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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review - avclub

Gamers are a story-starved lot. Case in point: the success of 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Its zippy storyline and witty, conflicted characters proved potent enough to make gamers forgive what were, even then, outdated gameplay mechanics. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception) C/A

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Shanks  +   1038d ago
looking for hits.
disturbing_flame  +   1038d ago
Clearly.

Actually if he played the game he would know that this game is harder than Gears of War 3, a game they gave an A. A game where you play less and is harder, really ? Not.
This is just click oriented and very short and poor review...

I've finished U3 so i can tell; this review is clearly not realiable and actually is this really a review ? It looks like they just wanted to destroy U3 before playing it.

Really sad to see such hatred, anyway it's internet.

People who will play the game are going to understand how much this review is funny.
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xPhearR3dx  +   1038d ago
Who are you to say which game is harder? It's all about the person who's playing. Some find Uncharted easier, some find Gears easier. Depends on how good you are at each game.
Shanks  +   1038d ago
I really don't understand this, it's the same reviewer that gave Uncharted 2 an A (perfect score). And now he's giving Uncharted 3 a C? I'm currently half way through Uncharted 3 and I can safely say that it's the best game i've played this gen and I didn't even finish it yet. The ship graveyard level was simply breathtaking.
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disturbing_flame  +   1038d ago
xPhearR3dx
I've played both games so i can tell.

Gears 3 is really easier than Gears 1 or 2.

Uncharted 3 is by far harder than U2 and the game is harder than Gears 3. It's not the quality of the player that can tell you this, it's just facts.

This review is saying that we don't play so much in U3 whereas the gunfights are clearly rising till the end to a great climax, and if we compare to other AAA games like gears 3 we can say that U3 is harder, it's a bit strange for a game that you "only watch".

Anyway if people found Gears 3 hard, i can't say to them it is not, i would just ask them if they played gears 1 & 2.
xPhearR3dx  +   1038d ago
@disturbing_flame

Just because you've played both doesn't make your opinion a fact.

If I completely sucked ass at Gears of War 3 and was amazing at Uncharted 3, which game do you think is going to be harder? Some people find Demon's Souls harder than Dark Souls. I couldn't get anywhere in Demon's Souls, but I think Dark Souls is easy as hell.

A games difficulty isn't a fact, it's an opinion based on the player.
kaveti6616  +   1037d ago
"Uncharted 3 is by far harder than U2 and the game is harder than Gears 3. It's not the quality of the player that can tell you this, it's just facts."

"it's just facts"

"facts"

No, it's not a fact. And the sooner you learned the difference, the better off you'll be in life.
nix  +   1037d ago | Well said
for your pathetic attempt to get hits, i give you C/A.

*clicks on "avclub.com +"
*Story Quality - WTF?*
*Like this website - NO*

CIAO.
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kaveti6616   1037d ago | Personal attack | show
da_2pacalypse  +   1037d ago
seems legit lol (sarcasm)
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IrishAssa  +   1037d ago
Uncharted games are harder than Gears ones Imo. Single player wise. Multi it depends on the player
gamingdroid   1037d ago | Personal attack | show
Dee_91  +   1037d ago
Dont give them hit
I posted the Whole article below
so you can read that instead of feeding those trolls.
sjaakiejj  +   1037d ago
@xPhearR3dx

While I agree with the point you're trying to convey, Fact and Opinion are _not_ mutually exclusive. The fact that they can overlap (e.g. your opinion might be that a person is very tall, and if he's 8 feet tall, then he's also tall by fact) means that they're not mutually exclusive at all.
DatNJDom81  +   1037d ago
Haters gonna hate. This was expected. Nothing to see here move along.
come_at_me_bro  +   1037d ago
Wow is this really what this site is coming to? Semantic debates and objective/subjective arguments over game difficulty and descriptions of HEIGHT?

I clicked this review to see if there was a possible counterargument to Uncharted 3's hype. It's always stimulating when someone offers a valid opposing opinion to a critical darling. The keyword there is VALID of course. This review is just gutter trash.

In the first paragraph this guy establishes some sort of condescending dichotomy that only stupid people (annoyingly generalized to just "gamers") liked Uncharted 2 and smart ones saw right through its "illusion". If you're going to write something so utterly idiotic, at least back it up with more content than a thirteen year old girl's livejournal entry.
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badz149  +   1037d ago
OUTDATED GAMEPLAY MECHANICS??
instant fail right there! could they just PLEASE post a link of ANY review for Uncharted 2 where people complain about this *OUTDATED* thing?

