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This review is from: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Greatness from small beginnings is the phrase that starts out this story.
Uncharted 3 takes us to a whole new world of treasure hunting like never before. In this game, not only do you play as Drake, but as a young (child version) Drake as well. The story jumps back in time through out the game, where we learn how Drake and Sully met and become friends. A new woman is brought into the picture. This time, she's a former love interest of Sully and not Drake.
Rather than starting out the game in the middle of nowhere like Uncharted 2, this time you're in the heart of Europe in a British pub. But just as in past games, you are quickly jumping from location to location throughout the world. Each scene remarkably done and visually stunning.
On thing I really like that's different in the Uncharted 2 storyline is this time there's less issues with your team mates turning on you. In Uncharted 2, people on your team were often taking off, and you lost your allies as quickly as they joined you. In Uncharted 3, your team of 4 sticks with you and works together. Your not getting abandoned because you partner ran off with the bad guys, even if they were just pretending to be on their side.
The story is just as compelling as it has always been. Uncharted 3 plays out like a blockbuster movie, only you get to control the moves. Climbing, running, fighting and shooting your way through everything you can imagine, Uncharted 3 has managed to even out do their last game. As usual, while playing you also look for treasures throughout the game to collect. You have your journal again to help you solve puzzles as well.
Online game play is set up by using a pass code that's included in the games case. Once set up, you have game play options such as:
Three Team Deathmatch
Co-op Hunter Arena
The online game play benefited quite a bit from the open beta testing. The online matches are smoother and have less issues than there were months ago when they first opened the testing. I played quite a bit during that first month and can definitely see much more fluidity in the online game play movement versus how it was during beta.
This is not a game you will want to rush through. There is so much to see, treasure to collect and story behind it all.
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2011 3:09:29 PM PDT
Very informative and good review, after reading it it just makes me more impatient to play the game when it finally gets to my house. I'll probably replay the first and second games as well
just to get my dose of Drake action while I wait for this game.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 3:33:35 PM PDT
Very glad the review was helpful Rich. They managed to make Uncharted 3 even better than the second one, but still keeping everything that was great about Uncharted 2 in it as well.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 9:51:55 AM PST
The Accidental Druggist says:
Is this game a third-person shooter or something else entirely?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 1:01:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2011 10:10:36 PM PST
Yes, online game play is a 3rd person shooter. Your view of the screen is that of looking over the shoulder of your character as your shoot, throw grenades of melee. The way you play is similar to Army of Two: The 40th Day. The variety of weapons and attachments are not as extensive as first person shooter like Call of Duty series, but it's still entertaining.
The story mode of the game is also viewed in 3rd person, but is not quite as entirely centered around shooting as the online multi player mode. While there is definitely plenty, there are a lot of other objective type things going on as well. If you can envision a video game made to play out like an Indiana Jones movie, that would be the Uncharted series.
Posted on Nov 15, 2011 8:14:28 PM PST
Thanks for this great review, Angela. This game is on my son's Christmas list and I'm glad to know it's such an amazing game.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 8:49:45 PM PST
So glad you liked it Terry! It's a great game and I'm sure he'll love it.
Posted on Dec 25, 2011 12:01:26 PM PST
Great review but total spoiler for Uncharted 2!
Posted on Mar 14, 2012 12:06:59 PM PDT
James Aboud says:
This review fails to mention that thousands of buyers complain (and have been complaining from release in 2011 to March 2012) that UC3 causes their PS3 game console to crash. There is no solution. Naughty Dog and Sony have done nothing, not even offered an apology or a recall, or a bloody refund. I am sickened by all the time I've spent trying to solve this. Buyer beware!!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2012 7:23:49 PM PDT
I'm sorry to hear you ran into crashing issues, but I didn't include anything about crashing in my review because even after playing it extensively, I've never had it crash my PS3 or talked to anyone in game who has said anything about the game ever crashing their system.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 2:32:43 PM PDT
James Aboud says:
I'm happy that you didn't encounter the problems that so many have experienced.
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