2 releases if it has 2 analog sticks I just don't want them to make naughty dog develop it, I'd want them to write the story but I'd much rather them stick to the Ps3.
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TheLastGuardian  +   1955d ago
I would love to see an Uncharted game on the PSP2 as long as it didn't take time away from Naughty Dog developing PS3 games. They should get Ready at Dawn to develop it. They make great PSP spin offs for the God Of War series.
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RedPawn  +   1955d ago
Well maybe that's what PSP2 will do.
Leafhopper  +   1955d ago
...Nevermind I have enough space marines in my games. Please stick with treasure hunting ND.
RedPawn  +   1955d ago
Get your "DIET" on Yuri.

GiantJedi  +   1955d ago
Hope its some egyptian thing...Uncharted 3 can have the "best looking sand in any video game" kinda like U2 and snow.
abc1233  +   1955d ago
UC3 will be the greatest game ever!
NYC_Gamer  +   1955d ago
Naughty Dog will reach new heights with graphics/gameplay....
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1955d ago
this uncharted logo looks legit
Leafhopper  +   1955d ago
I agree
Although I say they should change the color. Maybe a Blue 3 and underline.
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1955d ago
well i guess it depends on what kind of environment they're going for
enkeixpress  +   1955d ago
Can't wait! :D :D :D
CoxMulder  +   1955d ago

The disagree-fairy doesn't like even the pointer sisters..
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1955d ago
OMG i cant wait to see what Uncharted 3 will look like!! Both Uncharted 1,2 are my favorite games ever!!!
FAGOL  +   1955d ago
So we might be looking at a late 2011 or early 2012 release by the looks of it. I can't WAIT!
Alcohog  +   1955d ago
I'd put money on Fall 2011, with the first gameplay demo at E3 a la UC2.
blackburn5  +   1955d ago
UC2 was already dazzling. I think UC3 will probably burn my eyes out of my sockets. I mean i thought UC2 was the limit but they are saying that they could do better? Damn! I am hoping for more vehicle action sequences and more challenging puzzles.
colonel179  +   1955d ago
I just replayed Uncharted 2 for the third time. I have a blast playing it. I also play it normal to be able to enjoy the environments and the visuals, and not get killed often.
Convas  +   1955d ago
Confirmed: E3 2011 is going to be poppin' son!

Can't wait! Sony'll be on fire with Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, and The Last Guardian!

Looking forward to seeing what Mr. Drake will get himself into next!
colonel179  +   1955d ago
Infamous 2, too.

Depending on what they say in January, Final Fantasy Versus XII..
cranium  +   1955d ago
Unicron  +   1955d ago
1) Dont tamper with MP once its out (1.05 patch im lookin at YOU)

2) Better last boss

= Best game ever.
BeaArthur  +   1955d ago
I was about to say the same thing as far as the MP goes. More damage, less damage, it doesn't matter, just don't change it.
mastiffchild  +   1955d ago
To this day the worst thing about U2 MP is the numnber of times a game just ends because of host connections dropping out. If ever a game needed dedicateds on PSN it was U2 but I guess they didn't KNOW how successful the multi would be? Certainly, I'd rather they left creaky P23P behind this time out. Warhawk and R2 benefit SO much from having proper dedicateds that it makes tons of sense to me for U3 to have them-even Gears3 is looking like having them so come on ND/Sony make it so! Also, getting punished for "leaving" a game where it's not anything to do with you as it just effed up always felt a bit tight. Rarely happens on even other P2P games, mind, so maybe they just ended up choosing the wrong host for some reason?

Do agree, though, don't change a MP basics when everyone's used to them(see also KZ2 controls)-I enjoyed the final boss fight in U2 though but I suppose something grander for a finale would be amazing.

I'd like them to have a Nose flavour to the treasure hunting this time around. Maybe searching for some ancient Viking artifact of amazing power with scenes set in Fjords, low land deciduous and highland Pine forests and so on. Norse mythology and religion allows for some amazing tales in and of itself and is ripe for manipulation at the hands of Amy H! Even the Gods(Thor, Loki-a god of mischief FFS!-, Hera and Odin are all quite complex in the way their stories have been recorded and handed down already)have a lot of character to draw on and mixed with bits of Viking lore that could take Drake from Scandinavia through the Hebrides wind swept splendour and on to the US via Greenland and a stop off in volcanic Iceland and there's a plethora of varied and exciting set ups for Drake action!