I bet if they do, it stinks because they pulled it straight from their asses!

if outdated gameplay mechanics is what you're after, go look for RE5 for example, not trolling Uncharted 3 damn it!
otherZinc   1037d ago | Trolling | show
nycredude  +   1037d ago
Rhear and Kave

Please guys disturbing flame said that he played both games already, and unless he is lyinig or both of you have finished both games also, I would say he would know more about which game is harder than both of you. So unless you both played both games, which I assume you haven't, please just leave.
Kurt Russell  +   1037d ago
When a review is so far removed from other reviews of the same subject, I tend to assume it is a poor review :/
xer0  +   1037d ago
I'm going vote down this site... seeing as it's clearly fishing for hits.
Boody-Bandit  +   1037d ago
The saddest part is people always use metacritic as a point of reference yet they cherry pick what reviews they allow into their average. Meta couldn't add this horrid review fast enough to UC3 overall score. There have been dozen of better written reviews than this garbage and meta turns a blind eye to those sources.

Metacritic is worse than this trash review. I am calling it a trash review because it has next to no substance, non informative and read like a fanboy rant looking to entice people to give them attention.

Well they have succeeded at that and only that.
Anyone that agrees with this review is just a hater and nothing more. What a waste of bandwidth and a slap in the face of a developer like Naughty Dog that is one of the few left that put so much time, money and thought into their craft instead of relying on rehashing low budget projects and placing their real efforts into marketing and PR departments.

If garbage like this becomes accepted in this industry all are going to start taking the easy way out and we will be left with nothing but rinse and repeat titles with no innovation or ingenuity.

Personally I will always choose quality over PR and marketing. These devs and publishers have to earn my money or else it's Gamefly. UC3 is a 1st day must buy no brainer for me.

Oh and as far as Gears 3... I didn't play UC3 yet but I will tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt Gears 3 was the easiest one in the series so far. I played it on hardcore out of the gate and I was shocked and how I blew through it. Epic went on record saying they were making it easier for the masses so I don't know why this point is even being argued.

Check my profile for those that think I haven't played it. XBL - BoodyBandit
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miyamoto  +   1038d ago
dont feed these trolls & their sites. we have better things to do & spend our time on...like play and enjoy games like Uncharted 3.
axerated  +   1037d ago
Guess that 'controversial' eurogamer review isn't such big news anymore..
Step aside eurogamer, there's a new 'controversial' review in town...
gamingdroid  +   1037d ago
I find it ironic though, because people will go in and disagree only to have the story get even more heated so more people look at it.
Philoctetes  +   1038d ago
"Outdated gameplay mechanics" in Uncharte 2? Really? Well, that tells me everything I need to know about the AV Club and how much weight I should put on their opinion.

Not giving this one a hit. Sorry.
artynerd  +   1037d ago
Gotta say, I have to agree with AV Club on this.

SOOOOOOOOO many gamers will forgive a GAME of horrendous GAMEPLAY as long as the graphics and sound are top-notch. This isn't a film, this is a GAME. How does it PLAY?

I know most people here will disagree, but strip away the gorgeous visuals and outstanding sound and voicework and what kind of GAME is Uncharted? Mediocre at best - dated gameplay mechanics, puzzles that solve themselves, terrible hit detection, extremely linear, and completely retarded AI.

Don't get me wrong, considering how great Uncharted 2 looked and sounded, I still enjoyed the game, but graphics have come A LONG WAY since Uncharted 2. Heck, Arkham City looks quite a bit better than UC2 but you can actually freely roam around the city, unlike the extremely linear levels of Uncharted 2.
MsclMexican   1038d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
Kran  +   1038d ago
Obviously the wrong kind ;P People are only gonna troll him.
Jamzluminati  +   1038d ago
Trolling ain't easy but some people get away with it. Like me.
TKCMuzzer  +   1037d ago
Your bubbles would indicate otherwise.
Jamzluminati  +   1037d ago
ROFLMFAO!!!! If I had one bubble it would make more sense. Try harder.
Motorola  +   1037d ago
Try replying right now. See? He just unknowingly trolled YOU.
Dante112  +   1037d ago
Damn, AVC just trolled PS3 owners hard. A C is like a 5/10 on metacritic lol.
iamnsuperman  +   1037d ago
Metacritic gives some reviews more weight. Lets hope they read the review. This review shouldn;t be counted purely because it is very brief and not very explanatory and also misses out half of the product.
rob6021  +   1037d ago
I noticed this, AVclub has an unusual amount of weight on metacritic when they score something in the B-F range.
FF13 has a 42 on meta from them for a C-.. ? It seems there's a disconnect from them thinking what a 'C' should be, and what the rest of the media thinks is a C. For something like metacritic you need as much consistency as possible, and AVclub really doesn't belong there, until they fix what A-F equal.
Parapraxis  +   1037d ago
Dont forget to hit the "+" next to avclub.com up top, give their site feedback, if were lucky they will get filtered out which in the end means less hits for them.

