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IFPress Review: Uncharted 3 is entertaining, but a little formulaic

IFPress: Uncharted 3 is a very entertaining game. The dialogue zings. The music soars. The puzzles are among the best in the series. The game world is meticulously detailed. And the expanded multiplayer offerings are an absolute joy.

But like a lot of gamers, I assumed development studio Naughty Dog would vault over the incredibly high bar they set with Uncharted 2 and blow all our minds with Uncharted 3. And yet when the end credits roll, it feels like they got so wrapped up in demonstrating their technical prowess that they somehow missed the intangible magic that made each of the previous two games so special. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception) 4/5

colonel179   1566d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(10)
BrightFalls76  +   1566d ago
I can already see the hate for a review like this but the review seems fair to me. I was one of those who did not like the first entry in the series at all but thought UC2 was overall amazing.

No doubt part 3 is going to be a fantastic adventure and fun ride but at this point you know what to expect. I felt the same way with Gears 3 a lot of "been there, done that". Both great games but 3 is enough.
IrishAssa  +   1566d ago
Yeah I wasn't too keen on the first, the second was a dime though
Jonah_Reese  +   1566d ago
I personally thought the first was a diamond in the rough.
IrishAssa  +   1566d ago
Let me guess, the first was your first good FPS this gen, it was pretty average compared o Gears 1 and uncharted 2 etc. You could shoot through corners and stuff, Naughty Dogs inexperience with Shooters really showed with Uncharted 1.
Laxman  +   1566d ago
I dont actually think Uncharted is an FPS.
kcuthbertson  +   1566d ago
Have you read any of the reviews?

Most reviewers say that what is so great about 3 is that they know what you're expecting and make you think its coming, but then do something you would never expect.
nycredude  +   1566d ago
Not complaining about this but what game, especially a sequel, ISN'T formulaic? I am playing Batman AC, and it's JUST like Batman AA, but it doesn't make the game any less awesome.
TheBlackMask  +   1566d ago
"but a little formulaic"

I heard this a few times through the "bad" 8/10 reviews......are people just following the leader here

Yeah and Gears 3 isn't ¬¬
Pintheshadows  +   1566d ago
I could make a list of games that could go on for pages of games that are formulaic.

The fact is nowadays it's the execution that counts. And if a game dare tread of the path they get slain for it.

Oh and 4/5 is a decent score.
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smashcrashbash  +   1566d ago
That's just the way things work. Some reviewers will make up anything just to give a lower score to game. Suddenly UC3 is formulaic but Gears games aren't. They are 'the same Gears we know and love'. Its the same crap I always argue with people. Perdect example R and C and Mario. Every R and C game has added new worlds, new weapons, new gadgets, new characters, new story, new ways to play from crystal gathering to gliding to giant Clank to hover bike racing to spherical worlds and yet reviewers are always ready do deduct points for being the same game and yet ever version of Mario is extremely formulaic and yet gets perfect score with none deducted for same story, same worlds, same everything.

You see that's how scores work. When you NEED to find something wrong its easy. You pull out the 'lack of originality' card or the 'almost exactly the same game' card or ' the plot hole story card' or the 'not enough like the last game card'. I have come to the realization that all games are not treated equally.
Virus201  +   1566d ago
Why do you have to bring Gears into this article?
GribbleGrunger  +   1566d ago
'you know what to expect'

so basically you know the story, the locations, the characters, the plot and the puzzles. i'll bet you any money that the next james bond film will be about james bond saving humanity once again and he'll probably have a gadget or two to help, hell, i bet there's stunts in it too... how many films can they make with the same formula? as many as they like because that's what james bond films are there for.

if Uncharted 3 is as good as the PS3 can get then i'm quite happy to keep buying them for the story, plot, character development and puzzles. that's what the gaming industry should be about now, but unfortunately the media just keep wanting the graphics to be better or the gameplay to be different, even though they can't offer up any ideas themselves

even when the graphics get better, what can Uncharted do that's different and wouldn't change what Uncharted supposed to be.. turn it into a FPS perhaps? how about Uncharted volleyball with Drake in tight speedos?

