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IGN - Where Is the Uncharted 3 Review?

IGN's final verdict on Nate and Sully's latest adventure is just around the corner. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

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Karooo  +   997d ago
Meh IGN review = lame.
iamnsuperman  +   997d ago
If it is anything like there Gears 3 review then it is going to be a bad review. Usually IGN reviews are ok but for some reason ,to me, that one felt like it was written by a child.
PaPa-Slam  +   997d ago
Dante112  +   997d ago
I think they're gonna dump on UC3 since most of the journalists there bought into that UC3 vs GeOW 3 bs.

@ Drake

Lol, word. Followed by the "OH! They gave GeOW 3 a 9. UC3 fails" *troll face* comments. I'm buying it regardless of what IGN gives it.
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DrakesOnAPlane  +   997d ago
IGN died the day they gave GTA4 a 10/10. Ever since then, it has been pure IGNorance.

IGN will give Uncharted 3 an 8.9/10 guaranteed.
LOGICWINS  +   997d ago
^^It's not getting an 8.9. IGN only uses .5 intervals now.
Trophywhore  +   997d ago
IGN gave U2 a 9.5 just so all you anti ign guys know. Id expect at least a 9 from them this time around.
nix  +   997d ago
@drakesonaplane: yup.. it died for me too. nowadays i just don't take reviews that seriously. i played GTAIV and man.. it was soooo boring. i gave up the game after 33 hours. sad part is, it's the highest rated game at metacritic. almost everyone gave it 10/10.

OT: IGN always asks these stupid questions...
Marceles  +   997d ago
IGN always has the weirdest scoring

"Graphics 10/10: best game we've ever seen
"Gameplay 10/10: best game we've ever played
"Presentation 10/10: controls and story are second to none"
"Overall: 7.5"
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Marceles  +   997d ago
IGN always has the weirded scoring

"Graphics 10/10: best game we've ever seen
"Gameplay 10/10: best game we've ever played
"Presentation 10/10: controls and story are second to none"
"Overall: 7.5"
sticky doja  +   997d ago
To me GTA4 was a 10 until I started putting more and more hours into it. It might be the reviewer wasn't given enough time to do a complete playthrough.

I have been using IGN since before it was IGN for helpfull reviews and more. Anyone else remember secretsofthesegasagas.com?
rumplstilts  +   997d ago

Was it ignorant when they gave Uncharted 2 Game of the Year?

I think you're the ignorant one.

Besides, when you have a publication with more than 1 reviewer, expecting consistency is folly.
Kingdom Come  +   997d ago
Gears of War 3 is a 10/10 Game. IGN should have ATLEAST have given it an 9.5, especially considering the fact that they gave the quite disappointing Resistance 3 9.0 also. After playing the bea, I would consider it wrong for Uncharted to score higher than Gears as Gears has both an incredible Singleplayer AND Perfect Multiplayer, Uncharted 3's multiplayer has always been a let down.
kingdavid  +   997d ago
The thing I hate about IGN is their outlandish claims in their reviews:

"Is it possible to give MGS 4 an 11/10?"

"GTA 4's script is worthy of an oscar"

Not to mention most of their reviews feel written by an 11 year old.

I mean when IGN is one of the most popular gaming websites for reviews, i think its little wonder gaming sometimes isnt taken as seriously as movies and music.
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Shackdaddy836  +   997d ago
They have a couple people who are really good at reviewing and a couple people who are horrible. It really all depends on which person a game gets for them.
DigitalRaptor  +   997d ago
@ Kingdom Come
Seriously man?

If Uncharted 3 was a single player game only, it would still receive accolades, because that's where its strengths lie. Uncharted 3 will have a sensational campaign, probably one of the best of all time. Gears 3 won't and can't touch it!

For what it is, Uncharted 3's multiplayer is comprehensively inclusive and great. It has that unique adventure/platforming gameplay and most of all, it's so damn fun! To say this is Naughty Dog's 2nd outing in multiplayer gameplay is bloody amazing! How many multiplayer games have Epic worked on now? 10-15?