Score aside, this is a painfully bad score, and for that I cast scorn on the site.
Boody-Bandit  +   1037d ago
That "+" at the top of the articles hold no weight with N4G owners and moderators. If it did sites like VGChartz would've been filtered long ago. Do you know how many N4G members claimed they were hitting that "+" yet their articles still remain.

If anything N4G uses that to further fuel this site. This "review" from AVClub isn't even a review. It's just a couple of random paragraphs yet it's not only allowed here but factored into metacritics overall average. What a joke. I put zero weight into almost any gaming site on the net today. All of them troll to some degree but this is down right rancid.
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Blacktric  +   1037d ago
This piece of 30 line crap is called a review? Most of the time, when some game gets a bad score and someone says "LOOKING FOR HITS", I always approach the article skeptical and read it without randomly agreeing with the person who said it. But this... this is a travesty at best. True flamebait. You can't call this crap a review.
Dee_91  +   1037d ago
Dont give them hits
"Gamers are a story-starved lot. Case in point: the success of 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Its zippy storyline and witty, conflicted characters proved potent enough to make gamers forgive what were, even then, outdated gameplay mechanics.

In Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, the story still zips and characters are still conflicted, but targeting is as twitchy as ever, bad guys still require three or four shotgun blasts to the head before they’re deterred, and the game’s star, Nathan Drake, still has no clue whatsoever about how to crouch. Two years after Thieves, Uncharted’s gameplay mechanics and conventions are no longer dated; they’re borderline archaic.

Drake and sidekick Victor Sullivan cross deserts, seas, and continents in search of “the Atlantis of the desert.” The game’s dialogue, written by series writer Amy Hennig, is often funny and poignant. In one cutscene, Drake and an ex discuss their failed marriage; a running joke involves Sullivan saying things which sound dirty out of context. Yet the narrative beats are more familiar this time. Tombs are plundered, treasures are discovered, and moments later, villains arrive as usual to claim said treasures. Impressive setpieces punctuate the game—most memorably, Drake must escape from a sinking ocean liner. Yet these moments somehow always feel shoehorned into the experience, as if developer Naughty Dog concocted them in advance, then built the rest of the game around them.

Much would be forgiven if the gameplay weren’t so woefully faulty. Creeping up on a goon for a stealth kill can result in Drake inadvertently performing a somersault—ta-dah!—into the goon’s backside. Drake moves like a staggering stew-bum, and as a result, cheap, undeserved deaths abound. The fuzzy mechanics also hamper the game’s superfluous multiplayer, which gamers will likely flock to for a few nights before returning to the more reliable confines of Black Ops and Halo.

Uncharted 3 shows more people and more places, but tells players less. Gamers felt like they knew Nathan Drake at the end of Uncharted 2, at least a little. But by the closing moments of Uncharted 3, after spending 12 or so hours in his shoes, players somehow wind up knowing even less about him than they did at the game’s beginning. "

Discuss
Basically since he dont know how to play that means the game is bad i guess

edit:
You know its a crap review if I can copy the whole thing paste it in comment section and still have enough space to make this comment lol.
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ASTAROTH   1037d ago | Trolling | show
PidgeottosCrew   1037d ago | Trolling | show
DiRtY  +   1037d ago
@astaroth
So u r a 360 fanboy for saying the review is just an opinion? Oh dear...
Ultraplayerxp  +   1037d ago
Well, for starters, I'd appreciate some professionalism from reviews, even if they are just opinions. This reads like something I'd write if I rushed a book report in 6th grade. There are hasty generalizations everywhere, and none of them get explained too. I get more info reading a Greg Miller review than I could ever get reading this using a microscope. God, spoilers too. I knew there would be but really, if you need to resort to spoiling the game this much to get your point across then you need to get better at wording things. Thank God I stopped at the *SPOILER* "marriage" *END* bit before I did something I'd regret. Thanks AV club, not only did you piss me off with this poor review, you gave me a spoiler I wish I could forget. This review sucks.
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callahan09  +   1037d ago
Absolutely BULLSHIT. I have the game, I got it early from the AMC Play First in 3D event a couple of weeks ago (shipped FedEx, arrived on Thursday this week).

