Dutch gaming website XGN.nl comes up with a proper review of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, essential but not perfect.
i see nothing wrong with the melee system ,and the game being linear.
Be prepared for a lot of nit picking reviews for this game. No matter if its a 2 I will get it. It is like if they dont want it to be a high score game.
I know what you means. There are games out that dont deserved the high scores. Take for example Arkham City. . . dont get me wrong its an amazing game but if you ask me, ARKHAN ASYLUM is a better game. Hey but ARKHAN CITY is more open so lets give it a 10. People seems to forget rapidly... they forgot how good ARKHAM ASYLUM was and they forgot how amazing the animations were not only in Uncharted 2:Amongst Thieves but also in Uncharted: Drakes fortunes. So mi credibility for this review . . . 1/ 10
9.4 is a good score.. no game is perfect.. specially since reviews tend to be too opinionated and less objective.. plus if they gotta resort to nitpicking for the smallest things just means the game has very few flaws EDIT: @ Below inconsistencies in reviews is nothing new and has been present for ages now... and i doubt something changes soon.. "no game is perfect, no reviewer either." I know that.. you know that.. whats the point then.. you know reviewers are gonna do w/e the fawk they want
9.4 is a good review but the readings is what bothers me. . . they nitpick soo much. And saying some negatives about the animations is unforgivable. Dont come with the hipocritical statement that no game is perfect. I KNOW THAT. This is like when some sites gave a game a 6 and then the sequel comes and improves everything . They said the sequel is better but they gave it a 4. Isnt that hipocritical? If the sequel was better dont you expect a better score?? Same happened with a great mayority of sequels on the three consoles. Mario Galaxy 2, Gears 3, Forza 4 ... all were better sequels yet score lower. Same with Resistance 3, Killzone 3 and others... no game is perfect, no reviewer either.
That was kinda an weird review, you would think that they were playing Splinter Cell the way they talked about stealth (as if that was the main aspect of the UC series). The linear part was kinda off as well (they wanted an open world experience lol). Good score though, I would still have gotten the game if they scored it a 2.
Welcome to game reviewers this generation.
Actually, it's not that this game is getting nitpicked, but people are more nitpicky about the reviews. UC is an exclusive, there are simply more eyes on the reviews than any other game. I don't ever hear anyone complain about the nitpicking done to other games like Arkham City. You people need to accept that no game is ever perfect and if the reviewer felt that it was too linear then you cannot really say that he is being picky, he may just as well felt that the linearity detracted from the experience. Same goes for stealth. He's played the game, we haven't, yet I'm seeing people put down a 94 score and trying to damage control any sort of criticism.
@apo Since when was a 9.4 considered a low score? I loved the first two games and based on what ive seen of it so far i sure ass hell know that i will love this one just as much if not more. But some people just need to chill out.
It's the third game in the series and some people act surprised. It's like they've never played or known of a linear game before the Uncharted games were around. It hasn't stopped any game, including Uncharted, from being great. @-Alpha, I agree that no game is perfect, but these are hardly "flaws".
and this site is the only one so far, selected by metacritic
the melee system was disappointing? uh.. from what ive seen, it has IMPROVED. :D i do agree with the game being linear tho but idc. still getting the game.
All games with a good story are linear.
The Elder Scrolls, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Splinter Cell (earlier ones), Metal Gear Solid, Dragon Age series' and I disagree with you.
This site is messed up. These's 2 Uncharted 3 tags so all the news are divided. Uncharted 3 and uncharted 3 Drakes Deception.
I noticed that too. All the reviews are being split up because people are putting them under separate tags. So annoying ;/
Its the same for Modern Warfare 3. There's Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
I know it's a good score...don't think as me at not thinking a 9 is a bad score BUT....it's seems like the reviewer is nit picking at the so called "flaws"....so it's not the best stealth game, this aint Splinter Cell you know. "Finally better animations" Really....are they trying to say Uncharted never had good animations, Uncharted 2's were great, I didn't see anything wrong with them
"this aint Splinter Cell you know." didn't you find a better example than Splinter Cell, because Conviction was more Action than stealth.
There are more Splinter Cell games than Conviction. He/She could be harking back to the original SC formula.
@Gun Fisher, you do realise that the website is very roughly translated into english? "Finally better animations" could be taken in a number of ways. Also, IT IS AN OPINION PIECE. You might not have a problem with the stealth system at all. Maybe he was expecting more. I hate how often I need to point this out to people.
I really dont care what tha score is..You can rate UC3 0.1 and I will buy 3 copies just too be funny...