i'm sick of this nonsense. i buy Uncharted games because they are what they are, the same as any other game i buy.
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IrishAssa  +   1566d ago
James bond has been put down so many times because it was the same shi* over and over, the new ones are different than brosnans at least.
GribbleGrunger  +   1566d ago
when a formula works you keep it, when it doesn't you either scrap it for a new one or continue to make American comedy sitcoms regardless
news4geeks  +   1566d ago
I like the volleyball idea
GraveLord  +   1566d ago
All games follow a formula.
kaveti6616  +   1566d ago
Yup. They should all be criticized for it.
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Biggest  +   1566d ago
That's what I've been saying all along! When I bought Street Fighter 4 I was like:
"Where the hell is my stealth combat? And why can't I fly a jet into a yarn woven basket of flowers? This game is too predictable!"
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Pikajew  +   1566d ago
I seen on the GiantBomb quick look that they said its to much like the second one and the didnt add anything new.
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NBT91  +   1566d ago
Yeah the leap from Uncharted 1 to 2 was pretty big and that is the problem, now they are sticking to what made Uncharted 2 great, that huge leap is no longer there.
CGI-Quality  +   1566d ago
Not everyone will score it with a 4.5/5, 9.5/10, or 10/10. That said, it doesn't seem as if this reviewer's opinion is widely shared, and I have a feeling that when I get the game, I won't share it either.

Still, 4/5 (80) is not a bad score.
MasterCornholio  +   1566d ago
4/5 is still a pretty good store. Anyways the uncharted games are not for everyone.

PixL  +   1566d ago
I don't understand why I should care about somebody's opinion. I played two previous games, I liked them very much so I will play the third installment. Already preordered the limited edition and paid. I don't read any reviews as they are of no use for me.
perfectCarbonara  +   1566d ago
This guys not on meta, why should I care what he thinks.
Eoure  +   1566d ago
Now, although the review was a little vague about almost every aspect of the game, they at least explained which part of the game they didn't like. I even understand where they were coming from when they complained about the re used formula, so I think they somehow retained their credibility, unlike certain website *coug AVClub, which reviews resume at "This is one of the worst games I've played".
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Reaper9937  +   1566d ago
And Gears 3 isn't? I'm getting really sick of these fucking sites under grading Uncharted 3 just to get fucking hits. I have Gears 3 and its a fun co-op game, but its the same shit like the first two, no story, gameplay hasn't changed at all since Gears 1, mediocre graphics, etc, yet it gets a 4.5/5 from this pathetic site.

Any reviewer that rates Gears 3 higher than Uncharted 3 is just plain biased, this is not opinion its fucking fact. Uncharted 3 does everything what Gears does, just 5 times better, its like Gears on fucking steroids...nuff said.
SonyNGP  +   1566d ago
You really need to get out more, bro.
krazykombatant  +   1566d ago
Uncharted does gore and blood? and men wearing tank tops with chainsaws on the weapons?? damn and here I thought it the only thing they had in common was fanboys and the obvious fact that its a TPS..
Virus201  +   1566d ago
If they both received the same score why are you complaining?

You are getting sick of that and I am getting sick of people like you that are can't find happiness in life so you start crying over a video game score. Go outside, hit the gym, do something to get your mind off of video games.

If the person who reviewed the games gave them the same score, that means that they both had their strengths and weaknesses.

God I wish I can meet some of you Ps3 fanboys that cry over stupid things like this. I'll will slap some sense into all of you guys until my hand breaks.

I'm just tired of hearing this people whine on this site over a good score. No game is perfect. Especially one that you haven't even played yet.
krazykombatant  +   1566d ago
Calm down, jesus its still a 4/5.. thats a good score. Jesus if its not a 5/5 or a 10/10, the reviewer be damned.
Hicken  +   1566d ago
THIS is the sort of thing "PS3 fanboys" get upset over. A game that follows the same formula as its predecessor is "formulaic" on PS3, but when a somewhat similar series does the same on 360, it's a spectacular title.

It's like the other review that gives UC3 a C, except that one actually COUNTS toward the metacritic scores people like to toss around and judge by. Their gripe? "The gameplay mechanics are outdated." Again, a series on other consoles would not be suffering this sort of criticism, but because Uncharted follows in the footsteps of the titles before it, it's detrimental.

Come on. I'd be crying foul whether it was among my favorite franchises or not. ESPECIALLY when the reviews are being done the way they are. It's extremely hard to look at something like this and NOT think there's something more going on than just an honest review.
Reaper9937  +   1565d ago
Thank you very much Hicken, that's exactly what i was trying to get at.

I'm not a 'PS3 fanboy', just want Uncharted to receive all the praise it should, definitely one of the best IPs this gen last thing I get plenty of fresh air, go to the gym 5 times a week everyday morning before work.

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