Gears 3's multiplayer should be perfect, but it's clearly not, since nothing is. "Perfect" is not a word to use lightly when it comes to judging games!
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Drake117  +   997d ago
I bet IGN gives it a 9.5 or maybe even a 10 who knows, if u ppl actually payed attention you would see that ign loves uncharted like the rest of us. Idk what is with all the GTA 4 hate, that game was ridiculously amazing and i personally agree that it deserved a 10/10. Oh and to dude that said its guaranteed to get a 8.9, IGN only works in .5 increments now so that's impossible.
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Kurt Russell  +   997d ago
I don't trust that guys guarantee - dodgy dealer if you ask me.
Virus201  +   997d ago
But if they give Uncharted a 10 you will be like "OMG i love Uncharted. That was a great review!"

I know that Uncharted 3 will have amazing review scores across all gaming sites. But I think people are going to say that they don't like a certain website because you think that Uncharted 3 will get a bad review.

The best thing anyone can do is just buy the game because its will be amazing no matter what.
Jamzluminati  +   997d ago
They're gonna 6.5 it.
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   997d ago
Gamespot and classic game room hd reviews are better imo.
Joule  +   997d ago
Will it get a 10/10 like MGS4?
Undeadwolfy  +   997d ago
IMO MGS4 deserved that 10/10.
Who  +   997d ago

I love the Uncharted series, but it's not perfect [for me at least]. Great visuals, story-execution, and character developments are there but the gameplay for me - not so much. I agree that MGS4 holds up to it's 10/10 [even today]. I still play MGO regularly in fact.

Where Uncharted lacks [platforming, gunfights], MGS4 makes up for. And before everyone starts knockin', remember this is just my opinion.
Drake117  +   997d ago
Thats funny u talk about mgs 4 gameplay when i honestly don't remember any of it lol. I remember that game being like atleast 50% cut-scene. Just my opinion lol i'm not the dude that likes to watch my games i like to play them.
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andibandit  +   997d ago
Seriously MGS4 was a great game, but sometimes too much of something is just plain bad. Im specifically talking about the looong cutscenes.
Never wanted a fast forward function before that.
ghaleon1980  +   996d ago
I'm about as big of an MGS fan as you can get but I don't get all of this blind love for MGS4's gameplay... Story wise it was a great game but the game play was definitely was one of it's weaker points if you look at it objectively. Disagree if you want, this is N4G afterall so anything that doesnt put MGS/UC/Sony on a pedestal gets disagrees.
NukaCola  +   997d ago
Shut up IGN and give your frigging 10/10 already. Quit dangling that you are playing it now and teasing your review. We know where your hiding that 10/10, it's behind that hate you have that wants not to give it. GIVE IT MEOW!
LOGICWINS  +   997d ago
LOL, they'll probably give it a 9 just to make people like you angry.
NukaCola  +   997d ago
What is a person like me? This is the internet, no one knows who anyone really is.
Relientk77  +   997d ago
I do want to see the IGN review, and other reviews. It doesnt really matter though I already pre-ordered Uncharted 3 so im getting it. I'm just curious what the review scores will be.
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LarVanian  +   997d ago
You know if I was the IGN reviewer, I would be extremely tempted to post a 7.5/10 score just to see the reaction lol......but then of course I would retract it and put up the correct score (which I'm guessing will be a 9.5).
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LOGICWINS  +   997d ago
LOL same.
JohnApocalypse  +   997d ago
so is it going to be before the Battlefield 3 review O_o
Michael-Jackson  +   997d ago
Another review preview... I don't mind a heads up but I noticed this week, that they are really milking that idea to gain more hits on their site.

Plzzz stoppp
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Papertiger  +   997d ago
I agree. Its kind of redundant to do a "preview review". Whoever came up with that lame concept, needs to stop it. All they're doing is attempting to stretch the anticipation in an outright annoying fashion.
Fishy Fingers  +   997d ago
9.5+ OMG IGN are awesome...
9.5- OMG IGN is teh bias...

That's usually the way it plays out.
Tarantino_Life  +   997d ago
9.5- "OMG ppl stop complaining. Have you played the game"

9.5+ " OMG IGN is biased. Clearly they have sucked up so much to ND that is why they gave the score:Its a linear by the numbers game"

Thats usually the way it plays out.
Apocwhen  +   997d ago
Yep, pretty much.

Some people are going to tear shreds off of sites who rate it lower than 9.

It'll play out something like this, as it usually does:

1. Site X Sucks anyway, I don't trust their reviews

2. Microsoft paid them off

3. This Site is a joke, they gave <<Insert game title here>> a higher score.
Undeadwolfy  +   997d ago
Lol you can blame IGN for getting a reputation like that in the first place.

