Submitted by CrackHeadGamer 1427d ago | review

Total Playstation: Uncharted 3 Review

Total Playstation writes: I've been sitting on this review for a while now, unsure of how to start it. Part of me simply doesn't want to commit the thoughts in my head to the permanence of putting it online for all to see, and the rest wants to hold out hope that something will change, but the reality of my time with Uncharted 3 is starting to sink in. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception) 8/10

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ForROME  +   1427d ago
UC2 was better both in Campaign and MP
NJShadow  +   1427d ago
Campaign, story, MP, everything. Uncharted 2 is far superior to 3. Normally I shoot through an Uncharted game several times, but once I beat 3, I sort of lost the desire to go back and play through again... >.<
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NJShadow  +   1427d ago
I give Uncharted 3 a solid 9/10.

-Brilliant production value
-Insane graphics/visuals (At times, photo-realistic)
-Satisfying action
-Playing as young Nathan Drake is INCREDIBLE, and could easily serve as it’s own game. He’s cocky, likeable, and a blast to play as.
-Modestly fun multiplayer

-Gunfights this time around are FAR too repetitive, and it feels like the game is just hurling hoards and hoards of enemies at you for no apparent reason. (This was never as prevalent in Uncharted 1 or 2, as the gameplay had far better pacing in both, and worked to change things up on a regular basis). The difficulty spikes considerately at certain parts, and for no apparent reason. I don’t know that Miss Marlow could have afforded all those agents… I’m serious, it’s borderline ridiculous.
-Story feels flat, the last portions of the game seem rushed, and are over far too quickly, with a rather disappointing ending. The first half of the game is brilliant, but then things start to fall apart after the Rub al Khali desert sequence (which is AMAZING).

I would suspect that Naughty Dog had to take a break from the “surprise ending” for the series’ own good, which I can understand. Overall, this game delivers moments that are not only jaw-dropping, but provocatively, emotionally driven, and can really pull you into another state of mind. Is it fair to say that my expectations may have been too high? Maybe, but that’s because the series has basically always been known for perfection. But even as a standalone title, there’s no denying that the flow just wasn’t as smooth this time around.

Uncharted 3 was disappointing, while simultaneously being absolutely not disappointing. That may sound odd, but if you’ve beaten the game, then you know what I mean. Brilliant game, but there were undoubtedly some rough spots.

(In context, I gave both Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2 10/10. Uncharted 3 takes two steps forward, and one step back.)
nix  +   1427d ago
i'm half way into the game and i do have some issues. the camera sometimes acts cocky.

otherwise it's been a great ride so far. graphics (apart from the early bar scenes which weren't that great compared to the landscapes later), narration, acting, story. wow. just wow.
Kakihara  +   1427d ago
I feel pretty much the same way, I finished the game recently enough that the end credits are still on my TV and I do have to say I much preferred Uncharted 2. This one just felt like a smaller and less significant adventure. As you mentioned I can see why they didn't want to go for the big twist a third time in a row but still I did hope the story would reveal itself to be something bigger but it never really did.

Of course I really liked it a lot but I still think Uncharted 2 holds the crown. The interaction in UC3 between the characters was an Uncharted fan's dream, seeing a little of the backstory etc. I just hoped the adventure would have developed into something more important. By the end I knew I'd had fun but I honestly had no feelings toward the antagonists whatsoever and I didn't really care about the quest. So many deeper conspiracies and relationships were hinted at only to be ignored for the rest of the story, it felt odd.

I respect Naughty dog for not casualizing the franchise and instead listening to the complaints that the second game had been too easy, I just wish they'd also listened to the complaints about the last half hour or so of Uncharted 2 where it suddenly amps up the difficulty by getting really cheap. Practically the last two thirds of this game had that cheap difficulty thing going on where, rather than thinking about the enemy placement that would make for the best and most challenging tactics driven gameplay it seems they just decided to paste snipers and rocket launchers on every ledge and a bunch of tank enemies wherever else they could.

Still great game, just not as good as the second one. Mark my words, that's how it'll go down in gaming history and that's what the people mashing the disagree button on your comment (and mine most likely) will be saying a year from now when the hype has worn off.
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Bathyj  +   1427d ago
I'm sick of people comparing the combat to Batman as if Batman was the first game to let you attack more than one person.

And I found Batmans combat to be the weakest part of the game, button mashing, he flys across the screen to land a punch on a far away target just because you aimed for that guy. Its like no move was impossible, you could hit a guy from across the room and chaining that together meant you never kept still to be hit. The only challenge in Batmans combat came from numbers.

After playing through Batman I found Uncharteds combat to be much more realistic and fun and blended nicely with the gunplay. A shooting section could quickly become a melee if you closed the gap and vice versa if you beat them up and then got a bit of room you could finish them off with guns.

The only problems I had with the combat is I would like a few grapples, and a disengage button to get out of fighting a bit easier. Occasionaly it feel like you were locked in and it was hard to run.
Krakn3Dfx  +   1427d ago
Thought the combat in UC3 was fine, I've gone through the game on Normal and then Hard, might do Crushing at some point.

People should try sucking less.
Focus  +   1427d ago
That brought it down to 92 on metacritic.
Also 91.28% on gamerankings. Gears 3 is at 91 no metacritic and 91.95% on gamerankings. Not so far from each other in the end then.
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baodeus  +   1427d ago
I thought the review is really great, although for motion wise, i still think Assassin Creed is better, especially melee (well they better since the entire game is heavily focus on melee).

I haven't play Batman yet, but i kinda agree with Bathyj about that "teleportation" move there from what i have seen so far (don't really know for sure).

I really like the game (presentation is second to none), but i do agree with some of the aspects he mentioned about the gameplays (especially the pointless stealth portions) Good score and great read.
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StifflerK  +   1427d ago
I've just finished Chapter 11 , so far it's great.

I liked the bar fight , the chase scenes and the burning chateaux level - that was ace.

And I really like what they've done with the puzzles , a big improvement over the previous games.

My only disappointment is the story (so far) - it feels like they're rushing through it without really explaining anything - but I still have a few chapters left so maybe it's too early for me to say that.
Oldman100  +   1427d ago
I'd have to agree with the reviewer on most of the issues pointed out in the review. It's an awesome game, just not as enjoyable to play as UC2.
DigitalRaptor  +   1423d ago
I'm done caring at this stage.
I've played the game. It's immense. Best action game I've played!

I agree that the story is a little rough around the edges, but everything else is done so well that it makes up for it and doesn't take me out of the moment!

Slightly better than UC2 - A solid 9.5/10 IMO, at least.
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