The game is brilliant.

The story and presentation are second to none, the graphics are amazing, the new melee combat is beyond fun to play with (and not to mention so dynamic and context-sensitive, there are dozens upon dozens of different attacks that can occur during a melee brawl), there is some more "graphic adventure" type of elements in the beginning that I feel are inspired by Heavy Rain and incorporated in a brilliant way... The set pieces are brilliantly executed and exciting to play, the technical qualities of the game are worthy of the highest praise (including the most brilliant use of 3D in a console game to date). The battles are more organic and realistic in this game than in the first 2. It's not just "waves of enemies" that keep coming seemingly out of nowhere and for no reason... You don't get that sense that the battles are just drawn out for the sake of length or difficulty. They are perfectly directed and the timing of everything is just perfect.

This game is a masterpiece. To deny that is unfair to the game, the developer, and the reviewers who you are convincing not to play it.
callahan09  +   1037d ago
Single-handedly dropped Metacritic score from 94 to 93, and it goes on Metacritic as a 50.

Are these guys SERIOUS? A 50% score for Uncharted 3? You have to just be completely ignorant to say that. It's not an opinion. They're wrong. It's a fact that the qualities of this game make it deserve a better score. They are completely being disingenuous to their readers to over-criticize the game like this and to just ignore all of the technical qualities, the creative qualities, and the objective gameplay and design qualities that make this a brilliantly made game and an incredibly enjoyable and epic adventure.
a411411  +   1037d ago
Have you noticed that the A.V. Club was the FIRST site to score Gears 3 a 100 on Metacritic and the LAST site to score Uncharted 3 a 50. Click the links Below check the site out and tell me what you think.

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
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solar  +   1037d ago
oh man, this is gonna be epic. hope this guy doesnt get his house burnt to the ground over this.
GarandShooter  +   1037d ago
Well, at least not with his family in it. Unless of course they had something to do with this review.

************DISCLAIMER******* *****

This is just a joke, I do not condone violence against reviewers, or their families, in any way, shape, or form.
Tg2708  +   1037d ago
while i totally agree with you its just an opinion whether bullshit or not its how he sees the game. I hate to admit that was pretty pissed when gamefront gave arkham city a 72 I said the same thing as you, but compared to the other glowing reviews it hot i could not truly complain. People only see his score as bs because of the other great reviews. I have played a good amount of games that score high on metacritic and i did not like them as much as the reviewer so my score will be different.
forevercloud3000  +   1037d ago
I have been playing U3 for the past few days(got an early copy due to going to the U3 even in DC last week) and I can tell you this game is nothing less than stellar.

The Story is definitely the center pillar of this game but the gameplay has definitely stepped it up a notch. The game now has a fully realized fighting/gunplay mechanic that has you feeling like you are really in a blockbuster action flick(which is what this game aims to be). There are just so many different ways to take out enemies now, all of them fueling you with bloodlust. Oh and there are more puzzles to break up the monotony of the gunfights. Its just does a very nice blend of gameplay types that may be a bit formulaic when u take a step back but still very much so exciting...

Story > Fight > Chase > Puzzle > Story
Never a dull moment though.
Rainstorm81  +   1037d ago
Exactly....everyone do yourselves a favor click the small plus next to the website name, and vote accordingly
Angerfist  +   1037d ago
Or having a different Opinion perhaps, just a thought.............
jdfoster  +   1037d ago
lmfao... Worst review I have seen in years. This isn't a review... I can't explain what it is. It's so short and so unprofessional....
evilunklebud  +   1037d ago
Don't know if the onion needs to look for hits....

I usually agree with them, but I'm sure this time will be different.
zeddy  +   1037d ago
"how can we get hits?" give uncharted a shitty review.
spicelicka  +   1037d ago
The reviewer is only right about the gameplay mechanics, they're really not that great. But i think where the game is good, such as the cinematics and set pieces, it's beyond amazing which makes up for the gameplay mechanics.
I personally enjoy gears 3 more simply because the gameplay is visceral and solid fun, plus i find the world more intriguing.

