posted by shirahadori (VACAVILLE, CA) Oct 31, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
There are few things in the gaming industry nowadays that truly make you go "wow." This game is one of those things.
To start, the graphics look great. The game continues its tradition of seamlessly flowing from cutscene to gameplay, to in-game sequence. and sometimes you may not even realize you have control of the character, it does it that good. On top of that, the detail in the level design is stunning. Every level has some sort of theme to it, as Uncharted 2 did, and they are presented just as well, if not perhaps better.
Without spoiling anything, the story is rather intriquite this time around. While the main purpose is rather straightforward, there are many twists and turns that are unexpected, and it maintains that constant narrative that drives the single player campaign home for so many fans. The dialogue, particularly between Nate and Sully, is excellent. I found myself laughing all the time because the character relation has grown so strongly between the pair, which happens to be a major theme in this game. The story is doled out in a similar fashion as Uncharted 2, bit by bit, you are given with an intro and then head back into the past for some major backstory, and it works quite well to setup the game and what your main purpose will be, while leaving the experience completely in-tact for you to enjoy.
Now, onto gameplay; the melee system is by far the most advanced in the series with the inclusion of grenade triggering on enemies, using your weapon as a distraction, swinging with your weapon, leaping onto guys for instant knock-outs, and using the environment around you (such as a door, or an object). There are few moments of stuttering due to the new sensitivity engine that was put in, but for the most part it only adds to the experience isntead of hinder it. When rushing through corridors you won't just instantly turn, Nate may actually hit the wall and push off of it, which in turn helps add to the more realist nature.
posted by owengamer (EAST FALMOUTH, MA) Feb 18, 2012
Member since Feb 2009
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
This game has some of the best graphics I have ever seen, and a great storyline. It is very interactive with puzzles, gun fights, explosions, wall climbing, and more. Overall I was very pleased and I enjoyed it. The only complaint I had was that the puzzles were challenging at some parts of the game but it added to the difficulty which made me want to continue playing and try to figure it out.