Uncharted 3 might have more in common with the Crystal Skull. See Stu Horvath on Unwinnable.
"Drake’s Deception certainly looks good, but it takes a long time before the settings inspire the jaw to drop." i loled. Just from the beginning it's kicking hard.
"Unwinnable" who ? :) more than 30 10/10, enough said...
I agree that the beginning of U3 wasn't as exciting as U2's beginning. But was it meant to be? Uncharted 1 started with a simple conversation between Sully, Nate and Elena. And that was a good beginning too. They dont need to be exciting and action pacled to be good introductions. I'm not afraid to admit I liked U2 more than U3. But I wouldn't call U3 worthy of only a 3/5. The only problem I had was with some glitches (did anyone else have the problem of the water randomly turning pink in the boat level?) but they are only minor issues that will be fixed with the patch. I think Naughty Dog mentioned being disappointed that the game was rushed out for the holiday season.
As a fan of the first 2 games, i thought uncharted 3 was a let down.. Good graphics alone cant make up for a badly written story with bad character devolopment
The character development of the main antagonist was awful. There didn't seem to be a strong motive at all. And what was the relationship between her the other bad guy? Business or more? The main heroes relationships were done well though. Would have liked to have seen some boss battles too. 2 had a fun boss battle and 1's ending was really good too. The sections leading up to the end of 3 is good fun (and hard) but there is no climactic conclusion. The multiplayer is brilliant though, which I am surprised about cos I didn't get into 2's at all. Gonna go play some now.
I agree and disagree with you. I thought the villain character development is the only place the story was lacking but the backstory of Drake and Sully made up for it. In the end the villains' motive is the same as always, POWER. I thought the end was well done. Different than UC2 but still good. I would go into details on that but don't want to give anything away. I still suck at Uncharted's version on MP. I have to stick to more tactical games instead of run and gun.
@ Jbaby What back story ? The only thing the game showed us is how they met and that's it .people use that flash back as if it gave us a big background story to there relationship.
@dboy: But that's just it. They showed us how they met and from there we know Sully improved Drake's skills and taught him some tricks through the years, as he said he would, and the two worked together since their initial meeting but as Drake grew up they began doing solo projects. They always came back to eachother and the other was there when they were needed. We get other clues throughout the series such as the bar maid in Lima and the string of business deals gone south for Sully from UC1 and other mentions of deals and saving eachother both in UC2 and UC3. **SPOILER ALERT** We learn in UC3 that Drake and Elena were married but that Drake couldn't handle that kind of life/commitment and Sully mentions that he has always been that way and no doubt it has to do with his lack of proper parenting and always being on the go with Sully. It's not hard to figure she isn't the first girl Drake has run out on. The history is there not only in cutscenes but also in dialog throughout the games. There could be more background but that's true for everything. So in summation I would have liked more backstory on the villains but Drake's and Sully's was well-done in my opinion. But I know opinions vary.
Loved how uncharted 2 started then we got to play the game which lead us to see what got Drake into that train crash :) the campaign on among thieves was done in a smart and witty way which makes me prefer it over Drakes deception.
'I lost count of the number of times he would leap to the center of a group of gun-toting enemies when I was desperately trying to get him to snap to cover.' Might I suggest pressing 'O' instead of 'X' I know it's difficult but there's nothing you can't achieve if you put your mind to it
We've all made that type of mistake in a game, hitting the wrong button at the wrong time, but for a reviewer to put that in his review as a complaint against the game is truly laughable.
Agreed. And I think another reviewer who didn't give U3 an amazing score also mentioned it. Haven't played it yet but surely the controls aren't that mind boggling?
A gaming website called Unwinnable. Talk about credibility.
I'm not quite sure how to react to this review, other than to exclaim "WHAT?". Yeah, 3/5 if you miss the Deception element of the plot, try to snap to cover by pressing 'X' rather than 'O', fail to be impressed by visuals Stevie Wonder would gawp at, and totally discount the game's multiplayer mode - which, by the way, is brilliant... Make an appointment with the doctor Stu Horvath; your brain's failing you.
He just compared Uncharted 3 to Indiana Jones 4, not sure if serious....
what do you expect from a reviewer who can't even differentiate X from O?
Maybe it was the Japanese thing where they're switched in their function and he was confused. Problem solved, 5/5
bullshit this game is a masterpiece,this is how a game should be made,3 out of 5 my arse
Ive played it & I know this game isnt a masterpeice lol.. The story.. and especialy the character devolopment is awfull, yeah it's got good graphics & alot of mindless action but than dosnt make a game a masterpeice in my opinion
It seems people are jumping on the 'let's score a game lower for hit's and giggles bandwagon.
Its quite pathetic honestly. And it seems like more obscure websites are doing it. With all the traffic and hits that came with A.V club and eurogamer scores, more websites are going to vouch for that same level. Award a low score to a high profile game and watch the website traffic floodgates open.