This game is golden and deserves to be put on a pedestal and paraded through town. People who disagree are seriously fankids. Do yourself a favor and have mommy and daddy buy you a PS3 for christmas so you can stop missing out on real exclusives. There's no shame in owning both consoles.
Who the hell put comma on a gaming score.
maybe they're coordinates..
I learned this in my Spanish class. In most other countries, instead of decimal points they use commas and visa versa So 7,348.23 would be 7.356,23 Yeah it's weird. 9,4=9.4
They complain that it's too linear? What do they want an open-world Uncharted?
finally better animations? if any game has the best animations it's uncharted 2. and linear is not a problem as long as you have choice as how you tackle levels. if anything i think uncharted benefits from it's linearity. i wouldn't want it any other way. How disappointing stealth elements? they didn't even have to include stealth, but it's there, and if it's anything like uncharted 2 then it will be great. i loved replaying levels in uncharted 2, trying to find ways to stealth everyone.
stealth is UC2 is alot of funny.I love tha face UC have hand to hand combat..yes it not perfect but its better then anything I have played..
Yeah, it was an option, not a necessity. I doubt they would change that. The animation comment is just plain dumb. Uncharted has the best animations in a game. By quite a long way as well. To add, it's Uncharted's nature to be linear. How could you expect otherwise. That's like me saying "I don't like hedgehogs because they're spiky". I love hedgehogs by the way.
also benefits from having amazing animations as well, but i agree, Uncharted 2 and DF both had best in class animations! And U3:DD is perhaps gonna be the best of the bunch!
Too linear, really?.....
well to be honest a TON of games get criticised for being to linear. why would uncharted be an exception? it doesn't necessarily translate into a bad thing, but i see games get minor deductions for linearity pretty often.
This site has been giving constantly good reviews so I am not going to argue with their nitpicking. Though I really am fond of the linearity of uncharted 2.
XGN? Theyre nothing but IGN wannabees
This is the first review on metacritic.
thats even more shocking
This is when it gets commical. Big releases come out...and people actually bitch about a 9.4 score. They complain that reviewers "nitpicked" the game too much in the actual article. How is giving a game 9.4 nitpicking? That is a fantastic score! All the "nitpicking" didnt seem to keep the game from getting rated very highly... Oh well... the passionate fans will never be satisfied unless its a 10 and even then they might find fault in the review.
No sunshine. The problem is, is that other particular titles have come out and have automatically been given a perfect score, yet they have more relevant issues than the ones that are apparently in U3, as per this reviewer. Like almost always, this being a Sony exclusive IP, it gets ripped apart 10 ways from Sunday. Shit, whats next? The one part of the box art wasn't glossy enough.
Well sugar plumb, I wasn't aware there are games out that are a perfect 10 on metacritic. Yes you will get some sites giving games 10's. I welcome you to give some evidence of "automatic" 10's being handed out. In addition, if you look at this sites reviews.. seems pretty fair. UC3 gets 9.4 Batman Arkham City got 9.6...its the only game to score higher than UC3 in the past 2 months. And for those crying "anti Sony" bias... this site gave Forza 4 a 9.3, Gears of War 3 a 9.0, Resistance 3 a 9.0 and Rage got an 8.5... I could go on but this just adds to my point. Its a very good score for a game on this site not sure why so many get their pants all bunched up over it.
More conspiracies.....this generation of gaming has gone to the dogs...
No ones complaining about the scores, they're complaining about the comments that just arent warranted. Complaining about animation, in an Uncharted game? Really? You're right about one thing, even if it got a 10 and they nitpicked so needlessly I wouldnt be happy with the review.
@Bathyj I know the read was a bit difficult on the translation side, however if you go back and read this review they dont complain about UC3's annimations. Actually they praise them and say they are much improved from UC2 which they found a bit disappointing. Honestly...if you guys take the time to really read this review you will find that it is singing the praises of UC3 as reflective of its very high score of 9.4.