Gears focuses on gunplay and combat
Uncharted focuses on adventure and cinematics

^maybe i didn't use the perfect choice of words above^ but that's basically what it boils down to.
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CryofSilence  +   1037d ago
Indeed it is a hit-seeking "review." Get it removed by reporting it.

Edit: Oh, and to be true to my original statement in another thread, this guy (the "reviewer") doesn't deserve to play games.

Also, look at their recent games; Ratchet and Clank, a good game by all means, gets a B+, but Uncharted 3, a universally acclaimed game gets a score on par with Burnout: Crash? Ridiculous.
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perdie  +   1037d ago
i like how they give Brutal Legend a 100 but give this a c. Nice
Papertiger  +   1037d ago
Interesting fact:

A.V. club reviewer Scott Jones, runs a gaming show that shows on canadas G4 network called "reviews on the run"

he's stated on the show that he only uses ps3 as a "blu-ray player" and nothing else.

The fact that this type of person was the one to award uncharted 3 its lower score to date is quite telling. Shit like this makes the gaming industry quite a sad state. Developers put their hard work and dedication into a game for its fanbase, and it gets thrashed and ripped to pieces by some fanboy with a big enough platform to get on metacritic.

Its just sad.

http://twitter.com/#!/Scott...
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Cosmit  +   1037d ago
Half of the people on N4G are straight up morons. -_-. NOT COOL.
Pozzle  +   1038d ago
Ouch.
aquamala  +   1037d ago
Ps3 fanboys are so sensitive about their exclusives, I have a ps3 too and will get uc3 but why should I care about these scores?
aviator189  +   1038d ago
Personally, I don't take reviews from the av club to the heart much, but it's a review nonetheless. However, it doesn't seem to go in-depth at all, very short.
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cobblestone19  +   1037d ago
I agree.
Want to point out a couple of things: Here on N4G Uncharted 3 has 86 reviews. http://n4g.com/channel/unch...
Five 8's and One 7.

This AV Club is on Metacritic. Metacritic defined AV's C as a 50. http://www.metacritic.com/g...

Out of the Six 8 or lower Uncharted 3 scores, Metacritic has 4 of them. How convenient. The score, with 51 reviews, on metacritic, is a 93.

Here on N4G the score, with 86 reviews, is a 95.

Which score/site has more credibility? N4G.
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attilayavuzer  +   1037d ago
If you can put aside the fact that half of the people on here are complete fanboys...same reason I wouldn't trust the user scores for Gears 3. Whenever you're talking about arguably the largest franchise for any system, there'll always be an army of platform loyalists ready to blow the newest iteration based on hype alone.

Granted I've never played any of the Uncharted games, judging by the scores its getting 5/10 still seems a little low.
rob6021  +   1037d ago
@attilayavuzer

Well you might think that, but if you look at the average 360 scores on N4G, and compare them to Meta they both are higher on N4G. Gears 3 is a 9.3 on N4G and a 91 on meta. Those aren't 'user' scores, they're the average of scores of all reviews posted on N4G. Looking over scores of big games there's really very little evidence to suggest the 'ps3 fanboys' on n4g are influencing those averages.

N4G's averages actually seem like a batter rating than meta, also consider gamespot runs both gamerankings and meta, it's not hard to imagine they give gamespot more weight in thier system.
iamnsuperman  +   1038d ago
This is a really bad review. Nothing is mentioned for online features and more of a gripe how he knows less about Drake. From reviews I have read it is about why is drake doing this (taking a different angle about drake's personality). I couldn't care less about the score its more that it isn't really a review or a indepth review.
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tinezedw  +   1038d ago
Hope that ain't going to metacritic.
Shanks  +   1038d ago
Unfortunately it is. This terrible review doen't deserve to be on metacritic.
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Orange  +   1037d ago
Bullshit. AV Club is legit. Totally legit. This game is great, no doubt, but this guy just didn't like it. Why do we give a fuck how good the metacritic rating is???
Combo  +   1037d ago
These clowns shouldn't be on metacritic.
rjdofu  +   1037d ago
Now i know why Drake hates clowns. LOL
Orange  +   1037d ago
You're sad man. AV club are not clowns. I no doubt will disagree with them and love this game, but it makes me sad you idiots have to trash someone when you hear an opinion you don't like.
PeZuS  +   1037d ago
Boom goes the metascore :/. Of course metacritic decides to add this review when no reviews have been added for a few days.
OpenGL  +   1037d ago
It did and made the score drop from 94 to 93, not that it matters that much.