Forza 3 - 9.4
Yada yada yada yada 'Definitive Racing Game of this Generation'

Gran Turismo 5 - 8.5
Forza 3 had nothing on GT5... meh 8.5 will do...

MW2 - 9.4 WTF?
Black Ops - 8.5

Yet they give GREAT games like:

Pixeljunk Shooter 2 - 8.2
Just Cause 2: 8.4

These games should have scored 1.0 higher. They are fantastic.
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Virus201  +   997d ago
But that's the problem. A lot of people are too busy comparing games that have similar play styles. We should look at them as what they are "their own games". Do be mad if one gmed get a higher score than another game than is similar to it. There might have been frame rate issues or other bugs or glitches that might have brought the score down. That I why I prefer to not get into the Uncharted vs Gears, or the Gt5 vs Forza 4 because that to me is a stupid battle that no one will ever win.
Myze  +   997d ago
I don't think IGN is biased or anything like that, but I do think their writing it bland and uniform. All of their reviews follow a pattern when reading it and there almost seems to be a format sheet they use when writing them. While I doubt that's true, it does seem that way when reading their reviews. To be fair though, there are quite a few sites/magazines that do this, and it just points out a lack of writing skill, or rather, writing ingenuity.

The few reviews the release that are not this way are not all bad. I do sometimes notice inconsistencies in their scoring (not platform specific), which tells me they have opinions on their staff that vary a lot. Honestly, I don't like a site that has massive variations in opinion, because it really makes their reviews seems irrelevant from one game to the other for comparison purposes. (For example, Jim Sterling of Destructoid, his taste in games is so strange at times, I hate their site because of him, and often think he says/scores the way he does simply for hits, kind of like Armond White does with movie reviews.)
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GraveLord  +   997d ago
If they score it lower than U2 there will be fanboys in tears.
If they score it higher than U2 the other fanboys will be in tears.

IGN can't really win. They will piss people off no matter what score they give it.
LarVanian  +   997d ago
I can be a bit of a PS3 fanboy at times, but to be honest I really don't care what score IGN gives Uncharted 3. I will still buy it day one and play the hell out of it.
nycredude  +   997d ago
IGN can't win cause they are retarded hit whores. I mean 2 articles previewing a review? Are you fucking serious?

They can give it 9.5-10 to 7.5-8.5 it doesn't change the state of IGN, which is sad at best.

I used to go there all the time, even logged in. Now I stay away no matter what.
Crystallis  +   997d ago
"""IGN can't really win. They will piss people off no matter what score they give it"""

IGN put themselves in this position. Their reviews are horrible and inconsistent. They only have themselves to blame.

Edit:Oh, how can I forgot that they are biased also.
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Bobets  +   997d ago
To hell with the reviews.

MW3 = 10/10
"OMFG so fresh,innovative and epic"

Uncharted 3= 8/10
"More of the same but better than last game"
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CynicalVision  +   997d ago
Sums it up pretty nicely, Gametrailers did something similar when reviewing Uncharted 2 "More of the same" yet gave their game of the year to Call Of Duty.
ZombieAssassin  +   997d ago
Ha Bobets summed up why most people hate IGN (and most reviewers), they give free passes to some games like CoD but then slam others for not innovating and being too much like the one that came before.
Disccordia  +   997d ago
They gave Black Ops an 8.5 and Uncharted 2 a 9.5 and GotY. Enough with this madness already.
smashcrashbash  +   997d ago
I don't know. IGN went easy on Ratchet and Clank all 4 One while others were ready to bury it. Maybe they are not so bad after all and there is hope for them yet. Just a thought. Feel free to disagree
undercovrr  +   997d ago
great point, Ign gave All 4 One a solid 8. Ign has had a rough patch in about 2009 and early 2010, but I think their reviews have gotten better. People need to stop judging them by their past mistakes.
CLOUD1983  +   997d ago
I LoL hard when I read this guys comment at IGN:


"If Elena is pregnant 10, if not 9.5"

"If there is a scene where you get to make her pregnant 10.5 "

hahaha very good can I give this guy a bubble some way? :P
undercovrr  +   997d ago
Lol yeah i read that too!
smashcrashbash  +   997d ago
Ha, thats funny. Humor is something that you don't see in gamers these days. Good to see there are people who can still make and take a joke.
MidnytRain  +   997d ago
Is a review even necessary for UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE'S DECEPTION?
Szarky  +   997d ago
EXACTLY... it's going to be epic.