Yes, and CVG gave GT5 their Golden whatever award, but their bias is very easy to pick up on.Anyone with half a brain and ten minutes a day to go through a bunch of gaming websites to pick up on particular "trends" while they surf for their gaming news, can tell you that your 4/5s 100/100s 2/4s mean dick in contrast to what is actually being SAID. So, in case you're not following, and using this site as an example... XGN.nl could of given U3 100/100 and their golden ass pirate award, for the sake or argument, but if you leave everything else the same, the content of the review that is...one can see MY earlier point exactly. Joystiq for example can be seen, through your logic, as a rather unbiased source of gaming news until you actually read some of the tripe these people put. Lets see Joystiq put anything quirky about Kinect...watch out! THAT shits revolutionary! BTW, if we went by review scores, I should apparently be playing Sesame Street on Kinect as opposed to Resistance 3. No no, there's no bias, everyone is just so peachy and purrrfectly honest in this industry. Just like banking. I could write more,but this wall has enough text. Love, you sugar plumb
I guess I just am failing to see it from your view point. I have read that translated review now 2 times, and looked at the consistancy of their scores. Nothing I have seen tells me anything other than UC3 got a great review w/ a score of 9.4. Its not perfect and has a few niggly flaws in the reviewers eyes but its still one of the top games. Oh and as for Sesame Street... if you were looking for a game for your young child then yes it would be apparently a perfect game for them. Is it a game for adults? No..its a E title. SS compared to R3 is apples to oranges...you shouldn't be comparing the two (even to make a point) just makes no sense. Kids game that is branded as a kids game vs mature shooter. that like me trying to compare milk to a fine glass of wine. Makes no sense to do so. edit: One point I will agree with you, yes there are definitely sites out there that have some bias for one console or the other. But I find no evidence that this site that put out this review is one of them.
If you notice, no reviews so far have any common complaints.
-Game gets 9.4 -People are outraged -N4G
not outraged at the score, not at all, great score. just the bullcrap complaints in the review.
There are no "bullcrap" complaints in this review. It's roughly translated into english, so we can barely understand it as it is. In reviewing a game, the score is an instinctual feeling for the game. Sometimes it doesn't represent the written critique, but it justifies that persons overarching OPINION. Uncharted 2 is polished technical achievement that most games can only hope to achieve. Would I give it a 10/10 though? Maybe close to it, but probably not. It comes back to opinion, your gaming history, what you like and don't like etc. The reviewer, from what I can gather, thought the bare-bone stealth could have been better. I like it because it fits with the general pace of play. Should I call his argument "bullcrap" because of it? Hell no.
I've said before but i'll reiterate. Wether a score is good or bad it's irrelevant. The text is the important part of the review. In fact it IS the review. If there are inconsistencies then it is open for critique. Scores only matter in sports and exams. Trust me, i'm perfectly aware of how N4G works. I pointed it out as no one was criticising the score but the review itself. So now we are not allowed to point out flaws in a review. We should all act like sheep should we. Just conforming and believing everything we read and not questioning anything. Well you're more than welcome to do that. As for me I quite like freedom to speak my mind. Also i'm not a "journalist" so I won't be writing a review. I'll be playing the game.
Maybe to you it is (I agree also), but you seem to have no clue how many people on N4G just look at a score and go "ZOMGWTF!!!?!?!?!" without reading a damn thing. I would say even most gamers just go by the number and never read a sentence of the review. And who cares if this guy complained too much, it was his review (however bad of a review it was), not yours. When the game comes out, you can write a review here and share it with us.
Funny thing...if people really take the time to read the translation of this review you would realize that he barely complains at all in this review. I spotted only 2 parts where the author felt the game was not up to snuff. Other than that everything else was glowing and positive. I still am dumb founded about people thinking he took exception to the animations in UC3...quite the contrary. The reviewer actually praises them... said that the animations from UC2 were not that great in thier opinion. He did feel that the ability to use stealth in this game is a bit over stated by ND and that stealth while present in a few moments is pretty much non-existent for most of the game. The only other major thing was shooting. Which again the author said is improved.
I cant help but chuckle at the animation complaint. I still havent seen a game animated better than Uncharted 1. I can remember playing Gears 2 and walking up to a dead locust and this 400 pound monster would roll at my feet like a tumbleweed as if I were dribbling a soccerball. As for linearity, 90% of open world missions involve going from Point A to Point B, and you usually go in straight line whenever you can. Just because you arent going down a corridor dont confuse that with open gameplay
So it's yet another linear shallow third person shooter? I guess I'll be playing something else.
You ever play an Uncharted game? You obviously know nothing about Uncharted. For one thing, there isn't that many third person shooters, nothing like the amount of fps. Also, I'm not sure where you get shallow from, because Uncharted is known for its excellent and well developed characters. Finally, how do you get discouraged from buying something from a 9.4?
That is why i like Yahtzee's (Zero Punctuation) reviews. Yes he is very well known to complain and nitpick about certain things but when he does you know he is spot on with his arguments. In Yahtzee i trust.
Sweet 9.4/10, good stuff
awesome score :) picking BF3 and U3 up on day 1!
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