The Uncharted series was a point of inspiration for BioShock Infinite, says creator Ken Levine – particularly in its fusion of writing and acting.
Uncharted should inspire all games.
Not all games are action/adventure games. So how could Uncharted inspire say...a racing game?
Quality and dedication to detail.
@ZombieAssassin That's not really exclusive to Uncharted 3 though. I think what LOGICWINS means, is what can Uncharted 3 specifically inspire in a racing game? Maybe cinematic races, sort of like Motorstorm Apocalypse?
How can Uncharted inspire a racing game? UNCARTED!!!!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN ND :)
Do us a favor and name one other game with Uncharted 3's production values.
inveni0 Vickers was just interpreting what he thought Logicwins was trying to say. Your argument is with Logicwins. All Vickers really said is that there are other quality games out there. and to answer your question inveni0 is no game has surpassed uncharted's production value. Arkham City is right there with them though.
lol, it's funny because at the game designing school I'm studying we had exactly an exercise like that^^
@inveni0 God of War 3. And jesus christ, all I said was that Uncharted 3 isn't the only quality game with dedication to detail. If you honestly believe it is, then sorry, but you're either an idiot, or you haven't played very many games. Having good production values isn't something that is exclusive to Uncharted 3. Uncharted 3 didn't invent good production values, and while they are probably the best out there right now, they aren't LIGHT YEARS ahead of something like God of War 3's production values and cinematic gameplay. What I was saying that Uncharted 3 could specifically inspire in a racing game, was something like Motorstorm Apocalypse has: high production values and a very cinematic experience whilst driving on a track that's constantly changing (like motorstorm apocalypse). High production values by themselves can be inspired from any game that has high production values (metal gear solid 4, god of war 3, etc).
I love Uncharted.... I also love a certain other game if you get the name
Batman Arkham City said hello to Uncharted. Batman Arkham City has surpassed Uncharted series with one game.
No it hasn't...and to the guys above on about linearity....gears is crazy linear.
Uncharted 2 set a new standard in story telling. Now everyone wants to achieve the same level. This like the new Tom Raider game want to achieve the same level of story telling and for gamers like us is going to be awesome...
"Uncharted 2 set a new standard in story telling." And quickly dethroned by Mass Effect 2. What Uncharted 2 excelled at was more about pacing(conversations between characters flow naturally) than actual storytelling. Uncharted stories are good, but not as deep as that of ME2...or even other PS3 exclusives like Yakuza 4.
That's his opinion, but I don't find the UC series stories on the level of Bioshock or MGS, it's not even close. But I do think the delivery of the dialogue is one of the best, if not the best, in doing its purpose in story telling. Plot =/= storytelling
The ME2 story wasn't particularly deep, and adding lots of side missions that have little to no impact doesn't make it deep either. The main story is pretty straight forward but they add in lots of filler missions to make it seem bigger. And it was at least as linear as Uncharted. You can pick which mission to do next but almost every mission is incredibly linear.
"The ME2 story wasn't particularly deep" ....bahahahaha!
If it was dethroned by ME2 then why didn't he use it for inspiration since it's so much better?........... Because it not, there is your logic sir!
wii U mad?! Uncharted 2's storytelling is so integrated in every element & facet of the game. IMHO Mass Effect 2's story telling in my opinion is too boring compared to Uncharted 2 witty & humorous dialogue type story telling-that is how they did it during game play and cut scenes. There is no accounting for taste, but ME2 story telling is for book worm nerds because it took itself to seriously. In Uncharted 2 we got the plot so easily via character interaction. In fact I have reason to believe Portal 2's humorous feel was inspired by Uncharted 2. "Well, it’s mainly about the way Naughty Dog are able to fuse writing with great acting to create subtle, believable characters." - Kevin Levine
Mass Effect 2 was not really a great story.... but it was great characterization, and the fact the choices you made had a greater effect. To me Uncharted has a better story... I mean after Uncharted 3 I started learning about T.E Lawrence in world history.... And Last year I did a project based on Marco Polo I mean... I learned stuff from Uncharted Not about the Reapers and the Proteans...
Portal 2 did not get humor from uncharted, im sure they got it from portal 1. And they already infused humor in prior games such as team fortress. Uncharted has become the tim tebow of videogames, you cant even discuss it without rampant disagrees. And everyone thinks it invented everything. I mean theres a ton of people that think tomb raider is ripping off uncharted in another thread. I love uncharted much like most people but, man they werent kidding when they say "love is blind".
O wow UC2 never set a bar for story telling unless that bar has been set so low due to lack of good story games most people had been play for YEARS. I played it and it wasnt even close to bar setting status.
Uncharted series has inspired devs to develop more cinematic experiences. However I think that no one has top them because of the brilliant way they tackle down a story same thing goes for irrational games. Bioshock was a unique gem that brought a fiction atmosphere to life. Can't wait for infinte !!!! (Excluding Drake deception)
O.o Que??? Lol
What's wrong with drakes deception?
Don't think it tackled the story as smart as Among thieves did. In fact to this day don't even see how the quest for the lost city was brought up. From what I got from the story was that Nathan was just curious about the expedition that sir Francis went through and why he took longer than what he should have. -_- where as among thieves. Drake is ask by his friend (flynn) to brake into a museum in order to retrieve and artifact that his client is looking for. Drake finds out about lost treasure helps him, gets betrayed and well the rest is history :) The whole first half of the game was a flashback that was done geniusely not like the 20 min. Flash back that occured in Drake deception which just showed how sully MET Drake. @ logicwins Among thieves does have your typical action story but its just told in an amazing way through the characters that you grow to love as the game progresses. Good set pieces, great character development, typical movie clitches, phenomenal voice action puts it above most games out there. It's just the whole package. Mass effect has a good story that's deep but it lacks the other things that the uncharted series has.