They're are not doing it for hits. I fact its already established that it didn't live up to the high expectations people had for it. No one is saying its a bad game but it just didn't surpass its predecessors like many thought it would. Character development stinked and the whole story finishes with so many unexplained things. Among thieves is a better single player game IMO. I'm expecting Batman to win this year GOTY at spikes. I think the only reason uncharted was nominated is because its the sequal to uncharted 2 which was highly praise
'I fact its already established that it didn't live up to the high expectations people had for it' You're joking right? Perfect 10's across multiple websites with some sites giving Uncharted 3 a higher score than it's predecessors. If anything it has met expectations perfection. It may not have scored higher than Uncharted 2 on Metacritic but it's certainly lived up to expectations. You know something is up when the only few websites to score the game lower are the ones seeking more members and attention. The A.V Club did exactly the same thing when Uncharted 1 was released, it's attention seeking at it's worst.
@cynical It has gotten a lot more 9's and 9.5 than perfect scores. If you think that it has recieved more 10's than among thieves then your just a uncharted fanboy which I won't bother to argue with you after this message.
He doesn't give too many reasons as to why he scored it so low besides the fact he can't work out simple controls, he didn't like the story and only the last couple of sections blew him away graphically. Harsh review.
Controls, story and graphics. What else is there to discuss other than box art?
just wanted to comment on your Avatar... all time best game in the history of mankind for a 9 year old in the 90's. edit: in case it wasn't obvious I'm referring to Old McGroin's pic.
Not buying it. I am sure it is worth a high score then what I have heard from gamers and seen so far. I can believe the UC3 isn't better then U2 but 4s and 5s and 7s? No. Not when the the more professional and well known sites give it at least an 8.5. Sorry not buying it. Your going to have to do more then a few cheap shots at UC3 from unknown websites and blogs to convince me
Man, if you don't have the skills to beat a game, don't review it. I wouldn't review something like "Tetris" because I suck at it. Also I hate it (probably cuz I suck at it).
Sounds like everyone is jumping on the Tom Chick wagon.
This review is close too bang on, I feel like the story was terrible & a safe bet too please action hungry gamers.. So many plot holes & repetative gameplay sequances.. & the boat didnt relate too the story what so ever. I aint gunna trust IGN anymore uncharted 3 is not a 10/10 game simply cause the story is rubbish & the gameplay much more tedious than the last 2
u sure you played Uncharted 3? I don't think so!
Yes I'm sure.. I completed it a day before release, Im a huge fan of the last 2.. Im a sony fan but man enough too admit uncharted 3's story was weak in comparison too the last 2.. In no way did uc3 wrap up the franchise.. They killed of flinn & chloe after he broke his leg.. The love story between elana and drake felt almost non exsistant.. and alot of the gameplay mechanics felt old.. chapter 3 (young drake) & the scene were drake is drugged were the only memrorable parts for me..
..uh don't you mean Cutter? Flynn was killed off in the second. The 'love story' felt non-existant? Hmmmmm....seemed pretty plausible to me.
I mostly agree with you post. I LOVED UC2 and was greatly engrossed in the story, hook line and sinker. In relation to the whole trilogy I personally rank the games as: UC2 - UC3 - UC1. Oh... its funny you mentioned the ship level in UC3. It's probably one of my most favorite sections in the whole series. BUT, I do agree with you that the ship level had almost nothing to do with the core story whats so ever. When I talked with my brother and stated the same thing about that stage he was reluctant but did admit it was not a crucial part story-wise. edit: spelling
Well...if you really paid attention, there was a reason for him to be on the ship...I won't state it because of a spoiler issue, but its not like its there for no reason at all.
spoiler***** I know he was tricked into saving Sully, but overall the scene, from a story standpoint, was not really needed. end Spoiler***** Compared to other parts in the story, it felt the most detached. But it was the best gameplay level in the whole series. As a matter of fact that may be the main reason that level and included... not so much for story elements but for gameplay reasons. If that is the case then I can understand why.
everyone listen to christoph the troll, hes a real expert on gaming. go back under the bridge.
I'm a troll because i feel passionate about a franchise I care about and the gaming review system..? No.
The more I shouldn't give a damn about gaming journalism..
U fans r stupid always gota down grade 1 of the greatest games ever 10/10 for me
Your spelling and grammar is amazing.
Meh, honestly who cares. Its his opinion. If you like the game than get it, regardless of how someone reviewed it. :/ However with that said some of the things he was commenting on seemed a little ridiculous.
I give it a 9.5/10 only because of the psn pass, and lack of single player store for tweaks and no cut scene gallery. I find it difficult for people thinking the story or gameplay is bad, or simply not great. Sure, there are little bits of the story that aren't explained fully, or at all, but its excused for some awesome set pieces, especially the ship, and I loved the desert sequence.
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