I didn't read the full review, but the excerpt from metacritic says "Two years after Thieves, Uncharted's gameplay mechanics and conventions are no longer dated; they're borderline archaic."

This makes me wonder why they gave Gears of War 3 a perfect score, as it's gameplay mechanics didn't improve drastically from Gears 2 or 1 either.
BuT_TeR   1038d ago | Personal attack | show
Amiz  +   1038d ago
If you're going to write a controversial review, at least bother to explain yourself. All I got from the review was that it has an awesome story and apparently the reviewe sucks at playing the game.

You think the controls are archaic? EXPLAIN WHY.
You think the series is overrated? EXPLAIN WHY.

I haven't played U3 yet but after reading this review I know nothing new about the game. And that isnt a good thing.
Jio  +   1037d ago
They don't explain because they probably haven't played the game.
TKCMuzzer  +   1037d ago
If they think the series is overrated but gave U2 an A then they really need to be sent a dictionary with the word contradiction underlined.

Reviews are suppose to be informative, if it only takes a few paragraphs at most then there are issues.
Devs work hard and the least someone criticising their work can do is back up what they say, it's called respect.
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jokia005  +   1038d ago
great hater
El_Assenso  +   1037d ago
True say, I can't get my head around this review. If you thought the game was bad, highlight what was bad and give constructive critisism (applies to all games alike), not senseless rubbish. I hate it when we get these bullshit reviews, not like its gonna stop anyone from buying this masterpiece...
axerated  +   1038d ago
Well There goes the metascore, assuming that this site is counted of course?
BushLitter  +   1038d ago
It's not. Metacritic takes into account their reviews for movies but not games.

https://metacritic.custhelp...
MsclMexican  +   1038d ago
nope not true... look up gears 3. Their review is the first one on the page

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
limewax  +   1038d ago
scroll down to 'T' under games and you will see the Av club are counted under games on metacritic too.
BushLitter  +   1037d ago
To the two guys above me, apologies. You are quite right. I assumed that they would have filed the name under 'A' as they did for the movie index.
CynicalVision  +   1037d ago
One score isn't going to make any difference. Uncharted 3 isn't going to move from 94.
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Sevir04  +   1037d ago
Actually it did
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

AVclub is at the very bottom with a 50%..... thats what their C translated to! Out of all the reviews you see up their that one is the most obtuse and inverse of all the 100 90+ and the 3 80 up there! TROLL review is TROLL!
CynicalVision  +   1037d ago
Well I was wrong, 50 from the AV club...now I've seen everything.
trancefreak   1037d ago | Bad language | show
PirateThom  +   1038d ago
AV Club is on Metacritic, but it probably won't affect the score and, really, if it does, who cares?
iamnsuperman  +   1038d ago
Like BushLitter above said their game reviews are not counted (thank god as this is a bad review) I wonder what the movie reviews are like. I hope they have more content
axerated  +   1038d ago
@PT Chill bill, I'm not saying I care, I just mean there's been alot of talk about whether u3 would get a higher metascore than u2, and a score this low is gonna dent the chances a wee bit. Either way mine should be showing up in the mail tomorrow, there goes any chances of my starting my dissertation this week...
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axerated  +   1037d ago
Disagrees? Really? Wow, maybe I will be starting my dissertation this week then
BigBoss1964  +   1038d ago
A few small paragraphs? can you even call this a review?
francknara6  +   1038d ago
Lol.
This site gave Gears 3 an A and U3 a C.
I've finished both, loved both, but clearly, it's just a joke.
majiebeast  +   1038d ago
Haters gonna hate. What a crappy review looks like it was written by a 12 year old.
Autoimmune   1037d ago | Spam
king05  +   1038d ago
and Ratchet and Clank got a b+, give me a break
GraveLord   1038d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
SeraphimBlade  +   1038d ago
Stopped reading when it mentioned Uncharted 2's "outdated gameplay mechanics"
TheBlackMask  +   1037d ago
Wow....what a bad review

Someone please answer me one thing about metacritic

How come Batman Arkham City got 97 with only 31 reviews

YET

Uncharted 3 has 50 possitive reviews and only has 94...