@dboyc310: dude I don't think you were paying attention lol. Thats why they were in the library at the beginning , when they got T.E Lawrence notebook, and found out the secret to Drake's voyage to the Atlantis of the desert
I didn't even see it being about Iram as much as it was legacy. Drake was struggling with who he was based on who he wanted to be, putting importance in names and trinkets. It wasn't until the end that he realized that it is the actions of oneself as well as the people in our lives that drive the concept of identify, not the name we have. Marlow is what guided him to iram, his "pride" to stop her is what drove him, he would have followed her anywhere. I have to say I like UC3 more than UC2 because it was a deeper story, not about a hero stopping the "bad guy," but what makes a man really a man.
I love how people have different takes on the story, people say its linear but yet people are still managing to have different experiences. It's such a great series, my favourite since back I played the first 4 sonic games.
@dboy... What?! I understood the story just fine, I don't know how you didn't. It was my favorite story so far. For me it goes Uc3 > Uc1 >Uc2. Uc2 had a great story but I think it took too long to take off compared to 1 & 3.
96 META CRITIC, SPIKE GOTY plus hundreds more, and the fact that until this day people/journalist and even devs still talk about it just goes to show how Among Thieves is the pinnacle of the series. Where is all the rave about Drake deception O.o because I truly don't see it.
You can twist logic to favor your opinion anyway you want but hiding behind a metacritic number is foolish. In case you haven't noticed Uc3 has 100+ perfect reviews, just as many as Uc2. In fact if you had bothered to read the reviews a lot of them said Uc3 was the best Uncharted yet but rated it lower. As for goty awards, Uc3 won gametrailer's goty while Uc2 did not.
dboy are you being serious or are you just trolling lol.
I felt much more interested in uc3's story than uc2, and I agree that while uc2 had much better gameplay, the story in 1 felt more intriguing. The story is subjective though and all three are good enough that there will be many differences in opinion. Technically uncharted 3 is superior to the others.
@Thatguy - Soooo I speak for all gamers now, huh? You give me too much credit. Their award mattered as much as the Spike's GOTY award which is really zip. I don't consider either to matter any and I just put that in there since he thought talking about Spike somehow made everyone in the world agreeing with him(LOL). You can disagree with the facts all you want but it's true what I said. I find it funny how you try to attack one thing I said but not the real meat of the discussion. It happened all last year actually. LBP2, Resistance 3, Gears 3, Uncharted 3 all were claimed as "best of the series" by many reviews yet they got scored lower. So the number really means squat when dealing with which was more well received by critics.
I think someone didn't play Drakes deception ;)
That's because Uncharted 2 was the game that defined this generation and really changed both the players and dev visions of what can be done in a game, in storytelling, character development, cinematic set pieces, visual polish, etc...
employed Nolan North-wannabe Troy Baker in the lead role then.
I'm sure nobody wants every game to be exactly like Uncharted. People complain that FF 13 was too linear, but they're fine with Uncharted being linear because it's a different type of experience. Nobody wants every aspect of Uncharted to be copied, just the aspects that are universally desired, such as attention to detail and good animations. I would want for the Elder Scrolls series to have animations as fluid and realistic as those found in the Uncharted series. Even The Witcher 2 had far better animations than Skyrim. And one thing I hate about Uncharted is that in order to solve the puzzles, all I have to do is open up the diary and look on the designated pages for the answer. The clues are already in the diary without me as the player doing anything to acquire them.
Should be a good game then. inFamous 2 was also inspired by Uncharted. Devs had mentioned a number of times how they held U2 as the bar for delivering their own game. inFamous 2 kicked ass
Uncharted has dialogue, acting, and cinematic quality. But there's always been that disconnect between story and game. It felt more like an interactive movie at points. Games like Bioshock and Half Life 2 master the gameplay / story mix perfectly. Bioshock Infinite looks to do better, without the crutch of the "silent protagonist".
at this rate, we might just end up watching a movie instead of playing games. When i play UC3, it just remind me of so many movies (Indian Jones the last crusade, mummies, even titanic, etc....). UC is a great game and some developers can learn a thing or two from it (particularly the details), but ND can also learn from other developers as well (particularly the shooting mechanic). UC is not a game that end all games. @bioshocking ME is a made up scifi.....u really think they exist? ND got some work cut out for them with UC series. It is easier to make a more relatable/believable/engaging story based on some real event/character than some made up story. Not everyone can make people think Jedi do exist like George Lucas did with Star War.
I wouldn't even really consider UC 3 a "game" in the traditional sense. Hell, ND are out to redefine the term and craft an "experience" as opposed to a create something that you "beat." I say power to them. I do not want every title to be like UC though, I like my Skyrim and Fallouts.
Uncharted is like playing a fun movie.
Actually the first Bioshock is one of the best games in terms of story, mood, immersiveness and gameplay. It was an absolutely gripping experience that has not been matched by any subsequent games this gen. If Infinite can replicate that, it will be a success beyond the cinematics of Uncharted.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.