I'd loved to see Drake racing his nemesis(with added Sully natch)tracing the footsteps of Viking settlers and raiders while uncovering some secrets of how they managed it all so long ago. Obviously there's a lot of other stuff and other histories and myths to raid but I think the Viking route would be cool as all hell if done well-and when it's been tried before it's just got a bit daft(TR I'm looking at you!). whatever happens, though, I'm already pretty sure it'll be a quality and inventive outing from ND and Nate.
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nycredude  +   1955d ago
Bro I rarely have that problem when I play UC2 mp. Maybe you should check your connection.
TheColbertinator  +   1955d ago
Uncharted 3 created by Naughty God :)
velocitygamer  +   1955d ago
No No No...
I want more of Sully's ass :P
schola21  +   1955d ago
Though I respected the original and hated the sequels, the National Treasure movies are a perfect source structure for Uncharted 3.

Taking Drake's exploration to dense urban areas could be phenomenal. I could imagine a great stage that takes place in the streets of Philadelphia with traffic, shoot outs, chases, etc.

It seems like the first two games avoided the U.S. intentionally. They should craft a story that features the U.S. in a way that hasn't been done yet.

Though, Resistance 3 may run that idea through the ringer...Viva la Playstation!!!
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cranium  +   1955d ago
Uncharted is about discovery, hunting treasure and exploration. Taking the series to an urban environment would sort of clash with the overall theme.
slutface  +   1955d ago
Go get em naughty dog!
frostypants  +   1955d ago
Graphically I just want to see a higher polygon count in the character models.

Gameplay-wise, it would be cool if they went further with the "grab-n-throw" move in multiplayer (when you pull people off the ledge). For example, maybe the ability to CATCH your teammates as they are falling...or help throw them to a ledge that would otherwise be unreachable...stuff like that.

Story-wise I hope they once again base their story on actual cultures and mythology as they did in Uncharted 2.
jaosobno  +   1955d ago
Naughty Dog boasts that the game will be graphically superior to Uncharted 2.

WTF?!?! MY EYES!!!

Naughty Dog, you are best of the best!
TheShow01  +   1955d ago
wow ....
graphically superior .... they can still squeeze more out of the PS3? ...just wow ... maybe they've found a way to unlock the last SPU ...I thought uncharted 2 was as far as you could go in terms of visuals on the PS3, they did say uncharted 2 used close to 100 percent of ps3 power ... hmmm .. but maybe they will tweak certain elements of the game to free up some space.. I dunno ... I just know that ND will deliver ... GO Naughty Dog !!!
DigitalAnalog  +   1955d ago
"they did say uncharted 2 used close to 100 percent of ps3 power"
That is incorrect. Naughty Dog stated that they've utilized 100% of SPU's, meaning they're always constantly running without being idle. It's like saying the 4WD is running in all 4 wheels at the same time instead of the "rear 2".

Engine refinements on the other hand is a totally different story. Most likely 60% - 70% of the PS3's power. Added to that MLAA, adjusting for power inflation could also mean a 10 - 20% boost in extra performance.

-End statement
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Yawnier  +   1955d ago
Please More Sully in the next game!!!
Digitaldude  +   1955d ago
Clown as last boss thanks.
xXManiakMikachuXx  +   1955d ago
More graphically superior means that we will all go blind while playing. I think it will be worth it.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1955d ago
And only possible on the System Computer Entertainment AKA PlayStation 3.

Like Uncharted 2.
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Prcko  +   1955d ago
can't waaaiit!!!!
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blackburn5  +   1955d ago
Just make sure Elena is in this one. In a bikini.In fact give us bikini skins for Chloe and Elena. Do that for me ND and i will love you forever with no strings attached.@ PhilipLarkin. No way. String bikinis definitely.LOL.Would love to see those ladies assets in a string bikini especially Elena. Sigh.
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PhilipLarkin  +   1955d ago
Is that loving Naughty Dog without strings, or the bikinis without strings?
velocitygamer  +   1955d ago
Tits or gtfo
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