Probably one of the very few SP campaigns I REALLY enjoy, so much so that playing a 2nd time is still very enjoyable.
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ZombieAssassin  +   997d ago
Hell I played through Uc2 almost 6 times and enjoyed it immensely every time. Gotta say ND really showed the industry they still have what it takes to make the best games around.
despair  +   997d ago
depending on the reviewer it will range between 9.0-10.0 not lower. But who cares Collector edition release day delivery from amazon is all I need :)
Game0N  +   997d ago
teasing a review could only mean one thing, it's going to be a really high score. Otherwise all this bullshit is going to backfire and there will be hell on those ign forums.
NeverLetGo  +   997d ago
"Uncharted 2 got a 9.5 and while Uncharted 3 is a lot better, it's not 'way' better, so for that reason we're giving Uncharted 3 a lower score than Uncharted 2." - IGN reviewer

Logic like that is absurd and ridiculous.

Better game = Better score

It's that simple.
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peowpeow  +   997d ago
It shouldn't be though, otherwise every game will get higher til it reaches 10/10 assuming it's a little better than the last. There'll always be improvements but the bar is raised with time so it shouldn't always be a higher score
NeverLetGo  +   996d ago
Well, unless it's just as good, or even worse, then the reviews will/should probably go down.
yewles1  +   997d ago
Any takers for 8.5? XD
ArmGunar  +   997d ago
U2 doesn't got 9,5, I see 9/10 ...

U3 will have only 9 too, don't understand this website ..

And the 10 of Halo Reach LOL, doesn't deserve it !!
Drake117  +   997d ago
Dude idk wtf u are looking at but those aren't igns scores.
Rayansaki  +   997d ago
This is not Gears 3 or Call of Duty. You don't finish the game in 4 hours and post a review by copy pasting the review sent in by the developer. Give them time.
Mr Tretton  +   997d ago
I'm predicting a 9.5
Pintheshadows  +   997d ago
Uncharted 3 could get 1000 1/10 reviews. I'd still buy it and lick the box in a show of dog style affection.

Same with Skyrim. You are the one whose opinion matters. F*ck games journalists. Half of them started gaming when the 360 came out. What do they know.
Ares90  +   997d ago
I'm getting Uncharted regardless of the reviews
But I don't want bullshit conclusions that some reviewers think a game lacks. IGN is a master in that area.
SixShotCop  +   997d ago
I'll bet on an IGN score of no lower then 9.5. Which would make a perfect score the only other possibility.
Nikhil  +   997d ago
These articles are so stupid. IGN must not be doing very well if they've got to mine for hits like this... They've seriously started doing this for every major release. "Where is our review???" Oh, I know, waiting for the embargo to lift just like every other fucking website.
belal  +   997d ago
My prediction will be a 9.5. They wont score it higher than batman.
poo342947294792  +   997d ago
I say they do a 9.5 and that ign luv cliffy b's sac juice with a twist of whos yo daddy
Zephol  +   997d ago
cant wait for this review!!!
artsaber  +   997d ago
Perhaps IGN is...
Going over UC3 with 5 fine toothed combs to see what points they can deduct from things that are:

* Given a complete pass on other games
* ADDED bonus features that they don't personally like so much
* Not being anything new or different than Uncharted
* Too much variety (My personal favorite)
* For costing $59.99
* For being an exclusive to PS3
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Citizen_King  +   997d ago
You forgot..

*For actually being better looking than UC2, which got a ton of awards for graphics.

*Containing characters with depth with great dialog, and a story written by the legendary Amy Hennig.

*PS3 has too many exclusives on both Blu-Ray and the PSN, and they can't give every single one of them good scores. That wouldn't be right lol.
Buff1044  +   997d ago
This is why N4G is ridiculous...that a website would be able to gain so much heat and traffic for advertising a review that's more than three days away.
Ulf  +   997d ago
IGN will give the game 9.0, I'm pretty certain. That's the score they give to great titles that don't offer up some amazing new revelation, no matter how well done they are.

See: Gears of War 3 review.
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