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I don't mind cheating in Uncharted 3

Uncharted 3's taxing puzzles break the gamer's sense of immersion. "Cheating" is an acceptable solution.

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THR1LLHOUSE2442d ago

It kinda reminds me of one of the big cases in L.A. Noire...It's the end of your homocide beat, I believe (and that's all I'll say so I don't spoil such an awesome case), and if you take too long trying to solve a puzzle the game starts throwing hints at you, almost ruining the coolness of it. That bothered me a lot.

Of course, a detective does spend more time contemplating things than an Indiana Jones...so maybe that's why it's more excusable here?

StraightPath2442d ago

The story had few problems, I thought there was going to be some wierd vodo twist regrading talbot but nothing. No background to the villains really.

JBaby3432442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

I was glad there was no magical twist this time. The villains never really have fleshed out stories in the Uncharted series but for the most part enough details are given about their lives to get a sense of who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. Talbot was the only one I could have used more backstory on. I really enjoyed how they showed the history of Drake and Sully though.

On Topic: There is only one puzzle I had to cheat on *SPOILER ALERT* the one where you had to put the scepter in the the correct hole to complete the statue scene. I kept trying to align things with the one already there and that turned out not to be the point but through the wording I misunderstood what the point was.

NagaSotuva2442d ago

I already have the online guide bookmarked.

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banjadude2442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

"Funny", these same people complain that games are getting too easy. Seems like the nitpicking in Uncharted 3 will never end.

kneon2442d ago

Next we'll have people demanding that you should never be able to die in games as it ruins the immersion.

I didn't find that any of the puzzles affected the immersion or pacing of the game. I can't recall any puzzles that required being solved under duress, they were all in slow parts of the game so it didn't really matter if it took 1 minute or 1 hour. Unless of course all you care about is the gun fights, in which case you're playing the wrong game.

TheoreticalParticle2442d ago

I haven't played Uncharted 3, but I'm going to tell you that to everyone except for people trying to facetiously prove a point, that making a game difficult for the sake of making it difficult is an entirely different thing than making a game enjoyable and difficult.

Look at SNK's "Boss Syndrome", where the boss has amped up health, damage, and move execution speed. To all but a small minority, losing to a guy like that over and over is NOT FUN. It defeats the purpose of the game which is is supposed to, at the end of the day, be entertainment.

When people complain that games are too easy, they don't want a game that just kicks their ass for the sake of not being easy. They want an enjoyable challenge. They want something that taxes their abilities in a way that requires thought and an above-average level of skill to beat.

Whether or not Uncharted 3 does this, I cannot say, but being a blatant U3 fanboy and reduce the argument to "herp-derp, game's too hard, I thought games were too easy, herp-derp, amirite" doesn't actually help anything.

banjadude2442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

@ Theoretical

Well, this guy's rant isn't helping either, when he says he has to "cheat" b/c the puzzles were too difficult for him; others found the puzzles to be a fair challenge, and this article only fuels the [ceaseless] animosity/nitpicking towards Uncharted 3. That much, you cannot deny.

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