Does user reviews count towards the overall score...
ZeroWil  +   1037d ago
No, user reviews do not count.
And besides, he's the god damn Batman!
Semir   1037d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
kaveti6616  +   1037d ago
Short, pointless review.
GoldPunch-TR  +   1037d ago
OMG. :/
Holeran  +   1037d ago
Learn to write to where people would want to read what you have to say instead of searching for hits through BS articles.
geddesmond  +   1037d ago | Well said
I'll sum this review up with one sentence. They gave White Knight Chronicles 2 an A-!!!!!!!

Look I've always been someone that calls out BS when I see it and this review is BS.

For starters I'm someone who put in about 300 hours into WKC2 and no way is it an A- game. Its not even a C game so that tells me this site hasn't got a clue. Secondly this review is a great example of the nit picking and criticism most PS3 exclusives get open to.

I mean Uncharteds game play mechanics are outdated but a game that has simular gameplay mechanics called Gears 3 gets an A with no mention of outdated gameplay??? Seriously someone please explain that to me.

Secondly your going to nit pick this game by saying Drake doesn't know how to crouch???? WTF, since when would a crouch button ever fit in with the gameplay an Uncharted game has?? I mean you take cover behind things in the game and you can roll to avoid bullets. That point is just nit picking at its finest.

As I said in a comment the other day. PS3 exclusives get open with criticism from the start and saying one of the most rewarded games this gen was forgiven as an opener just showed the reviewer had hate for the franchise and some of you people wonder why PS3 fans get annoyed with some reviews. This is the main reason.

I mean if your going to review a game then tell me something about it instead of writing a hate article on the game and sticking a score at the end of it.

Woefully faulty?? Sounds like someone pressed the circle button and did a roll instead of pressing the square button behind an enemy to execute the stealth kill. Stupid website looking for hits. Yeah it will get yous some traffic but after people read that shit they will nevver want to visit your site again.
axerated  +   1037d ago
Well said bro
jaredhart  +   1036d ago
This post is the same size as the review.
ShAkKa  +   1037d ago
Is our fault for posting over 40 comments on low score reviews like this and none on the ones that give 10's. This no name sites see the attention some other bigger websites get for making controversial reviews and they feel like doing the same just to get some attention too.
GoldPunch-TR  +   1037d ago
Only C ? Pre-order canceled !
thehusbo  +   1037d ago
Who is this loser site? that aint even a review, just looks like sumthing a 10 year old wrote. And they gave ratchet and clank a B+..? lol jog on.
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wenaldy  +   1037d ago
Both website and submitter really hate Uncharted 3
SCW1982  +   1037d ago
Sad that this is accepted among the industry. This site should be black listed.
NeoBasch  +   1037d ago
Sony will probably black list them after this. If they want to review the game, they'll have to wait 'til launch. Sony sure won't send them an early copy. Take this as a lesson aspiring journalists on how not to write a review.
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GameTavern  +   1037d ago
So the lesson you want people to take away is they should aspire to kiss the ass that gives them free copies of games, and not be honest with their audience because it may hurt them?
NeoBasch  +   1037d ago
When did I ever mention kissing ass? If anything, all they need to do is explain why they feel the way they do. Use specific examples. If you feel the mechanics left something to be desired, express how you felt they should have changed, or, better yet, just note the areas in which the mechanics went horribly bad. Basically, be specific.

There's ways to do that without spoiling the story or experience. Yet this writer doesn't seem to take notice. Trust me, I have nothing against a 5. If the AVClub want's to give it an "average" rating, so be it. Just explain yourself. I've rated many games much worse, but when people ask I dish out the details citing what specifically went wrong for me.

You also have to take into consideration the audience. If you don't like the action-adventure genre or story infused narratives, this probably isn't the game you should be reviewing. Unless of course, the reader doesn't want a relevant opinion.
Karooo  +   1037d ago
That's like 50 in meta lol
GoldPunch-TR  +   1037d ago
A.V Club Haze review : C+ / A

He says: Haze better than Uncharted 3!!!

http://www.avclub.com/artic...
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Dante112  +   1037d ago
That's how I knew they were trolling. UC3 is in the second tier of worst games of all time to them if you go by their review scores.
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BrianC6234  +   1037d ago
I never heard of that site. They must be desperate for hits.
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